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The Age of Armchair Travel - part 2

Keep your wanderlust fed and your travel dreams alive

Angus Fontaine, Travel Writer with has put together some thoughts about making the most of any enforced time off the road.

Now is the time to plan. So here’s a list of armchair adventures that will keep your wanderlust fed and your travel dreams alive.


Museums and galleries around the world offer virtual tours.

Sashay around New York’s Museum of Modern Art or Amsterdam’s Van Gogh Museum (pictured), tour the Guggenheim, the Uffizi Gallery in Florence, Italy, or head to Paris’s Musée d’Orsay en route to the Louvre in Paris, France.

Fancy a show? Settle in with some popcorn and hand sanitiser for a night at the opera.

The New York Met, although closed to the public, is offering free performances streamed nightly at 7.30 EST until March 31.

Or dance like no one’s watching, literally, while listening to #TogetherAtHome gigs from Chris Martin and John Legend.


Choose a cuisine and go to town on the theme.

Keep wanderlust sated at your place and cook Bucket-list Bites each night.

Travel to Kerala, southern India, for prawns as big as boomerangs, Milan for primavera pasta or Morocco via a chicken roasted with a lemon and couscous stuffing.

If you’re self -isolating, why not host a virtual dinner party with friends.

Choose a cuisine and go to town on the theme before chowing down on Google Hangouts.

Need inspiration? Tune into Massimo Bottura’s Kitchen Quarantine, live streamed on Instagram.

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