Virtual Tours: My plans to lessen the stress of quarantine. Yours?

Posted by bridgegoddess @bridgegoddess, Wed, Mar 18 5:14pm

Hi I am 81 and have a decent diagnosis of PMR and I am currently on a very high dosage of Prednisone I have a very old degree in Pharmacy , and I am very grateful that my memory is still quite good I do know stress is a function that involves our adrenal glands. I know with the current dosage of Prednisone, I do not want to add any additional impact on my adrenal glands So I needed a plan to deal width the issues of social isolation.
Here is the start of my daily routine:

  • Spend some time just seating in my garden on any warmish day . That is a special escape for me , I can sit in a chair and clean one pot at a day Or Not!
  • Phone a minimum of two friends a day
  • Because as a group we are blessed to know how to use the Internet, I am going to visit one place a day One popped instantly to my mind was Switzerland I am not sure why, but I have driven through there twice I know it us stunning beautiful I will revisit the places I saw and see what I missed. So it is an expensive country to visit , but I will have a free trip.

Tomorrow, I will visit Bali ,which was always on my List , but never got there . I can amuse myself for weeks learning new things and enjoying the trip
I will connect with my family in Denmark in a daily basis , even some I have never met , but know through my DNA testing on Ancestry

I want to hear any new suggestions any one has for not feeling isolated, but in fact knowing that we are doing the best thing possible for all of us to avoid exposure

@bridgegoddess, what a great idea, travel the world on the Internet. How do you do it? Do you just Google a country and view images? Or do you use a special app or website?

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@bridgegoddess What a great idea also I bought some DVD,s of railroads in Canada and different Mts in S. America the rainforest before devastation so I will look at them also .

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@colleenyoung

@bridgegoddess, what a great idea, travel the world on the Internet. How do you do it? Do you just Google a country and view images? Or do you use a special app or website?

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No and yes Most countries have great websites that have travel destinations on their website For Examples, my heritage is Danish and although I have been there several times , the Denmark site has a lots of history etc
Because I am really interested in genealogy, and convinced that those Vikings helped shape my life ( except for their brutality) I am reading all I can about the Vikings And so impressed by their ability to navigate All the way to the east coast of Canada in long boat I saw in the museums Heh they are my relatives and I am just not that tough

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Virtual Tours to help you pass the time…

Virtual Tour | Smithsonian National Museum of Natural History
https://naturalhistory.si.edu/visit/virtual-tour

Google Arts & Culture – Top 10 Museums You can Explore
https://artsandculture.google.com/story/igKSKBBnEBSGKg

Google Maps Now Lets You Take A Virtual Boat Ride Down The Amazon – they have a YouTube video that explains how they made the virtual tours and you can click any of the text links for the tour and then you guide it using Google Maps — cool!
https://singularityhub.com/2012/03/29/google-maps-now-lets-you-take-a-virtual-boat-ride-down-the-amazon/

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Something I do, is when reading a book, I have my computer handy and use Google Earth to view locations that are mentioned in the story line. I saw some wonderful locations in Pakistan by that method today.

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I like doing that as well Google maps and Google Earth are just great

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@johnbishop

Virtual Tours to help you pass the time…

Virtual Tour | Smithsonian National Museum of Natural History
https://naturalhistory.si.edu/visit/virtual-tour

Google Arts & Culture – Top 10 Museums You can Explore
https://artsandculture.google.com/story/igKSKBBnEBSGKg

Google Maps Now Lets You Take A Virtual Boat Ride Down The Amazon – they have a YouTube video that explains how they made the virtual tours and you can click any of the text links for the tour and then you guide it using Google Maps — cool!
https://singularityhub.com/2012/03/29/google-maps-now-lets-you-take-a-virtual-boat-ride-down-the-amazon/

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Yes thank you Love that idea

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Just love your answer Tonight I have just revisited Bern Still trying to find a picture of the fire hydrants I remember being painted like Bears I do think that maybe they decided that that was not a great decision for safety, but it seems to be my favourite memory of a beautiful city

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@colleenyoung

@bridgegoddess, what a great idea, travel the world on the Internet. How do you do it? Do you just Google a country and view images? Or do you use a special app or website?

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You take coronacation .. lol.. a virtual vacation

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@johnbishop

Virtual Tours to help you pass the time…

Virtual Tour | Smithsonian National Museum of Natural History
https://naturalhistory.si.edu/visit/virtual-tour

Google Arts & Culture – Top 10 Museums You can Explore
https://artsandculture.google.com/story/igKSKBBnEBSGKg

Google Maps Now Lets You Take A Virtual Boat Ride Down The Amazon – they have a YouTube video that explains how they made the virtual tours and you can click any of the text links for the tour and then you guide it using Google Maps — cool!
https://singularityhub.com/2012/03/29/google-maps-now-lets-you-take-a-virtual-boat-ride-down-the-amazon/

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@johnbishop– Great videos and ideas! We might not want toe ver leave the house!

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@johnbishop

Virtual Tours to help you pass the time…

Virtual Tour | Smithsonian National Museum of Natural History
https://naturalhistory.si.edu/visit/virtual-tour

Google Arts & Culture – Top 10 Museums You can Explore
https://artsandculture.google.com/story/igKSKBBnEBSGKg

Google Maps Now Lets You Take A Virtual Boat Ride Down The Amazon – they have a YouTube video that explains how they made the virtual tours and you can click any of the text links for the tour and then you guide it using Google Maps — cool!
https://singularityhub.com/2012/03/29/google-maps-now-lets-you-take-a-virtual-boat-ride-down-the-amazon/

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Thank you for this John. They are terrific.

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@bridgegoddess

No and yes Most countries have great websites that have travel destinations on their website For Examples, my heritage is Danish and although I have been there several times , the Denmark site has a lots of history etc
Because I am really interested in genealogy, and convinced that those Vikings helped shape my life ( except for their brutality) I am reading all I can about the Vikings And so impressed by their ability to navigate All the way to the east coast of Canada in long boat I saw in the museums Heh they are my relatives and I am just not that tough

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@bridgegoddess– A am not Nordic but read everything about the Vikings that I can and watch movies and series!

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Have you watched Neil Oliver’s 3 documentaries on the Vikings He is a Scottish archeologist who does outstanding work He separates them into The Swedish, Norwegian, and Danish and the different area they all travelled to The documentaries Seem harder to find now At one time they were all on Knowledge network but not now I started looking for them, but got distracted by a another documentary he had done

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