The new version of Google Earth is always open in my browser. It works directly in a tab now, rather than being a program that I have to run separately, and it is the one tab I will never close. If I'm at a loose end I switch across to it, click the button that takes me to a random landmark or place, and zoom around for a while. Or I use Mapcrunch to find a random Streetview point and explore from there. It's a useful tool but it's also a great toy.
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