5 Awesome Ways To Travel the Worldforfree Without Leaving Home

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Worldforfree: 5 Wonderful Ways To Travel The World Without Leaving Home

There are a lot of emotions I have been feeling lately. Situations around the world are fearsome, uncertain, and heartbreaking. At the same time, you also hear about the strong resilience of ordinary citizens fighting in the worst affected nations like the USA, Italy, and Spain. Air quality has significantly improved, and rivers are getting cleaner. Maybe all this is a silver lining of a dark cloud. But it gives you hope! The hope, that all this will be over soon and we will get through it. Which gave me an inspiration for this blog, on how to travel the worldforfree, even when most of us can’t step out of our homes freely.

Nothing is more exasperating than having to cancel a long-awaited trip. In fact, I had my all bookings done for my next travel to southeast Asia. I was supposed to leave by the end of this month, but unfortunately, I had to cancel everything. And I am sure many of you must be going through with similar experiences. However, this shouldn’t kill the spirit of traveling within us. There are still ways, we can travel the worldforfree without leaving our homes.

And the best of all, you can explore the worldforfree. I think it is a great way to demonstrate our interconnectedness to humanity and the global community.

So, I made a list of five activities I have been doing every day, to make me feel like I am traveling.

Here We Go Five Awesome Ways To Travel The Worldforfree, Without Leaving Home…..

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1. Explore National Parks With Virtual Tours

I love being outdoors. Not being able to explore and connect with nature is probably the hardest thing of being in lockdown. And if you are anything like me, you must be struggling with the same.

Luckily, thanks to Google Arts & Culture, it is possible to enjoy the beauty of nature while sitting on your couch at home. And the best part, you won’t have to stand in long ques while doing so. Google teamed up with some of the USA’s prominent national parks, each with different climates and terrains. These include Alaska’s Kenai Fjords National Park, Hawaiโ€™i Volcanoes National Park, Carlsbad Caverns National Park in New Mexico, Utah’s Bryce Canyon, and Dry Tortugas, Florida.

Apart from these, Google Art & Culture is also offering 113 virtual tours under the hidden world of nationals parksexhibit. You can also take virtual tours of 31 other national parks via Google Earth.

Virtual Tours Of national Parks, worldforfree

2. Travel Movies Marathon

I am sure most of you must be binge-watching movies, shows, and TV. Well, why not watch travel movies instead? I have a huge list of “best travel movies of all time.” And probably I will share them with you all in upcoming blogs. But to get you started, here are some of my top travel movies of all time.

  • Sisterhood of the Traveling Pants
  • Eat Pray and Love
  • Wild
  • Zindagi Na Milegi Dobara
  • Up
  • Mamma Mia

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Not only movies inspire us but they also take us to places we never considered traveling to. I won’t be lying if I tell you that I have added so many places on my bucket list just by watching some of the awesome travel movies.

Travel Movies, worldforfree
Travel Movies travel the worldforfree

3. Cook Food Inspired From Other Countries

Food is an important motivation to travel. Isn’t it so? Trying different dishes and beverages open our ideas to new flavors, textures, culture, and heritage. So why not combine our two great loves (food + traveling duh!) and enjoy an international getaway without leaving your kitchen.

I know most of us are not master chefs. Well, I am certainly not. But hey it’s a quarantine period, we all got plenty of time in hand. So why not just experiment. There are a plethora of amazing food blogs but here are some I really love.

International Cuisines, travel the worldforfree
International Cuisines, travel the worldforfree

4. Watch Travel Vlogs/Shows On Youtube

Travel Vlogging has taken off like crazy on youtube and all for the right reasons. There are some incredible travel vloggers capturing the essence of locations, culture, food, and above all their personal experiences. By sharing part of their lives, they are allowing us to be in different places at grassroots levels.

From backpacking, solo female traveling, luxury travel, budget travel to everything else, travel vloggers have exposed us to destinations across the globe. Depending on your preferences, you will find plenty on youtube but of course, I am gonna share my favorites.

  • Eva Zu Beck – She has to be on top of my list. Absolute Favorite. Guys, you must check her channel, if you haven’t already. She has taken solo female traveling to another level, mostly going to uncommon destinations where most travelers usually don’t like Syria, Yemen, etc.
  • Gabriel Traveler – I found this channel last year and has been following him ever since. If you are looking for budget travel tips, inspiration, and ideas about backpacking, he has some really cool stuff.
  • Mark Wiens – Looking to explore food around the world? This is the channel for you.
Travel Vlogs On Youtube, travel the worldforfree
Travel Vlogs On Youtube, travel the worldforfree

5. Create travel Bucket list/Plan future travels

This pandemic is far from over. And probably this is not the best time for booking future travel arrangements. But who said we can’t plan our next adventure? ( whenever that will be). In fact, planning can give that much needed mental boost. Especially during quarantine, something to look forward to.

I already have months of trips planned, and frankly, it is one of the sources of joy for me right now. Just to know good things are coming can be so calming. Planning for travelโ€”thinking about it, talking about it, imagining itโ€”may, in fact, be the best thing you can do to stay optimistic.

PS – This Virus Can Stop Our Travel Plans, But It Can’t Stop Our Travel Dreams. ๐Ÿ’› ๐Ÿ’š ๐Ÿ’™

So get inspired, brush up your planning skills, and when this is all behind us, be ready to embark on your trip of a lifetime…..

