Wednesday, October 18, 2017

Jan van Hooff visits chimpanzee "Mama", 59 yrs old and very sick. Emotional meeting



Mama, 59 years old and the oldest chimpanzee and the matriarch of the famous chimpanzee colony of the Royal Burgers Zoo in Arnhem, the Netherlands, was gravely ill. Jan van Hooff (emeritus professor behavioural biology at Utrecht University and co-founder of the Burgers colony) who has known Mama since 1972, visited her in the week before she died of old age in april 2016. It took a while before she became aware of Jan's presence. Her reaction was extremely emotional and heart-breaking. Mama played an important social role in the colony. This has been described in "Chimpanzee Politics" by Frans de Waal, who studied the colony since 1974.


Sunday, October 15, 2017

WHITEHAVEN BEACH AUSTRALIA



We traveled down to Whitehaven Beach in the Whitsundays of Australia for our first travel vlog. All filmed in 4K UHD. Come explore as we travel the Whitsundays islands and visit the famous Whitehaven beach (apparently it has the Whitest sand in the world. It's where the filmed Pirates of the Caribbean too!). Filmed on the BlackMagic Ursa Mini 4.6K and Sony A7SI.


The Mysterious Island of Tasmania [HD Documentary 2017]

Tasmania, an isolated island state off Australia’s south coast, is known for its vast, rugged wilderness areas, largely protected within parks and reserves. On the Tasman Peninsula, the 19th-century Port Arthur penal settlement is now an open-air museum. In Hobart, the port capital, Salamanca Place's Georgian warehouses now house galleries and boutiques. Its Museum of Old and New Art has a contemporary edge.




Thursday, October 12, 2017

Beautiful Philippines From The Eyes Of GoPro



26 days in the amazing beautiful Philippines! Tried to capture the beauty of this country as much as possible. Met so many amazing people and saw so many stunning places. If you haven't been in the Philippines I highly recommend it! Hope you like the video and it gives you some inspiration. I'm still a beginner at premiere pro so feel free to give me tips and tricks do edit better. Camera: GoPro hero session Music: ROZES - Burn Wild (Young Bombs Remix)


Wednesday, October 11, 2017

Let's Go - Peru



'Let's Go' adventure through the many unique and diverse activities found throughout Peru. In July, the Beautiful Destinations team went to Peru with 10 creators to explore & document different facets of Peru with the Luxury Collection. The intent was to bring together a diverse group of people in hopes that they could collaborate and learn from one another, to take something tangible home both from an experiential perspective and creative. This video is a recap of that event, showcasing the diverse activities and locations experienced throughout the country. Great relationships were made and memories created that will last a lifetime.  #peru #beautifuldestinations #myamazingearth


Saturday, October 7, 2017

World's Most Dangerous Hiking Trail on Mount Huashan




Mount Huashan is the most dangerous, terrifying hikes In the world.The paths have been reinforced due to a recent influx of tourists, but they are nonetheless dangerous, and carry a reputation for fatal falls. Although no official statistics are kept, some say that the number may be as much as about 100 fatal falls a year. Some of the more dangerous parts of the trails have names like Thousand-Foot Precipice, Hundred-Foot Crevice and Black Dragon Ridge. The trails up Mount Hua Shan involve steep staircases, vertical ascents, and a plank trail consisting of wooden platforms bolted onto the mountainside.



Thursday, October 5, 2017

Top 10 Most Beautiful Hikes In The World

10 of the most incredible hiking trails our planet has to offer. I hope this video will help some of you :) For copyright matters please contact me at: thetoptarchives@gmail.com

Check out our twitter: https://twitter.com/TopArchlves The world contains some of the most breathtaking places, unbelievable nature that just has to be explored. In this video i showed: The Grand Canyon Rim to Rim Hike Trail The Kalalau Hike in Hawaii The Laugavegur Trail, Iceland Hike Tour du Mont Blanc Hike Mount Rinjani Volcano Hike Eruption The Inca Trail to Machu Picchu Hike The Wadi Numeira Siq Trail, Petra, Jordan Hike The Three Capes Track, Tasmania Hike Australia The Yosemite Half Dome Hike The Zion Angels Landing Trail Hike I hope this video will inspire some of you to go out and get some amazing experiences on these hiking trails. Other great hiking trails: West Coast Trail, British Columbia, Canada Sunshine Coast Trail Chilkoot Trail Berg Lake Trail Skyline Trail Alberta, Canada La Cloche Silhouette Trail, Ontario, Canada Bruce Trail The Narrows Hike Pays Dogon, Mali GR20, France Everest Base Camp, Nepal Indian Himalayas, India Overland Track, Australia Routeburn Track, New Zealand Baltoro Glacier & K2, Pakistan Amalfi Coast Fitz Roy Trek, Argentina Santa Cruz Trek, Peru Cinque Terre, Italy Torres del Paine Circuit, Chile Kungsleden, Sweden Sarek National Park, Sweden Muliwai Trail, Hawaii Croagh Patrick, Ireland Grindelwald, Switzerland Appalachian Trail, USA Zillertal Alps, Austria North Drakensberg Traverse, South Africa Cape Wrath Trail, Scotland Simien Mountains National Park, Ethiopia Polar Route, Greenland Cordillera Apolobamba, Bolivia


