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How to take a Virtual Vacation

With the Covid-19 shit going on getting out is a bitch and succumbing to cabin fever a certainty what's a girl to do?

Well I have been doing some exploring and while they can't make up for not being there below is a list of a few of the ones I liked.

I did a google search on virtual vacations to get started because while I knew the idea I had no idea where to look. One of the first entries that came up on the search was a Mashable article called 7 ways to take a virtual summer vacation

The article led me to a place called Ascape VR which has a whole library of experiences where I spent a little time looking around. The videos are separated into countries and each has a playlist of between 10 & 57 videos featuring that country. Because I'm lazy like that I decided to check out the Africa set which only has 10 videos. They all do a 360-degree video so you get a good look around. Ascape is meant to be used with your phone & 3D viewers. They are watchable on a computer monitor if you don't mind the waviness that is the 3D effect. Me I think I might borrow the professors' rig just to see it as it should be seen or at least find a pair of those cheap 3D glasses they give kids so I can watch it on my monitor without the waviness.

Do you know "Lonely Planet"? They do those lovely travel books that take you to places around the world in your mind, well anyway, they have a website with tons of little videos that take you all over the world. One of the first ones I watched was called "Free Kayaking in London" and I thought it would be amusing to share it. Unfortunately, when I tried to put it on the blog page it didn't work so I'm sharing the link instead of the video itself.

If you would rather read about places you can check out both Lonely Planet & Urban Adventures guides & day tours on their web sites as well as reading a kindle version of the Lonely Planet Travel Guides available at Amazon & other places. If you have Amazon Prime you can even read some of them for free with a Kindle Unlimited membership, (it is only 9.99 a month) I wouldn't know what to do with my time if I didn't have it. What can I say I Love reading!


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