Category: Videos

Where David Beckham is staying in Paris

Where David Beckham is staying in Paris

World famous footballer David Beckham recently signed for Paris St. Germain on a short contract and generously agreed to donate his earnings of more than 3 million euros to a Parisien children’s charity.  So where does someone with that kind of wealth stay during his relatively short 5-month spell at the club?  The answer is the
5 wild mating rituals from the Galapagos Islands

5 wild mating rituals from the Galapagos Islands

In evolutionary theory, “survival of the fittest” doesn’t capture the whole picture. As Charles Darwin pointed out, it is not brute strength alone that wins out in evolution but the ability of a species to adapt to change. Courtship matters. Attractiveness to mates is quite important for the passing along of well-adapted genes. The Galapagos
The stunning beauty of Newfoundland & Labrador

The stunning beauty of Newfoundland & Labrador

Take a look at this promotional video from Newfoundland & Labrador. Rich with history. Rife with culture. Sprawling with natural beauty. All of these wonders have been there for thousands of years, embraced by those who have come in search of people, adventures, and experiences that stay with them long after they’ve travelled on. With
A tour of PlanetSolar - the first ever boat to circumnavigate the world

A tour of PlanetSolar - the first ever boat to circumnavigate the world

Some of you may recall me mentioning MS Turanor PlanetSolar last year – a vessel that set sail from the port of Monaco on 27th September 2010 and – some 19 months later on 6th May 2012 – became the first ever solar-powered ship to circumnavigate the globe. With this video you can get an insight into
Parachuting off Machu Picchu

Parachuting off Machu Picchu

This video shows what is reputedly the first ever speedflight off Machu Picchu, made in November 2012.  It is said to be a  highly technical flight due to its tricky launch, complex rotor and variable winds.  I should also mention that it is strongly NOT recommended that you attempt this yourself… unless of course you
The world's longest high speed rail journey

The world's longest high speed rail journey

The world’s longest high speed rail line is the Beijing-Guangzhou rail route which opened last month. Now you can experience the speed and luxury of a Chinese bullet train, at speeds of 300 kilometres per hour. This is the equivalent of 80 metres every second and had a reduced a journey that once took 22
Encounters with whales in Maui

Encounters with whales in Maui

The Cesere Brothers are accomplished fine art underwater photographers, and in the winters they donate their time to assist the Keiki Kohola Project with up-close whale research. The result is incredible whale footage and increased knowledge about mother whales and calves. For more information, click here for details on whale watching with Four Seasons Resort
The House of Mutt - a new luxury hotel for your dog

The House of Mutt - a new luxury hotel for your dog

The House of Mutt is a new luxury hotel… for your dog. Situated at Thetford and less than 2 hours from London, this is a place where conscientious pet owners who want to get away but can’t bear the thought of a beloved furry companion suffering in a cold concrete kennel can leave their dogs and
A sneak peek at the new BlackBerry 10

A sneak peek at the new BlackBerry 10

RIM‘s Jeff Gadway shows off the new features of a phone that could decide BlackBerry‘s fortunes in the cut-throat smartphone wars. There will be a global launch for the product on 30th January 2013 in which more details will be announced. Do you think this might spark a major comeback for the brand?  RIM does
Life is about the journey...

Life is about the journey...

This video from Trans Maldivian Airways shows the true beauty of the Maldives. The company pioneered the use of aircraft to transport tourists to island based resorts. In doing so, it has made a significant contribution to the development of tourism to the Maldives, which in turn has resulted in major benefits to the national economy. Founded in
Aston Martin placed on top of 1,000 ft helipad in Dubai

Aston Martin placed on top of 1,000 ft helipad in Dubai

Transferring vehicles in the air by helicopter for promotional purposes is nothing new in the world of exotic luxury and sports car brands. When I was in St. Moritz last year, I recall looking down on a vehicle in a glass case half way up the mountains of Corviglia. Aston Martin, however, can lay claim
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