Travel from the comfort of your own sofa
Become a Google explorer
The company is looking for volunteers to help draw this unique 3D map of the world. They’ll lend you their Trekker camera to take as many photographs as possible. Google hasn’t forgotten, however, that their most powerful tool is the users themselves and their expansive collection of panoramic photos. There’s still a lot of the (virtual) world to discover!
Entry is free of charge. Jordan is the latest to be added to a long list of exciting destinations and unqiue adventures such as the Samburu National Reserve in Kenya, a submarine trip along the Great Barrier Reef and trekking to Everst base camp. You can also explore The White House, the British Museum and the Sagrada Familia Cathedral 24 hours a day at the click of your mouse. Click on the map and start travelling! The hardest continent to explore in this way is Africa, so the Samburu gallery is especially recommended.
Let’s travel back in time
Street View doesn’t just let you travel to any place in the world, it also allows you to travel into the past. In its computer version, it allows you to enter a timeline that stores all images from Google since 2007. You’ll be surprised to see just how much the world has changed in ten years.