Virtual Explorations… Discover Now, Travel Later

Upcoming travel plans at a stand still for the foreseeable future…do not despair … the internet has thrown up a cornucopia of virtual tours of museums, national parks, zoos and other virtual experiences of fantastic vistas around the world. From the comfort of your homes these will help satisfy your wanderlust and inspire you to create and UPDATE your travel wishlist!

Of the many super offerings , The Wanderers has shortlisted some of our favorites

1. Rijksmuseum, Amsterdam
One of Amsterdam’s most popular attractions, its filled with masterpieces from the Dutch Golden Age. Currently online,it offers the chance to explore 11 “exhibits”, where you’re able to interact with various works from the museum, read about their history and see close-ups of the pieces. They include Vermeer’s The Milkmaid and a breakdown of the work of Jan Steen.

2.Uffizi Gallery, Florence
This ionic gallery houses the art collection of the de’Medicis inside a 16th-century building. Online, there are four exhibitions that take viewers through various works, explaining their significance and showing close-ups of important parts within the paintings. See works like Andromeda freed by Perseus, by Piero de Cosimo, like never before.

3.The Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York

Popularly knows as The MET , the institution describes itself as a treasury of rare and beautiful objects ; Every day, art comes alive in the Museum’s galleries and through its exhibitions and events, revealing both new ideas and unexpected connections across time and across cultures. It currently has 28 online exhibits – ranging from the Art of Music through Time to Christian Dior : The New Look! Unmissable!!

4.Rocky Mountain National Park, Colorado

Alongside webcam view and other multimedia presentations, this park has an incredibly unique experience for its virtual visitors with its ” Sound Library” . This allows you another dimensional experience of the great outdoors – with sounds of birds , animals and nature!!

5. Carrières de Lumières , Provence

One of our personal favorite art  locations, Carrières de Lumières is a former limestone quarry which now  hosts art-based multimedia shows, projecting images of famous paintings set to music – creating an Art and Music Immersive Experience! Although not too many exhibits, and although short videos for each – each one is distinctive and unlike anything you will see anywhere else! Truly breathtaking

The Carrières de Lumières is just one of the sites belonging to Culturespaces which has a few other art locations with unique concepts, all worth a look and for any art lover definite options to add to your travel wishlist! They are the Bassins de Lumières( Bordeaux) , Atelier Des Lumières ( Paris) .

6. Airpano
AirPano is a not-for-profit project created by a team of Russian photo enthusiasts focused on taking high-resolution aerial panoramic photographs and videos. Some of our favorite picks include the Kamchatka Peninsula , the Milky Way from the Sahara Desert , Diving in Cuba !!

The visuals are vivid and dramatic and gives you an opportunity to get an eyeful of some truly exotic destinations .