5 Months of Travel in 3 Minutes: One-Second Daily Videos

It’s difficult to sum-up travel experiences when you return home. The best and occasionally the worst question: “How was your trip?” requires you to continually summarize experiences that shouldn’t be summarized: to package them into little digestible bits that fit well into small talk, to homogenize descriptions to fit with the culture of the people with whom you’re talking. To me, it can be a slow death for travel memories. But perhaps that’s the nature of memories in general. The more we remember those moments, the more our perception of them changes. We preserve some of these raw memories through photo and video, and today it’s easier and easier to do so with smartphones, GoPros, tiny DSLRs, and almost unlimited connectivity.

I took a video a day to help remember not only the big things, but also the nondescript, “boring” moments that we oft forget in the midst of trying to get across the big points of a story to friends and family.

So from journaling to horseback riding, from hiking to brushing my teeth, here are the ups and downs, the exciting and monotonous, and everything in between: 5 months of travel packed into less than 3 minutes of video.

What fun or unique things have you done to help preserve your travel memories? Comment below!

About The Author


Born a New Yorker and raised a New Englander, I always dreamed of going west after college in search of adventure and the outdoors. I found it in my new home in Juneau, Alaska during a year-long volunteer program after graduation. A year came and went, but I wasn't ready to leave the great white north. Four years later and still in Juneau, I decided to take another leap of faith and start Landscapes on the Run: Sustainable Adventure Travel.


  1. Jack

    you can always make money but you cant always make memories. It’s nice to read your article and memories.

    • JKev

      Thanks, Jack!


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