Skydive Dubai/Raise the Sky's Project XRW



Raise the Sky partners with Skydive Dubai to bring the ultimate advanced mixed wingsuit-canopy flight to the iconic Palm Jumeirah. This world-class group of athletes fly an 11-way mixed flock, setting a new unofficial record; a 10-way vertical XRW flock; a three-stack of canopies with a wingsuiter docked underneath; side-by-side 2-stacks of canopies with wingsuiters docked underneath; and a Mr. Bill rodeo transfer. The team did it all to help make dreams come true for children in Raise the Sky’s Flying Dreams program in South Africa. Help us sponsor a child today! Go to raisethesky.org


Tuesday, October 3, 2017

Jimmy Kimmel on Mass Shooting in Las Vegas



After the tragedy in Jimmy’s hometown of Las Vegas, he sends love to everyone affected, talks about the major gun violence problem we have in this country, calls out the senators who are in the pocket of the NRA, and asks for common sense and action from our elected officials to ensure that something like this doesn’t happen again.


Monday, October 2, 2017

Airplane Converted to Functional Home for Protection from Environmental Disasters

Bruce bought a Boeing 727 jetliner and converted it into his home. His goal is to provide an example that Airplane Home Development parks could be created.


Sunday, October 1, 2017

Unbelievable Places That Really Exist


From the unreal Yoro Park in Japan to the Bergpark Wilhelmshohe in Germany, here are Unbelievable Places That Really Exist. Learn about the BIGGEST of everything Monday, Wednesday, and Friday just subscribe!

# 8 Yoro Park The town of Yoro located in the Gifu prefecture of Japan is relatively small and unremarkable with a population of just 33,000. However, many people are attracted to this place because of the Yoro Park Site of Reversible Destiny. It is a strange “theme park” that doesn’t have the roller coasters or rides that most theme parks offer. Instead, it boasts surreal landscaping, perfectly round domes covered in grass, and architecture that will make you scratch your head. It was originally designed to incorporate the 100 waterfalls in the area into a unified place.

# 7 Beppu, Japan The Japanese island of Kyushu is home to many things, but is also known to be a very active hotbed of geothermal activity. Hot springs have bubbled up over the city of Beppu and are so hot they create huge steam clouds that rise above the rooftops, making it look like the entire city is on fire. These springs are colored a deep blue or deep orange but are too hot to bathe in, ranging in temperature from 50 to 99.5 degrees Celsius. This hot water is piped through the city to be used in homes, restaurants, and even in places where it is cooled down enough to help with physical therapy.

# 6 Village of Monsanto Voted the most Portuguese village in Portugal and built to be intertwined with the landscape is the village of Monsanto. Looking at pictures might be shocking because it looks as if the village was crushed by a landslide. The village was built between, underneath, and around these boulders which have been there for as long as the village has. Monsanto was built in the 12th century and sits on top of a mountain, giving a spectacular view of the Italian countryside.

# 5 Marble Caves of Chile Chico This stark rock shape is located in a peninsula bordering Lake General Carrera along the Chile-Argentina border. It’s one of the marble caves of Chile Chico, a giant outcropping of solid marble that has been slowly carved by water pushing up against it. The marble caves are very far removed from any established paved roads and require a 30 minute guided boat ride to get to. The parts that have been polished by the water reveal a beautiful pearly, swirling pattern hidden inside the rock.

 # 4 The Natural Bridge Most bridges are man-made marvels, but this one was made completely by Mother Nature. It was carved by Cedar Creek which flowed through it over the course of thousands of years. It’s a 65 meter high bridge that is sacred to the Monacan tribe and was later surveyed by American colonists. One of these colonists was George Washington who allegedly carved his initials into the rock.

 # 3 The Blue Forest The Hallerbos, or Blue Forest, is a dream-like forest in Belgium. Most times of the year it’s beautiful, but unremarkable as far as forests go. However, every spring, the forest takes on a whole new quality that makes it seem straight out of a dream. The forest floor blooms with blue bell flowers, completely saturating the place with the densest meadow of bluebells in all of Europe.

