Travel to a tropical island, Europe, or Iceland this summer, without ever leaving your couch! As the country begins to reopen, people are finding that although their favorite restaurants are now taking reservations, international travel may still be on the backburner for quite some time. Travel is important and can bring your senses alive. When you travel, you are introduced to new flavors, customs, sights, and sounds. This summer, you can still experience the beauty that other countries have to offer, while staying safe (and also saving megabucks!).
Devour Tours combines food, people, and history. They transitioned their in-person tours online, and I’m not mad about it! The programs are immersive, interactive, and consist of small group online food & drink experiences. They have both paid and free options. The guides are friendly and coming to you live from their homes in Europe. Learn to pair cheeses and wines like a Parisian, live from Paris. Learn to make Spain’s most delicious tapas and sangria, live from Madrid. Take a masterclass on The Great British Afternoon Tea, live from London. Find out about more class options and prices here.
Feast your eyes on 20,000 works of art from the immense collection of art and sculptures from the museums in Vatican City. These works of art amassed by the Roman Catholic Church and the Papacy throughout the centuries include some of the most renowned Roman sculptures and masterpieces. See and experience these beautiful works of art without the crowds for free!
Explore the colorful Dutch Island of Curacao with this virtual video series they put together. Learn Zumba, get immune boosting recipes from an herbalist, take part in cocktail demos, take a yoga class, and so much more! Follow @curacaotb on Instagram to join in on the fun!
Chase Waterfalls In Iceland With #WaterFallWednesdays Visit @HotelRanga on Instagram every Wednesday to explore the waterfalls in the South Coast of Iceland. The spectacular series captures not only waterfalls but the surrounding serene countryside where Hotel Ranga is located. The vast land of fire and ice features countless unique falls, each providing a healthy dose of Iceland’s soothing natural scenery to help you get over the midweek hump. Keep your eyes peeled for rainbows and elves too!
While we are taking the necessary time for social distancing, these destinations, tours, and museums are hard at work bringing you a taste of what they have to offer, straight to your home. The best part is, after a virtual experience you may be inclined to book future travel to get the full in-person adventure. For now, sit back, relax, and enjoy the safer less crowded options listed above.