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)

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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: 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 […]