Travel the world without leaving the house
By Claire de Franck, Editor - Kids in Perth 30 Sep 2020
‘No overseas travel till 2021!’ ‘Overseas travel bans in place’ ‘International borders closed!’ Now as someone who loves nothing more than booking a holiday, and then planning my wardrobe, my husband and kids; looking at photos of the resort and working out the best places to eat THREE MONTHS in advance of the trip, you could say I love going away. Unfortunately, I will have to put my plans on hold for the foreseeable, but does this mean I cannot get a dose of far-flung places in the meantime….no!
Thanks to technology, the world seems very small much of the time and we can travel the globe without ever leaving the house. Here are 6 ways to do just that, either on your own or as a family…
Take a Virtual Tour
One of the most popular ideas is to visit places online, this could be anything from a tour of a world-famous museum through to a National Park or Zoo.
- Walk the famous Zhangjiajie Glass Bridge in China
- Visit Machu Picchu
- You can even peek inside the Sydney Opera House
- Go on a virtual safari
- Watch Gorillas in the Congo
- Or see Elephants stomp
Learn a new language
There are so many online ways to learn a new language, you will be fluent in French; sparkling in Spanish and inspiring in Italian in no time.
Kids can benefit from some great online language resources including Bilingual Kids Spot
Cook up a storm by learning a new cuisine
From Japanese through to Thai, French, Moroccan and Lebanese – the worlds food is really at your fingertips.
Learn about a new culture
Play a game from around the world as a family
Educational games can be a great and accessible way for children of all ages to learn about a new country You might even find you are so busy with all of the above, you don’t have time for a holiday!