Can't stop dreaming of your next holiday but stuck at home in lockdown joining zoom calls? We know the feeling.
Whether you have been using zoom for a while or are a recent convert since the coronavirus lockdown has meant virtual work meetings, happy hour and trivia nights, at least you can pretend you are in an iconic destination instead of your lounge room with these travel-inspired zoom backgrounds.
Is the Taj Mahal on your bucket list? What about the beaches of Rio or trekking Machu Picchu? Here are some of the world's most desired travel experiences to virtually transport you there while you chat on zoom.
3. Rio de Janeiro - Christ the Redeemer
5. San Francisco - Golden Gate Bridge
7. Singapore - Marina Bay Sands
How to Change your Zoom Background:
Simply click the destination title of your desired background and then right-click to save the image to your computer. To add the Virtual Background to Zoom, navigate to Preferences > Virtual Background, and upload your image. Remember to uncheck the 'mirror' option, which will make your virtual background appear flipped.
The Taj Mahal is a white marble mausoleum by the Mughal emperor Shah Jahan for his love. UNESCO-protected, the Taj Mahal is an architectural masterpiece must that for many is a symbol of the nation that makes for a stunning backgdrop for your next zoom meeting.
Machu Picchu is arguably the most famous ancient city in the world. Tucked away deep in the Andes, this magnificent Inca citadel surrounded by imposing peaks and lush green valleys is completely mesmerising, while being substantially difficult to get to. Take a shortcut and make this your next zoom location.
Rio de Janeiro is truly a sight to behold and for many travellers a visit to this city is a must on any trip to South America. Named one of the Seven Wonders of the World in 2007, put yourself in the picture next to Christ the Redeemer statue on top of the Corcovado mountain overlooking the spectacular harbour below.
Rome is full of ancient treasures and a must on your list if it's your first time visiting Europe. Long a prized notch in every traveller’s belt, the city never seems to lose its appeal. The ancient ampitheatre that is The Colosseum is in the centre of the city and has also made the list as one of the new Seven Wonders of the World.
San Francisco is a meltng pot of cultures against a stunning backdrop of the Golden Gate Bridge of the beautiful bay area. It is known for the antique-style trolleys that go up and down the city's steep streets, Pier 39 at Fisherman's Wharf and the eccentric Haight-Ashbury district.
Sichuan is famous for its Giant Panda Sanctuaries such as the special Chengdu Research Base of Giant Panda Breeding. Get up close and personal with the pandas on zoom amongst this sanctuary that simulates the natural habitat of these highly endangered pandas that are unique to China.
Nothing makes you feel like you're in Singapore more than looking at the architectural marvel that is the Marina Bay Sands. This luxury hotel has the world's largest infintiy rooftop pool and is situated right next to the iconic Gardens by the Bay.
Sydney is last on the list and while it may not be an international destination, it's a real possibility you are dreaming of all the restaurants and bars you plan to visit once business resumes. The city, which is wrapped around the iconic Sydney Harbour, always has so much to offer and is a beautiful backdrop for any type of zoom call.