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One of the greatest benefits that the internet revolution has brought us is the ability to visit remote, exotic areas of the world that we would have never been able to see otherwise. This kind of thing was unthinkable even a couple of decades ago, but many people can now enjoy this extraordinary luxury at any time.

Innovations in mapping  technology  such as Google Earth and Street View have made it possible to visit just about any place in the world with a few mouse clicks. You can revisit the neighborhood you lived in as a child, check out some vacation spots you’ve been to in the past, or scope out an area that could be a potential new home.

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 these directories, you can find yourself looking at some of the most incredible places on the planet. You can be at the top of a snowy mountain or at the bottom of a verdant valley. Through the convenience of webcams, many of us were able to see the view from the volcano Eyjafjallajokull fra Valahnuk as it erupted in Iceland.

Next time you feel like there’s not much to do on the internet, take a trip around the world and see some of the beautiful sights through the global network of webcams.

Source by Andrew M. Miller

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