The second in Authentic PR’s Lockdown Travel series: here are our some of our favourite ways to travel the world from the comfort of your sofa.
Monocle Travel Guides
Produced by Monocle Films, these short travel guides are beautifully shot and really get to the heart of a city. From the flourishing artist communities in Portugal’s Porto, to the design scene in Budapest and the revival of Greece’s second city, Thessaloniki (now bouncing back after the recent financial crisis), there is a library of fascinating films to see you through Lockdown. Available on YouTube. Monocle.com/film
Jungles in Paris
Jungles in Paris is a super stylish travel platform bursting with wonderful photography and some really lovely films to transport you away. Our favourites include An Ancient Mariner of Lima who Can Read The Sea – examining the fate of small-scale ceviche fisherman in Lima, and Population: Two – the beautifully shot, heartbreaking and evocative story of a single couple inhabiting the abandoned Spanish town of La Estrella – somehow rather relevant for the times we are living in. junglesinparis.com
Google Arts and Culture.
Want to know the history of tapas and the best place for foodies in Spain? Or delve into street art scenes from LA to New Delhi? Google Arts and Culture features an extensive collection of cultural tours to spark your imagination. With a wealth of virtual tours, from lesser known gems such as The Museum of Brands in London and The Football Museum in Sao Paolo, to the big hitter arts institutions such as London’s British Museum, New York’s Guggenheim and Amsterdam’s Rijksmuseum, Google Arts and Culture features content from over 2000 leading museums and archives over the world. artsandculture.google.com
Travel Man: 48 Hours In…
Comedian and actor Richard Ayoade uncovers the alternative side to some of the world’s most popular cities- with a firm nod to the offbeat and quirky. With the cream of British comedy accompanying for the banter (Rob Brydon, Dawn French, Bob Mortimer), there is a huge library of past episodes on Channel 4 and YouTube. Don’t miss the Ibiza episode which features two of our clients – the legend that is Pikes Hotel and food pioneer and International chef Boris Buono of Ibiza Food Studio fame. Travelman48hrs.com.
Nothing to do with yachting, Boat is a beautiful British travel and culture magazine that focuses on a different city each issue. From Sarajevo to Faro Islands, Lima to Los Angeles, what sets Boat magazine apart is its sublime travel photography and the magazine’s unique take on travel reporting. Uniquely, for each issue Boat moves its editorial team into a house in the city, working with locals to create the stories that will make up the magazine – the locals get to decide what they want the world to know. This inside/outside approach to a place keeps the perspectives varied and balanced, and the stories raw and often surprising. Many of the stories can be found online. boat-mag.com
Joanna Lumley’s recent two part documentary, Hidden Caribbean: Havana to Haiti; the latest series of Steve Coogan and Rob Brydon’s The Trip To Greece,where the pair embark on a culinary, island-hopping journey from Troy to Ithaca following in the footsteps of the Odysseus (Sky One/Now TV) and the late American chef, author and travel documentarian Anthony Bourdain’s wonderful series Parts Unknown (Amazon Prime) which sees him travelling to little-known areas around the world, celebrating diverse cultures by exploring food and dining rituals.