Wave Broadband April 29, 2020

Top Ways to Explore Virtually While Staying at Home

Turns out it is a small world after all. Connect with others, achieve goals, and learn something new with these free virtual resources appropriate for all ages.

Everyday Learning: Virtual Classes

Cooking with Italian Chef

Mamma mia! Massimo Bottura, master chef behind the three Michelin-starred restaurant Osteria Francescana in Modena, Italy, goes live on Instagram for “Kitchen Quarantine” at 2 p.m. EST.

The Art of Flowers

If you consider yourself a budding florist, join Putnam & Putnam for online floral arrangement classes. Follow the process of selecting flowers, preparing the vessel, and arranging the flowers.

Paint a Masterpiece With Bob Ross

Become an artist with the help of Bob Ross. Filled with optimism and encouragement, learn to paint masterpieces with one or more of the 403 episodes.

Get Smart With Ivy League Courses

Sharpen your knowledge by taking Ivy League classes. From philosophy to science to music training and beyond, there are hundreds of free courses available.

No Tickets Required: Virtual Travel

Train Ride to the Arctic Circle

All aboard for a spectacular, minute-by-minute virtual train ride along Norway’s northernmost railway route. Travel through all four seasons and stunning scenery — from the fjord areas, beautiful valleys, over mountains, and the Arctic Circle.

Say Yes to Yellowstone

Explore Yellowstone even when cooped up in your house. See Mammoth Hot Springs, Grand Canyon of the Yellowstone River, or walk along Fountain Paint Pot Trail. Take virtual tourism to the next left with 3D tour offerings.

Dive into the Great Barrier Reef

Whether you’re an avid or aspirational diver, this virtual tour with David Attenborough will cure any deep-sea wanderlust.

Walk Along Waikiki Beach

Imagine sun on your skin, sand between your toes and a refreshing ocean breeze as you virtually walk along one of the most famous beaches in Hawaii. Even virtual time at Waikiki Beach helps recharge your mind.

Art & Culture

Explore the Vatican

Whether you’re looking for a way to keep your kids busy or you simply want to safely get your culture fix, take a virtual tour of Vatican Museums, which offer free virtual tours, including a tour of the Sistine Chapel, Raphael’s Rooms, and more.

Nightly Met Opera Streams

Get a front row seat to the Met’s Live in HD. Starring opera’s greatest singers, the Met is featuring a free complete encore performance every day via the Met Opera On Demand app.

Louvre at Your Fingertips

With virtual access to the world’s largest museum’s exhibition rooms and galleries, you can admire antiques from around the world and marvel at the details in the Galerie d’apollon.

The National Gallery of Art

Visit the Gallery from home and explore each room of Degas at the Opéra. Then celebrate Raphael’s birthday by walking through each room of the exhibition Raphael and His Circle.

Zen & Relaxation

Yoga All Day Long

Find your Namaste with this YouTube playlist featuring popular yoga classes, suitable for beginners or advanced participants from YogaDownload.com. Enjoy vinyasa yoga, hatha yoga, and yin yoga, as well as yoga for stress relief and relaxation.

Fight Anxiety with Slow TV

Norwegians found a way to cure anxiety — and it’s simple. Watching simple activities on TV — like dogs playing on a beach or boat cruising — helps fight stress and relieve anxiety.

Find Your Inner Calm

Escape with a free online retreat to help build resilience during this stressful time. Participants learn to attain the state of calm, meditation techniques, and other mind-body practices. Connect with others via weekly live chats every Wednesday at 5pm PT.

Peace of Mind

Try out this 8-hr video in HD of Earth’s most beatiful places, accompanied by the soothing sounds of nature. Spectacular videos of lakes, oceans, and waterfalls will help you fall asleep, meditate or concentrate.

Fitness

Let’s Dance!

Dance like no one’s watching — because no one is. From modern to hip-hop to cultural dances, bust a move at home with live adult dance classes courtesy of Dance Place.

All Around Wellness

Take a swing at something new with a boxing-inspired cardio workout or cardio bootcamp. Intralinks Virtual Wellness Series has classes to keep your heart and mind healthy.

Just Do It With Nike

Stay active with the help of Nike Training Club apps. Whether you’re looking for bodyweight-only sessions, targeted training programs or something else, Nike Training Club has a variety of free workouts.

Compete in a Virtual Race

Run, run as fast as you can! Keep it competive with virtual races. Many virtual races provide a range of dates to complete a run and report your time.