Virtual travelling has never been this easy. Here is why!
Let’s be honest, travelling nowadays has become a bit of a faff, as well as an expensive affair. And let’s not forget the added (confusing) complications of PCR testing admin.
Some individuals are now looking to postpone their trips to 2022, as we hope for a better (and cheaper) way of travelling, with no additional costs. However, what if there was a way to explore new cities through the use of virtual reality technology? Sure, it’s definitely not the same as travelling, however, could it be the next best thing?
Companies are developing virtual tours, but for some, you’ll be needing some form of VR hardware in order to take part in these experiences. Oculus, for example, have developed travel apps of which you can explore cities such as Vienna, Pompeii, and Venice.
Globetrotter VR have gone one step further and enabled their experiences to be accessible on multiple platforms. They provide both pre-recorded virtual tours for you to explore in your own time, as well as live guided tours!
Virtual reality is all about immersion, so it may be worth investigating should you already have a headset! Virtually wandering around a city, learning about its history and culture could be a great way to practice mindfulness, whilst also getting excited for future travel trips!
Virtual experiences are equally beneficial to those who physically can’t travel, those who have a fear of flying, or as an educational tool at school. For more information on “10 of the best virtual reality travel experiences”, visit this article.