Travel Video of the Week: Dramatic Skydive Rescue

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I’m not into skydiving, but this is an incredible video (the incredible part starts a minute in). It shows a remarkable skydive rescue by skydive master Sheldon McFarlane rescuing a customer who was in trouble over Western Australia. It turns out the jumper was suffering from a seizure, and the two were 20 seconds from […]

Travel Video of the Week: Wingsuit Nut Flying Over Walenstadt, Switzerland

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I used to dream of flying like Superman but somewhere along the way I developed a slight fear of heights, so I’ll probably never find myself zipping up one of these wingsuits and jumping off a cliff. That said, I do enjoy watching the daredevils who do defy gravity nonchalantly, usually with a GoPro strapped […]

Travel Video of the Week: KLM Cockpit Tales (Autopilot in Action)

Autopilot

Kudos to KLM for allowing cameras in the cockpit during this flight from Amsterdam to London to show aviation geeks and curious travelers how autopilot works. Captain van Dorst and some nice production offer a nice explanation in this nine-minute segment from the great KLM Cockpit Tales series.

Travel Video of the Week: Huff Post Live Segment on Competitive Travel

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If you love to travel—better yet to travel extensively—or want to learn about the world’s most traveled people, make sure to check out this 28-minute Huff Post Live segment on competitive travel. The in-depth conversation features four of the world’s most traveled people, including two of my good friends, Lee Abbamonte and Charles Veley (both from my home state […]

Travel Video of the Week: Indian Girl Confronts Her Alleged Harasser on Flight

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A middle-aged wealthy Indian man is paying the price for reaching through the seat in front of him and inappropriately touching a young woman on an Indigo flight to Bhubaneswar. Since the woman knew the police wouldn’t do anything about the pervert’s misconduct, she decided to take action into her own hands by publicly shaming him […]

Travel Video of the Day: Plane Runs Out of Fuel, Ditches Near Hawaii

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Did you see this incredible video from Monday? A small plane from the San Francisco Bay Area ran out of fuel 253 miles northeast of Maui and had to ditch in the ocean. The 28-year-old pilot had a built-in parachute on his single-engine Cirrus SR-22 aircraft. The crew of a Coast Guard C-130 Hercules airplane […]

Travel Video of the Week: The Most Annoying People on the Plane starring Sir Patrick Stewart

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Expedia recently conducted a poll asking fliers to name the most annoying types of airplane passengers. Late-night host Jimmy Kimmel was going to read the list on Tuesday, but he thought it would be more interesting if the great Sir Patrick Stewart acted them out. It’s worth the four minutes of your time as I’m sure […]

Travel Video of the Day: Paddle Boarder’s Close Encounter With Killer Whales

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How would you like to be on a stand-up paddle board and see a pod of Killer Whales swim under your board? I would probably BLANK my pants but Rich German of Laguna Beach in California, didn’t. Fast forward to 1:51 for the action.