2013 Video Diary

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I’ve been recovering from wisdom teeth surgery at home these past few weeks. For someone who thrives while on the move all the time it was quite frustrating, but necessary to sit still and rest. To keep myself busy I was able to finally sort through and edit endless footage that I shot along my travels last year. This video diary was shot by me, my friends or weirded out strangers on my SLR, GoPro or iPhone.

Travel is the initial reason and first love of why I started this blog. Although it has led to amazing opportunities being able to work with brands and having fun with personal style posts, it all comes back to being able to have these incredible travel experiences in the end. I have given myself severe “wanderlust” watching my own footage back now in Sydney’s winter, that I hadn’t watched back even straight after filming. I didn’t remember the footage of me dancing wildly in public around the world… but knowing me it makes complete sense.

Shooting photos, relaying tips and stories attribute to a large part of my blog, but there really is no way to truly share experiences unless first hand. Video is potentially the closest thing to that. Then again, the realities of travel still haven’t truly popped up in these video diaries either. For some reason stolen belongings, travel sickness, home sickness, personal emergencies, missed flights and editing/sitting/sleeping on airport floors (and going delirious every now and then) etc don’t prompt me as a moment to bring out my camera and start recording. We choose to remember the good times, because in hindsight when things go wrong it either makes for the best stories or builds stronger character, ultimately making every experience a good one.

  • http://vodkaandarose.blogspot.co.uk/ Jessica Rose

    Oh painful…..wisdom teeth…hope you are on the mend……and great video…;))

    http://vodkaandarose.blogspot.co.uk

  • Emma
  • Dimitra Anastasiadou

    Oh my! i love this!! perfect! :)

    http://www.stylelaboratoire.blogspot.com

  • Ana

    I strongly encourage wisdom tooth removal for endless inspiration and creativity.
    This video makes me want to travel and dance around the world.

    Ana x

    http://www.bananacloset.com

  • Ana

    Beautiful :)

    fashionparislover.blogspot.com

  • Luba

    I have enjoyed so much!! Beautiful !! Lucky girl!

    XO Luba

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  • http://blackwhitevivid.com Kati

    Great video! Beautiful places you visited. What kind of video camera are you using and which program to edit and cut the videos?

    http://blackwhitevivid.com

  • Liz Stark

    Incredible video – thank you for sharing your travels with your readers! I hope you continue to heal from the surgery.

  • http://thefablioness.blogspot.com Karina Cretu

    You are an inspiration. Love the fact that you always travel and share with us amazing places.
    Visit: http://thefablioness.blogspot.com

  • claudia

    wao! The first pic is perfect

    http://menosesmasfromc.blogspot.com.es/

  • Life of a Travel Czar

    Love this video Tuula! Nothing beats travelling! #safetravels

  • Natali

    You see, posts and videos like this one make me so inspired!

    http://lartoffashion.blogspot.com

  • http://www.itsaboutla.fr/ It’s About L.A

    Amazing photos!

    L.A

    http://www.itsaboutla.fr/

  • sonia de macedo

    I’ve been so looking forward to another video of yours. There is just something about your travel videos that captivates my mind and while I’m stuck in one place (for the time being) allows my nomad soul to live vicariously through them. I can not wait for another but until then I’ll revel in this one. Sending you good vibes for a speedy recovery!

    SDMxx
    http://www.daringcoco.com

  • http://inathaita.blogspot.com Puspita Nilam Hapsari

    looks like you had so much fun!!

    love all you♥Ongles et De La Vie De Puspita♥

    ♥Instagram♥r dances :D

  • Vasiliki

    Wow! Great video!! The second part of the video is Greece!!I’m proud to be Greek!I realize there are so many places we can visit in our country before we travel abroad!!Thanx for sharing this video! Hope you recover from your teeth surgery and keep up the great work! I love your blog!!

  • Fashion Party blog

    Great video with so many amazing places.. oh wow!

    http://www.fashionpartyblog.com/

  • http://www.chocolateheels.com/ Amanda Stas

    You truly see the world! Amazing video and breathtaking pictures! x

    http://www.chocolateheels.com

  • Nika

    Great photos and video is so cute!

