Nothing beats going on an actual holiday, but is there anything wrong with enjoying the visual experience from the comfort of your own home, even if it's fleeting? Armed with a Samsung Gear VR and an assortment of vehicles and locations, 360-degree video specialists Immersive Media decided to bring the world to you -- via YouTube.
The three-minute clip takes advantage of the video host's recently introduced 360-degree feature, allowing you to look around each environment with complete freedom (with the exception of moving, of course). From helicopter to hot air balloon to gondola, you'll have a chance to check out some of the more impressive locations on Earth from a variety of viewpoints.
For those who have the screens and bandwidth for it, the video goes all the way up to 4K resolutions and if you can manage it, using this setting is recommended. I found that at 1080p the images were still fairly low quality, which probably has something to do with its 360-degree nature.