We’ve enjoyed many benefits from the internet-related technological advancements of recent years. Surely one of the most impressive, however, is our ability to sit in our own living rooms and view images and video from around the world as if we were visiting the remote and exotic locations ourselves.
Just a couple of decades ago, people wouldn’t have even considered this to be a possibility. But today it’s available to many of us whenever the urge strikes us.
Mapping tools such as Google Earth and Street View make it possible to get both a wide-angle and close-up view of just about any place on the planet. You can go back to your old neighborhoods, see how your favorite vacation spots of the past have changed, or scout ahead for possible traveling destinations.
It’s incredible, but we can actually use these services to familiarize ourselves with an area before we travel there so that we’ll already have a good idea of where we should go.
These features may provide amazing opportunities but they’re still a bit outshined by webcams, which can be found in an incredible number of locations around the world, from everyday neighborhoods to spectacular cities.
If you’re searching on your own for a webcam pointing at a particular location, you may find it a bit difficult to locate. Thankfully, there are more and more webcam directories popping up on the internet; these directories group together webcam feeds according to location, making your search much easier.
Using webcam directories you can easily find video feeds of remote locations that you’d never see otherwise, from mountains to valleys, lakes to forests. Many people were taken via webcam to the slopes of Eyjafjallajokull fra Valahnuk in Iceland to watch as the volcano erupted.
When you find yourself bored on the internet, remember that there are a ton of webcams out there that can take you to a variety of exotic locations.