We've put together our guide to 7 exotic places that you should visit, and better still, it won't cost you a penny and you can do it from the comfort of your armchair!

7. Niagara Falls

Armchair travel: Niagra falls

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Located on the border of Ontario, Canada and New York, USA, the Niagara Falls are made up of three waterfalls which combine to produce the highest flow rate and largest vertical drop of any waterfall on earth. Around 30 million people visit Niagara Falls every year, making it one of the world’s busiest tourist attractions. Click here to visit the falls from the comfort of your armchair!

 

6. Coral Reef

Armchair travel: Coral reef

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Coral reefs are found in the warm clear shallow ocean waters of the Atlantic, Pacific and Indian oceans. The Great Barrier Reef is the largest coral reef, stretching along the eastern coast of Australia. Around two million tourists visit each year, with the promise of seeing the underwater paradise teeming with life. Donning a mask and fins is the best way to get a close-up view or you could simply click here.

 

5. The Colosseum, Rome

Armchair travel: Colosseum

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The Colosseum is one of Rome’s most famous and popular tourist attractions, with its 80 arched entrances. It was commissioned in AD 72 by Emperor Vespian in the hope that by staging deadly gladiator and wild animal fights for public viewing, he would gain popularity. It’s located in the heart of the piazza del Colosseo on the site of Nero’s palace and is the largest amphitheatre in the world – estimated to be able to hold 50,000 to 80,000 spectators. It stands partially ruined today because of damage caused by an earthquake. Avoid the queues and click here to see the Colosseum live.

 

4. The Northern Lights

Armchair travel: The Northern Lights

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One of nature’s greatest displays, the Northern lights – or aurora borealis – is normally seen in the Arctic regions. The natural light displays are caused by charged particles entering the earth’s atmosphere. Best seen between March and September when the sky is clear of clouds, a display may only last for a few minutes but the spectacular sight is beautiful and worth braving a cold night out or better still, click here to keep track of what’s happening after dark on the live stream from the comfort of your sofa.

 

3. Rio de Janeiro

Armchair travel: Rio de Janeiro

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The bustling city of Rio de Janeiro is Brazil’s second largest city and capital. Bursting with culture it’s most famous for its vibrant carnival, football, beaches and home to one of the Seven Wonders of the World – Christ the Redeemer. Once a Portuguese colony, the city will be host to the 2016 summer Olympics and is home to the world famous Copacabana, the 2.5 mile long beach is one of the world’s most recognisable beaches, lined with restaurants, nightclubs and luxury hotels. Click here to take it all in!

 

2. Safari

Armchair travel: Safari

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When planning a safari, there’s so much to take think about – where and what you’d like to see, the best time to go, where to stay – luxury, tented, budget, what vaccinations you need etc. Our option takes all the stresses away! Simply click here and watch live footage from Kenya’s Laikipia county, one of Africa’s most important area for wildlife conservation.

 

1. Sydney Harbour

Armchair travel: Sydney harbour

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Regarded as one of the world’s most beautiful natural harbours, you have 240km of shoreline to explore, with the opera house sitting on the banks overlooking Sydney Harbour Bridge. This is one of Australia’s most iconic views; most famously the New Year’s celebrations take place in the harbour with the bridge being an integral part of the firework display each year, and the Sydney to Hobart yacht race starts here on Boxing Day. Save yourself the air miles and click here to view the harbour live.