a website featuring a neat collection of roadside attractions & oddities in the 50 U.S.A., I’ve used it myself sometimes as a reference for stops to make along my roadtrips: http://www.roadsideamerica.com/
a website I became a member of a few years ago: http://www.truetravellers.org/
in the words of an Administrator of the site:
“Frustrated by the “volunteer in Asia, volunteer in Africa, volunteer in South or Central America, but first pay us lots of money” opportunities? We are too.
Our organization is a network of individuals that share information about no or minimal fee meaningful travel and volunteer travel opportunities around the globe. These opportunities can include anything from volunteering at an orphanage, to a festival, to wildlife conservation to you name it.”
it’s a worthy online forum, though I haven’t often found myself active there, I get a little frustrated with the interface of the website from time to time, & to this day I have not been able to use the little blog function that is supposed to be integrated into my profile there
get it here: http://www.studentadvantage.com/
said to be “the nation’s largest student discount program” (U.S.A.)
it offers discounts with Amtrak, Greyhound, Target.com, AllPosters.com, Toshiba, BN.com, UrbanOutfitters.com, etc.
a worldwide traveler’s network of people taking in people, and being taken in themselves, to get more out the world, to build a better sense of community, & to save some money while traveling, a site I joined a little less than a year ago, and find to be based on really good ideas as well as a good place for such a worldwide network of travelers: http://www.couchsurfing.com/
a site for all sorts of info on your world travels
I’ve been a member there for over a year
helps find low gas prices in the U.S.A. and Canada
maps, photos, travel ideas of Canada, U.S.A. & Mexico