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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Styles of Wrestling from Around the World

Most of us are familiar with World Wrestling Entertainment (WWE). This brand rose in popularity within the 1980s, thanks to the likes of Hulk Hogan and “Macho Man” Randy Savage, who placed wrestling on the pop culture map. As time wore on, the WWE has built a mass marketing and entertainment empire through their larger-than-life personalities, including the likes of Stone Cold Steve Austin, The Rock, and Triple H. Still, why some out there can state the WWE does profile some wrestling, it is a far cry from the true techniques that are involved in the sport itself.

Why You Should Travel While You’re Still Young

If you’re worried about embarking on a travel adventure and wondering whether it’ll negatively affect your life, the simple answer is “no, it won’t.” In fact, when you stop to take a closer look at it, the benefits considerably outweigh the risks. While in the past it may have looked like a frivolous undertaking, nowadays it’s considered a character-defining experience. If you have the chance to travel now, take it without thinking as your future-self will be forever grateful for the lessons, friends, and memories you will make.

Most Intense Long-Distance Marathons (Not for the Faint of Heart)

For those among us who love a challenge, these long-distance marathons and outdoor challenges are activities that can only be attempted after years of training, with the right gear, and only by those who are mentally ready to undergo such a feat. Here are some of the most intense and challenging marathons in the world.