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Armchair Travels

Armchair Travels

By Tesoro Events & Travel

Do you love to travel and given the current situation, would just love to escape reality for a few minutes? Imagine exploring the world from the comfort of your own home.

Our “armchair travels” make it possible! A new podcast, homegrown in the UAE, will transport listeners to faraway places, encountering foreign cultures and exotic lands; all in a matter of minutes allowing for a quick pick-me-up when wanderlust strikes.

Sit back, listen and enjoy!
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Winter Edition - Episode 03: Austria
Podcast Concept: This podcast combines modern relaxation techniques with virtual travel, offering you to discover the world from the comfort of your own home, one destination at a time. How to best enjoy this episode: Before we begin, take a seat or lie down; this will help you to feel completely relaxed Feel free to put your phone on silent and use headphones to fully immerse in the experience This virtual journey takes 6 minutes and 12 seconds Winter Edition - Episode 03: Austria Get ready for a (virtual) trip to winter wonderland: Austria. Located in the heart of Europe, Austria is particularly famous for its crystal clear lakes, beautiful mountains, breathtaking castles, and the sound of music. Today we’re taking you to one of the many stunning mountain villages, surrounded by nothing but peaceful, snowy scenery. Here are a few quick facts about the destination: Region: Europe Climate: (Humid) Continental Official Language: German Religion: Christianity (56.9% Roman Catholic) Population (October 2020 Estimate): 8,935,112 Currency: Euro (EUR) Time Zone: UTC+1 (CET) | Summer (DST): UTC+2 (CEST) Mains Electricity: 230 V - 50 Hz Country Code: +43 Airport Codes: VIE (Vienna International Airport) Best Months to visit: May - September, Late November - March High Season: June - August, (Pre-)Christmas/New Year Disclaimer: This is not a conventional (guided) meditation, nor am I a trained professional. The aim of this podcast is to spread positive vibes and share our love for travel. If you’re experiencing feelings of anxiety and/or depression, please consult your medical professional before embarking on any meditative journey.
06:12
January 20, 2021
Winter Edition - Episode 02: Christmas
Podcast Concept: This podcast combines modern relaxation techniques with virtual travel, offering you to discover the world from the comfort of your own home, one destination at a time. How to best enjoy this episode: Before we begin, take a seat or lie down; this will help you to feel completely relaxed Feel free to put your phone on silent and use headphones to fully immerse in the experience This virtual journey takes 5 minutes and 48 seconds Winter Edition - Episode 02: Christmas Today’s episode isn’t about traveling, it’s not about beautiful destinations, snow-covered cities, or tropical beaches. It’s about the most wonderful time of the year and one of our favorite holidays: Christmas. What this episode is all about: spending time with your loved ones being amazed by the beauty of Christmas trees feeling truly peaceful and happy with yourself!! Let the spirit of love gently fill our hearts and homes. In this loveliest of seasons may you find many reasons for happiness. Stay safe & healthy! MERRY CHRISTMAS Disclaimer: This is not a conventional (guided) meditation nor am I a trained professional. The aim of this podcast is to spread positive vibes and share our love for travel. If you’re experiencing feelings of anxiety and/or depression, please consult your medical professional before embarking on any meditative journey.
05:48
December 23, 2020
Winter Edition - Episode 01: Québec City
Podcast Concept: This podcast combines modern relaxation techniques with virtual travel, offering you to discover the world from the comfort of your own home, one destination at a time. How to best enjoy this episode: Before we begin, take a seat or lie down; this will help you to feel completely relaxed Feel free to put your phone on silent and use headphones to fully immerse in the experience This virtual journey takes 6 minutes and 06 seconds Winter Edition - Episode 01: Québec, Canada Today we’re (virtually) taking you to a destination very close to our hearts: Québec Located in Canada’s eastern part and constituting nearly one-sixth of Canada’s total land area, Québec is the largest of Canada’s 10 provinces in area and is second only to Ontario in population. Not only is it the oldest French-speaking community in North America (95% of the population is French-speaking), but also one of the friendliest and most generous ones. From the people to the scenery, Québec is truly one-of-a-kind. Here are a few quick facts about the destination: Region: North America Climate: Humid Continental Official Language: French Religion: Christianity (67.3%) Population (Q3 2020 Estimate): 8,574,571 Currency: Canadian Dollar (CAD) Time Zone: Eastern Standard Time/Eastern Time Zone Mains Electricity: 120 V - 60 Hz Country Code: +1 Airport Codes: YUL (Montréal-Pierre Elliott Trudeau International Airport) Best Months to visit: June - September / December - February High Season: June - September, Christmas - New Year, Winter Carnival Weekends in February Disclaimer: This is not a conventional (guided) meditation nor am I a trained professional. The aim of this podcast is to spread positive vibes and share our love for travel. If you’re experiencing feelings of anxiety and/or depression, please consult your medical professional before embarking on any meditative journey.
