Surfing the internet is an amazing experience. The endless websites are to a web surfer what a toy store is to a kid. Some sites stand out, not only for their professionalism and appearance but for the useful information they give. Others are just plain fun. Here are a few awesome sites I've run across through the years and visit often. I hope you will want to as well.
With the unstable price of gas, it's always nice to know ahead of time where the best prices in your city are. GasBuddy keeps an active list of gas prices in every U.S. state and Canada. They offer historical price charts for your information as well as fuel saving tips.
Here's a great traffic site as well as a weather site. It offers up-to-date incident reports and road construction in your area. They have weather alerts and storm warnings. Intellicast.com also offers a trip planner to let you know about flights at your nearest airport.
The EarthCam Network offers live streaming cams of places like Boston, Niagra Falls, Miami and many places around the world. See things as they really are in live time. You can also watch a panda bear at the zoo. Great site to prowl around in.
This website offers observatory weather, radar maps, investing news and history, city live cams and many other wonderful things. It is a professional site with information on terrorists threat levels, where earthquakes have occurred and more. A must visit.
A government website that calls itself "your source for science you can use". And it is. Covering everything from geology to biology to geography, this site is interesting as well as informative.
6) Google Earth
At earth.google.com, you can fly anywhere on earth to view satellite imagery, maps and terrains. This well-known sight is one of the most awesome on the net.
This NASA site offers images, videos and the science of space. It includes an interactive feature where you can be part of space exploration. Very user-friendly and informational.
GovDeals is the place where government agencies across America sell surplus and confiscated items on the internet. You can search for items near you by typing in your zip code. There really are some great deals to be had here from file cabinets to tractors to cars to jewelry. Check it out.
Nation Master is a huge central data source where you can graphically compare nations. Here you can generate maps, graphs and statistics with ease. It is a one-stop resource for statistics spanning a wide variety of subjects.
The Newseum displays the front pages of major newspapers across the United States and across the globe. If you enjoy staying up on the news, this is the place to go. There are also trivia facts and fun and games.
FARK is the destination for unusual news. It picks up stories of an unusual nature and reports it (with a bit of humorous commentary). Always good for a laugh or a grunt.
12) Playa Cofi Jukebox
Hundreds of songs celebrating our musical heritage. You can choose the genre your interested in from 1950 on. A great place to reminisce musically.
13) Optical Illusions
This website will wow you. They offer 83 optical illusions and visual phenomena. You don't have to be a scientist to enjoy this sight but it is a scientific site. Awesome stuff.
This is a fun site. You type in a phrase and the character will say it aloud with whatever accent you choose. I like swearing with a British accent.
Another fun place. You can play with a realistic looking spider, play the snake game or breakdance. The kids will love it too.
Bookmark your favorites and have fun.
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Maree Michael Martin from Northwest Washington on an Island on August 07, 2012:
Such endless discoveries, these are great! Bookmarking them for sure.
Olde Cashmere on July 26, 2012:
Thank you for these suggestions suziecat. I haven't heard of many of them, will check these out for sure. Voted up, awesome, and useful :)
newusedcarssacram from Sacramento, CA, U.S.A on July 19, 2012:
thanks for suggesting this kind of wonderful sites...!!
suziecat7 (author) from Asheville, NC on July 08, 2012:
ShaamCA from India on May 10, 2012:
wow!! that's a great list of sites which I have not aware of it thanks for sharing it here
Java Programs from India on March 09, 2012:
Hi suziecat7, What a wonderful list of cool bookmarking websites. ?.. I will be using them now .... Thanks for the wonderful hub .... Keep the good work up .... Thanks
Bill Holland from Olympia, WA on January 11, 2012:
Very cool information! I have bookmarked several of your suggested sites as per your recommendation. Thanks for the easy read.
feenix on January 06, 2012:
Thank you very much for publishing this very educational and informative hub. I can already see that the information you provided here is going to be very helpful for me in the future.
And, for the time being, I have "killed 15 birds with one stone" by bookmarking this hub.
Ricardo on December 22, 2011:
thank you for these website information i just came to this page here in the end of 2011 and i still find it applicable thank you so much.
explorations from Philadelphia on November 17, 2011:
awesome lens you have here, suzie.. it helps me a lot since im looking for relevant sites to bookmark...i voted this up..
sreenath on October 26, 2011:
thanks your website is really awesome and useful and entertaining.thank you very very much
VendettaVixen from Ireland on October 20, 2011:
I am mesmorised by the GovDeals idea. I may just move to America so I can actually use it.
I do visit Fark from time to time and it's always good for a laugh.
I'd also like to suggest Cracked.com. List-based humour can't be beat.
Jean Long from India on September 28, 2011:
This is really a great hub. I like it. I am gonna see all 15 website. I am aware of google earth only out of 15 websites. Thank you a lot.
skyfire on August 26, 2011:
I was unaware of 'earthcam'. Thanks for the list. :)
whiplashinfo from Denver,Colorado,USA on August 10, 2011:
I love it!
