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
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.
Eat Pray Love
Under the Tuscan sun
Lost in Translation
Midnight in Paris
The talented Mr. Ripley
Out of Africa
TRAVEL & FOOD SHOWS
Somebody Feed Phil - Netflix
Ugly Delicious - Netflix
Street Food - Netflix
Salt Fat Acid Heat - 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
WHAT TO COOK
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.
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