The ongoing coronavirus pandemic has severely limited global travel. Canadian and other travellers have been forced to cancel their flights, postpone their vacations, and reschedule their cruises. Thanks to a growing number of effective vaccines, there’s a ray of hope for the world. But even as the end of the deadly pandemic draws nearer, people are still advised to stay at home and avoid non-essential travel.
But the fact that you can’t leave your home doesn’t mean you can’t explore new destinations. You can still visit famous places around the world virtually thanks to technology. Here are some of the ways to explore the world during the pandemic.
Chill on the Beach in Rio de Janeiro
From the world-famous Christ the Redeemer statue to Copacabana Beach, visit all the fantastic sights of Rio de Janeiro without leaving your home. This virtual tour from Kayak gives you the opportunity to explore the Brazilian city at the click of a button. There’s even the option of taking a helicopter ride to explore the city from a bird’s eye view.
Marvel at the Splendour of the Northern Lights
If you’ve always wanted to see the Northern Lights (Aurora Borealis) but never had the chance, well, you are in luck. Thanks to a five-minute tour courtesy of the Lapland project, you can witness the beauty of the aurora borealis in Norway virtually. Explore the Norwegian Lights from the Abisko national park, Northern Sweden, and Mount Noulj in immersive 360° videos courtesy of this amazing trip.
Scale the Everest
Thanks to VR technology, you can now ascend to the top of the world’s tallest mountain from the comfort of your living room. Get interactive 360° views of the snowy peaks of the Everest between Nepal and China in one of the most exciting virtual experiences you’ll come across, all thanks to Google Maps. You can also hop on a helicopter to get a view from above.
Explore an Egyptian Tomb
The Egyptian Tourism Board is offering enthusiastic explorers from across the globe an opportunity to explore the mysterious tombs of Egypt. This tour gives you a chance to dig deep into the tombs of pharaohs and queens, such as Queen Meresankh’s III 5,000-year-old tomb. This virtual trip is the ideal opportunity to explore the architectural wonders of Egypt without leaving your home.
Explore the World Vicariously With Travel Programming
With its vast travelogue collection, Netflix offers viewers an excellent opportunity to explore the world vicariously during the pandemic. Make sure that you use a Virtual Private Network (VPN) to get unlimited access to Netflix content. If you want to know how to watch Netflix with a VPN, it’s all quite simple. Download and install a VPN on your device. Once you change your virtual location on the app, you can unlock the Netflix catalogue of travel films, documentaries, and series in that region.
The ongoing pandemic has brought many aspects of our lives to a standstill. With global travel out of the picture, we have no option but to embrace alternative ways to travel and explore the beauty of our world. Take the above virtual tours to marvel at this exquisite beauty without even stepping out of your front door.