Ever dreamed of working out with an Olympian athlete or making authentic pasta with the pros?
While Airbnb is typically known for renting homes to travelers, since the start of the pandemic, they’ve created an online platform for folks to “travel the world” without leaving their couch.
And what started off as a temporary virtual experience to survive COVID-19 lockdowns has now turned into one of the hottest travel crazes ever – and you won’t believe the insane interactive adventures you can try on your next “staycation.”
From the bizarre option of drinking sangria with drag queens to salsa dancing to the hottest Latin beats, check out these virtual travel experiences where you can literally choose your own adventure.
Make Your Own Authentic Italian Pasta
Do you love authentic Italian food?
And no, we’re not talking Olive Garden…
… we’re talking the real kind with homemade tomato sauce and hand-stuffed raviolis.
If you love to cook (or just love Italian food), consider booking a 2-hour cooking experience with Luca & Lorenzo and learn how to make 4 different kinds of pastas the real way.
But instead of traveling to Italy to take the class in person, for only $37, you can learn the secret family recipe that’s been around for generations and check out the winner of the “most loved Airbnb experience.”
Get Into Shape With An Olympian
If you’re looking for a livelier experience, consider signing up for high intensity interval training with an Olympian athlete.
For just $25, Mechelle will whip your butt into shape with hardcore strength and conditioning moves and even teach you proper running techniques.
The experience ends with her sharing her own personal story and allowing participants to interact with one another with inspirational tips on how to set and achieve goals.
Sounds like a perfect group fitness activity for the ladies!
Salsa Dance To Latin Beats
If you love to dance, you can learn all about the cultural history of salsa where the pros teach the basic steps to get you started.
Already know a few steps?
You can sign up for a private class and challenge yourself with more complex moves while your host, Israel, teaches you how to perfect your step.
And after breaking a sweat to those Latin beats, the virtual party ends with an online toast.
Sangria And Drag Queens?
We think this one is a bit nuts – but liberals love it.
Yes, people actually pay money to partake in an interactive drag queen musical – where a group of men dressed as women sing songs and even say the online participants names during their shows to make it more personal.
After being serenated by a group of drag queens, they’ll teach you how to make your own sangria.
Thanks – but no thanks – we’ll pass on this one. But to each their own.
The Options Are Endless
So if you’re still not ready to get out and travel just yet, consider booking a unique Airbnb virtual experience for a new way to partake in activities you’ve always wanted to try.
From cooking every type of food you can imagine to dancing the night away – there truly is something for everyone.
And the interactive dynamic makes it way better than simply watching a YouTube video.
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