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Cabin Fever…Need To Travel
Maybe it’s the snow, still on the ground in April. (APRIL!! What gives Mother Nature?!?) Maybe it’s the constant Facebook and Instagram pictures of friends and family that are travelling. Maybe it’s the fact that our family has no travel plans on the horizon. We are in deep with wanderlust! (See related post: How To Nurture Your Wanderlust When You Can’t Travel)
Last weekend, amidst the epic #ONstorm ice storm that had us trapped inside, I pulled out everything I could find for us to visually escape our present surroundings, to faraway lands. I had to come up with something big and distracting, since we were all sick of board games (Blokus, while you’re fun, I need a break. It’s not you, it’s me.)
Probably didn’t help that this was also the weekend I declared a complete moratorium on electronics for a while. No video games, ipads, cell phones in the house. I have some pretty unhappy campers in the house at the moment.
But lo and behold…success!!! The boys are hooked and clamouring for more world travel. My secret weapon?
The award-winning adventures of two local guys from Brantford, Ontario, Scott Wilson and Justin Lukach, and cameraman, Andre Dupuis, travelling the world. The visuals are stunning, and the soundtrack equally so (it’s what’s in my earbuds as I write this post).
While you can catch full episodes on YouTube, Netflix and iTunes, it is so much better in Blu-Ray. Consider buying the box set of all 3 seasons direct from their online store, and support more of their film-making adventures! (Not an affiliate, just love them!)
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More Ways To Travel From Your Couch
- TV shows – Nat Geo Channel and Travel Channel are obvious picks, and some of our favourites include One Strange Rock, Anthony Bourdain: Parts Unknown or No Reservations, An Idiot Abroad, or fiction series with worldly settings like Sense8 (NSFK, and I am still heartbroken it was cancelled…Netflix, I’m looking at you!!!)
- Documentaries – Pick your favourite world destination, and there is likely one or more documentaries featuring it. Check out some of my family’s current favourites below…
- Movies – While some might not be appropriate for family viewing, the list of movies offer worldly backdrops that can transport you far away from home…
What’s your favourite TV show, documentary or movie to escape to worldly places? Leave me a comment below! I’d love to know!