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Cities, States/Countries .  Maps .  Relocation .  Travel 

Cities, States & Countries
50 States:
This site includes basic facts for each state as well as links to state specific travel web sites.
CIA World Factbook:
The U.S. Central Intelligence Agency provides detailed factual data, maps, and statistics on countries worldwide. Searchable by country or specific topic such as monetary currency.
Countries of the World:
Facts about countries including languages, ethnicity and maps.
Country Reports:
Information is listed alphabetically by country and includes flags, maps and today's weather.
Country Studies:
The Library of Congress provides social, economic and political information on countries around the world.
Flags of All Countries:
Information Technology Associates developed this educational site that displays the country flags in varying sizes for free use with appropriate credit.
Michigan Information:
Michigan newspapers, business information, news, travel, entertainment, sports, weather, classifieds
Michigan Travel:
Find tourism information by location, area of interest, or season on the official State of Michigan travel web site.
Stately Knowledge:
Find the basic facts on any state in America.
U.S. Department of State: Background Notes:
These publications include facts about the land, people, history, government, political conditions, economy, and foreign relations of independent states, some dependencies, and areas of special sovereignty.
USA CityLink:
Since 1994 this commercial site has provided travel, tourism and relocation information for cities around the U.S..
Visit Detroit:
Detroit event information, special deals and discounts and other trip planning information.

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Maps
Geographic Names Information System:
The U.S. Geological Survey's database of physical and cultural geographic features in the United States.
MapQuest:
Plan a road trip, get driving directions, and customize maps of locations of your choice, both domestic and international.
National Atlas of Canada Online:
This site designed for students provides statistics and maps about Canada's natural features and population.
Rand McNally:
This commercial site offers driving directions, road maps and tools for planning a road trip.
University of Texas Map Collection:
Large variety of maps, including specialized types such as population density, historical, and other themes.
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Relocation
American Factfinder Community Profiles:
Compare housing, population, economic, and geographic data on various communities from the U.S. Census Bureau.
Money Magazine's The Best Places to Live:
Check out their annual survey on the best cities, compare living costs, or find statistics on more than 300 cities.
Salary Calculator:
Find the average salary and salary range of a certain job title in any city.
Sperling's Best Places:
Search by your preferences such as climate, costs, crime and culture for finding the best place to live.
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Travel
AAA Michigan:
This site provides information on seasonal events, links for trip planning, up-to-date traffic reports, and customized services for members.
Bed and Breakfast.com:
This corporate site serves as an online guidebook for bed & breakfasts and inns worldwide.
Bureau of Consular Affairs:
Provides customs information, links to embassies, and travel publications with tips for various populations and destinations.
Chambers of Commerce:
The U.S. Chamber organization provides contact information and web links to state and regional chambers of commerce.
Detroit Metropolitan Wayne County Airport:
Find a flight tracker for arrival and departure times, parking information, maps, weather forecasts and more.
Michigan Department of Transportation:
Find information on construction projects around Michigan, facts and figures about roadways and bridges in Michigan, and links to traffic and weather information.
Recreation--United States:
Information for planning visits to Federal public recreation sites and making campground/tour reservations. Useful links to related resources including customized maps and state recreation sites.
Roadside America:
If you're planning a trip this online guide to offbeat tourist attractions is sure to give you some interesting travel ideas.
Seat Guru:
Information about seating and amenities for commercial aircraft
Smarter Travel:
Airfare, hotel, car rental, cruise, and vacation deals.
Traffic Reports:
Current traffic information for major metropolitan areas in the United States.
Travel and Living Abroad:
The U.S. State Department provides tips for traveling and living abroad including travel warnings, passport and visa information, and how to handle various kinds of travel emergencies.
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