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Travel, Instantly--Even when stuck at your desk!

Travel, Instantly--Even when stuck at your desk! Photo

Photo by EsslingerBrian

Posted on September 27, 2010 in Trip Ideas

Ever wish you could just hit a button and--boom--be somewhere else? You can. Exploring IgoUgo member journals and photos is one way to do it, for sure--or try out Globe Genie. Globe Genie, a site designed by MIT grad student Joe McMichael, whisks you to a random location on the continent of your choice the instant you hit the “shuffle” button. We visited downtown Helsinki, Finland, a rural street outside Durban, South Africa, the Neihu District in Taiwan, and a lonely country boundary road in Australia, all in about 5 minutes.

And since that made us hungry to travel for real, we had to then check out IgoUgo member fizzytom’s journal about Helsinki’s Korkeasaari Zoo, durbaniteUSA’s account of Durban’s spice-filled Victoria Street Market, skewedstyle’s beautiful photos of Taiwan, and LenR’s entire review-filled Sydney, Australia journal.

Some of skewedstyle's Taiwan photos:

Fishcakes at Nanmen Market

Meditation in Yangming Park

Ramshackle restaurant in Jinguashi

Inside Longshan Temple

Chian Kai-Shek Memorial

We’re re-inspired. It’s time to hit the road!

Posted by LonelyHighway (Kelly L. Phillips)

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