Since the first event in 2005, the Grande Odyssée has been one of the world’s most difficult dog sledding races. The Grande Odyssée 2014 will take place over 11 days, including nine stages and covering a total distance of 750 kilometres, with 30,000 metres of vertical climb. The time trial will take place in Samoëns [...]
Ever been tempted by cliff jumping? Check out this video for some rather extreme cliff jumping and diving in Hawaii. Not content with the natural heights of the cliffs in some instances, there’s also some rather insane trampoline jumps thrown in for good measure. And one or two nasty belly-flops, too! Don’t try this at home is [...]
Like thrills? Then about these extreme rope swings? This first video shows people swinging on a rope underneath the Corona Arch of Moab in Utah. The filming was done by YouTube sensation Devin Graham over a two day period; it’s a pendulum style swing anchored at five different points and made from 150 feet of [...]
Picture the scene. You arrive at the airport ready to travel to your destination, only someone asks you whether you wish to play ‘departure roulette’ and go on an expenses-paid trip to an altogether different location. Heineken set up this scenario at JFK Airport and here are just some of the reactions and outcomes. If [...]
The new iPhone 5S has finally arrived. The following video outlines some of the new features on offer, most notably being touch ID which can be used to improve the phone’s level of security as well as for online purchases. What do you think of the new phone and its features? Will you be upgrading?
Do you remember our blog post about the Chinese replica of the Austrian village of Hallstatt? They built a full scale replica of the Apline village in the Guangdong province of China. Well, it doesn’t stop there – the Chinese have also designed replicas of Italian, German, English and French towns. One such place is Tianducheng, [...]
Today was a well-earned rest day and an opportunity to do some sightseeing in Delhi. Unfortunately, it was one of those days that just didn’t go as smoothly as it might. The traffic didn’t help matters and, take note, a number of Delhi attractions are closed on Mondays, but unfortunately our guide didn’t appear to [...]
Spanning the entire 25th floor, the two regally appointed Royal Suites at the Burj Al Arab are the absolute must for visiting VIPs. The grand entrance door of the suite leads to the magnificent hall and the fascinating marble and gold staircase invites guests to the upper level. Palatial surroundings surpass home comforts with a [...]
The iconic Preikestolen – also known as Pulpit Rock – rises over 600 metres above Norway’s Lysefjord. Take the hike and enjoy the spectacular views from the top. From the closest car park, the hike takes around 3 to 4 hours. It is not recommended that you tackle this in Winter or Spring as the [...]
St. Lucia has some of the most stunning spas in the Caribbean and, given that chocolate is one of the island’s best natural resources, it’s no surprise that chocolate plays a large role in the spa. We all know chocolate is pretty tasty when you eat it, but did you know that it’s actually good [...]
Did you know that today – 28th September – is World Rabies Day? According to the World Health Organization, rabies is responsible for around 55,000 human deaths every year. It’s fitting therefore that we should know more about the risks that rabies presents and where in the world the risks are greatest (see the WHO [...]
Close to Kalapana on the Big Island of Hawaii, you can watch lava from the Pu’u O’o crater as it meets the ocean. It’s a 1-2 hour hike over rugged terrain from the Hawaii County viewing area before you reach these active pahoehoe lava flows. Due to the dangers of the hike, you should not [...]
This vessel is designed to exemplify all that is possible for the modern yacht owner. Created by Seaking Freedom, PROJECT MAGNITUDE from Opanlinski Designs demonstrates super intelligent push button technology combined with the latest propulsion systems and dressed with unique, progressive styling, making this yacht one of the most technologically advanced private yachts to be built.
Last week engineers in Italy succeeded in setting the Costa Concordia cruise ship upright, 20 months after it ran aground off the island of Giglio, killing 32 people. The operation took 18 hours but here you can see the whole process condensed into just one minute. It was achieved using cables and metal water tanks to [...]
Google Treks is the latest extension from Google Maps and Google StreetView; it is a project that stitches together web tours of destinations all over the world, whether it be the Grand Canyon or the Galapagos. Follow highlighted routes and explore areas followed along the same path as the team that filmed them – a [...]
Lantau Island is home to Tian Tan Buddha, a giant bronze statue – 34 metres high – of a Buddha Amoghasiddhi. Also known as the Big Buddha, the statue is located at Ngong Ping, Lantau Island, Hong Kong, China, near the Po Lin Monastery. The statue was completed in 1993 and symbolises the harmonious relationship [...]