‘Virtual Visits Brings The World To The Palm Of Your Hand


Free App Takes Users To 26 Spirit Quest Tour Destinations, From The Great Wall To Red Rock Canyon

Want to travel the world to see and experience some of the most talked about or exotic places? Maybe you’re looking for some tools to help you plan your next international adventure. Perhaps you prefer to travel virtually without leaving the comfort of your home. Or getting a vacation is just not in the cards right now due to the economy. Virtual Visits lets you taste what it’s like to experience each of its 26 unique destinations, with an evocative narrative that transports you to each world locale.

Virtual Visits is a new free app that’s perfect for both the armchair and the adventure traveler. Designed by luxury spiritual travel company Spirit Quest Tours for iPhone, iPod Touch, and iPad, users can embark on a stylish virtual trip just by using their fingertips. The simple, elegant app contains a mix of familiar spots, such as the Eiffel Tower, along with unusual ones, such as a meal with the Bedouin in the Sinai, and the narrative adds an element other travel apps don’t even attempt.

Spirit Quest Tours is a life-changing spiritual travel company run by travel gurus Greg Roach and Halle Eavelyn, who were inspired to create Virtual Visits because, says Roach, “Our guests are so lucky to get to experience these incredible adventures first-hand; Virtual Visits is for everyone else. We want to give them a taste of what they can get on our tours, even if they never go on one. Virtual Visits takes users around the world in the palm of their hand.”

Sites include the Al-Rifai Mosque in Cairo, the Chalice Well in England, the Labyrinth at Chartres Cathedral, the Temples at Delphi in Greece, The Great Wall, the Jade Buddha in Shanghai, Machu Picchu in Peru, Tiger’s Nest Monastery in Bhutan, Red Rock Canyon in Las Vegas, and more. Most of the Virtual Visits are based on Spirit Quest Tours’ actual staff experiences (except for the space walk – go, Richard Branson!)

You can share your Virtual Visit using a variety of social media links, including Facebook, Twitter, and email; save the Virtual Visit photo to your Camera Roll; map the locale in Google; or learn more about each Virtual Visit with the built in links to Wikipedia, WikiTravel, YouTube, GoogleEarth, and the Flickr library of Spirit Quest. Whether these 26 Virtual Visits are on your bucket list to visit in person or are sites you will only dream of, you’ll enjoy the elegant and easy Virtual Visits app.

Virtual Visits can be downloaded at http://itunes.apple.com/us/app/virtual-visits/id428381651?mt=8. Visit Spirit Quest Tours online at http://www.spiritquesttours.com.