Virtual Touring

Sometimes I want to be somewhere I’m not. Today, it was Yosemite. Fortunately, there’s a high-tech solution: virtual touring.

Here are a few of my favorite resources.

There are many more resources you can use for virtual traveling.

Do you use the Internet to “travel”? What are your favorite resources?

Update (2/15/2010). Here are a couple more resources I should have mentioned:

  1. Twitter — Chances are, there’s someone on Twitter tweeting about the location you’re interested in. Tweeting about the location likely will result in your being followed by that someone. For example, I tweeted about Yosemite and was soon followed by @THEYosemiteBlog. Doing a people search for Yosemite resulted in a lot more hits.
  2. Blogs — Finding blogs about a certain topic is easy. Google’s Blog Search or Technorati are great resources to find blogs.

Google Earth

Wow! Wow!! WOW!!!

Take Google Maps, add a slick user interface and a lot of functionality, and you’ll get Google Earth.

Warning: You will spend a lot of time with this program. I’ve already located all the places I’ve ever lived, my friends’ and family’s houses, places I’ve worked, and our most recent vacation spots. Oh, and “flown” between them all.

Did I say “wow”??