Yes it seems simple, time zones are pretty straight forward. But when you’ve travelled 23 hours and have no idea what time it is, it can be difficult to know what time it is back home or in another country you need to call. I used to have a fancy little business card that had all the time zones on it and a moving circle to line up the zone you’re in and the one you’re calling. In today’s world of technology, it’s a lot easier to find the info you need online.
Here are some handy time zone converters:
- Time and date.com World Clock (long alphabetical list by cities)
- TimeZone Converter (drop down lists by continent)
- Time zone Check (click-able map)
- Honda World Clock (map based)
- Qlock (Google map based)
Here’s how I keep track of it at home:
I have the time difference (in hours) between my home town and the time zones of my friends and family recorded in my Outlook address book. For example, my friend Ema lives in Bahrain, in her contact information, I have a note – 7 hours ahead of Toronto. That way when I look up her number, I always know what time it is in Bahrain. You can do the same thing on your cell phone address book.