Barcelo Stories: My 3 Travel Films from the Dominican Republic

Jessica Peterson

I joined 26 other travel influencers to film my experience at Barcelo Hotels for a project called Barcelo Stories. The influencers visited three different destinations — Mexico, Aruba, and Dominican Republic.

I directed and starred in three films with the talented Vanessa Vandy as my cinematographer. We tag-teamed on the edit and I’m pretty thrilled with the results.

These are my films from the Dominican Republic.

Barcelo Stories: A Day at the Beach

Barcelo Stories: In Dominican

Barcelo Stories: Dominican Dream

If you like these films, give a thumbs up or share! Follow me on Vimeo or subscribe on YouTube.

Barcelo Stories

This is the project video created by Barcelo Stories with all 26 influencers:

This is the project video created by Barcelo Stories with just the Dominican Republic influencers:

Stay tuned for a special behind-the-scenes post plus tons of Dominican Republic coverage!

#BarceloStories + #BarceloBavaro

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  1. Christine Krzyszton
    Christine KrzysztonReply
    November 16, 2016 at 9:42 am

    Really nice job on the videos, truly professional. Enjoyed watching each one of them. I especially liked the first one!

  2. Eric Gamble
    November 16, 2016 at 5:35 pm

    wow, your video skills are unbelievable! I love love love the Barcelona beach one. Barcelona was my very first solo trip and the first time I ever stayed in an AirBnb! It was a life changing trip for me. Love all the memories I just had watching your vids

    • Global Girl Travels
      November 16, 2016 at 8:19 pm

      Thanks for watching, Eric! I shot these in Dominican Republic though.

      • Eric Gamble
        November 16, 2016 at 10:17 pm

        oh MY G~ I am such an idiot! When I originally read it I though Barceló was Barcelona and I immediately just started remembering when I was at the Mediterranean beach for the 1st time. I guess I got lost in my own memories. Please forgive a knucklehead.
        Still unbelievable videos though…made me totally lose my mind I guess..haha

  3. Smidge
    November 17, 2016 at 7:29 am

    What fab videos! I especially loved the second one showing the traditional industries. You have a talent for this, and its nice to see something more than a promo puff piece 🙂

    • Global Girl Travels
      November 18, 2016 at 11:20 am

      I’m glad you enjoyed it. I’m not a fan of promo puff pieces either!

  4. Mike C
    Mike CReply
    November 17, 2016 at 4:43 pm

    Absolutely fantastic videos. The Dominican Republic has been well served. It looks like a slice of paradise in the Caribbean.

  5. Cristina Cristina
    Cristina CristinaReply
    November 18, 2016 at 11:02 am

    Beautiful videos. Congrats! It makes me want to go to the Dominican Republic now :).
    May I ask which equipement you used as well as editing tools? Thanks

    • Global Girl Travels
      November 18, 2016 at 11:19 am

      Hi Christina. Thank you! We shot with two cameras — a Sony a7S and Sony a7SII. We also used Lensbender with a 50mm Nikkon lens for that dreamy effect. A Pilotfly was used for gimbal work. We edited in FCPX and Adobe Premiere.

  6. Wanderers Hub
    Wanderers HubReply
    November 20, 2016 at 8:06 am

    WOW, I just want to visit Dominican Republic like right now. Loved all the videos and I must compliment your haircut. So chic!

  7. fredelinda pena
    fredelinda penaReply
    November 25, 2016 at 11:22 pm

    Love the cinematography. This makes me want to travel with you and collaborate. I love the vintage touch added to the films.

  8. Chi
    April 30, 2017 at 9:10 pm

    I really like filming while traveling! So really interested in watching your videos 🙂 They are all cool and they really urge me to visit Dominican Republic haha

  9. Wanderlust Storytellers
    April 30, 2017 at 9:27 pm

    Wow that sounds like a brilliant experience and man alive what an incredible destination to be working in as well!! Love the videos, so much fun!

  10. Siddharth and Shruti
    May 1, 2017 at 1:37 am

    Wow! Dominican Republic is so beautiful! And the cinematography is amazing. Wish we were there chilling out at the beach right now!

  11. Vyjay Rao
    Vyjay RaoReply
    May 3, 2017 at 10:21 pm

    Great video. Awesome cinematography. You have great video skills. This will give people another reason to book a trip to Dominican Republic.

  12. Chris Nash
    May 8, 2017 at 8:24 am

    Very nice work.

    Were these ultimately used as promotional tools by the Dominican Republic?

  13. Ami Bhat
    May 9, 2017 at 9:03 pm

    Very beautifully created. It must have taken a lot of effort to have captured this all. Well done indeed

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