More Than Work: 8 Fun Things to Explore on the Internet

Take your computer, tablet, smartphone, laptop, or notebook out for a spin on the open road of the world wide web! Break free from the endless emails, spreadsheets, databases, and Word documents that make up the workday, and experience the world from the comfort of your couch. Believe it or not, the internet can satisfy your appetite for art and music and perhaps take you on a virtual trip to a zoo or exotic locales.

Experience Animals

Many webcam sites specialize in up-close looks into scenes from the animal kingdom that are fun to watch. The National Zoo has webcams for giant pandas, lions, and elephants. If you visit you will find hundreds of cameras available that will allow you to explore your interests.

Founded in 1996, EarthCam exists to encourage exploration, foster discovery, and connect people through innovative live camera technology.

Travel to a Museum

If you enjoy museums, you have many of the world’s greatest ones to visit from the comfort of your home. The Metropolitan Museum of Art and “The Met 360 Project” is a good example. According to the museum, “This award-winning series of six short videos invites viewers around the world to virtually visit The Met’s art and architecture in a fresh, immersive way.” Find your way to The Louvre Museum in Paris, the Museum of Modern Art in New York, and the British Museum and the National Gallery, both in London, among many others.

Tour the Seven Wonders of the World

The Seven Wonders of the World are also at your fingertips.

Discover the Planets

If you want to expand your world even further, try Google Earth. And if you want to take a virtual trip off this planet, there are some great virtual tours of outer space awaiting you here.

Play a Game

Relaxing by playing games is also fun on a computer. There are literally thousands to choose from at the Google Play and Apple App stores.

Learn Something New

Be sure to check out YouTube for unlimited tutorials about everything from home repairs to creating recipes or learning to play a musical instrument. You can also view clips from old TV shows, listen to music, “attend” full concerts, see what’s trending online and explore much more.

Listen to Something New

Give Podcasts a try if you want to listen to amazing storytellers or learn from very interesting and informative sessions on just about any topic you can think of. Get hooked on Podcast episodes like The Daily, Serial, Planet Money, Radiolab, TED Radio Hour, Up First, and more.

Take an Online Course

You can also choose to take an online course in a subject you want to learn more about. Check out the opportunities from Coursera.

If it is your tech skills that you would like to improve, then look no further than the MK Learning Library.

Whatever area of the internet you decide to explore, you are guaranteed to enjoy the trip!