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Dick's Travel Tips and Links

Over the last 15 years I have had the opportunity to ride throughout the US as well as in Europe, South America, and Asia. This page includes a number of links I have found useful in my planning that might be helpful for others who are in the planning phase for a trip.

I have often thought about leading a trip or two, but for now I'm going to leave it at planning support. I'm hoping to add to this particualr page as time goes along and would appreciate knowing what might make it more useful for you, as well as suggestions as to other websites you think would be helpful to others in their planning. Send me an email with ideas or questions. --- Dick

PS Those with a banner ad will send a rebate my way if you click through to book from here  (your costs are the same as if you went to their site directly - just like Google ads). The others are personal favorites and recommendations from readers.

Looking for a place to go? Or a critique on a company you are thinking about using?

Planning support for the "do it yourself-er".

Tour companies that I have used or have been recommended by readers. Even if you don't book a tour, the online sites are full of ideas. Both areas and routes as well as timing (they generally book thier tours when the weather is at its best). And as you may have noticed, as I live in Seattle there are more NW options than for other areas of the country.


Time to book ? Here are two "one stop shopping" sites we all recognize -- plane, rooms, the works -- and another that specializes in international travel. More international flights than any other website!


  • A few others that can be helpful in providing other options - last minute deals, international travel, and book a place to stay.

    Welcome to The best flights deals all in one place Southwest Airlines Vacations no one deals like we do!

    Alternatives to a hotel - and a great source for reviews on accomodations.

    Ground transportation - Cars, trains

    Rail passes and tickets from

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    NEW - Fastrider 120x60 REI Gift Center

    Questions on content or suggestions to improve this page are appreciated.

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