06:06
December 15, 2020
Episode 05: Dubai
Podcast Concept: This podcast combines modern relaxation techniques with virtual travel, offering you to discover the world from the comfort of your own home, one destination at a time. How to best enjoy this episode: Before we begin, take a seat or lie down; this will help you to feel completely relaxed Feel free to put your phone on silent and use headphones to fully immerse in the experience This virtual journey takes 6 minutes and 24 seconds Episode 05: Dubai, United Arab Emirates Today we’re (virtually) taking you to explore our second home: Dubai Located on the south-east coast of the Persian Gulf, in the Arabian Desert, it is the largest city in the United Arab Emirates. One of the seven emirates making up the country, Dubai is known for its modern architecture, luxury lifestyle, pristine beaches, magnificent desert scenery, and an extraordinary futuristic vision. Here are a few quick facts about the destination: Region: Middle East Climate: Desert Climate Official Language: Arabic Religion: Islam Population (Q3 2019): 3,331,420 Currency: UAE Dirham (AED) Time Zone: UTC+4 (GST) Mains Electricity: 220 V - 50 Hz Country Code: +971 Airport Codes: DXB (Dubai International Airport) | Al Maktoum International Airport or Dubai World Central (DWC) Best Months to visit: November - April High Season: November, December, January Disclaimer: This is not a conventional (guided) meditation nor am I a trained professional. The aim of this podcast is to spread positive vibes and share our love for travel. If you’re experiencing feelings of anxiety and/or depression, please consult your medical professional before embarking on any meditative journey.
06:24
June 14, 2020
Episode 04: Tuscany
Podcast Concept: This podcast combines modern relaxation techniques with virtual travel, offering you to discover the world from the comfort of your own home, one destination at a time. How to best enjoy this episode: Before we begin, take a seat or lay down; this will help you to feel completely relaxed Feel free to put your phone on silent and use headphones to fully immerse in the experience This virtual journey takes 5 minutes and 51 seconds Episode 04: Tuscany, Italy Our latest episode (virtually) takes you to one of the most beautiful regions of Italy: Tuscany Best known for its landscapes, history, artistic legacy (birthplace of the Italian Renaissance), cypress tree-lined country roads, olive groves and vineyards. The combination of this unique scenery and enchanting cities makes Tuscany the perfect destination for art enthusiasts, foodies, and nature lovers alike. Here are a few quick facts about the destination: Region: Central Italy Capital: Florence Climate: Mediterranean Official Language: Italian Religion: Roman Catholic (78%) Demonym: Italian Population (2019): 60.36 million Currency: Euro (EUR) Time Zone: UTC +1 (CET) | UTC + 2 (CEST) - Summer (DST) Mains Electricity: 230 V - 50 Hz (European Standard: 220 V - 230 V) Country Code: +39 Airport Codes: PSA (Pisa International Airport) | FLR (Florence Airport, Peretola) Best Months to visit: April, May, June & September, October High Season: June - August Disclaimer: This is not a conventional (guided) meditation nor am I a trained professional. The aim of this podcast is to spread positive vibes and share our love for travel. If you’re experiencing feelings of anxiety and/or depression, please consult your medical professional before embarking on any meditative journey.
05:51
June 7, 2020
Episode 03: Bali
Podcast Concept: This podcast combines modern relaxation techniques with virtual travel, offering you to discover the world from the comfort of your own home, one destination at a time. How to best enjoy this episode: Before we begin, take a seat or lay down; this will help you to feel completely relaxed Feel free to put your phone on silent and use headphones to fully immerse in the experience This virtual journey takes 5 minutes and 18 seconds Episode 04: Bali, Indonesia Our latest episode features a truly unique island destination where the tropical living is easy: Bali Known as “the Island of the Gods”, Bali is best known for its rugged coastlines, sandy beaches, and surfers’ paradise but also for its lush, tropical greenery along with one-of-a-kind rice terraces, volcanic hillsides, and truly colorful culture and generous, kind-hearted people. Bali is one of more than 17,000 islands in the Indonesian archipelago. The island paradise is approximately 144 kilometers from east to west and 80 kilometers north to south. Here are a few quick facts about the destination: Region: Southeast Asia Capital: Denpasar Climate: Tropical Official Language: Indonesian Religion: 83.5% Hinduism, 16.5% Other Demonym: Balinese Independence from the Netherlands: 29.12.1949 Population (2020): 682,065 Currency: Indonesian Rupiah (IDR) Time Zone: UTC+08 (WITA) Mains Electricity: 230 V - 50 Hz Country Code: +62 Airport Code: DPS (Ngurah Rai International Airport) Best Months to visit: April - October High Season: July - August, Easter Holidays, December - Early January Wet Season: October - April Disclaimer: This is not a conventional (guided) meditation nor am I a trained professional. The aim of this podcast is to spread positive vibes and share our love for travel. If you’re experiencing feelings of anxiety and/or depression, please consult your medical professional before embarking on any meditative journey.
