Christmas Garden Berlin 2019 — a magical wonderland of Christmas lights, lasers and music set in the Botanisher Garten in Berlin.
Georgia is a unique destination for those interested in adventure, culture, food and wine. As you will see in this brief taste of Georgia video from our friends at GLP Films, this is a country and people very proud of its culinary and wine heritage.
Georgia, a former Soviet republic at the crossroads between Europe and Asia, has its arms open to welcome travelers from all corners of the globe. This video from our friends at GLP Films is your invitation to adventure in Georgia.
Flow of Fire performs during Berlin Leuchtet on the Gendarmenmark plaza in Berlin. Crowds enjoyed the unique fire show, with choreography and plenty of sparks and flame against the backdrop of illuminated buildings.
Enjoy a short video of Battery Point Lighthouse in Crescent City, California. In service since 1856, The Battery Point Lighthouse is listed on the National Register of Historic Places, and it is also a California Historic Landmark.
Meet the Spoon Family — This classic neon sign was installed in 1973 at the former East German company headquarters of VEB Feinkost Leipzig, a food manufacturer of canned soups, vegetables and other items. After the Berlin Wall came down the sign fell into disrepair. It was declared a cultural monument in 1993.
View a 360-degree image of the spectacular colors during the Berlin Festival of Lights in Bebel Platz.
The Stasi Prison in Hohenschönhausen is a memorial in Berlin to 44 years of terror and political persecution at the hands of the GDR. This prison was in a restricted military area in Soviet occupied East Berlin and was never marked on any East German map of East Berlin. The former prison of the Ministry of State Security (Stasi) is preserved as a memorial and is unlike any other memorial in Germany. It is a must-see destination.
A fencing flash mob is not your everyday sight in Budapest. We were on our way to find a particular off-the-beaten-path sight when we turned a corner and saw a WHOLE LOT of fencers, no really, like hundreds.
Historian and adventurer Seb Coulthard talks about the history of the Wordie House in Antarctica as part of our visit during a Polar Latitudes guided trip.
On a trip to the Antarctica with Polar Latitudes in March 2018, we filmed a happy feet penguin, juvenile gentoo, splashing about in slush at Port Charcot.
We were fortunate to be able to experience a four-day trip into the Puna with Socompa Adventure Travel. We fell in love with the Puna. This video will show you why!
One feels very fortunate to be able to stumble into a ladybugs love-in when on a hike. We encountered thousands upon thousands of ladybugs on a February hike in Malakoff Diggins State Historic Park in California. The colorful display is mind-boggling, colorful, spectacular and unforgettable.
Enjoy several 360 degree panoramas of the Bridgeport Covered Bridge, the Point Defiance Loop trail highlights, as well as wild iris in South Yuba River State Park in California.
The waters of the Black Dragon Pool in Lijiang come from a spring fed by Jade Dragon Snow Mountain that serves as a picturesque and often-photographed backdrop to the pool on clear days. Within the park are ancient monuments such as the Longshen Temple, the Deyue Pavilion, the Suocui Bridge and the Hanyue Stage.
Old town Lijiang is not unlike Fisherman’s Wharf in San Francisco in its tourist-trap draw; however, as you will see in this video, like Fisherman’s Wharf, if you look, you will find plenty of history and beauty amid the almost unimaginable concentration of shops and vendors. The maze of streets and canals of old town Lijiang invites you to get happily lost — and lost you will get. Hopefully, the sound of running water from the many canals will serve as a soothing backdrop to the press of tourism from mostly Chinese tourists. If you were wondering what to see in Lijiang, this video is a good place to start.
The Schiffshebewerk Niederfinow was completed in 1934 and is part of the Haavel-Oder waterway connecting the Elbe and Oder river basins. The waterway begins in Berlin at the Spandau lock and opens into the West Oder at the border area between Poland and Germany. Watching ships being raised and lowered in this ship elevator is amazing. A true engineering marvel.
Take a tour of the Yuantong Temple, considered the most famous Buddhist temple in Kunming, Yunnan Province, China. Unlike other Buddhist temples into which you ascend, Yuantong is unique in that you enter into the temple grounds from above and descend from the city streets along a garden path and into the center, a large pond with wondrous stone bridges and surrounded by magnificent buildings.
Wander in the Stone Forest of Yunnan, China with us and marvel at the strange and wonderful limestone formations, many looking like petrified trees. Hidden and winding passages, spires, and more. Parts of the Stone Forest are recognized as a UNESCO World Heritage Site.
During the Adventure Travel Trade Association World Summit in Anchorage, Alaska in 2016, we joined 130 other travel delegates from around the globe to travel to Whittier and enjoy a glacier viewing cruise with Major Marine Tours. It was spectacular as you will see.
Armenian Blessing of the Grapes Ceremony at the Holy Trinity Church in Fresno, California in 2016. Armenians have blessed the grape harvest in mid-August since the Old Testament. Rich in religious symbolism, the blessing still happens around the globe at the start of the harvest.
Everyone loves a parade! This parade took place in July 2016 in Egg, Austria, and is part of a festival known as Musikfest Bregenzerwald. This festival takes place in a different village every year in Bregenzerwald and is organized by the village hosting the event. Each village in Bregenzerwald has its own musicians group and each marches in the parade.