How to plan a virtual vacation in quarantine


As flights get canceled and vacations to faraway places get put on the back burner for an unknown time when life will go back to “normal,” it can seem challenging to think about traveling right now and heartbreaking to acknowledge your trip’s demise.

Enter the answer to your travel woes. Out: real vacations. In: virtual vacations.

When it became clear my April trip to Paris wasn’t going to happen because of the coronavirus pandemic, I decided to plan an entire day to recreate the magic of the City of Love and bring the trip to my one-bedroom apartment in New Jersey.

Even though I couldn’t stroll through the streets of Paris – or do any of the activities on my miles-long itinerary – I could cook a ton of French food and take pictures in front of a makeshift Eiffel Tower.

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