Travel as we know it has changed in the near term. You can, however, continue to fantasise. The message is obvious all throughout the world: no non-essential travel should be undertaken, both locally and abroad. With the global closure of borders and transit hubs, staying indoors and flattening the curve is more important than ever. The good news is that you don’t have to stop daydreaming. In fact, it is an excellent time to reflect on your favourite destinations and plan your next journey.
The world has rapidly responded to “social distancing” directives, making it simpler than ever to “travel” without leaving your house. From celebrity chef-led cooking lessons on Instagram to live streaming of concerts to virtual tours of museums, tourist boards from across the world are giving a variety of tailored experiences online to showcase their country’s beauty.
Anyone who wants to experience the great outdoors digitally will find escaping to a simulated reality by the sea or in the woods relaxing. You’ll discover that these virtual experiences provide just a little bit of consolation to help us cope with this period of confinement since our senses are immersed in the calming sights and sounds of nature. Here are the best virtual travel experiences you should check out. Let’s jump right in!
1. See the Entire Collection of Louvre, Paris
The world’s most visited museum has made its complete collection of over 480,000 artworks available to see for free online. This means you can have a close look at the Mona Lisa from the comfort of your own home. The Winged Victory of Samothrace, a 2nd century BC marble sculpture of the Greek goddess Nike, and Venus de Milo, a sculpture by Alexandros of Antioch, are among the artworks. You may see paintings, jewellery, fabrics, furniture, and a variety of other historical artefacts. Items in storage or on loan to the museum can also be viewed, in addition to those on exhibit.
Your “The Sound of Music” aspirations may be on hold for the time being, but there are still ways to keep your Austrian dreams alive. Through digital technology, you may explore Austria’s rolling hills and high peaks, with lots of inspirational information to help you get through your loneliness. If you’re itching for a taste of Austrian cuisine, wear your apron and try your hand at making some regional specialities at home. You may find some of the most delectable Austrian recipes to keep you occupied.
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3. Gaze at the Northern Lights
Pick yourself up and marvel at the wonder of nature’s beauty when everything looks bleak. You can view the Northern Lights in real-time from your sofa, thanks to smartphone apps like Proxgy. While it isn’t quite the same as witnessing the spectacular phenomena in person, it does provide some travel ideas for your next vacation to Iceland, Canada, Sweden, Greenland, or New Zealand.
4. VR National Parks
Thanks to Proxgy, wildlife buffs can view real-time animal video and bring South African game reserves into their homes. Travellers may participate in unique virtual experiences such as a private zoom session with guides who can answer questions, share stories from previous drives, or analyse sightings recorded at the reserves.
5. Virtual Wildlife Safaris
Safari fans can view real-time animal videos and bring South African game reserves into their homes. Travellers may participate in unique virtual experiences such as a private zoom session with guides who can answer questions, share stories from previous drives, or analyse sightings recorded at the reserves.
So, there you have it – 5 great virtual travel experiences that you can explore alone or with your entire family. There’s something for everyone in the virtual tourism world and we guarantee that no one will be left empty-handed.