Maybe you hit the travel wall and are tired of taxi-cabs trying to rip you off, delayed flights, buses and train schedules, cramped seating, miss representation of hotels with fancy pictures on the internet, immigration hassles of getting to and from airports, bus, airport and train depots, lousy bathroom conditions, Montezumas revenge, mosquitoes and sand-flies using you for target practice, plastic everywhere and smells that would challenge the human imagination.
If so and this applies to you grasshopper… sit back in your easy chair and begin the virtual travel itinerary. There is a story about a man who wanted to impress his new girlfriend… so he spent hours studying the virtual tour of the Louvre art gallery in Paris, France. He has never been to France so he went on-line and learned some quick French, took his girlfriend from San Francisco to Paris and when they went through the Louvre Museum he was a walking encyclopedia of information about all of the famous artists and paintings. You can start your virtual travel by taking the Expert Guided Louvre tour at: www. viator.com/Louvre-Museum.
Over dinner that night with him ordering in French… complete with frog legs, sweet breads, brains, and a bottle of Pouilly-Fuisse white wine he proposed marriage and they have lived happily ever after.
In the Age of Disinformation this man could easily be trained to become a politician as he hadn’t told his girlfriend that he actually visited France or been to the Louvre Museum before. However using this an example you can literally travel around the globe with a few clicks of the mouse or twitches from your new apple tablet…and maybe even impress your friends.
There are over 10,000 travel videos on the internet something to interest every type of traveler. Sit back in your easy chair and begin your virtual sightseeing travel experience with the following websites.
Travelistic, Trip Films, Geobeats, Zoom and Go, Videomap, Compulsive Traveler, Travel Channel, Overlander TV, Traveler Videos, and Lonely Planet TV
So there you have it! There are many types of travelers: some like to travel from point A to point B, others want discovery, pure adrenalin junkies, and others want to learn the culture and arts of a new country. You too can join the ranks of seasoned travelers with a few clicks of the mouse.
QUOTE: “No one realizes how beautiful it is to travel until he comes home and rests his head on his old, familiar pillow.” – Lin Yutang
THINGS YOU MAY NOT KNOW: While the name “virtual travel” may conjure up ideas of virtual reality machines and time travel, the truth is really not that glamorous, but it is very interesting nonetheless. The concept is really a fairly simple one. Using a computer and an internet connection, a person goes online and finds virtual destinations and tours from the comfort of their own home. For anyone who has ever used the internet take a 360 degree tour of a home, hotel room or house, the idea should seem familiar. There are a variety of sites on the internet which are geared specifically to providing internet users with a lifelike travel experience without even having to leave their homes.
THINGS YOU MAY WANT TO SAVE: Your computer files! Download free Dropbox and your good to go with all of your files saved and can be accessed anywhere in the world.
ZENTRAVELER SAYS: Its all in ZEE travel or is it! Try some virtual sightseeing travel…it could really open your eyes and expand your imagination!
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