If you’re a wanderer at heart, the persistent travel restrictions that the COVID-19 pandemic has indefinitely forced the world to endure have left you longing to explore. Fortunately, technology has put the world at our fingertips. It’s 2021 – you can work, shop, socialize, and even explore the world, all from the comfort of your living room. To help you scratch that travel itch, we’ve put together a little list of the top three ways to explore the world virtually this year.
Before You Get Started
Before you set off on your virtual explorations, there are a couple of things that will help you have a safe and immersive experience.
In the same way you’d lock your suitcase or protect your wallet while traveling in the “real world,” you should make sure you protect your PC, smart TV, and any other devices you’ll be using for your virtual travel experiences. Subscribe to a VPN service and use it to explore the far reaches of cyberspace safely.
You may also want to consider investing in a VR headset if you don’t have one already. While some high-end pairs are only compatible with serious gaming computers, it’s 2021 now, which means that there are several reasonably priced options out there that are compatible with a range of electronic devices. A VR headset can make a world of difference in a virtual travel experience, especially if you want to check out scenic or thrilling destinations.
Top 3 Ways to Explore the World Now
Now that you know what you need to prepare for your virtual adventures, here are three of the best ways to explore the world now.
Relax and Rejuvenate at the World’s Most Luxurious Hotels
Some of the most luxurious hotels in the world, such as the Atlantis Dubai and the Le Franschhoek Hotel & Spa in South Africa, are offering virtual 360-degree 3D tours that will have you feeling as if you’ve gone away on your own 5-star vacation.
Get an Adrenaline Fix on the World’s Most Thrilling Coasters
If you’re an adrenaline junkie, you’ll want to strap on that VR headset and get ready to experience a ride on some of the most thrilling roller coasters the world has to offer. It’s the next best thing to the real deal.
Brush Up on Culture with a Virtual Tour
Some of the world’s most renowned cultural destinations are offering virtual tours these days. Explore everything from art, science, and history museums to the seven wonders of the world without stepping a foot outside your door.
Follow our tips above to indulge your inner wanderer while staying safe in 2021.