Whether it's flying to conferences and meetings, or research trips to hard-to-reach archives and libraries, the summer months are always a busy time for travel. To help the academic traveler, we have compiled a list of resources that may be helpful (or entertaining) for those who will be on the road:
* ProfHacker: Global Entry
* ProfHacker: On Train Travel
* Rick Steves: Train Travel in Europe
* Rick Steves: Budget Airlines in Europe
* Smarter Travel: 12 Tips for Finding Low Airfares
* Smarter Travel: 10 Cheapest Airlines for Flying to Europe
* Roger T. Whitson: Tech Essentials
* ProfHacker: What’s in Your Bag? Travel Edition
* The Contemplative Mammoth: How to Pack for an Academic Conference
* Librarian by Day: Conference & Travel Packing & Survival Tips
* ProfHacker: What is Your Bag?
* ProfHacker: Travel Bags for Conference Travel
* NASSR: Using the British Library
* Library of Congress: Visiting the Library of Congress
To learn more about student trips and academic travel, please feel free to contact the following AJS members:
* Jody Myers, California State University, Northridge
Areas of Travel/Expertise: Twentieth-century Poland, Romania; food and food practices in Orthodox Jewish Los Angeles.
Learn more about one of Jody's trips here.
* Tobias Brinkmann, Penn State University
Areas of Travel/Expertise: Day-trips to nearby cities, to museums dealing with immigration, Jewish history, or Holocaust history; walking tours through immigrant neighborhoods in New York, London, and Berlin; modern Jewish history and the history of migration.