  • TERESA A

    Nice video and great pictures!
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  • Giada

    So funny :D This video is brilliant and you are so lucky to travel so much :)

    Keep going :)

    Xo, Giada

    GlamObserver

  • Jeanne Canto

    I loved it! Can’t wait to see your 2014 video with hawaii and indonesia videos… its going to be perfect

    http://www.JNNS.co

  • Hayley Copland

    I love you videos so much!! I think this is my fave :) Greece looks so beautiful xx

  • Lucy
  • Joanne

    Could you please do a tips for travellig and what to bring post please!!

  • Taylor Fuller

    Hey Jessica,

    I just want to say thank you because you inspired me to find a way to make travel possible. In August I will be moving from New York to Florence for a year. I’ll be working at a student travel company and have the chance to travel all around Europe.

    I am in LOVE with your blog and posts like these remind me why! I’d love for some advice on how to really make the best out of small pieces of time in different cities as I will only be traveling on weekends to other countries in Europe!

    Keep these kinds of posts coming!

    xx,
    Taylor
    http://www.whiskey-ginger.com

  • http://www.shallwesasa.com/ Sasa Zoe

    Awesome video, babe:)

    http://www.shallwesasa.com

  • http://princessaudu.blogspot.com/ Sarah Enuwa Audu

    Omg, stunning. Wish I could travel more often.

    http://princessaudu.blogspot.com/

  • SweetMona
  • http://www.currentlycrushing.com/ Kristi

    I love your videos! Beautifully done! Greece is my favorite travel destination.

    xx, Kristi

    http://www.currentlycrushing.com

  • Reichel

    WOW, amazing, no words! :D

    http://www.paseandoamissreichel.com – New new post <3

  • LUCSLOOK

    Non stop year…

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  • Elisa Taviti

    This video is really amazing!!! Love it!!!

    http://www.MyFantabulousWorld.com

  • Noe

    Sooooo in LOVE with your videos Jessica!! They always give me chills and make smile and happy all over no matter how many times i´ve watched them… best wishes from Spain and please please please keep them coming!!:):)

  • Dominique
  • Vanessa Basanta

    very nice pics
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  • Mamma al top

    wow beautiful photos and video..kiss

    http://www.mammaaltop.com

  • Joe Mitchell

    LOVE U, LOVE U ”JESS” UR SUCH A SWEET , BEUTIFUL AND VERY FUNNY GIRL♥)))))))))))))))))))))

  • http://acertainadventure.blogspot.co.uk/ Tamsin Lim

    Your dance moves are so adorable! Great travel video, really encapsulates the feeling of endless taxis and beautiful vistas. And those vertigo-inducing shots from the top of the cliff through the fish eye lens are terrifying and beautiful :) A pleasure to watch. Feel better soon, wisdom teeth are so awful!

    Tamsin xx | A Certain Adventure

  • Leesa

    wow, really amazing!
    xx
    http://www.thefashionplaybook.de/blog

  • Mercia

    AMAAAZING!!!!

  • http://www.eyelikefashion.com/ Eye Like Fashion

    Fabulous video which inspires! I want to travel. And these photos, you keep outdoing yourself!

    http://www.eyelikefashion.com

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  • Paula Fleur

    Your videos are the best I have ever seen! I want to travel around the world even more after seeing this! Thank you for such inspirational and fabulous ideas
    Inspiration Point by Paula Fleur

  • Julia

    Ahhh this video is amazing! It really triggered the wanderlust in me too. And although you’re at home now, just think about what adventures still lie ahead :)

    http://exploresmore.com
    https://www.bloglovin.com/blog/12308011

  • Katey

    Beautiful Tuula so amazing!

    http://kateyellstyle.blogspot.com

  • ediot

    Fantastic post.
    hope you and your mouth feel a lot better soon. I’ve done three wisdom teeth surgerys- they’re not fun..
    x

  • Marlee

    OMG your footage is amazing! This has definitely made me develop wanderlust…….

    http://marleewho.com

  • Emi & Kimi

    wow i love this! amazing.

    http://emiandkimi.blogspot.com

  • Piia

    You’re so cool! I wish you were my older sister (and I sincerely hope you have a younger sister).

