Being Thanksgiving Day, I want to show my gratitude for technology. If it weren’t for the Internet, Zoom, and our devices, we would be isolated indeed!
Are you working on a manuscript, but finding it difficult to do the research you need, since many libraries and museums are closed or have limited hours? That’s where the Internet and something called “virtual tours” comes into play.
Let’s say your contemporary novel takes place in a national park. Thankfully, there are virtual national park tours to help you out.
If you are having trouble fleshing out your main characters, try these tools by Writers Helping Writers, Becca Puglisi, and Angela Ackerman. They’ve also created a stellar online resource to develop your plot, settings, and characters. It’s called One Stop for Writers. Here’s a video that introduces their product.
Virtual Tours for Kids
What if your kids need to do a research project, or you had plans to visit a museum, but due to the corona outbreak, your plans were canceled. Try these wonderful online museums and sites for inspiration! These, too, are specifically for the entire family. And here is a link to a variety of virtual field trips, but activities as well.
For travel lovers, Good Housekeeping’s virtual tours should keep boredom at bay.
Or maybe, you planned a trip to Disney World, but it fell through, much to the disappointment of the kids. Try this Frozen Ever After Tour.
Some Unique Tours
Here’s a unique idea – a virtual field trip with the new Google Earth.
Since ultimately, we need to thank God for our many blessings, I want to direct you to two women who have the gift of godly encouragement: Betsy Cruz at Faith Spilling Over and Asheritah Ciuciu at One Thing Alone
Hope you find plenty of ways to dispel cabin fever over the holidays – and in the process, be thankful for what God has graciously given you. How can you show your gratitude using your gift of words?
Check out my other Corona Sequestering Helpful Links: Can Anything Good Come from the Coronavirus Crisis?
Have a Blessed Thanksgiving Season!