I recently came across a website which I believe is a nifty tool in calculating time and distance.
Travel Math is an amazing site. Using its features, one can calculate time differences between, say… Moscow and Washington (Moscow is ahead by 11 hours); the distance from Sydney to Shanghai (7835 km, or 4.8 miles); the flight time from Brisbane to Dublin (20 hours, 43 minutes). You can even calculate the flight emissions!
Also on Travel Math, you can find:
- Driving distance/time from A to B
- Fuel cost of driving from C to D
- The latitude and longitude of point E
- Closest airport and nearby hotels in point F
As a writer with several different locations all around the world as settings, Travel Math is an essential tool for my writing. I use it to calculate what time it would be in city B after the characters have travelled X hours from city A.
Even for writers who have story’s which include travel from San Francisco to New York, this can be a handy tool in working out how long it would take your characters.
You can visit Travel Math at www.travelmath.com