# 2 Atlantic Ocean Road We’ve all heard of taking the “scenic route”, but the Atlantic Ocean Road takes that to the next level. This winding road curves over and around the brutal Norwegian Sea. The road connects several tiny islands together to unify the country, and to do this it crosses the beautiful scenery of the Norwegian coasts. Despite several arched bridges and elevated roads, the water will still occasionally crash over the road during storms. If you are lucky and brave enough to cross this road, you will be rewarded with some of the most breathtaking views in the world.

 # 1 Bergpark Wilhelmshöhe This image has been circulating on the internet for at least four years now and is frequently captioned as being somewhere near Poland or Germany. While this actual image is just a photo mockup, there is a similar waterfall castle that actually exists in Kassel Germany. The Bergpark Wilhelmshohe is an old water park that was first built in 1696. It’s equipped to handle 92,000 gallons that flow through the three-century-old pneumatic devices. The water most notable flows down a 350-meter long cascade/slide that makes it look like a castle sitting directly on top of a water park. You can still visit the Bergpark Wilhelmshohe despite its age as it was designated a UNESCO world heritage spot in 2013.


Thursday, September 28, 2017

I Survived The Holocaust Twin Experiments


Notorious Doctor of Auschwitz

Mengele's seeming omnipresence at the railroad unloading platform, called the ramp, as well as his fascination with twins, incited images of a mad, evil monster. His ability to elude capture increased his notoriety as well as gave him a mystical and devious persona.

In May 1943, Mengele entered Auschwitz as an educated, experienced, medical researcher. With funding for his experiments, he worked alongside some of the top medical researchers of the time.

Anxious to make a name for himself, Mengele searched for the secrets of heredity. The Nazi ideal of the future would benefit from the help of genetics, according to Nazi doctrine. If so-called Aryan women could assuredly give birth to twins who were sure to be blond and blue-eyed, the future could be saved

Mengele, who worked for Professor Otmar Freiherr von Vershuer, a biologist who pioneered twin methodology in the study of genetics, believed that twins held these secrets.


Auschwitz seemed the best location for such research because of the large number of available twins to use as specimens.


Experiments

Generally, every day, every twin had to have blood drawn.

Besides having blood drawn, the twins underwent various medical experiments. Mengele kept his exact reasoning for his experiments a secret. Many of the twins that he experimented on weren't sure for what purpose the individual experiments were for or what exactly what was being injected or done to them.

The experiments included:
Measurements: The twins were forced to undress and lie next to each other. Then every detail of their anatomy was carefully examined, studied, and measured. What was the same was deemed to be hereditary and was different was deemed to be the result of the environment. These tests would last for several hours.
Blood: Blood tests included mass transfusions of blood from one twin to another.
Eyes: In attempts to fabricate blue eyes, drops or injections of chemicals would be put in the eyes. This often caused severe pain, infections, and temporary or permanent blindness.
Shots and Diseases: Mysterious injections caused severe pain. Injections into the spine and spinal taps were given with no anesthesia. Diseases, including typhus and tuberculosis, would be purposely given to one twin and not the other. When one died, the other was often killed to examine and compare the effects of the disease.
Surgeries: Various surgeries were performed without anesthesia including organ removal, castration, and amputation.​
Death: Dr. Miklos Nyiszli was Mengele's prisoner pathologist. The autopsies became the final experiment. Nyiszli performed autopsies on twins who had died from the experiments or who had been purposely killed just for after-death measurements and examination. Some of the twins had been stabbed with a needle that pierced their heart and then were injected with chloroform or phenol, which caused near immediate blood coagulation and death. Some of the organs, eyes, blood samples and tissues would be sent to Verschuer for further study.


Monday, September 11, 2017

LIVE Hurricane Irma Update: Florida Storm Surge VIDEO MASSIVE Flood footage latest tracking updates



9/11/2017 breaking news update: devastating aftermath, URGENT relief : dangerous storm surge Jacksonville, Cape Coral, Fort Myers Water rising up Florida coast after Hurricane Irma makes landfall Naples, Florida Keys, Irma back to CAT 4 winds 130 MPH. 3.5 million may lose power as Hurricane Irma’s winds, thunderstorms and tornadoes swept through South Florida. Hurricane Irma CAT 4 storm strengthens before hitting Florida real-time tracking Irma path live stream update. Hurricane Irma SLAMS Florida: Landfall, Storm Surge VIDEO flood footage latest updates



Sunday, September 10, 2017

Hurricane IRMA Destroying Lives- NEVER SEEN BEFORE

Hurricane Irma is already being felt on the eastern part of Florida as bands of tropical-storm force winds sweep through the heavily populated areas of Miami, Fort Lauderdale and West Palm Beach.

The Florida Keys are bracing for a catastrophic direct hit around daybreak Sunday, when the eye is expected to pass over the spindly islands.


