Whether your travel plans have been put on hold due to budget, time constraints, or pandemic restrictions, there are still ways to “see” the world without ever leaving home. We have compiled a list online resources that provide virtual tours of some of the world's greatest landmarks. Whether you are sitting down to enjoy a meal from one of our Travel Dinner Boxes or helpiing your kids with remote learning, these websites will bring history and other cultures to life.
CyArk is a non-profit that describes their mission "to digitally record, archive and share the world's most significant cultural heritage and ensure that these places continue to inspire wonder and curiosity for decades to come". CyArk is an easy to navigate site with the option to view sites from a variety of perspectives. One of my favorites was Chichen Itza in Mexico, with a few clicks I was able to take a video tour, view a 3-D model, read a quick summary of facts or a more in-depth history.
Feeling a need for a dash of culture? Globotreks will take you up close into some of the most famous museums and exhibits in the world, including The Louvre where you can see the Mona Lisa, Venus de Milo and the Galerie d’Apollon. If you are are in a more adventurous mood follow the interactive 3D Map of Mt. Everest (perhaps while you are enjoying our Nepal Travel Dinner Box?)
Fair warning before you head to the videos on Airpano - time slips away as you watch the animals of the Galapagos or the feeding sharks in the Beqa Lagoon in Fiji. Filled with beautiful scenery and wildlife, this site will remind you of the beauty of our world, even on the dreariest of days.
Nothing beats the experience of in-person travel but virtual visits can not only provide a fun diversion when you cannot travel, but can also better prepare you and kids for your next adventure, whenever that might be!