Travel Video of the Week: The Most Annoying People on the Plane starring Sir Patrick Stewart

Jimmy K

Expedia recently conducted a poll asking fliers to name the most annoying types of airplane passengers. Late-night host Jimmy Kimmel was going to read the list on Tuesday, but he thought it would be more interesting if the great Sir Patrick Stewart acted them out. It’s worth the four minutes of your time as I’m sure […]

Travel Video of the Week: Surfing with a Seal

Seal

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

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 […]