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.
Who wouldn’t want their own private island to wall themselves off from the rest of the world while enjoying the comforts of wealth and opulence? After all, celebrities do it all the time. Thanks to Google Maps, we can get a glimpse of these water-bound estates and see how the other half live.
Friday, 3rd June 2011
The term “blue hole” is given to sinkholes filled with water where the entrance is below the surface; but they are perhaps more accurately described as “vertical caves”. These caves were formed through normal erosion until the end of the…
Friday, 15th April 2011
With springtime just around the corner (in the Northern hemisphere at least), some readers may be thinking about booking a holiday. You might expect that spending more money on your hotel would guarantee the best stay, but is this true…
Tuesday, 8th March 2011
This is Normans Cay in the Bahamas, and lying submerged just under the surface of the water is a genuine 1980s drug smugglers plane! Here’s a bonus underwater photo of the wreck taken by a guy who snorkled around it.…
Friday, 18th August 2006
Previously on Google Sightseeing