Travel Video of the Week: Russian Daredevils Climb the 2,073-Foot Shanghai Tower

Shanghai Tower

Vadim Makhorov and Vitaliy Raskalov are masked Russian daredevils who are seriously out of their minds. They travel around the world illegally climbing some of the most towering structures on the planet, from the Eiffel Tower to the Great Pyramids in Egypt. Just watching this five-minute video of them breaking into the under-construction Shanghai Tower […]

Travel Video of the Week: British Airways’ #lookup

BA

Have you seen British Airways’ new video billboard in London’s Piccadilly Circus where children point up every time a BA plane flies overhead? It’s incredible technology! See the 27-second video clip above to see what I’m talking about. The ad really is spotting the British Airways planes, and the flight information (BA475 from Barcelona) is […]

Travel Product of the Week: Luggage Scooters

Luggage scooter

Check out this innovative piece of luggage: Luggage scooters. Imagine running late to your gate and all of a sudden you can turn your carry-on bag into a Razor-type scooter—like in this video. That’s the luggage scooter, and you can get one for $299.

Travel Video of the Week: Thank You, Mom

Thank You, Mom

This is a brilliant Procter & Gamble ad thanking moms everywhere for teaching us that falling only makes us stronger—and for encouraging us to try, and then try again. The spot comes in the build up to next week’s Winter Olympics in Sochi, Russia. It’s both inspiring and difficult to watch without tearing up no […]

Travel Video of the Week: Bubble Football/Soccer

Bubble soccer

For some, playing or seeing sports in or on foreign lands is a big part of traveling. I know I love to do both. I’ve been fortunate enough to play cricket on the beach in Australia, sail and row in England on an Olympic stage (see this Travel Channel video) and play beach volleyball in […]

Travel Video of the Week: Dallas Cowboys Cheerleaders GoPro Hula Cam

Cheerleaders

The Dallas Cowboys won’t be making it to the Super Bowl this year, so instead, the team took their cheerleaders to Cozumel, Mexico for a fun shoot for their annual swimsuit calendar. Instead of just snapping photos, they outfitted a hula hoop with a GoPro camera (they cost between $200-$400 and are endless fun; grab […]

Travel Video of the Week: The Modern Motorcycle Diaries

Modern Motorcycle Diaries

503 days. 82,459 miles. 22 countries. That’s the epic journey, in numbers, motorcycled by traveler/filmmaker Alex Chacon, who covered the distance between Alaska and Argentina during his trip. The footage above, filmed and cut by Alex, really makes you want get out there and explore like Alex.

Travel Video of the Week: Cell Phone Crashing at the Airport

Phone crashing

One thing that irks me when I travel are those that speak way too loudly on their cell phone. Greg Benson of MediocreFilms has come up with a great way to get them to stop—or at least reconsider. He calls it “cell phone crashing,” and the results are hilarious.