My wife is a professional standup comedian, and since all of her shows have been cancelled, she’s at home making me do silly dance videos and funny sketches for her online audience. Getting to laugh and make people laugh during all of this has been the best medicine.
– Jeremy Hall, travel advisor
I have an antique teak bench from Indonesia
that has been weathering on my porch for ages. My next-door neighbor (a carpenter) explained to me, step-by-step, how to refinish it. The process involves sandpaper, paint brushes, linseed oil, and marine varnish (all available on Amazon). This project is my ticket to lounging comfortably on the back porch, reminiscing about past trips to my homeland, and dreaming about trips to come.
– Melanie Fowler, design director
During my daily walk, I look for the most interesting house and snap a picture. By the end of this pandemic I’ll have a photo book of beautiful New Orleans
homes. I’ve also been taking the time to learn how to use photography and editing apps that I’ve downloaded but never actually opened, such as FaceTune
, and Quik
– Amina Dearmon, Virtuoso travel advisor