How to Explore the World During the Pandemic

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virtual travel during the pandemic

Even though nothing beats seeing some of the best attractions in person, the pandemic has forced people to change the way they do things. With the strict traveling guidelines and new strains of the virus, international trips were forced to be canceled or postponed until it is safe to travel again.

We are hopeful that borders will be opened soon and everyone will be able to travel again. However, for now, we can still enjoy exploration in our homes, thanks to virtual reality. 

As tour agents and operators, this is also a great opportunity for you to familiarize yourself with places around the world and get inspiration for the next tour you plan! Some agencies are also organizing virtual trips for their customers to visit these places. So let’s look at what resources are available online for you and your clients. 

Take a virtual museum tour 

Before the pandemic, Google Art and Culture had started a partnership with more than 2500 art galleries and museums. In this partnership, Google Art and Culture has created a platform where people can virtually tour some of the best museums and galleries.

Participating galleries and museums include the National Gallery of Art in D.C, the Pergamon museum in Berlin, MoMA in New York, the Van Gogh Museum in Amsterdam, Art Institute, Chicago, the Louvre, the Vatican Museums, the top-rated British Museum, the Russian Museum, the Palace Museum in Beijing the Smithsonian Museums, the Minneapolis Museum of Russian Art and, the Casa Battló.  

Take a virtual reality tour to your favorite parks

Tour companies are offering safari adventures that can be live-streamed, including wildlife footage to bring you as close to the action as possible. From the best safari spots in Africa to the best parks in the west, this unique virtual experience will bring you closer to your dream safari.

See all Seven Wonders of the World

If you have always fancied seeing the wonders of the world, you have probably never imagined it would be possible to see them all due to the travel and cost implications involved. Thanks to technology, you can visit all the Seven Wonders of the World from the comfort of your home.

Hike the Great Wall of China before taking a trip to see the pyramids in Egypt and finish off with any of the remaining five wonders. The possibilities are endless with virtual traveling.

Stream travel channels

With most people at home, travel bloggers have taken it upon themselves to offer live stream travels in different parts of the world. Whether you want to tour a remote town in Europe or travel to the best places in Africa, you can be sure that there is a channel to meet your needs.

Netflix, YouTube, Disney Channel, and the discovery channel all offer live recordings by bloggers as they explore some of the best places in the world. If you cannot access content on some sites like Netflix, you can use Netflix VPN to unlock more content. This software changes your virtual and overcomes geo-restrictions. By doing so, it also grants you access to all the online content you like. 

About the Author

Matthew Stern is a technology content strategist at TechFools, a tech blog aiming at informing readers about the potential dangers of technology and introducing them to the best ways to protect themselves online. As a tech enthusiast and an advocate for digital freedom, Matthew is dedicated to introducing his readers to the latest technology trends and teaching them how to gain control over their digital lives.

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