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They say a journey of a thousand miles starts with a single step. Well, this journey of 6,432 miles (10,351 kilometers) starts with a click, or if you’re on your phone, a tap.
This is a virtual trip across the USA exploring culture, nature and food that will serve as an appetizer to the real trip you should definitely plan one day. No need to get ready for takeoff because your Experience will be digital. Your itinerary? Hawaii to Mississippi to Ohio to Tennessee to New York City. Your mode of transportation? Airbnb Online Experiences. Stay cozy on your couch. Let's go!
Explore Hidden Reefs in Hawaii
Our first stop will be in Hilo, Hawaii, where pro surfer/scientist Cliff Kapono will give you a VR tour of one of the state’s most hidden coral reefs. Cliff will walk you through Hawaii’s history, how it became inhabited and what role the ocean plays in the lives of the local communities. The whole Experience will last 60 minutes and 100% of the proceeds will be donated to charity. You’ll also officially be an ocean conservationist after joining this Online Experience.
A sea turtle and schools of fish swimming among one of Hawaii's reefs
Southern Food with a Pro Chef in Mississippi
Second stop: We’ll get back to the mainland for some good old southern hospitality as we take a cooking Experience with Mississippi Chef Nick Wallace. Over the course of one hour and 15 minutes, Nick will teach you how to cook a full traditional southern menu with classics like braised collard greens, creamy grits and cornbread. Southern cuisine is a very unique subset of American cuisine. Its homey feel and wide range of flavors makes it a delight at every bite. If you want to add a soulful twist to your dinner table, this is an amazing virtual Experience you won’t regret taking.
Mississippi Chef Nick Wallace sourcing farm-fresh ingredients
Spoken Word Poetry in Ohio
Welcome to Ohio! Cleveland to be a little more specific. This is where your Spoken Word Poetry Experience will take place with Chris Webb, a true veteran of this beautiful art form. Chris’ Spoken Word Poetry is centered around Cleveland, how it forges his character and how it houses the people he loves. This Experience will help you develop your own writing about “home” no matter what “home” might mean for you. It will also give you the chance to share your own Spoken Word Poetry with passionate writers from all around the world.
Chris Webb, performing his poetry in Cleveland
Whiskey Cocktails & Distillery in Tennessee
It's no coincidence that country music frequently mentions Tennessee whiskey and this Experience will teach you why. As you virtually land in Nashville, you’ll get acquainted with the history of bourbon through an Experience from the Nelson family’s Green Brier Distillery. Your host will start off by guiding you through the process of making a classic Old Fashioned. Once you have a cocktail in hand, you’ll move on to learning about the process of making bourbon and learn about the rich history of the distillery and its owners, the Nelson Family. Enjoy responsibly!
Whiskey aging in barrels at Nelson's Green Brier Distillery
New York City LGBTQ Historical Bar Crawl
Our last stop will be in the Big Apple for an eye-opening Experience with Michael Ventriello, a New York City tour guide who will virtually take you through the bars that are closely tied to the LGBTQ historical movement in the city and beyond. Enjoy a drink as you explore the main staples of the local LGBTQ bar scene like Julius, Stonewall Inn and Cubbyhole. While you learn about the activism that stemmed from inside these pubs, you’ll also be able to play trivia and engage in meaningful conversations around LGBTQ history, culture and life around the globe.
These are only a handful of what the USA has to offer. To see the full list of USA Online Experiences, visit Airbnb's Country Collection page. We look forward to welcoming you in the USA very soon.
Outside the historic Stonewall Inn
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