FromYourCouch is a website where you can find audio tours of the world using Google Earth. This website offers a nice way to see various places around the world right from the comfort of your home.
This website featured over 40 audio tours of places from 16 different countries. These tours offer stunning immersive audio that guides you through. Each tour is plotted on Google Earth so you have had an immersive visual tour as well with Google StreetView. All the tours are made by the local guides sharing their knowledge and experience. Some of those tours are free to explore whereas some require you to pay a small amount of money which is for supporting the tour guide’s work.
Take Audio Tours of the World using Google Earth
FromYourCouch offers immersive and detailed tours of various popular places around the world. All the tours are listed on the homepage of the official websites along with a title with location and picture. You can browse through the collection to pick a place to visit.
Each tour listing gives you a brief introduction about that location along with a short audio preview. It shows the name of the guide along with the user reviews and tour length. Each tour has its price mentioned right before the introduction and in the case of the free tour, “Free” is written instead of price. After picking a tour, you can start it from the bottom right corner.
This takes you to a new page where you get 2-steps to have an immersive tour of that place. The first step is the audio tour itself. You can play it here. Since the audio tour features immersive audio, it is recommended to use a headphone.
After stating the audio tour, you can move to the second step that takes you to the same place on Google Earth. The same tour is already plotted on Google Earth. You get a table of content of the tour along with photos of the main highlights. You can go through the tour and use the Google StreetView to navigate around while listening to the guide.
FromYourCouch is a nice website that allows you to virtually visit faraway places from the comfort of your home. The Audio tour by local guides combined with visuals from Google Earth makes it a really nice and immersive experience. This can also be a fun activity to do with children during these home quarantined days.