Travel Resources

Link to all your travel needs.

 Air Travel

  • Expedia: Plan a trip, book cheap airfares, purchase airline tickets, make hotel reservations, and find vacation packages, car rental & cruise deals.
  • GaryChicago International Airport
  • Kayak.com: Find and book cheap flights, hotels, vacations and rental cars with Kayak.com. Hotel, flight and travel deals. Search hundreds of travel sites at once.
  • Midway Internationl Airport
  • Orbitz: Book cheap airline tickets, hotel reservations, car rentals, vacations and travel deals.
  • O'Hare International Airport
  • Priceline: Get deep discounts on hotels, flights, rental cars, vacations and cruises. Exclusive travel deals you won't find anywhere else.
  • Travelocity: Book travel for less with specials on cheap airline tickets, hotels, cruises, car rentals, and flights.

 

Maps & Directions

  • Google Maps: Find local businesses, view maps and get driving directions.
  • MapQuest: For driving directions and maps. See local traffic and road conditions, find nearby businesses and restaurants, plus explore street maps.
  • Rand McNally: Get online driving directions from Rand McNally. Download maps, plan trips and vacations, and view our travel guides and videos.
  • Yahoo Maps: Yahoo! Maps, Driving Directions, Satellite View and Traffic. Rated the best online mapping experience. 

 Ground Travel

  • Amtrak: Official site includes schedules, fares, promotions, and reservations.
  • CTA: Information about CTA bus and train service. Stay up-to-date with our system status and alert system; plan your trip with our built-in trip planner.
  • Illinois Department of Transportation: The official site of the department. Includes information on construction projects and information about doing business with the department.
  • Illinois Tollway Authority: Information on the system, including the I-Pass electronic toll collection system.
  • Metra: Northeast Illinois commuter rail system. Overview of services plus maps, schedules, fares, ticket information, on-line ticketing, regional travel guide.
  • Pace Bus: Pace Suburban Bus Service of the RTA is the local public transportation agency for the Chicago area suburbs.
  • River Valley Metro
  • RvRentalsGuide.com: online resource for beginners interested in renting an RV, motorhome, or travel trailer. Discusses everything there is to know about renting an RV for the first time: the various types of RVs on the road, license requirements, planning a trip, and more!

 Lodging

  • Expedia: Plan a trip, book cheap airfares, purchase airline tickets, make hotel reservations, and find vacation packages, car rental & cruise deals.
  • Kayak.com: Find and book cheap flights, hotels, vacations and rental cars with Kayak.com. Hotel, flight and travel deals. Search hundreds of travel sites at once.
  • Online Hotels: Choose from luxury to cheap, B&B to 5 star hotels.
  • Orbitz : Book cheap airline tickets, hotel reservations, car rentals, vacations and travel deals.
  • Priceline: Get deep discounts on hotels, flights, rental cars, vacations and cruises. Exclusive travel deals you won't find anywhere else.
  • Travelocity: Book travel for less with specials on cheap airline tickets, hotels, cruises, car rentals, and flights.

 Travel Reviews & Recommendations

  • Fodor's Travel Guides: Read Fodor's reviews to find the best travel destinations, hotels and restaurants. Plan your trip online with Fodor's.
  • Frommer's Travel Guides: Brings you cheap airfares, bargain rate cruises, discounted hotel rooms, budget car rentals and money-saving advice.
  • LocalHikes: See pictures, topo maps, elevation profiles, and ratings for great day hikes and hiking trails near U.S. Metropolitan Areas.
  • Lonely Planet Guide: Travel advice and information on destinations from around the world.
  • TripAdvisor: Hotel reviews, photos and travel advice for hotels and vacations.
  • Uptake: Search travel sites throughout the United States and International destinations.
  • Virtual Tourist: Insider travel tips, reviews and photos posted by real travelers on over 72000 travel destinations.
  • Yelp: User Reviews and Recommendations of Top Restaurants, Shopping, Nightlife, Entertainment, Services and more.