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The Most Exciting Ways to Travel the World Virtually in 2021

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The ongoing coronavirus pandemic is transforming the world of travel. With many nations

closing their borders and suspending international flights, global travel came to a standstill.

At the peak of the Covid crisis in April 2020, all global destinations had implemented travel

restrictions. Bound to their homes for days on end, people started to explore new ways to

travel the world. Adventure seekers resorted to virtual travel to satiate their wanderlust.

 Fast forward to June 2021, and the Covid-19 situation has improved drastically. The world is

gradually emerging from lockdown. Countries are reopening their borders to vaccinated

travelers; a negative Covid-19 test is a must. However, Covid-19 remains a serious risk

worldwide, and virtual travel is still the safest way to explore the world. Here are the most

exciting ways to explore the world in 2021.

Go On a Virtual Hike

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Hiking is one of the most fulfilling pastime activities. But what do you do at a time when it's
not safe to be on a trail? You take a virtual hike. You can trek some of the world's most
popular hiking destinations without leaving your front door. 

You'll get a chance to explore various walking routes and trails around the world virtually. Popular options include a walking tour of the Pyramids of Giza in Egypt, hiking along the rugged Oregon coast, and the Grand Canyon.

Join a Museum Tour

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A museum tour is a perfect vacation for art lovers. If you are an art lover, you'll be happy toknow that you can still view popular pieces of art from all over the globe during Covid-19.

Over 2500 museums around the world are working with Google to upload high-resolution
versions of popular art pieces for all to enjoy. Popular museums are offering free online tours
and exhibits on their websites.  Explore world-famous museums from the comfort of your own home.

Visit Popular National Parks

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Thanks to Google Earth, you can now experience many national parks in the United States
virtually and in 3D. Explore some of the country's most beautiful parks without leaving your

See the amazing Yellowstone National Park and its natural wonders, including the
Mud Volcano, Mammoth Hot Springs, and Upper Geyser Basin. Take in the breathtaking
views at Yellowstone National Park through these fantastic virtual tours. Here are
some virtual national park tours you can take during Covid-19.

Take a Virtual Dive

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If you love marine life, you can interact with aquatic animals virtually from the comfort of
your own home. You can swim with Humpback Whales in Antarctica or explore coral reefs
in Indonesia.

 Closer home, you can also swim with sharks, turtles, and sea lions with a virtual
dive courtesy of the NMS. Explore marine life, habitats, and cultural resources through
the Natural Marine Sanctuaries. The NMS uses 360° images and videos to help viewers learn
about life below the surface.

Explore Outer Space Virtually

If you are looking for a more exciting experience, visit the NASA website for an experience
that's literally out of this world. You can also explore the universe, planets outside our solar
system, and much more, thanks to NASA's free digital space experiences. 

Take a virtual trip to the Hubble Space Telescope and the Armstrong Flight Research Centre from the comfort of your living room. Explore the TRAPPIST-1 system, a star system that's home to the largest group of the habitable zone, Earth-sized worlds ever found outside our solar system.

Explore through Travel Movies and T.V. Series

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These VR experiences are not the only ways to see the world during the pandemic. You canalso explore the world vicariously through movies and TV programs. Streaming travel
films presents one of the best and most affordable ways to see the world when you can't leave
your home. Popular OTT platforms such as Netflix, Amazon Prime Video, and Disney Plus
have vast catalogs of travel films and TV series that you can watch to quench your

Bear in mind that foreign travel movies and TV shows will be unavailable to you due to
geographical restrictions. Virtual Private Network, abbreviated VPN, is the most effective
way to go around these blocks and get unlimited access to all kinds of travel content from all
over the world. A VPN hides your actual IP address and changes your location to any country
you like. Get a free VPN trial to see if you like what the service has to offer.

These are some of the most exciting ways to travel the world in the midst of a global
coronavirus pandemic. These virtual travel ideas are the next best thing to an actual trip, with
a few added benefits — for instance, no vacation budget needed for these virtual experiences.
Virtual travel is open to everyone. All you need is a medium, such as a smartphone or a
laptop, a pair of VR headsets, and a desire to explore the world.

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