Unless you’re planning to travel across the icy Southern Ocean or deep into the Brazilian rainforests for your next vacation, you probably won’t see Antarctica or the Amazon anytime soon. The same goes for the world’s less remote places. Many of us, depending on location and circumstances, may never see Australia, Asia or even common European tourist attractions.

Brighton Pavilion in Google Street View

Google Street View’s collection of images extends far beyond streets at this point. Photo by Yandle.

Though it’s not exactly the same as being there, we can visit these areas and other amazing sites across the globe with Google Maps. More than just checking out satellite imagery, we can actually survey the land (or the sea) with Street View as if we’re on foot (or boat, or rail, as the case may be).

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