The National Hurricane Center says Irma's projected path is continuing to shift to the west, just a few crucial miles, that should keep its eye just off Florida's west coast on a track to hit St. Petersburg, not Miami or even Tampa.

The hurricane's leading edge was already lashing the Florida Keys with hurricane force winds. If the center of the storm keeps moving over warm Gulf of Mexico water, it may regain more strength before making landfall again.

St. Petersburg, like Tampa, has not taken a head-on blow from a major hurricane in nearly a century. Clearwater would be next, and then the storm would finally go inland northwest of Ocala.

The storm currently has top sustained winds of 120 mph (193 kph) and is moving northward at about 6 mph (10 kph).


Friday, August 4, 2017

The Battle of the Oranges in Italy | Games of Strange S3

In a tradition that dates back to medieval times, the city of Ivrea, Italy celebrates their Carnival with outrageous "Battle of the Oranges." Neighborhood teams wage a citrus civil war using tons of the fruit as artillery in a multi-day battle. Follow Henry Jackson as he tries to survive the battle of the Oranges!




Behind the Handle - Rediscovering Hawaii with Sam Potter



Sam Potter was born and raised in Hawaii, but it wasn't until he began traveling that he came to appreciate what his home had to offer. Living in one of the most beautiful areas of the world, Sam has watched first had the effect man has had on nature - development, overpopulation and tourism. That is why he has dedicated his life to living the most sustainable lifestyle he can, helping to preserve the natural beauty that is left around the globe - "to keep quite places quiet".


Thursday, August 3, 2017

Unrecovered Bodies Still On Mount Everest

Bodies Still in Mount Everest

Mount everest - why is mount everest so tall? Mount Everest Dead Bodies Recount death defying fall

1974 was the last year that no one climbed mount everest.

Thanks for watching and sharing.



Saturday, July 29, 2017

MANHATTAN | NEW YORK CITY - NY , UNITED STATES - A TRAVEL TOUR - 4K UHD



A 3.5+ hour tour of New York City (NYC), focusing on the borough of Manhattan, the city’s historic birthplace, economic and administrative center as well as the most densely populated of the 5 boroughs that make up NYC.



Sunday, June 25, 2017

The World In 2050 [The Real Future Of Earth] - Full BBC Documentary 2017



Can you imagine our world in 2050? By mid-century there will likely be 9 billion people on the planet, consuming ever more resources and leading ever more technologically complex lives. What will our cities be like? How will we eat in the future of Earth? Will global warming trigger catastrophic changes, or will we be able to engineer our way out of the world climate crisis?

In the future world demographic changes will certainly be dramatic. Rockefeller University mathematical biologist Joel Cohen says it's likely that by 2050 the majority of the people in the world will live in urban areas of the earth, and will have a significantly higher average age than people today.


Saturday, June 24, 2017

Secret Service Files : Protecting The President (Documentary)



Secret Service Files: Protecting the President takes an in-depth look at some of the closest calls in modern times and highlights the 24/7 challenges of safeguarding the world's most powerful man. The documentary takes viewers inside key presidential protection events that shaped today's international protective strategy, including accounts from Panama, Morocco, Pakistan, and Tbilisi, Georgia. Agents from the Secret Service and FBI who've served overseas re-examine and revisit international locations—Rabat, Morocco and Tbilisi, Georgia —where timely action by law enforcement agents prevented the escalation of an international incident. Partisan Pictures crafts an exciting inside look at how the Secret Service protects and moves POTUS safely and securely overseas, revealing new perspectives from the Agents themselves.



Thursday, June 22, 2017

World's MOST Daring Houses


1.Those Who Live In Glass Houses

We think this “Lake House”, designed by architect Mark Dziewulski is daring because it is build onto a cliff and it’s south side is completely covered in glass. As pictured here, you can see stunning windows that reach all the way from the top to the bottom of the home, and we can’t imagine how much money is spent on Windex here. All of the exposed rooms make it look like a real life doll house. The eight thousand six hundred and ninety four square foot five story home is nestled right into the nature of Incline Village in Crystal Bay, Nevada. Homeowners and guests can enjoy gorgeous views of Nevada’s Lake Tahoe from literally every room in the house. Well, except the bathroom. As of 2014,the house was still unowned, but available for a measly forty three million dollars. Sheesh.


Tuesday, June 20, 2017

Behind the Handle - Van Life with Travis Burke



Travis Burke is a photographer who risked everything to chase a lifelong passion to create full time on the road. He spent his entire savings to create his ultimate travel van. Learn about the process it took to get on the road and the obstacles he overcame in pursuing his dream!

Make sure to follow along with Travis as he continues to create from the road:


Monday, June 19, 2017

National Geographic | The most Luxury Ship In The Sea - Documentary 2017


National Geographic | The most Luxury Ship In The Sea - Documentary 2017.

