While we may be physically restricted as to where we travel, that doesn’t stop the wandering spirit from feeling the need to explore. With the rise of virtual tourism, we can do just that — explore, but from home.
One such travel trend we can enjoy at home or away is an African safari. Sure, from the comfort of your couch you won’t feel the sun on your back or smell the dry landscape in the still air, but you will see incredible animals up close and feel the rush of free, wild nature.
Peek in on several South African game reserves with 24-hour livestreamed footage showcasing wildlife hot spots. Let the incredible visuals inspire your future travel, while appeasing your nature-loving wanderlust from home.
Watch out over the savannah, vying for a glimpse of the Big Five with Africam and Explore.org, boasting views of Sabi Sands, Balule Nature Reserve and Kruger National Park — check out the highlight reel of the big cats and wandering wildlife.
Diversify your viewing lineup with WildEarth TV’s online safaris. Watch the sun rise and set daily, on South African time, and follow along with professional gamekeepers and park rangers as they tour the savannah seeking wildlife — fully recreating the land-cruiser experience for home-bound travelers.
Follow along with these livestreams:
- Tembe Elephant Park (Africam)
- Tembe Elephant Park (Explore.org)
- Cat-Eye Game Lodge (Africam)
- Naledi Dam (Africam)
- Nkorho (Africam)
- Nkorho Bush Lodge (Explore.org)
- Olifants River (Africam)
- Olifants River (Explore.org)
- Kwa Maritane (Africam)
- Tau Waterhole (Explore.org)
- Rosie’s Pan (Explore.org)
Other highlights and videos are also available here.
The small colonial town of Valladolid in the center of the Yucatan peninsula is easy to see in a day or two, but when you’re not roaming the streets, snapping photos of the brightly colored houses and buildings, swimming in the nearby cenote or admiring the architecture of the 16th-century convent of San Bernardino de Siena, consider passing time in the multipurpose Hostería del Marqués, a hotel that offers more than just lodging.
The city took its name from Athena, goddess of wisdom, strategy and war, and protector of the city. The financial, political and administrative center of the country and an all-powerful city-state in antiquity, Athens is a major center of culture. A visit to the first-ever museum dedicated to Byzantium, a stroll around the National Garden and a trip to the Olympeion archaeological site will take you back through time.
Munich Airport is prepared for increased air traffic and passenger numbers with an extensive package of measures to protect against infection. The new rules of conduct will be made known through regular announcements, posters, video screens and an increased staff presence. Cleaning frequency will also increase and in areas where passengers linger. Hand sanitizer dispensers will be placed throughout the airport and passengers and employees will be required to wear masks.
Four Seasons Hotels and Resorts announced a collaboration with John Hopkins Medicine International on its Lead With Care global health and safety program. John Hopkins Medicine experts will review and validate the Lead With Care program, which will then be implemented at Four Seasons properties around the world.
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Saint Lucia announced a phased plan to reopen island tourism responsibly, beginning June 4. Phase One includes welcoming international flights at Hewanorra International Airport from the United States only. In preparation, 1,500 hotel rooms are being prepared to open. The approach to reopening continues through July 31.
HIKING ALONG A PATH THROUGH THE FOREST, the only sounds I heard were the wind rustling through the leaves, the flow of a distant waterfall and, from time to time, the soft sounds of chatter from the others in my group. Missing were the sounds of traffic rushing by, car horns and the din of the everyday world in which most of us live. On this part of the Japan Hiking – Kumano Kodo & Nakasendo trip with REI Adventures, just the eight of us were on the trail, not another human in sight. An eco-adventure at its best, and it was glorious.
According to the U.S. Small Business Administration’s Office of Advocacy, small businesses create two-thirds of net new jobs and account for nearly 48 percent of the U.S. private sector workforce. And small- and medium-sized businesses outpace all other sectors as one of the fastest-growing in the United States. InterContinental® Hotels Group (IHG) goes above and beyond to create opportunities for this segment with its IHG® Business Edge program, voted Best Small- to Mid-Sized Business Program in Global Traveler’s 2019 GT Tested Reader Survey awards.
Iceland’s otherworldly landscape made the perfect backdrop for the beloved Game of Thrones, which did some filming here. Iceland’s angry volcanoes, unbridled seas, ubiquitous rainbows, explosive geysers, waterfalls, glaciers, lava fields and jaw-dropping Northern Lights make it like no destination on earth.