How Isolation Has Changed The Way I Travel, For Now

With National Parks closed all over the world to stop the spread of Covid_19 through social distancing measures, and to protect the remote communities that reside there, technology has created a pathway to discover the trails, cultures, and history of these unique sites from the comfort of our couch.

With isolation restrictions in place throughout the globe, this unprecedented moment in history can throw many of us into a tailspin, if we let it!

With human connection reduced to facetime and zoom, we may be tempted to throw ourselves into a deep, numbing immersion of Ozark or worse yet; Tiger King. Please save yourself now, before it's too late.

I have a better solution.

If there is one clear advantage of modern technology, is that it provides the ability to discover new places, research and map out travel plans for when we are free to roam once again. With my own isolation restrictions, I have given time to explore and understand the tools of technology.

Conversely, those tech aficionados who now face the same lifestyle limitations have found themselves yearning for some outdoor movement. So much so, that I am certain post-iso we will have a wave of hiking among us itching to hit the trails!

So whether it’s exploring Australia or discovering remote caves or mountain ranges of Scandinavia; you can find some of the best hiking locations with a few clicks through the tech platform Story sphere. Discover historically significant landmarks, connect with the culture of the indigenous people and learn of their connection to sacred land with audio-specific to a location.

One to check out >> The heart of Australia; Uluru

With a click by step progression to landmarks and 360 angle views, it can get a little tedious for the long hikes however the audio provides great insight into the rich history of the Yankunytjatjara people that called Uluru home, long before white men arrived in Australia.