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5 More Ways to Satisfy Your Wanderlust From Home.

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.

Christmas towns in the USA to visit this winter holiday

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.

Franklin, TN

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.

Duluth, MN

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!