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A Hyperlapse Trip Through Paris

A Hyperlapse Trip Through Paris

Filmmaker Andras Ra takes us on a break-neck trip through some of the most iconic locations in Paris, France. With the help of an Insta360 X3 action camera, he captured this eye-popping hyperlapse footage in and around the Eiffel Tower, The Louvre, the Arc de Triomphe, and more.

Indonesia by FPV Drone

Indonesia by FPV Drone

Hop aboard for a captivating aerial tour of Indonesia’s incredible beaches, volcanoes, rice fields, and waterfalls courtesy of GoPro Award-winning FPV drone pilot Nathan Mallory, who captured this incredible 4K and 5K footage using a Go Pro HERO11 Black action camera.

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Racing Through the Streets of Paris

Racing Through the Streets of Paris

C’était Un Rendez-vous is a 1976 film by Claude Lelouch, described as the world’s first underground racing video. Captured while much of Paris was asleep or on vacation, the film puts us in the driver’s seat of a Ferrari as it speeds through the iconic streets of Paris, blowing through 18 red lights along the way. (Thanks, Marc!)

Munich in Miniature

Munich in Miniature

Photographer Joerg Daiber takes us on a trip to Munich for an aerial, tilt-shifted view of the third-largest city in Germany. Along the way, you’ll see some of the city’s parks, beaches, waterways, cafés, and industry, along with a look at a miniaturized Oktoberfest celebration.

WaterField Packable Duffel Bag

WaterField Packable Duffel Bag

Do you come home from trips with much more than you left with? WaterField’s duffel bag adds less than a pound to your packing weight and folds down smaller than a folded t-shirt when not in use. It holds up to 30-liters of contents and slips neatly over the handles of wheeled luggage for easy travel once it’s filled.

Swiss Mountain Coaster POV in 4K

Swiss Mountain Coaster POV in 4K

A few years back, we took a POV ride-along on a coaster ride that winds through the mountains in Kandersteg, Switzerland. That original video was fun, but shaky and a little grainy. The Flying Dutchman took the same ride, but wearing a better camera that shoots in crisp 4K and has image stabilization for a much smoother ride.

Woodnest Treehouses

Woodnest Treehouses

Tucked away in the mountains of Odda, Norway, are some of the most incredible accommodations on the planet. The Woodnest Treehouses are tiny houses that you sleep among the treetops and gaze upon the gorgeous scenery of this peaceful and idyllic locale.

Insane Grass Coaster

Insane Grass Coaster

This crazy grass skiing attraction at China’s Wulan Mountain lets riders zoom down a smooth, grass-covered hill on a single-person cart that rides on narrow-gauge rails. The video shows just 11 seconds of the 40-second ride, but it looks like a blast. Apparently, it’s quite the climb back to the top of the hill if you want to ride again.

Google Street View Music Video

Google Street View Music Video

(Flashing Images) With COVID travel restrictions in place, filmmaker Adam Chitayat longed for the outside world. Stuck at home, he collected thousands of Google Maps Street View images, which he eventually used to complement the sounds of musicians Axel Boman, Man Tear, and Inre Frid on the track Out Sailing.

Switzerland Cliff Walk

Switzerland Cliff Walk

Photographer Sylvia Michel captured this awe-inspiring footage walking through the clouds on a cliff-side bridge in Grindewald, Switzerland. The First Cliff Walk allows visitors to walk through some of the world’s most breathtaking vistas and includes this bridge to nowhere that hangs over the valley below. Here it is on a less cloudy day.

Oslo in Miniature

Oslo in Miniature

Photographer Joerg Daiber of Little Big World travels the globe capturing tilt-shifted aerial video of the places he visits. This time, he headed to Norway’s capital, Oslo, and transformed the beautiful and bustling city into a miniature wonderland. The equipment at the shipping docks really does look like a model.

The Grand Tour: A Scandi Flick (Trailer)

The Grand Tour: A Scandi Flick (Trailer)

Clarkson, Hammond, and May continue their across the globe, this time taking on Norway. The gang takes us on a wild, chilly, and incident-filled rally above the Arctic Circle in a used Mitsubishi Lancer Evo VIII, Subaru Impreza WRX STI, and an Audi RS4 B7. Premieres 9.16.2022 on Amazon Prime Video.

