Traveling Sustainably in Lockdown: Virtual Reality

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Imagine ending another day working from home in COVID-19 lockdown with a quick trip to Tokyo, Paris or Venice? Or a visit to a Borneo nature reserve? Or a dive into the world’s most beautiful coral reefs? Now in virtual reality (VR) it is possible to teleport yourself to a different landscape and culture within seconds without the jet lag, CO2 footprint or stresses of a long-haul flight. Of course, this kind of traveling will never completely satisfy the wanderlust that comes from being on the road and the priceless person-to-person interactions that come with it. If anything, these experiences will keep the desire for discovery alive for those left home-bound during the pandemic…Read More


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