Free Travel-Themed Zoom Virtual Background Images: Add One to Your Next Meeting

Escape to somewhere far, far away during your next Zoom meeting.
Last updated Sep 25, 2020 | By Tracy Odell
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Finding yourself on Zoom calls a lot lately? Same. From work meetings to virtual happy hours to kindergarten classrooms, for better or worse, Zoom is now a big part of our lives. For travel enthusiasts, all this time at home on Zoom can be draining. We want to be out seeing the world not staring at a computer screen. 

The FinanceBuzz team LOVES to travel (especially if we can travel for nearly free using the right travel credit cards and rewards!). While we're all grounded, we've decided to liven up our Zoom meetings with virtual background images featuring some of the most beautiful places in the world.

These aren't stock photos. These photos were taken by the FinanceBuzz team and our friends in FBZ Elite - Travel and Points, our Facebook group dedicated to all things award travel. We're grateful to everyone who's generously shared a photo to include here - thank you!

Where will your Zoom meeting take you today? 

Free Zoom background images: travel photos

Where do you want to go today? Pick a destination for your next meeting and prepare to be transported. These travel photos can all be downloaded and used as virtual meeting backgrounds in Zoom. They've already been sized and cropped to fit your meeting window perfectly.

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Add some color to your day

Brighten up your next meeting with these colorful photos taken arounds the globe.

Albuquerque ballon festival zoom background

Albuquerque Balloons by Cheryl T.Download

Brazil Beach Zoom Background

Brazil Beach by Ingrid R. | Download

tulips in singapore

Tulips in Singapore by Ben W.Download

Australian colors Zoom background

Australian Beach Colors by Paul L.Download

Get away from it all

Many of us are dreaming of some solitude. Peace and quiet can be hard to come by when the whole family is home 24/7. Just imagine yourself in one of these places far away from it all.

Alaska Road Zoom Background

Alaskan Empty Road by Brooke P.Download

Cliffs of Moher Zoom Background

Cliffs of Moher by Mike L.Download

Sierra Nevada Mountains Zoom Background

Sierra Nevada Mountains by Shandi J.Download

Colorado National Monument Zoom Background

Colorado National Monument by Becca J.Download

Dip your toes in the water

Can you feel that warm breeze yet? Visit the beach without getting sand in all those hard to reach places.

Hawaii Blues Zoom Background

Hawaii Blues by Chelsea W.Download

St Kitts Nevis Zoom Background

St. Kitts and Nevis Views by Andres G.Download

Krabi Thailand Zoom Background

Krabi, Thailand by Ben K.Download

Be a part of history

See some of the world's most famous historic sights without the crowds.

Machu Picchu Zoom Background

Machu Picchu by Paul S.Download

Colosseum Zoom Background

Roman Colosseum by Tracy O.Download

Explore a city

No need to lace up your walking shoes to explore these beautiful cities.

Lisbon Street Zoom Background

Lisbon Street by Ben W.Download

Paris at Sunset Zoom Background

Paris at Sunset by Jessica J.Download

Kyoto Cherry Blossoms Zoom Background

Kyoto Blossoms by Aarize D.Download

Reconnect with nature

Make your next meeting an opportunity to soak up some of this natural beauty.

Glaciar National Park Zoom Background

Glaciar National Park by Mike L. |  Download

Horseshoe Bend Zoom Background

Horseshoe Bend by Nancy O.Download

Kauia Views Zoom Background

Kauia Views by Kelly P.Download

Costa Rica Zoom Background

Costa Rican Volcano by Aly R.Download

Take a snow day

Sit back and enjoy these snow-capped views. No gloves, boots, or hats needed.

Yellowstone Zoom Background

Yellowstone National Park by Robin M.Download

Observellach Austria Zoom Background

Observellach, Austria by Alexis C.Download

Enjoy the journey

Sometimes it's the journey that's most memorable. Never fear, travel buffs, we'll be airborne again soon.

plane at sunset Zoom background

Destination unknown by Darrell F. Download

How to add a photo background to Zoom

Adding one of these travel photos as your Zoom background takes way less time than getting through customs. Here's how it's done.

  1. Make sure you have Zoom virtual backgrounds enabled on your Zoom account. Here's the instructions.
  2. Click the "Download" link under any of the photos above to download the photo to your computer.
  3. When you're in a Zoom meeting, click the up arrow (^) next to "Start/Stop Video" and select "Choose a virtual background."
    Choose Virtual Background in Zoom
  4. In the Settings window, click the "+" icon to add a new virtual background.
    Choose Virtual Background in Zoom
  5. Select the photo you saved to your computer.
  6. Close the settings window and enjoy your beautiful new background! We hope it satisfies your wanderlust (at least a little bit!)

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Tracy Odell Tracy Odell is the VP of Content at FinanceBuzz where she leads the talented team of editors and writers who create all of the valuable content you'll find here. Before joining FinanceBuzz, Tracy held roles at Student Loan Hero, Lending Tree, and Parents.