How to travel the world without leaving your house

Posted by Lucinda Dordley on 12 April 2020

Due to the COVID-19 pandemic, many countries across the world have instated travel bans. As a result, many travellers have had to cancel their planned trips to international destinations.

A new way to travel has become more popular recently, and this is travelling virtually. Various hotels, spas, art galleries and even museums have now introduced virtual tours, which allow those in lockdown to visit from the comfort of their homes.

Here is a list of five places to ‘travel’ to wherever you are: 

The Thermal Spa in Bath, UK

This virtual tour allows you to pay a visit to the stunning rooftop pool, where you can ‘take a dip’ in the mineral-rich waters. Take the tour to enjoy the 360-degree views of Bath.

Click here to enjoy the spa. 

Various American National Parks

Visiting America’s national parks has never been so easy, especially via Google Earth. Some highlights include virtual tours of erupting Old Faithful Geysers and glowing bacteria of the Grand Prismatic Spring in Yellowstone.

Click here to tour the parks. 

Work out in the Maldives

Maldives resort Amilla Fushi is offering free home exercise videos filmed in stunning locations. The videos are led by the resort’s personal trainers, and allows you to work out in luxury without paying for it.

There is a new routine available each week, with exercises including burpees and Russian twists.

Click here to join the workout.

Go on a live game drive in SA

WildEarth’s live-streams take place twice daily on the platform Twitch, and allows you to see animals such as baby elephants, hyenas and giraffe live for what may be the game drive of your life.

Click here to join the live-stream.

See the Northern Lights

There are an average of 300 days of aurora activity in the region of Churchill, Northern Manitoba. You can watch the show thanks to Explore.org’s cameras set up at the Churchill Northern Studies Centre.

The best shows are said to take place between 5am and 9am during UK springtime, which is currently in full swing.

Click here to see the lights. 

 

Image: Pixabay






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