Travel Video of the Week: World’s Highest Waterslide

Waterslide

Thanks to T+ L magazine for turning me onto this video, which features the world’s tallest waterslide that just opened this past weekend at Schlitterbarn Water Park in Kansas City. It’s called the Verrückt (it means “insane” in German) and is 168 feet and 7 inches high—taller than both Niagara Falls and the Statue of Liberty. […]

Travel Video of the Week: Little Britain Travel Agent Spoof

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Whenever I fly British Airways (like I did last week) I almost always watch their in-flight entertainment, which includes reruns of a hilarious English show called Come Fly With Me. I guess it’s a spinoff of a show called Little Britain, which features actors Matt Lucas and David Walliams playing all the main characters in […]

Travel Video of the Week: Maps That Show How Big Countries Are

Maps

The nine maps in this Business Insider video put several countries, continents and territories in unique geographical perspective by comparing them to others using square mileage alone. They just might help you understand how big and small these places really are—in under 80 seconds.

Travel Video of the Week: CBS’ Paris Time-Lapse

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CBS News has done a series of stunning time-lapse videos recently, and their fourth installment puts the breathtaking beauty of Paris on full display. The video was made by photographer/videographer Mayeul Akpovi, and it’s amazing!

Travel Video of the Week: Pharrell Williams — Happy (We are from High Tatras Slovakia)

Happy

Skift.com wrote a great post on how the insanely addictive Pharrell Williams’ “Happy” song is becoming a trend in travel. People from all over the world are creating their own versions of “Happy,” and in the post, they’ve compiled their top 20. They call this one “the most zany,” and it’s from the High Tatras […]

Travel Video of the Week: Southwest Flight Attendant Safety Briefing

Southwest

One of the joys of flying Southwest Airlines is that they have some really funny flight attendants—and this three-minute viral video captured by a co-worker shows you exactly what I’m talking about.

Travel Video of the Week: Can Cool Be Taught?

Holland

Last summer we featured Holland’s “The Original Cool” video, launched by the Netherlands Board of Tourism & Conventions, KLM Royal Dutch Airlines, Amsterdam Airport Schiphol and Amsterdam Marketing. The video received more than one million video views in only four months—and now, they’re back with a whole new series of adventures in 2014. The first one—which is […]

Travel Video of the Week: Emirates’ “All-Time Greats”

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Just last week Emirates Airlines finally started using their Twitter handle, and one of the things they’ve been tweeting so far is their new commercial, which stars two all-time great soccer players—Cristiano Ronaldo and Pelé—that meet at the premium passengers bar onboard one of Emirates’ A380. Says Emirates, “everyone has a favourite player, and in our new […]