So budget woes have kept you from taking a holiday vacation this year.
Same here for the Squirrel Queen.
For those of us who spend hours watching the Discovery and History channels, this will be a perfect alternative to that whirlwind trip around the world.
Instead of forking over wads of cash to fly your extra bag across the globe, just click on Google Street View’s tour of the ruins of Pompeii.
The tour of the city that Vesuvius stopped in time is cool stuff that can entertain you for hours.
It doesn’t come with a tour guide and you can’t buy tacky souvenirs, but it’s a great trip none-the-less.
Now if I can just find the baths with all the naughty frescoes they always allude to during shows about those randy Italians.
Here’s more Google fun.
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Treasure maps are so last century.
According to the Telegraph, an LA man has now used the Internet and Google Earth to find a shipwreck that he claims is filled with silver and gold.
The location of the swamped Spanish ship is somewhere along the coast of Texas.
He is suing for the right to dig up what he believes is his treasure.
If you aren’t into sunken ships, Urlesque has the top 10 views captured by Google Street Maps, including passed out drunks, rescued kitties and bicycle accidents.
There are more unusual Street view captures at the Google Street View Gallery.
And here are some videos mocking Google’s invasive in your neighborhood vibe.