When I decided to sit down and create a video summary to share our year of travel in 2016, I completely underestimated the task at hand. Suddenly I realized… we had traveled so far and wide, seen so many amazing places and had so many memorable experiences – back to back – that I hadn’t had (or made) the time to review and cull our video footage and photos along the way. This quickly became my New Year project – and a ginormous goal! How on earth could I share this epic year in less than an hour, let alone in under 20 minutes…?
I turned to our Facebook group for advice – would you prefer a short video of 2-3 minutes? 5-6 minutes or a longer, more dynamic video with facts and stats in the 10-15 minute range? Fellow RVers short on bandwidth voted for the short 2-3 minute version. A few voted for the mid range but the vast majority said they preferred a longer video, where we share more in depth experiences, detail and info of the year that was.
I decided to do both. Create a short video (this one as a kind of mini teaser trailer) and a longer one (still underway). Ironically, creating the short video has taken WAY more time (I stopped counting at 50 hours!) than the longer one will come in at.
But we think the end result is an energetic, fun and diverse taste of our RV life and travels in 2016. We love that it encapsulates so many highlights and extraordinary places, and we hope it makes you feel like you’re on board with us for the journey.
So without further ado, here’s our bandwidth friendly “Year of RV Life & Travel in under 3 minutes” 🙂 Hope you enjoy it!
And stay tuned for the deeper dive, coming soon to a YouTube channel near you 🙂
In our longer 2016 recap video, we’ll go into more detail, show longer clips and share some of our milestones, including miles traveled, states visited, breakdowns, repairs and more, to give a more thorough overview of our RV Life and Travels in 2016. Coming soon!