Back in June we released a blog post titled “5 Ways To Fulfill Your Traveling Desires From Home” which listed various ways on how you could curb your wanderlust while we are all stuck in lockdown. However, the months have flown by and COVID-19 still seems to be coming at us in full force; further prolonging the various lockdowns across the entire world. It is important to stay motivated and hopeful for the future, and to look forward to the day where we can all travel freely again to anywhere in the world that we wish! Until then, here are 5 more ways you can satisfy your wanderlust from home.
Research Your Ancestry
Researching your family tree and discovering where you really came from can be an incredibly rewarding and fascinating experience. There are countless stories of people who researched their family tree and were incredibly surprised at what they found out! It’s natural for you to wonder about where you and your family came from and it can help deepen your roots with the country your ancestors called home. There is a pretty vast list of professional websites that you can choose from that will help you narrow down your search for your lineage and many of them are budget friendly. One of the most well known websites would be Ancestry.com which has billions of records and 99+ million family trees! Some other notable websites to check out would be Archives.com, Familysearch.org, Myheritage.com, and findmypast.com.
Visit A Virtual Museum
Scattered across the world are some of the most exquisite museums that most travel lovers have heard of - if not been to. Museums have often been considered an essential part to experiencing a new country and its history. They are filled with knowledge and rich history that will leave you with a new understanding and appreciation for art and the country as a whole. Museums are also great places to find inspiration. By seeing the extensive progress that our ancestors have made over hundreds of years, it can encourage and motivate us to further innovate and procure new ideas to better ourselves and the world around us! Even the famous Louvre has its own online tours that include some of its most important and popular exhibits. Some other notable museums with their own virtual tours include: The Solomon R. Guggenheim Museum, The National Gallery of Art, and the Smithsonian National Museum of Natural History.
Watch Foreign TV Shows
The United States of America has been the forerunner of entertainment in the movie industry essentially since its conception; but in the last few years, other countries have really risen to the challenge and have produced some pretty incredible movies and TV shows. While the shows aren't necessarily depictive of the countries they are produced in, the language and cultural tastes definitely shine through. Some of the more popular shows include Money Heist (Spain), Fauda (Israel), 3% (Brazil), The Rain (Denmark), and Unorthodox (Germany). The majority of these can be found on Netflix.
Find An Internet Penpal From Another Country
The idea of “penpals” has been around ever since the 1930s and continues to this day. While back then it was slightly more complicated and also required you to deliver the paper mail to the post office, the 21st century has made all of this a little easier with the introduction to the internet. It’s actually a widely spread myth that the only people who use pen-pals are people of a younger age; there are people all over the world from all different walks of life and varying ages who are looking for someone across the world to form a bond and communicate with. Not only can you form friendships in this way, but you can also discover a lot about different cultures and countries that you’ve never been to.
Take A Cooking Class Or Have A Friendly Cookoff
In the previous blog post about different travel activities to do during lockdown, we mentioned about how you should teach yourself to cook a dish inspired by another country. This is such a fun way to learn about other cultures and lands that we wanted to expand on it a little. One possibility is to have an online cookoff with some of your friends where you each pick a category and country and then cook that dish to showcase your culinary skills! While teaching yourself can be fun, it can be even better if you find an actual online class and participate in a group activity (or a private class) led by a skilled chef. They can take you through all the steps to achieve an authentic dish that will make you feel like you’re eating the local food from your favorite vacation spot!
Hopefully this list has inspired you and motivated you to try something new and exciting! Be sure to check out our other various posts for other travel inspired recommendations. As always, we at Fly Largent are doing our very best to assist you and make sure your travel experience is as comfortable, luxurious, and worry free as possible. If you are looking for a private jet flight to fly you just about anywhere in the world, please contact us for a free quote! We would love to make your travel experience a good one.
