BEFORE YOU GO

Rain in Spain? We've Got the Forecast

By , Thursday, Aug 10, 2006, 1:02 PM

Planning a trip to Istanbul? You'll be happy to know that today's weather there is mostly sunny with a high of about 90 degrees. You can check 3- and 15-day forecasts for major cities around the globe on BudgetTravelOnline.com.

We also have handy resources for currency conversions and international time zones. In London, £1 has risen to the equivalent of US$1.91, and in Hong Kong, it's already 12 hours later than in New York City. Playing around with currencies, weather, and time is not only useful--it can be fascinating, and a fun way to imagine yourself elsewhere.