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.

Travel Video of the Week: Surfing with a Seal

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How cool is this? Matt Stanley and Andrew Flounders were surfing off Amble on the North Sea coast of Northumberland, England “when this little guy came along and scared the hell out of Andy because we didn’t know what it was! It nudged his foot from underneath.” As the video tells it, “After an hour […]

Travel Video of the Week: Chasing Starlight: An Adventure in the Canadian Rockies

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One of my favorite trips of 2014 was to the Canadian Rockies, just a three-hour flight from LA, for the first time. After a stop at the Calgary Stampede, my wife and I drove a couple hours to Banff to see the jaw-dropping Moraine Lake and Lake Louise. Since it was summer, we didn’t get to […]

Travel Video of the Week: Drone Video of Manhattan Beach Christmas Fireworks

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Where I live in Manhattan Beach, they don’t do Fourth of July fireworks—but they do do Christmas fireworks. It’s a fun event and the whole town comes out to see them (and actually, many of us paid for them with our parking tickets). This year’s took place last weekend, and during the show I spotted a […]

Travel Video of the Week: Best Ski Line of 2014

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Ski season is here! If you want to see one of the gnarliest runs ever, check out Cody Townsend as he takes big mountain skiing to an entirely new level. This daredevil goes down a vertical chute deep in the Alaska Tordrillos Mountain Range, earning himself the “Best Line” award at the 15th annual Powder Awards. […]

Travel Video of the Week: BBC on Cargo Cruising

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Cruising, especially river cruising, is all the rage right now (I’ve been on two: with Viking for a tour of the European Christmas Markets and with Scenic Cruises for a summer European cruise). I loved them both equally. But a lot of people, including me, sometimes want something a little bit more unique. Well, this […]