Stay-at-home orders that require us to stay in place don’t lessen the desire to wander, explore, and experience.
This week’s travel from home installment takes us to the picturesque Faroe Islands, on a safari to see some majestic beings, and into the vibrant tulip fields.
We might not be able to leave our home, but our imagination, along with technology, certainly can take us places we might never visit otherwise. One thing Way and I know for sure is that we miss our life on the road.
Visit the Faroe Islands
The Faroe Islands includes 18 islands that lie between Iceland and Norway. They are part of the Kingdom of Denmark and are connected by road tunnels, ferries, and bridges.
Recently, officials asked tourists to stay away due to the coronavirus. Finding themselves with time on their hands, residents of the island started giving virtual tours with real tour guides. The tour is directed by you at home. It is a really cool concept and a great way to see this beautiful country.
Condé Nast Traveler posted a list of reasons to visit the Faroe Islands. A few of the reasons include:
- Humans are outnumbered by sheep
- A view of Middle Earth
- Plenty of puffins
- It’s easy to island hop
Go On A Virtual African Safari
Join &Beyond and WildEarth for live safaris. There are two three-hour safaris streamed in real-time daily. Your safari guides will even answer your questions on YouTube or using the hashtag #wildearth on Twitter.
Depending on the sunrise, live safaris take place between:
- 09:00 p.m. – 12:00 a.m. PT
- 6:00 a.m. – 9:30 a.m. PT
On YouTube and Facebook, you can experience game drives at
On Instagram, guides from two South African reserves that are still working in the field. Now, they will take you along with them. The two reserves are:
Click here to join a safari live. Here is a collection of past safaris:
Discover Puerto Rico with Lin Manuel And Through Virtual Events
Who better than to tour Puerto Rico with than Puerto Rico’s own Lin-Manuel Miranda?
Lin-Manuel teamed up with Discover Puerto Rico to bring an eight-part video series introducing you to Puerto Rico’s rich culture and heritage. He will show you some of the hidden gems on the island and introduce you to museums and performing art spaces.
And what tour of Puerto Rico would be complete without a stop at the beach, local restaurants, and sampling some of the island nightlife? You’ll get a chance to see the island through some of the island’s most colorful residents.
P.S. I love Lin-Manuel. Don’t tell Way.
Discover Puerto Rico is also offering virtual vacation events. From their website:
“We understand you can’t travel right now, which is why we decided to bring the vibrancy of the island to your home… until we can give you a warm and joyful welcome at the heart and soul of the Caribbean, that is!”
Some upcoming events include:
- Rums of Puerto Rico Birthday Party
- Puerto Rican Coffee Break
- Natural Wonders of Puerto Rico Virtual Tour
Virtually Tour The Flower Exhibition of Keukenhof 2020
Keukenhof, also known as the Garden of Europe, is famous for its tulips which include seven million bulbs and over 800 varieties. Keukenhof also happens to be home to the world’s largest lily show.
Located in the town of Lisse in the Netherlands, it typically opens for eight weeks every year in March through May. Unfortunately, the coronavirus restrictions are in effect until June 1, forcing the Keukenhof Flower Exhibition to remain closed for its 2020 season.
In the last month, the team at Keukenhof has posted 15 videos from the viewpoint of the garden’s designers and caretakers. All of the videos showcase the variety and vibrancy of a different part of the garden.
As a result, it is bringing you its garden through daily videos on its YouTube Channel.