To travel, or not to travel, is a controversial subject in the age of COVID-19. While some people feel comfortable donning a mask and hopping on a flight, others are still cautiously staying home. If you identify more with the latter, you may be looking for safe ways to feel like you are traveling again. So for those who are suffering from wanderlust, but avoiding travel, here are three virtual ways to get your fix.
Add to Bucketlist: With more than three million followers, Add to Bucketlist, is one of Facebook’s leading travel blogs. Since 2017, the page has captured the attention of its viewers by featuring a never-ending supply of breathtaking pictures and videos from all over the world. From underwater dining experiences in Dubai, to drone videos of the Asian paradise of the Maldives, this travel blog covers it all. If you like quick, eye-catching videos, you’ll love the stunning, user-submitted snippets that showcase adventurous activities in one minute or less. However, if you’re a fan of more in-depth travel suggestions, Add to Bucketlist’s website hosts countless blog posts that will inform you about destinations, travel hacks, and popular tourist activities. You can find all of their content on Facebook, or their official website.
Nas Daily: Travel vlog creator Nuseir Yassin (better known as Nas) often says, “The world is a book, and those who do not travel read only one page.” Following this philosophy, Nas spent 1,000 days traveling the world with nothing more than a drone, a camera, a GoPro, and a backpack full of essentials. Throughout the years, Nas amassed a following of more than 16 million Facebook viewers who religiously watched his wildly popular one-minute videos. Although his videos cover a range of topics, Nas visited 64 beautiful countries and often highlighted little known facts about each setting. Nas’ 1000 day series ended in January of 2019, but his videos are still on Facebook, Instagram, and Youtube, along with his new series Nas Weekly.
Must Do Travels: Must Do Travels markets itself as “a movement designed to join modern culture with desired destinations.” The brand hopes to inspire people to pursue their wanderlust, anywhere, anytime. This travel news and information resource is website-based, but also utilizes Facebook, Instagram, and Youtube. Pre-pandemic, a portion of the site was aimed at helping users book dream vacations. Now, their travel-themed blogs and videos give adventurists plenty of ideas for amazing getaways to enjoy once it’s safe to vacation again. Must Do Travel’s Facebook page is filled with a collection of brief videos that highlight stunning locales. Comparatively, their YouTube channel features longer videos that offer “top things to do” in places like Prague, Rio De Janeiro, and Zurich. If you’re waiting a few more months to venture out into the world safely, Must Do Travel will help you decide where you’ll go first.
Even though you may not be ready to resume the same type of travel adventures you enjoyed pre-pandemic, there is hope. While you’re waiting out the threat of the virus, use these three online travel platforms to explore the world virtually. In time, things will return to normal and you’ll be more than prepared with a list of beautiful places to visit.