Earlier this year we spent 3 weeks traveling around Sri Lanka, a country with incredible diverse nature and the most charming people. Sri Lanka is so full of surprises and experiences, there are so many things to see and do there that we didn’t feel that 3 weeks was enough. Here is a video we made [...]
As my open-air double-decker tour bus turned the corner our guide pointed out Circuito Mágico del Agua, the Magic Water Circuit in Lima’s Parque de la Reserva. Named the largest fountain complex in the world by the Guinness Book of World Records, the water park features 13 fountains, including one that shoots more than 260 [...]
If you ever visit Riga, don’t miss out on trying this so called “bread drink” made from fermented black bread called Kvass! When it comes to food, Riga topped all [...]
Can’t view the above video about the Amazon rainforest in Cuyabeno National Park, Ecuador? Click here.
This is a special video I’ve made as part 3 of 3 of an entry to Indiais.org video competition. This particular video is for the ‘India Is Creative’ entry. The music in this video is by Sagnik Basu & Krishnaroop Chakravarthi – Lost Sagnik creative commons.
This is a special video I’ve made as part 2 of 3 of an entry to Indiais.org video competition. This particular video is for the ‘India Is Colourful’ entry. The music in this video is by Sagnik Basu & Krishnaroop Chakravarthi – Dance of Joy creative commons.
Quito enjoys a fair share of fame. Its elevation of 9,200 feet makes it the second highest administrative capital city (after La Paz, Bolivia) and the highest legal capital in the world. It is also the only capital located directly beneath an active volcano, Pichincha, which erupted as recently as 2006, sprinkling ash over the [...]
While my words may have painted an intriguing picture of the Galapagos Islands in Ecuador, there is nothing like video to get a true feel for a place, so I’ve put together a video of many of the animals I saw during my recent cruise and set it to music. Hope you enjoy. www.youtube.com/watch?v=0lFQ8NBZz64 Can’t [...]
I have always felt an affinity with wild animals and they, likewise, seem inordinately attracted to me. On a visit to the Adirondack Mountains of upstate New York this summer, a black racer snake crawled across my foot. On safari in the Serengeti of Africa we encountered a lion sleeping with his head hidden behind [...]
After checking into the Oro Verde Hotel in Guayaquil, Ecuador I asked for a map of the city center. The concierge hesitated for a moment before unfolding one on the countertop. He marked off the sites of interest: museums; the Malecon 2000, a broad boulevard dotted with gardens, restaurants, playgrounds and theaters that runs for [...]
Machu Picchu, Peru is one of those ‘must see’ tourist attractions that actually totally lives up to all of the hype. Come join me for this 25 part travel video series where I explore the grounds and show you vantage points and close-up encounters with wildlife that are somewhat unique from other documentaries I’ve viewed. [...]
A dream comes true. I’ve been wanting to see the world since I was young. The idea of the unknown, the different, and the unexplored has always been an interest of mine. Travelling the world in 80 days with Cathay Pacific Airways was my opportunity to do just that; to …
On my way back to Atlanta to deal with the dreaded taxes (for 2010) I took a slight detour to visit my friends Ruth Barber and Keith Watson, who live near Gatlinburg, Tennessee. Since the city is built on tourism and offers a myriad of Disney-like attractions and rides, I’ve always found it a bit [...]
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Bratislava really doesn’t seem like a capital city, and to be honest I don’t think [...]
Faithful readers of Hole In The Donut Cultural Travel know that I am no fan of all-inclusive resorts, so when Iberostar Resorts invited me to be part of a press trip to Mexico’s Riviera Maya, I thought long and hard before accepting. My previous experiences with all-inclusives have left a bad taste in my mouth [...]