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Resources for Catholic Travelers

Here are a few pages on our site that didn’t quite fit in to any particular category, but can be very helpful in planning your trip:

A word of warning to gun owners (especially those from the U.S.)

Basilica–Cathedral–Chapel–Shrine–Grotto….do you know the difference?

Church-approved apparitions of Saint Joseph

Eucharistic Miracles around the World

Liturgical Seasons of the Year

Shrines to certain Saints around the World

Some other websites we think you will like:

We want to suggest some additional resources that will help you plan your travels.  On some of the commercial sites listed we may earn a small commission if you make a purchase….it helps to cover our expenses.  Although we do not endorse these sites, we do feel that they offer a great service.

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Two-minute Travel Tips from Select International Tours

Be sure to check out all these travel tips…..will save you money, time and help avoid problems before and during your travels.

 

Additional Catholic Travel Sites (alphabetical order)

Catholic TV: Join Kevin Nelson as he takes you along for inspiring trips.

Constant Procession: chronicles the miraculous apparitions of the Virgin Mary and their influence on humanity as well as their affect on actual historical events.

Joan’s Rome: an insiders look at the “Eternal City” by Joan Lewis.

Latin Mass locations: in Australia, Austria, Belgium, Colombia, Germany, Puerto Rico, U.S.A, Canada.

Latin Mass locations:  United Kingdom

MassTimes.org: Check on Mass times throughout the world.

Official Vatican website: for a video tour click on “Basilicas and Papal Chapels”

Ordinariate of St. Peter: For Roman Catholics who were nurtured in the Anglican tradition (parishes in the U.S. & Canada).

Rome Reports: up-to-date reports and video on the activities of the Holy See.

Truth and Beauty Project:  Rome with John & Ashley Noronha

 

General travel information (not necessarily Catholic..alphabetical order):

Auto Europe:  Mileage charts and driving times, auto rentals at a discount (not just Europe) and lots of useful information.

Credit Card Foreign Transaction fees  important information to know as you travel.

Currency Converter: be sure to know the real cost of your trip.

The Man in Seat 61:  Everything you need to know about train travel in Europe, Asia & the Americas.

Home exchange: swap homes for a great local experience.

OTG:  Farm to table dining experience with noted chefs at airports!

Strikes and Labor actions that may impact your travel plans

The essential guide to traveling with a medical condition

Time converter: converts local time to Greenwich Mean Time

Traveling when pregnant:  lots of great advice.

Traveling with a Special Needs Child:  lots of useful information

Travel advice for seniors with mobility problems

TripAdvisor: Latest reviews on hotels and restaurants.

U.S. State Department:  Latest travel advisories

Wheelchair travelers:  great travel advice & useful information for those in wheelchairs.

Wireless passwords from airports around the world

 

Travel Insurance (don’t leave home without it!):

Squaremouth….Compare hundreds of travel insurance policies from 21 providers with 59,336 reviews

Planning Flights:

Airfare Watchdog: Shop for the best fares

Travelocity:  Another way to find great fares

 

Flight Seat selection & Frequent Flier sites:

Expertflyer: this website can help you get the seat you want.

Frequent fliers: check out thepointsguy.com for great advice.

Seat Guru: great source for airline seat info, user flight reviews and more.

 

Hotel booking sites:

There are some really bad ones out there, so be sure to check the reviews of the booking website itself.  The ones we recommend have great reviews overall.

Tripadvisor:  grand-daddy of them all for great reviews (but not the only game in town).

 

 

Currency and credit cards:

U.S. News Money:  Find the best credit card with no foreign transaction fee to save money while traveling abroad (U.S. citizens)

 

Catholic Books, Jewelry, Gifts:

Ignatius Press:  Books, Magazines, Films, Music, Audio, Art

Holy Art:  Statues, Icons, Incense, Monastery Products*, Gifts     *Monastery food items cannot be shipped to U.S.A.

The Catholic Company:  the leading online Catholic books and gifts store.

 

Church Furnishings:

Fynders-Keepers:  Great selection of genuine items sold on consignment (altar rails, retablos statues & much more).

 

Gifts (not necessarily Catholic)

Baby gift baskets:  not Catholic, a secular company that offers great gifts..and so far as we can tell, they know the difference between boys and girls!

