Road vacations reintroduce us to many of the qualities that the COVID-19 pandemic has snatched from us: adventure, freedom, and spontaneity. Global travel regulations, which are constantly changing, continue to impede our capacity to freely explore the world.
However, this does not preclude you from experiencing a taste of road trip independence while you await your next escape.The Drive & Listen web application enables brief escapes without the constraints of travel.
While websites such as Virtual Vacation offer comparable virtual driving tours, the Drive & Listen app’s unique capabilities provide the most accurate representation of road travel.
It might even encourage you to go on a drive yourself sometime.
Designed in 2020 by Erkam Eker, a Munich student, the online app serves as the ideal lunch break diversion.
It puts you in the driver’s seat, allowing you to virtually journey through the streets of over 50 cities worldwide while listening to real-time local radio stations and hearing street noises, both of which may be turned on and off.
You may change your destination at any moment. One minute you’re in Tokyo, the next you’re in Dublin. New locations are added on a regular basis, the most recent being Recife, Brazil. Each is distinct and captivating, boasting a diverse range of tourist attractions.
Following our tour of the entire library’s cities, here are the 10 most appealing.
1. Los Angeles
Take in the sights of Los Angeles, starting with Rodeo Drive and the Hollywood sign.
Luxury shops and high-end boutiques line Rodeo Drive in Beverly Hills. There’s a “Torso” statue on Rodeo Drive’s Walk of Style, which honors fashion designers.
During the day, the sun glints off the solid aluminum sculpture made by world-renowned artist Robert Graham, while you listen to Groove Salad.
Rodeo Drive in Tokyo is Chuo-dori Avenue in Ginza. Beautiful neon-lit towers and elegant building facades decorate Japan’s capital.
Listen to local news on FM Fujigoko or J-Pop on LISTEN.moe while driving through Tokyo.
3. Yekaterinburg, Russia
A winter drive in Yekaterinburg, Russia’s Ural Mountains. Last year’s average low was -19°C (-2.2°F).
Tune up to Russkoye Radio to hear local musicians’ tunes as you drive through the Church of Blood, situated on the place where Nicholas II was beheaded.
4. Nice, France
The Promenade des Anglais, along Nice’s Mediterranean coast, is a picturesque drive of sun and sea.
Let French news and music from radio stations like Radio FG and Agora Côte d’Azur accompany you down the A8 to Monaco’s Boulevard Charles III.
Drive along Marina Bay in Singapore, under the SkyPark-roofed Marina Bay Sands hotel towers.
Enjoy Kiss 92 while admiring Asia’s largest observation wheel.
6. Lauterbrunnen, Switzerland
The Swiss Alps settlement of Lauterbrunnen offers a breathtaking panorama of jagged cliffs and waterfall-draped mountains.
Listen to Radio 24 and look about at the cute cabins and cottages.
7. Izmir, Turkey
As you drive through Izmir, Turkey, you are greeted by blue skies and water. It is the country’s second-largest port.
View Izmir’s remarkable buildings, including the Folkart Towers and Mistral Office Tower, from Süper FM.
Your regular commute may no longer be familiar. Beijing is the ideal virtual location for a similar experience without the hassle.
Turn on Binchow Music Radio and cruise through Beijing’s CBD. Its beautiful, tall, modern structures will keep your eyes on the road.
The charming Dutch capital includes magnificent canals, elegant wooden buildings, and ancient artistic icons.
Listen to Radio SALTO’s music and conversation programmes as you drive through the Amstel Canal, the Magna Plaza retail center, and the Anne Frank House.
Drive through the streets of Seoul, South Korea’s capital, while listening to K-pop on LISTEN.moe.
Small businesses and craft coffee bars along Seongsu-dong, near Seoul Forest. Big Hit Entertainment, BTS’ agency, and other entertainment companies are based here.