There are so many amazing places in the world that there's no way we could ever visit them all. There's just not enough time! But, that shouldn't stop you from trying. Traveling can be a fantastically rewarding experience and a great way to learn about other cultures, experience history, taste unique flavors, meet lifelong friends... and so much more.
Even if you can't make the trip to climb the pyramids in Egypt or hike the Inca Trail in Peru, we're lucky to live at a time when we can experience those places from the comfort of our own homes. And we're not talking about WompleBox, which is, of course, the best way to introduce the world to your kids. We're talking about virtual tours!
1. The Roman Colosseum
One of the most famous buildings in the world: the Colosseum in Rome, Italy. Built almost 2,000 years ago by the Roman emperor Vespasian, the Colosseum is a monumental accomplishment by even today's standards. The Colosseum could hold audiences of between 50,000 and 80,000 people. That's bigger than any modern baseball stadium!
Get an inside view of the Colosseum with a virtual tour. Walk the grounds with a video walkthrough provided by the Colosseum Museum or take your own stroll through the grounds with Google Earth.
2. The Egyptian Pyramids at Giza
3. Machu Picchu, Peru
4. Scott's Hut, Antarctica
5. The Chauvet Cave
Here's a destination that only a handful of people have ever seen up close: Cauvet-Pont-d'Arc Cave, home to perhaps the best-preserved ancient cave paintings in the world. The paintings on the walls of the Chauvet Cave, of lions, hyenas, volcanoes, and more, are likely over 30,000 years old. It provides an amazing glimpse, unlike any other, into humanity's ancient origins.
No one, except for a few scientists, has been allowed in the Chauvet Cave since it was discovered in 1994. But, you can see it for free through an amazing virtual reality experience from Google Arts & Culture.