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The Virtual World is Your Oyster



We are currently living in strange times. The global Coronavirus Pandemic has seen many billions of people having to live in lock-down and self-isolate. Fortunately, the internet has proven to be a real asset as people realise that it is a vital way to stay in touch with family, friends and use it to find ways to alleviate boredom and stress.


I want to talk a little bit about some of the things you can do online that give your mind, eyes and ears the ability to roam the world, safely meet new people and broaden your currently-restricted horizons, all from the comfort of your home.


Did you know for example, that you can ‘virtually’ visit Stonehenge at any time of the day or night and for free! Or that you can choose to pay a small fee and partake in a live, online visit to a goat sanctuary in New York!

We have compiled a small list of virtual tours and trips you can take. These are just the tip of the iceberg and should you want more like it – then just get in touch!



These first ones are completely free to go on and just require an internet connected device just click on the underlined links to be whizzed off.


Visit Stonehenge – click and ‘drag’ the scene about to explore and click on the ‘hotspots’ for more information.



Nip over the channel to go to King Louis XIV’s gardens at Versaille – click on the images and you can ‘drag’ them around and survey the scenes in 360 degrees:


If you like to live dangerously, then exploring Hawaii’s volcanic lava tubes may be for you.


Explore The Great Barrier Reef with this audio visual tour by the nations favourite, Sir David Attenborough!



Take a peek inside Buckingham Palace or visit the British Museum with no-one else about!


See and hear the animals at Paignton Zoo


Have a 360 degree tour aboard the International Space Station with British astronaut Tim Peake.


Watch British wildlife life from these webcams



The following experiences generally cost just a few pounds. This is usually because they involve live interaction with the person ‘hosting’ your online experience or by a charity trying to make some money in these restrictive times.


These experiences range from being personally shown how to make Pasta in your own living room, talking directly to an Olympic athlete or visiting the dogs still living at Chernobyl! You can also have a personal astrology reading , participate in a live concert from Iceland or learn meditation with a Japanese Buddhist Monk!




These experience all come to use from the well-known company Airbnb and their complete list of online experiences can be found here. There are many other really interesting options available giving you the chance to do something you wouldn’t normally be able to do.


All of the above links should work on any computer, laptop, tablet or even phone.


As always, Enrych Connect are here for you. Should you encounter any issues, just give us a call and we will endeavour to try and help you!

If you have exhausted the ones above and would like links to more virtual trips, locations and experiences get in touch – there are hundreds out there and we can point you in the right direction.

Take care, stay safe and seize the day!



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