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.
Add some color to your day
Brighten up your next meeting with these colorful photos taken arounds the globe.
Albuquerque Balloons by Cheryl T. | Download
Brazil Beach by Ingrid R. | Download
Tulips in Singapore by Ben W. | Download
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.
Alaskan Empty Road by Brooke P. | Download
Cliffs of Moher by Mike L. | Download
Sierra Nevada Mountains by Shandi J. | Download
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 by Chelsea W. | Download
St. Kitts and Nevis Views by Andres G. | Download
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 by Paul S. | Download
Roman Colosseum by Tracy O. | Download
Explore a city
No need to lace up your walking shoes to explore these beautiful cities.
Lisbon Street by Ben W. | Download
Paris at Sunset by Jessica J. | Download
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 by Mike L. | Download
Horseshoe Bend by Nancy O. | Download
Kauia Views by Kelly P. | Download
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 National Park by Robin M. | Download
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.
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.
- Make sure you have Zoom virtual backgrounds enabled on your Zoom account. Here's the instructions.
- Click the "Download" link under any of the photos above to download the photo to your computer.
- When you're in a Zoom meeting, click the up arrow (^) next to "Start/Stop Video" and select "Choose a virtual background."
- In the Settings window, click the "+" icon to add a new virtual background.
- Select the photo you saved to your computer. Close the settings window and enjoy your beautiful new background! We hope it satisfies your wanderlust (at least a little bit!)