Is social distancing the new normal? It’s a reality for now, but only a season. While we’re all staying safe at home, cabin fever is sure to set in. Read on for Ker & Downey’s antidotes and some inspiration for you to isolate in luxury. We’ll continue to update this page with ideas from our Ker & Downey team and partners, so bookmark it for easy access to ideas to pass your time.
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Journal About the Places to Visit Next
Not sure where to go? Ker & Downey has you covered.
Start Planning Now for Those Hard to Reach Destinations
While social distancing and travel restrictions have us stuck at home for the immediate future, there will come a day when we will all be able to roam freely. Want to spend New Year’s Eve in the Galapagos? Or see the eclipse in Antarctica? Now is the time to book for 2021 and 2022.
Scout Out the United States’ National Parks through Google Arts and Culture Virtual Tours
The National Park Service has teamed up with Google Arts & Culture to bring you virtual tours of five different parks in the United States from the comfort of your couch. Tour the Kenai Fjords National Park with your coffee in hand. Or take a virtual tour into the Nahuka Lava Tube in Hawai’i Volcanoes National Park in Hawaii. Enjoy a star-filled night sky at Bryce Canyon National Park, a certified Dark Sky Park, or view the majestic scenery from horseback. Other virtual tours include Carlsbad Caverns and Dry Tortugas National Park. When you are ready to visit America’s national treasures in person, Ker & Downey is here to assist in making your travel arrangements.
Join the Ker & Downey Travel Themed Book Club
We’ll be focusing on some of our top travel book picks. Whether memoirs by some of the world’s most adventurous women or books that promise to transport you to another place and time – you’re bound to be captivated by our virtual book club. We’ve even created a list for our youngest travelers to enjoy.
While Reading, Listen to the Ultimate Soundtrack to Escapism
Clemency Burton-Hill, the Creative Director of Music and Arts at NYC Radio, has created several classical playlists for Belmond’s properties around the world. Listen in on her selections and learn about her musical curation process. Alternatively, immerse yourself in the sounds of the jungle.
Create Your Own Luxury
Whether it’s a sugar scrub recipe from one of the world’s top hotel spas, a DIY botanical tea blend from a British tea expert, or a cocktail concoction to pair with your next board game, Belmond has you covered.
Indulge in a world-famous wellness program from your own home. The At Home With Six Senses initiative brings recipes, tips, video tutorials, and workouts right to your fingertips so you can pamper yourself and practice mindfulness, no matter where in the world you might be social distancing.
Bring the World into Your Kitchen
Crack open that international cookbook that’s been collecting dust on your shelf. We asked our resident foodies for their favorites and compiled a list for you here. Take a look at the new recipe book called Carpathia; it’s hot off the press and full of great cooking ideas from Romania.
Learn how to recreate dishes from the legendary Osteria Francescana in Modena with Massimo Bottura’s virtual cooking lessons.
Take a Safari, Virtually
Hop on the back of a game vehicle and get an inside peek into a safari with this virtual safari.
In these virtual safaris, head to Kenya and Tanzania. If you have a VR Headset, you’ll want to put it on for the full effect. But if not, you are still able to take a 360-degree walking safari, boating safari, tour a few properties, and even see a pride of lions feasting in Ruaha up close. (One even comes close to the camera – we highly recommend it!)
Binge-worthy Travel Movies
Travel to distant lands without leaving home. These are are favorite travel movies to watch while you’re at home.
Of course, the best way to relieve cabin fever is to travel! When restrictions have lifted and you are safe to roam again, contact a Ker & Downey designer. We can’t wait to plan your next journey.