Virtually Travel the World With the Comforts of Home

A pandemic has led to cancelled vacations, but that does not mean the world has to get smaller. Schedule some virtual tour time, keep perspectives global, and continue to appreciate the world’s natural and manmade treasures alive.
— By Pamela Grant

Despite a pandemic and despite the economic turmoil, it is still a beautiful world filled with natural and manmade treasures. There are many disappointed eco-travellers in 2020 because the uncertainty of the COVID-19 virus means it is nearly impossible to know where it is safe to travel, even after flights resume. A new perspective is needed, and the internet offers the solution.

Being unable to travel now is a prime time for online exploration of parks, historical sites, animal preserves and natural environments. Virtual tours are not the same as being there, of course, but technology enables the next best thing. Online tours also offer another advantage: You can view a place and decide if it f...

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