Category Archives: Travel

Top New Travel Videos: “A Day In Havana” Directed By Julio Palacio (2019)

Julio Palacio – Director, editor & DP
Taaneya Balaji – Compositing & Graphics

A Day In Havana Travel Film By Julio Palacio (2019)

This year, my talented friend asked me to work on his beautiful film set in Havana, Cuba. As described by Julio:

In mid-June, I had the opportunity to travel to Cuba for the first time. I knew enough about the revolution and the change Cuba had in the 50s, but I was not really sure what to expect. Many people said that going to Cuba was almost like traveling back in time, and in my experience that is the case, the architecture, the old American cars, the old melancholic music, among many other things, but Cuba is way more complicated than that. This is not a travel video, it is more of a lifestyle film that captures what I perceived to be the essence of Havana and its people; many of which have very contradicting feelings about their own country. When I came back to edit, I thought I wanted the film to be in black and white, to represent that feeling of the old Havana, the luxurious, glamorous city from the 50s, but being there and seeing all of the beautiful colors and understanding the culture and how much flavor they have, it did not feel right. After talking to a few filmmaker friends, and telling them about my experience there, we came to the conclusion that Cuba is in fact trapped in the past, but its people have so much hope for the future, so much drive to keep going, even in the face of many social problems.

A Day In Havana Travel Film By Julio Palacio (2019)

A better representation of this feeling was to have a mix of both B&W and Color, highlighting certain areas of the frame in B&W while keeping the beautiful colors of this amazing place. Having this mix plus the beautiful soundtrack reinforces that feeling of Nostalgia that possesses the city, and seeing the people go on with their daily lives, their faces, and how they keep moving forward, represents the hope that everyone I met there still has. This is “A Day in Havana”.

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Top RV Campsites: Jumbo Rocks Campground At Joshua Tree National Park Features Oversized Volcanic Boulders

From Fodor’s online:

Jumbo Rocks CampgroundThe accurately named Jumbo Rocks Campground is woven among the stacked and strewn oversized volcanic boulders unique to Joshua Tree National Park. Several hiking trails begin at Jumbo Rocks, a 126-campsite facility with vault toilets. During Joshua Tree’s peak season, October through May, hikers and rock-scramblers who reserve the campground well in advance are rewarded with views of the boulders whose colors shift throughout the day, from the morning sunrise to the fire’s glow. In the hot, dry summers, Jumbo Rocks is first-come, first-served.

Jumbo Rocks Campground RV

For more information click on following link: https://www.nps.gov/jotr/planyourvisit/jumbo-rocks-campground.htm

Top Road Trips: St. Martins, New Brunswick Is Home To The World’s Highest Tides

From a National Geographic online article:

New Brunswick CanadaOn the mainland, drive east to St. Martins, gateway to The Fundy Trail, a 6,323-acre coastal wilderness park. Wind along coastal cliffs on the 19-mile Fundy Trail Parkway to watch the tides and access paths to waterfalls, beaches, and a suspension bridge.

In St. Martins, the world’s highest tides create the rare opportunity to explore sea caves on foot and on the water. Check the tide chart to plan a low-tide walk out to the caves, allowing plenty of time to return to shore before the water rises. At high tide, float into the caves on a Red Rock Adventure sea kayaking trip.

Watch a six-hour timelapse of the rising tide that lifts fishing boats 50 up from the tidal bottom:

To read more click on the following link: https://www.nationalgeographic.com/travel/destinations/north-america/canada/partner-content-bay-of-fundy-best-road-trip/

Top Hikes In Oregon: The 7-Mile Loop Trail To Ramona Falls Features Stunning Views Of Mount Hood

From a Willamette Week online article:

Ramona Falls Trail View of Mount HoodIt’s not quite Multnomah Falls in terms of Disneyland wow factor, but it’s up there. Bear in mind that some things are justifiably popular—and Ramona Falls is just such a place. It is one of those natural wonders that must be seen in person. Photos, good as they may be, do the sprawling cascade little justice. Accordingly, the approximately 7-mile loop hike that visits it is a rite of passage for any and all Oregon hikers—including dirt-caked and determined adventurers trudging their way along the Pacific Crest Trail, which joins a portion of this route.

