Virtual Globetrotting

Experiencing the wonders of the world without leaving home
Implications - Virtual tourism has allowed travelers to see the world without leaving home or spending a dime. Those with time restraints, tight budgets or fear of travel can immerse themselves in digital simulations of real and imagined destinations, whetting their appetites for the real thing.
SCORE: 4.5
Warm Top 6 Examples: 143,620 Total Clicks Feb 09 - Oct 09
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Interactive Wonderlands - Virtual Walkthrough of Tim Burton's Alice in Wonderland
SCORE: 6.4
Viral 79,814 Clicks Pub: Jun 22, 09
Interactive Wonderlands
Virtual Walkthrough of Tim Burton's Alice in Wonderland
Tim Burton’s Alice in Wonderland is sure to be an eccentric fantasy flick and visually splendid revival of the classic novel by Lewis Carroll. It stars 19-year-old Mia Wasikowska as Alice and none other… [More]
Unexpected Virtual Sightseeing - Bizarre Scenarios Captured by Google Maps Street View
SCORE: 5.2
Hot 43,471 Clicks Pub: Feb 6, 09
Unexpected Virtual Sightseeing
Bizarre Scenarios Captured by Google Maps Street View
A lot of people say that Google Earth and the Street View function of Google Maps invade their privacy, and this set of photographs totally proves their point. However, they are brilliantly funny and massively… [More]
Credit Crunch Tourism - Aerial Virtual Tour of NYC Lets You Check Out Manhattan for Free
SCORE: 2.7
Warm 7,155 Clicks Pub: May 8, 09
Credit Crunch Tourism
Aerial Virtual Tour of NYC Lets You Check Out Manhattan for Free
Credit crunch cramping your travel plans? This aerial virtual tour of New York City lets you glide over the Big Apple as if you were a hovering bird. The photography by Oleg Gaponyuk and Andrei Zubets… [More]
Time-Traveling Tourism - iTacitus' Augmented Reality Turns Phones Into Time Machines
SCORE: 5.3
Warm 5,402 Clicks Pub: Aug 23, 09
Time-Traveling Tourism
iTacitus' Augmented Reality Turns Phones Into Time Machines
The iTacitus project is one being carried out in the European Union that essentially uses augmented reality to create mobile phone time machines that show a given location as it appeared centuries ago.… [More]
Virtual Scavenger Hunts - Coke Ireland Launches Online Virtual City With Bebo.com
SCORE: 2.9
Mild 4,636 Clicks Pub: May 23, 09
Virtual Scavenger Hunts
Coke Ireland Launches Online Virtual City With Bebo.com
Residents of Cork, Galway, Dublin and Belfast have the opportunity to go online on bebo.com and search their virtual cities for prizes. Hunters can wander around their virtual city and interact with… [More]
Crowdsourced City Collages - Collective Flickr Photos Render 3D City View
SCORE: 4.3
Mild 3,142 Clicks Pub: Sep 19, 09
Crowdsourced City Collages
Collective Flickr Photos Render 3D City View
If you ever wanted to see a city through the eyes of its citizens, Flickr photos have now been used to render a 3D view of Dubrovnik, Croatia. The implications of this rendering are far-reaching. Virtual… [More]
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