During these unprecedented times, us travelers need out of the box ideas to satisfy our wanderlust. While we book our trips for next year, let's take a virtual journey to places we've never experienced. Let me take you through an all inclusive guide to crushing quarantine from the comfort of your couch.
Virtual Tours of Tourist Destinations
1. Machu Picchu, Andes Mountains, Peru
With 360 degree views of the ruins of Inca settlements and lush green landscapes, you can visit every popular vantage point virtually. The tour even comes with a comprehensive narrator to fully immerse you in the experience.
2. The Louvre Museum, Paris
As a popular attraction visited by millions of tourists in-person every year, the Louvre Museum has created virtual tours to attend during this unprecedented time. During the tour, you can explore highlighted exhibits and learn more about each collection with detailed descriptions provided.
3. Georgia Aquarium, Georgia USA
Nothing is better than the views that nature provides, so through the use of various webcams, you can get your daily dose of the outdoors. The Aquarium also offers daily and weekly livestream videos to help educate kids on animals and their habitats, a great option for keeping the kids entertained and educated.
4. Tokyo, Japan
This three minute tour is perfect for those who want to see the most in the smallest amount of time. Simply put on a VR headset or use the arrows in top left corner of the video to look around as you explore this amazing area.
5. The Vatican, Rome
The spectacular architecture and historic monuments are a must see at The Vatican. Since we cannot visit in person, The Vatican provides online tours where you can step into the Sistine Chapel and more!
Top Travel Themed TV/Film Picks
Our Planet - Witness the planet's breathtaking beauty and learn about how you can make a difference in the world.
The Hundred Foot Journey - An Indian family is relocated to a quaint French village and decide to open an Indian eatery, but have to deal with difficult competition.
Emily in Paris - A post-grad from Chicago moves to Paris for an unexpected job opportunity at a French marketing firm.
Chef's Table - Meet chefs around the world who are redefining gourmet food with innovating dishes.
Bizarre Foods: Delicious Destinations - Explore iconic foods that define cultures all around the world with Andrew Zimmerman.
Down to Earth with Zac Efron - Travel around the world with Zac Efron and explore how people can live sustainably and begin to create change in the world.
Looking for more media inspired by travel? Check out our blog on TV shows to inspire your next trip!
Try out these amazing travel-themed DIY projects that you can do from the comfort of your home.
For more at home craft ideas, check out our blog on crafts to do with your travel mementos! Even though travel is impossible for many right now, there are so many things you can do at home to satisfy your fernweh. In addition to planning your trips for next year, think outside of the box and experience traveling from the comfort of your home! We know it's not the same as actually being there, it's an excellent filler until we can get back out there!
Any other tips for curing your wanderlust? Leave them in the comments!
This blog was written by Featured Wrighter, Isabel Hosley.