    -P.

    Bowtie Diary

  • https://twitter.com/victorialalala Victoria Hart

    Oh Jess, this is giving me such wanderlust. Honestly, I just want to pack my bags and head off on a whimsical adventure! X

  • http://www.noirettediary.com/ Siham Hamdan

    This is beyond awesome!! Love love loove your videos! :D X

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    • http://blogaboutdesign.com/ B.A.D l Blog About Design

      I love Tuula’s video’s as well! Such an inspiration.

      Check out B.A.D… blogaboutdesign.com

  • Rae

    This is such a fantastic video! I have such a desire to travel, and this makes me want to even more (:

    raesayshey.blogspot.com

  • Daniella

    fab! these are my faves!

    xx

    daniella

    simplybeautifulelegant.blogspot.com

  • http://fashionpeekaboo.com/ Anastasia Polosina

    What a beautiful picture with panorama!!!!!!!In love!!!!!

    xx

    http://fashionpeekaboo.com

  • CIRANUS

    As you set out for Ithaka
    hope the voyage is a long one,
    full of adventure, full of discovery.
    Laistrygonians and Cyclops,
    angry Poseidon—don’t be afraid of them:
    you’ll never find things like that on your way
    as long as you keep your thoughts raised high,
    as long as a rare excitement
    stirs your spirit and your body.
    Laistrygonians and Cyclops,
    wild Poseidon—you won’t encounter them
    unless you bring them along inside your soul,
    unless your soul sets them up in front of you.

    Hope the voyage is a long one.
    May there be many a summer morning when,
    with what pleasure, what joy,
    you come into harbors seen for the first time;
    may you stop at Phoenician trading stations
    to buy fine things,
    mother of pearl and coral, amber and ebony,
    sensual perfume of every kind—
    as many sensual perfumes as you can;
    and may you visit many Egyptian cities
    to gather stores of knowledge from their scholars.

    Keep Ithaka always in your mind.
    Arriving there is what you are destined for.
    But do not hurry the journey at all.
    Better if it lasts for years,
    so you are old by the time you reach the island,
    wealthy with all you have gained on the way,
    not expecting Ithaka to make you rich.

    Ithaka gave you the marvelous journey.
    Without her you would not have set out.
    She has nothing left to give you now.

    And if you find her poor, Ithaka won’t have fooled you.
    Wise as you will have become, so full of experience,
    you will have understood by then what these Ithakas mean.

    Este bellísimo poema de Kavafis… podría venir perfectamente ilustrado con tus fotos y tu video… Gracias por acercarnos a los “puertos de Fenicia”…

    This beautiful poem by Cavafys … could come well illustrated with photos and video … Thank you for your approach the “ports of Phoenicia” …

  • Jennifer Wilson

    This makes me so happy! I love seeing videos like this and traveling to beautiful places! x

    http://modernensemble.com

  • Jeany R.

    amazing video! Right now I want to jump into a plane and travel somewhere!

    vogueetvoyage.com

  • http://fortuneeteller.blogspot.com/ Fortune Tarantola

    So pretty! This just makes me want to keep traveling. Can’t wait to see your next adventure!

    http://www.fortunetellerfashion.com

    xxFTF

  • lyndesloovere

    Loving this video, so many beautiful places! And your outfits are always on point, let’s not forget ;)
    I freaking LOVE your dancing skills, so much fun!
    xo Lyn
    http://www.blondebutterflies.blogspot.com

  • OLLYVIA
  • Daisy Daniels

    These photos are one of the most breathtaking photos I have ever seen! The ocean is incredible!!! Love it!

    http://www.daisydaniels.me/

  • Cristina Monti
  • Beatrix Hanna
  • http://sonhosnapolitanos.blogspot.com.br/ Kamila Marques

    Incredible place!!!!

  • Andres Poiche
  • Jo

    this is simply amazing, what an awesome year you’ve had!

