Travel The World From The Comfort Of Home

Posted on January 29th, 2014 by Jean

Last week I was working very hard, and wanted to take a brief mental break throughout the day and night. I remembered someone saying, “Check out Mapcrunch. I’m so glad I did! Mapcrunch posts random street views anywhere in the world. Bonus: You can navigate them!
 
My first stop, a Japanese cemetery.
 
Japan Cemetery Mapcrunch
 
Then on to Cape Town, South Africa.
 
Cape Town South Africa
 
Mapcrunch even brings you inside places such as Saint Audoen’s Church in Dublin, Ireland.
 
Saint Audoens Dublin Ireland
 
What I like best about Mapcrunch is it’s ability to take me places I never knew existed.
 

Calle Tramo de Unión, Sevilla, Spain

Calle Tramo de Unión, Sevilla, Spain


 
Giant Rubber Ducky in Kaohsiung City, Taiwan

Giant Rubber Ducky in Kaohsiung City, Taiwan


 
Nail Salon in Moscow, Russia

Nail Salon in Moscow, Russia


 
Elbe Tunnel, Hamburg Germany

Elbe Tunnel, Hamburg Germany


 
So I highly recommend you try Mapcrunch to unwind and travel from your armchair.
 
Mapcrunch has another site called Instant Street View, perfect for visiting a specific destination! The kids and I have toured ….
 
Parthanon in Athens Greece

Parthenon in Athens Greece


 
Hint! Drop onto a blue dot to tour that area!
 
Instant Street View map

Instant Street View Map – Drag Little Person To Blue Dot To Visit Area


 
Queensland, Australia - Great Barrier Reef

Queensland, Australia – Great Barrier Reef


 
Vatican City

Vatican City


 
Machu Picchu, Peru

Machu Picchu, Peru


 
And even our own town!
 
Colorado River flows between Laughlin, Nevada and Bullhead City, Arizona

Colorado River flows between Laughlin, Nevada and Bullhead City, Arizona


 
I’ve started a Pinterest Board for our Mapquest and Instant Street View destinations, but we need your help! We’re running out of ideas!
 
• Where should the kids and I visit?
 
• Where will you visit?

 
Go, explore, enjoy, and share!

I Can See My House From Here

Posted on February 16th, 2009 by Jean

Last night, Pearl asked to look at our house on my phone. She clicked on the map icon, and viewed a satellite pic of our property.
 

Satellite view of our street.
 
Pearl noticed a little man on top of the the satellite image. Pushing it, to our surprise, brought the image to street level. We were looking at our house!
 

 
We could move the image up and down our street, and view a 360 image of our neighborhood! It was a bit unnerving, but I suppose these images have a purpose.

You can try it yourself by visiting maps.google.com. Type in an address, a business, or a town. Zoom in to easily view the streets on the map, then drag the little man to the street you want to view.

Here is our local community college as seen on Google Maps.
 

 
Here is a house I lived in during my high school years.
 

 
What’s your opinion of Google’s street-level maps? Informative or creepy?

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