Due to the Coronavirus crisis, we all know it is important to stay home right now. However, staying home doesn’t mean you have to stop exploring! We may not be able to fly or drive to a new destination, but we can explore by learning and trying new things. We’ve put together a list of accessible ways to travel from home while in quarantine or sheltered-in-place. Explore without limits from the comfort of your home!
1. Watch a Wheel the World documentary.
Travel with us to Machu Picchu, Torres del Paine, or Easter Island from the comfort of your own home. Be inspired by people who pushed the limits and overcame barriers to travel and explore, virtually experience the activities, and learn about the destination.
2. Take a virtual museum tour.
Staying at home doesn’t have to prevent us from experiencing culture through art. The Guggenheim in Spain, Musée d’Orsay in Paris, and the Van Gogh Museum in Amsterdam are just some of the museums you can virtually tour through google.
3. Stay active and de-stress.
Yoga can be adapted to your mobility needs and can help cope with the stress that one might endure during crisis. There are plenty of adaptive yoga videos, or sign up for a virtual class with an organization like this one.
4. Explore the Taj Mahal in New Delhi or Tower Bridge in London without even catching a plane.
Many famous landmarks are available to tour online. Always wanted to travel to Rome to visit the Colosseum? Maybe you want to take in the views from atop the Tokyo Tower? Now’s the time to explore these famous landmarks and monuments from your living room.
5. Cook something new from a different culture!
There are a lot of recipes out there from many different places. Experience a new culture through its food, but from your own kitchen! Try making polish potato dumplings called Pierogis, or Khachapuri – a Georgian flatbread with cheese and eggs. Pick a country at random, and then research to see what food you can make with the staples you have!
6. Join a live safari!
Twice a day, guides will take you through the &Beyond Game Reserves in South Africa. You’ll spot a variety of animals from elephants to lions, and a safari host will teach you about the animals and their surroundings.
As we wait for this tumultuous time to pass exploring and traveling from home, it’s important that we stay connected. We invite you to become an official member of the WTW community! Register on our home page by clicking the “join us” button. We will be sharing resources for people with disabilities and those committed to exploring the world without limits. Once we are able to get out and explore again, we’ll return to offering unique accessible travel experiences with more passion than ever, and we want you to be a part of it!