10 Virtual tours and webcams to help you travel from your couch

If you're starting to talk to the dog like a coworker, you might be in need of a mental holiday.

But while Covid-19 has put travel plans on hold for a while, you can still explore the world through the wonderful world of the internet. 

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Here's a roundup of 10 cool virtual tours and live streams to get you started.

See the world through 360

360Tourist.net has an expansive catalogue of the world's top tourist attractions - and maybe a few to bookmark for when the world has recovered. 

A journey through the world's oldest art gallery

Go back in time with an interactive scroll through the 36 000-year-old Chauvet Cave in southern France - one of the best-preserved Paleolithic cave paintings in the world.

Explore Street View of the world's top museums

This expansive collection from Google Arts & Culture should be your starting point for using Street View to explore museums like the MoMA, Rijksmuseum, London's National Gallery and the Museo Frida Kahlo.

For more cultural and historical museums like the Taj Mahal and views of Rio de Janeiro in Brazil, check out this collection.

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Watch Old Faithful erupt

Accounting for the time difference, you can check out a live stream of the famous geyser in Yellowstone National Park. They also eight other static webcams to check out in the park.

Watch live music from New York's Metropolitan Opera

While they are closed, you can watch a live stream of their performances without the cost of a ticket every night at 19:30 New York time - and it will be viewable 20 hours afterwards if you don't feel like dealing with the time difference. 

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The Hidden Worlds of the US's National Parks

This is one of the most fascinating and beautiful virtual tours you can take - all in 360 with a guide to tell you more about these fascinating natural wonders. 

Watch a live stream of Earth

Nasa shows a continuous live feed of our planet filmed from the International Space Station - you can also chat with other joining in on the watch on YouTube.

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Mellow out with wildlife on safari cams

Explore has an array of live webcams for you to check out from around the world - and you can set an email alert when animals show up.

Celebrate your own St Patrick's Day with Blarney Castle

One of Ireland's top attractions, the 600-year-old castle most famous for its kissing stone.

Dive the Great Barrier Reef with David Attenborough

What better way to explore one of the best diving destinations in the world with the world-famous narrator on this interactive digital journey.

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Looking for more activities to do during the lockdown? Check this great hub here.