Today, scrolling through social media, it’s safe to assume that any photos of friends from college frolicking through the South of France, or hitting the slopes in Argentina are sure to be captioned something like “Better days #tbt” or “BC: Before Corona.” With the closing curtain quickly encroaching on summer days, and entire cities still under lockdown, it is comforting to know that adventures and travel remain just a click away. From livestreamed concerts by award winning artists, and Broadway stars, to virtual museum visits, and hikes through national parks, there has never been a time where global travel was as accessible as it is today. Thanks to VR cameras which have captured 360-degree views of some of the top tourist destinations, many sites can still be experienced. One minute, viewers might be riding Expedition Everest at Disney’s Magic Kingdom, and the next, wandering through La Galleria Nazionale in Rome. While a vacation from their couch may not be exactly what travelers had mind in mind this summer, virtual experiences have offered alternatives for many whose summer plans have been cancelled.
right now, I was supposed to be on vacation in Paris with my boyfriend. since that was no longer an option, I decided to surprise him with a “Paris” day at our apartment instead! ???? pic.twitter.com/gEPqMsHCDK
— Anika Reed (@heyitsanika) April 25, 2020
— Mrs Lloyd (@mrslloyd6) March 28, 2020