Wednesday, July 20, 2016

Mayon Volcano, Cagsawa Ruins, Philippines

Christine travelled to Legazpi to see Mayon Volcano. Flying into Legazpi, we were amazed at the beautiful landscape, thousands of coconut palms cover the surrounding hills of Bicol, the southernmost region of Luzon. In the distance, the almost perfect cone of Mayon Volcano appears, rising through the clouds, 8,081 ft (2,043 m) in elevation.

Monday, July 18, 2016

Namibian Dreams - Visual Diary from the African Desert

That's exactly what this video is—there's no direct story or plot line. It's a moving diary, a series of images they captured travelling through the beautiful and far country of Namibia. Ross Borden (Matador Network CEO/Co-founder) was behind the wheel and for two weeks they travelled down desolate, dusty roads on an epic road trip that neither of them will soon forget. They were in country to attend the ATTA's Adventure Travel World Summit. Last year it was hosted in Namibia, and Matador was invited to come down and be part of the "storytelling team."

The following are the sights and sounds they encountered while making their way through Namibia. I hope you enjoy this country's beauty as much as they did.

The Fascinating and Staggering Iran

Join Rick Steve as he searches the most astonishing and interesting land he's ever visited: Iran. In a one-hour, ground-breaking travel special on public television, you'll discover the glorious monuments of Iran's rich and divine past, learn more about the 20th-century story of this perplexing nation, and experience Iranian life today in its historic capital and in a countryside village. Most important, you'll meet the people of this nation whose government so exasperates our own.

Sunday, July 17, 2016

National Geographic Guardians Of Nature. Sardinia

Sardinia, a large island in the Mediterranean Sea, has nearly 2,000km of coastline, sandy beaches and a mountainous interior popular for hiking. Its rugged landscape is dotted with thousands of “nuraghi” – ruins of mysterious Bronze-age stone structures shaped like beehives. The southern capital, Cagliari, has a medieval quarter called Castello, with narrow streets.

Aerial View of Coron Palawan

Drone video of the Philippines. El Nido, Coron Palawan, Cebu, Kalangamann Island Leyte, Borocay. Shot with a DJI Phantom 3 pro.
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Music: Jai Wolf, Indian Summer.

Friday, July 15, 2016

A drone’s eye view of Necker Island

Sir Richard Branson welcomed six drones to Necker and they’ve captured stunning footage of this beautiful island they call home.

According to Sir Richard Branson, “Every morning before breakfast I go for a walk around Necker. I’m incredibly lucky to have had Necker in my life for nearly 40 years, and I feel I know it like the back of my hand. So it’s amazing to get views of this island that I’ve never seen before thanks to a few drones and the great team at 3D Robotics, a company I recently invested in. They even shot me playing tennis and kitesurfing to Moskito Island!

It’s amazing to see what a little flying object with a GoPro attached can do; before they came along the alternative was an expensive helicopter and crew. I’m really excited about the potential for drones, and I hope this affordable technology will give many more people the chance to see our beautiful planet from such a powerful perspective.

But it’s not just about beauty shots. When you say the word ‘drone’, most people will think about military drones, which are used for surveillance and warfare. But this increasingly affordable, easy to use technology is starting to be used around the world in many positive ways. Like to monitor endangered species, deliver healthcare to remote areas, and help manage natural disasters.

We’ll be sharing lots of stories about people and organisations involved in drones over on Virgin Unite from next week in our ‘Drones for good’ series”.

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Wednesday, July 13, 2016

You have to lie down flat to squeeze between these lagoons

This is Twin Lagoon in Coron, Philippines.

Twin lagoon is really one of the highlights of Coron's island hopping experience.

The first lagoon is where the boats dock, while the second lagoon is concealed, the only access of which is a small crack underneath the rock, or during high tide, a ladder over the rock.

One may notice that the waters in the twin lagoons may sometimes be foggy, this is caused by the meeting of the salt water and fresh water.

The temperature of the waters in the Twin Lagoons also alternates between warm and cold, where the cold freshwater meets the hot salt water.

It is very restful to just take a life jacket and just float and drift in the lagoon.

These mind-blowing drawings look like real household objects

19-year-old Indian artist Sushant Rane draws these incredibly realistic drawings.
Thanks for liking and sharing, Many thanks to INSIDER.

This park in the Philippines lets you bike on a wire

Pedal your way through the sky with Eden’s newest adventure ride–the Skycycle!
Discovered sometime in 1971, the resort used to be a logged-over area covered only by a blanket of wild grass. Its potential was, however, readily seen by the owners as the property provided an imposing view of Davao City and the Davao Gulf.

Tuesday, July 12, 2016

From Moscow to Philippines Boracay

Boracay is famed as the beach that never sleeps. The Philippines is fortunate with so many beautiful beaches and one of the best is the island of Boracay. With pure water, Boracay suits you with the kind of traditional activities you’d like to have and that tourists are looking for, especially water sports and of course the popular banana boat.

Saturday, July 9, 2016

The Undeground Glowing Stars of Waitomo Glowworm Cave

The stars that glows above the caves of Waitomo are glowing worms that is hanging from the ceilings in the cave.

The Waitomo Glowworm Caves attraction is a cave at Waitomo on the North Island of New Zealand, known for its population of glowworms. These glowworms are found exclusively in New Zealand and are around the size of an average mosquito.