Friday, November 27, 2020
Wintertime is soon to be set upon us and the cold winter chill is starting to blow in. As you curl up inside and sip your hot apple cider, you may start to wonder how COVID-19 is going to affect this holiday season. With most events being canceled or reduced and travel still being restricted in most countries, options feel pretty limited. However, not even COVID-19 can kill the Christmas spirit! There are numerous cities and towns scattered across the US that are notorious for putting on impressive displays of lights, good cheer, and holiday spirit while maintaining physical distancing and appropriate saftey measures. Though travel is restricted worldwide, it's still possible to travel within the US, and we at Fly Largent would love to help you this holiday season! Listed below are a couple of our recommendations on where you should visit this Christmas to experience the full beauty and wonder of the holidays.
If you find yourself in Tennessee this Christmas, prepare yourself to enjoy one of the best Christmas festivals in the state! Holiday Magic on Main is going to take to the streets this November 28th to December 31st and will be open to the public for free! Enjoy some of the best restaurants and shops that are set up on Franklin’s Historic Main Street. Witness the iconic lighting of the NOEL sign, enjoy some seasonal drinks like Eggnog Lattes, White Mochas, and “Mint for Cold Weather” (try this special drink and try to figure out the ingredients!) and support Small Business Saturday (November 28th) to support the local businesses that suffered due to the pandemic.
Every year the town of Duluth puts on an impressive display of magical lights, festive wreaths, and joyous holiday cheer during their annual festival. This year, the Bentleyville: Tour of Lights is aiming to “bring people together while staying apart” to keep you safe. This year (2020) from November 21st to December 27th, they will have a drive-through tour through the lit up streets! Be sure to check out their impressive online gift shop that is full of high-quality merch and collectibles. Not even the pandemic is going to put a damper on this yuletide festival; for the residents of Duluth are united in committing to having a safe, yet fantastic, turn-out for the Tour of Lights. For only 10$(USD) a vehicle, this festival is really worth your time and money. There is also an official drop-off location for new unwrapped toys and nonperishable food items for the Duluth Salvation Army! Not only will you and your family have the comfort knowing you're not putting yourselves at risk while enjoying this event, but you will also be doing something amazing to help the community!
Park City, UT
If you still want to celebrate the winter season but not necessarily Christmas itself, head on over to Park City, Utah. With world renowned ski resorts such as Deer Valley and Park City Mountain, you won’t have to look very far for impressive and comfortable lodging. You could spend your time on the slopes, nestled in front of the fire, snowshoeing, snow biking, cross-country skiing, or even possibly on the back of an exhilarating dog sled! Thankfully, most of these activities don't require you to be anywhere near the public, so you can enjoy your skiing and snowshoeing etc. without the fear of COVID-19 anywhere on your mind!
There is a place for everyone this winter holiday, and hopefully this short list inspired you to find where that is! As always, Fly Largent is available to take you wherever in the world you want to go! Whether it's one of these quaint and merry little Christmas towns, or somewhere else in the world that you want to spend your holiday, we are able to take you wherever you need to go in style and comfort. Contact us today for a free quote!
Friday, November 13, 2020
After a difficult and exhausting year, 2020 is finally nearing its end. Between wildfires spreading across Australia and the US, a global pandemic that has shaken the very foundation of life as we know it, and so many other circumstances, things have definitely been difficult on everyone across the world. All of these events have essentially put all types of travel on hold for the near future, but it is our hope that with us all working together to flatten the COVID-19 curve, the world can slowly start to rebuild and recover some sense of normalcy. With all of this added stress and pressure to our daily lives, it isn’t abnormal for our mental health to take a hit as well. At FlyLargent we are advocates of all things that improve quality of life! Mental health is such an important factor to our lives that should never be overlooked; and what better way than to partner improving mental health with traveling the world? In general, it has been often said how travel can benefit your health in a plethora of ways, but this blog post is going to focus on some of the best places you can visit to really give you a boost to your well-being!
