Social-distancing and isolation have made some of us feel crushed under the weight of captivity. We spend most of the day stuck inside, and we just want to escape now more than ever. However, we are so incredibly lucky to have the world at our fingertips. The internet changes everything, and now, you can travel anywhere, for free, at anytime. Talk about freedom! This post is to help you learn how you can travel the world from your own bed.
We have all seen posts on social media about different companies providing online services, but it can be overwhelming to know where to start looking. Don’t worry though! I did the research for you! Below you will find a curated list of awesome virtual tours, live cams, and other amazing things like This Aesthetically Appealing “Paintings in Order of Color” Collection
Go through them at your own pace and enjoy your adventure.
Nature and National Parks
First-off, we have the nature section! Nature is the one thing that I find most calming in the world. If you are stressed out and sick of playing video games or watching TV, try these nature and national park tours on for size or try these Virtual Dives.
- Kenai Fjords National Park
- Hawai’i National Park Volcanoes
- Carlsbad Caverns
- Dry Tortugas National Park
- Bryce Canyon National Park
Spending time exploring the big cities is an essential part of traveling. It’s not just the backroads and mountaintops, it’s the city lights and street signs. Well now you can visit these major cities too with virtual tours like this 360 Helicopter Tour of NYC.
- Virtual Tour of London
- Virtual Tour of Paris
- Atlanta Virtual Tour
- New York Virtual Tour
- Walt Disney World Tours (Orlando)
Art and History Exhibits
Are you a big fan of art and history? Well these exhibits are for you. I only linked a few of them, but honestly there are THOUSANDS of options online. If you really want to know how to travel the world from your own bed, the truth is, Google it. By Googling Smithsonian Online Tours or the Lourve Online tours or even just Art Exhibit Online Tours, you will find everything you could want and more. Below are a few really cool ones that I found that I hope you enjoy!
- Street Art Walking Tours
- Tuskegee Airmen Online Exhibit
- United States Holocaust Memorial Museum (Washington D.C) Virtual Exhibits
- Virtual Tour of Frida Kahlo’s Diary
- Kyoto National Museum Online Exhibits
- Zoom-In to Van Gogh’s Paintings
Let’s be honest, out of all the links that I have provided, these will be the most clicked on. Everyone loves animals, and they will love them even more from the comfort of their own bed. No smell, no danger, just fluff-balls of love that you get to creep on. Below are a couple of collective websites with multiple animal cameras set up. HIGHLY recommend spending your entire quarantine with these open.
- San Diego Zoo Live Animal Cams
- Live Animal Cams in Africa
- Multiple Live Animal Cams
- More Live Animal Cams
- National Zoo in Washington D.C Live Animal Cams
Do you wish that you could see the Taj Mahal? Did you have a vacation planned to Versailles? Well have no fear, the internet is here! Did you know that Google Arts has an entire website dedicated to Historical Monument Virtual tours? These tours will let you walk through almost every famous landmark that you could think of. Below are a few links, when you click on the Google links, you will be able to navigate back to the base site for more options.
- Great Wall of China Virtual Tour
- Hazma Rama Temple Virtual Tour (New Delhi, India)
- Prambanan Shiva Plateau Virtual Tour (Indonesia)
- Like 1000 tours via Google from all around the world
Also, I totally saved the best for last. Did you know that you can access a NASA SPACE CAMERA??? I didn’t until now! I couldn’t even travel to space if I wasn’t quarantined! I could spend all day watching Earth float by. Now that is how to travel the world from your own bed.