Virtual Voyages

Just because your body has to stay at home doesn’t mean your mind can’t wander! During the COVID-19 crisis, there are so many great shows, movies and books to catch up on that will transport your mind and help you virtually get away.

Travel Without Leaving the House
Conde Nast Traveler has come up with THE guide for travel without leaving the house. This list has 101 ways to “feel a little more entertained, a little more inspired, and, most importantly, a little more connected with the rest of the world.”

Streams to Transport You Around the World
AFAR has become one of our go-to resources for getting away during these times. This list of 14 TV shows to stream is all you need on your watch-list this weekend.

Subpar Parks
We all could use a little comic relief right now, and this new Instagram
featuring one-star reviews of our National Parks (yes, they really exist) is just what we need for a good laugh.

Travel Vicariously

Here at Manifest, we’re #TeamTravel through and through. Like many of you, this virus has caused us to cancel our trips and getaways, and well, we’re bummed about it. We’re also here to tell you, along with others, that it’s okay to be disappointed right now. While it’s socially responsible to stay home, that doesn’t make it any easier. We can’t wait to get back out there with you, but in the meantime, here are some ways to keep our wanderlust levels under control.

It’s Ok to Feel Sad
If you don’t believe us, believe Conde Nast Traveler. While it’s socially
responsible to cancel upcoming travel plans, it is okay to be sad about the travel restrictions that are in place.

Visit a Museum… Virtually
Stuck at home and already sick of looking at the same four walls? Or looking for something educational for the kids to do? This list from Travel + Leisure has 12 museums offering free virtual tours to take your mind somewhere else!

Social Distance Through Your Screen
Looking to get away this weekend (without leaving the house)? Stream one of these five movies on Forbes’ list to get your travel thrill.

Take A Walk

These days, we’ve been seeing lots of advice to take more walks! And while they might mean just around the block for now, we highly encourage you to do so as well when you’re on one of our weekend getaways!

Top Hiking Hacks
Many of our trips include hikes to see natural wonders you can only
experience with a bit of a walk. Here are some tips from the experts on how to have an amazing (and safe!) experience at The Discoverer Blog!

Local Lingo
When you travel the United States, you’re bound to hear some regional slang! Trip Trivia lists some local lingo from around America — which ones have you heard, or which ones do you use?

Safety First

At Manifest, we will always put our customer’s safety first. With the recent outbreak of COVID-19, we are carefully monitoring the situation with the health of everyone in mind.

Putting You First
We strive to make our travel experiences pleasurable and exciting, with every detail carefully planned and executed — and that includes monitoring COVID-19 and always putting your health and safety first. This article from Korn Ferry offers advice on leadership in these situations that we are taking to heart as we monitor this outbreak.

Travel + Leisure wants you to take all of your vacation days this year, and offers some great tips on how to do it! We couldn’t agree more!

Happy Traveler

At Manifest, we know that experiences and making memories lead to
happiness over material goods and things. And there’s plenty of science to back it up. Read some of that science for yourself below, as well as some ideas to make you a truly happy traveler.

Experiences Over Things
Experiences make you happy, things don’t. Forbes takes a look at the science behind that statement and shows why you should invest your money on what makes you happy.

An Opportunity to Learn
Make travel about more than just experiencing something new by learning something new too. Here are 20 ideas from The Discoverer Blog.

This writer for Conde Nast Traveler describes how she surprised her in-laws with a once-in-a-lifetime trip and offers tips on how you can do the same. Sometimes, there is no better way to be happy than by helping others also experience joy.