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Travel’s Creative Minds are Shining

With most of their employees working off site, some attractions and destinations have found innovative ways to engage with their fans on social media. Here are a few that are keeping us entertained.

National Cowboy and Western Heritage Museum

With everyone else off-site, a security guard takes over the museum’s Twitter feed and become a national sensation.

Dolly Parton Reads Bedtime Stories

Each Thursday night over the next 10 weeks, Dolly Parton will read a bedtime story from her Imagination Library on various social media channels.

Virtual Happy Hour with Corpus Christi Bartenders

Their bars and restaurants may be closed for now, but these Texas bartenders are hosting happy hour and sharing cocktail pointers on Facebook.


The staff at Visit Durango is taking advantage of its image library of stunning Colorado scenery to inspire future visitors with its
#DurangoDreaming campaign on social media.

A D.C. Playlist

Musicians in Washington, D.C. aren’t performing live right now, but Destination D.C. is still sharing their sounds with the world via these streaming music playlists.

San Francisco Backgrounds for Zoom Calls

Now that many people are working from home, Zoom and other video conferencing platforms are surging in popularity. San Francisco Travel has created Zoom backgrounds featuring iconic images from the city.

Milwaukee Food Tours

This company is packaging products from purveyors on its popular “Bakery Bus” tour and sending them to people’s homes around the country.

Alabama Tourism

Alabama has partnered with a photo book publisher to offer free photo albums that travelers can customize with photos from their own past trips to the state.

Franklin Park Conservatory

Botanical experts from Columbus’ Franklin Park Conservatory are giving video gardening tutorials to help you make the most of your time at home.

Elizabethtown, Kentucky

The Elizabethtown Tourism & Convention Bureau is helping to entertain homebound travelers with online picture puzzles featuring iconic images from around the city.

Tenement Museum

In New York, the Tenement Museum continues to tell stories of immigrants’ early lives in the United States with their podcast “How To Be an American.”

G Adventures

This global travel company has tapped its roster of local destination experts to host a series of virtual walking tours of cities in places such as Italy, Guatemala and Vietnam.