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My Digital Staycations — Swimming with the Sharks in Your Living Room

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Experience venues, museums, and excursions from your computer, tablet, and/or phone

A fun memory I have is of my View-Master and collection of cardboard reels that took me from Disneyland to a 3D Mount Everest in seconds. I’ve found I can duplicate those travels — and that jolt of wonderment — today, with the help of some websites and apps.

In fact, modern technology has made those moments more realistic than ever. From 360-degree panoramas to virtual walkthroughs, you can visit numerous destinations and share incredible experiences. Here are a few sites to try out:

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Broc Sears

Broc Sears is an assistant professor of professional practice at TCU’s Bob Schieffer College of Communication and also works with the Texas Center for Community Journalism. He has more than three decades of experience in the news, advertising and marketing industries and earned recognition from the Society for News Design, Council for the Advancement and Support of Education, APME of Texas and the Dallas Press Club. He and his wife enjoy the best days of their lives here in Dallas with their family.

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