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Great Travel Links for 03.24.2008

This week’s roundup is a particularly interesting mix of travel news and views from around the Web. Read on….

** Articles and topics somewhat off of the well-trod travel path (since experienced globetrotters are getting younger and younger)

** I know! Let’s worry about something important, like whether an entry for “Diaper Bag” belongs on Wikipedia (hat tip Annalee Newitz of Techsploitation.)

** Updates from the big cities:

** The “7” from Frommer’s7 house rental agencies that make Disney feel like home, and the world is your theme park: 7 great trips on 2 continents.

** The Guardian figures you’re probably planning summer vacations right about now, so they have a great group of articles about family travel grouped under Top 100 family breaks.

** Smarter Travel lists places where can you go to get a British travel experience without the devastation of a bad exchange rate and/or flying a long way.

** How about 100 miles of history and fun on North Carolina’s Outer Banks?

** Finding ways to keep traveling while cutting costs: fly on the cheapest days of the week for airfare, consider (yes) hostels for family lodging, find the beauty of hidden beaches, learn what you need to know about summer airfares and recession-proof your summer vacation.

** Big update from Rick Steves with the latest on travel in Europe.

** The Washington DC-based National Geographic Traveler “Intelligent Travel” blog has a fun post about the new ballpark for the local Washington Nationals baseball team, and I also noticed a USA TODAY article about finding hotel/baseball packages. I can personally recommend another ballpark in the DC area as a good place for families: Oriole Park at Camden Yards in Baltimore.

** Combine your kid’s love of Guitar Hero, Rock Band or actually playing a real guitar with a stint at a UK rock music camp.

** Finally, since I write about social media/Web 2.0 topics at Every Dot Connects, I noticed this article about government and corporate blogs engaging travelers. I also saw marketing guru David Armano‘s Twitter comment during the recent AdAge conference about how Southwest Airlines is looking to successful ecommerce sites like shoe seller Zappos for social media and customer service ideas.