Bucket-list Travel. Our wanderlust has been constrained by the Covid-19 crisis and the inability to free roam. But there’s no reason to suspend your armchair adventures and your bucket list travel dreams. Now’s a great time to keep the spirit of travel alive by plotting and planning your ultimate bucket-list adventures. For Mike Yardley, observing ANZAC Day at Gallipoli is a major bucket-lister.
Mike and Chris discuss the bucket-list destination of Gallipoli Peninsula. The sheer size of what we loosely call ‘‘Gallipoli’’ surprises newcomers to the peninsula. It’s 80 km long, very undulating and mountainous, with incredibly steep valleys. We discuss the power of the Dawn Service, the main memorial sites and the Turkish hospitality. Let’s hope 2021 will see a resumption of ANZAC day commemorations.
To help you deal with the Covid-induced cabin fever, Kiwi Tripsters is going bid on virtual tourism. Virtual vacations! One of the epi-centres of the Covid crisis is New York, which is certainly no stranger to modern day struggles. We look at how you can virtually tour iconic sights like the 9/11 Memorial Museum, the Met, MOMA and the Guggenheim.
Virtual Tourism across the United States. Beyond museums, Mike and Chris showcase a range of family-friendly banner attractions across the USA, which have ramped up their virtual tour offering. NASA has loaded up its website with a stack of eye-candy experiences. nasa.gov Also, you can try some “augmented reality experiences” via The Space Center Houston’s app. spacecenter.org/app/ Meanwhile, take a “trip” to Walt Disney World. Virtual tours you can take include Magic Kingdom, Animal Kingdom, and Epcot, just to name a few. https://lol.disney.com/virtual-worlds.