Discoverlist, a travel app to share travel experiences and travel tips with friends, family and travel enthusiasts, recently hosted their first virtual event, Travel From Home. On August 15th, 2020, guests who tuned into the virtual Zoom event were transported to different parts of the world. Creating an online community where adventurers, culture lovers, international foodie, and history buffs can connect to educate others about great places they’ve been and hidden gems to see, the Discoverlist travel app is transforming the way we share our travel stories online.
Learning from locals and travel experts who were calling from their home countries, guests were given the unique opportunity to travel, virtually, to different destinations from Mexico, Japan and New York City, to Nigeria, Ghana and Somaliland. Even Discoverlist’s brand ambassador @jhony_i.purice hosted his own breakout room during the virtual event, live from his home country Romania. Giving guests a taste of the incredible architecture and culture Romania has to offer, as well as the delicious local food that you should definitely try while taking in the sights.
Demonstrating how valuable it is to share travel tips, local knowledge and personal experiences, hosts and co-founders, Susana Zazueta and Henry Stanley explained how to download and use the Discoverlist app to inspire others to travel, based on your own trips and experiences. By creating bucket lists during global travel restrictions you can plan, prepare and manifest your next adventure.
Discovering New Destinations With Discoverlist
During the virtual event, the main group took virtual trips to different destinations that they choose when signing up to attend. Warmly greeted by travel gurus, each group was given around 15 minutes to discover the destination and add some adventurous or delicious travel ideas to their Discoverlist bucket lists.
There were also interactive live games to take part in which included a trivia Kahoot quiz that helped participants to soak up all the travel tips and local knowledge that was shared throughout the Discoverlist event. To see whether you’re an experienced citizen of the world, or a new adventurer, take the quiz for yourself below. You can check your answers at the bottom of this blog post.
Kahoot Travel Quiz
1: Which of these hot spots is NOT in Mexico?
- San Miguel de Allende
- Chichen Itzá
2: True or False: Times Square is named after the New York Times?
3: True or False: The popular saying in Lagos, Nigeria is “Ain’t no party like a Lagos Party!”
4: What location was an ancient port city that was ruled by the ancient Egyptians and the Ottomans?
- Berbera Beach
- Ceel Sheikh
5: Which is the tallest hot spot in Tokyo, Japan?
- Sky Tree
- Tokyo Tower
- Abeno Harukas
- Yokohama Landmark Tower
6: What is the Ghanaian dish, Waakye?
- Pork & Rice
- Pork & Beans
- Rice & Beans
- Fried Fish
7: What is the Romanian dish, Moussaka?
- Chicken dish with potatoes
- Beef with vegetable stew
- Coconut soup with vegetables
- Eggplant (or potato) -based dish, often with ground meat
During the Discoverlist event, we were transported to Africa, which included mini excursions to Ghana, Nigeria and Somaliland. Providing incredible snapshot travel ideas, hosts, Dzifa, Ababio, Timothy Akanmu and Adan Abbey, introduced guests to the natural beauty that this continent has, the electrifying nightlife to be enjoyed and some pretty unique experiences to try.
From the gravity-defying Daalo Mountains in Somaliland, the 5,000-year-old cave paintings in Laas Geel, also known as the cradle of civilization, and the Champagne nightlife of Nigeria, we were inspired with the incredible detail that the hosts gave about their countries.
For those who have not considered taking a trip to an African country before, listening to the hosts discuss the delicious traditional street food, the idea of having a breakfast of fresh coconuts, and the luxury resorts hidden away in the mountains, who wouldn’t want to explore this incredibly diverse and naturally beautiful continent.
Travel Tips During Travel Restrictions
While global travel restrictions remain in force, that shouldn’t stop you from pursuing your passion for travel. Hosts and travel influencers, Leslie and Martina Johnson, a married couple who travels the world together, but has remained at home due to the global pandemic, gave some serious food for thought when it comes to traveling from home. Make sure to follow their virtual adventures and international trips @thatcouplewhotravels.
Taste your way around the world:
If you’re a bit of a foodie, take some delicious tips from a top chef by signing up for a virtual experience. This exciting way to indulge your passion for international cuisine remotely is a great idea to have fun at home and with friends or family. Or, why not shake things up in the kitchen by hosting themed nights and make some of your favorite dishes that you’ve enjoyed while traveling around the world.
Create an exotic atmosphere:
Treat yourself to some destination-inspired candles that will help you take a trip down memory lane as you smell familiar fragrances that remind you of your past adventures. Explore Spotify’s international playlists to enjoy a different vibe at home. And while travel restrictions are still in place, make sure to check out Discoverlist’s podcast for discussions and interviews about travel, destinations and more.