How to survive quarantine

Howdy strangers! It’s been a while. I’ve been gone for a bit because there wasn’t really all that much to talk about. We’re not in lockdown and everything is open (or at least until 10 p.m.) but I’ve been so swamped with work and weddingplanning that I haven’t had much time (or money) to go traveling. I have some plans coming up and another blogpost is coming about a private spa we went to on my birthday but today I want to share some more tips for my fellow travelers who are in need for travel but aren’t able to do so at the moment.

On the corona page on this blog you’ll find tips on how to survive lockdown, how to have a great staycation and tips for the best books, games, films and tv-shows, and podcasts to make sure you don’t get bored out of you’re mind whilst sitting at home. Here are some additions to that list!

Books

I’ve read some more great books that will transfer the reader to another country or let you follow an adventure. The gentleman’s guide to vice and virtue and the second installment The lady’s guide to petticoats and piracy are funny, thrilling young adult adventures that are set in different countries in Europe. The books are amazing rollercoasters and I’d especially recommend listening to them via Storytel, as the storyteller is just hilarious.

For the Dutchies in our midst, the latest book by Carlie van Tongeren is out. Het is hier helemaal (niet) perfect is a book about a girl who wants to backpack in Asia and become an influencer, but the truth is that everything behind Instagram is fake and that life isn’t picture perfect. It’s an amazingly good book. I hope it will get translated soon, so the non-Dutchies reading this will also be able to read it 🙂

Games

Just last week, this awesome new Pokémon game released. Now I’ve been a fan of Pokemon games since as far as I can remember, playing them on my gameboy and I still love to play them now. The latest game is called Pokemon Arceus and it’s available on Nintendo Switch. It’s an open world game where you get to explore the world of Pokemon. It’s a different world to travel to, one that is absolutely gorgeous and filled to the brim with the cutest creatures. The game itself is different from anything we got from Pokemon before and it’s absolutely addictive. I can highly recommend!

If you’re looking for a PC game, try Eastshade, where you’ll be a traveling painting that’s exploring a gorgeous world and trying to capture all of it on your canvas. Another recommendation is Valheim, which you really ought to try, if you haven’t yet.

TV Shows or Films

I haven’t watched that many new shows that will help you satisfy your wanderlust but there is a new season of Emily in Paris available on Netflix. If you want to watch something to binge until the end of times, try Grey’s anatomy, one that I’m currently hooked on. It goes on forever…

I hope you liked these tips! Next week I will be back with some more travel related content. Stay tuned! 🙂