Prepare for the best.

Make your trip as seamless and cost-effective as possible.

Ron Phillips Travel regularly posts special rates, information on special amenities at luxury hotels and guidelines for preparing wisely.

Travel Protection

With over 55 years of experience in protecting travel investments from the unknown, Travelex is a world leader in travel protection. Travelex travel protection plans anticipate the coverage needed while customized upgrades offer the ultimate in travel protection security. Receive a free travel protection quote at Travelex Insurance.

Before You Depart

Google Maps International road maps & driving directions
Google Maps provides street maps; a route planner for traveling by foot, car, or public transport; and an urban business locator for many countries.

MapQuest Maps  International driving directions
MapQuest offers street-level details and driving directions. See if the site includes your country of choice via a pull-down menu on the home page.

ViaMichelin European road maps & driving directions
Get information on Michelin maps, Red and Green Guides, and pan-European route planning that includes hotels, driving directions, restaurants and camping sites along the way.

MAPS.COM  Maps for purchase is a leading provider of mapping products and solutions. It is the largest online US map store, with 10,000+ products available, including wall maps, globes, atlases, online mapping tools and much more.

The Weather Channel  Weather around the world
The Weather Channel and provide national, local and international weather forecasts for cities, as well as radar information, special reports and alerts.

Temperature Converter
Easily convert from fahrenheit to celsius or kelvin.

XE Currency Converter
XE is the leading provider of online foreign exchange tools and services.

Seat Guru Optimal flight seating
See detailed seating charts, comments and diagrams for most major airlines to help you choose the best seat on the plane.  Luggage values
Purchase lighter and slimmer luggage for your upcoming trip. Luggage Base features products that offer optimal performance at attractive prices.  Luggage delivery
Your luggage and sports equipment are delivered from door to door, directly to your hotel or cruise port and home again. Shipping your luggage ahead allows you to sidestep airport inconveniences.

Flightview  US & Canada flight tracking
Get departure and arrival updates at your fingertips and in real-time. FlightView tracking software gets flight information directly to airlines, airports and ground transportation companies throughout the US and Canada.

Flight Stats North America & Europe flight tracker
International flight and airport information is just clicks away. Maximize your time and avoid transportation mishaps with up-to-the-second data.

U.S. Government Resources

U.S. passports
Current travel warnings and adversaries
Vaccination information
U.S. Embassy listings
Transportation Security Administration
  Travel tips
Get advice on security procedures, permitted and prohibited items and special considerations.

While You Are Away

Whatsapp Exchange messages without having to pay for SMS
SMS Everywhere Send messages from your computer to cell phones
Cybercafe Search Engine Find a cybercafe near you
Wi-Fi Freespot Find wi-fi locations near you
Skype Call anywhere in the world from your computer
ATM locators
Star Systems ATM locator
Citibank branches and ATMs around the world


REMINDER ALL persons, including U.S. citizens, traveling by air between the United States and Canada, Mexico, Central and South America, the Caribbean, and Bermuda will be required to present a valid passport, Air NEXUS card, or U.S. Coast Guard Merchant Mariner Document, or an Alien Registration Card, Form I-551, if applicable. If you do not have a passport get it now by clicking below. If you have a passport make sure it is up to date. Click here for Passport and Visa information.


The stunning photography you see on the opening page of this site is courtesy of a number of very talented photographers Ron has had the pleasure of working with. Following is a list of credits for their outstanding work:

  • Great Wall of China, Mutianyu Section, courtesy of Francisco Diez
  • Cormorant Fishing in China, courtesy of Fabrizio Massetti
  • London Tower Bridge, courtesy of Anirudh Koul
  • Cliffs of Tremiti, photo by Martin Lieberman
  • Duomo of Florence at night, courtesy of Luca Bardazzi
  • A Lavender Sunset, close to Revest-du-Bion, Haute-Provence, France, courtesy of Vainsang
  • Forbidden City, Beijing, courtesy of Francisco Diez