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Research Center: Travel

Reservations and Accomodations | Destinations | Getting There | Travel Advisories | Public Transportation | Learning the language

Reservations and Accomodations


Ticketing and reservation site for flights, hotel accommodations, and rental cars. Check the latest travel forecasts and airport reports or even perform a currency conversion through its "Guides and Advice" link. There are also traveler's reviews of hotels and cruises.


Sponsored by Microsoft, this easy-to-use travel service includes sections on travel and hotel reservations, condo and home rentals, vacation packages, airport information, and weather.


Orbitz is an online travel company offering leisure and business travelers a wide selection of low airfares, as well as deals on lodging, car rentals, cruises, vacation packages and other travel. The site was created to address consumers' need for an unbiased, comprehensive display of fares and rates in a single location.


Online travel service which allows users to "name their own price" for reservations and get discounts on flights, hotels, rental cars and more.

Go Pet Friendly

Hotels, restaurants, campgrounds and activities that welcome your four-legged family members.



Fodor's travel site covers over 100 cities worldwide with information on where to stay, eating out (including restaurant reviews) , and activities, pleasures, and sights to make your trip a memorable one.


This site features a budget travel article of the day, alternative vacation ideas, and tips and resources for travelers. Don't miss the Lifestyles and Interests links, with info for young, senior, vegetarian, and other categories of travelers.

Lonely Planet

The cultural and environmental information and off the beaten track activity guide make this travel site worth visiting.

Getting There

Google Maps

Door to door driving directions and maps to get you anywhere you need to go.

National Traffic and Road Closure Information

Use this site from the Federal Highway Administration to route yourself around potential trouble spots. Search by U.S. state or Canadian province and type of road to see a general synopsis of road repair projects, including projected completion dates. Updated monthly.

PennDOT Traveler Information

Information on regional traffic and road conditions, as well as construction updates.

New Jersey Commuter Information

Information on regional traffic and road conditions, as well as construction updates.

Travel Advisories

U.S. Department of State

Includes services provided by the US State Department such as passports, visas, travel warnings, and foreign currency exchange rates.

CDC Traveler's Health

Vaccination requirements, disease outbreaks, country health information, and much more. From the National Center for Infectious Diseases, Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.

Public Transportation

New Jersey Transit

Updated bus and rail schedules.


Rail line with service between Southern New Jersey and Center City Philadelphia


Transit authority for Philadelphia and the surrounding areas. Includes schedules, fares, and information.


Official site includes schedules, fares, promotions, and reservations.

Learning the language

Rocket Languages

The site features interactive audio language and culture lessons for 11 foreign languages, as well as games and tests to track your progress. There are also language specific community areas so that you can connect with other students. Free registration is required.
At-home accessIn-Library access

BBC Languages

Free audio/video in seven major languages, plus "Quick Fixes" in 40 languages.

Byki Express

Byki Express offers free software downloads and practice flashcards for 64 different languages.


LiveMocha is the world's largest online community for language learners, with free lessons and a global community to help you learn a new language. The site currently has lessons for 38 languages.