Maybe getting travel information on the Internet has never been easier, but the hard part is how to get on the Internet when you're on the road.
That's the problem Ernst Larsen approaches in his authoritative worldwide directory of Internet cafes, Internet Café Guide. The $14.95 tome lists 3,200 cybercafes in 143 countries, including such far-flung locations as Fiji, Greenland, Iceland and Samoa.
"Travelers tend to depend more and more on information from the Web when they travel," says Larsen, "and with more and more people using e-mail as a daily means of communication, it's only natural that we want to keep in touch via e-mail when traveling."
Christopher Elliott is an Orlando, Fla., writer and independent producer who specializes in technology, travel and mobile computing. His work has appeared in numerous newspapers, magazines and online. You can find out more about him on his website or sign up for his free weekly newsletter.