Coronavirus: A guide the world's most scenic webcams to get you through isolation

From scenic beaches to amazing buildings, there's a livestream for everything.
From scenic beaches to amazing buildings, there's a livestream for everything. Photo credit: Getty Images

A warning before you continue reading this article: Although it's meant to fill that curious travel bug nature while in isolation, it's likely to make you want to travel even more.

That said, there are so many places that are streamed live on the internet, allowing 'virtual' travel at a time when the real thing is impossible. As predicted in Back to the Future Part II, we now live in a world where we can essentially look out the window onto any city of our choosing.

The 'Scene Screen'
The 'Scene Screen' Photo credit: Back to the Future II.

Start your live webcam isolation adventure just as you might begin your Friday night - you could kick it off with a live camera in someone's home to watch dogs play in the lounge.

Then, you could move on to a local bar to do some people watching. There's loads of live cameras in bars in Ireland, but just like here, they're closed too, so aren't that exciting at the moment.

From there, you can head to some of the busiest night spots in the world such as Time Square in New York, or central London.

Different timezones can be annoying, but it does mean you can catch some amazing sunrises around the globe at all hours of the day in Aotearoa.

My top ten world webcams for virtual travel from the comfort of the couch:

Bryant Park, New York

People hanging out on the great lawn in Bryant Park in NYC.
Photo credit: Getty Images

Watch here.

Kansas City Zoo, Missouri

Penguins Swimming in Pool of Water at Kansas City Zoo in Summer Time
Photo credit: Getty Images

Watch here.

Koh Samui, Thailand

Coronavirus: A guide the world's most scenic webcams to get you through isolation
Photo credit: Getty Images

Watch here.

Time Square, New York

Times Square covered with illuminated billboards during the 'blue hour' period at dusk, with tourists on the streets.
Photo credit: Getty Images

Watch here.

Santa Monica Beach, California

Aerial view looking down on Santa Monica beach near sunset
Photo credit: Getty Images

Watch here.

Kuredu, Maldives

Coronavirus: A guide the world's most scenic webcams to get you through isolation
Photo credit: Getty Images

Watch here.

Ehukai Beach, Hawaii

USA, Hawaii, Oahu, North Shore, watching winter big-wave surfing at Off the Wall at Ehukai Beach Park. In the winter surf season of October to March, the surf conditions on the North Shore of Oahu attract surfers and photographers from around the world.
Photo credit: Getty Images

Watch here.

And, if none of these entertain you, you can always watch a livestream of pandas.

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