Hawaii, Jamaica, Brazil and so on …

Staying home doesn’t mean you can’t explore the world from the comfort of your home, say travel advisors at Travel Leaders Group who send clients the recently launched “Armchair Explorer” — an inspirational series of emails with social graphics, eBooks, videos, virtual tours and articles. The emails, filled with engaging travel options, are delivered every Thursday for 12 weeks to around 2 million consumers who have already opted in.

“With Armchair Explorer, travelers can fill their extra time with dreams of travel,” said J.D. O’Hara, CEO of Travel Leaders Group, North America’s largest travel agency company, according to a news release. “Travelers can virtually explore from the comfort of their homes, letting their minds wander the earth to sample a world of experiences until they can travel later to their desired destination.”

As the first email in the series states, “time is something many of us have more of lately, which makes now a great time to sit back, relax and let our minds wander free.”

The Armchair Explorers distributed so far have included such as entries on the best places to whale watch, breathtaking virtual tours of national parks and some of the finest museums in the world, such as the Louvre in Paris and the Guggenheim in New York. It included links to several audiobooks, including “Tracks” by Robyn Davidson, following a courageous young woman’s journey through the Australian desert, and “The Art of Travel” in which author Alain de Botton gives a philosophical examination of why and how we travel. Clients were also able to explore several wonders of the world, including The Taj Mahal in India, The Colosseum in Rome, Christ the Redeemer in Rio de Janeiro, as well as hike the Great Wall of China and explore the Pyramids of Giza.

Consumers can enjoy these destinations and more from the comfort of their homes in anticipation of traveling there in the future.

“As Armchair Explorers, consumers can enjoy these destinations and more from home while helping prevent the spread of the coronavirus,” O’Hara said in the news release. “We know people want to be safe, but they also have a natural desire to explore the world around them. The Armchair Explorer emails help to satisfy those desires. When this crisis ends, and travelers are ready to turn those travel dreams into reality, our advisors will be here with additional ideas and advice about a host of journeys.”

Travelers who receive Armchair Explorer emails are current clients of advisors affiliated with Travel Leaders Group, including those from Travel Leaders Network, Barrhead Travel, Nexion Travel Group, CruCon Cruise Outlet, Cruise Specialists, and Travel Leaders Vacation Centers.

To opt into advisor emails, armchair explorers can visit TravelLeadersGroup.com/advisors to connect with a travel advisor of their choice.

Source: Travel Leaders Group