Traveler Tips: Fun with Friends and Family from Afar

 

3 Things you can do with your family and friends to keep connected during this time of travel and social distancing!

We know that being apart from your family and friends can be hard, especially now. We have travelers that are placed across the US and we want to make sure that they (and you) can feel connected even from afar.

When it comes to connecting, we have a few ideas that you all can engage in from the comfort of your home!

 

Netflix Party Chrome Extension

Netflix Party is a Chrome extension for watching Netflix remotely with friends, e.g., for movie nights with that long-distance special someone. It plays the video in sync with the other viewer… all while sharing your commentary using the chat feature.

This can be downloaded at NetflixParty.com

 

Social Media Challenges

These challenges are sweeping the nation, from comical skits to dance routines, this is a perfect way to spend your time inside and safe all while having fun with your friends! The various challenges are created and recreated by the users to see “who did it best,” which explains why it’s a challenge and why there are so many out there. These challenges will usually be found on an app called TikTok, although they can be accessed on any social media platform. Participate today and don’t forget to tag a friend!

Check out these challenges and share with a friend:

#FlipTheSwitch

#HitYoGroove

#SomethingNew

 

Video Chat

Skype/Facetime/Google Duo – Stream from your laptop or your mobile devices to keep in touch with the ones you love.

Skype is used heavily for conferences and meetings, but they are not just tied to that, they are used to promote connection. This is a trying time for us all, so receiving a Skype call from family and/or friends could brighten up anyone’s day!

These apps are the perfect way to stay connected to those you love, whether they’re across the country or across the room!

 

Skype can be downloaded at www.skype.com

Facetime is found on iPhone

Google Duo can be downloaded from the Android Playstore

 

Try not to lose your normal routine of keeping in touch with your family and friends, use the helpful tips we have above as a way to stay connected and help our nation flatten the curve! Remember we are in this together!

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