Make use of those 2020 calendars with a daily schedule of armchair experiences for every kind of traveler. Chefs can expand their cookbooks with a Brazilian recipe, animal lovers can spot giraffes in Kruger National Park and couples can enjoy a romantic wine tasting for two in Napa Valley.
For the Artists…
Dromoland Castle, a 16th century castle in the Irish countryside of County Clare, invites little ones to be the king or queen of their own castle. The Castle’s own Una Heaton – a watercolor artist and former museum curator – will lead virtual arts and crafts projects for families to join while homeschooling, including a step-by-step tutorial on how to craft a castle from materials available around the
For the Animal Lovers:
andBeyond and wildlife broadcasting experts WildEarth have come together to stream twice daily, personalized game drives that armchair travelers can view from the comfort of their home. Each lasting approximately three hours, the safaris will be streamed in real-time from two renowned South African game reserves, andBeyond Ngala Private Game Reserve (which shares unfenced borders with the famed Kruger National Park) and Djuma Private Game Reserve (part of the Sabi Sand Game Reserve). Authentic and non-scripted, the game drives will follow the sights and sounds of the African wilderness as they unfold. Hosted by expert andBeyond and
There’s no question that working from home and self-quarantining can be a struggle to handle mentally. Shafer Winery in Napa Valley is about to make your day a whole lot better. They have placed cameras in the vineyard to record the sheep as they eat grass in the vine rows. Natural sounds of the animals will be captured as well. The experience will be posted on their YouTube channel.
For the Master Chefs:
UXUA Casa Hotel & Spa is hosting weekly cooking classes on their IGTV with Chef Juliana Pedrosa. The tuto
Round Pond Estate in Napa Valley will offer a host of virtual classes to turn you not only into a master chef, but a sommelier too. Examples of virtual classes include private one-on-one sessions with the sommelier; a virtual group tasting; and virtual cooking classes with winery chefs that utilize the Round Ponds estate gourmet products.
AXR Winery is offering virtual tasting kits for purchase of the current release vinos. Once the kit is purchased, tasting notes are shared digitally and buyers are offered the opportunity to do a one-on-one virtual 60-minute tasting with one of the winery’s brand ambassadors via zoom or FaceTime. The ambassador walks the participant through the various wines, providing education as well. The tasting kits cost $175 and are available for purchase here.
Clos du Val winery will offer virtual tastings to those who purchase a tasting pack or any four separate bottles of vino. Once the purchase is made, a reservation link is shared, allowing users to book a reservation online. Individual tastings are offered daily at 10 a.m., 12 p.m., 2 p.m. and 4 p.m. The experience starts at $385 and is available for purchase here.