The moment you step aboard a luxury cruise ship, a hostess is at your arm proffering a glass of bubbly while a capable room steward offers to heft your carry-on as he escorts you to what will be your home-away-from-home for the next few days. You stow your things (likely in a walk-in closet) and then emerge from your suite to get the lay of the ship. As you walk the decks, friendly crew members greet you ... by name. How can that be? You just set foot onboard!


Swimming Pigs of the Bahamas in 360

Back in February, 7 of the famous "Swimming Pigs" died allegedly due to irresponsible tourists. With the help of Samsung and their Gear 360, we bring you their story through the memories of Captain Joel Smith, a native to the Exumas.

Being born and raised in the Bahamas has allowed Joel to grow up alongside the pigs, pigs he now considers family.

We hope this video serves as a reminder to be conscious of your actions, they can leave a lasting effect on not just the environment you are visiting, but the people who call it home.


Wednesday, June 14, 2017

Let's Go - Vancouver



'Let's Go' on a journey through arguably one of the most beautiful cities in the world as we profile one of North Americas most dynamic landscapes - Vancouver.

One of the most diverse cities in the world, Vancouver is the second largest port city to only New York City - which explains why half of it's residents were born outside of Vancouver. Within an hours drive, you can be transported throughout several different climates - from costal beaches to towering forests, snow-capped mountain ranges to a rainy city center.

Did you know it is also home to Stanley Park which is over 10% larger than Central Park?


HORRID FOOTAGE] As HUGE Fire Engulfs 27-storey West London Tower Block!!!



London Apartment Building Burns in Massive Fire. London Apartment Tower Erupts in Flames as Residents Scream for Help At least 200 firefighters and 40 engines on the scene of a huge fire at Grenfell Tower in Latimer Road, near Notting Hill, in West London.


Thursday, June 1, 2017

Tunnel Of Love in Ukraine

Tunnel Of Love in Ukraine

For those of us who are head over heals in love, here's a new destination to consider. The Tunnel of Love, located in Ukraine, used to be just another train rail section, but eventually turned into one of the most romantic spots on Earth.

As trees were left to grow freely around the rails, the passing train was the only thing shaping its way through. Eventually, by crossing the Kleven village forest back and forth three times a day, the train shaped a closed tunnel according to it's size.

Today the Tunnel of Love is highly popular among lovers: it is believed that if two people are sincere in their love and cross the tunnel while holding each other's hands, their wishes will come true.


Sunday, May 14, 2017

13 Most Isolated Communities



4. Grise Fiord
If you were ever looking on the globe or google earth at the islands in Northern Canada and wondered if people actually live there, the answer is yes and Grise Fiord is probably one the most shocking examples. Located within the Nunavut Territory of Canada, it’s certainly one of the coldest inhabited places on earth, with a yearly average temperature of -16.5 degrees C and the northernmost settlement in Canada. Not too surprisingly, the population here seems to be steadily declining and only houses 150 permanent residents. No connecting roads means the only way to connect to the outside world is by airplane. Due to the difficulty of getting products to this isolated community, prices are much higher for everyday items and it’s like this for much of the Nunavut Territory. In this photo we see a gallon of milk here priced at an outrageous 10 canadian dollars in the capital city of the Inuit Territory, Iqaluit

3. La Rinconada, Peru
The highest permanent settlement in the world would be La Rinconada, located near the border of Bolivia in the Andes Mountains. Situated 16,700, or 5100 feet above sea level it’s easy to see why it’s one of the most isolated communities in the world. In this photo, you see a giant glacier known as, Bella Durmiente or Sleeping beauty looking down upon the city. With over 50,000 inhabitants, it’s not necessarily a small city community. If you’re thinking about visiting this place though, think again. There are no hotels and no hospitals! The community also lacks police and government presence as well. Built as an unregulated gold mining town, it’s home to some of the most brutal living conditions imaginable. Many visitors would suffer from altitude sickness, but with the lure of striking it rich with gold, people have found a way to adapt to the environment. Although this might look somewhat like a picturesque city, the lake in the background you see is heavily polluted with mercury and cyanide. Pollution is a serious issue here and will most likely be the city’s downfall in the future.

2. Longyearbyen- Long- yay-er-bine
Just by looking at Svalbard on a map you can probably guess that it’s isolated. The largest settlement and administrative capital of Svalbard, Norway has a population of 2,100 residents. It’s the northernmost settlement with over 1000 residents in the world and was nearly destroyed by the German Navy during World War II. It’s located 1,269 miles or 2042 kilometers north from the Norwegian Capital of Oslo, making it a tad difficult to govern. Here in Longyearbyen, snowmobiles are actually the prefered method of transportation. A few ships will transport coal from this archipelago and with a few flights from Oslo and Russia each day, Longyearbyen keeps contact with the outside world. The city is so north, that sometimes during certain months, the sun will never rise and even sunlight during midnight!

