For the first half of my life I lived in the USA. During that time, the majority of the people, including me were “americentric.” However, when jet travel became prevalent that situation began to change. Then computers, and the Internet came along, and for many people Americentrism, also known as American-centrism, started to give way to an expanded world view. The awareness of other countries, and the ease of travel to those countries soon opened up much of the world. Now when I see a video taken in another region of the world, I often wonder what it would be like living there.
I have long believed that I was born to travel, and over the years, have done my share. Then in the early 1990’s I left the USA and adopted Central America as my home. Since then I have traveled extensively in the region, but to my way of thinking, I have not traveled enough of the world. The older I get the chances are that I will not see as much of the world that I once longed to experience. My chances are dwindling with each passing year, but now with the advent of the Internet, virtual travel is possible. Add to that ultra hi definition video, and one can travel the world from the comfort of one’s easy chair. With this form of travel there is a bonus of no jet lag, or airport hassles. A single mouse click can whisk you away to a far off exotic land that you can experience from your 72 inch flat screen TV with surround sound. Add popcorn, and it becomes a gourmet trip. Well, maybe not.
Okay, virtual travel does lack a few things, but you get what I am saying. The virus situation in the world right now, is causing many people to discover the delights of virtual travel. Several airlines, and some travel services are making it even easier.
Clearly, I can’t take you everywhere, but I will share with you some fun and interesting links to a world of adventure and some facts about those places as well. I ask that you do the same for me so that I can help other people to enjoy your experience. If you send me your stories, discoveries, photos, or video, we can explore your world right here. In the mean time, please put you seat backs and tray tables in the full upright and locked position, and prepare to take off. Our first stop is the last remaining low-land rain forest in Costa Rica.
CLICK HERE and I’ll be your guide.