Archive for the “Travel Videos” Category

Diving the Great Barrier Reef

The Great Barrier Reef is one of the best dive sites in the world. Running up and down Queensland’s east coast in Australia, there are tons of fish to see as well as beautiful, vibrant coral dotting. I was excited to use my newly acquired dive skills and dive this reef. You always hear how great it is and I wanted to see it first hand. While diving, I got to see a shark, turtle, a ray, and a large […]

Hiking the Tongariro

The Tongariro Crossing is considered the best one day hike in New Zealand. It is a 19.4km hike that takes you through the area where they filmed Mordor in Lord of the Rings. It’s a mostly easy walk, though there are a few places where the ascent and descent is pretty steep. Moreover, if you have the time to fit them in, you can hike Mount Ngauruhoe (Mount Doom) or Mount Tongariro. I had a beautiful day when I went. […]

Bungy Jumping the Nevis

New Zealand is known for its adventure activities. People come from around the world to white water raft, hike, glacier trek, sky dive, and bungy jump. And one of the best places to do a bungy is in Queenstown, New Zealand. Queenstown is home to a lot of bungy operators, the most famous of which is AJ Hackett Bungy. AJ Hackett is the creator of bungy jumping and his company runs the biggest bungy in the region- the 134 meter […]

How to Backpack the Yasawa Islands

Backpacking the Yasawa Islands in Fiji is a unique experience. It’s not like any backpacking I’ve ever done. I’m not even sure backpacking, with its notions of independent, find your own way travel, is even the right word. Yasawa Island travel is more like an inexpensive organized hop on, hop off tour. Everything is taken care of for you – all you need to do is pick the island you want to visit. There is only one boat through the […]

A Look at Maori Culture

Maori culture has always fascinated me ever since I saw the movie Whale Rider. Their history, cool tattoos, dancing, beliefs, and general relaxed personality make them very interesting to me. As the indigenous people of New Zealand, they haven’t done well since the arrival of European settlers. Then again, no indigenous population fared well after Europeans arrived. However, the Maoris are a warrior race and are famous for never having been defeated by the English settlers. It’s a fact the […]

Bangkok’s Khao San Road

Khao San Road is the infamous backpacker/tourist street in Bangkok. All travel roads lead in and out of there. However, it is more than just a transit hub for travelers: Khao San Travel Tips: The street food on Khao San isn’t good. For better food, go to Soi Rambuttri. There is a little group of food stalls outside the 7-11 and the Pizza Company restaurant. While Khao San closes at 2 am, Soi Rambuttri stays open all night long. Never […]

Things to Do in Brussels

Editor’s Note: I’m still using Windows Movie Maker. Once I get into Bangkok next month, I’m going to take a video editing class and use Adobe but, for now, I fixed some of the sound issues, made the video MUCH shorter, the transitions better, and a short opening credit. More Information on Brussels I didn’t have a chance to film everything. Some things worth seeing not in the video include Notre Dame, The Palace of Justice (which is phenomenal), Jeanneke […]

The Palace of Versailles

Before I went away, I bought a nice digital camcorder so that I can start doing videos on the blog. Well, the time has come for my first video. Please be kind in your critiques- I’m still learning how to make and edit these things. So, without further ado, here’s my first video on the Palace of Versailles, the former palace of the French kings outside Paris, France: Travel Tips for the Palace of Versailles Get there early- the queue […]