Add texture to your vacation diary with these next-gen visual storytelling formats.

By Travel + Leisure and Travel + Leisure Staff
October 11, 2016
Sam Kaplan

1. The Animated GIF

Capture people and scenes in action by shooting them as video loops rather than stills, using apps like DSCO, Boomerang, or Phhhoto.

2. The 360-Degree Photo

Next time you’re on top of a building or a mountain, record everything you see, using Google’s Street View app, then share it on Facebook.

3. The Mash-Up

Combine stills, videos, and text using Snapchat or Instagram Stories—or automate with Magisto or Google Photos’ Assistant feature.