This is likely going to be an Easter weekend unlike any we’ve seen before, with churchgoers staying home and attending services virtually while social distancing. In honor of this holiday, we’re taking a look at some of the world’s biggest, most impressive and most unusual churches and cathedrals. No matter where you travel around the
Photo courtesy of iStock / Niphon Khiawprommas Improve your photography with these tips from Nikon Ambassador Dixie Dixon Just because you’re stuck at home, that doesn’t mean your camera has to start collecting dust. Polish up your photography skills now, and your photos will be the better for it when you’re finally able to travel
Plenty of people once considered themselves to be homebodies – at least until they were told that they had to stay at home. Many, like myself, used to scoff at the idea of “spending time outdoors.” Hasn’t anyone heard of allergies? Now that we’re urged to stay inside, we yearn for a hike, a picnic
Photo courtesy of Lois Alter Mark You can “book” a trip anywhere with these reads “Reading gives us someplace to go when we have to stay where we are,” said writer Mason Cooley. Books can transport you to places you may never get to visit in real life – and make you feel like you’ve
Cauliflower is one of the most versatile vegetables in your kitchen — Photo courtesy of Getty Images / fcafotodigital Cauliflower is having a moment. The U.S. Department of Agriculture’s Economic Research Service estimates that per capita consumption in 2019 was up nearly 75% over a decade prior. Time Magazine dubbed it “the new kale” a
Photo courtesy of iStock / ersinkisacik Stay home – together If we were to guess what the phrase of 2020 would be, we’d put our money on “social distancing.” The spread of COVID-19 has made homebodies of us all. But just because you’re staying at home doesn’t mean you have to ditch your social life.
Photo courtesy of iStock / TARIK KIZILKAYA Binge your way around the globe From a zombie period piece in Korea to a coming-of-age story in Northern Ireland to a detective thriller in Cuba, these Netflix shows will transport you to destinations around the globe. Photo courtesy of Samurai Gourmet / Netflix “Samurai Gourmet” | Japan
Lemurs hang out at Seattle’s Woodland Park Zoo — Photo courtesy of The Woodland Park Zoo A virtual visit to a zoo or aquarium proves a wonderful way to brighten any day. “Wander” among nature and get caught up watching wildlife play, sleep and go about daily routines, as online programming transports viewers to faraway
Flamingos on parade — Photo courtesy of iStock / ANDREYGUDKOV As our days of social distancing wear on, more and more good news stories are popping up across the Internet. Distilleries are shifting focus to producing hand sanitizer, communities are finding creative ways to support local restaurants and museums are coming up with myriad new
Have you ever wanted to learn to make pasta? There’s an online class for that! — Photo courtesy of Getty Image / zeljkosantrac Has there ever been a better time to learn new skills and pick up new hobbies? Cooking allows you to not only maximize the ingredients you’ve stocked up in your kitchen, but
Photo courtesy of iStock / Rimma_Bondarenko Cheers to brightening your days Whether you’re weathering the storm solo or with family, tropical cocktails are mood-improving pick-me-ups that are easy to stir, shake, mix and muddle at home. Just because we can’t visit the Caribbean right now doesn’t mean we can’t welcome the islands into our homes.
Note from 10Best: We’re aware that current events have impacted how these businesses are operating. You can still support them via supportlocal.usatoday.com or by inquiring about shipping or curbside pickup. Americans love craft beer. The nation is home to well over 7,400 breweries, as well as thousands more beer bars and brewpubs. The sheer variety
In challenging times, we look to the arts to uplift our spirits, distract our busy minds and inspire our souls. Although it might be awhile before we can all gather in one space to watch our favorite musicians, actors, dancers and comedians, we are so grateful for the countless ways virtual performances connect us from
Note from 10Best: Sparky’s is open with a limited menu for carryout at the time of this publication and may also be able to ship directly or via Goldbelly. Someday, we’ll all be ready to pack our suitcases again and head out on our next adventures. In the meantime, here’s some inspiration for the future.
Photo courtesy of Durham Distillery From spirits to sanitizer These craft distillers are hospitality heroes, selflessly stepping up to the plate to help save our country from COVID-19 at a time when they are in imminent danger of going out of business. With the raw materials needed already on hand, they’re racing to make alcohol-based sanitizers for their
It’s hard to deny that 2020 has gotten off to a rocky start, but tough times have brought out the best in some communities, inspiring towns, individuals and small businesses to get creative for the greater good. Here are three of these stories from the past week. A simple phrase brings hope to this small
As the world finds itself navigating unchartered territory, it’s easy to focus on the collective fear and uncertainty. However, as we discover ourselves grounded at home and separated into our individual and family silos, there are many things we can proactively do in an attempt to stay calm and clear-minded. “During challenging times, it is
Launched in Chicago in March 2020 by Sean Lynch and Jenn Galdes, Dining at a Distance is a burgeoning list of restaurants that are open for takeout, delivery or curbside pick-up as venues close across the country. In a time of historical uncertainty, virtual dining is an enterprising way of helping the hospitality industry while
To our readers: While we live and breathe travel, we also know that now’s the time to #StayatHome in the best interest of our communities as we grapple with COVID-19. We also know that someday, we’ll all be ready to pack our suitcases again. In the meantime, we’re here to offer some ideas for how
Naturalist and author Richard Mabey once said, “The natural world is like a theatre, a stage beyond our own, in which the dramas that are an irreducible part of being alive are played out without hatred or envy or hypocrisy. Watching wildlife can tell us much about ourselves and our own frailties.” You don’t have