How to Explore the World Virtually in 2021

 

 

The Corona-Virus pandemic has changed how we live and interact with other people. Global lockdowns have seen people stay indoors, and there is no end in sight. However, this does not mean we cannot enjoy the things we used to do, albeit virtually. Here are some things you can do from the comfort of your living room sofa. Virtual travel is here to stay while we wait and see how the Covid situation pans out.

How to Explore the World


You can visit any place on earth virtually. It is not the same as going there in person, but it is still as exciting and costs you nothing!


● Virtual Tours


You can travel the world via virtual reality (VR) tours in 360-degree videos. You can take a virtual trip to Japan, explore the Northern Island coasts, take a hike on the Great Wall of China, take a trip to view Chile's natural wonders, tour World Heritage Sites, and so much more.


● Join Museum Tours


Many Museums are giving their visitors virtual tours, and you can visit most museums for their virtual Tours. The British Museum was already a step ahead with the launch of Hold the World experience in 2018.


Other tours include The Vatican City’s Sistine Chapel, the Acropolis Museum in Athens, the State Hermitage Museum- St Petersburg, the Metropolitan Museum of Art, The Grammy Museum, and many others. You can also go to Google Arts and take virtual tours. Google Arts & Culture has collaborated with more than 2,500 museums and galleries globally to bring the Museum experience to
your living room.


● Stream Travel Programs


Streaming travel programs via the internet is another way to visit any place on earth. With fantastic travel programs on Amazon, Netflix, or Hulu, you can take virtual trips that span Singapore’s hawker markets, Mexican markets, the streets of Hong Kong, etc.


Look for different live streaming services that allow you to travel the world without leaving your home.


● Virtual Cruises


If you always wanted to go on a cruise ship but never had the opportunity, a virtual cruise is possible. Take a virtual sail to different destinations in the world via your computer on cruise ships like the Caribbean Cruise Line, Holland America, Crystal Cruises, Lindblad Expeditions, etc.


● Virtual Safaris


You can take African Virtual safaris to game reserves in Africa. andBeyond, a luxury tour operator, has been running a live stream from game reserves in South Africa. They also offer private Zoom sessions for viewers to chat and ask the tour guides questions or share their own experiences on the reserves' sightings. You can also tune to explore.org’s live cams, which run live streams from South Africa and various other places in the world.


matthew stern

Writer’s bio:

Matthew Stern is a technology content strategist at TechFools, a tech blog aiming at informing readers about the potential dangers of technology and introducing them to the best ways to protect themselves online.

As a tech enthusiast and an advocate for digital freedom, Matthew is dedicated to introducing his readers to the latest technology trends and teaching them how to gain control over their digital lives.



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