Freelance filmmaker John Duncan shot this incredible footage using a GoPro 3+ and a quadcopter:
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Overwater Bungalows – not just in Tahiti
When you think of overwater bungalows, you (like most people on the planet) probably think immediately of Tahiti.
In fact, they’re not really a native Polynesian thing–they were invented by the Bali Hai Boys, Kelly, Muck and Jay, who came to Tahiti from California several decades ago.
Although they’ve become wildly popular in French Polynesia, they’ve also been built all over the world–most notably in the Maldives.
Valerie Taylor befriends a spotted moray eel
Australian scuba diver Valerie Taylor befriends a spotted moray eel.
The Royal Palace, Phnom Penh – From The Everywhereist
Check out this post–and fantastic photos–from The Everywhereist:
The Royal Palace, Phnom Penh, Cambodia – photo copyright The Everywhereist
FYI, this blog was selected as one of the top 25 blogs of 2011 by TIME magazine.
Another reason to go to New Zealand
…to see the dance of the morepork owl!
Yes, it’s really called that…this isn’t another “better with bacon” joke. The owl is also known as the Tasmanian Spotted Owl, and it’s found in New Zealand, Australia, Tasmania, and few other places. H/T to wimp.com for finding this gem of a video.
This particular owl was helped by the New Zealand Bird Rescue organization. This baby owl was brought to the New Zealand Bird Rescue Charitable Trust’s Green Bay Hospital in Auckland when he was one-year-old.
Amazing Time-Lapse of New Zealand
Martin Heck from Timestorm Films spent 4 months earlier this year traveling around New Zealand, shooting hundreds of hours of footage. This is one of a series of compilations he’s put together. Continue reading
Guest videographer in New Zealand
Victor Huang, diving at Wahine Memorial, Wellington, off the coast of New Zealand, had his camera stolen by an octopus during a dive…with the camera filming. The result is pretty entertaining!
Discovered this on TreeHugger.com.
Whitetip reef sharks – Kauai
I shot this today at a dive site called “Fast Lane”, off the south shore of Kauai, diving with Anthony from Fathom Five Divers.
How Social Media is Like Sex
In the travel industry, agents are flocking to Twitter, Facebook, Pinterest, and even Google+ as these channels become valuable ways to reach new prospective clients, and keep in touch with existing clients. There are likes, shares, fans, +1’s, followers…but what does it all mean? What’s valuable to our client relationships and marketing, and HOW valuable are each of these?
I’m going to use a metaphor we can all relate to: sex. Continue reading