Kids Life Tuscaloosa May-June 2020 - Page 20

TAKE TRAVEL ONLINE 5 Ideas for a Virtual Family Adventure Photo courtesy of Getty Images 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. A 20 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.