Business Traveler Flight Tracker
Although its name is a bit of mouthful, the service is straightforward: on time, delayed or cancelled, it will track any flight’s status. A quick and efficient tool that gives you the news you’d rather not find out at the airport.
An online equivalent of the local yellow pages, enhanced with links to merchant websites and customer reviews.
In the grand tradition of the Farmer’s Almanac, this site offers a (speculative) long-range weather forecast, but also a host of more or less related services such as gardening tips, recipes, camping and fishing tips. The folksy advice is mixed in with such unique and useful features as tidal prediction calendars, full moon dates, and rise and set times for the sun.
National Geographic Map Machine
With its long history of reporting and supporting exploration, this service seems like a natural fit for the venerable Geographic. Their online atlas offers maps that range from local street maps to satellite pictures, as well as a range of tools such a trip planner to local weather charts and population density tables. Beyond all these useful features, the Map Machine appeals to map lovers with historical, conservation, topographical maps - and even maps of space.
Oanda - Currency Converter
A well respected online currency conversion service, Onada provides multi-lingual currency converter, as well as a network of support links to help travelers deal with just about every other aspect of traveling.
An idea who’s time has come – an online reservation system for restaurants in most major U.S. cities. The site also helpfully reviews, ranks and categorizes restaurants to facilitate the selection process.
The renowned map makers Rand McNally have created a web site that is a natural extension of their travel and geographical education aids business. They offer their own version of the now widely used driving directions search engine, even throwing in a map finder featuring local points of interest and a mileage calculator. Maps are still their business and the site features applications for maps, including sections for commercial transportation, as well as business and educational services.