Staying home has become totally necessary for survival now, which means we have a lot of time in our hands. If you’re struggling to figure out how to keep yourself occupied beyond your usual at-home hobbies of Netflix and Chill, you’re not alone. So, let’s do some virtual travel!
How to travel virtually when stuck in COVID lockdown or quarantine?
We know that the idea of not being able to go outside to explore is difficult for all our creators but we also want you to realize that we’re all actually a lot closer than it feels right now. We’ve found that virtual travel in COVID lockdown is not only fun and exciting, it’s helping us see and understand places we’ve only dreamed about going.
From the comfort of your couch, we can explore art and culture from all around the world.
The world’s the limit — really?
22 March 2020 was World Heritage Day. Teaching your kids about these places shouldn’t stop. We have gathered a list of fun and informative activities to do at home. These activities will keep you entertained, informed and hopefully put a smile on your face. And we all could use a smile right now.
Museums from around the world are now in your pockets. They are also sharing their most zen art on social media to help people cope with staying home.
- British Museum, London
- Guggenheim Museum, New York
- National Gallery of Art, Washington, D.C.
- Musée d’Orsay, Paris
- National Museum of Modern and Contemporary Art, Seoul
- Pergamon Museum, Berlin
- Rijksmuseum, Amsterdam
- Van Gogh Museum, Amsterdam
- The J. Paul Getty Museum, Los Angeles
- Uffizi Gallery, Florence
The Sydney Opera House
You might have already run through your entire Netflix queue, so now it’s time to branch out for some more enriching entertainment.
If you’re an opera lover, you can finally experience amazing performances from the Sydney Opera House right from your laptop, computer, or mobile device. And the best part is that it will be absolutely free.
The Grammy Museum- Online Music and Video Production Classes
Learning a new skill is quickly becoming the most popular way for people to spend their extra time while being stuck at home. And now, you can even learn about music and video production courtesy of the Grammy Museum.
On the museum’s special Museum At Home page, you can currently choose from several classes designed for both beginners and experienced learners. And if you’re just looking for some more exhibits, the museum is also releasing more content, including programs and conversations with Billie Eilish, Brandi Carlilse, and Kool and the Gang.
The Museum App
Google Arts & Culture has a number of ways to let you experience art, history, and culture without leaving your home.
This app has a few features that you can use your phone’s camera to access — so it’s also an interactive experience as well as swiping through some incredible masterpieces from around the world. Effectively, using this app and your built-in camera turns your smartphone into its own museum.
All you have to do is download the app for yourself, visit the App Store (iOS) or Google Play (Android) and start your virtual travel.
BroadwayHD, a streaming service for theater fans started in 2015, has long been bringing Broadway performances to people’s living rooms.
The platform is currently offering a free seven-day trial, along with a wildly affordable $8.99 monthly plan. So go ahead and watch as many times as you want. You can even sing along if you please because you’re in your own house, who’s going to complain?
The Globe Theatre
The famous Globe Theatre in London is also joining other institutions to give the people what they crave the most: incredible performances of Shakespeare’s plays. Overall, there are 74 productions that are available on the theater’s online streaming service, Globe Player.
No more ways to travel virtually? Share it with us in the comments!