Travel the World from Your Couch: The Wonders of VR

Technology is a marvelous thing. It provides us with the opportunity to discover, learn, and grow from the comfort of our office chairs. And, thanks to powerful, user friendly and affordable Virtual Reality (VR) tools, that experience is getting more immersive (and valuable) every single day.

In the past, discovering far-off cultures meant an expensive plane ticket or a whole lot of reading. But not anymore. Today, if you aim to explore a foreign land all you really need is an Internet connection, a fancy headset, and an app or two.

Today, we strap on our headset and explore the wonderful world of virtual tourism. See the sights, hear the sounds, explore the unknown, and be back home in time for dinner. Let’s go!

Everest VR

If, like me, you’ve always wanted to scale the peak of Mount Everest while still avoiding the frostbite inducing climate, you’re in luck!

Everest VR from Iceland’s Solfar Studios offers consumers a VR simulation experience that mimics the journey to the top of the famous, Himalayan mountain range. For just $14.99, you can reach the top of Mount Everest in your pajamas! The game is available across multiple platforms (PlayStation 4, Microsoft Windows), but you’ll need a VR headset like a PlayStation VR, Oculus Rift, or HTC Vive to embark on your journey.

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