Chances are if you love to travel, you probably also love to learn. When we travel we engage with new ideas, cultures, people, and ways of thinking. We stretch comfort zones and eagerly try new things.
Luckily, we live in the information age, and we can learn from almost anywhere in the world with access to a computer and the internet. Here are a few of our favorite online resources to plug into to keep learning.
Yoga Anytime – Practice yoga anytime, anywhere
Running to the gate in the airport, squishing into a seat for hours on end, driving to faraway destinations–these are all a means to an end for the frequent traveler, but they can wreck havoc on your body. A daily practice of stretching your body and mind can help you overcome the challenges of travel. Yoga Anytime offers a consistent global community of teachers and is accessible at any hour of the day (even crazy jetlag hours)–bringing sighs of relief, peace, and comfort.
PianoCub – Learn how to play the piano at your own pace
Hearing a beautiful piece of live music can inspire you to want to dust off the piano and tickle the keys. One of the things most adults regret is not following through with music lessons as a child. PianoCub allows you to log in from anywhere in the world with an internet connection, on any device, and begin learning where you left off (even if that means from the ground up). The site was created by a USC Thornton School of Music graduate to make classical music training more accessible to children and adults alike through video tutorials and quality learning materials.
Salted – Become the masterful chef you know lives inside you
Food is a express lane to our hearts. So it’s no wonder that a favorite pastime of travelers is experiencing unique foods in new places. But what if you want to learn how to cook that special dish? Salted is a platform that allows you to learn to cook online through easy-to-follow video tutorials. Described as cooking school at netflix prices by LA Weekly, you can learn basic building blocks or complex recipes.
Rosetta Stone Totale – Speak with locals in their language
Traveling to a foreign country can be both exciting and overwhelming. Language can sometimes feel like a barrier, but it doesn’t have to be. Rosetta Stone is a great place to begin learning a language. Visual cues, written words, and audio reinforce basic concepts of over 20 languages offered through Rosetta Stone. Totale is accessible via the computer and can also be downloaded as a mobile app. With digestible lessons you’ll be saying grazie con gusto in no time!
Audible – Catch up on some good reads while you wait
Long commutes and waits in line deserve better use of your time. Audible allows you to download audio books to your device so that you can transform anytime into book time. From classics to latest best sellers, the selection is vast and varied as your many journeys.
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