After taking you through Voodoo caves and treehouse hostels in Haiti with 6 second Vine clips, I give you part two of our adventure, which took me to the untouched beaches of Ile-a-Vache and the hidden waterfalls of Bassin Bleu or Saut-d’Eau.
For those of you who don’t use it, Vine is an app that allows you to shoot up to 6 seconds of video that loops, which forces you to get creative with what you post, but also opens up the door to create some really cool super short videos. And has become my travel social media obsession. Over the 3 weeks, it seems like my Vine videos caught a lot of attention for myself and Haiti, where the hashtag #Haiti began trending on their front page as a few of my videos went viral, and I was featured on Vine’s front page video picks. This helped my Vine following to go from 300 to a cool 1,900, and my views on the app ballooned to 1.9 million! The most important part of those numbers was the ammount of reach Haiti was getting, and for me it was fulfilling to have viewers become fiends about traveling to Haiti.
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Waking up on the beach, île-à-vache
Atop a cliff in île-à-vache
Coconut finger-spin skills
Seafood picnic on the beach
Boat tour time-lapse, Jacmel
Boat in the shell, île-à-vache
Slow-mo coconut chopping
Found the secret sea cave
Slow-mo coconut toss with locals
Slow-mo waves crashing, île-à-vache
A Haitian artist sketching a mural
Slowing down with some Haitian coffee
Baywatch beach run anyone?
Cathedral of Our Lady of Assumption, Port Au Prince
Sunset over Wahoo Bay
Boat bobbing on the Caribbean
Coral snapshot camera. Get one.
Haitian homemade boat, parachute and hollow log
Climbing white cliffs in île-à-vache
6-second tour of the island
Slow-mo volleyball at sunset
Shimmering sunset, Wahoo Bay
Time-lapse atop the sea cliffs
Slow-mo Haitian cliff jumping
Saut-d’Eau in slow-mo
The sacred falls of Saut-d’Eau
Wandering the waterfall
Starting the day with a Haitian breakfast
Vining some vine swinging, Saut-d’Eau
Sunset over Port Au Prince
Stunning scenes from Saut-d’Eau
Cold showers in Haiti to wake you up
No spoon? Improvise
Rainbows in the falls, Saut-d’Eau
A thank you from Port Au Prince
Showing some Haitian locals their waterfall videos