By Jennifer Parris
You might have had a once-in-a-lifetime vacation planned for 2020. But COVID-19 had other plans for everyone’s vacay, and now you might find that a staycation is more realistic than that bucket list trip to Bora Bora. You can still look online to find a hotspot that you can enjoy–right from the comfort of your couch. These five fun places to take a virtual vacation will make you feel like you’re right there.
Oh la la! Paris doesn’t have the title of City of Love for no reason. Virtually tour the city of lights by visiting the Louvre Museum (and see the Mona Lisa in person), and tour the Arc de Triomphe. Of course, no trip to Paris would be complete without a visit to the Eiffel Tower. You can even scour the streets of Paris to find a fantastic French bakery that serves up baguettes.
If you’ve always wanted to visit the pyramids you learned about in fifth grade, now’s the time! You can see the Great Sphinx of Giza, or The Valley of the Kings. You might even decide that this is your time to ride a camel for the first time…from your couch, of course.
Machu Picchu, Peru
Walk among the ancient Incans (almost) in a virtual tour of this Andean marvel. Learn how this wonder of the world was built, and decide if you’re going to climb up to Huayna Picchu. You’ll wonder how the Incans were able to construct it without using any type of mortar, and if the design was influenced by extraterrestrials, as the legend goes.
New York, NY
The lights, the excitement, and the sounds, oh my! If the sights and sounds of the city that never sleeps has always intrigued you, now is the time to book your virtual tour. Walk through Times Square, grab a hot dog from a street vendor, and stroll through Central Park. It will definitely inspire you to take your next vacay there.
Sick and tired of being stuck at home? Yes, so are we. You can now take your trip to new heights (literally) with a tour of the universe. Land on the moon, just like Neil Armstrong and Buzz Aldrin did, or try to find signs of life on Mars. It’s a totally out of this world adventure, and a trip that you won’t soon forget.
Just because you’re home doesn’t mean that you can’t explore the world. Just pick a destination, grab some of your friends, and Zoom through time to travel together.