Help Exchange (HelpX) is an online listing of host organic farms, non-organic farms, farmstays, homestays, ranches, lodges, B&Bs, backpackers hostels and even sailing boats who invite volunteer helpers to stay with them short-term in exchange for food and accommodation. www.helpx.net
ComeBackAlive.com is the site of author and adventurer Robert Young Pelton. His site provides insights and advice about the world’s most dangerous places, all with a dash of humor. comebackalive.com
UrbanRail.Net is a directory of metro, subway, and urban rail transit systems around the world. The site features a general overview of each city’s metro system and links you to other relevant sites. www.urbanrail.net
Holiday Pad is a holiday ideas blog that showcases unusual, wonderful and sometimes weird ideas for a holiday. Listing examples include houseboats, converted chateau’s, underwater hotels, tree houses, and beach huts. www.holidaypad.net
Not For Tourists is a series of guides to major cities around the world. They feature things to do in each city, from the tucked away bars and restaurants, to useful local stores and other curious sites that are overlooked by conventional guide books. www.notfortourists.com
AFerry.com is the world’s largest online ferry ticket distribution network providing the ability to book over 80 major European ferry operators, and over 1200 ferry routes throughout the UK, France, Spain, Ireland, Holland, the Mediterranean and the rest of Europe. www.aferry.com
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