Happily Offers Seniors a “Mini Vacation” by Way of Their Computer and Google Street View

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The Editor of Finance Marlin is excited about the efforts of Google Street View and their expansion into the hills and rainforests of Hawaii, as published on in the article ‘Hawaii hiking trails to be on Google Street view’ on 6/27/2013, and sees it as a boon to travel-restricted seniors.

he most magical places that we all know and love in Hawaii need to be reached on foot — they need to be explored that way.

Google Inc. announced that it was handing over the straps of their backpack cameras to a Hawaiian trail guide company so that they may walk the Big Island taking pictures, as reports. Evan Rapoport (Google’s Street View project manager) said, "The most magical places that we all know and love in Hawaii need to be reached on foot — they need to be explored that way." is of the opinion that everyone needs a break now and then – even if it’s on the computer. Taking our own advice, Finance Marlin is stepping away from the usual talk of no exam insurance and senior finance to introduce you to the world of Google.

This is a first for Google. Never before have they handed over their “Street View Trekker” to an outside agency. Google Maps are useful no doubt, but Street View is exactly that. When searching an address online, Street View shows an actual picture of the destination – a very handy tool when planning a short car ride, a long vacation, or even a brief “stay-cation”.

According to Jay Talway, the chief marketing officer of the Hawaii Visitors and Convention Bureau, the images should be accessible online by the end of this year or the beginning of next year. They’ll be published on Google Maps as well as on the state’s tourism website, understands that travel is expensive and only a small percentage of Americans will actually be able to see Hawaii first hand. Travel for seniors becomes more difficult given the decreased mobility and restrictions some may suffer. Parking oneself in front of the computer with a lei and a coconut drink may seem like a poor substitute for a real vacation, but it can make for a wonderful mental break and a view into lands never before seen. believes seniors should use every opportunity to explore the world around them, even if only via computer.


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