Travel the World with these 8 Excellent Websites and Apps

With two months or so of being stuck at home, we cannot help but think about the joys of going to places. Now that some of our travel plans have been #cancelledt, you can still satiate your wanderlust by checking out these websites and apps at the comfort of your home.

Lonely Planet

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Not only that you get to read about different destinations and their colorful cultures, also has comprehensive news and updates about what’s happening in the world right now. 

National Gallery of Victoria

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Like the other establishments, museums have temporarily shut their doors to museum-goers around the world. But, if you want to explore them virtually, some museums have their own virtual tours including the National Gallery of Victoria in Melbourne. If you’ve missed the recent ‘Keith Haring | Jean-Michel Basquiat: Crossing Lines’ exhibition, you can check it out on their website along with the other exhibitions curated by the museum.

Cookiesound Is Travelling

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See the world through the lens of this mother-daughter travel photography tandem who will take you to places they’ve been with stories and photos. Nisa and Ulli Maier will “show the world around us in a real, honest and sometimes sarcastic way” so be excited with their stories as well as their captivating and breathtaking photos of people and places everywhere they go. 

On The Grid

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Visit the world’s most creative neighborhoods by dropping by On the Grid’s website. Curated by hundreds of designers, artists, and creative companies around the world who have shared their favorite local hangouts, On The Grid is not your ordinary travel website. 

Google Street View

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Travel the world in a 360-degree view using Google Street View. Consisting of panoramic images of various places in the world, you can virtually explore places like the pristine waters of the Maldives or the busy streets of Bangkok Thailand.

Expert Vagabond

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If you are into adventure, this website is perfect for you. Explore the wilderness with Matt as he shares stories, breathtaking images, and handy travel tips with you from around the world.

Atlas Obscura

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Wonder from home with Atlas Obscura’s series of live events online!

Japan National Tourism Organization

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Since tourism is on a halt, exploring places using virtual reality is the way to go. Countries like Japan have created virtual tours to give travelers a glimpse of their tourist destinations. This VR tour from the Japan National Tourism Organization, for example, will take you across the country featuring everything from bamboo forests to its vertigo-inducing drops, unsettling roller coaster rides!

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