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5 ways to travel the world without leaving your home

Isabela Neves

Staying indoors for a long time is challenging for most people, especially for the globe-trotters who always have a trip planned. It can be boring. It can be frustrating. But hey, it doesn’t mean that you have to stop dreaming about travelling!
After giving you ideas on how to stay busy and healthy during the quarantine, here are 5 tips that will keep your Wanderlust spirit alive without leaving your home! 

Tales by Light

Written by National Geographic, “Tales by Light” is a documentary series that follows photographers and filmmakers as they push the limits to capture powerful images of people, places, cultures and the natural world. Breathtaking! 

Available: Netflix

Google Arts and Culture

Have you ever thought about taking a trip to the Taj Mahal, strolling around the Gardens of Versaille, and exploring the Guggenheim Bilbao without having to leave your bed? Well, that’s possible! Thanks to the Google Arts and Culture, a digital platform that uses high-resolution image technology to enable users to virtually visit museums, national parks and landmarks around the globe.

Available: App Store and Google Play

The Secret Life of Walter Mitty

Walter is an ordinary man who, like many of us, is tired of his everyday routine. In the movie, he decides to get out of his comfort zone and takes a leap of faith by going on a journey around the globe. The men embarks in an extraordinary adventure and, while we can’t travel, he takes us to dreamlike places such as Iceland and the Himalayas.

Available: Amazon

Wild: From Lost to Found on the Pacific Crest Trail

As going to bookstores is not possible right now, audiobooks will be your best friends during the quarantine. “Wild” is a memoir of Cheryl Strayed, a young woman that, after a heartbreaking divorce and the death of her mother, impulsively decides to hike the Pacific Crest Trail by herself. Girl power at it’s finest! 

Available: Audible 

Zero to Travel

This inspiring podcast is feist of travel advice for all profiles: from travel newbies to jet-setters and nomads. You can learn hacks to buy cheaper flights, how to actually love living abroad and how to overcome travel anxiety. And if you’re a podcast aficionado, this post is for you!

Available: Spotify

Do you have the habit of traveling the world without leaving your home? Share with us what you do!

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