I, like so many in the world right now, miss the normalcy of life pre-coronavirus. Before the world was consumed by this terrible pandemic, there were things that we all took for granted. For me, it was traveling. I've always been an avid traveler, getting away any chance I could to explore somewhere foreign or unknown, but like many, my travel plans have come to a screeching halt for now.
Luckily for the adventurer in all of us, there are things we can do amid COVID-19 to temporarily quench our insatiable desire to see the world. Some of the world's most sought-out destinations currently have virtual tour options that give us the ability to explore these historical landmarks from the comfort of our own home.
The Great Wall of China is arguably one of the most significant pieces of construction known to humankind. Luckily, there are currently options for taking virtual tours that are almost as good as the real thing. Take a walk along the wall and experience the ruins, details and fascinating views that make The Great Wall of China one of the most mysterious destinations in the world.
Next on our list of virtual tours you should be taking right now is the iconic Eiffel Tower standing tall among the Paris skyline. The Eiffel Tower has long been one of the most coveted tourist destinations in the world. While visits to France are currently unavailable, a virtual tour is the next best option. During this tour, visitors will have the opportunity to see Paris in a way few people get to experience. Check out Artsandculture.google.com to see some of the most spectacular views in the world, brought directly to your living room.
While I’m a huge fan of traveling abroad and experiencing new languages, cultures and lifestyles, some of the most breathtaking views in the world can be found right here in the United States. Yellowstone National Park is home to some of the world’s most beautiful mountains, geysers and wildlife. During the COVID-19 pandemic, many people have decided against visiting our country’s parks and landmarks. Not to worry, Yellowstone National Park has options that allow visitors the opportunity to see Old Faithful erupt in real-time. Check out some of their webcam options for the thrill of a lifetime.
While a virtual tour may not be what kids have in mind for their big summer vacations, there are also options that are sure to make every kid smile. For example, Visit Orlando is currently offering numerous interactive virtual tour options of Disney World that the whole family will love. Don't let this pandemic spoil your summer fun. Instead, take a stroll around the world in Epcot or experience the magnificence of Cinderella's castle, all while never having to leave your couch.
While a virtual tour may not be quite as great as the real thing, they provide us with the ability to stay connected with the world around us until things return to normal and we can catch the next flight to our dream destination.