My Digital Staycations — Swimming with the Sharks in Your Living Room

Experience venues, museums, and excursions from your computer, tablet, and/or phone

A fun memory I have is of my View-Master and collection of cardboard reels that took me from Disneyland to a 3D Mount Everest in seconds. I’ve found I can duplicate those travels — and that jolt of wonderment — today, with the help of some websites and apps.

In fact, modern technology has made those moments more realistic than ever. From 360-degree panoramas to virtual walkthroughs, you can visit numerous destinations and share incredible experiences. Here are a few sites to try out:

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