Virtual Vacations

Virtual Vacations

By SmarterTravel Media
Close your eyes, take a breath, and leave your bags unpacked - Virtual Vacations invites you to experience the world from your living room, one meditative audio tour at a time.

Virtual Vacations is a podcast from SmarterTravel Media, a member of the Tripadvisor family. Note that each virtual vacation begins with a short breathing exercise to help you come into the moment and make the most of your virtual vacation.
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A Walk Through London
Come with us on a meditative walking tour of London. Beginning along the banks of the Thames, we’ll take in the majestic site of Westminster Castle and Big Ben looming over the London skyline. We’ll take a peaceful sojourn inside the echoing walls of Westminster Abbey before moving on to explore grand gardens dating back to the time of the Tudors. So settle in, close your eyes, and imagine yourself exploring London Town. Note that each virtual vacation begins with a short breathing exercise to help you come into the moment and make the most of your virtual vacation. Virtual Vacations is a podcast from SmarterTravel Media, a member of the Tripadvisor family. This episode was written by Maria Hart, Executive Editor at WhatToPack.com, and produced by Carol McPherson with Executive Producer Heath Alva. This episode was sponsored by Jetsetter. To learn more, go to www.jetsetter.com or find them on YouTube at Jetsetter. Introduction Music: Morning Sun by Alice in Winter
10:34
April 24, 2020
A Peaceful Forest Bathing Session
Join us as we guide you through the steps of a peaceful forest bathing session. Forest bathing, or shinrin yoku, is the Japanese therapeutic practice of 'taking in the atmosphere of the forest.' Whether you choose to wander the twists and turns of a deep jungle or stroll the well-worn paths of a childhood wood, allow this mindfulness practice to transport to where the air is fresh and the trees reach up toward the sky. We’ve created these audio tours to transport you to inspiring destinations around the world, even when you can’t be there in person. So settle in, close your eyes, and take in the sounds of the forest. Note that each virtual vacation begins with a short breathing exercise to help you come into the moment and make the most of your virtual vacation. Virtual Vacations is a podcast from SmarterTravel Media, a member of the Tripadvisor family. This episode was written by Ashley Rossi, Senior Editor at SmarterTravel.com, and produced by Carol McPherson with Executive Producer Heath Alva. This episode was sponsored by Jetsetter. To learn more, go to www.jetsetter.com or find them on YouTube at Jetsetter. Introduction Music: Morning Sun by Alice in Winter
08:53
April 17, 2020
A Walk Through Paris
Come with us on a meditative walking tour of Paris. Starting at a small, peaceful park, we’ll take a walk to a café. Along the way, we’ll wander from the Left Bank over the Ile de la Cite, along the Ile Saint-Louis, and across to the Right Bank. We’ll pass gardens, parks, and bistros, cross bridges, and soak up the springtime splendor of Paris. We’ve created these audio tours to transport you to inspiring destinations around the world, even when you can’t be there in person. So settle in, close your eyes, and imagine yourself exploring the City of Light. Note that each virtual vacation begins with a short breathing exercise to help you come into the moment and make the most of your virtual vacation. Virtual Vacations is a podcast from SmarterTravel Media, a member of the Tripadvisor family. This episode was written by Christine Sarkis, Executive Editor at SmarterTravel.com, and produced by Carol McPherson with Executive Producer Heath Alva. This episode was sponsored by Jetsetter. To learn more, go to www.jetsetter.com or find them on YouTube at Jetsetter. Introduction Music: Morning Sun by Alice in Winter
08:40
April 10, 2020
A Hike Through Zion National Park
Come with us on a meditative hike through Zion National Park. See the towering red rocks as you pass by, small by comparison,  as your tour bus gently bumps along. Hear the gurgle of newly-formed streams and feel the cool mist of waterfalls on your face as you wander the winter canyon. We’ve created these audio tours to transport you to inspiring destinations around the world, even when you can’t be there in person. So settle in, close your eyes, and breath in the fresh air of one of the United States’ most popular parks. Note that each virtual vacation begins with a short breathing exercise to help you come into the moment and make the most of your virtual vacation. Virtual Vacations is a podcast from SmarterTravel Media, a member of the Tripadvisor family. This episode was written by Ashley Rossi, Senior Editor at SmarterTravel.com, and produced by Carol McPherson with Executive Producer Heath Alva. This episode was sponsored by Jetsetter. To learn more, go to www.jetsetter.com or find them on YouTube at Jetsetter. Introduction Music: Morning Sun by Alice in Winter
06:35
April 10, 2020
Sailing Down the Mekong River
Let’s take a peaceful cruise up the Mekong River in Vietnam. Along the way, we’ll admire the scenery and see local life as it unfolds along the sloping banks. Imagine a river threaded by moments of rural life: a ferry shuttling people from one side of the river to the other, children play along the water’s edge, couples fishing from small boats, and farmers tending to their mango trees. We’ve created these audio tours to transport you to inspiring destinations around the world, even when you can’t be there in person. So settle in, close your eyes, and imagine yourself setting sail. Note that each virtual vacation begins with a short breathing exercise to help you come into the moment and make the most of your virtual vacation. Virtual Vacations is a podcast from SmarterTravel Media, a member of the Tripadvisor family. This episode was written by Christine Sarkis, Executive Editor at SmarterTravel.com, and produced by Carol McPherson with Executive Producer Heath Alva. This episode was sponsored by Jetsetter. To learn more, go to www.jetsetter.com or find them on YouTube at Jetsetter. Introduction Music: Morning Sun by Alice in Winter
06:13
April 10, 2020