Things are quite different in 2020, that's for sure. People across the world are staying home, quarantining, and practicing social distancing. While staying home is necessary right now, it comes with a lot of extra time and a lot of extra day-dreaming. Definitely woke up our travel bug! From live webcams to interactive field trips and 360-degree videos to virtual tours, let's explore some alternatives to safely explore your favorite places!
Looking for culture or education?
Google Arts & Culture teamed up with over 2,500 museums and galleries around the world to bring anyone and everyone virtual tours and online exhibits of some of the most famous museums around the world! You can literally see art all over the world. Museums from Tokyo to Los Angeles to Amsterdam to São Paulo have opened their virtual doors to the public to help you scratch your itch.
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Smithsonian Magazine has also compiled a collection of coverage dedicated to virtual reality experiences, digital exhibits, and books that will transport you to far-off lands.
Longing for National Parks or Animal Viewing?
Plenty of National Parks offer live webcams so you can join in on the action and feel apart of the experience, right from home!
Longing for a worldly experience?
We picked two of our favorite world destinations to share, but there are plenty more out there to explore! We've also linked to popular sites that have more destinations available!
While nothing will compete with the true experience of being there, we hope that this can hold you over until it's safe to travel again! The world has so much to explore and living in the era of technology has made it even easier to scratch the travel itch.