The coronavirus is highly contagious. And it has made travel in the US impossible, right now. In most major cities cultural hubs and museums are also shutting down. Some people are being confined to their homes to stop the sickness from spreading. And it’s not surprising that we are feeling the walls closing in.
Virtual reality (vr) vacations and tours may help you pass the time. And VR, can be fun, exciting and educational. It’s possible to do virtual reality travel. And you get the full experience of taking a trip without leaving home.
What is Virtual Reality Travel?
This technology allows the user to become immersed in a 360 degree digital masterpiece. When sound and other sensations are added to the images, the user becomes a part of a virtual world. And can actually move around and interact in other ways.
Virtual Reality technology is already mainstream. This growth was driven primarily by its use in gaming applications. But the hardware has become more affordable and a wide variety of new apps are now available.
With virtual reality you need an internet connection and a VR headset. You can purchase a high-powered, expensive Samsung or Sony headset. Or you can try out the technology with very affordable options like the Google Virtual Reality Headset.
Find Virtual Reality Culture Experiences
Google Street View allows users to see panoramic, 360 degree views of local neighborhoods worldwide. This same technique is being used in some of the world’s greatest museums.It requires filming every location and exhibit from all angles. This is a time consuming process. And not all museums have completed the same scope and extent of the dynamic 360 views.
Some of the museums will give you limited views of their grounds, while you get a much larger view of others. You need a VR headset or a Google Cardboard to view them with.
There Are Non- Virtual Reality Travel Options
And there are also non-VR webcams available that livestream real-time views of places all over the world. The webcams don’t require anything, but the technology on your phone or computer.
You can spend some time on the beach in Maldives with a video. Or visit the aquarium or go on safari with an app from the google play store. And you can walk through New York’s Central Park or take a VR tour through all the great museums of the world.
With technology changing and evolving, there will be more VR available all the time. And in these challenging times it’s good to know that virtual experiences are available. So you can take a flight without a plane or tour amazing museums without leaving home.