Recently, I came across an interesting website I never knew existed. I have to warn you, it’s a tad addictive and you feel a bit like a stalker. It’s called Virtual Globetrotting.
Have you ever wondered what kind of house some of your favorite movie stars, celebs, tv/radio personalities or professional athletes live in? There are thousands of star’s homes pictured at this site and some look like hotels. They are HUGE.
Here are just a few I found under the category, “Most Popular.”
The Beverly Hill’s home of Tom Cruise and Katie Holmes.
Home of Bill Gates in Nice, France
The info at Virtual Globetrotting stated, “This is arguably one of the most superb villas in the world, back up the hills behind Beaulieu and Villefranche. One of several villas created by King Leopold of the Belgians for his various mistresses, it was for some years owned by Fiat tycoon Gianni Agnelli, and more recently purchased by Bill Gates for a sum in excess of $76m. Microsoft Co-founder Paul’s Allens Maryland Villa is minutes away.”
Michael Jordan, the retired professional basketball player lives here in Highland Park, Illinois.
The home of Oprah Winfrey in Montecito, California…
You can also search by “state” to see which celebs, professional athletes, etc… live in your state. I checked out Georgia and here are just a few that I found.
Paula Deen’s home in Savannah, GA…
Jeff Foxworthy’s home in Alpharetta, GA
Sandra Bullock’s home on Tybee Island, GA…
You can easily alternate between Bing Maps and Yahoo Maps to see different homes and different views. Some houses are viewable from the “street view” via Google’s Street View…like Ashley Judd’s home, below.
There’s some rather unusual things on there, too. You can see pics of glaciers, volcanoes, mountain ranges, forests…even the surface of the moon. Here’s a couple of neat ones I found.
Blue whale skeleton, outside the Long Marine Laboratory at the University of California, Santa Cruz
Hanwell Maze in Hanwell, United Kingdom
Have fun virtual globetrotting, HERE!