Testimonial Tuesday: Touropia on YouTube

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Wanderlust:  "A strong desire or urge to travel and explore the world."

As most of you who Follow me know, I've been in Arizona for a few weeks staying with my sister-in-law, playing some golf and meeting up with some of my favorite Rainer peeps. 

Since my SIL doesn't have regular TV, we've been watching the programs available through her Amazon Prime account and a few Netflix movies.  She also enjoys watching church talks on YouTube.

Sunday morning we discovered another YouTube channel that we both enjoyed... Touropia.   It started when she found the 10 Best Places to Visit in Arizona on the Touropia Channel.  The picture above is one I took in beautiful Sedona a few year back. Sedona, of course, is one of the featured must visit places in Arizona. Anyway, we watched the Arizona video, which then went to 10 Best Places to Visit in Oregon (where I grew up), then Israel, Australia, New Zealand and Austria... all places I've been and some of where Connie has been. It was a fun blast from the past. They are each less than 15 minutes and a wonderful overview of an area, state or country. 

My SIL and I have both done a lot of traveling. She traveled mostly via cruising. I traveled mostly via land.  I am fortunate to still be able to do more traveling.  She is not, and often laments and gets somewhat depressed about the fact she can no longer travel.  I think Touropia has been a marvelous find for her. She can revisit places she has been and go to places she wishes she could.  

If there is a place you are considering visiting, just curious about, or know someone who enjoys traveling, I highly recommend checking out the Touropia Channel on YouTube.  

Below is the 10 Best Places To Visit in Arizona video we watched Sunday morning. 


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Wayne Martin
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Good morning Carol. The wife does not like to travel so maybe Touropia will change her mind! Enjoy your day!

Feb 12, 2019 04:57 AM #5
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Carol Williams
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Hi Myrl Jeffcoat 
I love that you are so spontaneous with your wanderlust!  I think you and I need to hook up for a day trip sometime!  We could be kindred spirits.

Feb 12, 2019 05:25 AM #6
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Carol Williams
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Hi James Dray 
Where are your next adventures going to take you and your wife?  Do you know yet?  Coming to the Northwest?

Feb 12, 2019 05:25 AM #7
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Carol Williams
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Hi Kat Palmiotti 
If you have a smart TV, it's just like watching a short travel documentary. 

Feb 12, 2019 05:27 AM #8
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Carol Williams
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Hi Nina Hollander 
If you have a smart TV, which I'm sure you do, it's just like watching a travel documentary on the big screen.  It's a great way to travel for those of us, like you and me, who have traveled a lot and aren't keen on those long plane rides to get to far away destinations.  

Feb 12, 2019 05:29 AM #9
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Carol Williams
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Hi Wayne Martin 
See, you could offer to take your wife anywhere in the world without ever leaving the comfort of your home.  Pull it up on the big screen smart TV and sit back and relax. 

Feb 12, 2019 05:30 AM #10
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Brian England
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YouTube has so much to offer, I don't get on there as often as I would like.  I mainly like watching the funny videos!

Feb 12, 2019 05:44 AM #11
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Will Hamm
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Hello Carol,  sould likea interesting channel to watch and learn from.  Glad you are enjoying your time traveling.

 

Feb 12, 2019 05:51 AM #12
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Kathy Streib
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Hi Carol- I love that you've been spending time with your SIL.  And yes, what a great way to vicariously travel when you can't!

Feb 12, 2019 07:41 PM #13
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Ed Silva
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That sounds like a great place to look at to determine possible bucket locations.

And you are so right, Sedona is beautiful.

Feb 13, 2019 07:43 AM #14
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Sheri Sperry - MCNE®
Coldwell Banker Residential Brokerage - Sedona, AZ
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HI Carol Williams - You know that I know exactly where you took that pic on Schnebly Hills Rd in Sedona.  Not so sure it is very manageable right now.

I have been up and down all the lakes and Colorado River by boat from the Lake Powell to Grand Canyon to Parker but I still need to see more of southern AZ and NE AZ. Lots still to explore!!

Feb 13, 2019 08:34 AM #15
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Carol Williams
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Hi Brian England 
YouTube travelogues are great streamed onto her Smart TV.  Just like being at the movies. 

Feb 13, 2019 09:08 AM #16
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Carol Williams
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Hi Will Hamm 
YouTube has about everything!  I used it quite a bit for various tutorials.

Feb 13, 2019 09:08 AM #17
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Carol Williams
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Hi Kathy Streib 
Yes, great for people to travel without leaving the comfort of their own home or for checking out places for possible future travel. 

Feb 13, 2019 09:10 AM #18
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Carol Williams
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Hi Ed Silva 
Good point... for bucket list research. 

Feb 13, 2019 09:11 AM #19
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Hi Sheri Sperry - MCNE® 
It's one of my favorite pictures that I have ever taken in the Sedona area.  I was on one of those Pink Jeep tours that day.  Another was the Chapel of the Holy Cross.  I'll have to dig that one out. Not sure where I have it filed.

Feb 13, 2019 09:14 AM #20
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Elizabeth Weintraub Sacramento Real Estate Agent, Top 1% of Lyon Agents
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I had my husband change our TV "on channel" from basketball to Hawaii scenery. That's made a big difference. Now, instead of assualting my senses when I turn on the TV, I get sucked into watching flowers bloom in peaceful green valleys.

And then I discover I have nothing taped on the DVR and hit Netflix. I can watch old Twilight Zones forever.

Feb 13, 2019 10:12 AM #21
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Carol Williams
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Hi Elizabeth Weintraub Sacramento Real Estate Agent, Top 1% of Lyon Agents 
Hawaii scenery sounds way more tranquil than basketball.  Sometimes I put mine on an ocean scene with the ocean sounds. The beach is my happy place.

Feb 13, 2019 10:31 AM #22
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Nick Vandekar, 610-203-4543
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Tredyffrin Easttown Realtors, Philly Main Line

I will have to check out Touropia, not sure it will cure or feed mywanderlust but it has to be enjoyable.

Feb 14, 2019 11:17 AM #23
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Grant Schneider
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Good morning Carol Williams - that video makes me realize how much I missed 10 plus years ago when I used to go to an office in Phoenix once a month.

Feb 15, 2019 04:49 AM #24
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