At Southwestern Travel Group, we are avid supporters of travel, but we know it’s important to do our part and halt nonessential travel for the time being so that we can return to normalcy as quickly as possible.
However, just because travel may be limited, discovering incredible experiences from across the world doesn’t have to be. You mean we can travel without travelling? The answer is YES!
Here are 7 free ways to travel the globe without leaving your sofa.
Discover a Museum
Iconic museums from the Metropolitan Museum of Art in New York City to the Van Gohn Museum in Amsterdam are available through Google Arts & Culture, a platform that allows you to take digital tours of some of the world’s most famous museums. Some museums, such as the Louvre in Paris, offer free virtual tours directly on their websites.
Explore Historic Sites
Historic sites, such as the Eiffel Tower in Paris or the Great Pyramid of Giza, are also available to tour through Google Arts & Culture. Want to see one of the seven wonders of the ancient world? Why not climb Machu Picchu?
Take a Culture Packed Cooking Class
London’s famous Borough Market is also offering online cooking classes. Just join the market’s new Facebook group or follow it on Instagram to see what vendors are cooking up. You can also go the GetYourGuide’s Youtube channel and Learn to Make Italian Ravioli with Chef Francesco or Take a Kid’s Pizza-Making Class.
Go on a Ride at Disney
The magic isn’t over just because the Disney parks are closed. Head over to Virtual Disney World’s Youtube channel and enjoy!
Take a Safari Ride
With Africam and Expore.org, many large South African game reserves like Sabi Sands, Balule Nature Reserve and Kruger National Park are streaming live footage of key wildlife sites. Tune in at sunrise and sunset (South African time) for the best viewings.
safariLive is also offering live streaming at sunset and sunrise of the world’s most famous parks in Kenya and South Africa.
Attend a Concert
All concerts and films in the Berlin Philharmonic’s Digital Concert Hall are now available for free at their website. You can also watch the latest performances at NYU’s Abu Dhabi Arts Center program.
Discover the Beauty of the Outdoors
Both meditative and mind-blowing, the magnificent national parks of Canada and the United States offer travelers breathtaking views while simultaneously protecting natural heritage. Check out Gros Morne National Park, Newfoundland, a UNESCO World Heritage Site, and Atlantic Canada’s second largest national park is a starkly beautiful expanse of craggy, mist-shrouded mountains, wind-swept highlands and landlocked fjords on the eastern coast of Newfoundland. Why not explore the Grand Canyon National Park – see the South Rim here and the North Rim here.
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