Just before COVID-19 hit the U.S., I'd been deep in the planning process of a trip to visit a few different National Parks in California. In fact, I would have been leaving for the west coast in just a few days time. Instead, I'm sitting here nestled on my couch in NYC with two kitties at my feet. And while many of us wish we could be out exploring the depths of the Grand Canyon, Alaska's stunning glaciers or any of the country's other 60 national parks, for now we'll have to satisfy our wanderlust virtually.
That's right, Google Arts & Culture, Google Earth and the National Park Service all offer gorgeous, interactive video tours of almost all 62 national parks. So look on the bright side: Now you won't have to deal with any crowds. Or pesky bugs.