Wanderlust: Lockdown Edition

I’m writing this post in the midst of the Coronavirus outbreak sweeping the globe. Here in the U.K. we are on lockdown, we’re allowed out only for exercise, groceries, medicine and if you are an essential worker.

In the grand scheme of things, travelling to new destinations is not the top priority right now. However, if you are a travel junkie like myself you still have wanderlust cravings.

 This post covers some of the travel themed things you can do from the safety of your own home.

Wanderlust Magazine

Get yourself a magazine subscription.

Wanderlust is the UK’s leading travel magazine. It’s my go-to magazine for fresh ideas on where to travel next. It focuses on independent minded and adventurous travellers. 

Packed full of information on locations across the globe as well as inspirational photography – it’s the perfect magazine for people with a passion for travel.

The reason I have mentioned this particular magazine is that they have a great trial offer.
With a saving of 79%, you can buy 5 issues for the price of £5.00. 
Plus get a FREE £50 travel voucher upon subscription, and every year when you renew. All of this includes free delivery too!

Click here to grab this deal.

Get artistic

Culture Trip have released free travel themed colouring pages. If you remember back 5 years ago colouring in was hugely popular. Why not dig out the colouring pens and delve into these designs.

Designed by illustrator Sam Peet, these intricate outlines are inspired by the sights and sounds of some of our favourite cities and countries around the world.

Click this link to save and download.


Print your travel pictures

You may not be able to travel right now, but you can look back at your great travel snaps!

  • Create a photo album of past trips.  You could organise them by colour , theme or location. 
    Optimal Prints and Snapfish have beautiful printed books, with a variety of different sizes. 
  • Design a wall mural or wallpaper of your photographs. PhotoWall lets you custom design your own mural. All you need to do is upload a photo or illustration in any image file format. Then enter your specific measurements and pick a wallpaper material. Once your order is placed, they’ll print your wallpaper and ship it within 1–2 working days. Wallpaper Paste Included.

If you need advice for organising your travel photos, Lonely Planet’s travel photographer – Laura Watilo Blake has written an article on streamlining the process. 

Virtual Tours

Take a trip through some of the world’s greatest collections on these virtual museum and gallery tours. From the comfort of your sofa you can explore some of the best curated collections. 
Some well known venues include: 

  •  Van Gogh Museum in Amsterdam. In collaboration with Google Arts & Culture you can view his artworks up close and personal (yes you can see the Sunflowers). 
  • Picasso Museum in Barcelona. Another famous artist, but a completely different style tour. Visit the patios of the Museum and discover, in an innovative, interactive and highly visual way, the elements that have shaped these spaces over history. 
  • The Vatican in Rome. The Vatican is huge, there is so much rich history and stunning architecture.

    The Official Vatican has seven virtual tours including a 360-degree view of the famous Sistine Chapel. 
    Another one is an audio and visual tour curated by YouVist.

    Other well known venues include the Metropolitan Museum of Art in New York , the Musee d’Orsay in Paris and The National Palace in Taipei, Taiwan.

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