TAKE TRAVEL ONLINE
5 Ideas for a Virtual Family Adventure
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dream vacation is the perfect antidote to stress
and the monotony of daily life. When a getaway
isn’t in the cards, you can still escape and ex-
plore new places virtually.
A virtual trip can be a great way to explore destinations you
might consider for a future vacation, or it may be a chance to
see remarkable sights around the world that you wouldn’t get
to experience otherwise. Virtual travel can also engage kids in
learning when you pair the experience with lessons on culture,
geography or even a homemade take on local culinary treats.
Add authenticity to the experience with special touches
that mimic the ambiance. If you’re visiting the beach, kick up
the heat and turn on a fan for some breeze. Light a coconut-
scented candle and enjoy a bowl of ice cream while you take
in the sights.
Get your virtual adventures underway with these selections
from the travel experts at Vrbo:
LOOK AROUND THE LOUVRE IN PARIS. Explore the
Egyptian Antiquities, remains of the Louvre’s Moat and Gal-
erie d’Apollon by virtual museum tour as you head inside this
iconic art lover’s institution.
SNEAK INSIDE THE SAN DIEGO ZOO. Get up close
and personal with the resident apes, penguins, pandas, giraffes,
elephants and tigers in real time via one of the many live cams
positioned to spot wildlife from the comfort of your couch.
WALK THE GREAT WALL OF CHINA. Make your Great
Wall goals a reality. Get a glimpse of this 300-mile wonder of
the world with a cyber stroll before dreaming up your own
future family trip.