Who wouldn’t want the superpower to teleport to any place on the globe instantly? It may not be as good as the real thing, but Globe Genie harnesses the power of Google Street View to send you just about anywhere, virtually.
Let’s say you are travelling on one passport and your friend is travelling on another, how do you find a visa-free destination that both of you could visit together? Do it using That Visa.
Simply enter the passports of the people travelling together, whether it be a couple or a group, and the website will spit out a list of countries you could go to without having to secure a pesky visa.
Picking the best location for your hotel stay in a city you’ve never visited can be a bit of a crap shoot, but City Map creates heat maps based on your interests to pinpoint the best place to base yourself.
Listening to air traffic controllers on the radio is not an activity that appeals to everyone, but there are enough aviation geeks out there that it has spawned an entire website that collects dozens of live streams from airports around the world. Get your #avgeek fix on LiveATC.net
Want to enjoy the vicarious thrill of watching someone else’s airline flights? Aviation photographer and videographer Noel Marsh-Giddings created Inflight Video in 2014 to provide high quality, full length flight videos of entire airline flights for viewers as if they were onboard themselves. These videos can last from 30 minutes to a mind-numbing nine hours. Who says flying is exciting?
One of the charming things you can encounter while you travel are street musicians that really give you a feel for a place. I was just in Cuba where music is everywhere. Musicians are found on every street corner and music spills out of numerous bars and restaurants.
StreetMusicMap aims to collect short videos of street musicians from various parts of the world. Click on the map and explore the sounds of our global village.
Every New Year, travel publications offer their list of 10 places that you should visit in the coming year. Many are based around anniversaries or perceived popularity, but many seem to be selected randomly as long as they don’t match previous years’ selections.
Why not just randomly generate a list of country names instead? I’d bet that it would be just as interesting and probably just as believable as anything chosen by travel writers.
Here are 10 random countries, I selected using Random List Generator:
- Trinidad & Tobago
- Sri Lanka
It might be a bit heavy on West African destinations, but I’d happily visit any of those places and several of them are already on my bucket list.
Give it a try and share your lists with us.
Random Lists Generator:
Armchair travel has taken on a whole, new meaning in the age of first-person video. This website offers POV videos of all sorts of places taken from cars, planes, trains and many other modes of transportation. It’s the next best thing to being there.
Need basic information about a destination? Basetrip makes it easy. Simply enter the country you live in and the country you are travelling to and Basetrip gives you a selection of useful facts to orient you on what to expect if you go there.
Whether it’s the world’s largest catfish or a replica of the Stanley Cup made out of bacon, Roadside America is a user-generated database of some of the weirdest roadside attractions to be found anywhere in America (and Canada). Check it out before your next road trip.