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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Winter Wonderland: 14 Most Beautiful Winter Destinations in the World

While winter can be associated with cold, slush, dreary weather, and gloom, it can also be the perfect time to travel the world and take in some incredible wintery scenery! There a plenty of incredible cities across the globe that simply come alive during the coldest time of the year. So, bundle up, grab a thermos of hot chocolate, and make sure you have some warm mittens on, and a cozy hat. Here are 14 of the most beautiful winter destinations to travel worldwide.

The Best Warm-Weather Destinations for a Winter Vacation in the United States

There are plenty of warm-weather destinations in the county – some that are popular with tourists and are routinely full, and others that are wildly underrated and don’t attract the same kind of attention. Whether you’re looking for a beach vacation, an outdoor adventure, or a city that’s known for its nightlife, there are plenty of options to choose from. Here are some of our favorite warm-weather destinations for a winter vacation within the United States.

Escape the Cold: The Best Places to Warm You Up

If you’re lucky enough to have vacation days scheduled around the holiday season, now is a great time to start planning. If you wait much longer, airline prices will start to rise, and all the best hotels will be booked up. If you live north of the Mason-Dixon line, chances are you’ve already had a couple days of cold weather and are just starting to realize that summer is truly over.