Sometimes when I'm up really late at night, I check out webcams around the world. I've never been out of the country except to Canada and Mexico, although I yearn to. Yearn, I tell ya. I'm also a big history buff and just generally nosy. So here are some of my favorites:
Trafalgar Square, London: Because I really really really really want to go to England. Really.
Penzance, Cornwall: Because I really really really want to go there, too (some ancestors came from this part of England in the early 1800s).
Charlottetown, Prince Edward Island: Okay, let's just assume that I really really, etc. want to go to each of these spots. I am a big BIG Anne of Green Gables fan.
Blewett Pass, Washington: Okay, the view is of a highway, but the town is named after some distant ancestors (related to the Cornish ones).
Mount St. Helens: Cause it's cool to watch a volcano. It is.
Cape Hatteras, North Carolina: Hey! I've already been to this one! (Although I guess the webcam is currently on the fritz.)
Times Square, Manhattan: Hey! I've been here, too! They are so right: this city never sleeps.
Heidelberg, Germany: My dad lived here as a child, and I would love to visit, especially to walk on Der Philosophenweg (The Philosopher's Walk). Shelley and Byron once walked there. My dad, too!
Liverpool, England: Because, you know, wanna go. Love The Fab Four.
Paris, France: Yay! Eiffel Tower!
Giza, Egypt: Pyramids!
Purdue University, West Lafayette, Indiana: My alma mater.
Here's a new one I found just now: Galway, Ireland. My in-laws are on their way to Ireland as I write this and will be heading to Galway tomorrow.
So anyway, that's what I do when I've got insomnia. I travel around the world. Fun, no? I'm always interested in snooping on other exciting places, so if you have any webcam favorites, let me know!