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 a dozen different ways to travel & scratch your travel itch without leaving home!
Ideas of How to Travel from Home
2. Books / Movies / Music
5. Video chat
6. Practice Language
7. Property for sale / Hotels / Cool Air bnbs
8. Food of different cuisines
10. Revisit your old photos
11. Explore at home
12. Plan future trips
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
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
- Freaking Romance
- Midnight Poppy Land
- My Dear Cold-Blooded King
- My Deepest Secret
- Rosetta Stone
Temple with Buddhas wearing sunglasses: Wat Krok Krak วัดโกรกกราก
Stay Safe & Updated!
General tips from CDC/WHO
- Wash your hands often with soap for 20 seconds.
- Cover your cough or sneeze with tissue and throw away into a lined trash can
- Clean and disinfect frequently used / touched objects or surfaces
- Stay home if you are sick. Contact a health worker if you have symptoms like fever and a dry cough.
- Don’t touch your face, don’t travel if you are sick
Stay updated because recommendations are constantly changing, and always look up local advisories for where you live.
How to support small businesses during COVID-19
You can definitely support your favorite businesses, even without purchasing something:
- like, comment, subscribe to their social media channels
- sign up for mailing lists for updates / news
- share their posts, products, sales in your social media
- recommend their products to friends / family
If you do buy from them:
- shop & buy gift cards online
- leave a review if you love them
- post pictures / videos of you unboxing, using, and enjoying the product
- thank employees who are still working
- order takeout/delivery and tip a little more than usual
- consider gifting their products/ gift cards for birthdays/ holidays
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 ArdenCove.com.