  • http://diana.doubleweb.ro/ Diana Catanoaia

    Just gorgeous place, i love it <3

    Been there in 2009 and I was amazed!!

    http://www.newtouchofcolor.com/

  • http://fashionandsounds.com/ Jessie Khoo

    To be honest this video makes you a much more interesting person as oppose to just your photos, which are still very beautiful. It’s good to see your personality through a different lens :)

    Love it x

    http://fashionandsounds.com/

  • Elizabeth Hawn
  • Kaja

    wiw this video is incredible! You’re so lucky to travel to all these amazing places! :)

    http://www.bykaja.com

  • http://www.vonvogue.com/ Claire Liu

    It feels like I’ve just been through different places :P Amazing that you could travel around the world! PS. you’re so adorable! haha

    http://www.vonvogue.com/
    New Post: Blue Piece
    xx, Claire from Vancouver, Canada

  • Diana

    Great job !amazing video good idea !

    Diana

    http://www.dressprive.com

  • Whitney V

    Love it so so much, wanderlust is incurable for sure!! ;)

    http://www.whitneyswonderland.com

  • Kristina

    I adore traveling a lot! This is what makes me happy! Nice idea to dance all around the world with other bloggers))
    very beautiful parts, i`m Greece lover! keep on shooting!
    Check my travel diary: http://www.blondlife.com

  • Francisc

    Great video! The water looks awesome!

    http://fashion-soup.com/

  • Chiamaka Abasilim

    Awesome video. Love your travel diary.

    http://thinkworkandgo.blogspot.com/

  • http://karunadvani.blogspot.com Karun Advani

    woow!! this is amazing!!! A true inspiration.
    http://www.karunadvani.blogspot.com

  • Nilu Cooper

    I think you’re awesome… Keep on dancin’ girl!
    http://nilucoop.blogspot.com

  • spiritedpursuit

    I absolutely adore your spirit and personality!! Great video, you always inspire!

  • http://www.kristellouisa.com/ Kristel Louisa

    Definitely in my bucket list! Your videos rock like they always did. You look AMAZING.

    TRENDESCOPE

    http://www.kristellouisa.com

  • http://www.itsallbee.com/ Bianca @ItsAllBee

    Beautiful pictures. I really cant wait to visit Greece early next year.

    Dubai | A Visual Diary

    Dubai | A Visual Diary

  • r

    I always loveeeee your video diaries! I was SO excied when you had a new one, please keep making more they are so great!

  • http://www.dutchfashiongirl.com Marle

    Haha I loooove your dance moves! Great video :)

    http://www.dutchfashiongirl.com

  • goldenvoyage

    In love with this video diary and wishing I could make a quick escape to those beautiful right now!

    goldenvoyage.wordpress.com/

  • MissAnneDerstood

    What a beautiful life and beautiful world! Love ur blog And everything you do ❤️❤️❤️

  • Hannah

    Can we please be best friends?

  • http://www.deeving.blogspot.com/ Weronika Panek

    Perfect video ! :D You are stunning and so crazy ! <3

  • Veena

    I’m speechless. You’ve seen so many beautiful places it makes me crave traveling so much! I’m so grateful you shared some of your travel experiences with us; this video is gorgeous!

    ♡ veena | seveninchstilettos.com
    twitter/instagram: @veenamccoole

  • http://sonhosnapolitanos.blogspot.com.br/ Kamila Marques
  • Hof Kim Cohen

    OMG! First off your adorable! amazing locations!!! I also travel alot and just got back from Greece and Turkey and said I would make a video for my blog and didn’t, but you just inspired me that for sure for my next I will for sure! Very beautifully edited.
    Travel Blogger: VanillaSkyDreaming.com

  • http://www.intotheblonde.com/ intotheblonde

    Fabulous! You should definitely do more videos.

    Hugs xoxo

    http://www.intotheblonde.com/

  • Judith

    LOVED the video!
    Your new follower says hi! :) hahahaha

    http://dictatorsofstyle.blogspot.com

  • Annika

    I really want to watch this video but I can’t because of GEMA. I HATE IT, aaargh!

  • Agnes Etien

    Superbe vidéo – j’adore ta joie de vivre

  • Ljiljana Pasic

    Love the video. I’ve beed at the Vendome and done the same thing few monts ago.