It looks like we might have a long winter with the pandemic, even with the vaccines beginning to roll out. As we continue to bunker down and stay safer at home, it can get harder to entertain ourselves. Though it’s not the real thing, the Internet provides us access to the outside world without even opening the door.
If you haven’t discovered Google Arts and Culture, it’s a great place to start. It features content from over 2000 museums around the world. Google has you covered if you are looking for museums, street art, or want to enjoy the wonder of parks. Check it out and use it as inspiration for further learning or future traveling.
Beyond Google, various museums are creating their own virtual experiences.
While traveling through your computer or phone might not be quite the same, a virtual getaway can be a nice escape from everyday life for just a little bit.
It’s nearly impossible to take your eyes off aerial panoramic views of Switzerland’s most picturesque sites shot at different times throughout the year. Each video shows a small map graphics in the corner – to make it easier to find once you decide to hit the road again.
Transport yourself in real-time anywhere in the world with live cams. See the hustle and bustle of Times Square in New York City, the Eiffel Tower twinkle in Paris, whales in Hawaii, or watch your favorite animals at the San Diego Zoo.
Many other virtual options can help keep you distracted during this unprecedented time.
Musicians and entertainers are moving some events online because they cannot perform live. Google “live stream music” or “live-stream concerts” are just some of the options.
If you are interested in cooking or baking, check out live-streamed cooking classes. Whatever your hobby or interests, you can probably find a way to experience it online. Honestly, you just have to Google it.
(This article was originally posted on Sixty & Me.)