Webcams offer us the ability to experience sights from all over the world without leaving our homes. That’s great and all, but here at Path Untraveled, we’re all about seeing it for ourselves! Consider these great camera feeds “advanced reconnaissance” for your next travel destination. Take a look, and you’ll be grabbing your passport in no time!
1. Live Waikiki Beach Cam
This live webcam is provided by the Hilton Hawaiian Village Waikiki Beach Resort. Check out the crashing waves, Diamond Head Crater, and the great views offered from the resort!
Waikiki Beach Webcam
2. UTO KULM – Top of Zurich Cam
This is one of the coolest webcams I’ve discovered so far. The view from the UTO KULM restaurant is breathtaking! Positioned 871 meters above Zurich on Uetliberg, the local mountain, it’s hard to watch this for more than a few minutes without wanting to book a vacation.
Uetliberg, Zurich Webcam
3. AfriCam Live Safari Cams
Turn your lunch break into a safari with the webcams at Africa.com! You can choose different cameras located at various wildlife preserves and game parks throughout South Africa. There’s even a newborn Cheetah cub “baby monitor.” – ’nuff said!
4. Old Faithful Geyser Webcam
This cam gives a prestine view of the Upper Geyser Basin at Yellowstone National Park. Of course, you can catch the eruptions of Old Faithful center-screen. This area of Yellowstone has the highest concentration of geysers in the world (over 300!) If the webcam is any indication, it also has the highest concentration of people looking at geysers, although that’s not officially recognized.
Old Faithful Cam
5. Carnival Cruise Lines Ship Cams
If cruising is more to your liking, then you’ll enjoy the selection of webcams provided by Carnival. Their site offers fore and aft views from each of their ships so you can watch the sea ahead or check out the festivities on deck!
Carnival Cruise Cams
6. Glenwood Kayak Park Cam
Scope out the kayaking action in Colorado on this series of cams. You can watch streaming views of kayakers, surfers, and wakeboarders riding the current on the camera that I’ve linked to, but there are many others to choose from!
Glenwood Kayaking Cam
7. Stevens Pass Bike Park Cams
Feel like hitting the mountain trails? Me too! These cams are provided by the Stevens Pass Bike Park in Skykomish, Washington. Check out the base camp and Cowboy Mountain – and you can also check weather and snow grooming conditions for skiing.
Stevens Pass Resort Cams
There you have it! Seven webcams that are sure to get your wanderlust fired up. Have a webcam you want to recommend? Post a link in the comments below!