Whilst we all have a little bit of wanderlust, the exorbitant cost of travelling can make it prohibitive for many of us. However, there’s no end of travelling fun that can be had on the internet that can broaden our horizons in some pretty impressive ways.
The internet is awash with travel blogs that not only make for some interesting reading, but can also highlight some of the more unique destinations that often fall off the radar from some of the mainstream travel publications. Whether you’re fantasising about a holiday in Mongolia, or are just wanting to find out about life in Chilean cities, there’s always some blogger who’s been there first and can help you explore it from the comfort of your sofa!
Travel vlogging has been really taking off in the past couple of years with smartphone technology making it easier for vloggers like Travel Yourself to really add an extra level of understanding to a variety of destinations ranging from the exotic Hawaii to grand Prague.
Smartphone technology has also helped many of us see some pretty obscure parts of the world thanks to online games like GeoGuessr. This uses Google’s Streetview to drop you in an unspecified place on our planet and then you have to use your judgement of the 360° view to guess the precise location.
Some of our planet’s more dazzling locations have also inspired many of our most popular online games with Assassin’s Creed II taking us to Italy, and Driver taking us around the streets of San Francisco. And even exotic Chinese games like Keno have been given a mobile-friendly update at the Mr Smith Casino site where the balls drawn could even help you fund that next luxurious vacation.
Much has been made of how the gaming world has been quick to adapt to virtual reality technologies, and such innovation has also shown itself to be particularly well-suited to the travel industry too. Even large-scale hotel chains like Marriott have got in on the virtual reality trend that can help any of us get a feel for a potential travel location without leaving the sofa.
And with the likes of the Caribbean VR app helping us all get an easy taste of life under the palm trees, it’s not just exotic casino games that have been given a technological helping hand!