You may not be able to leave your home, but there are ways for you to explore other destinations.
While today our travels are taking us from the kitchen to the dining room, now is the time to keep dreaming up new trips and experiences to add to your bucket list. Wherever you are roaming online, don’t forget to stay inspired – we’ll get back to that list soon enough.
For now, virtual tours can take you pretty much anywhere, from historic landmarks to beautiful islands and the Seven Wonders of the World. Get ready to travel all over the globe with these virtual experiences.
There are few monuments in the world as iconic as the Great Pyramid of Giza in Egypt. Dating back nearly 5,000 years, the Great Pyramid of Giza is the oldest and largest of the three pyramids in the complex and took over 20 years to build. Today, Giza is a suburb of rapidly growing Cairo, the largest city in Africa and one of the largest cities in the world.
More than 7,000 feet above sea level in the Andes Mountains, Machu Picchu is the most visited tourist destination in Peru. Made up of more than 150 buildings ranging from baths and houses to temples and sanctuaries, the complex fits together like a jigsaw puzzle. Machu Picchu, built around 1450AD, is often referred to as the “Lost City of the Incas” due to the belief that the Spanish never found the city when they conquered the Incan Empire in the 1500’s.
Japan has a long tradition of cherry blossom viewing beginning in April each year. The cherry blossom season is so popular there’s even a Japanese word, hanami, specifically devoted to the viewing of cherry blossoms and picnicking beneath them. Find some peace and solitude while virtually meandering along the winding paths at the 400-year-old Shukkeien Garden. Walk across the Koko-kyo Bridge and the Seifukan Tea House or tour the Seifu-ike Pond, where you can one of the best views of the cherry blossoms.
Take a virtual tour around the beautiful island of St. Lucia. From the stunning beaches to the unspoiled rainforest and the majestic Piton Mountains, this Caribbean island has it all. Learn about the culture, specialty foods and, of course, the Chairman’s Reserve Rum, produced locally in St. Lucia. Start dreaming about your next island getaway. Whether you are an adrenaline junkie who enjoys zip lining through the rain forest or honeymooners seeking to unwind on one of the island’s sandy beaches. Discover some of the island’s indescribable charms, but trust us, you’ll want to visit it for yourself.
Explore the magnificent Buckingham Palace, the official residence of the Queen of England. Apart from being a beloved tourist attraction, the palace and its grounds serve as an important location for hosting ceremonies, including many royal weddings, and handling political affairs in the UK. Enjoy taking a virtual tour through the Grand Staircase, the White Drawing Room, the Throne Room and the Blue Drawing Room. Today, the building is 830,000 square feet, has 775 rooms, including 52 royal and guest bedrooms, 188 staff bedrooms, 92 offices and 78 bathrooms. Buckingham is certainly a place to be explored.
With almost 3,000 individual reefs and 900 islands, the Great Barrier Reef is the world’s largest coral reef system and one of nature’s greatest gift to Australia. You’ll find a habitat of species such as the dugong, or sea cow, and the large green turtle, which are threatened with extinction. With countless ways to explore the reef, including helicopter rides, snorkeling and scuba diving – this breathtaking beauty should definitely be on your travel bucket list.
Browse inside the impressive Duomo di Milano with 360 degree views. Visit the San Giovanni Bono Chapel, the Crypt of the Duomo and Duomo museum all in one day. The Duomo is the fifth largest Christian church in the world. The construction of the cathedral took place over a period of five centuries during which different architects, sculptors and artists made their contribution. Enjoy the breathtaking views of the Duomo’s rooftop and the Milan skyline.
No trip to the Ireland is complete without stopping to see these stunning cliffs. At the westernmost edge of Ireland, the rugged Cliffs of Moher tower almost 702 feet above sea level. It’s the second most popular tourist attraction in Ireland, following the Guinness Storehouse in Dublin, of course. The Cliffs have been carved by time, weather and ocean into fantastic shapes and formations. The Emerald Isle hotspot is full of natural richness and historical importance.
The Northern Lights, or Aurora Borealis, appear during the beginning of September in the far north of Sweden. Abisko National Park, in Swedish Lapland, offers some of the best conditions in the world for Northern Lights watching. The sky comes alive as streaks of greens and purples are seen high above. By the time winter has fully set in around January, the Northern lights can be seen throughout Swedish Lapland – the large expanse of land in the northwest corner of Sweden that covers nearly a quarter of the country. The last glimpses of these stunning lights can be seen as late as early April.
The world may be on pause—but your travel dreams can continue.
Traveling is an irreplaceable experience, and although we can’t go exploring just yet, we can bring the world into our homes in the meantime. So while plans are on hold, go ahead and sit back, relax, and let your mind take you to some beautiful virtual destinations. When you’re ready to travel, we’ll be here for you.