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Amazing virtual tour of national parks to cure your wanderlust at the comfort of your couch

You’re done reading the books on your list and even watched your favourite Netflix series for the 15th time. Now what?

Even at times like these, you can’t help but imagine yourself canoeing in Alaska’s Kenai Fjords or trekking through Norway’s glacial sierras. Because travel is therapy, even if you aren’t travelling.

While COVID-19 has shut the doors to the outside world, there’s still a way you get can up close with nature. Go on, enjoy a free virtual tour to these breathtaking national parks.

1. Kenai Fjords, Alaska

“A land where the ice age still lingers”, Kenai fjords is a stash of pristine ice fields with wildlife so diverse we didn’t know exists outside Africa. Kayak through the ice-cold fjords while the howling wind shows you the way forward. Speaking of adventure, it only takes descending into a fissure and climbing a crevasse now to know what you’re capable of.

2. Hawai’i Volcanoes, Hawaii

Hope you’re in the mood for the next level of adventure, because, those active volcanoes ain’t going to be easy on you. Take a walk with the mountain ranger to the age-old volcanoes bubbling with blazing lava on the inside and intriguing folklores on the outside. What’s more interesting, the volcanoes are constantly evolving, you won’t recognize it the next time you visit.

3. Carlsbad Caverns, New Mexico

You can’t second-guess what Will Rogers calls the “Grand Canyon with a roof on it”. Nestled several hundred feet below the Guadalupe Mountains, the Carlsbad Caverns lay claim on the kind of adventures even the most daring thrill-seekers dare try. Embark on a virtual escapade to a land locked in time, as the park ranger takes you through places you’ve never seen before.

4. Bryce Canyon, Utah

Bryce Canyon, earth’s largest collection of rock pillars or “hoodoos”, is a world away from the known and proven theories in geology. Watch the sunset infusing the already reddish hoodoos with bright red rays as you hike atop the rugged cliffs. Also home to the darkest night sky in almost all of the US, Bryce Canyon offers a stargazing experience that’s second to none.

5. Dry Tortugas, Florida

Might remind you of the mythical lands cast away in fairy tales, Dry Tortugas that has an ancient fort conveniently surrounded by deep blue ocean. In the underground lies a more mysterious world of pirate shipwrecks, vibrant marine life, sunken statues and who knows, even treasures.


The world and those adventures aren’t going anywhere, but you need to stay safe and sound to be able to conquer them when things get back to normal:) And whenever that happens, just remember, Pickyourtrail can fix you a dream vacation at a few clicks.

Akshaya Devi

Scared of driving in Chennai traffic but also planning a solo bike trip to Ladakh. Don't be surprised if you find me all hyper, someone somewhere in the world must've misquoted Martin Scorcese or justified a bad coffee saying "C'mon, coffee is coffee".