Spirit Rock - California
Spirit Rock is a meditation center that is nestled among hundreds of acres of woodlands and hills in West Marin County, California. They offer a variety of programs at Spirit Rock that help you to develop mindfulness and appreciate the simplicities of life that are taken for granted. Some of these include practices from Buddha, Insight Meditation, and Loving-Kindness Meditation. When you leave, you will find yourself admiring the little things in life that often go unnoticed. There is no requirement or pre-requesite for you to join a workshop or spend some time at this retreat, people from all walks of life are welcome!
Ala Kukui - Hana, Maui
Ala Kukui is a community-based, non-profit retreat centre that resides on the luscious hillside of tropical Maui. This retreat centre is home to a diverse number of different courses and opportunities. Among their offerings you’ll find yoga, nutrition and culinary education, life coaching, spiritual guidance, massage therapy, reiki, craniosacral therapy, and more! Not only do they host their own events, but you are also able to host your own custom retreat with services that include Hawaiian cultural workshops and activities, wellness therapies, and Hana-to-table catering.
Rolling Meadows - Maine
Rolling Meadows Retreat is a humble and peaceful getaway located in mid-coast Maine. Specializing in breath-work, yoga, and silent meditation, Rolling Meadows Retreat is the perfect place to get back to nature and to guide ourselves back to the present moment. This retreat centre is noticeably smaller than the previous mentions but that doesn’t come without its benefits. Both the teachers are incredibly skilled in their craft and have a plethora of wisdom and experience to share. Not only do they have retreats in Maine, but they also travel the world bringing their classes with them to countries such as Italy, India, Mexico, and more!
We hope this list helped inspire you into looking into potential vacation spots that will improve your state of mind and inspire you. Make sure to check their official websites to examine their response to COVID-19 and to inquire about the precautions they are taking to ensure everyone’s health. If any of these retreat centers caught your eye, feel free to contact us at our toll free number +1 (844) 741 9966, or contact us at flylargent.com to request a quote on one of our luxury private jet flights. We look forward to assisting you with all of your luxury flight needs.
Thursday, October 29, 2020
Traveling the world elevates your state of living on so many levels. You grow as a person with each new soil you step on and your understanding of culture and life deepens as a whole. Many people would say that one of the defining memories of your trip is dependable on where you are staying. An unpleasant hotel or resort can taint your entire experience as a traveler trying to experience the sights. That is why it is so imperative to find a place to rest your head where you can be free of worries. It is even more valuable to find a place to stay that elevates the beauty and excitement of the location you’re in. That’s why we’ve listed below a few unforgettable hotels across the world that you won’t want to miss
The Manta Resort, Tanzania
From the moment of your arrival, the staff at The Manta Resort will envelop you with their hospitality and kindness. This remote vacation hideaway lies in the warm Indian Ocean and is surrounded by gorgeous turquoise waters and soft white beaches. The Underwater Room is a particular enticement for the unique experience it offers. Fall asleep to the ebb and flow of gentle waters while the gentle aquatic inhabitants swim around in harmless curiosity.
Rayavadee Resort, Krabi, Thailand
Surrounded by luscious tropical gardens, groves of coconut, and gorgeous beaches just minutes away on foot, Rayavadee Resort is sure to bring a smile to your face. With dozens of gorgeous two-storey pavilions and multiple luxury villas (the latter having dedicated butler service), you will surely not be lacking anything. You essentially have all the incredible features of a tropical paradise without any of the work! Sip a delicious Piña Colada by your private pool or simply lie back and listen to the sounds of the jungle around you.
Rayavadee Restort has a vast array of activities and excursions available as well. Their listed activities include: sea excursions, land excursions, cultural pursuits, and more! They also have some impressive dining options including a setting under an ancient limestone cliff that sits on the edge of a gorgeous beach. This dining setting overlooks the water during some of the most beautiful sunsets!
