Let’s See the World! 5 Virtual Travel TipsJuly 06, 2020
Summer travel plans canceled? During COVID-19, traveling is limited. Especially if we have underlying medical issues or are otherwise at higher risk, we need to take extra precautions to stay safe and healthy. While that means that traveling the world may be postponed for a bit, that doesn’t mean we can’t see so many great sights!
Sure, you may be asking, “but how?!” Virtually! Yes, through technology, we can travel the world. We’re sharing 5 tips to start your virtual travel experience.
#1 Go to Your Favorite Museum!
Museums around the world are offering virtual tours and remote interactive experiences of their exhibits and collections. Travel & Leisure shared 12 famous museums offering a virtual travel experience; check them out here! As a few examples, you can go to:
#2 Go to Japan!
That’s right; thanks to technology, you can take a virtual trip across the world! The Japan National Tourism Organization offers this great 360-degree VR movie. If you’re looking to watch something in real-time, you can also check out a livestream of Shibuya Crossing in Tokyo! Be sure to check out other virtual travel options in Tokyo by taking a peek at these 11 Ways to Experience Tokyo from your Couch.
#3 Visit a National Park!
National Parks are offering virtual tours! We love this virtual tour from Yosemite National Park. Stunning!
#4 Go to the Zoo!
The San Diego Zoo is absolutely famous for its incredible breadth of wildlife. Want to experience the zoo from the comfort of your own home? This zoo has many virtual options, including live cams of elephants, giraffes, pandas, and more! The site also includes some great informative videos for all the animal lovers out there.
#5 Outer Space!
We don’t have to limit ourselves to the Earth either—at least when it comes to virtual travel! In fact, you can “go” to Mars! Check out Google & NASA’s 3d replica of the Marian surface.
When it comes to the virtual travel options on the internet, the opportunities really are endless! Forbes has listed the world’s 15 best virtual tours to take during the pandemic; check out this list here and enjoy your virtual travels!
To learn more about the types of activities we plan at Blue Harbor, hop on over to our Facebook page and keep an eye on our blog for frequent updates. We’d love to hear about YOUR favorite virtual tours, so be sure to share with us on social media!
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