Travel information: government websites you should know




It’s election season. Want to get away? The federal government can help. Really! Government websites offer a great deal of travel information. They won’t book your flight or find a hotel, but some of them can suggest great travel locations. They’ll give you safety tips and help you decide what to do if something goes wrong. Do you have a 4th-grader? The feds offer a special deal to save you money—and maybe your sanity in years to come. Read on. … Continue reading






Kids & Family at the Library of Congress website




As I have written before, the Library of Congress website contains such a wealth of information that it will take multiple posts even to begin to do it justice. Even the Kids & Family page is difficult to describe fully. It comprises links to 14 other pages, some intended especially for young readers and others not. The link to it on the library’s home page does not stand out. It is on the line of links below the 9 thumbnails. Pages intended for young readers The Young Readers Center is not a web-based collection. It is a room on the … Continue reading






EPA.gov: government websites you should know about




The Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) is a political agency, and so I suspect you probably approve or disapprove of its policies depending on what you think of whatever administration happens to be in power. But regardless of your politics, its website contains a great deal of useful, practical, and non-controversial information. … Continue reading