May 18, 2020

Armchair Travel: 3 Exciting Ways To Travel From Home.

What is armchair travel? You can travel during COVID-19 too! Here are 3 exciting ways to escape lockdown & travel from the comfort of your home!

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As we all long to get out of our homes and travel during the coronavirus outbreak, I felt that I should write a post which adds some fun and can help you travel to various parts of the world. Today, I will show you 3 exciting ways to travel from home.

Most of us are doing our best to make ‘stay at home’ interesting. I see so many people cooking delicious travel?

Even though using public transport or catching flights/trains and visiting family & friends in person may seem like a distant dream, staying in touch with each other is so simple and so is traveling!

Just because we cannot travel in person to many places or countries, it doesn’t mean that we cannot enjoy traveling from the comfort of our homes.

What is Armchair Travel?

Armchair Travel takes people to faraway places without leaving home.

It provides a sensory experience and the opportunity to learn about exotic lands,visit various places, experience different cultures & people and helps us discover important past events in a meaningful manner.

Here are 3 interesting ways to travel while sitting in your armchair!

1. EXPERIENCE THE THRILL OF ROLLERCOASTERS

If you love adventure or are an arenaline junkie, this one’s for you. For those of you who are too scared to sit in an actual rollercoaster, this one’s for you too! For those who would love to ride a rollercoaster, but cannot due to health or other reasons, you should surely check this one out!

You can sit and watch POV (point of view) videos of various roller coaster rides across the world. It will give you a feeling of actually sitting in a rollercoaster and enjoying a ride. You can scream on the top of your lungs or simply sit tight and enjoy the ride, all from your cozy personal space!

There are tonnes of rollercoaster POV videos available, a simple google search will help you. However, I am sharing with you 4 awesome rollercoaster rides which I love and I hope you will enjoy them as much as I did. 1 tip is to watch them in full screen, without any distractions, to enjoy them to the maximum!

Japanese Ride- Thunder Dolphin at Dome City: The adorably-named Thunder Dolphin gives you a great adrenaline rush. The steel roller coaster starts with an 80-degree incline, where you’ll be rewarded with a gorgeous view of Tokyo, before the roller coaster reaches speeds of 130kmph, whipping through Tokyo Dome’s famous Big O.

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Japanese Ride- Fujiyama: Fujiyama is a steel roller coaster at Fuji-Q Highland, Fujiyoshida, Yamanashi, Japan. When Fujiyama opened in 1996 it was the world’s tallest roller coaster at 259 feet and had the largest drop in the world at 230 feet. It’s one of the coolest rides out there and I found it quite long as well.

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Japanese Ride- Surf Coaster Leviathan at Hakkeijima Sea Paradise: This is Japan’s only roller coaster that travels over the ocean. The four-minute long ride is incredibly thrilling – you’ll dip and drop and twist on a 90-degree helix, all above the sea water.

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Singapore Ride: Battlestar Galactica, Universal Studios: Universal Studios Singapore is the only Universal Studios amusement park to have a Battlestar Galactica roller coaster. The coasters, which opened in 2010, reach 42.5 metres (139 ft) in height and are the tallest dueling coasters in the world. I have personally had a ride in the cylon rollercoaster and I was scared to bits! It’s a crazy ride!

2. VISIT MUSEUMS VIRTUALLY

If you want to travel back in time or know more about the history and culture of various places, touring virtual musems is a great idea! I have already mentioned this idea in a previous post of mine where I talk about 20 Interesting things to do at home other than netflix.

Due to the COVID-19 pandemic, many museums have started offering free virtual tours of their museums. My personal favourites are those museums which offer a 360 degree view which makes you feel as if you are walking around the museum.

You can browse and find many out there, but I have 3 personal favourites which offer a virtual tour of the museum and make it feel so very real!

Check out- The Louvre (Paris), Rijksmuseum (Amsterdam), Vatican Museums (Rome, Italy)

3. WATCH TRAVEL VLOGS/READ TRAVEL BLOGS

Due to the advent of blogging and vlogging (video-blogging), travel blogs & vlogs bring the much needed relief during this time.

You can read travel blogs or watch travel videos of people visiting different places & exploring different cultures. There is just so much of content out there, waiting for you to explore it.

My favourite video blogger is Drew Binsky. I love the way he captures places and connects with people. His stories are honest & real, his experiences are raw and totally relatable. Drew, if you ever read this blog, give us a shoutout!

You can read previous travel related posts from this blog too! 🙂 Here are a few suggestions:

Australian Diaries Series. ( Exploring Australia. Written 5 years ago)

Bali Diaries Series. (Exploring Bali. Written in 2019)

Krabi- Thailand. (Exploring Krabi. Written in 2018)

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In conclusion, I hope you found this post useful and I encourage you to check out the suggestions as well.

Here’s to the world healing & us being able to travel again.

Till then, Stay home, stay safe, grab your cup of tea and travel the world while sitting on your sofa & let me know your favourite armchair travel activity! 🙂

4 thoughts on “Armchair Travel: 3 Exciting Ways To Travel From Home.

  1. Oo, I’ve been meaning to check out virtual museum tours, you’ve reminded me. Think I will start with the Louvre 🙂

  2. Great ideas! Good ways to mitigate the feeling of missing traveling, while also find some new places to explore and inspiration for when all of this is over 🙂

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