As we continue to stay indoors and do our part to flatten the curve for the foreseeable future, many of us can't help but think about the places beyond our homes. After all, distance makes the heart grow fonder.
While we wait to finally put our shoes on and head out to our favorite places, we've rounded up a few inventive ways to keep you inspired and travel around the world without leaving home.
1. Virtual Museum Tours
A great way to get to know a country or city better is to visit their local museums and galleries. While the originals are out of reach for now, several museums around the world have created virtual tours that you can access for free.
Our picks: The Louvre, Metropolitan Museum of Art, Guggenheim Museum
2. Watch a travel-inspired film
Apart from reading books, films have a way of transporting you to a different place for hours and evoke the magic of travel.
Our picks: Before Sunrise, Out of Africa, The Secret Life of Walter Mitty
3. Throw a travel-themed dinner party
Pick a country, dress up accordingly, play music, and cook their local food. Whether you're solo-distancing or staying indoors with a group, throwing a dinner (or even breakfast and lunch) inspired by your dream destination will become an instant travel retreat.
Our picks: A solo Parisian breakfast, a modern Greek lunch, or a Korean-inspired dinner.