One of the hardest aspects of the coronavirus lockdown has been the inability to travel. Obviously it makes perfect sense for countries to close their borders and take extra precautions when it comes to dealing with foreign visitors, but for those of us who frequently find ourselves on the road, being confined to staying close to home has been especially challenging. Worse yet, it doesn’t look like things will get much better in the near future, meaning most of us will likely be staying in place for awhile, even as lockdowns ease and the virus begins to wane. To help alleviate the wanderlust that we all struggle with from time to time, Outside magazine has put together a list of some of the best livestreaming video cameras from around the world. While it isn’t quite a good as actually visiting these places for ourselves, it is still better than nothing.
Some of the places that you can virtually visit include the famous Pipeline surf break along Oahu’s North Shore in Hawaii, Yosemite National Park in California, and the South Island of New Zealand. You can also watch whales in British Columbia, pay a visit to Patagonia, or even go on safari in Africa. That’s just the tip of the iceberg however, as there a number of other great live cams to enjoy as well, allowing viewers to take a trip around the planet, without ever leaving the comfort of their own home.
As already mentioned, watching a place on camera is not the same as actually going their in person. But in these strange and unusual times, it’s kind of soothing to be able to see this far off places in realtime. There is also a certain comfort to be had in knowing that other parts of the world are continuing to exist and move forward too. If nothing else, you can consider these live feeds advanced scouting for your next trip, which will come sooner or later.
Check out the entire list here.
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