Travel is an art. With experience, one can develop skills that enhance the experience.
If you are interested, here are some of my frequently used resources for crafting an enhanced travel experience:
1. Time and Date
When is sunset, or full moon at my destination?
How many hours time difference is there? When is a good time to call?
All these questions and more can be answered with a look at http://www.timeanddate.com/
2. Flight Stats
When making a connection, how often has your flight number been delayed in the past?
Is the plane coming into my connecting city running on time?
When meeting a flight, is the flight due to arrive on time?
Take a look at http://www.flightstats.com/go/Home/home.do
3. Skype Out
When out of the US and staying somewhere with wifi, one inexpensive
option for making international phone calls is Skype Out.
Sign up for Skype.
Then purchase $10 of Skype credit.
4. Train schedules:
In Europe, look at German Rail
In Japan, look at Jorudan
Send me an email with any feedback on these ideas! Happy travels, Amy