Take Your First Virtual Vacation

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Even though summer is here and you’re stuck at home, we’ve got top-notch ideas for how to create a virtual vacation! Our armchair vacations are less about virtual reality and more about creating the environment that lets you delight in the sounds, visuals, and tastes of your go-to destination. 

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If you’ve always dreamed of heading to Morocco, we’ve got the itinerary for you! 

Your Pre-flight adventure, should you choose to accept it, will immerse you in the action and scenery of Morocco via Mission Impossible: Rogue Nation. Kick back with a Mint Iced Tea to keep you cool while the action heats up. If your pre-flight style is more the RomCom variety, settle in with the girls from Sex and the City as they adventure away. 

Start your Morocco Day Trip with a delicious, classic breakfast. Here are 10 Mouthwatering Moroccan Breakfasts to try. As you’re planning the rest of the day’s menu make your tummy happy with these traditional kefta kebab appetizers followed by a roast chicken and sweet lemon cake. While you’re cooking enjoy the upbeat tunes of Malika Zarra and Mehdi Nassouli  

Next, you can take a virtual tour of Marrakesh and immerse yourself in the culture with the panoramic views of the market. For more inspiration check out Alecia The Morocco Traveler or the Sahara Desert virtual tour with windblown vistas for miles 

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To set the mood for all things French, settle in with the biopic La Vie en Rose that shares the life and times of iconic French singer Édith Piaf. Make it a double feature and discover amour alongside Amelie and while you’re at it, why not enjoy a cocktail from the movie, The Kir? 

One of the classic French eating establishments is the cafe and its delectable pastries. Set the table with one of these 10 French Pasteries You Can Make at Home and then pour yourself un cafe while you get busy prepping the days menu. Where to start?  Fill your space with the enticing aromas of classic Coq Au Vin and a side of Pommes Anna. C'est Magnifique! 

As you’re immersing yourself in the fine art of French cooking, tune into the delightful Pink Martini, Stromae, or Joe Dassin. Once dinner is done and you’re ready to really see Paris take a virtual walking tour of the City of Lights to take in the Eiffel Tower, the Louvre, and Champs-Élysées.  

For the final destination in your three-day virtual vacation, we’re heading to the beach and ... 



Start your morning off relaxed and chill while you take in the beautiful island vistas with Visit Jamaica and take in the exquisite scenery with a virtual tour into the hilltops, beaches and lagoons of Jamaica. Of course, this early in the morning we hope you’re enjoying a cup of Jamaican grown Blue Mountain Coffee with toto, a sweet coconut cake. You’re on vacation, who says you can’t have cake for breakfast?! 

By now you’ve probably worked up an appetite for the delicious food you’re seeing. A great place to get inspiration is with 17 Recipes to Transport you to Jamaica or jump right into the classic Coconut Rice and Beans. When you’re ready to cook, get your playlist set up to jam in the kitchen with Damien MarleyGrace Jones and Toots and the Maytals! 

Round out your day with a double feature movie night. You can start with the romance of an island getaway with the all-star cast of How Stella Got Her Groove Back. Then close out the evening, and your virtual vacation, with a more dramatic mystery - cue up the acclaimed Denzel Washington as The Might Quinn. 


We sure hope you’ve enjoyed your virtual vacation, be sure to send us a postcard! Tag us on social with your favorite moments #heypopvirturalvacation 

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