This month we are pleased to share a piece from our newest Friend of MTF, Rebecca Siggers. Rebecca is a Content Blogger from the United States, where she shares all her amazing ideas and discoveries at SuperFoodLiving.com

Rebecca is helping us keep our sense of wanderlust alive with her top tips for exploring the wanders of the world while staying safe at home.

 

Not all of us have the means to visit all the destinations on our bucket lists, be it the absence of time, funds or a global pandemic. Luckily what we do have during this time is the ability to travel virtually to our most dreamed about destinations from the solace of our homes. Virtual visits take you on a journey interwoven with recordings, pictures and re-enactments.

The virtual travel industry isn’t only famous among sightseers but also among prospective property buyers. According to the National Association of Realtors (NAR), roughly 54% of potential buyers take a virtual tour through the property they wish to purchase.

So the question is, which iconic destinations and attractions can you visit online? Here are just a few places you can visit from the comfort of your couch.

 

The Taj Mahal

A fascination of sightseers from across the globe. Virtual visits provide you with a 360° view of this iconic landmark whilst sitting at home. You can also alter your view to get an all-encompassing experience of the Taj at tajmahal.gov.in

 

The Louvre

The Louvre Museum in Paris is the world’s biggest exhibition hall and a noteworthy landmark. You can virtually view everything from the Mona Lisa by Leonardo da Vinci to Les Noces de Cana by Paolo Veronese at louvre.fr

 

Hawaii Volcanoes National Park

This incredibly alluring World Heritage Site is surrounded by two dynamic volcanoes – Kīlauea and Mauna Loa. The stunning flying perspective of the hot magma ejecting from the volcanoes is a real sight to see. You can observe the beauty of these volcanoes in real-time at nps.gov

 

The Colosseum

The biggest amphitheater on the planet at 156m wide and 50m high. This triumph of historic architecture can be viewed in all its virtual glory at the-colosseum.net

 

The Vatican’s Museums

With a virtual tour of these grand museum spaces, you’ll be able to avoid the aggravation of large tour groups and properly appreciate the magnificence of the Vatican Museums. See the Sistine Chapel and the Stanze di Raffaello as well as 70,000 other iconic works at museivaticani.va

 

The Pyramids

Built-in the period from 2550 to 2490 BC, the Pyramids are at of the topmost travelers’ lists. These stately pieces of engineering can be virtually viewed from an aerial perspective at si.edu

 

Thanks to technology and the world of virtual travel, even though we are not able to travel in the physical world, we can connect and take a voyage to wherever our hearts desire.