1.Tristan da Cunha
This island gets the nickname as the most remote inhabited island in the world because it sort of is. Tristan is the tip of a volcano thrusted upwards from the ocean floor and by looking at the signs, you’ll definitely feel a long ways away from home. The elevation peaks at 2000 meters or about 6500 feet. The closest land mass is Saint Helena only about 1500 miles or 2400 km away. It seems to be situated directly between the southern tips of Africa and South America and is only accessible by navigating the brutal seas . You might imagine that life on the world’s most remote island is a little bit rough, but people here enjoy a good standard of living here. Crime seems virtually nonexistent on the biggest settlement called Edinbourgh of the Seven Seas. Many family owns potato patches to grow there own food. Despite the good quality of living an active volcano constantly threatens to destroy the city and almost did in the 1960’s. It’s not just people living here, the local rockhopper penguins are extremely popular among those who are somehow able visit this isolated community.






12 Most Amazing Secluded Homes



10- Red Cottage – This beautiful isolated house sits on an island aptly named Just Room Enough Island. Part of the Thousand Islands chain of islands in Canada, Just Room Enough was bought in 1950s by the Sizeland family who wanted a unique place to build a holiday home. They built their house with the walls just reaching to the edge of the island and gave the island its special name. The plan backfired on the family who were looking to find a quiet retreat, and instead had to deal with tourists and sightseers stopping by to take a look at their unusual home.

9- Hermitage of San Colombano – Located in Italy between Vivenza and Rovereto, the Hermitage of San Colombano sits high on a mountainside looking down upon the city below. 120 meters up the cliff, it was clearly built to give its inhabitants a reprise from the hustle and bustle of the world below. It was built almost 700 years ago in 1319 and is named after the Irish saint Colombano. To gain entry to the structure you need to pass through the Leno gorge and then climb up 102 steep steps up the gorge. Every Christmas there is a candlelight walk up to the hermitage to signify the pilgrims climbing up the steps to pay respect to the saint.

8- Casa Malaparte - Casa Malaparte also known as Villa Malaparte, is located on Punta Massullo on the eastern side of Capri, Italy. Construction started in 1937 by well-known architect Adalberto Libera. The house is a red masonry box shape with stairs leading up to a fabulous roof patio. The house can only be reached by crossing the island on foot and takes about an hour and a half to walk there from the summit.

7- Villa Mecklin —Located in the Finnish Archipelago, Villa Mecklin is as picturesque and secluded as you can get. Built in a small depression in the natural rock, the villa was built using all basic materials. On one side looking past the structure you see the water and looking past it from the other side you see the land, surrounded by trees, exposed rocks and plenty of vegetation. The highlight of the house is the terrace, which is large and faces out toward the water for the view of a lifetime.

6- Stockholm, Sweden – Several miles away from Stockholm, Sweden there’s an incredible house that sits on the highest point of a small island stretching out just 137 square meters. The house is isolated and beautiful and includes a living room, guest room, a kitchen and glass doors leading out to a large deck, plus a sauna.

5- Katskhi Pillar – 130 feet above the hills of central Georgia sits Katskhi Pillar. Georgia adopted Christianity as the state religion in the 4th century and the Katskhi Pillar became the site of a small church built in the 7th century. It’s sole resident for the past 20 years has been a Georgian monk. A fun fact about the pillar – women aren’t permitted to climb to the top.

4- Artist Studio Fogo Island, Canada – Fogo Islanders are simple, independent people who live to fish and enjoy the serenity of the beautiful landscape around them. Located on the island are six artist studios built by the Shorefast Foundation. The idea behind the studios design is to create a geometric structure that would contrast the natural setting around them. The studios stand on pillars near the sea and each are isolated and can actually be moved to any part of the island.

3- Thatched hut, Panama – Looking more like a scene out of Gilligan’s Island, this small island with a thatch roofed hut is the epitome of peace and quiet. The pole style thatched roof hut is common in Panama and can house an entire family. Building materials are tree trunks for the main pillars, bamboo poles as support and different types of leaves for the roof. A well-made hut can usually stand for as long as 30 years.

2- The House on the Sea– Living in this house is definitely like stepping into the land of Robinson Crusoe. Just off the coast of Cornwall, England, The House on the Sea is situated right on the beach and can only be reached by climbing across a 90 foot high suspension bridge. Surrounded by water and isolated from the town, the tiny island is far from basic. The interiors are a luxurious mix of sleek neutrals and modern design, with panoramic sea views offered at every turn.

