Eat, Cook, Explore: A To-Do List To Help You Through The Lockdown

Eat, Cook, Explore: A To-Do List To Help You Through The Lockdown
Quarantine doesn't mean you have to stop exploring, Photo Credit: Shutterstock

Got cabin fever from the lockdown? All stressed out? We have compiled some of our favourite articles that will take the edge off the days ahead, living through this pandemic.

OT Staff
March 24 , 2020
03 Min Read

With the whole planet on some form of lockdown, travel anywhere has become a pipedream for now. The doors will open soon. Till then we are bringing you stories that will inspire you to travel the world from your couch. Explore people's kitchens and see how folks are cooking under lockdown, watch women travellers discover offbeat places, read books that will change the way you look at travel, and more. Oh the places you will go... read on.

Eat

Cooking in the time of quarantine has become a thing. With ingredients getting sold out, or people going into lockdown mode, many are inventing and sharing inventive recipes through social media platforms. Not just ordinary moratls, but evel celebs are at ait. Antoni Porowski, better known for his role in well-known Netflix series Queer Eye has now brought out Quar Eye ('Quar' is derived from quarantine). Look out for Instagram feeds with pictures and short videos of meals under the #cookinginquarantine hashtag. From simple pancakes to crafted sandwiches, the hashtag unveils how people are spending their time in isolation.  

Watch

This is the perfect time to binge-watch all our favourite shows. It's good to take a mental break from all the news about the pandemic. Some may call it escapism, but switching off can be good for your mental health. Here are five non-fiction titles about offbeat travel that we love. They aren’t your usual road-trip-and-discover-yourself stories, nor do they belong to the brand of exotic country hopping that’s sometimes tinged with colonialism. They all have one thing in common, though—incredible learning value.

If you are a fan of classic Brit crime fiction, you would know that the British countryside plays an important role in the stories. A slew of shows with all the tropes of British mysteries are bringing the joys of the English lanscapes to your screens. Bingewatch these shows to get a glimpse of some of the most stunning regions in the UK. 

Read

The lockdown is a great time to catch up on reading. There's a lot to choose from out there. We handpicked 5 books by women writers you must read for travel inspiration. Women travelling alone. Their stories are always different from the solo male traversing the world, which is why women travel writers have a very distinct narrative. These books open up whole new worlds, and change the way you explore different spaces.

Explore

The internet has exposed us to destinations across the globe. You can now go through the world without even stepping out of your bed, thanks to travel vloggers who capture the essence of locations, cultures, food, personal experiences and much more. And what better way to gather tips and tricks for your next adventure than by hearing about it from someone who has been there, done that? For Women’s Day, we wrote about 10 women travel vloggers who are killing it online, and giving us major travel goals. Another story we did was about Insta handles which reveal lesser known destinations. Add these to your post-pandemic bucket list.

If you are a culture and history junkie, how about virtual museum tours? Many museums and galleries around the world offer virtual tours of their collections and spaces. You could spend hours travelling around these from the comfort of your home. 


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