How to find more excitement online
At this time of year, it’s common to want to curl up at home on the sofa and hide from the cold outside. With so many Christmas get-togethers and activities on offer, it can often seem like a lot of pressure to go out and socialize or spend a lot of money. However, if you want to have a few quiet hours to yourself and want to save some money, there are a number of things you can do to keep yourself entertained at home.
Thanks to the World Wide Web, there are now so many things you can do online, from shopping to entertainment, socializing and much more. Below we look at some of the things you can do to find some extra excitement online.
Watch videos on YouTube
YouTube has a huge amount of content from contributors around the world, so you’ll never get tired of exploring. In fact, you’ll probably get lost down the rabbit hole and end up watching videos for hours. Whether it’s cooking channels, home improvement videos or gaming channels, there’s something to suit every taste.
Try online casino games
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The popularity of online gaming has exploded in recent years. As smartphones improve, so does the quality and quantity of available games. Recently, strategy games are especially in demand. While online casinos attract new players every day. The convenience of going online rather than a brick-and-mortar alternative is proving a hit. From blackjack to poker, slots, roulette, baccarat and much more, online casinos allow you to play from the comfort of your own home, without being judged by other players.
What’s more, there are many sign-up offers and bonuses for new players that mean you can choose the site that suits you without having to commit and deposit any cash in the meantime. You will also have a great chance of winning compared to a brick-and-mortar casino, as online casinos not only have bigger jackpots, but also offer more free spins and bonus games.
Listen to the podcast
Want to do something productive with your time? Listening to a podcast is a great way to pick up a new skill, indulge in a passion, or gain mental clarity about a problem you’ve been having. Podcast downloads have grown at an astounding rate over the past few years, covering every topic you can think of, from sports games to self-education. You can use Self-Education to get tips on money management, self-meditation, language learning, parenting, and many other topics where you can hear from subject matter experts.
You can also download some podcasts for offline listening later and then pick them up when it’s convenient. Podcasts are a great thing to listen to when you’re traveling or working out, so you can use your time online to research great podcasts that interest you and download them to your phone.
Watch local wildlife
Have you ever wondered where a great white shark is swimming right now? Or do you want to track down a pod of dolphins out of curiosity? OSEARCH is an online tool that allows you to track ocean animals around the world by showing you where they are currently and where they have been recently.
For true animal fans, you can even find out their name, weight and length. Additionally, if you’re a surfer or other water sports enthusiast, it’s also ideal to know where certain wildlife is located to give you peace of mind and ensure you don’t cross paths.
Explore live cams around the world
Feeling the travel bug but unable to travel at the moment? We’ve all been there, but that doesn’t mean you can’t explore some far-flung destinations. If you need a change of scenery, sites like YouTube and Explore have live cams that you can watch from around the world.
The best live cams include:
- Live puppy playhouse
- A sanctuary for kittens
- Giglio Bridge in Venice
- Gorilla Forest Corridor in the Congo
Try new recipes
The great thing about the internet is that it is full of resources about almost everything, but especially about cooking recipes. Christmas is all about indulging in heart-warming food and drink without feeling guilty about it, and where better to find Gordon Ramsay’s latest recipe than online.
You can also search for Christmas cocktails and mocktails to make and then easily order the ingredients you need online. Sites like Ocado even let you automatically add recipe ingredients to your basket for added convenience.
Listen to Ted’s talk
Looking for another productive activity? Ted talks cover just about any topic you can think of and can teach you some interesting things that will make you question the way you think and perceive the world. Ted talks are always incredibly motivating and could give you the extra energy you need to start that new project or business you’ve been thinking about for a long time.
Overall, there are so many fun things to do on the internet that it’s really impossible to get bored. With worldwide access, you don’t have to be gloomy about staying home this winter, just like with the tools above, you can go where you want, discover what you like, and find new levels of motivation to improve your life.
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