Virtual Vacation

Have you ever wanted to hike the Grand Canyon, but were just too busy, lazy or pear shaped? Well put down that eclair and grab your mouse, because Google has made it possible to take a virtual vacation through Grand Canyon National Park.
Google strapped their street view camera contraption onto two blokes and sent them down into the canyon. The team hiked to the Bright Angel campsite on the canyon floor, stayed the night and hiked out along another route the following day. This give you a 360 degree view every few yards all the way down into the canyon, and you don't even have to get sweaty.
Click the "Behind the Scenes" button for an interesting description of the process. It's a great read if you if you've ever wondered how they make the street view maps.
Google has an entire collection of none standard street view maps available to view as well. Let's get touring....