8 relaxing virtual experiences…that aren’t watching Netflix

2020 was the year we took things online. Holiday celebrations, work drinks, and family get-togethers all happened virtually. Many of us spent our leisure time online, too, whether bingeing the latest must-watch series or tending our islands on Animal Crossing.  In 2021, it looks like we’ll still be swapping IRL interactions for online activities...

5 must-try Dutch foods (plus: see how Dutch cheese is made)

There are lots of different ways to get to know a new city. Arguably one of the best is through your stomach. Not immediately considered as a top foodie destination, the Dutch’ food scene isn’t the country’s most obvious drawcard. But, there are some interesting foods you should absolutely try on your next visit. Not all will...

6 ways to stargaze from home

Throughout history, space has captivated humans. These days, the glow of phone screens tends to appeal more than the twinkling night sky. Ask yourself: when was the last time you looked up at the stars? Really looked? To be fair, light pollution and crammed cityscapes have made stargazing difficult — if not impossible —...

5 places to experience Greek mythology + video tour guide

With more evenings spent at home, swap your usual bedtime stories with the legends of Zeus, Hera, and Hades. Having brushed up on the basics of Greek mythology, you'll be better equipped to plan your own odyssey. These stories gave rise to otherworldly temples, altars, and palaces –– many uncovered in modern-day Greece. Mere mortals can connect...

5 things you didn’t know about the Milan Duomo

We know that the Milan Cathedral, or Duomo (Italian for cathedral), is a symbol of Lombardy's capital. We also know it's impossible to take a photo in front of it without looking like an ant. But what about the lesser-known details about this architectural marvel? Here are five fun and eerie facts about Milan Cathedral you didn't...

A virtual tour of Rome: your 48-hour itinerary

If you’re a fan of history, archeology and art (and you enjoy good food), Rome should be at the top of your travel agenda. Even if you can’t get there in person right now, nothing prevents you from dreaming about your destination and planning the perfect trip — and you can even go as far as taking...

Make pizza with an Italian chef: Kids’ virtual activity

Two young girls making fresh pizza. One of them is hiding her eyes with salami.
As a part of our new “World at Home” series, we’re bringing you the world’s most incredible experiences, LIVE via Facebook and straight to your living room! It’s our way to help you live the joys of travel at a time when travel is on the back-burner.  If you missed our cooking class with...

Video: Learn traditional Balinese painting techniques

For our world at home initiative, we’re bringing some of our best-loved tours and experiences to you. It’s our way of injecting a little of the joy of travel into your living room and of celebrating the fantastic guides who make our trips incredible. In this installment  Join Balinese artist,...