Hanging Gardens, Ubud, Bali
Whether your goal is to retreat from the chaos of the outside world, to have a romantic getaway with your loved one, or to just experience the lavish and breathtaking views that Bali has to offer, the Hanging Gardens is the place for you. This once in a lifetime experience is set apart from so many other resorts due to its spectacular and awe-inspiring scenery. Set in the heart of the jungle forest, this gorgeous location will not be a memory that can be forgotten. Soak in your gorgeous and private infinity pool, while snacking on local delicacies.
Burj Al Arab, Dubai
Most experienced travelers have heard of the global icon that is the Burj Al Arab. This landmark of architectural genius and modernization is home to some of the favorite vacation spots of many famous celebrities such as Kendall Jenner, Selena Gomez, Roger Federer and many more. Speaking of stars, The Burj Al Arab is on a very short list of 7-Star hotels in the world! This puts it on the highest list of hotels worth visiting in the entire world. There are so many incredible experiences to be had here by people of any age. From the spectacular Wild Wadi Waterpark and illustrious shopping venues, to lounging by the luxurious pools and enjoying the beachside views, you will most definitely not be bored here.
These vacation spots listed above are guaranteed to elevate your travel experience and leave you with an overwhelming desire to experience more! If you enjoyed this blog post, please feel free to check our many others in search of more recommendations for travel. If you are looking for a high-class private jet to get you to any of these places, please feel free to contact us. We provide the highest quality private jet flights for our customers. At Fly Largent we make it our purpose to ensure you have the best flight experience possible and we have a plethora of available luxury jet flights ready and waiting to take you wherever it is you need to go.
Saturday, October 17, 2020
Fall has come and with it the beloved aspects of Autumn; along with the cold breeze we welcome pumpkin spice lattes, cozy sweaters, and crunchy leaves as we say goodbye to the warmth of summer. This year has had us all cooped up inside but it is our hope that this pandemic is finally starting to come under control. As winter approaches, many people are trying to figure out where they would like to spend their holidays. Some prefer warmer climates while others are more drawn to snowier regions. One of the most visited countries in the world during this time is Europe’s country of romance, France. Listed below are a couple of the most exciting cities you can find in France.
It probably goes without saying that Paris should be among the list of most exciting cities to visit in France. Renowned for its gorgeous sights such as the Eiffel Tower, the Louvre and the Cathedral of Notre Dame, along with its decadent cheeses, macarons, and croissants. Paris is also home to some of the most fashionable outlets and talent that the world has ever seen! It is the most visited city in all of France and among the most visited cities in the world! Between amazing cuisine, impressive art collections, and famous landmarks, you will surely find this city to be unforgettable. Dubbed “the most romantic city in Europe” you can be sure to find some magic here on your holiday.
Perhaps less talked about than Paris, Nice takes the second spot on our list. Situated on the French Riviera, you will be surrounded by sensational beaches, bars, restaurants, and the beauty of all that is French culture. There is a wonderful selection of public and private beaches which are perfect for families or couples. While it may not be as well known as Paris, that also gives it an advantage. Meaning, you can get all the wonders and charms of Paris without the crowded streets and lobbies.
Bordeaux is a city that is home to the world’s first wine museum. Each exhibit engages everyone from casual wine drinkers to connoisseurs. It offers various classes and wine tastings at the wine bar. Bordeaux is also famous for the world’s largest reflecting pool, the Miroir d’Eau (the water mirror)! One of the most Instagram-worthy photography spots, you will definitely want to take some time out to splash in this free attraction. You may also want to check out The Grand Théâtre de Bordeaux in all its splendor. This mid-18th-century neoclassical building hosts operas, dance, and music performances that you will never forget!
There is so much more in France to explore than just these few places listed above. There are countless cities and small villages that are waiting to charm and captivate you to become your next favorite vacation spot! If any of these places piqued your interest, it might be worth your time to check out our other blog posts for more travel inspiration! If you are looking for a luxury private jet to get you there, Fly Largent provides the best the market has to offer. We offer competitive pricing and pride ourselves in delivering the highest level of service. Feel free to contact us whenever convenient for a free quote on one of our available luxury flights.
Friday, October 9, 2020