Have you ever wondered what makes you choose your next destination? What inspires you to travel to one side or the other of the globe? Is it the culture of a nation, its people, its landscapes, its food? When it comes to me, it has to be a good mix of all of the above. I am always interested in visiting unexpected places and meeting people I don’t already know, trying dishes I have never heard of and learning about beliefs sometimes far from my own.

But when it comes to travel, I think that, in the end, what will matter the most will not be what you ate, where you’ve been, or whom you’ve met. Yes, the most important will be how you felt. Traveling is all about sensations, about how to live fully each moment through your explorations…

Now, if you’ve been reading my posts for a while you already know that I feed my wanderlust on Instagram whenever I have to stay home. But I have to admit, though some of the pictures you can find on this social network are astonishingly beautiful, they’ll never compete with how some travel videos make me feel. And if you’re not already convinced, let me introduce you to ten of my favorites.

10. Go India

GO India from Joshua Morin on Vimeo.

9. People of Senegal 

People of Senegal from Lior Sperandeo on Vimeo.

8. Love Japan 

LOVE JAPAN from David Parkinson on Vimeo.

7. Seat 22 — Trans-Siberian Odyssey 

Seat 22 — Trans-Siberian Odyssey from Stanislas Giroux on Vimeo.

6. The Thousand Year Journey: Oregon to Patagonia 

The Thousand Year Journey: Oregon To Patagonia from Kenny Laubbacher on Vimeo.

5. Curves of Iran 

Curves of Iran from Stanislas Giroux on Vimeo.

4. Rise Up 

Rise Up from Gunther Gheeraert on Vimeo.

3. Afghanistan, Touch down in a flight 

Afghanistan – touch down in flight from Augustin Pictures on Vimeo.

2. In South America 

In South America – 2012 from Vincent Urban on Vimeo.

1. Watchtower of Turkey 

Watchtower of Turkey from Leonardo Dalessandri on Vimeo.

Which one of these videos is your favorite? If you were given a free plane ticket now, where would you go?


This post was written by Elisa Fourt.
Elisa Fourt was part of the Travelettes team from 2015 to 2017.  Elisa usually describes herself as a world citizen. She has lived, studied, worked and travelled in more than 60 countries throughout her life and she loves to share her passion for the world with others. When she is not planning her next trip or writing about the last one, Elisa likes to help people in need and get involved in various not-for-profit projects. She currently works for a NGO in the Middle-East. Follow her on Instagram @lisou.me