The 5 Best Online Travel Destinations to Try

I think we can all agree that the world is best experienced first-hand. There are times, though, when you simply can't - your schedule, your budget, or even your health may stand in the way. Luckily, the internet is here to help you reach places you've never seen, things you've never done, bringing them to the distance of a single click. Here are some ways you can see places and gather experiences even if you can't be there in person.

Let Vegas come to you

If you've always wanted to go to the City of Sin, but never had the time or the occasion, you can experience what gaming there might be like from the comfort of your home. The games you can play at sites like All Jackpots Canadian online casino mimic - or often exceed - what you'd find at the Caesars or the Venetian, without the cash you'd spend on airfare, lodging, and dining. These sites have a collection of games that puts most Vegas casinos to shame. Besides, sites like All Jackpots Casino allows you to try its games free of charge, something no Vegas casino can offer you at the moment. You can play the slots, roulette, blackjack, keno or whatever you'd like online any time day or night!

See the bottom of the ocean from home 

If you live thousands of miles away from the nearest ocean, if you have hydrophobia, or can't (or won't) go into the sea for whatever reason, you can still experience the underwater world over the internet. eDiving is a service that allows you to experience diving remotely, without ever getting close to the water. It serves as a training tool for divers, but also as a means for those without the possibility to experience the real thing to find out what is like to be in the ocean world.

Another way that you can explore the ocean world is via the new 360 videos that let you move around as you wish and explore the ocean in a 360 view, check it out.  Pretty much one the coolest things i have seen in a while.  If you go to the Go Pro site you can even see how they are made!

See the boiling entrails of the Earth

Visiting an active volcano can be dangerous - but not if you do it over the internet. You can take a peek inside the boiling entrails of the Earth through the live feeds offered by Volcano Discovery. You can pay a virtual visit to Etna Volcano, Kilauea Volcano, Vesuvius, or tens of other active volcanic sites right from the comfort of your home.  This saves you a lot of time and energy and after being at an active lava field myself I can attest to the fact that the heat is not even close to the most dangerous part!  For most people, exploring a volcano from home is the best bet, especially if it is an active one!

Virtual tours of the world

Want to see Paris, Vienna, Rome, or even the ruins of Machu Picchu, but can't find the funds (or the time)? Head over to YouVisit and take a virtual tour of these amazing places, and many more. Of course, it doesn't compare to the real thing, but it's as close to it as possible. And you won't have to spend a fortune on VR gear either - the YouVisit app works great with Google Cardboard.

Read and imagine

If all else fails, you can always reach out to one of educated man's best friends: books. As a youngster, I experienced far away lands through reading, seeing the places described by hunters, travelers, and authors with the eyes of the mind. Books are not as visual as many of us would like them to be, but they are a completely unique way to experience places never seen - all this sitting comfortably in your favorite chair.

This is just a sampling of all the amazing things you can discover about the world by going online! As homeschoolers/worldschoolers we have traveled quite a bit but there is so much to the world that most people cannot see it all in one lifetime.  Online travel destinations and learning opportunities can be had in bed at night, while out waiting for an appointment, or even on your lunch break at work!  

If you know more great online travel destinations to try let us and our readers know about it in the comments below!

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