While most states in the United States have relaxed the restrictions for the gradual reopening of businesses, we’re still not safe without a vaccine against Covid19 nor medication to alleviate the symptoms. We don’t have the “all clear” yet and normal travel is still a few months away. For now, let’s watch travel videos while we plan our next adventure. It’s is the next best thing to being there.
I’ve compiled a list of travel videos to take you to places from the comfort of your couch. Some are classics like No Reservations with Anthony Bourdain or Lonely Planet’s Globe Trekker. Others like Amazing Places on Our Planet and Jacob and Katie Schwartz’s YouTube videos offer spectacular views of some of the most desired destinations in the world. Lastly, Khan Academy, Google Arts and Culture and Take Walks give us inside information about the art, architecture, history and cuisine of the places you’ve dreamed about.
Iceland by TravelswithCharie
Amazing Places on our Planet
Here’s one of many captivating videos created by Milosh Kitchovitch. It’s of Antelope Canyon in Arizona on Ultra HD.
Watch several episodes of iconic shows like Globe Trekker, Planet Food and something special for these challenging times, Daydream During The Lockdown.
Google Arts and Culture Virtual Tours
Virtual tours of museums, sporting locations, monuments and more.
Jacob and Katie Schwartz
Beautiful videography. Check out their video of Myanmar.
No Reservations with Anthony Bourdain
We all miss Anthony Bourdain who took us on incredible journeys and taught us how to break bread with people around the world. But we can still watch his shows on Netflix, Amazon Prime or YouTube Premium.
More than an online school of learning, this is my go to site for world and art history. Before and after I visit a museum, I always check Khan Academy for background information on artworks and architectural landmarks I’ll likely see on my trip.
Tours from Home
Go on a tour inside the Sistine Chapel or join a pasta making class online with Italian chefs or take a hike in Yosemite National Park with some of the most experienced guides without leaving your home. Courses cost $10.00 each. www.takewalks.com
Check out this video of Pasta Making with Den and Rob from Walks. https://youtu.be/p8pRbGWVXow
National Geographic, Travel and Adventure
Here’s one of many interesting travel clips, The Mysteries of the Moai on Easter Island from National Geographic’s YouTube channel.
Together with its Instagram account, Beautiful Destinations has inspired millions of followers worldwide to travel. This travel clip on Sri Lanka explains why.
Kate and Nate
This young couple has traveled to 100 countries and they share their infectious energy as they explore the world.