Love to travel? But can’t?
We all have times when illness, finances or other reasons mean we have to stay at home when we don’t want to.
How to cope?
At home, we have fun finding inspiration in armchair travel. Like watching travel movies, reading travel books and virtually exploring museums.
Taste the world
We eat and drink a lot when we can’t travel and are stuck at home. Do you do the same?
Don’t miss! Our guide on international food and wine around the world
Go on virtual tours
NYC’s Met Museum:
Take a virtual tour of the Met Museum. Check out six award-winning videos showing the Met Museum in a fresh new way.
Short on time? Take a peek at what you must see at the Metropolitan Museum of Art.
Reflect on travel quotes
Some of our favorite inspiring travel quotes include the following:
“We travel not to escape life but for life not to escape us.”
“Travel makes one modest. You see what a tiny place you occupy in the world.” ~ Gustave Flaubert
“Never go on trips with anyone you do not love.” ~ Ernest Hemmingway
Watch travel shows
Marvel at what animals do around the world when it gets dark. Laugh over a raucous cooking show. Learn about “dark tourism.”
These 15 top travel shows on Netflix are streaming right now.
Get lost in beautiful photos
Rocky mountain high! See these 25 epic photos of the Canadian Rockies
Check out these photos of the people of Myanmar – warmth, smiles and adorable boy monks
The fairy tale medieval town of Trogir is nicknamed “Little Venice” (even though it has no canals)
Read travel books and novels
The best travel books are ones you simply can’t put down, right?
Boost your brain power
Did you know it’s illegal to wear high heels on the Acropolis in Athens? No? Learn more with these 100+ fun facts about Greece.
Explore the most amazing temples in Bagan, Myanmar. (One copies the famous Mahabodhi Temple in India.)
They say an elephant never forgets. But you never forget an elephant.
Enjoy free world-class opera
Oooh! Check out these seriously swank villas with private pool suites around the world!
What’s a chartered yacht holiday like? They’re not just for the rich and famous.
Think what it would be like to visit the 21 most gorgeous gardens around the globe.
More armchair travel inspiration
See: All our travel inspiration posts