Virtual Road Trip

Embrace the New, Redefine the Now, Rediscover your own Backyard!

On this leg of our virtual road trip, we’re taking you southwest for a much-needed dose of sunshine and vitamin sea. Follow along with us as our influencers share a roundup of their fave local travel destinations and get inspired to become a tourist yourself, without having to leave city limits. From big, bustling hubs to small, idyllic towns – no matter where you live, now is the perfect time to explore the hidden gems waiting in your own backyard.

Chloe Aaru / @thehawaiiyogi

Location: Kilauea, Kauai, Hawaii

A quaint and charming town located on the gorgeous North Shore of the Garden Isle in Hawaii, Kilauea is a stunningly beautiful community which shares its name with the nearby active volcano, Kilauea. In Hawaiian language, Kilauea translates to "spewing" or "much spreading" to describe its frequent eruptions.

Local Travel Tip:

“Immerse yourself in the nature. Check out Airbnb for authentic experiences run by locals. Shop locally. Kauai has an abundance of fresh produce. Check out the local farmers markets and nourish your body with the mana (life-force) of the land. Give love and give gratitude for the land you walk upon. Say aloha to everyone you meet, and you will most likely run into locals who will guide you on epic adventures.”

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Monique Billings / @monique.billings

Location: Joshua Tree, California

A stark and vast desert area in southern California, Joshua Tree National Park is famous for its unique jagged rock formations and stunning rugged landscapes.

Local Travel Tip:

“Get out of your comfort zone! Be willing to try new experiences, foods and take risks. I love to go glamping there. Joshua Tree is the perfect distance for a road trip from LA, offering a quick hiatus from the busy city.”

Travel might look differently of late, but that doesn’t mean you have to put the brakes on it completely. Follow along with us as our influencers share a roundup of their fave local travel destinations and then get inspired to become a tourist yourself, without having to leave your city limits. From big, bustling hubs to small, idyllic towns – no matter where you live, now is the perfect time to explore the hidden gems waiting in your own backyard.

Rafaelly Xavier / @rafaellyxavier

Location: Dumbo, Brooklyn, NYC

A trendy neighborhood in the New York City borough of Brooklyn, Dumbo's cobblestone streets and converted warehouse buildings are the backdrop for independent boutiques, high-end restaurants and trendy cafes.

“With an amazing view of the Brooklyn Bridge, Dumbo is my go-to place for running and outdoor exercise. It has a great mix of vibes with the view of Manhattan, the river with the ferries passing by and the greenery from the park.”

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Local Travel Tip:

“I think the best way to get to know NY is literally getting lost and enjoying all the little things that pop up right in front of you. New Yorkers don’t judge much because they see such a mix of people every day. My best tip for navigating a big city as a local tourist is not to over plan your destinations and let the hidden gems find you. Just enjoy your day and go for it.”

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Morgan Ketzner / @morganketzner

Stillwater, Minnesota

A quaint, idyllic town on the St. Croix River, Stillwater was rated one of the top 10 “Prettiest Towns in America” by Forbes Magazine for its surrounding natural beauty and historic architecture.

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Local Travel Tip:

“My best tip for exploring local is to plan a day trip that incorporates a lot of walking or biking. In Stillwater, there are a variety of adorable little shops, locally-owned restaurants and patios to discover and you can even walk across the bridge into Wisconsin state.”