Pairi Daiza Zoo Resort

Pairi Daiza Zoo Resort

Located in Brugelette, Belgium, the Pairi Daiza Resort gives you a chance to sleep among wolves, bears, walruses, penguins, and other wild animals. The resort’s accommodations have windows that overlook the award-winning zoo’s habitats. Each room features a warm and inviting environment to help soothe your soul.

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Outhorse Your E-Mail

Outhorse Your E-Mail

Hate it when work emails interrupt vacation? Thanks to Visit Iceland, you can go to their website to “out-horse” your out-of-office email replies to a real Icelandic horse. The clever tourism team “taught” three of the country’s unique native horses to type on a giant keyboard, resulting in messages like “wFwhxsqjnzgmsrqaaaa.”

World’s Longest Water Slide POV

World’s Longest Water Slide POV

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.

Gliding to the Alps

Gliding to the Alps

Pilot Stefan Langer takes us on a fly-along in his single-seat glider, as he gets tugged along a runway and uses winds to carry his plane into the mountains of Austria. Around the 12-minute mark, he reaches the edge of the alpine range, eventually passing over the ski resorts of the Kitzsteinhorn and Hintertuxer glaciers.

The Last Cityrama

The Last Cityrama

If you were in Paris in the 1960s or 1970s, you might have seen one of these Citroen Cityrama 55 buses. This double-decker bus featured panoramic windows offering spectacular views for all passengers. The Tim Traveler got up close with the last remaining Cityrama. It needs some TLC, but you can contribute to help restore it.

Insane Cliffside Hiking Path

Insane Cliffside Hiking Path

Most times, hiking involves walking on some kind of solid ground. But this awe-inspiring via ferrata path in Interlaken, Switzerland has adventurers walking along skinny metal rails hammered into the side of a cliff. There’s a cable system you tie into for safety, but it still looks like a walk for daredevils only. Video by enjoytavie.

Paragliding the Swiss Alps

Paragliding the Swiss Alps

The first time we went tandem paragliding, we jumped off of a cliff at Torrey Pines and landed on a nude beach filled with wrinkled old men. Jordan Wade had quite a different experience, as he took off from the Alps and captured awe-inspiring footage of the snow-capped mountains, grassy hills, and a historic Swiss village.

Tactical Travel Tray

Tactical Travel Tray
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This handy travel accessory from Maxpedition Gear gives you a place to keep your phone, wallet, keys, eyeglasses, and other small accessories, so you know exactly where they are. It lays flat when not in use and snaps together at its corners or edges to form a tray or taco-shaped storage compartment.

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Edge of the Earth (Trailer)

Edge of the Earth (Trailer)

Teton Gravity Research and HBO teamed up for this four-part documentary series that combines extreme sports, global adventuring, and nature show in one. Each episode, a group of skilled athletes take on daring missions to reach exotic and undiscovered locations. Premieres 7.12.2022 on HBO Max.

Omni at The Battery Atlanta Baseball Package

Omni at The Battery Atlanta Baseball Package

Instead of taking a bath on MLB ticket$$$, fans in Atlanta can take a Presidential Suite bubble bath while watching a live Braves game. Special suites, guestrooms, and the rooftop pool at the Omni Hotel at The Battery Atlanta have awesome ballfield views. Book during home games to score overnight home runs.

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Around the World from the Air

Around the World from the Air

We recently shared a great time-lapse video from photographer Kien Lam documenting his travels around the globe. It turns out he also brings a drone with him, and created this video that offers a captivating view of the world from above.

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Time Is Nothing

Time Is Nothing

Photographer Kien Lam has been traveling the globe for over a decade. He spent 343 days before the pandemic lockdowns of 2020 shooting this spectacular time-lapse video. In all, he visited 17 countries by plane, train, and bus, and shot more than 6200 images. You can follow Kien’s ongoing adventures at Where and Wander.

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