Drone videos are the new Instagram photos
YouTube user Masayoshi Noguchi
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Vacations are pretty perfect: you're far from your job, likely with a drink in hand, and no responsibilities in sight. But, since vacations also tend to be really expensive, wouldn't it be great to get a glimpse of where you want to go rather than ponying up the pesos sight unseen?

Well, since everyone seems to have a GoPro and a drone these days, you can now do exactly that.

TravelByDrone's collected more than 6,000 HD videos captured by drones across the globe, tagging them on an interactive world map according to where they were taken. We've included a number of our favorites below. But be sure to check out the site to get a sneak peek at your next destination before finalizing any travel plans -- or to just blow an hour watching high-def drone videos. Your choice.

YouTube user Mark Cocquio

Stradbroke Island -- Queensland, Australia

YouTube user Will Burrard-Lucas

Serengeti National Park -- Tanzania, Africa

YouTube user Joe C

Grand Canyon - Arizona, USA

YouTube user Skarph√©√įinn Snorrason

Vatnajökull -- Iceland

YouTube user Aero Flow

Rio De Janeiro -- Brazil

Youtube user Freeway Drone Prise de vue a√©rienn

Antarctica

YouTube user Masayoshi Noguchi

Takeda Castle -- Asago, Japan


Gianni Jaccoma is an editorial assistant for Thrillist Travel, and is fluent in more than seven languages that he made up himself. Follow him on Twitter @gjaccoma.

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