By Samuel Smith
Published: Wednesday, November 18, 2020
Updated: November 24, 2020 at 10:37 am
There’s never been a better time to make yourself comfortable, turn on your laptop and travel the world from the comfort of your couch.
First it was Google Maps, then it was Street View. Now, virtual tours are taking the world by storm, allowing e-tourists to traipse through museums, galleries, national parks and even private homes (with owners’ permission, of course), from their living rooms.
With our world temporarily shrinking, now’s the perfect time to travel the globe from home.
Coming to your computer screen, direct from all 4 corners, here are some of the most impressive virtual tours you’ll have the pleasure of laying your eyes on.
1. The Hawai’i Volcanoes National Park
Lace up your hiking boots and embark on a breathtaking tour of Hawai’i Volcanoes National Park. Its main attractions include the Kīlauea and Mauna Loa active volcanoes.
Follow the expert lead of a real-life park ranger who grew up with the national park on her doorstep. The tour will have you navigating craggy lava tubes, exploring dense rainforest, peering over towering volcanic cliffs and flying above an active lava vent. You can even travel back in time to 1959, and view footage of the earth-shattering Kīlauea Iki eruption.