September 18, 2019 | Interests
7 Ultimate Break traveler videos FTW
By Haley D.
As our resident social media addict/expert, I spend a good amount of my time combing through the best of the best in terms of traveler Instagrams, Tweets, Facebook posts, and increasingly: YouTube videos. The video montages and vlogs we come across from your travels are the pinnacle of wanderlust-worthy, sun-soaked, holy-crap-I-wish-I-was-eating-tapas-in-Seville-with-you-guys-instead-of-sitting-at-my-desk amazingness. If a picture’s worth a thousand words, these videos wrote the BOOK on how to craft unbelievable travel memories that’ll stay with you long after your airplane pretzels go stale. So without further ado, I’d like to present my (current) round-up of the best EF Ultimate Break traveler videos out there.
Hannah: European Summer
Hannah’s entire series chronicling her experience on our 35-day European Summer trip is—as Lizzie McGuire would say—what dreams are made of. This is her video for Lisbon, but she also created videos from the Algarve, Seville, Granada, Ibiza, Barcelona, the French Riviera, and Cinque Terre. I know. I’d recommend grabbing an iced beverage of some kind, sitting back, and letting the whole playlist wash over you.
Micalister: Rome, Paris, & London
From the very first shot, Micalister makes it easy to put yourself right in her footsteps as she explores three of Europe’s most exciting cities. You also get to enjoy the magical little moments of togetherness, goofiness, awe, and slight sleep deprivation that go along with group travel through the eyes of Micalister and her newfound travel friends.
Mariah: Ultimate Europe
This is a blast from the past courtesy of Mariah, our 2019 Ultimate Storyteller. Before she was spending summer 2019 traveling across 5 continents on our Ultimate Earth trip, Mariah was capturing unbelievable views and memories on Ultimate Europe. (Shameless plug: if you haven’t already, go check out our Instagram Highlights for a full rundown of what Mariah got up to during her 54-day journey around the world).
Ricky: Grand Tour of Ireland
Maybe I’m biased because Ireland was my most recent trip and I miss the pubs/fresh air/baby lambs, but Ricky’s GoPro footage of the Grand Tour of Ireland is an awesome crash course in all the stunning things you’ll see, sip, and stroll through on this craic-filled journey.
Kate: Thailand and the Islands
Few trips check as many boxes as Thailand. This video from Kate will inspire every side of your wanderlusting brain. You want some adventure? Boom, canoes. You want beach time? Bang, you’re on a beach. Hungry? You’re in a foodie’s paradise. There’s just so much to love, and brb I’m requesting more vacation days so I can tag along with the next trip there.
Have I mentioned that our travelers are crazy talented? Italy is beautiful to begin with, but Courtney makes it look like something out of a fairytale. Her music choices are on point and make the whole experience of watching the video feel like an epic, magical adventure where you’re starring in your own movie.
Jesse: EF Ultimate Break Review
Jesse’s the king of being short, sweet, and to the point. It almost feels wrong to say anything else, so just go hear what he has to say - and definitely stay for the montage at the end. Again, YOU GUYS ARE SO TALENTED.
Bonus (I couldn’t keep it to just 7)
Morgan: EF Ultimate Break Review + Q&A
This is an oldie but a goodie from our friend Morgan, an Ultimate Break pro (she’s been on 4 trips with us). If you’re looking for one-stop shopping for all your FAQs about who we are and what we do, Morgan’s your girl. She breaks down the experience of booking and traveling on one of our trips in a chatty, easy to understand way. For even more from Morgan, check out her vlogs from Croatia, Greece, and Madrid.
I could go on forever with this, but I’ll stop here for now. Let these moving scrapbooks (cheesy, I know) inspire you to create and document incredible travel memories of your own! You and your YouTube queue can thank me later.