If you’re craving a travel fix this summer, but aren’t ready to pack your suitcase just yet, you’re not alone. According to a report by the United Nations’ World Tourism Organization, international tourist numbers could fall by 60 to 80 percent in 2020. But that’s no reason to miss out on the world’s most incredible sights—instead, sit back and with the support of a recent article on luxury defined from Christie’s International Real Estate enjoy a virtual vacation from the comfort of your couch.
Explore the World’s Largest Cave in Vietnam
Intrepid National Geographic photographer Martin Edström takes us on a virtual tour of Son Doong, the largest natural cave in the world. Located in central Vietnam, it is a natural marvel that only a select few have explored.
Take a Sunset Safari in South Africa
Head out into the savannah, without leaving home, thanks to &Beyond’s WILDwatch Live. The travel company has collaborated with wildlife broadcaster WildEarth to livestream three-hour-long safaris twice a day—at sunrise and sunset—from five game reserves across South Africa.
Journey into the Heart of Patagonia
With calming narration by British actress Saskia Reeves, Wilderness is an immersive trip into the mysterious, desolate expanse of Patagonia—a region shared by Chile and Argentina in the southernmost reaches of South America.
Join David Attenborough in the Great Barrier Reef
The naturalist Sir David Attenborough is something of a national treasure in the United Kingdom, where his avuncular tones have narrated some of the BBC’s most acclaimed natural history programs for 60 years. Here, he presents a fascinating voyage along the complex aquatic ecosystem of the Great Barrier Reef.
See the Northern Lights over Lapland
Witnessing the midnight dance of the aurora borealis is surely on the bucket list of many a traveler—and there are few better settings in which to catch the heavenly spectacle than Lapland, in the far northern reaches of Sweden.