Is it possible to travel online in the industry 4.0 era?
Apr 06, 2020
Why letting Covid-19 pandemic affect your burning passion for travelling when we are in the industry 4.0 era? Here are some of the free tools which offer you the virtual tours to visit Alaska glaciers, set foot on Hawaii volcano or immerse yourself in the dawn of Rocky Mountains. All can be discovered through your screens with 4.0 technology.
To avoid getting your mind stagnant due to a long time staying at home, you can walk out the street virtually via Google Street, one of the amazing functions of Google Earth. On the real-time basis, this interesting Google Earth function also allows you to wander around the galleries at the Musee d’Orsay in Paris, stroll around the sunny courtyard at the Frida Kahlo Museum in Mexico or go up the stairs at the British Museum London to explore inside – simply everywhere. Coronavirus cannot stop us from travelling the world!
GOOGLE ARTS & CULTURE
Google Arts & Culture is the next thing you may want to experience. This awesome digital platform developed by tech giant Google is partnered with more than 2,000 cultural organizations around the world, allowing users to explore a huge collection of all kinds of artworks, architecture, and landmarks which earlier, you can only discover through physical journeys.
With any smart devices on hand, a laptop or smartphone, you can visit any cultural and artistic places using Google Arts & Culture which offers an experience to go on cultural tours virtually. With photos, 3D images, 360-degree videos, you are able to travel online to any destinations on earth with the most realistic views. From conquering the mysterious Grand Canyon in Arizona, feeling the thrill of kayaking among the icebergs at Kenai Fjords National Park in the Alaska Glacier to taking the ice climbing challenge and exploring the natural loopholes caused by the iceberg, your mind will surely be beaten.
Hawaii Volcanoes Park is one of the famous national parks which Google Arts & Culture cooperates with to bring the pristine beauty of the natural world to your living room. A 4.0 tour visiting the caves formed from lava at Thurston Lava Tube and stepping out of the tropical rainforest inside Hawai Volcano National Park will be one of the most wonderful journeys in your experience.
Besides adventurous landmarks, you can enjoy the poetic beauty of the world’s most famous parks such as Central Park in central New York or Hyde Park – the largest Royal Park London while lounging on your couch.
And absolutely cannot miss the most extraordinary art spaces in the world: Guggenheim Museum in New York, Van Gogh Museum in Amsterdam, Pergamon Museum in Berlin and Gallery Tretyakov in Russia.
SOUNDSCAPE AND PODCAST
Although Rocky Mountain National Park is temporarily closed to tourists due to Covid-19, you can still enjoy the atmosphere happening there with the Soundscape’s audio library. Listening to the sound at dawn, the howling of wolves, the murmuring river or the wind blowing through the canyons will help you feel more comfortable after a day at home. Try it out HERE!
Otherwise, if you don’t want to stare at the blue light screen that makes your eyes strain, check out a travelling podcast. Similar to Soundscape, a travelling podcast is also a collection of travel experience recordings. The difference is that the podcast is not just an infinite sound. It is the chain of sound recording a long journey, which make you refer to the AMSR pleasurable feelings (the Autonomous Sensory Meridian Response). Each podcast, which is usually about 35 to 40 minutes long, is a recommendation on trips that should be on your bucket list, or the ones that you will never want to try, like swimming with sharks.
There are live webcam programs for 4.0 vacations! The San Diego Zoo may be closed temporarily because of Covid-19, but the lovely animals are still there and you can watch them 24/7. You will see live koala bears while sleeping in the trees, mingle with the baboons playing, or roam with tigers, giraffes, or a baby ape. This definitely makes passionate travellers fascinated, doesn’t it?
Check out these awesome webcams:
- Even if you made it to Tokyo, you will surely be craving for this overview from the Tokyo Tower live camera above – a very different perspective of Tokyo city.
- The cherry blossoms blooming in Macon town of Georgia are waiting for you to enjoy
- If the Maldives is still on your bucket list, this webcam will take you straight to one of its well-known resorts, One&Only Reethi Rah, and you can freely picture yourself dozing off in the Maldivian heat and swinging the day away on a beachside hammock.
- Take a virtual African safari through the wilds of Kenya where thousands of elephants are roaming around Laikipia County.