Travel Anywhere From Your Home—Virtually!
Much to the dismay of the avid traveler and hard workers looking forward to their vacations, Covid-19 brought the world to a standstill. Even though many businesses are reopening in NJ now, the boarders of the world and access to its greatest treasures remain barred. While you might still be social distancing in your apartment community, we’re here to tell you that you can see more of the world than you’ve ever imagined!
Virtual travelling has just might change travel as we know it. It’s opened up the doors to the most esteemed museums and given the people of the world never before seen glimpses into its wonders.
How To Make The Most Of Virtual Travel
You can take a virtual tour purely out of curiosity or you can make it a thing:
- Each weekend choose a new place to explore and have a traditional meal from that country
- Have a “field trip” with your child who’s homeschooling (link to homeschool post)
- Get bucket list travel ideas for after Covid-19
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All links have virtual tours you can take from home!
Peruse the world’s finest collections of art, history and science like never before from the comfort of your couch. See up close detail of ancient artifacts, learn a thing or two about physics and get a view of finest jewels to ever come out of the earth.
Location: Paris, France
The setting of The Da Vinci Code, this Parisian palace is home to classic Renaissance treasures and artifacts that date back to the dawn of human civilization.
The Metropolitan Museum of Art
Location: New York City, New York, USA
There’s no greater collection of art in New York than at the MET. Here, you can experience art that’s been curated from all over the world, dating back 5,000 years!
The Smithsonian National Museum of Natural History
Location: Washington, D.C., USA
Are you a history buff? Then look no further than one of the world’s greatest collections of artifacts, fossils and objects of true historical significance, like the Hope Diamond.
The National Palace Museum
Location: Taipei, Taiwan
What’s better than a virtual tour? A 720-degree virtual tour filled with animated stories and artifacts dating back to the Neolithic age (over 12,000 years old)!
Landmarks don’t have to statues or monuments. They can be large, expansive constructions and cities that have deep value, not only to their countries, but on a global scale as well.
The Great Wall of China
Where once you could only see the Great Wall of China from a satellite image, you can now travel across 13,171 stone miles right from your apartment.
Location: London, England
Feel like Queen Elizabeth II as you stroll through England’s most famous palace. Netflix’s The Crown has nothing on this immersive, virtual experience.
Location: Vatican City (Italy)
The most iconic ceiling in the world, the Sistine Chapel was painted by Renaissance master Michelangelo. Marvel at this wonder and zoom in to see the painter’s incredible details. (Can you find the man with the donkey ears?)
Jerusalem’s Old City
Location: Jerusalem, Israel
Jerusalem is arguably the most important city in western history. Sacred to Jews, Christians and Muslims, these three religions that continue to shape society have roots here. You won’t walk away from this city (virtually or otherwise) without a new found appreciation for the world we live in and the people in it.
If there’s one thing the whole family will enjoy, its watching animals. Visit a zoo, hang out at a farm, or go wild with a safari!
Tembe Elephant Park
Location: Emangusi, South Africa
With a constant live stream camera, you can check in on herds of elephants at any time! This watering hole is way more interesting than your community swimming pool.
The Great Barrier Reef
Location: Coral Sea, Australia
Interactive underwater fun, this virtual tour really makes a splash. The best part? You have renowned documentary narrator, David Attenborough as your guide!
Location: Sharon Springs, New York, USA
The maker of high quality goats’ milk products brings you a sneak peek into their farm, starring the goats of course! Kids will love to see these funny little animals go about their day.
The San Diego Zoo
Location: San Diego, California, USA
You won’t find a better way to get up close and personal with nature’s most magnificent, exotic and wonderful animals. The San Diego Zoo has a camera for nearly every animal. Will you see penguins diving? Elephants playing? Or maybe a tiger lounging in the warm San Diego sun?
That’s right. You can take a tour of NASAs main offices and even experience interplanetary travel!
Location: Greenbelt, Maryland
The Hubble Telescope is responsible for some of the most incredible images of our universe. See where Hubble gets its smarts in the control room that’s responsible for all the action.
Get a rover view of the red planet. With this interactive experience you can see Mars like never before. Visit mission sites and become an astronaut!
Want more virtual fun? Check out Forbes Ranked: The World’s 15 Best Virtual Tours To Take During Coronavirus.
While you’ll enjoy the experiences of virtual travel during Covid-19 and beyond, you’ll love all that New Jersey has to offer once we beat Covid-19. This is a state with a ton of things to do, which is one of the reasons people want to move here. If you’re thinking of making that move out of NYC and in NJ, then now is the time to look!