LIVE VIDEO FEEDS
We all enjoy sharing our travel photos and videos. Many of us will FaceTime our friends and family with a live video feed as we travel. It’s a wonderful way to stay in touch with folks back home. Did you know that “live video feeds” are also available from cruise ships (aka “bridge cams”), airports, trains, hotels, resorts, and destinations, even from a NASA spacecraft in outer space looking back at the earth? Some feature continuous live video feed, others update a live picture every few minutes.
Here are a few of my favorites.
Norway train live web came: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=DhPYnvZmFQA
- Beautiful scenery as train winds through Norway
Princess Cruises live bridge cam: https://www.princess.com/bridgecams
- Select the ship from the web site and you see what the captain sees
Several cruise lines live bridge cam: http://www.cruisin.me/cruise-ship-webcams
- Select the cruise line on your left and then a specific ship from the drop down menu
Santa Monica CA live feed: https://hdontap.com/index.php/video/stream/santa-monica-pier-live
Airports Around the World. You can live web cam almost any airport in the world. Here are a few:
- Los Angeles (LAX): https://worldcams.tv/transport/los-angeles-airport
- Tokyo Narita (NRT): https://worldcams.tv/transport/narita-airport
- “Google” the name of an airport and “live web cam” and you can get a live shot from almost any airport in the world
Sailing between Tahiti and Moorea aboard the Aremiti (which I did earlier this month): http://www.camvista.com/usercams/webcam/320061611/Aremiti-Ferry-webcam-from-Papeete-in-Tahiti-to-Moorea-Island
From Outer Space Looking Back at Earth: http://www.ustream.tv/channel/live-iss-stream
You can use live web cam feeds not only for enjoyment, but for planning your next vacation. Go “live” to a cruise ship or resort and see if you like what you see.