The Mariana Islands are part of a great submerged mountain range that extends all the way from Guam north to Japan. While the southern Marianas are known worldwide as tourist destinations, the uninhabited northernmost islands are actually a long string of active volcanoes fed by the subduction of the Pacific Plate into the Mariana Trench, the deepest location on Earth.
Routes can curve so completely that sometimes they loop all the way around and cross over themselves at a different elevation. Generally this happens in mountainous areas or in tightly-confined urban areas where there isn’t enough space to create a…
Wednesday, 10th August 2011
Most residents of Washington, DC typically go about their daily lives removed from political machinations. Today we’re going to explore my hometown, but skip the monuments, the museums and the stereotypes to enjoy a more unusual geography. We have Exclaves…
Monday, 22nd November 2010
Previously on Google Sightseeing