Rose Frankie on July 20, 2011:
nice info Hub
danfresnourban from Fresno, CA on July 13, 2011:
Many people would have gone the easy route, and selected the big sites that everybody knows. Thank you for presenting this awesome hub with these resources. Many of these sites, I was unaware of.
Richard Ricky Hale from West Virginia on June 15, 2011:
Thanks for all the sites. I will have to check them out, especially the government site. I need a good car for cheap so I will check that out soon. Can't wait to read more and meet you formally. Best wishes Suzie.
Online Medical Training on April 29, 2011:
This is a great inspiring article.I am pretty much pleased with your good work.You put really very helpful information. Keep it up. Keep blogging. Looking to reading your next post....
suziecat7 (author) from Asheville, NC on April 17, 2011:
Thanks for reading, Treasure.
Sima Ballinger from Michigan on April 14, 2011:
Well done! I bookmarked this hub! This is a real gem. Thanks for sharing your hard work. Read about you in the recent newsletter - I am looking forward to reading more by you.
suziecat7 (author) from Asheville, NC on April 07, 2011:
Thank you all for reading, commenting and adding other interesting links.
ipnomad on April 07, 2011:
My current favorite is http://www.whosampled.com - great for finding links between songs such as who covered a song, remixes of a song and songs that sampled certain songs.
funmontrealgirl from Montreal on March 23, 2011:
Will try this right about NOW.
Tiago Marcelo on March 17, 2011:
The Optical Illusions website is fun!
pleohub from Cebu City on March 15, 2011:
Really great hub. I just hope the that Intellicast would work on our area.
Bilalnr from Islamabad, Pakistan on March 02, 2011:
Awesome Hub suziecat7!!!!!
suziecat7 (author) from Asheville, NC on February 16, 2011:
wpexplorer from USA on February 16, 2011:
Nice links! I am really liking this GovDeals.com site. I had never heard of it before. Thanks for sharing! :)
PaperNotes on February 15, 2011:
They really are worth bookmarking. Thanks.
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azure_sky from Somewhere on the Beach, if I am lucky :) on February 02, 2011:
Thanks for this interesting hub! I just bookmarked a couple of the websites... Thanks for sharing!!
Visiting Quebec on January 27, 2011:
Thanks for the great list of informative sites. Often I feel in a daze and don't know where to go when I surf the net.
kims3003 on January 24, 2011:
very well done hub with great list of bookmark sites. nice work
suziecat7 (author) from Asheville, NC on January 23, 2011:
mecheshier - You are welcome - thanks for stopping by.
Jimmy - thanks - I'll try.
Jimmy on January 23, 2011:
Thank you. If possible post an update.
Your hubs Rock!
mecheshier on January 21, 2011:
What a great reference article. Thank you for such wonderful links!
suziecat7 (author) from Asheville, NC on January 18, 2011:
Thank you all for your kind words.
PaperNotes on January 18, 2011:
Your hub is also worth bookmarking! Thanks for sharing those great sites with us.
truevisions on January 17, 2011:
Nice post, Thanks for your sharing.
chspublish from Ireland on January 14, 2011:
Marking your hubsite. I only know 4 of these sites and a new one I like from your suggestions is Oddcast. Thanks.
unique fashion trends on January 10, 2011:
your 15 bookmark sites are very good and useful for anyone and also for me.
John on January 01, 2011:
Love this site. Very nicely done. You may want to check mine out http://www.awesomewebsites.org/
suziecat7 (author) from Asheville, NC on December 28, 2010:
Thank you all for your kind comments.
lender3212000 from Beverly Hills, CA on December 28, 2010:
Some great ideas in there, thanks!
Vie Singal on December 28, 2010:
My kids love Onemotion... and I've been using Intellicast everyday for the last 2 years. Great to know I'm not alone! Thanks for the info.
arik on December 16, 2010:
great site lists.. but i cant see any live cams on earthcam :(
Xishan Ansari from Pakistan on December 12, 2010:
impressive information like it :)
masterarts on December 08, 2010:
great hub tnx for that share
K. L. Potter from Chicago on December 03, 2010:
What a terrific list. I had a blast with Oddcast!
KLeichester on December 02, 2010:
Thanks for the post. It is an interesting read.
HomeInsights on November 17, 2010:
These sound like some great sites. Thank you, will surely check them out.
Sammylin54 on November 06, 2010:
Hey that's awesome Suziecat7!
Jennie on September 03, 2010:
I have bookmarked all sites.
I also love to visit these 2 sites:
suziecat7 (author) from Asheville, NC on August 31, 2010:
infomanic - I'm glad you liked them.
DFoytik - Thanks for your comment.
DFoytik from USA on August 30, 2010:
infomanic on July 29, 2010:
great Hub, Suzie very interesting sites.
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Your post is really informative for me. I liked it very much.
Keep sharing such important posts.
suziecat7 (author) from Asheville, NC on July 14, 2010:
Coolmon2009 from Texas, USA on July 14, 2010:
I will book mark this one thanks.
suziecat7 (author) from Asheville, NC on July 09, 2010:
Athlyn and Angela - you are welcome.