1- Holy Trinity Monastery – Located in central Greece, the Holy Trinity Monastery is the oldest among the six functioning monasteries located there – having been built in 1476. It sits atop a 1300 foot rock and years ago access could only be gained by climbing a rope ladder with just a net below. Today the entrance is reached by climbing 140 steps cut into the rock. It once held historical treasures, such as precious manuscripts, however, they were stolen during World War II.






Saturday, May 13, 2017

Let's Go - Macao


Macao is located approximately 60 km southwest of Hong Kong and is four times smaller than the Manhattan area of New York City. But don't let it's size fool you, it is host to over 20 ancient monuments known as "The Historic Centre of Macao," inscribed on the World Heritage List in 2005! Last November, the Beautiful Destinations team had the pleasure of visiting Macao with our friends Macao Tourism. We spent our days exploring the Ruins of St Paul's, Coloane old Village, Mount Fortress, Taipa Old Village and took in all the excitement of the famous Macao Grand Prix! Here is a little of what to expect within this culturally diverse destination!


Thursday, May 11, 2017

Let's Go - Venice

Let's Go' on a journey through the city of love as we profile one of Europes most interesting destinations.

One of the most romantic and beautiful cities in the world, Venice is famous for it's intricate transport system of interconnected canals. Being a city built on water, there are over 417 bridges throughout Venice that help you weave through the 177 different canals.


Around the World on Sun Power | Origins: The Journey of Humankind


Can a Plane Fly Around the World on Solar Power Alone?
With a wingspan greater than a 747, but weighing less than most cars, the Solar Impulse 2 will attempt to circumnavigate the planet.
So it seems more than a little crazy to hear that that flight and the other trial runs later this year are leading up to what’s seen as the ultimate test: a planned trip around the world beginning next March.


You could make it around the world in fewer than 80 days in this plane, if you flew non-stop. The latest estimate is that it can be done in 25 solid days and nights—or roughly 500 hours—of flying. But the trip is going to be broken into five or six stages over several months, primarily for the benefit of the two pilots who will take turns at the controls.

Since there’s room for only one person in the plane, this means some very long stretches of time in the cockpit—as long as five whole days when the plane crosses the Pacific Ocean. To accommodate the pilot’s basic needs, the seat both converts into a recliner and serves as a toilet. The pilot will essentially live in a space not much bigger than the inside of a mini-Cooper, though the seat does expand enough for him to do physical exercises. The cockpit is not pressurized, nor does it have heat, but it is lined with high-density thermal insulation. And just in case, there’s a parachute and life raft packed into the back of the seat.

The two men who will fly the Solar Impulse 2, Bertrand Piccard and André Borschberg, know full well what they’re getting themselves into. They've been developing the technology for 12 years, and had a taste of it last year when they flew the plane’s smaller predecessor, Solar Impulse 1, in a series of hops across the U.S.




Most MYSTERIOUS People Ever!



7. The Man in the Iron Mask
As one of the most famous prisoners in history, the man in the iron mask was arrested in France in 1669 and held in a number of different prisons before his in November of 1703. One particularly cruel part of his punishment was that for those 34 years he was forced to cover his face with black velvet cloth, so no-one could ever lay eyes on him. This, of course, served to hide his identity- something that has been subject to speculation ever since. All that has been known was the supposed name of the man, Eustache Dauger.
The story has been the inspiration behind many books, shows, and movies- each of which have suggested different identities. Was he the son of Oliver Cromwell? Or even the son of Charles II? Perhaps he was even the twin brother of King Louis XIV, as the movie starring Leonardo Di Caprio suggested.
In truth, most of these ideas are a result of creative writers looking for a good story. In 2016 a more realistic notion was put forward- that the man in the iron mask was the valet to the treasurer for Cardinal Mazarin. This highly corrupt Cardinal who had ripped of many wealthy citizens from across Europe would have had many secrets, ones that his valet would have been privy to. It is thought that he revealed some information to the wrong people and, as a result, was punished in this extraordinary way to prevent anyone from recognizing him and trying to find out more. If his face was seen by anyone, he was told, then he would be immediately.
6. The Woman of the Seine
The next mysterious person is one that you may have even met yourself without realizing her tragic past.
The story starts back in the late 19th Century when the drowned body of a young woman was retrieved from the river Seine in Paris. As was custom at the time, her body was placed on display at the local morgue with the hope that someone would come forward to identify her. No-one did, and the pathologist who worked there had become so infatuated with her face that he asked a molder to make a cast of her.
Soon after this, masks that had been made from the mold went on sale in workshops across the city, and it became a regular fixture in the studies of artists and writers who imagined the lost story of this mysterious woman. There was a time when every fashionable drawing room in Europe would feature a copy of the mask on the wall because of its somber beauty. Despite this level of fame, it was the fact that she had passed from drowning that would make the “Inconnue’s” face one that would be seen around the world- as a medical aid.
In 1955, a man called Asmund Laerdal rescued his son from drowning by clearing his airways. He was a toymaker, but was approached to make a training device for the new technique of CPR that had been designed to help save lives. Because of his experience with his son he was keen to develop the project and got to work. The result was the first model of what we now know as Resusci Anne, the torso mannequin that people around the world use to practice the technique. Laerdal decided that the device needed a realistic appearance and, remembering the mask that he had grown up seeing on the wall of his grandparents house, used the mold of “Inconnue” to shape the face.






