Virtual Reality Travel

by Eugenia Lazaris

Jul 20, 2019

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It’s no secret travel is expensive and real life has this unpleasant habit of getting in the way of our travel aspirations. But if you’re like me and refuse to let these minor details derail your dreams, virtual reality travel might be right up your alley.

While it will never take the place of the real thing, virtual travel is gaining increasing popularity as technology is catching up with the demand for new and exciting experiences.

Companies like Armchair Travel Company spent decades developing and perfecting the technology to allow the curious, the disabled or those who just can’t afford to travel to exotic locations the opportunity to experience a first-person glimpse into destinations like the Taj Mahal and Westminster Abbey from a kiosk or even their home computer.

These days the technology has advanced to the point where anyone can purchase their own VR equipment from companies like HTC Vive (https://www.vive.com/us/), hook up to the VR headset and hand controls and step right into a virtual world of their choosing.

We live in a big world and when visiting every corner of it isn’t realistic, virtual reality helps us experience the places we can’t get to and decide which ones we want to make sure we do get to.

 

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