Category: Videos

Elephant gets more than it bargained for in Botswana

Elephant gets more than it bargained for in Botswana

This dramatic footage was shot during an evening game cruise of the Chobe River in Botswana. A female elephant and her two babies enjoy a drink from the river… until a nasty surprise pops out of the water!  Of course, adult elephants are enormously strong and have trunks capable of tearing down trees – but […]

The 5 most decadent cruise ships in the world

The 5 most decadent cruise ships in the world

If you’re looking for a luxury getaway, it’s no secret that a cruise is many a traveller’s top choice. With a wealth of decadent facilities on-board most cruise liners, and five-star service as standard, cruising really can unlock a new world. Whether you’re completely new to cruises, or you’ve sailed the Seven Seas, this guide to the top 5 […]

A quick look at at the surroundings of the InterContinental Al Ahsa

A member of the concierge team at the InterContinental Al Ahsa in Saudi Arabia takes you on a tour of the hotel and the region. Some highlights of the video include Dehliz Café, Ibrahim Palace Museum, Alaez jewellery shop, the Al-Jawharia Dates Factory (supported by Al Ahsa’s vast number of palm trees), Dolce chocolate shop, and […]

Progress on the Poseidon Underwater Resort

Progress on the Poseidon Underwater Resort

It was way back in 2008 that we mentioned that Poseidon Resorts was designing a hotel for the sea floor. The idea came from the President of US Submarines Inc., L. Bruce Jones, but has taken some time to progress.  Negotiations with the American owners of Eleuthera, an island in the Bahamas, to build the resort at […]

Canada summed up in just 2 minutes

Canada summed up in just 2 minutes

The Canadian Tourism Commission, Canada’s national tourism marketing organisation, asked Canadians to pick up their cameras and share some of Canada’s best travel experiences. Here is the result. The response was incredible; here is just 2 minutes from more than 65 hours of video and over 8,000 submissions. The sound track features Canadian indie rock […]

A new city to rival the rest of the world?

A new city to rival the rest of the world?

South Korea has plans to build a mega metropolis – known as 8City – close to Seoul and costing an estimated $265 billion. The development is planned for Yongyu-Muui island near Incheon International Airport, and is so far being funded by luxury hotel operator Kempinski, South Korea’s flag carrier Korean Air and Daewoo Engineering and Construction. […]

Timelapse footage of total solar eclipse in Queensland, Australia

Timelapse footage of total solar eclipse in Queensland, Australia

On 13th-14th November 2012, the Australian state of Queensland enjoyed a rare solar eclipse. A total solar eclipse is when the moon passes directly between the sun and Earth. Here’s some great timelapse footage taken from Palm Cove Beach in North Queensland, along with some eye witness accounts of the experience. The next total solar […]

Diving in the Fijian islands and Tonga

Diving in the Fijian islands and Tonga

This amazing underwater footage was shot whilst scuba diving in the Fijian islands and Tonga. It’s really quite a site to behold, showcasing everything from colourful coral reefs, huge schools of tropical fish, sharks, humpback whales, underwater caves and scuba divers to much more marine life from the south Pacific. The coral reefs of the south […]

The iPad HUGE

The iPad HUGE

First there was the iPod, then the iPhone and the iPad. And then it was the turn of the iPad mini. So what’s next? Well, since it’s Friday, I’m pleased to be able to break this one to you… now we have the iPad HUGE! There’s no longer any need to be restricted by such […]

The least luxurious hotel in the world?

The least luxurious hotel in the world?

The ‘least luxurious’ is being a little overly-generous here. This hotel in Amsterdam is actually being billed as ‘the worst hotel in the world’.  The Hans Brinker Budget Hotel has been proudly disappointing travellers for forty years. Boasting levels of comfort comparable to a minimum-security prison, the Hans Brinker also offers some plumbing and an intermittently open […]

4 magical ways to celebrate a French Christmas in style

4 magical ways to celebrate a French Christmas in style

It’s that time of year again and preparations are underway for the season’s biggest festivity, Christmas. As well as being a time of great merriment, in France it’s also a time for festivals, fireworks and Father Christmas. Here we round up 4 places where you can enjoy a piece of the festive action. Vaux-le-Vicomte Château, […]

Steve Jobs' luxury super-yacht

Steve Jobs’ luxury super-yacht

Apple Co-Founder Steve Jobs’ luxury super-yacht, ‘Venus’, was unveiled on the anniversary of his death at the Dutch shipyard Koninklijke De Vries (Royal de Vries) in Aalsmeer. This sleek vessel is 80m (260 feet) long and was designed by Jobs himself along with designer Philippe Starck. The yacht has a minimalist design, an ultralight aluminum […]

World famous diamond sells for more than 20 million Swiss francs

World famous diamond sells for more than 20 million Swiss francs

The world famous Archduke Joseph diamond has sold for 21 million Swiss francs (which equates to around $21m or £13m), having last sold in 1993 for just $6.5m (£4m) . It was sold at the Christie’s auction house in Geneva to an anonymous bidder, but had previously been in the ownership of the American jeweller Black, Starr […]

5 of the world's craziest road junctions

5 of the world’s craziest road junctions

Are you one of these people who gets a little nervous at the prospect of driving a car when you travel overseas?  If so, then look away now. We’ve scoured YouTube to bring you footage from some of the worst junctions around the world. If you know of any that are worse, then please let […]

The world's most dangerous bridge?

The world’s most dangerous bridge?

Take a look at this! This amazing suspension bridge in Northern Pakistan, close to the border with China, is over 200 metres long and links the villages of Zarabad and Hussain. It is close to Passu which lies on the Karakoram Highway, between the black Batura and white Passu glaciers.

A stunning underground oasis in Mexico's Yucatan Peninsula

A stunning underground oasis in Mexico’s Yucatan Peninsula

If you’ve ever ventured inland on Yucatan Peninsula, you may have noticed a distinct lack of major rivers in the area.  This is because the prevailing rock type is porous limestone and the water makes its way into a network of underground channels and caverns. There are in fact thousands of freshwater sinkholes in the […]