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Find out what these countries are doing to bring cheer & hope in these difficult times

All we need, all we need is hope
And for that we have each other.

Wish you could use some of that hope and cheer on this brand new day? Here you go — increase the brightness, tune in, and consider your day made!

Portugal tourism releases an uplifting video that hits us right in the feels, no wonder the world is in love with it!

Not often do we come across a tourism campaign that starts saying “It’s time to stop”. In this 138 seconds video, Visit Portugal walks us through sprawling landscapes and lonely yet charming sceneries from around Portugal. But the only difference between this and their usual videos? We are asked to stay home this time to “calibrate the path of mankind.” Hope restored and heart, totally, totally stolen!

“It’s time to stop.
It’s time to take a break, for the good of the world. In the meantime, we can dream for the great days to come. We’re in this together.”

Visit Portugal

And Switzerland? The solitary snowcapped alpine beams with bright light shows, flaunting messages such as “Hope”, “Stay home”, heart and Swiss flag among others.

Being one of the hard-hit countries in Europe, Switzerland still welcomes people to the message “Dream now, travel later” on its tourism page – a virtual window into Switzerland which you should totally check out! They offer a wide range of virtual tours and live stream videos of Switzerland’s iconic locations. Needless to say, these messages bring light and cheer to the distraught residents and beloved travellers worried about Switzerland.

This beautiful snow-covered landscape shining in bright red light is all the motivation we needed today, don’t you think?


Stay home and stay safe, so you can travel later when the world switches back on. And when it does, Pickyourtrail is here to craft your dream vacation.

Image credits: Visit Portugal and Zermatt Tourism.

Akshaya Devi

Scared of driving in Chennai traffic but also planning a solo bike trip to Ladakh. Don't be surprised if you find me all hyper, someone somewhere in the world must've misquoted Martin Scorcese or justified a bad coffee saying "C'mon, coffee is coffee".