You don’t need a passport or open borders to travel around the world. You can leave your home and journey across the globe, in perfect safety, with time-lapse videos.

Usually made by professional cinematographers, they often take months to plan and weeks to shoot. It will only take you a few minutes to watch–and be inspired to travel for real.

Search the web and you’ll find hundreds of amazing time-lapse clips. Here are a few of our favorites:

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