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Links we love: Concerts, creative at-home travels & more

Apr 09, 2020 by Jamie Burke

We created Tiny Escapes to help bring joy to your day in these unprecedented times. Follow us here or on Instagram and Facebook for more little distractions.


This week in inspiration: Opera in your living room, creative ways to “travel”, and at-home wine tastings.

If you’re wishing there was more “great outdoors” in your backyard or balcony, then look no further than these wild live streams from around the world. You can watch for orcas off the coast of British Colombia, catch the sunset in Waikiki, and spot pandas chomping bamboo.

We’ve also been tuning in to the Metropolitan Opera’s nightly stream of past concerts (and maybe attempting to hit some of those high notes—now’s a great time to try something new!).

Another concert to watch for? Andrea Bocelli is performing for an all-virtual audience this Sunday for an Easter celebration in the famous Milan cathedral.

If opera isn’t your thing—well, maybe wine-tasting notes are more your tune? Vineyards around the U.S. are offering their best bottles paired with online tasting classes, so you can sip with an expert right in your living room

Speaking of “going” places, this story of people using props around their house (and a little Photoshop magic) to recreate travel adventures definitely made us smile. Where would you pretend to be right now? I’m thinking of turning my couch into a boat ride along the Seine.

Laugh of the week

Everybody loves a museum.

About the author | Jamie Burke
Always on the lookout for the next best meal ever, Jamie loves exploring the world—and all the great food in it. When she's not working to inspire new travelers, you'll find her biking around Boston, eating at her favorite sushi place, or hanging out at home with her family (and cat).