Travel Sites

This page offers useful web sites for both business and leisure travel. Please feel free to e-mail us to suggest additions to this list.

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Chicago's North Shore Convention & Visitors Bureau
The North Shore area includes Evanston.

MapQuest offers driving directions, maps, and live traffic reports.

City of Chicago Airports (from
This page contains links related to parking, ground transportation, maps, and more for O'Hare and Midway airports.

USA Today Overview of Airline Fees
USA Today's Travel section has an overview of various airlines fees. Please note that this is only to be used as a guide and is subject to change. Verify all fees directly with the airlines.

Chicago Department of Aviation
Learn about the Chicago airport system, including O'Hare, Midway, and Gary-Chicago International Airport.

Look up weather reports across the United States.

Learn about reservations, schedules, fares, and special offers.


Travel Alerts
Northwestern travelers have 24-hour access to the latest health, safety, and travel advice worldwide. To access travel alerts, visit the International SOS web site. Enter Northwestern's membership code (11BCAS000003) in the "Members Login" box in the upper right corner.

Centers for Disease Control (CDC): Travelers' Health
Learn about vaccinations, diseases, outbreaks, and more than 200 international destinations.

Travel Warnings
The U.S. State Department issues Travel Warnings to describe conditions that make a country dangerous for U.S. travelers.

NU Travel Health Services
The Northwestern Health Services website lists some local resources for international travel and immunizations.

This free site allows you to translate web pages and text into different languages.

Voltage Valet
Learn about electricity in foreign countries, including converters, adaptors, and dual-voltage products.

XE Universal Currency Converter
Perform currency conversions on this free site.

Rail Europe
Learn about rail travel within Europe.


Discover America
The official travel and tourism web site of the United States.

Federal Aviation Administration
This web site offers real-time airport information as well as air travel tips and requirements.

Per Diem Rates & Information
Per diem rates are established monthly by the U.S. State Department's Office of Allowances.

Office of Global Safety and Security (OGSS)

OGSS supports the health, safety, and security of students, faculty, and staff who travel abroad for a variety of reasons under university support or sponsorship. Visit their website at for more information, including the following:

  • Comprehensive guidance for emergencies abroad
  • Enrollment for HTH health insurance coverage during travel
  • Specific travel advice for faculty and staff, especially those accompanying students
  • Specific resources for optimal travel health, safety, and security