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Be transported someplace new...from the comfort of your own home. Armchair travel allows you to take a virtual vacation in your mind by reading a travel narrative or learning about a new country and its culture through a guidebook or simply by looking at

TED Talk: The hidden treasures of Timbuktu

Travel to Europe

Travel to Africa

Explore your "backyard"...the United States

TED Talk: My journey mapping the unchartered world

Significant pieces of the globe are literally not on the map: they're missing from the most widely used mapping platforms, like Google Street View, leaving communities neglected of vital services and humanitarian aid. In this globetrotting talk, photographer Tawanda Kanhema takes us along on his journey to map 3,000 miles of uncharted areas in Zimbabwe, Namibia and northern Canada -- and shows how we can all contribute to building a more connected world.


Travel to Asia

Travel to Latin America