My friends, Bryan & Lisa (siblings), went down to Honduras to help build a church. As Bryan (affectionately known as B-Dog) emailed updates, I got curious where on Earth, exactly, that he was. He had mentioned La Ceiba and a nearby airport, so that gave me a general idea.
I could just go to Wikipedia and read about it, but I wanted a global perspective so I could get a "feel for it". So I started up Google Earth, typed in "La Ceiba, Honduras" and watched the camera pan over to the northern coast of Honduras. (Click for larger images.)
That's pretty convenient, I'd say. I love technology... :-) You can read a decent review of Google Earth here.