MAPS Search by address, business, or airport name at Mapquest.com. You can also get point-to-point driving directions.
PET Petswelcome.com is a searchable database of 25,000 pet-friendly hotels, B&B's, ski resorts, and beaches. It also lists international vaccination requirements and quarantine policies.
RATINGS It costs $26 per year to access ConsumerReports.org's reviews of airline seats, hotel beds, rental cars, and more, but there's no better place to get the unbiased lowdown. The recent redesign makes it easy to access four years' worth of archives.
SPAS Spafinder.com is still the most comprehensive spa site in cyberspace. But for those seeking spas in New York City, San Francisco, and Los Angeles, Splendora.com's beauty page has more specific treatment categories.
TIME ZONES Find out what time it is anywhere in the world and create your own clock of up to 16 cities at Timeanddate.com.
TOURISM Over a thousand domestic and international convention and visitors' bureaus and tourist offices are at your fingertips at theTourism Offices Worldwide Directory, TOWD.com.
WEATHER Search international weather forecasts at AccuWeather.com, which will also help you plan activities like stargazing, sailing, and skiing based on weather conditions.