Try these tricks/trips and tell me in the comment below if you found them helpful. Feel free to add anything if I missed. ๐Ÿ˜€

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Best Time Travel Movies

7 Awesome Times Travel Movies, To Watch While Stuck In Quarantine, Coronavirus

7 Awesome Times Travel Movies, You Should Watch While Stuck In Quarantine!

You are home, isolated, I am home, isolated. Well so is Tom Hanks, Idris Elba and literally almost everyone in the world. Thinking about the world we are currently living in, feels surreal. It is a unique situation when some of the world’s biggest economies are in lockdown, thousands of people have lost their lives, the majority of the population has no choice but to restrict themselves at homes. Well, regardless of how much we question this, it is the truth. And we got to do what we have to do. So why not make the best of it? Take a cinematic break during this coronavirus crisis and watch these best time travel movies.

So far one thing is absolutely clear from the ongoing corona crisis, that overcoming this pandemic is a marathon, not a sprint. Thus, we might be stuck in our homes for a while. But it doesn’t have to so boring, and frustrating. Thankfully, there are awesome time travel movies that will have you flying from years, decades and dimensions. So let’s delve in.

Got your popcorn? Ready for your mind to be blown? Alright! Here is the list of my top 10-time travel movies of all time, in no order :

1. The Time Traveler’s Wife

Some criticized this movie for being silly but I think it is an interesting ride. This romantic sci-fi, released in 2009, starring Eric Bana and Rachel Mcadams, is definitely a rule breaker.

Henry ( Eric Bana’s character) is a time traveler, due to a rare genetic which forces him to live life on shifting timeline with little or no control. Despite this, Clare (Rachel McAdams’s character) is determined to build a ‘normal’ life with a man she has loved her entire life. This movie is sensual, romantic, and sweet. It will take you to a wonderful journey of fate, love, and family.

IMDB Rating: 7.1/10

The time traveler's wife, must watch time travel movies
The time traveler’s wife
2. Interstellar

Directed by the legend Christopher Nolan. Winner of an Academy Award for best visuals. Features Matthew McConaughey, Timothรฉe Chalamet, Anne Hathaway,
Jessica Chastain and many more. Do you need more reasons to watch this epic time travel movie? Probably not but still hear me out.

The movie is based dystopian future where the entire human race is struggling to survive. A group of astronauts travels through a wormhole near Saturn in search of a new abode for humanity. The entire plot runs through the murphy law “Anything that can go wrong will go wrong”. It showcases family struggle, dealing with separation, a beautifully emotional father/daughter relationship, and above all how precious the time is.

Interstellar is easily one of my favorite time travel movies. It is intriguing, moving and fascinating.

IMDB Ratings: 8.6/10

must watch time travel movies
3. Back to the Future

No list to the best time travel movies could be complete without mentioning the timeless classic, Back to the Future. Although the second and the third are greatly entertaining, the original ( 1985) still wins the top spot. Based in the 80s, a young Californian boy Marty McFly (Michael J. Fox) is thrown back into the ’50s thanks to an experiment by his eccentric scientist friend Doc Brown (Christopher Lloyd) and jeopardizes his own future.

So if you are looking for a tickling 2 hours, filled with rock n roll family adventure comedy, you must watch back to the future. In the field of sci-fi comedy, this movie is truly is the gold standard, difficult to be surpassed.

IMDB Ratings: 8.5/10

back to the future
Back to the future
4. The Lake House

Okay, I love Sandra Bullock! But that’s not the only reason why this movie is a must-watch. As cliche as it may sounds, but The Lake House, makes you fall in love with the ‘magic of love’.

The film is based upon two characters, Kate ( Sandra Bullock), a doctor living in 2006 and Alex ( Keanu Reeves), a middle-class architect living in 2004. The central conceit of the film showcases how these two people are able to communicate and fall in love via a magical mailbox at the lake house they have both lived in different times of their lives.

IMDB Ratings: 6.8/10

The Lake House
The Lake House

5. The Terminator

Who hasn’t heard of the Terminator franchise?

So I am not a big fan of the action genre. But I thoroughly enjoyed watching this series. Directed and co-written by James Cameron, starring Arnold Schwarzenegger, the first part is set in 1984.

An indestructible cyborg killing machine (Arnold) is sent from the post-apocalyptic future where the machines have overtaken the world, with a mission to kill Sarah Connor (Linda Hamilton). This film is action jammed, moves in a cracking pace and efficiently shows a future where humankind is struggling in the war against machines.

IMDB Ratings: 8/10

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 6. Doctor Strange

In this Marvel franchise, doctor strange or Stephen Strange ( Benedict Cumberbatch’s character) becomes a great sorcerer and as you would aspect, is tasked with saving the world. What sets this film apart is the layers of uncertainty brought by Cumberbatch’s character.

The movie is visually distinctive, has brilliant CGI effects and Cumberbatch’s performance are all good reasons to give this movie a shot.

IMDB Ratings: 7.5/10

Doctor Strange
Doctor Strange

7. 13 Going on 30

Easily one of my favorite time travel movies is ’13 going on 30′. The title says it all. It is a story of a 13-year-old girl, who wishes to turn 30 on her birthday. And miraculously her wish comes true.

The protagonist, Jennifer garner was enormously hilarious and touching at the same time. She wonderfully captured the innocence of a child in an adult’s body. It’s a sweet romantic comedy, giving the message of compassion while dealing with the issues of growing up. There are incidents, maybe in bits and pieces which I am sure we all can relate to while we were growing up. It makes you realize that being an adult is not about what you have but what you really are.

IMDB Ratings: 6.1/10

13 going on 30
13 going on 30

Though all these are amazing films, there are plenty of other wonderful movies on time travel. But in all fairness, most of the time travel movies are great. And since we can’t practically time-travel or even ‘travel’ at the moment, I guess watching these movies is the next best thing.

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