Palm Springs: Pause now - play later
Is there more to Palm Springs than its hot springs, stylish hotels, golf courses and spas, mid-century modern architecture? If you want to find out, check the wander list series (led by Emmy Award–winning journalist and Palm Springs native Anndee Laskoe) : she will reveal to you wild outdoors adventures in the Coachella valley (hiking, reding…), the sandy shores of the Salton sea, and the windmills in the san Gorgonio Pass while highlighting mindfulness, culinary and craft experiences.
The chill chaser series is just as upbeat and seriously amusing with a series of chillest things to do: from local farmers markets and Sunday polo matches to high-speed driving classes and indoor rock climbing.
All those activities will leave you hungry, so jump right on the DINE GPS which focuses on the local chefs, like sushi master and restaurateur Engin Onural, who are transforming the culinary landscape of Greater Palm Springs with their innovative ingredients, farm-to-table flavors, and creative twists on classics. Or leave you thirsty…and you’ll want to explore in craft GPS: the craft cocktail culture in Greater Palm Springs (find out the secret spins and ingredients local bartenders use to concoct the perfect drink….) Yep you can check it all out HERE
You may not fly for a while …so the thought of taking a drive somewhere sounds mightily appealing ...but where?? Well Visit The USA is offering you a chance to explore America’s lesser-known destinations on an interactive virtual road trip: 5 five regional itineraries in 50 states, five territories, and the District of Columbia!!
By following the Instagram and Facebook profiles of Visit The USA, you can participate in quizzes, surveys, and interactive activities each day to decide the next stops on the road trip. It may be really close to home! Check it out!
Not quite as close but still mightily interesting…
Wildlife in Katmai National Park and Preserve, Alaska…. For bear viewing, walruses sunning, snowly owls feeding…check the live webcams!
Few people know the wilds of Alaska better than Alaskan native and accomplished bush pilot Ariel Tweto who is now one of the stars of Brand USA’s third giant screen film, Into Nature’s Wild. The vast open spaces of Alaska’s national parks are home all manner of wildlife.
The Hawaii VR app offers authentic local experiences across the islands of O‘ahu, Maui, Kaua‘i and the island of Hawai‘I ( hula performances, catamaran rides and original songs sang alongside a ukulele!)
AMERICAN SAMOA :The coral reefs
American Samoa is an archipelago located deep in the South Pacific, it has it all: tropical rainforests, white sandy beaches, and coral reefs. Scuba in the National Marine Sanctuary of American Samoa !
GUAM AND NORTHERN MARIANA ISLANDS
Want to bring a taste of the South pacific to your home: check the tutorial on how to cook a signature dish of the Chamarro cuisine Tiao Kelaguen: it uses a combination of lemon juice, salt, and hot peppers to “cook” meat or seafood. (no heat needed!!)
Finish the night by taking an online workshop on salsa lesson given by Tito Ortos, the director of San Juan City Salsa Dance Program!
Portugal: An online celebration of art and culture
Immerse yourself in the virtual tours given by some of the country’s most stunning museums, galleries and attractions
Calouste Gulbenkian Museum, Lisbon
One of the largest private collections of art in the world ( more than 6,000 pieces gathered from Ancient Egypt and the Middle East as well as works by Rembrandt, Turner and Monet).
National Museum Grão Vasco National Palace of Sintra, Lisbon
Explore the halls of this palace a UNESCO World Heritage site, one of the country’s best preserved medieval royal palaces, once home to King Duarte I and King Alfonso V.
National Museum Grão Vasco, Viseu
Named after the artist Vasco Fernandes, this museum was founded in 1915 by Francisco de Almeida Moreira, who devoted much of his life to collecting Portuguese works of art.
Museu Nacional dos Coches, Lisbon
An exceptional and unique collection of richly adorned royal vehicles, ranging from the 17th to 19th centuries. It has coaches, berlins, carriages, chaises, litters and sedan-chairs used by the Portuguese and other European courts.
Fundação Serralves, Porto
Porto’s home of contemporary art featuring national and international artists from the 60s onwards.
Museu Nacional de Arte Antiga, Lisbon
40,000 pieces of art on display, including paintings, textiles and ceramics that will truly give you an authentic experience Portugal. Plus you get an opportunity to enjoy the magnificent garden overlooking the River Tagus!)
Still discovering amazing archaeological sites!! Incredible 3D visualization, you could be there!
New discovery in Saqqara
Discovery of the decorated tomb of Wahti and the cachette of the sacred birds and animals at the Sacred Animal Necropolis in Saqqara.
Wahati tomb in Saqqara
Professor Dr. Khaled Al-Anani, Minister provides a virtual tour of the magnificent Wahati tomb in Saqqara, which was the tomb of the high priest of purification from the Fifth Dynasty.
Tomb of the Brothers, Saqqara
This tomb is also known as Ne'akh Khnom and Khnoum Hatb cemetery in the Archaeological Area of Saqqara.
This cemetery belongs to two senior officials of the fifth dynasty, Ni Ankh Khnoum and Khnoum Hatb, priests at King Ni Weser Ra's Temple of the Sun in The Abu Gharabab region, who also served as the king's hairdressers and supervisors of his nail polishes (!!! Seriously they had supervisors for nail polishes…we are not making it up!)
Tomb of the Chief Justice
This is the tomb of the Chief Justice and Minister of the Sixth Dynasty, The Reign of King Titi (circa 2345-2323 BC). It depicts the views of everyday life, including harvesting, fishing with fishing nets, cargo ships, sailing boats and metal works, views of offerings and gardens, bread and wine views, and the most beautiful views of the network's bird-hunting.
King Ramses VI
This virtual tour is of the tomb of King Ramses VI (KV9), which began its establishment during the reign of King Ramses V (circa 1147–1143 B.C.) of the 20th dynasty.
Although Ramses V burial is uncertain, his uncle Ramses VI, (circa 1413- 1136 BC) apparently expanded the tomb and used it for his own burial.
The beautiful tomb of Ramses VI is in good condition of preservation, its walls are decorated with many funerary inscriptions that help the king to move peacefully to other lives, including the Book of Gates, the Book of Caves, the Ancients, and the Book of the Dead, while the roofs are decorated with landscapes and astronomical inscriptions, the most important in the burial chamber.
See also …yes there is more!!!
- The tombs of Kom el Shoqafa in Alexandria CHECK IT OUT HERE
- A new video of the guiding tour at the Great Egyptian Museum CHECK IT OUT HERE
- A guided video tour at the Egyptian Museum in Tahrir. Today will show two artifacts the Colossal statue of King Akhenaten and the Head of his wife Queen Nefertiti CHECK IT OUT HERE
French attractions – behind closed doors
Nausicaá: Life at the largest aquarium in Europe
Located in Boulogne-sur-Mer (France), is much more than just an aquarium… just check it out…for some breathtaking and safe! encounters with sharks, rays……
Claude Monet's house and garden
Get lost in one of the most beautiful and inspiring places in France!
Claude Monet lived for forty-three years at his house at Giverny, Normandy. With a passion for gardening and colours, he conceived his flower garden and water garden as living works of art.
In the absence of visitors, the Fondation Monet has created a virtual tour of the artist’s home on its website…English commentary!
Le Puy du Fou Vendée’s historical theme park
France’s most visited park after Disneyland Paris
With five hotels, 20 food outlets, 15 shows and thousands of performers both human and animal, Vendée’s swashbuckling historical theme park is revealing itself! Discover it!
La Cite du Vin Wine Museum In Bordeaux
Dedicated to promote wine culture and heritage around the world! Enjoy!