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”

Emirates

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 […]

Travel Video of the Week: Richard Branson’s (Latest) Kitesurfing Challenge

Branson

I’m fortunate to have met Sir Richard Branson multiple times, including once when he toured me around his incredible Necker Island for my Hot Spots 2012 Travel Channel show. On Necker, I learned very quickly that Richard has a love of kiteboarding and beautiful women. In his kite shed (he has one) there was a […]

Travel Video of the Week: Transforming Sydney Cricket Ground into a baseball field

SCG

If you read my story this week from Sydney, Australia, you know that I was Down Under for Opening Day of the 2014 MLB season. The March 22nd game between the Los Angeles Dodgers and Arizona Diamondbacks marked the first time ever that a regular season professional baseball game was hosted on the Australian continent—and […]

Travel Video of the Week: Blackfish

Blackfish

My wife sat me down the other day and told me I needed to watch Blackfish, the documentary on Sea World that originally aired on CNN. Within minutes I had seen my fill but it was enough to convince me that I won’t ever be going to Sea World again or publishing articles on their […]

Travel Video of the Week: Drone Footage of Dolphins and Whales

Whales

Here’s an incredible video shot off the coast of Southern California using—get this—a drone! Captain Dave Anderson, the man behind Captain Dave’s Dolphin and Whale Watching Safari, recently posted this five-minute video showing thousands of dolphins and three gray whales migrating off the coast of San Clemente. There’s also a humpback whale with her calf […]

Travel Video of the Week: Virgin Atlantic Safety Film

Virgin Atlantic safety video

We’ve written recently about other fun airline safety videos (including Air New Zealand’s and Delta’s) and now Virgin Atlantic has jumped into the game. With the Oscars this past Sunday, Virgin Atlantic plays homage to film in its latest safety video, taking inspiration from iconic titles such as Brief Encounter and 2001: A Space Odyssey. Created […]

Travel Video of the Week: How to Open a Bottle of Wine without a Corkscrew

Wine

Mirabeau—a family-run vineyard operating out of Provence, France—released this video on their website recently in which owner Stephen demonstrates how to open a bottle of wine without a corkscrew. The video now has more than five million views, and after watching it, you too can join look like MacGyver if you’re ever stuck with wine and no […]