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Get inspired by this month’s best travel videos, as picked by Vimeo

Video-sharing site Vimeo tends to rise above the mass-market clutter of YouTube to showcase the best in digital film, and the platform regularly releases its staff picks for the best videos.

In the past month, several of the top videos have been about travel. These videos blow out of the water many of the (much more expensively made) promos shot for direct marketing organizations and online travel companies.

So get inspired with these travel-themed videos, all uploaded in the past month. Watch in Fullscreen & HD with sound for the best quality.

Road Trip USA

Posted only a few weeks ago, this video captures 2 Weeks 3,000 Miles 5,000 Photos in 3 Minutes, by Mike Matas.



There’s something about the otherworldly landscape of Iceland that has drawn artistic filmmakers to shoot their best short movies work there. Maybe the island is the Montmartre of the digital era.

Canadian Ryan Walker shot this film in June 2012 and posted it on Vimeo a couple of weeks ago.


Hyperlapse of urban China

You think you’ve seen timelapse before, but this video of Guangzhou, Shanghai, and Shenzhen is much smoother than you’ve probably ever seen.

Guangzhou’2012/CHINA from zweizwei |motion timelapse| on Vimeo.


Cityscape Chicago

This video by Eric Hines has received nearly 5,000 likes. The reason is self-explanatory.



The International Banana Museum

Uploaded a week ago by the blog Cool Hunting, this slick film captures a fresh take on the documentary form in under 3 minutes.

In South America 2012

A journey in 2012 to Argentina, Chile, Bolivia, Uruguay, Paraguay and Southern Brazil in a old and rusty Landrover. Shot by Vincent Urban.

Farewell, Hong Kong

A loving tribute, from departing resident  Gregory Kane.

Have another favorite travel video that’s caught your eye? Any trends you’re seeing in travel video that are worth sharing? Please sound off in the comments.

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  1. Pablo Grandinetti

    Great list Sean! I would like to invite your readers to our Travel Videos search engine when they will be able to find great videos like these ones of almost every single city in the world: http://www.travideos.com . Thanks and keep on with the good work!

  2. Ryan

    Great list! The roadtrip USA one really inspired me and I plan on doing a USA roadtrip in a month! I also wanted to share mine with the community. It’s called, 2012: The Year The World Didn’t End. Ended up traveling to 19 countries this past year and plan to keep on going!


    Let me know what you think Sean!

  3. Jazz Poulin

    Really cool to see these videos

  4. Lindsay

    I love this one by the Canadian Tourism Commission and Canadians themselves:


    Great idea and brilliantly edited!

  5. Greg

    These videos are inspirational and it is amazing what some of these people are doing here. I especially like the China one. Too bad they didn’t label which cities were which.

    Here is a travel video of Vancouver BC in the summer

  6. Nick Vivion

    Nick Vivion

    Packing my bags (and cameras) now – forget about traditional ‘hosted’ travel videos, these are the real deal. Not for armchair travelers, these videos are about getting out there and absorbing it all. Stunning!


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