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Planning a Twenty-one Day Itinerary  

Mr. Smith and Mr. Silcox have put together this research guide to assist you in planning and writing your day-by-day account of your trip.
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Getting Started

As you choose your destination and begin planning your itinerary, you should research in the following areas:

  • history--ancient and modern
  • government
  • current events
  • population, people, languages, ethnic groups
  • religion
  • geography, climate, and maps
  • economy, money exchange
  • education
  • wildlife
  • places of interest, recommended reading, guidebooks
  • health, medical requirements
  • artists, musicians
  • shopping, reasonable gifts
  • transportation to and from and within
  • lodging, camping, hostels
  • food and entertainment
  • topics of overall interest, people to meet

Books in the Green Library and Beyond

You will want to consult The Lonely Planet travel books [REF 910 TRA], as well as their web pages.

Also check out the Let's Go student travel guides.


Navigating and Planning for a Trip Abroad



Look for the country which you are considering.  If there is information on specific cities in that country, then you can select your specific site.  Each area includes information that you will want to know as a world traveller.

If you need broad information, especially geographical information about a specific country, consult the database Maps A to Z Online

Don't forget to browse the list of Online Resources available in the Green Library for the information you need.

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