Armchair Travel During Quarantine

There is not one single conversation that I’ve had in the last three weeks that does not mention the word “coronavirus” or “quarantine”. To get through this time, I’m 100% in agreement that we need to #stayhome. And as your travel guru, I’ve made it my job to share with you ways that you can still travel from home.

To be honest, us in the travel industry started these COVID19 conversations back in early March, whenever trips to Japan, Italy and other destinations started being re-considered when word of the virus started getting out.

Soon after, we started seeing cancellation after cancellation. It completely broke my heart to realize that travel, one of the things I am the most passionate about, would have to take a momentary halt for all.

Our journey home during COVID19.

My boyfriend and I were in week 5 through our trip to Brazil, country #43 on my list (!), and as a result of government advisories and growing concerns, we cut our trip short and flew home much earlier than expected.

Now, it’s April and at this point with rising local cases and stay at home orders, I’ve realized one thing:

We’re all in this together.

Instead of focusing on the fact that you’re inevitably bored spending 24/7 at home, or daydreaming about how things used to be, here are some ideas on how you can

5 Ways That You Can Armchair Travel During Your Quarantine.

1. Virtually visit museums all over the world

Google Arts and Culture has partnered with museums all over the world to provide us all with an opportunity to explore collections around the world without having to leave the safety of our homes.

Start with the Van Goh Museum in Amsterdam, then hop on over to Greece to the Acropolis Museum. Then check out The MET in NYC, and the Smithsonian National Portrait Gallery in Washington, DC.

The world is at our fingertips!

Check out the full list of virtual collections around the world.

“The House of Parliament, Sunset” by – Claude Monet. National Gallery, Washington, DC.

2. Teach English as a Second Language and make up $20-26/hr doing it!

I’m currently giving virtual classes to Chinese students across the world to work towards my goal of closing language gaps. It’s a gateway into another culture – I get the chance to interact with kiddos from my living room straight into theirs.

Basic requirements:

  • TEFL Certification / Teaching Experience
  • Bachelor’s degree or current University enrollment
  • USA or Canada nationality
  • Headset & a quiet room to teach at home
  • Passion and love for kids!

I genuinely love and appreciate this company. Interested in applying to be a Magic Ears teacher? Please contact me directly for free tips and guidance through the process.

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This is what a standard Magic Ears class looks like!

3. Support local businesses by leaving a quick review of your experience

Time to reminisce and support someone in the process!

Tour operators, restaurants, hotels – we all work really hard so that you can have an unforgettable, and positive experience.

Please take a few minutes of your time to leave that review that you have been putting off for a while… trust me, 3 minutes of your time to share your opinion with others goes a very long way for us!

*To leave a review about my travel guru service – please visit my Travel Guru Destinations review page!*

4. Journey through time through travel movies

Let’s be honest. We’re all binge watching Netflix, Hulu, Amazon Prime, Disney Plus… so why not travel through time and learn about another country’s history while you’re at it? (click for trailers!)

  • The Motorcycle Diaries memoirs of Che Guevara, Latin American revolutionary.
  • The Way emotional pilgrimage story through the Camino de Santiago in Spain.
  • 180 South – fearless travel through the Patagonia.
  • Tracks – solo journey through the Australian desert.

5. Watch livestreams around the world

From a live feed of the Sydney Harbour Bridge in Australia, to the Trevi Fountain in Rome, and the Shibuya Crossing in Japan you can still experience the world from your armchair.

For a full list, visit CNN Traveler – Experience Virtual Travel from Yosemite to Amsterdam With These Livestreams

According to legend, tossing one coin into the Trevi Fountain means you’ll return to The Eternal City (Rome) one day!

When the world is ready to welcome us once again;
I can help you reschedule cancelled trips or create a
custom itinerary to the destination of your dreams!

Click to learn more about my travel guru service ~

With love, your Travel Guru ❤

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