Posts Tagged ‘video’

New video shows why Holland is cool

Posted on May 17th, 2013 by Laura Byrne Paquet

It’s rare that I post a link to a promotional video here, but this new one from Visit Holland so perfectly encapsulates all the reasons why I love the Netherlands that I had to share. It has it all: cycling, funky shops, great food, great art–even a cool soundtrack. Enjoy!

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VIDEO: Ottawa through American eyes on Canada Day

Posted on July 3rd, 2011 by Laura Byrne Paquet

Sometimes, I get so busy visiting and writing about other places that I don’t properly appreciate the richness in my own backyard. So I very much enjoyed this video tribute to Ottawa on Canada Day from National Geographic Traveler‘s Digital Nomad, Andrew Evans. It actually brought a tear to my stoic Canadian eye. And, since […]

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VIDEO: Two guys, three countries and 5 million cooking stoves

Posted on June 28th, 2011 by Laura Byrne Paquet

Greg Spencer and Austin Mann are on a mission: to help provide 5 million cooking stoves by 2020 to families in developing nations, including Kenya, Guatemala and Haiti. Today, they released a slick video–the first of four in a web-only series called Stoveman–chronicling their efforts to learn a bit about what life is like for […]

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#Blog4NZ: Video of photo safari to New Zealand’s South Island

Posted on March 20th, 2011 by Laura Byrne Paquet

For the next few days, travel bloggers around the world are joining in a worldwide effort to raise awareness among travellers that–despite the tragic earthquake in Christchurch–most of New Zealand is undamaged and eager to welcome visitors. Here’s something to spark your imagination: a Tourism NZ video of a photo safari of the country’s jaw-dropping […]

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Video: The world’s most typical person

Posted on March 17th, 2011 by Laura Byrne Paquet

I love this jaunty, clever, thought-provoking little video from National Geographic, which draws on a range of statistics to define “the most typical person on Earth.” Most surprising thing: he (yes, it’s a he) is likely to have a cell phone but not a bank account.

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VIDEO: In the passenger seat for a hair-raising Amalfi Coast drive

Posted on February 8th, 2011 by Laura Byrne Paquet

While doing some research about Italy this afternoon, I stumbled across this charming video. It puts you in the passenger seat for a series of drives along the twisty, cliff-hugging roads of the Amalfi Coast. It was a nice way to pretend I was a 1960s movie heroine in a convertible for five minutes. But […]

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Video: "All You Need Is Love" in 156 countries

Posted on January 6th, 2010 by Laura Byrne Paquet

Sure, it’s a promotional vehicle for Starbucks. But it’s also a way to raise awareness and funding to fight AIDS in Africa. And it makes me smile like a fool. What more, really, do you need from a viral video? The video in question is a four-minute compilation of people around the world singing “All […]

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VIDEO: Bikes rule in the Netherlands

Posted on November 19th, 2009 by Laura Byrne Paquet

I just got back from a European trip that included two stops in the Netherlands. And, once again, I’ve found myself captivated by Dutch cycling culture. Not only are there dedicated bike paths just about everywhere; there are also huge bike garages at many railway stations, where you can have a mechanic tune up your […]

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Video: House swapping from

Posted on June 15th, 2009 by Laura Byrne Paquet

Every time the economy hits a roadblock, a whole new generation of media and travelers seems to rediscover home swapping as though it had just been invented. The truth is, though, that this fun and frugal way of seeing the world has been around since the 1950s. Back in the day, swapping clubs published huge […]

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Video: CNN on the joys of house swapping

Posted on May 22nd, 2009 by Laura Byrne Paquet

CNN first aired this video on home swapping in 2005, but the tips and insights on are pretty timeless. And even though the woman profiled has a flat in Manhattan, don’t think you have to have a home in a hot tourist area to swap! With a little work, you can probably find someone somewhere […]

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