Travel Virtually: How to Explore the World Without Leaving Home

Are you sheltering at home? We know you love to travel but for many it's best to stay home at this time.

We've come up with different ways to travel & scratch your travel itch without leaving home!

Some of our favorite travel / foreign content you should check out!

I asked Carmen and friends to contribute so thank you everyone! If you have some favorites please share with us by commenting below! Thank you!



  • Parasite 기생충 (2019) [KO] (The one that won all the awards)
  • Amélie / Le Fabuleux Destin d'Amélie Poulain (2001) [FR] (A personal favorite of Karin's)
  • The Lives of Others / Das Leben der Anderen (2006) [DE]
  • Seven Samurai 七人の侍 (1954) [JA]
  • Le Samouraï (1967) [FR]
  • Crouching Tiger, Hidden Dragon 卧虎藏龙 (2000) [ZH]
  • Ip Man 葉問 (2008) [ZH dialect: Cantonese]
  • Russian Ark Русский ковчег (2002) [RU]
  • Yojimbo 用心棒 (1961) [JA]
  • The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo (2009) [SV] (David Fincher directed a Hollywood one in 2011)
  • The Raid / Serbuan maut (2011) [IN]
  • Jiong Ma 囧妈 (2020) [ZH]
  • Big Fish (2003) [EN]
  • A Silent Voice 映画 聲の形 (2017) [JA]
  • Under the Tuscan Sun (2003) [EN]
  • All the James Bond movies takes place in different locations around the world

TV Shows

Carmen’s current K-drama watchlist (All on Netflix)

  • Itaewon Class 이태원 클라쓰 (re-invigorates our passion to make Arden Cove a successful business)
  • Hyena 하이에나 (the 2nd episode at the karaoke bar was SUPER weird tho)
  • Crash Landing on You 사랑의 불시착 (Prepare for wholesome feels)
  • My Holo Love 나 홀로 그대 (cute but not realistic)
  • Tomorrow With You - 내일 그대와 (Pretty darn cute) 

More great travel shows

  • Anything Anthony Bourdain is amazing
  • Chef's Table (Gorgeously shot documentaries of unique restaurants around the world)
  • Ugly Delicious
  • Flavorful Origins
  • Asian Night Markets


  • SALT FAT ACID HEAT (Also a Netflix Show)
  • Pachinko (2017) by Min Jin Lee
  • Shanghai Girls (2009) by Lisa See
  • One Thousand and One Nights أَلْف لَيْلَة وَلَيْلَة‎ (Collection of Middle Eastern folk tales)
  • The Kite Runner (2003) by Khaled Hosseini, Berliani M. Nugrahani (Translator)
  • Kitchen (1988) by Banana Yoshimoto, Megan Backus (Translator)
  • Kokoro (1914) by Natsume Sōseki, Edwin McClellan (Translator)


  • Voyager Golden Record (music from around the world that was launched into Space. All the artistic achievements of mankind)


  • Safiya Nygaard (Fashion, beauty, travel, reviews of strange products) 
  • Bon Appétit (Andy Learns is relevant but I honestly love all their videos) 
  • Simon and Martina (Films their life in Japan, used to live in Korea so they have tons of videos on Korea as well.) 
  • 李子柒 Liziqi (Films her life in rural China, very peaceful)  


Online comics you can read on the app WEBTOONS. Many of the authors live in various places around the world but they are translated in this app!

  • Lore Olyumpus
  • True Beauty
  • Yumi Cells
  • Devil Number 4
  • Not Even Bones
  • The Wrath & the Dawn
  • SubZero
  • Freaking Romance
  • Midnight Poppy Land
  • Punderworld
  • My Dear Cold-Blooded King
  • My Deepest Secret

Language Apps

  • Memrise
  • Rosetta Stone
  • Duolingo


Temple with Buddhas wearing sunglasses: Wat Krok Krak วัดโกรกกราก

Stay Safe & Updated!

Have favorites we should include in the list? Leave a comment below!

Karin is the co-founder of Arden Cove and co-creator of the Anti-Theft Waterproof Crossbodies - bags created for women who want all the practicality and safety features without compromising in style. Shop 

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