Zoom Scavenger Hunts Get Sunny
In our latest globe-trotting virtual adventure, the Around the World Scavenger Hunt: Sunshine Escapes, teams look on the bright side of life as they Zoom from one sun-drenched locale to another. Using websites, virtual tours, and our custom app, you can see the sights even when you’re stuck at home.
Just like we do when building any of our world-exploring virtual scavenger hunts, we searched high and low for amazing, eye-opening places to visit. Here is a sneak peek at five sunshine-y, funtime-y places you might explore during the new Sunshine Escapes game.
Relax on the French Riviera
Welcome to Monte Carlo, one of the most lavish locations on earth. A favorite haunt of celebrities and royalty alike, this jewel of the French Riviera has been a destination for sun-seekers and gamblers since the 1860s. By clicking on shiny gems in this virtual tour, you can visit some of Monte Carlo’s hottest hotspots, including the luxurious Hôtel de Paris and the famous Monte Carlo Casino, a favorite haunt of James Bond.
Explore Darwin’s Happy Place
Discover the Galápagos Islands, the volcanic Ecuadorian archipelago where Charles Darwin liked to get away from it all. This virtual look at the Galápagos digs into the islands’ biodiversity, landscape, and scientific importance. Of course, it also gets you up close and underwater with sea lions and introduces you to the Blue-Footed Booby, so enjoy.
Do-Re-Mi-t in the Garden
Or maybe just some garden-admiring. This virtual visit to Mirabell Gardens, the enchanting environs of the 400-year-old Mirabell Palace in Salzburg, Austria. The gardens are among the most popular spots in Salzburg, in part because Julie Andrews famously traipsed through them with the Von Trapp children as they sang “Do-Re-Mi” in The Sound of Music. This virtual look lets you see some of the greenery and statuary of the gardens, with a peek or two inside the palace as well. (Watch out for the video at the bottom of the page: Its music is pretty loud, so you might want to adjust your volume before starting.)
Take a Petra-fied Pit Stop
Skip the scorching heat of the Jordan desert to virtually explore the city of Petra. A true wonder of the world, this city of stone was carved out more than 2,000 years ago, and the iconic front door to its treasury is a favorite of film and television. In this tour, depart from the “god blocks” guarding the city, wind through the narrow Siq valley, and marvel at tombs and temples alike.
Unwind in Indonesia
Finally, skip the long flight and simply bask virtually in the beauty of Indonesia. Here you can hit the beaches of Bali, hike the blue-fired volcano of Banyuwangi, boat through the wilds of Bintan, or take a jaunt through Jakarta.
Credits: Lead photo by Sean O. on Unsplash; Monte Carlo photo by Mark de Jong on Unsplash; Galapagos photo by Magdalena Kula Manchee on Unsplash; Mirabell Gardens photo by Gianluca Carenza on Unsplash; Petra photo by Ahmad Qaisieh on Unsplash; Bali photo by Geio Tischler on Unsplash