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Behind the Scenes: The Making of The World From Above (HD)


World From Above

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Austria: Vienna: Getting Close to Vienna



Come to The Political Carnival and see the world every night! (or almost)

This video about Vienna is from a series of travel videos made by

From YouTube

Published on Jun 16, 2013
Get close to Vienna, Austria! From riding one of the world's oldest Ferris wheels to planning revolutions in caf├ęs, this travelogue shows you the spirit of Vienna and how to get the most out of your trip.

This travel series brings you closer to the cities you thought you knew. You'll discover the local vibe while meeting and making friends with locals, going on an adventure and getting the most out of your trip and destination.


Switzerland from Above - Top Sights (HD)


Switzerland from Above

One of my favorite countries in the world:

From YouTube

Relax and enjoy the landscapes and history of Switzerland, in beautiful HD video. Great if you plan to visit, or if you want to learn more about Switzerland.

This journey is Romont, the Chartreuse de la Valsainte (ancient monastery), Lake Geneva, Montreaux (of Jazz Festival fame), Verbier (famous ski resort), Valais (mountains), brief flight over Italy, then Locarno and Ascona on the shores of Lake Maggiore.


Overnight: Hawaii's Big Island Vacation Travel Guide | Expedia


Hawaii Beach Expedia

From the YouTube video (produced by Expedia)

The Island of Hawai'i is also known as the Big Island. Green jungles, blue waves and red hot lava please the senses on this North Pacific island with its equally colorful Polynesian history.

Find most resorts and attractions around Kailua-Kona on the west coast. To see green sea turtles, visit Kahalu'u bay or Kaloko-Honokohau National Historical Park. For a break from beaches, the grand Hulihe'e Palace and the sacred site of Pu'uhonua are worth exploring.

Your mileage may vary, but I lived in Hawaii years ago and did not find it overly expensive, which I loved. It was a pleasant place to be with friendly people. Aloha!



Overnight: Mexico: San Miguel de Allende

Mexico San Miguel De Allende

(from the YouTube video embedded below)

From YouTube
The Spanish colonial town of San Miguel de Allende, GTO, Mexico lies in the altiplano of central Mexico. The town and the surrounding area gave birth to the Mexican revolution. Temperate climate year round, and friendly inhabitants make the town a delight to visit or live in.

Photo credits: Robert de Gast, Margo Lane, Barbara Tyrer, and miguelitoh2o.

Music is "Tamacun" by Rodrigo and Gabriela.


Overnight: Mexico: Baja California: La Paz


Baja California

From YouTube:

Honoring its name, La Paz [peace] is a refuge of salt and sand, sun and sea, ideal for weary travelers or those wanting to temporarily retreat from daily chaos, a site full of natural wonders and human touches.

Read more about La Paz in MexicoShowroom:


Overnight: Mexico: Vera Cruz, a Mexican Gem


Vera Cruz Mexico

I am always astonished that people think they know everything there is to know about places they've never been, usually because they've seen a Hollywood movie.

Happily, now that the Internet is reality, we can certainly learn more than we used to be able to without actually visiting countries, so I thought that a video about Vera Cruz, a major port on the Gulf of Mexico might be a way to learn a bit more about our next door neighbor to the south.

Incidentally, here's a Wikipedia entry about Vera Cruz ('True Cross')

From the YouTube 'about' section for this video

[The filmmaker] ... was very impressed with the exhibition on the boulevard which showed in pictures the history of VeraCruz back to the year 1860 and was presented by Tamsa. A truly marvelous peace of work. VeraCruz is one of his favorite ports. He likes it in particular because of its true Mexican flavor. Very popular with the Mexicans.
They come from everywhere to enjoy this colorful town with its friendly people, local shops, and music displays. A favorite of the Mexicans for the Mexicans.