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Atulie’er village is situated on the edge of a cliff in Sichuan, China. Historically, it took villagers a half-day to climb a series of 17 wood, rope, and vine ladders to get there. The China Traveller takes us on a tour of a more recent addition to the community, a metal ladder made from pipes that offers a more direct, but still exhausting route.
Photographer Joerg Daiber has taken us on some eye-opening journeys around the globe. Now take a virtual vacation a little closer to home with this time-lapse, tilt-shift, aerial footage of the City of Angels. Ravel’s Boléro serves as the perfect musical accompaniment to the bustle of the big city.
Located near Arouca in northern Portugal, this 1693-foot-long pedestrian bridge crosses the River Paiva, offering those who cross it a thrilling journey and a stunning view as they cross the rapidly-flowing river about 600 feet below their feet. Watch this video to see how it was built.
Most of the water slides we’ve ridden on are done in under 30 seconds, but it takes more than 4 minutes to complete a ride on this 3654-foot-long slide. Two passengers share an inner tube down the record-breaking water slide at Malaysia’s Sim Leisure Escape.
Equipped with a DJI Mini 2 drone, photographer Vadim Sherbakov takes us on an eye-opening journey to Siberia’s Lake Baikal. The area is known for its beautiful rock formations, which are even more dramatic when covered with snow and ice. The film’s title is the Buryat word for lake, a tribute to the area’s indigenous people.
Take a thrilling run along the rooftops, streets, sidewalks, and beaches of Rio de Janeiro, Brazil. This vibrant and energetic first-person action footage was shot by the crew at AMPISOUND in collaboration with Picasso Parkour. This is officially the first parkour video we’ve seen with an underwater sequence.
If you want a real Bugatti Chiron, you’re looking at about $3 million bucks. Or if you’re handy with cutting metal and welding, you could make one out of old car parts. CB Media visited Thailand’s Ban Hun Lek for a look at an incredible Chiron replica parked between an army of junkyard mechs and monsters.
Headed to Australia? If you have an inkling for quiet, off-grid living, check out this home located in Mansfield. Never too Small takes us inside this tiny home, which is built from two shipping containers, each with a kitchen, bath, and sleep quarters. The main unit has a wall that folds down to reveal a deck and a fireplace.
With locations in Moscow and St. Petersburg, Russia, the Museum of Soviet Arcade Machines is filled with vintage arcade machines that date back to the Soviet era. Incredibly, the machines have all been restored and are playable. Baklykov. Live takes us on a tour of the museum, its machines, and other artifacts.
Getaway offers tiny cabins for escaping the hustle and bustle. Locations scattered around the U.S. within driving distance of big cities. Each one provides intimate spaces with views of nature, comfy bedding, a private bath with a hot shower and toilet, heat and A/C, a kitchenette, and outdoor space with a fire pit.
Photographer Joerg Daiber of Spoonfilm takes us on another eye-opening virtual vacation, this time through the hills and mountains of Romania. Along the way, you’ll visit Maramures, Bucharest, and the surprisingly idyllic region of Transylvania, along with both the fake tourist trap “Dracula’s Castle” and the real one.
Nature photographer and traveler Petr Podroužek takes us on a virtual trip to one of Iceland’s many natural wonders. The so-called “Diamond Beach” is a strip of black sand located in a glacial plain. Here, chunks of crystal clear glacial ice wash up on the beach, creating a beautiful contrast of light against the dark background.
Escape the world for a few days in this modern and luxurious 2-bedroom home situated on a 14-acre apple orchard in Glendale, Utah. The house has beautiful views of the mountains, inviting living spaces indoors and out, a lofted second floor, and a large hot tub.
As pilot Benoit Finck’s drone emerges from the clouds over Normandy, France, it descends into the ancient castle atop the island of Mont Saint-Michel, then flies through the structure and its surroundings, giving us a fantastic first-person view courtesy of his GoPro HERO8 camera.
Filmmakers Vincent Urban, Max Neumeier & Tim David Höddinghaus of 27km created this amazing short film that offers a glimpse into the vast and varied nation of Russia. From the cosmopolitan chaos of Moscow to the icy and unspoiled Lake Baikal, the film is like a candy sampler box packed with all kinds of tasty visuals.
Ready to drop everything and hide out from the world? This amazing getaway in Hot Springs, Arizona offers guests a peaceful and idyllic setting under its tented roof. The 1-bedroom, 1-bath retreat is loaded with luxurious amenities, a plush king-size bed, a soaking tub, indoor and outdoor living spaces, and a spacious hot tub.
Drone pilot Shaggy FPV takes us on a ride through the mountains of Austria with breathtaking footage of the Dorfertal Valley he captured with his aerial photography rig. The reverse perspective offers a great sense of speed and changes things up a bit from the typical forward view.
We previously got a brief aerial view of the Super Nintendo World attraction that’s coming to Universal Studios Japan. Now Mario’s creator Shigeru Miyamoto takes us inside the park for an in-depth tour of some of its main attractions. We love all the movement in the exterior design. The park is slated to open 2.4.2021.
It’s been a while since we’ve been on a waterslide, but this insane looking ride at Belgium’s Plopsaqua De Panne looks like something we’d want to work our way up to. Riders start out in a nearly vertical position, then the floor drops out from under their feet for a speedy descent straight down into the tube.
Author Micah Cash expands his wonderful Waffle House photo essay from The Bitter Southerner into a book. The 96-page hardbound book incorporates photos taken from inside of the iconic diners across the South, and explores the role that the restaurants play for their customers that goes beyond just bacon and eggs.
While travel is on hold for many of us these days, we rely on videos like this one from Little Big World to keep us inspired. Joerg Daiber takes us on another tilt-shift trip – this time to the Eastern European country of Bulgaria, with its dramatic landscapes, bustling cities, ancient fortresses, and abandoned Soviet monuments.
Combining time-lapse, hyper-lapse, and some more experimental post-production techniques, FilmSpektakel takes us on a fast-paced trip to Southern California. They captured over 155,000 photos and spent 64 days editing the footage to produce the short film you see here. Learn more about the production at Time Lapse Magazine.
For many of us, New Zealand is a bucket-list travel destination. If we do ever manage to make it there, we’d love to stay at this 4-bedroom Auckland villa, which offers spectacular views and creature comforts galore, including a large deck overlooking the sea, a media room with comfy recliners, and easy beach access.
Stay in the heart of the Big Easy’s Magazine Street district in this vintage apartment. It has tall ceilings, plenty of light, antique pine floors, exposed brickwork and beams, and a modern kitchen and baths. Behind its deceptively skinny front door, it has three bedrooms and 2.5 baths, making it a great getaway for family or friends.
Need to escape reality for a few days? Look no further than this charming cabin located in peaceful Stowe, Vermont. Built in the 1850s, this 2-bedroom home has been updated with modern conveniences, and features a hot tub and wood stove for warmth. It sleeps four and is just minutes from hiking trails and skiing.