Random vacation location generator
Replies: 13 - Last Post: Jan 18, 2012 8:53 PM Last Post By: legendarydrew
Oct 25, 2006 3:31 PM
Random vacation location generatorHi there!
Does anybody know of an online destination generator for random vacations? You know, like if you click a 'button' a different world location shows up?
I think it'd be a cool idea for an original vacation that may not otherwise been considered. Interesting experimental travel idea, perhaps?
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Jun 7, 2007 10:11 PM
I read Tessarex's post and thought it sounded like a really good idea, so I'm building one of my own (I'll put it on the web when it's done).
Do you think many people would really be interested in something like this? I mean, I'm gonna build it anyway, for my own interest/maybe use, but it'd be nice to get other opinions.
Also, can anyone think of a good name..? "Random vacation location generator" is descriptive, but not very snappy!
Jun 16, 2007 12:59 AM
Jun 16, 2007 2:50 AM
10Sorry, should have made those links...
Tool to Mathematically Generate Random locations on Earth
A few random vacations chosen that way
I must add, it is a really great way to discover new places you probably never would think to go otherwise. I've had a blast with the vacations I picked that way. If all goes well, I should do my next one next year.
Jul 13, 2010 2:20 PM
11LOL that planethopper one looks good but when I tried it the first place it suggested me was Gaza!! "Getting into Gaza is both difficult and unwise. In fact, as of around 2003, all would-be visitors were required to apply in advance for Israeli permission to enter the Strip. The application is usually submitted through your embassy in Israel and, in theory takes between 5-10 days. In practice, it can take months, and if you're not either a fully accredited journalist or an aid/human rights worker, you're unlikely to get permission to enter Gaza from Israel."
Aug 22, 2011 4:43 PM
12We use the web site itouchmap.com. Draw numbers out of a hat for the digital latitude and longitude and the map will show the place on the earth that corresponds.
If you figure out the latitude and longitude of the boundaries of the United States, or your state or even county, you can make sure to draw latitude and longitude numbers that are within those boundaries to restrict your travel to that area.
We have used this for our travel the last two years. My husband and I each draw numbers for a place, and then we choose one of those two places for our vacation. Have really enjoyed the trips this way, and I can't wait to find out where we will travel next.
I try and book the closest lodging available to the point we picked, too. And on the vacation one of our points of interest is always to see the real spot in time and space that we picked on the map.
Jan 18, 2012 8:53 PM
13I came across this thread and thought I'd make a post... I've been working on http://geo-pick.com , which is exactly a site where you can choose a random city. I built it because I had trouble deciding where I wanted to travel to!
I'd appreciate any feedback on the site, as well as suggestions to improve it.
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