Jessica Peterson

Ignoring any stereotypes fixed on it by Westerners, Bali maintains its enigmatic culture in all aspects of life. Its lively and friendly disposition serves as a stark contrast to the daily dread of punishing Hindu spirits. In addition, Bali is one of the most thriving artisan cultures in the world, unfazed by the Industrial Revolution or the tech boom. Add to that the natural splendor of the island and it’s easy to see why 4.6 million tourists visited in 2016.

Filmed and edited by Jessica Peterson.

MUSIC: “Barcarolle” licensed from Second track by Steve Davis (

Shot on Sony a7S. Edited in FCPX.

Available for licensing. Email

See all of my Bali stories and photos.



  1. Hannah
    January 10, 2017 at 3:28 am

    Fantastic video! Really enjoyed it 🙂

  2. Amanda | Maple Alps
    Amanda | Maple AlpsReply
    January 12, 2017 at 8:02 am

    This is amazing. I really would like to visit Bali- it’s definitely on my bucket list

  3. Kassie- The Fly Away Life
    Kassie- The Fly Away LifeReply
    January 12, 2017 at 7:29 pm

    This is so beautiful and did such an amazing job capturing the Balinese culture and people. I fell in love with Bali when I visited and can’t wait to go back some day.

    Ps- I had to pause in the middle because I was laughing so hard at the monkey with the sunglasses! Too cute!

    • Global Girl Travels
      January 23, 2017 at 12:59 pm

      Ha ha. I’m glad the monkey entertained. I almost cut that shot because I was so far away!

  4. Adventuroustrails
    January 12, 2017 at 8:52 pm

    Great video! I am going to Bali in April and have just started making travel videos too with some fantastic new gear. I am hoping mine will look as good as yours does! Really enjoyed watching this!

  5. James Smith
    January 13, 2017 at 6:45 am

    Amazing video, you’ve captured some incredible moments in Bali and the music matches perfectly! Those kids loved being part of the video! I’m looking forward to seeing more.

    • Global Girl Travels
      January 23, 2017 at 1:00 pm

      The kids are just adorable. Balinese people in general are quite friendly.

  6. Amber
    January 13, 2017 at 8:47 am

    How wonderful! I’ve always wanted to check out Bali. It looks gorgeous.

  7. Rhiannon
    January 13, 2017 at 8:53 am

    This is such a lovely video! About half way through I was going to mention how cute the kids were, then the birds came along, then the monkey with the glasses, and now I can’t decide which part/group I liked best. Great way to capture true Balinese life and culture!

  8. T-Nicole Johnson
    T-Nicole JohnsonReply
    January 13, 2017 at 8:59 am

    Your photography and editing skills are amazing. I loved the video!! Awesome work.

  9. Shem Hooda
    Shem HoodaReply
    January 13, 2017 at 2:05 pm

    I seriously enjoyed this video so much! The way the shots are panned (in, out, around) are spectacular! I loved the scenery and the kids, but my favorite shots would have to be the food-related footage around 1:20!

    January 13, 2017 at 3:03 pm

    Your video is very well made and captures all aspects of Bali from cultural to leisure activities (love the monkey with the sunglasses!). Good job! I hope to make it there soon – hopefully this year!

  11. Sheila
    January 13, 2017 at 6:18 pm

    The colors and beauty of the people and scenery is breathtaking. You captured it beautifully! I’ve never been, but it is on my bucket list for sure!

    • Global Girl Travels
      January 23, 2017 at 12:58 pm

      Yes, it is easy to film Bali because it is so colorful. Thanks for watching, Sheila.

  12. Marcy Quist Knopf
    Marcy Quist KnopfReply
    January 13, 2017 at 7:55 pm

    As a scuba diver I am DYING to get to Bali

  13. Emily
    January 13, 2017 at 10:00 pm

    Love the video! I love videography and am planning on starting my own YouTube channel so this video is an inspiration! Thank you for sharing 🙂

  14. Kristine AARSHEIM
    Kristine AARSHEIMReply
    January 14, 2017 at 5:05 am

    Wow, your video is beautiful! The colors, the nature, the people, the entertainment, the animals. What an amazing presentation of Bali!

  15. ElegantlyFashionable
    January 14, 2017 at 5:48 am

    What an amazing travel film. I loved seeing Bali in a different light. I am getting into film making and this really inspired me.

  16. Rose Mont
    Rose MontReply
    January 14, 2017 at 9:30 am

    What a nice video. It shows some many different elements of Bali. Places, people and food! I have never been there and maybe never will but, thank you for the peek!

  17. Valerie CottageMakingMommy
    Valerie CottageMakingMommyReply
    January 14, 2017 at 5:20 pm

    Great video. I want to go to Bali at some point It looks just beautiful.

  18. Roxy Crenshaw
    January 14, 2017 at 6:07 pm

    This is an amazing video. You did an amazing job capturing the culture. Bali is def on my bucklist and I’d love to see this all in person one day!

  19. Divya @ Eat. Teach. Blog.
    Divya @ Eat. Teach. Blog.Reply
    January 14, 2017 at 7:21 pm

    You did a GREAT job capturing your experience. I’ve never been there but I hope to go some day in the future 🙂

  20. Kayla
    January 15, 2017 at 7:25 pm

    Wow Jess stunning video! You captured my favourite place absolutely beautifully! So glad you showcased all the amazing culture, locals and traditions! xx

    • Global Girl Travels
      January 23, 2017 at 1:01 pm

      Culture is such a huge part of Balinese life. It’s rare to see a place so unaffected by tourism in that way.

  21. Nicole Cochingco Escat
    Nicole Cochingco EscatReply
    January 15, 2017 at 8:58 pm

    What a fun experiences! I love this awesome video! Bali is one of my dream places to travel.

  22. Anamika Ojha
    Anamika OjhaReply
    January 15, 2017 at 10:42 pm

    Loved your video! Bali is on my bucket list. Hope to visit there soon!

  23. Jenni Sheldon
    Jenni SheldonReply
    January 17, 2017 at 4:49 am

    wow what a cool video this is making me want to book a trip to Bali right now lol. You captured what I imagine it to look like looks amazing

  24. Zenaida del Mundo
    Zenaida del MundoReply
    February 28, 2017 at 7:14 am

    That’s amazing! Everything about the Bali film hit all my senses and left me wanting more of Bali. Bali has me hypnotize!

  25. Vania Valentina
    Vania ValentinaReply
    March 7, 2017 at 5:25 am

    Fell in love with your video! Absolutely amazing and LOVE the music that goes along. Glad I found your blog and thank you for making this super cool film. Do you mind if I share your video link on my page?

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