Travel videos are what really got me started. When I was 14 years old, my family drove from Vancouver, British Columbia to visit my dad's sister and her family in Edmonton, Alberta. We rented a red minivan, and the 5 of us leisurely made our way there and back again, stopping often to make the most of our summer trip. I somehow got convinced my parents to let me use the family camcorder the entire trip. Once we were home, I cut together a short 3 minute video (to Idina Menzel's "Here"). I remember thinking that nothing else had ever given me the high, or the feeling of accomplishment like editing this video together had. I was hooked.
At 19 years old, I got my passport for the first time since being a baby. Mexico, Amsterdam, Paris, Las Vegas, New York, Los Angeles, Thailand, Malaysia, Indonesia, Vietnam - every place I travelled got a video. A road trip to Tofino, taking the old VW van down the Oregon Coast and ending up at Disneyland, a day trip to see Pemberton, BC for the first time. I 'm so grateful to have a video for each of my adventures. Not only do they act as a mini time machine, bringing me back (resulting in all of the feelings) but a video is a simple & entertaining way of sharing my trip with my family & friends.