There are vacations. And then there are adventure vacations: getaways to truly exhilarating and exotic destinations that not only allow you to expand your world view, but also to capture brag-worthy snapshots of your most daring excursions.
Because, pics or it didn’t happen, right?
Don’t get us wrong, we’re all for being totally present in the moment, especially when you’re out exploring the world. But we also admire the fact that technology today allows us to effortlessly capture and share it all.
And since the ability to easily document breathtaking footage and photographs has become more accessible than ever, more and more travelers are taking advantage of the opportunity to film their expeditions—even while surfing, rock climbing, hiking, snorkeling and whitewater rafting.
You name it, you can film it.
From snapping action shots while kitesurfing in the heart of the Finger Lakes region to documenting waterfall hikes in Costa Rica, the following action-packed getaways are some of the best in the world for capturing extraordinarily fantastic footage with your GoPro.
Gorilla Trekking in Rwanda
Cheryl Gentry, an avid traveler and founder of Glow Media, used her GoPro to capture footage while exploring Rwanda. She said her sister used her own GoPro to capture this image of her. “We were with a family of 17 gorillas, the Sabyinyo Silverback family,” Gentry said. “Our guide was Dian Fossey’s guide, his name was Oliver and the book (also a movie) ‘Gorilla’s in the Mist’ was based off of Dian’s life.”
Snorkeling in Fiji
Kelly Mazur, a travel writer and creator of Kelly Ella Maz, an educational and inspirational travel blog, suggests snatching scenic underwater photo ops while snorkeling in Viti Levu’s Pacific Harbour. “We went snorkeling in front of Nanuku Auberge Resort,” she said. “This reef was in between the resort's beach on the mainland and the resort's private island, so it was very secluded as there are no other resorts or tour groups around.” Mazur said the reef is virtually untouched.