We Asked for Fascinating Stories of Lockdown Abroad. And Wow, Did We Get Them

Fodor’s writers around the world share what life is like under lockdown.

With guidebooks that cover every continent except Antarctica, Fodor’s has a network of writers that extends across the globe. Some of our writers cover the places in which they grew up, while others are constantly on the move. Here, we’ve asked some of our expat writers what it’s like to be a travel writer who can’t return to their home country.

Mutiny, Cannibalism, and Monsters: History’s 7 Most Mysterious Shipwrecks

Here’s what Davey Jones is hoarding in his locker.

For as long as the human race has walked the coasts of the earth, we’ve been drawn to the sea. Despite its danger, despite the unknowable horrors that roil beneath its waves, despite all the lives and vessels that have been unceremoniously consumed beneath its surface, we simply can’t stay away. And while many vessels have managed to conquer the sea, returning to safe harbor, these seven ships—under strange circumstances—weren’t so lucky, their ultimate fates becoming shrouded in a haze of mystery.

15 Animal Live Streams Better Than Anything on Netflix

Go wild.

In times like these (global pandemics), I don’t know about you but I have been obtaining much of the serotonin in my body solely from online videos of animals doing things. And what’s better than regular videos of animals doing things? Why, animals doing things in real time. With aquariums, museums, and zoos around the world closing their doors to visitors due to the novel coronavirus, many of them have made some exhibits available online as live-streams for all of us to watch from the comfort (or discomfort) of our own homes. So, step outside (not really) and live amongst the animals (not really) for a moment (far too late into the night).

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