With a child-centric focus on travel, nature and vacations, NYTimes Frugal Traveler Matt Gross takes us on a virtual web trip of learning opportunities, many of them new.
His nine-year-old daughter explores uncharted territories at Wonder Rotunda.com (you will be asked to ‘get a pass - translated give them your email addy right away.) After reminding us that Second Life is alive and well, Gross highlights classic vacation trip planners with virtual-enhanced experience.
We visit a new Geeky website GoogleMapsRoadTrip.com, a nine day digital roadtrip from Los Angeles to Richmond, Va., using Google Maps. The online video experience is produced with Ustream.tv, which mixes multiple elements from the web like Flickr photos, Wikipedia entries, and YouTube videos.
On Sept. 12, GoogleMapsRoadTrip.com sets off for New York. This virtual tour of New York City will be performed in front of a live audience.