Take me far, far, away (YouTube)

MorranMorran Registered User regular
Given that traveling seems to be very limited for the foreseeable future - help me travel through the internetz!

Specifically I'm looking for video content (4k) which will give me a sense of being somewhere else. Walking tours, museum tours, churches, temples, cities. Maybe sports, like downhill skiing, cykling or parachuting?

Preferably from a source easily and cheaply available through my smart tv - I assume this means YouTube, but I'm open to other suggestions as well!

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  • ceresceres When the last moon is cast over the last star of morning And the future has past without even a last desperate warningRegistered User, Moderator mod
    I don't want to sit and find it right now because I theoretically have other things I should be doing, but I learned from my FIL last summer that there is an entire youtube genre focused on roller coaster reviews that give a first-person pov. There are a ton of them, and quite a few are for roller coasters long since retired, so if you're in the market you might find that interesting.

    And it seems like all is dying, and would leave the world to mourn
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  • EncEnc A Fool with Compassion The Land of Flowers (and Dragons)Registered User regular
    Walking tours of Malta, Havana, etc. have been really great and easy to find. They are all over youtube and you get a bunch of neat places.

    This is one channel we have watched some of:
    https://www.youtube.com/channel/UC3iId8RgPvwX7niHr37YjKg

    MorranElvenshaeRingodavidsdurions
  • Lord PalingtonLord Palington he.him.his History-loving pal!Registered User regular
    edited May 26
    I remember watching this video a year or so ago and enjoying it.



    It's a British guy that lives in Japan. A lot of his other videos look really click-baity, but this one is nice. He travels with a friend to a small Japanese town to try out their ramen, and they stop at a few places along the way. It's winter, and there's snow everywhere.

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  • MayabirdMayabird Pecking at the keyboardRegistered User regular
  • JaysonFourJaysonFour Classy Monster Kitteh Registered User regular
    ceres wrote: »
    I don't want to sit and find it right now because I theoretically have other things I should be doing, but I learned from my FIL last summer that there is an entire youtube genre focused on roller coaster reviews that give a first-person pov. There are a ton of them, and quite a few are for roller coasters long since retired, so if you're in the market you might find that interesting.



    Theme Park Reviews has a playlist of roller coaster videos that numbers over 2300 different coasters from all over the world.



    If you're willing to do a little digging on YouTube, you can find videos like the above- where you can take a real-time train ride through the Norwegian countryside in the middle of winter up to the Arctic Circle. This video is ten hours long and just makes for some really great white noise and just watching the world go by.

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  • Local H JayLocal H Jay Registered User regular
    There's a few channels I watch which are just silent videos of people walking around Japan, one of the more aesthetic looking counties



    This one I fall asleep to all the time

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  • dispatch.odispatch.o Registered User regular
    edited May 28
    Anthony Bourdain is my go-to. I know it's not really first person footage but his narration and the places he went are made better and more real by what he felt being there.

    The only downside is that it might make you want to travel more.

    Edit: He visited Beirut and Vietnam multiple times on different shows and it felt surreal and personal with each revisit.

    dispatch.o on
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  • QuidQuid I don't... what... hnnng Registered User regular
    If you have the funds and setup for it, virtual reality is amazing for this. I've spent time on the edge of my couch riding roller coasters.

  • KrathoonKrathoon Registered User regular
    edited June 17

    Gotta have Doom Patrol.

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  • KrathoonKrathoon Registered User regular
    Keanu tells you about his bikes.

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  • KrathoonKrathoon Registered User regular
    This is a classic. The Gordon Ramsay bit was hilarious.

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