Use technology to travel the world by webcam

Wednesday 23, June 2010


Use technology to travel the world by webcam


Guide to using webcams in various worldwide locations to visit a variety of global locations.


A new world webcam directory, brings far flung locations into your home or office with it’s wide and ever increasing range of webcams, showing views of beaches, cities, famous landmarks, landscapes and much more from all around the globe. 


For many people. it represents one of the major benefits of the technological revolution, and something that until relatively recently would be almost inconceivable, the ability to sit in the comfort of your own home and travel the world, viewing exotic and remote locations that you may never actually get to visit in person. At the click of a mouse button you can be instantly transported to a glorious beach in Australia, into the peaks of the Himalayas or into the shadows of our planet’s great wonders such as the Eiffel Tower of Great Pyramids at Giza. 


A number of innovations that were almost beyond imagining just a couple of short decades ago now make this an everyday possibility for many people. Online developments such as Google Earth and Street View can take you just about anywhere on the planet in the blink of an eye, revisiting old haunts, checking out a favourite holiday destination of the past, or checking out places you may want to go in future. How brilliant is it to be able to go to a holiday resort before you actually go away, and take some time to familiarise yourself with the location and surroundings? 


Excellent though these facilities are, they still fall short of the live element, and this is where the humble webcam comes into its own. Erected in locations from the mundane to the spectacular, there’s very few popular places on the planet that don’t have a webcam pointed at them these days. Hunting them out individually can take up way too much valuable time, but thankfully we’ve seen the development of a number of webcam directories in recent years, where available web cameras are grouped into easily accessible categories and locations, making your trip easy and quick. The directory, my world webcams, offers an excellent selection of exotic locations, where you can surf or ski, climb mountains or trawl through valleys all in one easy location. They were even able to take you onto the slopes of Eyjafjallajokull fra Valahnuk in Iceland, to witness first hand the recent eruption of the mighty volcano from a safe distance.


So next time you have a little free time on your hands while surfing the net, why not go on a quick trip around the world, guided by global webcams, and witness live views from any one of a number of spectacular locations?



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