Travel videos contain a wealth of information, and you should definitely use them as a resource if you’re planning a trip. Unlike other resources, these videos will let you actually ‘see’ what the place you’re visiting is like and help you get a better idea of what to expect.
If you want to take full advantage of travel videos and use them as an information resource more effectively, there are a few tips you should try out:
Find the right travel videos
Odds are you aren’t going to have enough time to sit and watch every single travel video ever created about the destination that you want to visit. That is why it is important that you find the right travel videos to watch instead.
Try to find travel videos that focus on specific areas that may be of interest to you. For example travel videos by food bloggers may be good if you’re interested in sampling the local cuisine, while videos by adrenaline junkies may be good if you want to know what thrilling activities are nearby.
Start with the more popular travel videos as well – as they normally attract lots of viewers for a reason.
Don’t try to watch all the travel videos you find in one sitting
As far as possible you should avoid watching too many travel videos in a single sitting. After a certain amount of time, your mind will probably start to wander and you’ll be less likely to take notice of important information that may be in the video.
Instead of a long session, you should try to spread it out over the time that you have before you leave for your trip. If you do that it will also give you the opportunity to follow up and maybe find other useful information based on the things that you learn from the videos that you watch.
Note down important information
Whenever you come across any information that may be important, make it a point to note it down. Take advantage of a good note app or one that is probably already on your mobile phone, or if you prefer – write it down in a notebook that you’re going to take with you.
An alternative to that is to save the part of the clip in your travel video that you find useful. That can be done easily using screen recording software, and for example you could use Movavi Screen Recorder Studio if you want. The clip you save can then be stored on your mobile device – so you can refer to it while you’re traveling.
All said and done the tips listed above will help you to take advantage of travel videos much more effectively to get all the valuable information that you can out of them. More importantly you should have all that information readily at hand if and when you require it – even while you’re traveling and on the go.