What do headcams, extreme selfies, drones, and Grumpy Cat have in common? They’re the stars of viral travel videos with astronomical views and must-share statuses. These fascinating and funny clips have captured millions of clicks as well as the hearts of armchair travelers around the world. Here’s a roundup of some of the most popular travel videos uploaded in 2014.
1. Take a 10-day journey around the world in Make It Count, shot by Casey Neistat.
2. The famous crabby tabby visits Disneyland in Grumpy Cat Finds Her Disney Side, by Disney Parks.
3. Warning: Don’t watch Crazy Selfie From Hong Kong Skyscraper, shot by Frank Wu, if you’re afraid of heights.
4. Explore the breathtaking Isle of Skye in Danny Macaskill: The Ridge, by Cut Media.
5. The star-studded Kobe vs Messi: The Selfie Shootout, produced by Turkish Airlines, was a runaway hit this year.
6. Alex Chacon’s astonishing Around the World in 360° Degrees, a three-year undertaking, is anything but your average selfie.
7. A ridiculously cute canine stars in KLM’s Lost & Found video.
8. Air New Zealand stakes its claim as the official airline of Middle-earth in The Most Epic Safety Video Ever Made.
9. MasterCard made this adorable clip of kids telling parents why they need to take a little more vacation time, aptly called #OneMoreDay of Travel.
10. Famous YouTube beauty guru Michelle Phan reveals her best Travel Friendly In-Flight Beauty Tips.