Take A Virtual Vacation!

June 1, 2020

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Machu Picchu, Peru
Photo Courtesy: Trip Advisor

Traveling This Summer 

There are a lot of “cannots” and “have nots” right now. We can’t get our hair cut, hang out at Starbucks, or get our nails done. Our vacations have been canceled and replaced by speedy trips to the grocery store. All these factors play into our overall stress, and without even knowing it, we are like ticking time-bombs ready to explode. I realized I needed a way to de-stress, and I found out that virtual vacations exist!

I tried it out and visited the British Museum in London. I was supposed to go to England for spring break, and since the trip was canceled, I thought this would be a small taste of that experience. While I couldn’t tour the actual building, I was able to see many of the museum’s artifacts. Along with each piece was information on it, so it felt like I was on a high-quality tour.

After my museum visit, I zipped on over to Machu Picchu to see the ancient structures for myself. On this “vacation,” I walked through the paths with other tourists and took in the view the stunning mountains. This trip was much more realistic, and it almost felt like I was there in person.

To finish off my around-the-world tour, I took in the views of the Taj Mahal from one of its many tours. I can only imagine what it is like in person because it was stunning from the view on my laptop.

Just spending the 15 minutes touring these places calmed me down. It was fun visiting famous places in the world for free and from the comfort of my couch. Definitely check it out for an easy and effective de-stressing experience. And who knows, maybe it will give you inspiration for your next vacation once we can travel again!

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