With the rapid changes happening due to COVID-19, we’re all trying to figure out a way to stay safe and stay sane. People all across the country have resorted to social distancing and working from home in an effort to limit the spread of illness and much of the travel world as we knew it has been completely turned upside down. Countries all over the globe have either restricted travel or closed borders to non-citizens. So what’s a gal (or guy) to do when we’re stuck at home with wanderlust on the brain? Here’s a cool list of ideas to continue to nurture your love of food and travel right from the comforts of your own home.
Cook a meal
Instead of gaining 15 pounds by eating all of your quarantine snacks, why not get in the kitchen and try making a delicious and filling meal that is native to your favorite travel destination? Find a recipe online or watch a cooking show and get inspired! You can try something simple like a Cuban sandwich with roast pork, Swiss cheese and sweet ham or a more elaborate dish like Paella with rice, mussels, calamari and shrimp. Step out of your comfort zone by sharpening those culinary skills and learning about dishes from around the world.
Watch your favorite movie
What better way to have an “almost” vacay than to become immersed in your favorite movie staged at a gorgeous travel destination? The right movie can certainly awaken our curiosities about other parts of the world and inspire us to face our fears and try new things. Have a virtual “bae-cation” and watch “Eat, Pray, Love” as Julia Roberts discovers delicious foods in Italy and awakens spiritually in Bali. Or grab your tissues and watch Kim Bassinger move through the gorgeous landscapes of the Motherland in the heartbreaking drama “I Dreamed of Africa.”
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