Category: Videos

Top 10 places you won't find on Google Maps

Top 10 places you won’t find on Google Maps

I stumbled upon this video recently, and thought it was rather interesting, so am sharing it here even though there’s no obvious luxury angle. Since even Nevada’s much-talked about Area 51 can be found on Google Maps (though admittedly, much of the operations there probably take place underground), it’s interesting to see what places are hidden. […]

See inside one of the Burj Al Arab's Royal Suites

See inside one of the Burj Al Arab’s Royal Suites

Ever wondered what the suites at the opulent Burj Al Arab in Dubai are like?  With this video, you get to look inside one of the 780 square metre Royal Suites located on the 25th floor of the hotel. The footage ends a little abruptly but you get the general idea of what to expect. Music is […]

The world's highest commercial bungy jump

The world’s highest commercial bungy jump

Around 200 km to the west of Port Elizabeth, South Africa lies an attraction without comparison – the world’s highest commercial bungy jump at Bloukrans bridge. ‘Adrenaline pumping’ and ‘exhilarating’ are two expressions often used to describe the ultimate in bungy experiences, along with a few understandable choice expletives when conquering this monster of a […]

Dramatic footage showing a baby elephant rescued from a well

Dramatic footage showing a baby elephant rescued from a well

A baby elephant has been rescued from a well in Kenya’s Amboseli National Park. The eight month old was thankfully re-united with her mother, Zombe, before the elephants had to be forced to leave by herders arriving to water their cattle. Here’s the footage of the calf’s rescue, showing what a great job was done by […]

8 unbelievable floating structures

8 unbelievable floating structures

With the global population on the increase, one of our growing immediate challenges is one of physical space, so it’s perhaps no surprise that concepts are being considered to help re-define how we live. Here are eight unbelievable floating structures that might just help future generations. The eight structures covered are: Aerotel The Underwater City […]

Spectacular leopard kill

Spectacular leopard kill

The following footage was shot on a game drive from the exclusive Mala Mala game reserve lodge in South Africa. There’s a leopard on the left and a herd of impala come rushing in from the right, presumably as a result of some kind of disturbance. The footage was captured by mipix Fine Art Photography.

Now you can explore the Great Barrier Reef courtesy of Google Street View

Now you can explore the Great Barrier Reef courtesy of Google Street View

You may recall back in 2010 that Google Street View extended to parts of Antarctica.  Now they’re going a step further and taking us underwater to explore Australia’s Great Barrier Reef. Thanks to a partnership between the Catlin Seaview Survey and Google Maps, it’s now possible to observe the reef just as divers do. Specially adapted […]

Getting by in Norway

Somewhere on a mountainous road in Norway, a big rig and big bus have to pass each other.  They need to co-operate to succeed. Thank goodness it wasn’t in icy conditions, that’s all I can say…

I wouldn’t like to be a lifeguard in Tokyo…

Welcome to the indoor pool at Tokyo Summerland. This most definitely isn’t luxury, but eye-opening all the same. In fact, you wonder why people would even pay to be there… surely it can’t be much fun with so many bodies about. And one thing’s for sure… I wouldn’t want to be on duty as a […]

What’s it like to fly in a First Class Suite on an Emirates A380?

Ever wondered what it must be like to fly on a First Class Suite on an Emirates A380.  YouTube user Volterrific shares with us his journey from Bangkok to Hong Kong on this fabulous super jumbo, complete with shower and cocktail bar (not at the same time) at 40,000 feet.

How to drink whisky… explained!

Not sure how to drink whisky?  For example, do you have it with ice or water? Let Whyte & Mackay Master Blender Richard Paterson guide you through what’s right and wrong, and why you should dip your finger in the water jug, in this rather entertaining video. Just don’t go wrong to his house… he […]

How the wealthy park in Singapore

Supercar owners living in an exclusive high-rise apartment block can now park their beloved motors from their… living rooms! Hamilton Parks in Singapore is a brand-new 30-storey development where flats cost between £6 and £15 million. But with parking in the city limited, the skyscraper designer came up with an innovative way of parking some […]

Incredible dolphin ‘stampede’ off California

Many of you reading will have no doubt been on a dolphin- or whale-watching cruise and perhaps have been lucky enough to see a pod of dolphins.  Typically a pod will consist of around 12 dolphins but, if you want to increase your chances of seeing something even more spectacular, you might like to head […]

Royal Caribbean’s new shellphone ad

The following is a new ad from Royal Caribbean targeted at people who are new to cruising. What do you think? Do you love it or do you just find it too corny? Does it hit the mark or would you rather see more about the ships than hear people talking into a shell?

LUX* Island Resorts launching in the Indian Ocean

LUX* Island Resorts launching in the Indian Ocean

Which is the best kind of tropical island holiday? One where you lie on the same spot of the beach every day, read a couple of paperbacks, barely leave your lounger and pay exorbitant prices for imported water? Or one with benefits that last well after the tan has faded? Where you come back feeling re-energised, […]

Hotel reviews and Tripadvisor

We’ve touched on the much-debated subject of hotel reviews on this blog before. Whether you like them or loathe them, it seems they are here to stay. And, since it’s Friday, here’s a light-hearted look from comedian Michael McIntyre about them:

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