Successful tip: A chicken’s eye view of NorwayOne of my joys of travelling is listening to music on a prepare whereas watching a brand new nation spool by exterior the window. Throughout lockdown I found easy methods to replicate this expertise whereas confined to the home: by watching drone footage of faraway locations on YouTube. My favorite was Flying Over Norway, an hour-long function flying above fjords, bays and fishing villages. The footage gives a chicken’s-eye view of deep valleys in shadow, winding roads and bridges connecting rocky islands. I used to be shut sufficient to see individuals strolling alongside the seashore but might additionally see how the landscapes match collectively. MaryVirtual Christmas in BrooklynHoliday lights and decorations in Brooklyn’s Dyker Heights neighborhood this yr. {Photograph}: Mark Lennihan/API went on a tour of Dyker Heights with virtualtrips.io out of sheer boredom. The vacation spot is an space of Brooklyn infamous for its completely ridiculous Christmas lights. I believe Brits intrinsically get pleasure from concurrently marvelling at and disapproving of American extravagance. Aaron and Patrick, our guides, had been heat and humorous and surprisingly I truly felt slightly sense of neighborhood once I contemplated my fellow digital travellers: every of us sat in our personal bubbles all over the world with a cup of tea or one thing stronger. It’s the one time I felt related with anybody exterior my family over the vacation interval.• virtualtrips/io, tipping guides encouragedCaitlin EvansEyeballing the king of the jungle {Photograph}: Douglas Klug/Getty ImagesExplore.org just about had me hooked on its Africams part for about 4 months and I realized to determine the totally different sounds and finest instances to look at. It helped that I hit the jackpot the very first time I clicked: there in nightvision was an imposing lion with humongous mane looking at me (and simply me, after all!) Shout out to reside safaris on Wildearth.television too. These are extra managed as you’ve got a information, however you get such unrivalled intimacy with the animals. And you may’t beat an African sundown. Antony TDance music and jazz, livestreamedTia Fuller’s Diamond Reduce on the Monterey Jazz Pageant {Photograph}: Getty ImagesI can’t describe how immensely grateful I’m for the creation of livestream. From working whereas jamming to California’s reside Monterey Jazz Pageant within the background to watching new premieres of Boiler Room’s international Streaming From Isolation sequence with associates on Zoom (taking us so far as the dance scenes of Mexico and India), it’s testomony to how music can transport us wherever on the planet, regardless of how far we’re from each other.Rohan ChakrabortyProfileReaders’ suggestions: ship a tip for an opportunity to win a £200 voucher for a Sawdays stayShow Guardian Journey readers’ tipsEvery week we ask our readers for suggestions from their travels. A collection of suggestions will probably be featured on-line and will seem in print. To enter the newest competitors go to the readers’ suggestions homepage-Birds and bands by way of webcam {Photograph}: Janet Griffin-Scott/AlamyI’ve fallen in love with webcams! I’ve watched enthralled as bluejays, purple cardinals (pictured), sparrows and starlings feast at a feeder in Akron, Ohio. I additionally then realized that home sparrows and European starling populations have thrived within the US (they’re thought to have had a destructive impact on native chicken species), having been launched within the nineteenth century. I’ve watched snowstorm in obscure Russian cities and bands play in bars in Florida. On New 12 months’s Eve I watched the celebrations in Occasions Sq. … I can’t go wherever however I watch the world and it’s fabulous! Tia McGregorNorth Atlantic in my dwelling roomNorthern lights in Lofoten, Norway {Photograph}: Yigit Yuksel/AlamyExhausted after Covid and unable to pay attention sufficient to learn, I got here throughout skyline webcams – reside webcams from all over the world. I settled on the Lofoten islands, Norway, and notably the fishing village of Henningsvær, the place I marvelled on the adjustments within the climate, the sunshine, the shortness of days, the fishing boats, the lifeboat, the ferry arriving and folks embarking and disembarking going about their days, the glowing winter lights within the homes on the jetty. I’m hoping to see the aurora borealis from right here. I’m now principally recovered and dealing from dwelling however have this on within the background and verify in all through the day. DarlaineZooming round Hong Kong {Photograph}: Ümit Bektaş/ReutersHong Kong Greeters’ reside Zoom tour ($88) coated HK’s previous and current, our information main us by Sheung Wan’s conventional dried seafood streets to the incense-heavy Man Mo Temple (pictured), the place worshippers ship up a fast prayer for fortune en path to the workplace. We relived our former commute on the world’s longest outside escalator earlier than heading to Tai Kwun, a colonial-era police station-turned-arts hub, the place we heard fascinating tales of its former life as a jail. Having relocated mid-pandemic from Hong Kong to Manchester, I’ve desperately missed my dwelling of 12 years. This digital tour was good for assuaging my homesickness.Kate FarrBirding in Colombia with out the mosquitoesWith extra species than different nation, and music primarily based on birdsong, Colombia was a very good vacation spot for digital birding. The Birders’ melodic journey by northern Colombia (on YouTube) is an immersive tour led by biologist Diego Calderón-Franco and filmed by Keith Ladzinski from Nationwide Geographic. I skilled the desert warmth, the cloud forest chill and the jungle humidity. Happily, I didn’t really feel the mosquito bites or get coated in monkey poo. Columbian tradition and music enhanced my appreciation of gorgeous landscapes and engaging birds. Some birds had been recognized; many extra seem in shot. Obtain the supplied species listing and see what number of you’ll be able to spot. Debbie RollsVirtual Vincent, AmsterdamSelf-portrait by Vincent van Gogh on the Van Gogh Museum in Amsterdam. {Photograph}: Sara Magniette/Getty ImagesMy digital go to to the Vincent Van Gogh museum in Amsterdam was good: it allowed me to get a lot nearer and linger longer on the work of the maestro than any actual tour would have achieved, which was an actual enhance for my uni diploma in artwork, given all of the restrictions. The element is wonderful and the zoom-in button allows you to get actually shut as much as greater than 200 drawings, together with some well-known ones. The opening self portraits actually draw you in and the colors and features of landscapes, nature and flowers are gorgeous within the digital tour. You can too see handwritten letters, telling you of his life, love, torment and inspiration.Peter RileyThe Camino on YouTubeThe Lindsey Hikes & Travels vlog on the French Camino de Santiago is a 52-video marathon stuffed with pure and architectural highlights alongside the camino, by an ego-free solo American girl who provides her personal tackle this large endeavor. It’s a vicarious deal with that won’t solely present you the very best sights, however can even carry you to tears as you get entangled with Lindsey’s religious and emotional journey. It’s wonderful to share somebody’s life-changing expertise with them.James Fairham