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Established in 1997, Travel Notes™ is more than just a travel directory.

This is the original, Online Guide to Travel.

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Having travelled for most of his life, Michel set up to help other travellers and virtual tourists discover more about the world we live in.

How It All Started

As a freelance photo-journalist, Michel had numerous travel articles and photographs published and syndicated around the world in traditional media and moved into the Internet medium; after his second visit to China and Vietnam, back in 1996.

This was the time of Geocites and Michel, known as magun, created a Network of Travellers; bringing budget travellers from various newsgroups together, to link their websites through a number of travel-related webrings and banner exchanges.

Those were the days. But things started to move fast. was founded in 1997, to ambitiously cover every country in the world; and soon followed, to expand on the travel artices section at Travel Notes.

Michel has now visited some 120 countries, but publishing the book may have to wait, as next up is filming and editing Travel Videos.

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There is no corporate budget here, so it's basically just Michel's love of travel, meeting new people and spending long hours at a computer screen that keeps Travel Notes going.

A little something in the tip jar always helps.

The Travel Notes Mission

The Travel Notes Online Guide to Travel aims to help visitors plan their travels with country travel guides, local tourist information, reviewed web sites, regular travel articles and suggestions of things to do.

With every country in the world covered on Travel Notes™, Michel hopes to provide travellers with the destination information they need and makes a concerted effort to link to other travel websites; for deeper coverage of travel destinations.

Airlines, Airports, Holidays and Festivals:
Travel Notes™ also has a section on Airlines and Airports as well as a Calendar of Events and Public Holidays around the world; to aid you in your travel planning.

Safaris, Skiing, Language Learning, Picture Personals:
You'll also find directories on Safaris and Skiing, Language Learning and even a Photo Personals section - for those who travel for romance.

Searching For Hotels Online

A powerful hotel engine provides a wide selection of hotel accommodations throughout the world.

This technology connects directly to the central reservations systems of hotels worldwide, resulting in better rate and room descriptions, and in many cases, a greater variety of rates. This arrangement translates into considerable savings.

The hotel-booking engine is powered by World Choice Travel (WCT).

WCT is a member of the ASTA (American Society of Travel Agents) and IATAN (International Airlines Travel Agent Network).

WCT is also registered as a seller of travel with the State of Florida - Fla. Seller of Travel Reg. No. ST34200.

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Travel Notes™ - Updating The Online Guide to Travel

Having travelled to many countries in the world, Michel knows there's always more travel information to add to Travel Notes™, to keep the travel guide at the cutting edge.

He tries hard to keep the online guide to travel as up to date and on the case as it can be, but can't be everywhere at once.

While travelling around the world, visitors to Travel Notes™ can also help to keep the Online Guide to Travel current by sending in travel tips and tourist information through the Travel Notes™ submissions form.

Michel also listens to feedback from website visitors and tries to incorporate suggestions into Travel Notes™ as he continues to expand and update the Online Guide to Travel; to keep it fresh, informative and relevant to travellers.

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Connecting travel writers and photographers with the travel and tourism industry!

If you're involved with travel, writing, photography, public relations, destination promotion, hospitality or guided tours - we're involved with you.

Share travel tips, comment on recent travel articles, or just tell everyone about your latest travel plans.

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Submissions are welcome from Travel Writers who would like to showcase their work on Travel Notes™ and help readers learn more about the world of travel.

Travel Notes™ has long been producing original travel content in the form of regular, illustrated travel articles about favourite travel destinations and colourful festivals taking place around the world.

Travel Notes™ - Hosting Travel Websites

For those who have a business related to travel but don't have a web presence, or have a free-domain URL that they're not proud to show off to customers, Michel can help with your hosting on Travel Notes™.

Travel Notes™ - Acknowledgements

Support Travel Notes

Thank-you for taking the time to visit the website and find out more about Travel Notes™.

This online guide to travel would not be what is today without its visitors and contributors.

You can help Travel Notes™ continue to grow by visiting often, linking to the site, recommending Travel Notes™ to your friends and maybe even contributing to the Online Guide to Travel yourself.

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Travel Notes Country Index

Afghanistan, Albania, Algeria, America, Andorra, Angola, Anguilla, Antigua & Barbuda, Argentina, Armenia, Aruba, Australia, Austria, Azerbaijan.

Bahamas, Bahrain, Bangladesh, Barbados, Belarus, Belgium, Belize, Benin, Bermuda, Bhutan, Bolivia, Bosnia, Botswana, Brazil, British Virgin Islands, Brunei, Bulgaria, Burkina Faso, Burma, Burundi.

Cambodia, Cameroon, Canada, Cape Verde, Cayman Islands, Cen. Afr. Republic, Chad, Chile, China, Colombia, Comoros, Congo, Cook Islands, Costa Rica, Croatia, Cuba, Cyprus, Czech Rep.

Dem. Rep. of Congo, Denmark, Djibouti, Dominica, Dominican Republic, Dutch Antilles.

East Timor, Ecuador, Egypt, El Salvador, England, Equatorial Guinea, Eritrea, Estonia, Ethiopia.

Falkland Islands, Faroe Islands, Fiji, Finland, France, French Guiana, French Polynesia.

Gabon, Gambia, Georgia, Germany, Ghana, Gibraltar, Great Britain, Greece, Greenland, Grenada, Grenadines, Guadeloupe, Guam, Guatemala, Guinea, Guinea Bissau, Guyana.

Haiti, Holland, Holy See, Honduras, Hong Kong, Hungary.

Iceland, India, Indonesia, Iran, Iraq, Ireland, Israel, Italy, Ivory Coast.

Jamaica, Japan, Jordan.

Kazakhstan, Kenya, Kiribati, Kosovo, Kuwait, Kyrgyzstan.

Laos, Latvia, Lebanon, Lesotho, Liberia, Libya, Liechtenstein, Lithuania, Luxembourg.

Macau, Macedonia, Madagascar, Malawi, Malaysia, Maldives, Mali, Malta, Marshall Islands, Martinique, Mauritania, Mauritius, Mexico, Micronesia, Moldova, Monaco, Mongolia, Montenegro, Morocco, Mozambique, Myanmar.

Namibia, Nauru, Nepal, Netherlands, New Caledonia, New Zealand, Nicaragua, Niger, Nigeria, Northern Mariana Islands, North Korea, Norway.


Pakistan, Palau, Panama, Papua New Guinea, Paracel Islands, Paraguay, Peru, Philippines, Poland, Portugal, Puerto Rico.


Reunion, Romania, Russia, Rwanda.

St. Barts, Saint Helena, St. Kitts and Nevis, St. Lucia, St. Martin, St. Vincent, San Marino, Sao Tome, Saudi Arabia, Scotland, Senegal, Serbia, Seychelles, Sierra Leone, Singapore, Slovakia, Slovenia, Solomons, Somalia, South Africa, Sth Georgia Islands, South Korea, Spain, Spratly Islands, Sri Lanka, Sudan, Suriname, Svalbard, Swaziland, Sweden, Switzerland, Syria.

Taiwan, Tajikistan, Tanzania, Thailand, The Gambia, Togo, Tokelau, Tonga, Trinidad & Tobago, Tunisia, Turkey, Turkmenistan, Turks and Caicos, Tuvalu.

Uganda, Ukraine, United Arab Emirates, United Kingdom, United States, Uruguay, US Virgin Islands, Uzbekistan.

Vanuatu, Vatican City, Venezuela, Vietnam.

Wales, Wallis and Futuna, West Bank, Western Sahara, Western Samoa.

Yemen, Yugoslavia.

Zaire, Zambia, Zimbabwe.

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