For most of us, traveling has been a real challenge in the past two years, but that doesn’t mean that you have to miss the overall experience. Luckily, traveling companies, organizations, and institutions teamed up in an attempt to bring fun to our homes.
You just need a little bit of imagination to turn your dull day into a unique experience. However, if you need help planning your virtual trip, we have some great suggestions for you to go through.
1. Going on a safari
If safari has always been on your bucket list, now you have a chance to have a peek into a unique savannah ecosystem and admire some of the most majestic species of the animal kingdom. Since tourists currently can’t visit Africa’s national and safari parks, a travel company andBeyond decided to bring the experience to your living room.
Twice a day, you can join a live safari, and each stream lasts around three hours. Expert guides host all streams, and the whole experience feels very authentic since animals change their routes every day, and the program changes accordingly. This way, you can see the pride of lions taking a nap after a big meal or a herd of antelope running across the river.
Also, afternoon streams have an excellent commentary for kids with a live chat where they can ask questions and learn more about their favorite wild animals.
2. Streaming a travel show
Streaming services offer a wide array of travel shows and movies to cater to all tastes. If you’re wondering how to survive Saharan heat or Amazonian parasites without proper equipment and with almost no food, Man vs. Wild is a choice for you. This TV classic features Bear Grylls, an ex SAS trooper who shares his military experience to teach you how to survive in the most severe conditions.
On the other hand, if you want to enjoy beautiful nature but want to skip the survival part, Planet Earth is an excellent choice. Sir David Attenborough will show you the most inspiring corners of our planet while pointing out some of the greatest threats to Earth’s well-being. Moreover, the show will teach you how to be a more conscious traveler and take better care of your environment.
However, streaming services often put a geo-restriction on some of their shows, meaning that you may not find what you’re looking for. To avoid possible restrictions, download a VPN app on your device. A Virtual Private Network will help you hide your actual IP address and provide you with another one. Let’s say you want to watch a show available only on Netflix in the US.
In this case, you’re going to change the location in your VPN app to the US, and you’ll gain full access to the US catalog.
3. Watching the Northern Lights
Maybe you weren’t planning on heading north any time soon, but that doesn’t mean you can’t enjoy one of nature’s most spectacular creations. The child in you can rejoice because you can take a virtual dog sled and reindeer tour to enjoy the magical lights. Furthermore, you can visit a famous ice hotel, where every single item has been made of ice, including the bed.
Also, all activities have a VR feature to give you an even better experience. If you need an idea on how to spend an evening alone, lay the blanket on the floor, put your VR headset on, and immerse yourself in this unique experience.
4. Taking a virtual tour
Those who like sightseeing don’t have to miss out since there is an abundance of virtual tours to choose from. Almost all major tourist attractions have some virtual experience you can engage in. For instance, if you want to stroll across the Great Wall of China and embrace the beauty of one of the most astonishing architectural wonders of the ancient world.
Furthermore, if you want to explore the cradle of European civilization, hop to ancient sites in Greece. Now you can download an app that will bring the Acropolis into your palm. With the app, you’ll be able to explore the ruins in detail from every standpoint. Considering that most sites can be observed from far, the app will bring you even closer, and it’ll give you a deeper insight.
Every romantic out there probably knows the love story behind the Taj Mahal, one of the most beautiful pieces of architectural art in the world. Even though you maybe can’t take a photo on a famous bench, you can still get a glimpse of delicate ornaments and majestic minarets.
5. Visiting museums
You don’t have to wait for borders to open if you want to step into the colorful world of Frida Kahlo. The Frida Kahlo Museum in Mexico City opened its door for virtual tours as well. You can stroll through Frida’s house and get a glimpse of the artist’s private life that had such a substantial impact on her art.
If you want to visit the home of another strong woman, we recommend you to stop by the Jane Austen Museum in the small village of Chawton. Jane Austen has laid the foundation of modern novels and had a lasting influence on European literature. This virtual tour will bring you a little bit closer to this literary genius.
In addition to exploring a magnificent 17th-century cottage in the South East of England, you can see Austen’s handwritten pieces, her book, and jewelry collection, as well as antique furniture that was initially in the house when she lived there.
Furthermore, those who enjoy the work of Dutch masters can pop over to Amsterdam and visit the remarkable Rijksmuseum. The museum exhibits some of the greatest names in art history like Rembrandt, Vermeer, Van Gogh, and Breugel. Take your time and enjoy examining these truly exceptional pieces in detail.
There you have it! An ultimate list of virtual experiences you can enjoy right now. It’s a great way to spend some time with your partner or friends, and trust us when we say that it can become a little bit addictive, especially if you’re using a VR headset. Thus, buckle up and choose your first destination.