Social distancing, office closures, and mandated lockdowns have a lot of us turning our living rooms into remote workstations these days. (To everyone who’s essential and has to appear in-person, we sincerely thank you.) Whether you’re calling in for your daily standup, sipping an old fashioned during a remote happy hour, or organizing a virtual playdate for your kids and their friends, heed our advice: There’s an attractive world beyond your wall of guitars or piles of unfolded laundry.

We’ve got you covered. We mined our archive of photography from Virtuoso travelers and advisors to create some of our favorite travel backdrops for all your video-conferencing needs. Don’t chat with Nancy from accounting at your kitchen table; call her from your private balcony on the Amalfi Coast!

Here’s how it works:

  1. Right click on any of the images below and select “Save As” to save to your desktop.
  2. Once you’re video chatting in Zoom (make sure you’re using the most up-to-date version), select the small arrow to the right of the “Stop Video” button on the bottom control bar.
  3. Click on “Choose Virtual Background,” select the “+” button, and upload the background image of your choice from your desktop. Un-check the “Mirror Video” button.

Happy Zooming, everyone. Until we can physically transport ourselves back to these dream destinations, we’ll take a little virtual reality.

Travel Zoom Backgrounds: Australia
Camel Rock, New South Wales, Australia
Travel Backgrounds: Positano, Amalfi Coast, Italy
Le Sirenuse, Positano, Italy
Travel Zoom Backgrounds: Machu Picchu, Peru
Machu Picchu, Peru
Travel Backgrounds: Cappadocia, Turkey
Cappadocia, Turkey
Travel Zoom Backgrounds: The Maldives
The Maldives
Travel Backgrounds: Serengeti, Kenya
The Serengeti, Kenya
Travel Backgrounds: Arches National Park
Arches National Park, Utah, United States
Travel Backgrounds: Antarctica
Travel Zoom Backgrounds: Amsterdam Canal
Amsterdam, the Netherlands
Travel Backgrounds: Cruise Ship in Fiji
Zoom Virtual Background: An expedition ship in Antarctica


  1. Ah yes, without a doubt this is such a delightful (and most grateful) way to spend some time with social distancing. I shall be resurrecting some poignant memories of Positano, Italy, an area of the Amalfi Coast that my taste buds found enthralling and quite fulfilling.

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