Did you know that in addition to providing driving directions in the United States, Google offers international directions as well? Google Maps is a free service that allows you to view graphic and satellite maps of cities and countries worldwide.
In addition to offering street maps, Google Maps features a route planner for travel by car, public transportation, foot, or bicycle. Once you’ve found a route, you can save it, e-mail it to yourself, or print it from the website. Google Maps also allows you to find businesses along your route and to estimate fuel costs for your trip.
One of the most helpful features on the site may be Google Street View. Google Street View technology provides panoramic views of many streets in the world. This can be particularly helpful if you’re planning to visit a house or business you’ve never seen before, as Google Street View may be able to show you a preview before you embark on your trip.