Wednesday, July 6, 2016

This Farm of the Future Uses No Soil and 95% Less Water

As populations continue to ascent, pioneers are looking beyond conventional farming as a way to supply everyone while having less impact on our land and water resources. Vertical farming is one solution that's been enforced around the world. Vertical farms produce crops in stacked layers, often in controlled environments such as those built by AeroFarms in Newark, New Jersey. AeroFarms grows a variety of leafy salad greens using a process called "aeroponics," which relies on air and mist. AeroFarms' crops are grown entirely indoors using a reusable cloth medium made from recycled plastics. In the absence of sun exposure, the company uses LED lights that expose plants to only certain types of spectrum. AeroFarms claims it uses 95% less water than a traditional farm thanks to its specially designed root misting system. And it is now building out a new 70,000 square foot facility in a former steel mill. Once completed, it's expected to grow 2 million pounds of greens per year, making it the biggest indoor vertical farm in the world.

Tuesday, July 5, 2016


About 347ft above the Skokomish River on the Olympic Peninsula sits America’s second-tallest railway trestle, the 442ft-long Vance Creek Bridge. The 1929 logging bridge became a viral sensation in the last few years when explorers began taking some pretty epic photographs and posting them on Instagram. Not so fast though! The bridge sits on private property, and the owners aren’t too keen on people trespassing on this dangerous bridge any longer.

PALAWAN from the Air

Palawan is an island province of the Philippines located in the Mimaropa region. Palawan is a slice of heaven, a sliver of an island that teems with exotic wildlife, quaint fishing villages and UNESCO World Heritage Sites.

Life-size Noah's Ark opens this week in Kentucky

Travel from the parking lot along the shuttle bus route to the life-sized Noah's Ark. Plus, take a look at the zip lines, restaurant and Ararat Ridge Zoo, while flying around the Ark as preparations are being made for the July 7, 2016 opening.
A new entertainment park featuring a gigantic wooden boat designed to be a “life-sized” replica of the ship the Biblical spiritual leader Noah built to save his family and other land-dwelling animals from a worldwide flood that killed everything else on earth is set to open this week in Kentucky.

Monday, July 4, 2016

The Philippines From Above

The Philippines is defined by its beautiful beaches, emerald rice fields, teeming mega-cities, graffiti-splashed jeepneys, smouldering volcanoes, bug-eyed tarsiers, fuzzy water buffalo and smiling, happy-go-lucky people. The Philippines has the fastest growing economy in Asia today.

Scotland is Awesome

A country with beautiful natuređź•Š☘ high mountains⛰ plaid skirts and excellent whiskey.
A holiday to Scotland is always amazing.

Scotland is a small country packed with wonders, both natural and man made, and a culture that’s vibrant and welcoming.

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Sunday, July 3, 2016

WATCH: Inside the $100 Million Replica of Noah's Ark Being Built in Kentucky

A controversial Australian fundamentalist who considers the Earth is just 6,000 years old says his $100million replica of Noahs Ark was 'a mission from God'.

Queensland native Ken Ham, is the driving force behind 'Ark Encounter', a project set to open to the public in July 7, 2016 in the middle of Kentucky with other attractions to follow.

The former Queensland school teacher is the founder and president of Answers in Genesis, an organisation who take the book of Genesis in the Bible literally.

The ark structure is seven storeys high and is the biggest timber structure in the world, according to The West Australian.

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Saturday, July 2, 2016

Visit Scotland

Scotland, the U.K.’s northernmost country, is a land of mountain wildernesses such as the Cairngorms and Western Highlands, interspersed with glacial glens (valleys) and lochs (lakes). Its major cities are Edinburgh, the capital, loomed over by its iconic castle, and Glasgow, famous for its spirited cultural scene.

Walking on Water: Christo's Floating Piers

For sixteen days – June 18 through July 3, 2016 – Italy’s Lake Iseo is being re imagined. 100,000 square meters of shimmering yellow fabric, carried by a modular floating dock system of 220,000 high-density polyethylene cubes, undulate with the movement of the waves as The Floating Piers rise just above the surface of the water.

Visitants can experience this work of art by walking on it from Sulzano to Monte Isola and to the island of San Paolo, which is framed by The Floating Piers. The mountains surrounding the lake offer a bird’s-eye view of The Floating Piers, exposing unnoticed angles and altering perspectives. Lake Iseo is located 100 kilometers east of Milan and 200 kilometers west of Venice.


According to Wikipedia Coron is a first class municipality in the province of Palawan, Philippines, comprising the eastern half of Busuanga Island, all of Coron Island and about 50 other minor islets stretching as far as Tara Island in the north-east and Canipo Island in the south. All these islands are part of the Calamian Archipelago in Northern Palawan that separates the South China Sea from the Sulu Sea. According to the 2010 census, it had a population of 42,941 people.

Watch Seal Join Street Musician For Impromptu Performance of 'Stand By Me'

What a show! Check out Seal singing with a stranger on the streets of Canada. People passing by didn't even recognize the renowned musician was giving an impromptu execution in Montreal. Street singer Jason Dee Pitre was set up outside a church with his guitar performing his usual set when all of a sudden Seal requests to join him with 'Stand By Me.'

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