05:19
June 3, 2020
Episode 02: Venice
Podcast Concept: This podcast combines modern relaxation techniques with virtual travel, offering you to discover the world from the comfort of your own home, one destination at a time. How to best enjoy this episode: Light some candles and open a bottle of wine/prepare your favorite mocktails to enjoy after your virtual trip to Venice Before we begin, take a seat or lay down; this will help you to feel completely relaxed Feel free to put your phone on silent and use headphones to fully immerse in the experience This virtual journey takes 6 minutes and 43 seconds If you would like to experience authentic Italian cuisine and prepare a wonderful, traditional Venetian Pasta dish at home, head over to our Instagram account @tesoro_events_travel to enjoy a virtual cooking tutorial by the beautiful @italiancookingwithcecilia Episode 02: Venice, Italy This episode is dedicated to all the wonderful brides & grooms out there who had to postpone their wedding and/or honeymoon. You might not be able to travel right now but we can always take you on a “virtual honeymoon” to Bella Italia. Today’s destination is: Venice The capital of the Veneto Region in the north-east of the country, famous for its canals, architecture, art, and romance is built on 118 small islands that are separated by 150 canals. “The Queen of the Adriatic” is one of the world’s oldest tourist and cultural centers. In 1987 Venice and its lagoon were collectively designated a UNESCO World Heritage site. Here are a few quick facts about the destination: Region: Northeast of Italy, Capital of the Veneto Region Climate: “Continental” version of Humid Subtropical climate Official Language: Italian Religion: Roman Catholic (78%) Demonym: Italian Population (2019): 60.36 million Currency: Euro (EUR) Time Zone: UTC +1 (CET) | UTC + 2 (CEST) - Summer (DST) Mains Electricity: 230 V - 50 Hz (European Standard: 220 V - 230 V) Country Code: +39 Airport Code: VCE (Venice Marco Polo Airport) Best Months to visit: April, May, June & September, October High Season: June - August Wet Season: November & Winter Months Disclaimer: This is not a conventional (guided) meditation nor am I a trained professional. The aim of this podcast is to spread positive vibes and share our love for travel. If you’re experiencing feelings of anxiety and/or depression, please consult your medical professional before embarking on any meditative journey. We hope you enjoyed this episode. If so, please follow, share and subscribe. Wishing you a beautiful day and stay safe and healthy! :)
06:43
April 10, 2020
Episode 01: Maldives
Podcast Concept: This podcast combines modern relaxation techniques with virtual travel, offering you to discover the world from the comfort of your own home, one destination at a time. How to best enjoy this episode: Before we begin, take a seat or lay down; this will help you to feel completely relaxed Feel free to put your phone on silent and use headphones to fully immerse in the experience This virtual journey takes 5 minutes and 26 seconds Episode 01: The Maldives Our very first episode features one of our all-time favorite destinations: The Maldives This mesmerizing nation of islands right in the heart of the Indian Ocean, spanning across the equator, is compromised of 1,192 islands, grouped into a double chain of 26 atolls. Out of those islands, only 200 are inhabited. It is also home to about 5% of the planet’s reefs as well as a thousand species of fish, offering an explosion of color, the clearest water and whitest of soft sand possible. Here are a few quick facts about the destination: Region: South Asia Capital: Malé Climate: Tropical Official Language: Dhivehi Recognized Language: English Religion: Islam Demonym Maldivian Independence from the UK: 26.07.1965 Population (2019): 393,883 Currency: Maldivian Rufiyaa (MVR) Time Zone: UTC +5 (Maldives Time) Mains Electricity: 240 V - 50 Hz Country Code: +960 Airport Code: MLE (Velana International Airport in Malé) Best Months to visit: November - April High Season: December - March Wet Season: May - October Disclaimer: This is not a conventional (guided) meditation nor am I a trained professional. The aim of this podcast is to spread positive vibes and share our love for travel. If you’re experiencing feelings of anxiety and/or depression, please consult your medical professional before embarking on any meditative journey.  We hope you enjoyed this episode. If so, please follow, share and subscribe.  Wishing you a beautiful day and stay safe and healthy! :) 
05:26
March 28, 2020