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What is Virtual travel?
Virtual travel or virtual tours are simulations or actual places mostly presented as a point of view (POV) video or sequences of still images. They are often accompanied with sound effects of people participating in the tours, music or narration and subtitles. It is usually free of cost and allows you to visit locations and entertainment venues around the world without ever leaving the home. This has become a popular avenue for entertainment during our global COVID-19 quarantine. Virtual travel, almost as good as the real thing!
Did someone say roller coasters? First, strap in because here is the Demon POV in Tivoli Gardens, Denmark. Next, located in Sandusky, Ohio, you will find Cedar Point. The official Cedar Point POV virtual travel ride videos can be found here. Next, Universal Studios in Orlando, Florida also has a variety of movie themed rides. Here’s a link for some of their action packed rides. Finally, here is also the world’s largest roller coaster ride – the Skyscraper at Skyplex Orlando. Doing an online search for point of view roller coaster rides will present a multitude of options!
There are multiple museums around the world offering virtual tours. Included here is a short list of museums to include in your virtual travel excursions.
There are 62 National Parks in the United States of America. If you live within driving distance of any of them, it is worth your mental health to visit one. I would recommend staying away from caverns as there can be small areas and crowds. Yet, open landscapes and hiking trails are good for not only the soul, but your physical health too.
Google street view tours
Finally, this one sounds crazy to me, but using Google, you can take virtual walks anywhere in the world! This may be a great idea if you want to visit in the future in person! Enact virtual travel to your destination, “walk” around and determine if you want to go in person once life has returned back to normal, after COVID 19. All you need is internet connection and Google!
Virtual Travel wrap up
When it’s all said and done, there truly are endless sites you can visit for a point of view thrill ride, an educational experience, or to gear up and plan for your next real life travel experience. When you are ready, tap into my post on the Top 5 travel planning sites to get you started.
These are unprecedented times which calls for creativity and compassion. Follow your government’s rules and practice healthy acts. Please leave me a comment with ideas places you’ve been on your virtual travels.
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