Travel the world from your sofa

While exotic holidays may feel like some far-off dream at the moment, there’s no reason why you can’t enjoy the culture and gorgeous views of a trip abroad from the comfort of your own home.

No idea where to start? Here are a few great videos and virtual tours…

Virtual travel tours

On a YouTube channel called Wanderlust Travel Videos you can explore top locations in countries across the globe, from France to Vietnam, Croatia and the United Arab Emirates. These high-definition adventures are sure to spark your imagination – stream while sipping a cocktail and you could be on holiday.

The top places for fashion

Visit the world’s fashion capitals without having to worry about what you’re wearing. From Cape Town, to Paris and New York, here are 5 must-see virtual fashion exhibitions.

Art and culture

Go on an hour-long virtual tour of the Louvre Museum in France. See a whole host of Greek and Roman antiquities and famous statues including Aphrodite, Vénus de Milo, Winged Victory of Samothrace, and The Virgin and Child with four Angels. Plus, you’ll get to say hello to Mona Lisa.

How about travelling a little further…?

Watch NASA’s highest-resolution image of Mars. Captured by the Curiosity rover in 2019, this panoramic photo consists of 1.8 billion pixels of the Glen Torridon region. If you fancy a visit to the red planet you might have a while to wait though… the first manned mission by Mars One isn’t due till 2031.

Create a wanderlist

Once you’ve had a glimpse of what the world (and beyond) has to offer, why not write a list of all the places you’d like to visit in real life. Plan out the things you’d like to see and even the order you’d like to them in. Then, when everything is back to normal, you can tick them off one by one.

Hopefully this will satisfy your travel bug for the time being, but if not, you can always try and catch some rays in your local park. If you can’t get enough of the virtual tours, how about grabbing an Unlimited SMARTY SIM, so that you can keep travelling all summer long.

  • SMARTY Team
  • June 14th, 2020