Have your best travel deals and plans for last year have been tossed to the side? We get it. With these uncertain times, we don’t know when you might get to pin more travel destinations in your push pin world map. So, if you’re missing travel as much as we do, here are 11 ways to travel from home right now.
Wait! What? Travel from home?
Yes! We have collected for you some great virtual travel destinations to give you a feeling of traveling even if it is so limited. Lean back in a comfortable place and get started with your virtual travel guide.
1. Explore the British Museum in London virtually
This virtual museum experience will blow your mind away! In the heart of London, you’ll find the world-class British Museum. Home to the Rosetta Stone, Egyptian mummies, and ancient sculptures. Visiting the British Museum virtually is a wonderful way to travel from home right now and get the one of a kind virtual experience.
2. Venture to the Pyramids of Giza in Egypt
Curious to discover more of the history of these iconic pyramids? Google offers a free virtual behind-the-scenes tour packed full of interesting facts, a self-guided walk, and detailed views of the pyramids. Pin this as the next destination in your travel pinboard map!
Check out the virtual tour of the Pyramids of Giza.
3. Travel from home and go wildlife watching in Africa
Always dreamed of seeing some of our planet’s most fascinating animals out in their natural habitat? Now is your chance – virtually. The Explore organization has set up live webcams to take you on a virtual safari to see hippos, elephants, monkeys, and lions near the Great Rift Valley in Kenya. It’s a fantastic option for any nature lover looking to travel from home right now.
4. Take an interactive tour of Stonehenge
As one of our world’s greatest mysteries, a virtual visit to Stonehenge is a great way to travel from home and uncover some secrets behind the stones. This virtual tour offers 360-degree views of Stonehenge along with facts and videos. It’s a fascinating spot to add to your push pin travel map.
5. Tour The Louvre in Paris, France
As the world’s most visited museum, a virtual tour of The Louvre is a must for your travel from home bucket list. This Parisian museum is home to the famous Mona Lisa, exquisite architecture, and fascinating works of art throughout history. Pick from a number of various tours and get to know the Louvre a bit better.
Discover online tours of The Louvre.
6. Binge travel TV shows
Use your extra time these days to watch some travel TV shows. Reminisce places from your world map pinboard or stumble upon an entirely new destination. There’s certainly no shortage of binge-worthy travel shows available right now.
Documentary series Planet Earth takes you across some of the world’s most fascinating terrain in a soothing and inspirational way.
There’s also Parts Unknown brought to you by the late Anthony Bourdain. If you’re interested in lesser-known destinations and cuisine, this is the show for you.
Rick Steves’ Europe is perfect for any traveler eager to explore or reminisce about Europe with these fun half-hour episodes.
Browse your favorite video streamer and enjoy!
7. Indulge in online exhibits at the Uffizi Gallery in Florence, Italy
Staring out at the world travel map with pins on your wall and dreaming of Italy? As one of the world’s oldest and most famous galleries, the Uffizi Gallery is home to a number of ancient Renaissance masterpieces. If you’re interested in ancient art and one of Italy’s most gorgeous cities, a virtual tour of the Uffizi Gallery is a must.
8. Read travel inspired novels and books
Love reading? Add a travel twist to it and it makes for a fantastic way to travel from home and search for adventures. Whether you want to read fiction or non-fiction, here are some recommendations for your next travel book.
Train by Tom Zoellner – A book about traveling by train around the world.
A Moveable Feast by Ernest Hemingway – a memoir of Hemingway’s life living in Paris in the 1920s.
Hideous Kinky by Esther Freud – a fictional story about a British mom and her two children navigating life in Morocco.
Beyond the Sky and the Earth by Jamie Zeppa is a true story about getting out of your comfort zone as a woman travels to Bhutan to teach English.
On the Road by Jack Kerouac – blends fiction and an autobiography and Kerouac tells the story of his travels across the USA in the 1950s.
9. Pin the Banff National Park in Canada in your world travel pinboard map
Nature and landscape lovers will enjoy a virtual experience at the Banff National Park. Get to know the various snow-capped peaks in one of Canada’s most popular national parks as you navigate around the park, courtesy of Google.
10. Revel in views of the Great Wall of China
Walk along the Great Wall of China with this 360-degree experience. See the wall and the rolling mountains that surround it while you learn interesting facts about the history of this 13,171-mile wall. It is really breathtaking! Take your time and move slowly through this experience.
11. Learn about Van Gogh and his art in Amsterdam
Visit one of the Netherlands ’ best art museums in this online virtual experience. See a variety of Van Gogh’s work throughout his lifetime and learn more about his artistic expression along the way.
If you’re wanting to reminisce or inspire future trips, use these virtual travel experiences to fuel your wanderlust. Soon enough you’ll have them on your push pin world map in real life.
Share this amazing virtual travel destination guide with your friends who can’t wait to travel again and share your experience!