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

Alberta

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

Fireworks

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

Line of the year

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

Cruise

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 […]

Travel Video of the Week: Loews Don CeSar Resort Has Warm Spot For Rescue Dogs

Dogs

My good friend Valarie D’Elia, who’s the travel correspondent for NY1, recently did a piece on an iconic St. Petersburg Beach Hotel in Florida—the Loews Don CeSar Resort—that takes foster dogs from the local animal shelter when Florida temperatures drop on the Gulf Coast. Guests of the hotel are even able to take the dogs […]

Travel Video of the Week: How Emirates Overhauls their A380

A380

You have to love timelapse videos—especially ones set in airport hangars and inside airplanes that give us insight into what takes place behind closed doors in the airline industry. Kudos to Emirates for putting together this under-two-minute video of their A380 undergoing a 3-C Check, the largest maintenance check on any aircraft. In realtime, the overhaul takes […]

Travel Video of the Week: Skiing in Hawaii

Skiing

Ski season is finally here in North America. If you don’t like the cold and snow, that’s okay—just check out this Willy Bogner video of skiing in Hawaii! That’s right, someone came up with skis that are made for surfing. It’s amazing. Just not sure if you need the poles, helmet and ski suit. Would you […]

Travel Video of the Week: First Underground Hot Air Balloon Flight

Cave

The Croatia Tourism board recently uploaded an interesting video of Ivan Trifonov, a seventy-year-old Austrian with a Croatian passport. He’s the first man to try and succeed in flying a hot air balloon underground. This experienced hot air balloon pilot has four Guinness records and the flight in the video, into the Mamet Cave, is likely […]