Visit random places around the Earth in Google Maps. Click the "Teleport" button and Globe Genie will zap you to a new location.
Today most city skies are free of stars. About 80% of North Americans live under light-polluted skies, not dark enough to see the Milky Way. But a growing number of preserved dark sky places and an emerging astrotourism industry are helping to reclaim the starry nights.
Interested in how much things cost in other parts of the world? Use the Cost of Living Comparison tool to find out.
When it comes to quirky food festivals, America stands united. This cross-country map of state-by-state cuisine celebrations, adapted from National Geographic's book, Great American Eating Experiences, takes you from Massachusett's fluffernutter fest to a garlic gathering in California (breath mints recommended). Plan a food-filled road trip to follow the locals to these top festivals highlighting regional specialities.
Planning a trip? Travo checks flights, hotels, car rentals, and venues, then presents a full itinerary you can import into you calendar.
Daily diets vary considerably around the world. Select different countries or regions on the wheel to see the different consumption patterns.
Detour is a new kind of audio walking tour. With hands-free guidance, group audio sync, and tours guided by people at the center of a neighborhood's history, Detour is your essential companion to getting beneath the surface of new places.
If you're traveling somewhere, try using this handy tool to figure out what you need to pack. Packing Essentials takes into account the season, how long you're gone, what type of trip it is, and the weather when generating your packing and to-do list.
Walking the Amazon is about Ed Stafford, who spent over 2 years walking the length of the Amazon river in South America from the source to the sea, from April 2008 to August 2010. Photos, videos, and a record of all his blog posts are available on the site.