In Motion: Five Great Travel Videos

By: Maxine Sheppard

October 11, 2011

It’s been a while since we’ve run a post dedicated to travel videos, so we decided to have another quick scour of the web to see what we could find.

Kicking things off in the Big Apple, we think this is the best New York timelapse video we’ve seen yet – completely mesmerising and deserves to be viewed full screen. Next up is Havana, with a tenderly observed take on daily life, and then to Sydney for a look at the spectacular light projections on the Sydney Opera House sails as part of this year’s Vivid Sydney festival. The sheer scale of Los Angeles is brought to life in our next video, and Hong Kong’s colour and diversity is also given the timelapse treatment in our final choice…

New York

Mindrelic – Manhattan in motion from Mindrelic on Vimeo.


HABANA VIEJA from Van Royko on Vimeo.


Timelapse of Vivid Sydney 2011 from James Zhao on Vimeo.

Los Angeles

The Angels from Givot on Vimeo.

Hong Kong

HD Time Lapse Footage (timelapse) – Hong Kong, China from on Vimeo.

Header shot of Vivid Sydney © Daniel Cantero |


Maxine Sheppard

Maxine is the co-editor of the Virgin Atlantic blog. Travel and music are her joint first loves, and despite having written for Virgin for more years than she cares to remember she still loves nothing more than jumping on a plane in search of new sights and new sounds.