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!

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23 Responses to "Travel The World From The Comfort Of Home"

  1. Wow. You have selected all great places. I have always wanted to visit Japan.

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    Jean Reply:

    Thank you, Lady Lilith! You’ll be able to visit Japan virtually for now. :-)

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  2. That’s really cool! I’m going to try some towns where my ancestors came from and check it out later today.

    I think Canyonlands National Park is the most scenic place on Earth and difficult to travel to some of the locations in the park, so that would be a good one, too.
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    Jean Reply:

    OMgosh, Bijoux! I had no idea! Thank you for the travel tip! The kids are going to love visiting there. How incredibly gorgeous.

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  3. Very cool….I will be checking it out. Thanks for sharing.
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    Jean Reply:

    You’re welcome, Ingrid! You’ll be able to revisit all the grand locations you’ve already been, and maybe spy some new ones. :-)

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  4. Okay Jean, this is like the COOLEST thing! How FUN!

    I went to the site and typed in the hotel I lived in while staying in Japan (Kobe Portopia Hotel, in Kobe) for 2 1/2 months and found it! I actually found the street I used to walk down on my way to work each day. How neat it was to see that area again. I LOVE Japan!

    I think Italy would be a very cool place to visit. And one of these days, I’m going to get there. But in the meantime, I’m going to check it out on this site.

    Thanks for sharing!!!!!
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    Jean Reply:

    Thanks, Ron! I dropped in on your hotel too (thanks for telling me the name & location). So cool!
    Enjoy virtual Italy and start making your plans to get there. Fun!
    You are so welcome. I love sharing my neat finds.

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  5. i;ve beento a few of those but the rest are giving me serious wanderlust
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    Jean Reply:

    You have?! Lucky you, Elle! I’d love to visit those destinations! Now my curiosity is peeked — where did you go?

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  6. wow, i’d never heard of that site. so fun to click on different countries!
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    Jean Reply:

    Totally fun. You could use Instant Street View dot com to visit your potential new neighborhoods! :-)

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  7. Great idea for a site! Best of all, you don’t have to figure out any tricky currency exchange rates. I think I’ll take a trip to Vienna today, just because.
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    Jean Reply:

    Vienna… I almost gave up, but then saw the blue dot. I’ve landed in a gorgeous location, Babenbergerstraße. I need to learn more about that. http://www.instantstreetview.com/2m3eavz3ptueqz5iuzr2z2u Thanks, Mark!

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  8. I didn’t know this site existed. It looks great especially for me since one of the things I always liked about online gaming was going places and seeing things. Seeing real things in the world is even better. Thank you!
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    Jean Reply:

    You’re welcome, David. My hubby liked the online gaming too. Very competitive.

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  9. Wow, that looks like fun, i’ll be checking that one out.

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    Jean Reply:

    Dick, you’re traveling the world for real! Hope all is well.

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  10. This is so cool! I am going to check it out now!
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  11. OMG, that is THE COOLEST! I have never heard of this site before, and I will be visiting for sure. Also, I’m almost certain I visited that church while in Dublin. SO NEAT!

    Hmm… if you have the chance, check out Heidelberg, Germany. I guess I’m a bit biased since I did a semester abroad there, but holy hell, is it ever beautiful.

    Also, I’m going to be armchair traveling today. NJ is getting upwards of 14 inches of snow starting tonight. WAH!!!
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  12. Wow! You’ve been to some amazing places!
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  13. Jean,

    You always share the most interesting things!
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  14. Hey, Jean! I’ve missed you and wanted to stop in and say hello :) Hope all is well with you and you are enjoying your first few days of SPRING!! XOXO
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