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Explore the World (From Home) with Google Map Treks

This website from Google lets you explore some of the most spectacular scenery in the world.

By: Kyle Frost + Save to a List

This morning I got out of bed, made my (large) pot of coffee and sat down at my computer. Then, I climbed the Nose on El Capitan with Lynn Hill, followed by a bucket-list re-affirming trip to Mont Blanc. Not bad for 9am.

TheGoogle Maps Treks site lets you explore a range of impressive spots around the world with street view. Places range from the Amazon Basin, to Petra, Jordan and the Galapagos. It's a hit-list of "places I'd rather be right now". It might not be as good as actually traveling, but hey, I'll take what I can get right now.

Here are a few of the spots you can check out, or see them all here.

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