Virtual Visits for Nature Lovers

While the Coronavirus pandemic has caused the world’s attractions to temporarily closed, there are still ways to experience its beauty online. There are thousands of virtual museum tours, living room concert performances, and even some guided tours that have come about in the past few weeks. But if you crave for something more outdoors, here are some of the most refreshing virtual travel destinations for nature lovers.

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Clearwater beach, Florida

Walk Along Florida’s Beaches

Visit Florida has captured images along the Sunshine State’s 825 miles of beaches using Google’s Street ViewTrekker technology. These 360-degree images captured ‘one footstep at a time’. In addition, Google Maps is integrated. They enable you to experience interactive views of Florida’s beaches. Just “tune” your preferences, choosing from adventurous or laid back, family-friendly or romantic; action-packed or secluded and manicured or natural, and take a walk along the beach.

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Northern Flicker Woodpecker in Denmark

Watch Rare Birds in Denmark

Want to go birdwatching in Denmark? The Danish ornithological society, DOF BirdLife, streams live from the nest of a majestic white-tailed eagle on Lolland. The nest currently has three eggs ready to hatch.

You can also see murmurations of starlings as they cut beautiful shapes in the air before they roost. These are filmed at the Wadden Sea. There, tours of the best black sun sites take place at key points throughout the year.

Millions of tulips bloom during springtime at Keukenhof

Blooming Tulips in The Netherlands

Keukenhof, also known as the Garden of Europe, is one of the world’s largest flower gardens. Within The Netherlands, it is in the town of Lisse. According to the official website, Keukenhof Park covers an area of 32 hectares. Approximately 7 million flower bulbs are annually planted. The best times to see the blooms are the last 2 weeks of April and the first week of May. Though closed for 2020, the spectacular tulip garden is still available virtually.

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Kenai Fjords National Park, Alaska

Best Parks in the USA

Have you dreamed of visiting every national park in the U.S.? Google Arts & Culture is hosting interactive documentaries on a number of contrasting U.S. National Parks include Kenai Fjords in Alaska, Hawaii Volcanoes in Hawaii, and Carlsbad Caverns in New Mexico. Moreover, there is Bryce Canyon in Utah, and Dry Tortugas in Florida. You can get 360-degree video tours through some of the United States’ most remote and breath-taking landscapes, with a local ranger as a guide. You will already know a lot when you ready to take the actual trip!

Where is the longest zip line course in Central America?

The longest zip line course in Central America is 2,300 feet long and located at Mayflower Bocawina National Forest near Silk Grass Village on the Southern Highway in Belize. Nestled amidst 7,000 acres of pristine lowland broadleaf forest in the saw-toothed Maya Mountains, the adventure center offers day and night time zip lining, waterfall rappelling and hiking.

1.5 miles of zip lines stretches across 12 platforms, starting with short easy zips that get longer, faster and steeper. The last one is the longest, lasting over 30 seconds. There is also a surprise rappel built into the course. Make sure to keep an eye out for waterfalls!

After a thrilling adventure, enjoy a lunch of fresh juice, fried fish, and rice and beans at The Wild Fig Restaurant with a great view of the park. Nestled in the heart of this beautiful National Park is Mama Noots Eco Resort; a spacious jungle lodge operated entirely on solar and hydro energy.

Stay overnight at a Canopy Hut and experience the stillness of the jungle at night. This is also a great place to wake up early morning and do some bird watching. Over 193 species of birds and a few tribes of howler monkeys are residents of Bocawina.