Angela Michelle Schultz from United States on July 08, 2010:
Thanks so much for sharing these, especially the gasbuddy.com website!!!
Athlyn on July 06, 2010:
Wow! this is fantastic info. Thanks for sharing these links.
Google Maps now offers a street-level view. you grab the little yellow man and place it down on a street and if the area is enabled you can see someone's house. This is a great tool for exploring areas one may not have the chance to visit.
suziecat7 (author) from Asheville, NC on June 27, 2010:
Ultimatepotential - There are some good ones here. Thank you so much for stopping by.
ultimatepotential from India on June 27, 2010:
These websites are simply awesome and interesting. Glad you shared the links.
suziecat7 (author) from Asheville, NC on June 16, 2010:
Hi Moneylady - glad you enjoyed.
Adorababy - thanks so much for reading.
adorababy from Syracuse, NY on June 16, 2010:
Great sites. I have bookmarked a couple of them already.
Moneylady from Texas on June 07, 2010:
Good stuff!! THX!
seo tactics on May 24, 2010:
wow, some very cool sites!
suziecat7 (author) from Asheville, NC on April 13, 2010:
Yes, Intellicast is good. Gasbuddy is a regular for me also -
Rose - nice to see you.
Thank you all for stopping by.
Rose Kolowinski on April 11, 2010:
This is a fun list! I will have to try out the optical illusion site - I love things like that! Very nice hub!
DevinG from Redlands on April 06, 2010:
I do agree that a lot of these websites are awesome to bookmark! And I did not know about gasbuddy, so it is now favorited! Still, 2.99 a gallon >.< heh
save my system from United Kingdom - London on April 05, 2010:
Intellicast is a really good one. It is great informative hub, and thanks for sharing it with us. However all the remaining sites are also pretty cool as well little bit different from the web sites we often come across. I hope you will continue this and introduce some great stuff of the Internet.
suziecat7 (author) from Asheville, NC on April 04, 2010:
GeneralH - Glad you stopped by.
Gener Geminiano from Land of Salt, Philippines on April 04, 2010:
Bookmarked it thanks a lot for sharing...
suziecat7 (author) from Asheville, NC on March 31, 2010:
You are welcome.
Linda Todd from Charleston on March 31, 2010:
Another great information hub. Thank you for sharing
Sophie on March 19, 2010:
The Oddcast Demo was my absolute favorite! I like making the UK man Daniel say: You are Poo! It's hilarious and Adorable!
varkjie on March 15, 2010:
wow, some very cool sites! Thanks
Sophie on March 10, 2010:
You know, I really think it would be nicer if SitePals was free... I still like the doing the demo on Oddcast though.
reddog1027 from Atlanta, GA on February 08, 2010:
I will add this to my bookmarks. It's nice to have maps of where to go and how to get there.
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suziecat7 (author) from Asheville, NC on January 15, 2010:
Thank you all for stopping by. Govdeals. com is great and changes all the time.
rdelp on January 15, 2010:
I'm checking out govdeals.com to see if there is anything interesting on there.
carolina muscle from Charlotte, North Carolina on January 14, 2010:
wow... what a cool collection of sites !!!!!!! Thanks!
Marquis from Ann Arbor, MI on January 12, 2010:
Not always the type of sites in which I visit, they are still interesting.
mpurcell10 from Arkansas on January 03, 2010:
Great list will bookmark this page to check all of them out.Thanks for sharing.
jill of alltrades from Philippines on December 26, 2009:
Great informative hub! I am not familiar with most of them. That means I will check them out. I love google earth though and I have been visiting it often.
Thank you very much for sharing.
Shari from New York, NY on December 05, 2009:
what a fun site and such great info . . no wonder it rates so high .. everyone has got to be bookmarking it and coming back. . like i am going to do right now!!!
jerrydel44 on November 29, 2009:
Well worth the read. I also am bookmarking so I can spend more time with these sites. Excellent
Kebennett1 from San Bernardino County, California on November 26, 2009:
Cool hub! I will take a look at the sites!
suziecat7 (author) from Asheville, NC on November 25, 2009:
Thank you all for reading - the internet is a wonderful place, isn't it?
Bookmarking Demon on November 25, 2009:
Good discussion you gave more hint to make our work easy and fast. You have also provided with links nice work in there. If this can be found by more SEO they'll be happy on this keep up the good works
scheng1 on November 16, 2009:
very interesting. I think you can even use google earth to find where your spouse goes!
samironwebtrack on September 30, 2009:
really very amazing website, thanks and keep it up.
Nik @ Computer repair Lincoln on September 29, 2009:
Great list, thank you for taking the time to post it.
K Partin on August 19, 2009:
Very cool, I knew about a couple of these already but I will visit the ones I didn't know about for sure!
K Partin on August 19, 2009:
Very cool, I knew about a couple of these already but I will visit the ones I didn't know about for sure!
gupshupblog from Bangalore on August 15, 2009:
cgull8m from North Carolina on August 15, 2009:
Great sites, I love Fark, they are very funny.