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Quarantined Because of Coronavirus? Here's How to Stay Busy

Updated: Apr 7, 2020

If anyone besides my mother is reading this, you are either:

A. a VERY good friend

B. love to travel

C. pretty bored

D. all of the above

If you answered B, you've come to the right place. We are now into our second week of self-isolation and doing what we can to #flattenthecurve by staying the F home.

By now, I am sure you have all exhausted your board games, binged watched a few shows, and are so sick of homeschooling so now what? Many of us had plans to go on Spring Break in the coming weeks but obviously those travel plans have come to a screeching halt for the foreseeable future... but that doesn't mean we have to stop traveling completely.

As anyone who is reading this knows, I (Odellia) started Take Off Concierge as a way to use my passion for exploration to inspire great travel and help plan trips that bring families together while making great memories. Well… we are now all creating family memories in a completely different way. Although our travel plans have changed by staying home, that doesn't mean we can't still find travel inspo., and more importantly, share it with our kids.

Travel inspiration often comes from books we've read and movies we've seen. I remember years ago watching Under the Tuscan Sun, dreaming of the winding roads on the Amalfi Coast and many years later my dream became a reality. Now is the perfect time to re-read a book that takes you where you want to go or put on a movie that allows you to escape this new normal. Below are some books, movies, and blogs to help you explore and enjoy within the comfort of your own home.


For those of you who follow me on IG you know I have been virtually visiting museums while being stuck at home. Here are some ways you can do the same:

Virtual Museums T & L has set up virtual tours for some of the best museums in the world. You can also check out Google Arts & Culture. Travel & Leisure magazine has provided a way for you to visit 5 national parks. For great views from above check out Google Arts & Culture views from the top. Wanna see the opera? Check out the virtual nightly Metropolitan Opera.


If you don't have a subscription to Netflix, Amazon Prime or Hulu, now is the time to get one! These travel classics will take you from your couch to your next vacation:

Eat Pray Love

Under the Tuscan sun

Lost in Translation

Slumdog Millionaire

Midnight in Paris

Notting Hill

The talented Mr. Ripley

Lala Land

Out of Africa

Before Sunrise



Street Food - Netflix

Samantha Brown - Travel Channel


Eat, Pray, Love - Elizabeth Gilbert

The Art of Travel - Alain de Botton

The Alchemist - Paulo Coelho

A Year in Provence - Peter Mayle

The Ghost of Hanna Mendez - Niaomi Ragen

Memoirs of a Geisha - Arthur Golden

Wanderlust a Love Affair With 5 Continents - Elisabeth Eaves


No better time to learn to cook or master some great culinary skills from some of the greatest chefs from around the world:

Thomas Keller, Dominique Ansel, and Massimo Buttura just to name a few are offering cooking tutorials on Masterclass.

P.s. Don't forget to join our FREE Traveler's Digest for tips, trips, and exclusive offers!

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