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Survive Holiday Travel With These Must-Have Gadgets

Survive Holiday Travel With These Must-Have Gadgets

For many of us, traveling around the holidays brings out our inner Grinch. Weather delays, insane line-ups, flights packed the brim… bah, humbug. But in order to spend time with your loved ones around the holiday season—or to flee it all for a tropic beach somewhere far away—travel this time [...]

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Shopping in Cancun: Coral Negro Flea Market

In Cancun, located in the hotel zone right on Kukulcan Blvd. near all the big nightclubs, this market is where you can get all those souvenirs you’ve been wanting to bring back home. Easy Access If you’re staying along the hotel zone shopping is just an easy bus ride away. [...]

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Keeping a Packing Journal

Trying to figure out what to pack? Whether you’re traveling for a week or a weekend these tips for keeping a packing journal will keep you organized and comfortable. There are three kinds of packers: Those who throw things in a bag at the last minute, those who scrawl lists on [...]

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Transportation from Airport to Hotel: Public or Private

It doesn’t matter if you land in a major metropolitan area, with trains, buses and cabs, or in a foreign land with rickshaws and bicycles, you need to get to your hotel and you don’t care to mess around. The Train Some cities have had the foresight to build trains [...]

6 of the Rarest Languages Still Spoken Today

6 of the Rarest Languages Still Spoken Today

Ever heard of Njerep? What about Liki? Chances are slim because they’re 2 of the rarest languages out there. According to the UN, there are approximately 6,000 languages that risk becoming extinct, which is tragic in and of itself. In response, they have created the Endangered Language Programme, meant to [...]

Funding Your Life with Your Camera

Funding Your Life with Your Camera

Whether I’m zip-lining, rappelling down a waterfall, or gliding in a boat next to enormous crocodiles, I’m working. The only thing differentiating me from a tourist is my exceptional video equipment, and the fact that I was paid to take the tour! As I film gorgeous islands, snorkeling trips, and [...]

I Give Thanks

I Give Thanks

Happy (USA) Thanksgiving everyone!  This month’s blog is all about thankfulness.  But before I can go there, I must go back. On the first day of my shoot for Hidden Cities Extreme, the director took me to the side and said, “Simon, if there is any advice that I can give [...]

7 of the Best Vacation Movies Ever

7 of the Best Vacation Movies Ever

Retro sequels are making the ultimate comeback. The latest and greatest: a sequel to the classic National Lampoon’s Vacation, which is said to star Leslie Mann, Ed Helms, and Christina Applegate. That’s not all: word on the street is the a Vacation sitcom is in the works, featuring none other [...]

Smart Phone Photo Tips from Ben Hicks

Smart Phone Photo Tips from Ben Hicks

The best camera for traveling is the one you “always have with you.” When Traveling always have at least camera or two on me. Unfortunately, they aren’t always 100% accessible. Worse yet is when moving around and fumbling through my bag for the camera will give away my cover while [...]

The Hobbit Educates Airplane Passangers On Safety

The Hobbit Educates Airplane Passangers On Safety

Whether you’re a frequent flier or not, you probably already know how to work a seat belt.  Air New Zealand  has created an informational film using the Hobbit characters that’s so entertaining, you’ll watch it to the end. Kudos to Air New Zealand for getting non-fliers to watch a safety [...]