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Miss traveling? Airbnb is launching virtual experiences from around the world.

Take classes, have jam sessions or meet new people—all from home

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Sarah Medina
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Normally, this would be the time of year when we'd be packing our bags and headed to far flung destinations for a little sunshine, feasting and relaxation. But with all spring trips officially canceled (at least airlines are refunding tickets), we've had to replace them with virtual tours of faraway museums, parks and beaches

But if you still miss the best part of traveling—meeting new people and trying new things—you might want to try a virtual experience hosted by someone in another country or continent, courtesy of Airbnb. The company announced this week that they're moving their Experiences platform online, so users can virtually take classes, have jam sessions or meet new people from all around the world while still staying at home. 

There are a ton of cool experiences on the site to choose from and many of them cost just a little more than renting a movie on Amazon Prime right now. For example, you can meet the dogs of Chernobyl, learn to make ricotta with a chef in Sonoma or take a sangria-making class with drag queens in Portugal—the options go on and on and range in price from $4 per person to $34. 

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In March, @AirbnbExperiences hosts all over the world had to stop doing what they love—sharing their interests and passions with others. Over the past few weeks, they’ve offered ideas for how to continue hosting even while we’re apart. They’ve adapted recipes based on what’s in their pantries, turned living rooms into yoga studios, and choreographed dances for families at home. Today we’re excited to announce that Airbnb Experiences are now online. You can take a flamenco class with Lidón in Madrid, participate in a tarot card reading with Mak in Austin, or visit a colony of penguins in Cape Town—all from home. True to Airbnb Experiences in real life, Online Experiences are hosted by remarkable people and set in small groups. Alongside making a new dish, maybe you’ll make a new friend, too. Thank you to our incredible hosts around the world. We’ll see you online soon —> link in bio.

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"True to Airbnb Experiences in real life, Online Experiences are hosted by remarkable people and set in small groups. Alongside making a new dish, maybe you’ll make a new friend, too," the company wrote on Instagram. 

We'll take it for now, until it's safe to visit these places again IRL. 

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