They say a picture is worth a thousand words. But what about a travel video? I think it’s safe to say that each travel video on this page is worth at least 300,000 words, as they are over 10 seconds long… (1,000 words * 30 frames per second * 10 seconds) = 300,000. See what I did there?
Looking to discover your next dream destination? Here are some of my favorite travel videos from around the world that I’ve created since becoming a travel blogger. These videos showcase beautiful places, epic encounters, travel tips, and cultural experiences. I hope you enjoy them and they give you some ideas for upcoming trips!
Travel videos of the world’s most beautiful places
Cartagena is a colorful city that hugs the Caribbean coastline in northern Colombia. It’s brimming with life, energy, and so many things to do. Heading to Colombia anytime soon? Check out my Bogotá Travel Guide!
Rothenburg ob der Tauber, Germany
I’ve visited many old towns in Europe, but none have enchanted me more than Rothenburg ob der Tauber. This Franconian town brims with colorful timber homes and cobbled streets, all enclosed by 2.5 miles (4 km) of 14th-century walls. It’s one of the few places in Germany that escaped total destruction during World War II, making it one of Germany’s best preserved medieval towns.
Grindelwald took my breath away. The snowcapped mountain views, the happy (and noisy) cows, and the crisp Alpine breeze were enough to give me a dose of adrenaline. And then, there was the mountain cart and scooter rides down the mountain…unreal!
Lago di Braies, Italy
Known in German as Pragster Wildsee, Lago di Braies is one of the most beautiful places on Earth. This dreamy lake is located in the South Tyrol region of northern Italy. I was lucky to visit on a road trip through the Dolomites – a great opportunity to make some beautiful and epic travel videos!
Annecy is nicknamed the “Venice of the Alps” because of the rivers and canals that flow through its Old Town. It’s a great day trip from Geneva, but I recommend spending at least a couple of nights here to soak in the alpine ambiance. The Lake Annecy area is deemed a UNESCO World Heritage Site.
Acadia National Park, Maine
Acadia National Park is New England at its finest. This natural treasure in northeastern Maine is home to some of America’s most incredible biodiversity and epic landscapes. In the same day, you can witness the power of the ocean as waves batter rugged cliffs, and then venture inland to see your reflection in the park’s crystal clear lakes and streams. It’s a picture-perfect destination for hobby hikes and adrenaline junkies alike. More beautiful travel videos of Acadia on my TikTok page!
Würzburg is a beautiful baroque city, nestled in the heart of Franconian wine country in northern Bavaria. It’s often called the Pearl of the Romantic Road, the most popular tourist route in Germany with medieval towns, castles, breathtaking landscapes, and lots of fine wines.
Rye is the quintessential English town that brings you back in time. Many of these homes and inns were built in the 14th and 15th centuries. It amazes me how such seemingly brittle buildings can stand for so long. Life was hard 600-700 years ago, but this quaint community with its cozy, moss-covered homes must’ve made dreary days a little brighter.
Molokai is vibrant and tropical, yet it’s worlds apart from the rest of the Hawaiian islands. There are no traffic lights, no buildings taller than a palm tree, and no luxury resorts. But what Molokai lacks in man-made stuff, it makes up for with its raw beauty and authentic culture.
I loved visiting Oman. This Gulf country is jam-packed with extravagant architecture, epic landscapes, and exotic wildlife. Add to that a dry subtropical climate and warm, friendly people, and you’ll wonder why Oman has stayed undercover for so long!
I love Boston. It has so much to offer in the way of history, architecture, and food that it’s so nice being a tourist in my own city. The Boston I’ve known my whole life is changing every day – it’s exciting to watch!
Epic travel videos
Strokkur Geyser, Iceland
Strokkur Geyser erupts every 6-10 minutes. It’s one of the main attractions along the Golden Circle sightseeing route in southwestern Iceland.
Giant lotus flower in Annecy, France
In Asia, a lotus flower is sacred. Growing in muddy water, it defies logic, representing the purity of heart and mind, good health, and good luck. The flower in this travel video isn’t real of course. It’s a work of art on display in Annecy, France.
The Matterhorn in Zermatt, Switzerland
Seeing the Matterhorn (14,692 feet / 4,478 m elevation) was a dream come true. After hours of thick cloud cover and rain, I was convinced that I, like most visitors who spend a day or two in Zermatt, wouldn’t see this majestic mountain. I came to terms with the fact that the closest I’d get to seeing it was the Matthörnli Chocolate I devoured earlier in the day. Then, when I least expected it, the clouds began to clear and the Matterhorn gloriously revealed itself. What a spectacular sight!
As far as travel videos go, Barcelona isn’t epic in a natural sense. But it’s really got the whole package: a cool cosmopolitan culture, unique history and architecture, amazing food, and a riveting nightlife, among many other things. I lived here for a semester in college and have returned multiple times since then. Can’t get enough of it!
Dozza is a dreamy medieval village just south of Bologna. It’s one of the Borghi più belli d’Italia, an association of the best-preserved and most beautiful Italian villages. Despite its esteemed reputation, you’ll hardly find any tourists here. Even some locals I met from Ferrara, a city just an hour away, hadn’t even heard of it. Such a hidden gem!
This is just about as epic as a travel video can get. I recorded this spectacular sunset from my apartment in Cambridge, Massachusetts at 4:20pm, which is way too early for a sunset IMO. The sky honestly looked like cotton candy. Incredible!
Above is the Duomo di Milano in Milan, Italy. It’s arguably one of the most beautiful cathedrals in Europe. Aside from its spectacular Gothic facade and grandiose stature, it’s striking to me that it took more than six centuries to build. Construction began in 1386 and didn’t wrap up until 1965. It’s hard to imagine the steadfast resolve of the people who built this, knowing they wouldn’t see the fruits of their labor.
Below is the Bosco Verticale (Vertical Forest), a pair of condo buildings in Milan with 20,000 plants growing on them. These plants aren’t jjust for decoration. They produce oxygen and reduce CO2, while also acting as a shield to lessen noise pollution and regulate the temperature inside each of the units. Every city needs a Bosco Verticale! Would you live here?
On the bus ride from Rimini to San Marino, one of the world’s smallest countries and oldest republics, it felt like I was entering a mystical land. As I approached Monte Titano, San Marino’s historic center was blanketed by clouds. When I drew closer to the top, the fog and clouds began to clear. It was then, when the medieval fortresses and limestone streets became unveiled. The UNESCO Site’s timeless charm began to take hold.
Travel tip videos
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Travel videos of cultural experiences
Making pasta from scratch takes a while, but it’s so worth the wait! Here’s a 10-second tutorial from my cooking course with Italy Food Nest in Bologna, Italy.
Ka Hula Piko Festival in Molokai, Hawaii
Molokai is the birthplace of hula, a sacred dance and chant dating back 1,000 years. Read my Molokai Travel Guide to learn about the Ka Hula Piko festival I attended in Molokai last year!
Hot pot in Chongqing, China
Chongqing, China is the de facto capital of hot pot. During a Chinese hot pot, you can expect to encounter some of the world’s most interesting (and weird) foods, including pork brain, tripe, and freshwater eel. I loved it, but it’s certainly not for everyone!
Hamburg is one of Germany’s coolest cities. It’s known for its canals, of which there are thousands. In fact, Hamburg has more bridges and canals than Amsterdam and Venice combined! Aside from being a bustling port, Hamburg also boasts a lively (and at times, edgy) cultural scene. It’s a top-notch travel destination that you can’t miss.
Making Chinese dumplings
It’s much harder than it looks, trust me!
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