Help with "What to see on the big trip?"
While planning my rtw, I was overwhelmed with trying to figure out what to see in each country while there. Guidebooks, maps, and www sites seemed to overwhelm me at times, until I remembered that the United Nations had already complied this list for me: the UNESCO World Heritage Site list (http:://whc.unesco.org/heritage.htm) which lists by country, "... cultural and natural properties, and considered to be of outstanding universal value." George Bush may not agree with the UN, but I rather like them, and the list is a great source of info, as it also provides scientific info about the sites as well. Granted, you won't find the "Top 10 Nude Beaches in Australia" in here, but its a great place to start to gather ideas.
Go slow, be well.