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Travel & Transportation

Major Transportation Highways and Bridges for Travel
The Tobin and Zakim Bridges in Boston, MA. The Zakim was part of the largest intra-state transit project in the U.S.

The world is a very big place. The Earth has almost 60 million square miles of dry land, chock-full of beautiful and storied destinations from mountains to monuments. With so much to see, it's no wonder that travel is one of the biggest industries in the world today. Infoplease is here to give you some advice on where to go and how to get there. Read more for tips on planning vacations, the top tourist spots, travel warnings, passport, visa info and more. For those who are more interested in the journey than the destination, we also have lots of facts and statistics about transportation networks and vehicles. And, if you find yourself surrounded by unfamiliar measurements, use our Conversion Calculator to help keep your trip running smoothly.

Travel Statistics

All destinations are not equal in terms of popularity or longevity. Trends come and go, conflicts make some places inaccessible, and some destinations cease to be. Learn about the world's most-visited locales, who's doing the visiting, and what places you might (or might not) visit in the future.

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Travel Resources

With the size of the travel industry comes all kinds of rules and regulations. Read about important travel warnings, tipping, passport and customs info, state tourism offices, and other resources for travelers.

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Transportation

Bridges, roads, air lanes, and waterways—the arteries that keep the Earth running. If you're going somewhere, you need a way to get there. However you travel, Infoplease has some information you might find useful or interesting. Read more about public transportation, driving laws, the world's top vehicles, accident statistics, and more. 

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