Some of our favorite Catholic Sites: (not necessarily travel-related)

Aletia:  News, inspirational stories and more.

CatholiCity: Home to popular free Catholic CDs and novels, Catholic news and commentary, the Best Catholic Links on the web. Worth a visit.

CatholicCulture.org:  Catholic news and commentary

Catholicjobs.com: great employment resource for Catholics.

Catholic Cuisine: recipes for celebrating the feast and seasons of the liturgical year.

Catholics Come Home.org: rediscover the truth, wonder and mystery of the Catholic faith.

Catholic Extension Service:  Serving rural America

Catholic Grandparents Association (U.K.)

Catholic Grandparents Association (U.S.A.)

Catholic Land Movement:  a Movement out of the towns and back to the country.

Catholic Match: Catholic dating for all ages

CatholicParents.org:  Raising Catholic children in today’s crazy world.

Catholic Rural Life: Catholic Rural Life Chapters… a group of individuals committed to upholding and supporting rural Catholic culture

Catholic Search engine: This search engine provides a wide range of Roman Catholic sites.

Catholic World View Fellowship:  Mission trips and Education

ChurchPop: Fun & interesting articles (part of EWTN)

Crisis Magazine:  A Voice for the Faithful Catholic Laity

DecentFilms.com: movie reviews you can trust from a Catholic perspective.

Dynamic Catholic: Great articles and news from Mathew Kelly and others

Epicpew.com: Catholic news and articles of interest concerning the Church

Fish on Fridays:  Youtube channel with interesting information on Saints

FOCUS:  (Fellowship of Catholic University Students) Winning the hearts of college students

Forte Catholic:  established in 2015 to answer a few simple questions:
What does the life of a Catholic who is striving to grow in holiness, at any stage in that process, look like?  What do a daily prayer life, holy friendships, spiritual growth, getting connected with the church(parish, groups, individuals), etc. look like and how do we do that?  Be sure to check out their podcasts.

FyndersKeepers: Brokerage & Church Supply.  Everything from antique altars to stained glass and more….a great website for bargains.

Good Catholic Youtube Channel:  diverse selection of Catholic videos

Grace before Meals: Fr. Leo Patalinghug’s great site dedicated to Catholic cooking & travel

Jennifer Fulwiler:  Catholic mom & blogger

Kolbe Academy:  Catholic Classical Homeschooling

Knights of the Holy Eucharist: founded by Mother Mary Angelica on July 25, 1998

Marge Fenelon:  Catholic wife, mother, award-winning author and journalist, blogger, and speaker.

MaryPages: Marian apparitions around the world.

Morning Glory:  Early morning news & commentary on EWTN.

Opus Sanctorum Angelorum: Great website about the angels.

Our Lady’s Ranch:  Catholic Family Homesteading

Relevant Radio:  Great Catholic radio programs

Saints, Feasts, Family:  combining Saint of the Day with some great recipes!

Santa Nomina:  Thoughts on Catholic baby naming.

Select to Give:  A charity providing financial assistance to the small Christian population in the Holy Land.

Sent Ventures:  ecosystem built for Catholic founders and leaders that unite Faith, business acumen, robust resources and a vibrant network to supercharge your company’s growth & impact.

Sonrise Morning Show:  Great show from EWTN.

Spirit Daily:  News & Commentary.

Station of the Cross Radio Network:  Great Catholic programming

The Catholic CEO:  How to build a profitable Catholic business with real world, concrete steps to build and operate a real, successful business. Henry Kutarna’s years of wisdom in small, daily chunks so you can apply it to your business without being overwhelmed.

The Imperfect Lotus: Homemaking, Food, Mom Life, Homeschooling

The Miracle Hunter:  Internet resource for reported miracles

The Prodigal Life Podcast:  Hosted by Deacon Harold Burke-Sivers, Nick De La Torre, Ellen Holmes Steeves-LeBlanc

Top Catholic Blogs:  Lots of great Catholic bloggers.

Traditional Catholic Homestead:    Blog about creating a life of simplicity and abundance in the wilds of North-Central Idaho

Website Development and Design:Two Jesuit High School Grads making your business thrive

Young Catholic Professionals:     Founded in 2010 to help driven, Catholic professionals in their 20’s and 30’s connect with one another and grow in their Catholic faith

 

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