Virtual European Experiences – Travel from Home!
Our “Virtual European Experiences” enable you to “travel from home” until we can travel to Europe again. We began this project in late September 2020 and hosted 33 programs until early May 2021. Our programs involved 15 different presenters (most in Europe); several people hosted multiple programs.
Watch our completed
on our private YouTube Channel
We will offer a few special programs in June and July 2021 to introduce our newest trips, and we plan to continue Virtual European Experiences in the off-season in the future.
Virtual European Experiences help you learn more about an area or culture, offer you a look at a place you might want to visit in the future, or bring back memories of a special place you’ve already enjoyed. We hold our virtual experiences on Zoom, involving many of our trip co-leaders, partners and friends in Europe. These are “webinars,” where you can see and hear the moderator and presenter(s) and their slides, photos and video. But you won’t be on camera and your microphone won’t be activated. You can submit written questions in a special Q&A window. For anyone who is new to Zoom, you’ll need to register for a free Zoom account to participate.
Each session is about an hour, including a short introduction, a 40-45 minute program, and a question-and-answer session. Sessions are usually at 2:00 pm EDT/EST (east coast USA). Click here to find out what time this is in your location on a specific date.
Anyone is welcome to join us– you just need to register in advance. If you’re interested in a program and can’t attend the “live” session, please register anyway! You’ll receive a link to the recording a few days later.
Kathy Wood leads some sessions and moderates the other sessions. For Virtual Experiences led by others, we’ve asked participants to consider making a small optional donation of $10 – $20 if you can. 100% of any donations go to our guest presenters.
We thank everyone for your contributions of over $17,000 that have enabled us to provide some income to our European partners during this difficult time for the travel industry.
You can continue to make donations through any of our payment options. Please be sure to indicate the name of the program or the presenter so we know who should receive your donation.
Kathy’s post on the Slow Travel Tours blog gives you more insight into our Virtual European Experiences, including comments from several participants in our Fall 2020 programs: