Tips on How to Explore the World without Ever Leaving Your Home In 2021
Thanks to Virtual Reality (VR) technology and 360° videography, you can virtual travel to any part of the world in the luxury of your own home. Here are some of the best ways to explore the world virtually in 2021.
The coronavirus pandemic has forced countries to rethink how they promote their tourist attractions. While some nations have reopened their borders, most travellers are still unable to venture out due to the strict new rules and restrictions on international travel. As a result, some of the world’s most popular attractions have created libraries of panoramic imagery and 360° videos to help you quench your wanderlust during a pandemic.
Go On a Digital Safari
International travel may be restricted for the moment, but that doesn’t mean that you can’t go on safari. Are you a Safari enthusiast? Catch sight of the Big Five in Africa from the comfort of your living room. Tune in to live cams on explore.org to watch Africa’s big five animals from home. Here, you can catch live streams from South Africa and other parts of the world. Some tour operators such as andBeyond.com have also been streaming live footage of wildlife from African game reserves.
Take a Sightseeing Virtual Travel Tour
Some countries have created interactive tours where they highlight their most famous beauty spots and cultural sites. You can see many wonders of the world virtually thanks to these efforts. Several capital cities, from Washington DC to London, have comprehensive virtual tours of famous landmarks and neighbourhoods. You can have a guided tour of the Eiffel Tower or explore the Statue of Liberty virtually at any time of the day. Search YouTube or Google Earth for more Virtual Reality sightseeing tours.
Go On a Virtual Hike
We have great news for avid hikers, trekkers, and nature lovers. You can travel and hike in a variety of destinations from the comfort of your living room. It’s not the same as the real thing but going on a virtual hike is an excellent alternative when you can’t be on a trail. Get to experience the spectacular Angel’s Landing, Inca Trail, Grand Canyon, and other top-rated hikes right now from your tablet or computer.
Take a Virtual Museum Tour
Some of the world’s most famous museums are offering online tours and exhibits for art lovers out there to enjoy while quarantining. Over 2500 museums around the globe are working with Google to upload high-resolution versions of millions of pieces of art, and you can explore inside the museum itself from the comfort of your home using ‘Street View.’ Explore Van Gogh Museum in Amsterdam, Chicago’s Art Institute, Pergamon Museum in Berlin, London’s British Museum, and many more without leaving your couch.
Read Travel Books and Watch Travel Content to Fuel Your Wanderlust
If virtual reality is not your thing, you can still satisfy your wanderlust by reading a travel book or streaming travel programs at home. Books can keep our sense of wanderlust alive when we want to be transported to faraway lands or go back in time before the pandemic. You can also stream travel shows and vlogs to satisfy your virtual travel cravings for the time being. We recommend using a VPN to access more online content when streaming travel programs.
With all the rules and restrictions on international travel, the ongoing Covid-19 pandemic has severely limited where people can go. Not to mention that most of the world’s iconic landmarks are currently closed to the public. However, we can still enjoy these attractions from afar with virtual travel thanks to to virtual reality technology and 360° videography. Get to explore some of the world’s most popular destinations, including museums, national parks, zoos, and much more from the comfort of your home.