Wednesday

Virtual Travels


Let's get this out of the way: I have no life. Right, now I can tell you about something I really love doing, and hopefully you won't judge me. I really enjoy pulling up Google Maps, wiggling the cursor around the page and then looking on Street View at wherever it lands. Sometimes, you'll end up somewhere really pretty and interesting. When I find these beautiful places, I screenshot them and save them. It's a bit weird, I know, but it really makes me aware of how vast the world is and how different other countries are.
 Gibraltar
 Læsø, Denmark
 Vilnius, Lithuania
 Llandudno, Wales
 Jõgeva, Estonia
 Akoni Pule, Hawaii
 Bagenden, England
 Ipanema, Brazil
 Mt Hood, Oregon, USA
 Palapye, Botswana
 Sogn og Fjordane, Norway
Pereira, Columbia

Have you ever found anywhere really pretty or interesting on Street View? Surely I can't be the only person who does this?

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  1. Oh I do this on the time, I travel across American cities weekly via google!

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  2. I have never thought of this, but what a cool idea!! I will often look places up on Street View when I've heard of them on the news or something- I discovered that Braemar is BEAUTIFUL! I will definitely be doing this when I'm bored at work tomorrow...!! xx

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  3. Jesus Christ, you need to get a life, Becky!

    I love you.

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  4. I explored the hotel location in San Francisco before we booked the holiday with the travel agents ;)
    Rosie x | Every Word Handwritten

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    1. Ooh I do that too! You want to make sure it's a nice area!

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  5. This is such a good idea. I loveloveLOVE all the images you've chosen here that I can't even pick a favourite. Such a nice thing to do!

    ▲ WOLF WHISTLE ▲

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    1. I think my favourite is the Brazilian one.

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  6. This is such a cool thing to do! Who would have thought such petty places could come out of randomly picking a spot on a map? xx

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    1. I know! It's crazy! We live in such a beautiful world!

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  7. Omg glad I'm not the only one who does this,and hey, I live near Llandudno, I'll take you on a little tour if your ever in the area :)

    I spend waaay too much time on MapCrunch finding new places, if you haven't tried it out, give it a go - i think you'd like it :) x

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  8. Man Google Maps is so amazing. I can't get over how cool it is that you can basically click anywhere on the map and see what's there. This sounds like an awesome free time activity to me! I may have to try it sometime!

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    1. I know! Although a lot of Asia isn't on there so there's still a lot of places to explore.

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  9. I'm all for the internet, but I'd much rather actually experience these instead of look at them on google maps......

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    1. Oh me too! Unfortunately I don't have the money to go cavorting around the world on a whim!

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  10. Wow, this is great, I never realised Google maps had such lovely photos! May have to try this now!

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  11. i once found my father in law taking his dog for a walk. it's gone now, but it was definitely him.. what a funny old hobby, but you know what, a pretty awesome one. i might have to join you on your virtual travels from now on! x

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  12. I do this too, I love finding tiny towns in the US and 'walking' around.

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  13. I'm so glad someone else does this too! Of course I pretend to live in all of these places and construct a lifestyle for each of them...

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  14. These places are so beautiful! May have to start doing this.... haha

    www.xoliviamae.blogspot.co.uk

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  15. This is such a brilliant idea and really does show how different countries all have their uniqueness yet are all beautiful environments. I think I may have to do this now! xo

    Oh So Bridie | Fashion, Beauty & Lifestyle

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    1. There are so many beautiful places in this world!

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  16. I never thought of doing that, although I was using it to look up my ancestors addresses from the 1911 census.

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