Your Armchair Travel Guide for Beating the Coronavirus Blues

My Armchair Travel Series

Armchair Travel: Camino
Animals on “The Way”

This Armchair Travel Series lets us explore the world together! Up first: The Camino de Santiago and all the animals along “The Way”.

Grand Canyon Armchair Travel
Grand Canyon

The South Kaibab Trail to Skeleton Point is one of the most iconic day hikes in the Grand Canyon. Come along with me for this virtual hike!

Armchair Travel Bali Fire Dance
Bali Fire Dance

The Kecak Fire Dance in Bai is filled with chanting, romance, dance and battles. Click here to watch the dance without leaving your seat!

Armchair Travel Coronado National Memorial
Arizona Border

Get good and lost with me as I hike along the Arizona border with Mexico at the Coronado National Memorial.

Armchair Travel Camino de Santiago
Camino de Santiago

Do you want to know what it’s like to walk 500 miles across Spain? Relive the joy, the pain and the love in this video.

Travel Inspiration for Beating the Coronavirus Blues (United States)

Delaware Armchair Travel
Visit Delaware

Don’t worry. Delaware will still be there when this is all over. Waiting for your visit.

Carmel-by-the-Sea Calif.

California’s Carmel-By-The-Sea looks forward to welcoming you back to its beaches.

Rochester
Rochester, N.Y.

Rochester reminds us that when we emerge we will be stronger & brighter than before.

Kissimmee Armchair Travel
Kissimmee, Fla.

A love poem from Kissimmee, Florida to all of us. And a reminder to take a deep breath and be still for a while.

Little Rock
Little Rock, Ark.

Little Rock, Arkansas lets us know that we’ll get through this together – as sure as the sun rises.

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Wyoming

Maybe a little alone time will make us appreciate our together time all the more. True story Wyoming!

Guernsey County Ohio Armchair Travel
Guernsey County, Ohio

When this is all over, Guernsey County in SE Ohio is ready to welcome us all to the crossroads of America.

Western Montana Glacier Country Armchair Travel
Western Montana

Glacier Country says now is a time to reflect…but you can still admire the beauty of Western Montana from afar.

Cajun Bayou Louisiana Armchair Travel
Cajun Bayou, La.

We’ve been through hard times before and we’ll get through this time, too, says the Louisiana Cajun Bayou.

Salt Lake City Armchair Travel
Salt Lake City, Utah

Take a Salt Lake City virtual brew tour or explore the outdoors in this video collection.

Bear in Banner Elk North Carolina Armchair Travel
Banner Elk, N.C.

Tour the beautiful town of Banner Elk in the Blue Ridge Mountains of North Carolina.

Visit Tampa Bay Armchair Travel
Tampa Bay, Fla.

Tampa Bay reminds us of the place in Florida where hope is always shining.

Niagara Falls
Niagara Falls, N.Y.

Niagara Falls in New York promises us that they’ll be there when we get to the better days at the end of the rainbow.

Plano Texas Armchair Travel
Plano, Texas

There is some singing to be done in Texas and as soon as we can travel, Plano is ready to do that singing with us.

Memphis Armchair Travel
Memphis, Tenn.

They’ve been weathering the Blues in Memphis for more than 200 years. They’ll help us beat the blues together.

National Park Virtual Visits Armchair Travel
National Parks!

I’m thrilled that the National Park Service and the National Park Foundation are offering virtual visits to the parks!

Remote Museum Tours for Coping with the Coronavirus Blues

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The Louvre, Paris

A bright side to all of this? Touring the Louvre without the crowds! Maybe I’ll actually get to see Mona this time!

Smithsonian for Quarantine Calendar
The Smithsonian, DC

A 360-degree tour of EVERY exhibit in the Smithsonian National Museum of Natural History? Yes, please!

The Vatican Museum

A virtual tour of the Sistine Chapel is a highlight of the many Vatican rooms available for remote touring.

The Thyssen-Bornemisza National Museum
The Thyssen, Madrid

See the works of Dali and more at Madrid’s Thyssen-Bornemisza National Museum.

British Museum, UK

Travel through time with this impressive exhibit from London’s British Museum.

Explore Space Quarantine Calendar
NASA, Ohio

Tour NASA’s GLEN Research Center in Ohio and check out a supersonic wind tunnel.

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CSMVS, Mumbai

Blogger India Palette brings you this virtual tour of the former museum formerly known as the Prince of Wales Museum.

Travel Inspiration for Beating the Coronavirus Blues (Global)

Jerusalem Dome
Jerusalem

One day in Jerusalem! A 360-degree tour of all the major sites in this historic city.

Santiago de Compostela directional sign armchair travel
Santiago de Compostela

The destination of pilgrims for centuries, Santiago says now is the time “not to move.”

Greece Armchair Travel
#GreeceFromHome

Discover Greece with this impressive collection of YouTube creators.

Ireland Armchair Travel
Ireland

Ireland, We Love. This video has already inspired my next trip overseas!

Java Armchair Travel
East Java

Explore East Java on a virtual trip with Two Wandering Soles, two of my fav bloggers!

Normandy Armchair Travel
Normandy

Explore D-Day and the Normandy Battlefields in this virtual experience.

Virtual Wellness Resources for Coping with the Coronavirus Blues

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Try a yoga challenge

Try a 21-day yoga challenge through the DailyOm. This one is with one of my favorite yogis, Sadie Nardini.

Yoga at sunrise armchair travel
Meditate with Oprah & Deepak

The famed 21-day meditation experience with Oprah and Deepak Chopra is free for a limited time.

5 easy meditation resources for beginners
Meditation for beginners

I wrote a post about the 5 mediation resources that helped me cope with grief.

Woman in a plank position Quarantine Calendar workouts
Barry’s Bootcamp

Barry’s Bootcamp is now available at home! Sign up here or check Instagram Live for the twice-daily workouts.

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8 Free Insta Workouts

This great roundup of 8 free Instagram workouts by CNet is a great resource for an at-home workout.

Books to Read for Coping with the Coronavirus Blues (magazines & poems, too!)

Outlander Quarantine Calendar
Outlander Series

I wrote about why Outlander is the perfect book to read during social distancing (& the real story behind the TV theme song!

Read up on Oregon

Explore the wonders of Oregon with these coloring books and videos, and read up on the adventures of Yeti and Sasquatch, too!

A Daily Poem

The Writer’s Almanac has been on point. Subscribe for a morning poem in your inbox. Or listen to the daily podcast.

Meredith Quarantine Reading
Meredith Magazines

May additions of all the Meredith brand magazines like People and Health are free online right now.

Virtual Escapes: Games & Experiences for Coping with the Coronavirus Blues

Run Harry!

Escape reality and He Who Shall Not Be Named with this Hogwarts Digital Escape Room created by a librarian in Pennsylvania. Do alone or with a group at any time.

Choose your room

Book from dozens of rooms here. Book in advance to schedule a virtual host with a group of friends. Choose from getting locked in a submarine to escaping (ahem) a virus. Prices vary.

Online Airbnb Experiences
Airbnb Experiences

Airbnb Experiences are now online! Hosts from around the world bring wine tastings, family baking sessions, and magic lessons right to your living room.

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Dallas digital puzzles

Visit Dallas is offering digital puzzles to entertain you while you explore your favorite Dallas attractions.