Ramona Falls Oregon Hiking Map

You’ll have to ford the Sandy River or cross on downed logs (a bridge was washed out several years ago), so exercise caution. But the view of Mount Hood from that vantage point is a stunner, so that’s a plus. In addition, the walk beside Ramona Creek looks and feels more like a forested fantasyland than a hiking trail—and if ever there was a place to enjoy a picnic, it is in the large, shaded amphitheater surrounding the cooling mist of the falls.

Top New Travel Videos: “Back To Iceland” Directed By Erwin Olmos (2019)

Filmed, Edited and Directed by: Erwin Olmos

Back To Iceland Travel Film Directed by Erwin Olmos 2019

Music : Everdream by Epic Soul Factory, Cesc Vilà & Fran Soto  and Witness by Oliver Michael

After been traveling these last months, I have finally started editing my footages and here is the first video. It is about my trip to that beautiful land called Iceland with Paz, Andy and Hector Jesus.Great memories, beautiful views and my first time camping.

Back To Iceland Travel Film Directed by Erwin Olmos 2019

Future Of Travel: AirPortr.com Checks Bags At Your Home, You Pick Them Up At The Airport

From a Skift.com online article:

Airportr shippingHere’s how Airport’s service works: A passenger checks in online. The company collects the bags from their doorstep after confirming the person’s identity. The driver puts the bag in a coded, tamperproof, and trackable security bag, the company said. The driver delivers the luggage to the airport, where they check in the bag.

AirPortr has handled 113,251 bag shipments. Two years ago, the startup landed British Airways as a customer. It also works with Virgin Atlantic, American Airlines, and other carriers. This year, EasyJet began offering the AirPortr service at London’s Luton airport.

“Business is seeing really good year-over-year growth,” said founder and CEO Randel Darby. “This year we expect airline revenues to double. We plan to scale the product to become a network proposition with our airline partners.”

AirPortr has 15 workers at its London headquarters. It has about 30 others handling operations, customer support, and logistics.

 

To read more click on the following link: https://skift.com/2019/08/16/airportr-raises-8-6-million-for-luggage-delivery-travel-startup-funding-this-week/?utm_campaign=Daily%20Newsletter&utm_source=hs_email&utm_medium=email&utm_content=75749779&_hsenc=p2ANqtz-8DsKrqf5KFyRUzu0E7UjVF6Y3ZXR7IRTOphrsZ06Vv4jDIQc5Zqfbzh3Eqv2NwxAj0kCAcaXwsjvyzTchwYmBDwdRYcA&_hsmi=75749779

Top New Adventure Films: “Paddling Tranquility” In Alaska Directed By Toby Harriman (2019)

Filmed, Edited and Directed by:  Toby Harriman

Paddling Tranquility Short Film Directed by Toby Harriman (2019)

Guide & Photographer: Jussi Ruottinen
Music by: Blake Ewing (“Epoch”) & Future of Forestry (“Light from Night”)

Paddling Tranquility Short Film Directed by Toby Harriman (2019)

Back in 2017, my buddy Kyle and I flew out to Inner Lake George, just next to Knik Glacier. We found an old canoe and Kyle paddled out through a freezing slushy layer of broken ice. It was incredible, beyond incredible. Check out that shot here to understand what I’m talking about. Ever since then, I have always wanted to keep exploring remote glacier areas and keep creating abstract, adventurous aerials and stories.

Paddling Tranquility Short Film Directed by Toby Harriman (2019)

Especially considering places and scenes like these won’t be around much longer the ways things are going. So after that first trip, I ended up getting a couple of inflatable paddleboards, thanks to my friends at Body Glove and had high hopes of flying them out to some cool places in the near future. But after a year of non-stop travel and putting things off, I finally got my ideas together, got my buddy Jussi onboard and we set off on some of the most epic adventures I have been a part of to date.

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