Sunday, May 7, 2017

Seattle Vacation Travel Guide

Welcome to Seattle, a city that straddles the modern world and the natural one.

While it’s known for its overcast weather, when the sun comes out in Seattle, you’re in for the perfect photo op, where blue skies and calm seas surround classic architecture and striking modern buildings. Take in a view of the city from the Observation Deck of Smith Tower, then head down to the waterfront for incredible seafood and harbor cruises.

Visit the world-famous Pike Place Market, home to fresh catches, local produce, and yes, the world’s first Starbucks®. From there, explore the great outdoors at Woodland Park Zoo, full of recreated savannahs and tropical rainforests. If you’re still craving more natural wonders, go to Olympic National Park a few hours away and meander through its scenic, wooded beauty.

Round out your Seattle sightseeing with Ruby Beach and pick your way through the driftwood scattered across the shore. Look out to the ocean, watch the sunset, and know you’re in one of the most beautiful cities in the world.

Visit our Seattle travel guide page for more information or to plan your next vacation!



Cuba Vacation Travel Guide


It’s only 93 miles from Florida, and just 13 from the Bahamas, but like the smoke that coils from its legendary cigars, The Republic of Cuba exists in a time and space all its own.

Few cities can stir the imagination like Cuba’s capital, Havana, a city preserved by forts, a five-mile seawall, and an imposed embargo, which held back the excesses of the 20th century for over 50 years.

Havana’s lure can be hard to resist, but Cuba offers so much more beyond the seductive lights of its capital. In Cuba, a long sandy beach is never far away.

Just 12 miles from Havana’s downtown, the Eastern Beaches unroll toward the town of Matanzas, the birthplace of the rumba, and Cárdenas, where the Cuban Flag flew for the very first time. From here, follow the scent of fresh lime, rum and suntan lotion north to Varadero.

After exploring the northern coastline, turn south towards Cuba’s most revolutionary city, Santa Clara, and Trinidad, once the sugar capital of the world. Don’t miss elegant Cienfuegos, the only Cuban city founded by the French.

Sometimes it’s hard to know whether Cuba is awakening to the world, or if the world is awakening to Cuba. Whatever your politics, it's easy to admire this island nation that has proudly gone its own way.

Cuba may still have one foot firmly in the past, but as the world tumbles towards tomorrow, we can be thankful for the many things it has not let go.


14 Wedding Photos You Won't Believe Actually Exist!



14 WEDDINGS You Won't Believe!

Getting married is a thing that most people aspire to do at some point in their life.
There are classic traditions when it comes to weddings such as the bride wearing white and the groom wearing black.
But, there are some other wedding that are amazing crazy.
Here is a list of 14 crazy things that people have done at their weddings.

14. The Longest Dress
This Chinese bride was married in Guangzhou, China and once held the world record for longest bridal train. It measured at 656 feet with wedding guests having to hold part of it as she stood at the altar. This record was later broken in 2006, with a wedding in Cyprus where that dress was 4468 feet long.

13.Dress of Cream Puff
This Ukrania pastry chef made a wedding dress for his bridge. Valentin Shtefano was a 28 year old pastry chef back in 2008 year when he got married to Viktoriya. He’s well known for his often inventive and delicious creations. It is not clear how she managed to sit at any time during the wedding, which she admits was embarrassing at first since a lot of people turned up just to see her dress. The dress was made of sugar, eggs, caramel and flour.

12. Wedding Ring Piercings
“I do” means forever. And if you’re someone who really, really means it, getting a wedding ring piercing doesn’t seem so strange. The courting has changed throughout the centuries. Sometimes people want to go the extra mile. Marriage is a commitment, and nothing shows you are more committed to something permanent like a wedding ring piercing.

11. Rice Wedding
Some couples like putting a little fun in their ceremonies by doing some weird wedding photos. No, this couple aren’t trying to creatively season their meals. You may have heard of people throwing rice at weddings. Well these two thought you should have a whole dinner complete with carbs and protein.

10.Robot Priests
In 2010, this couple’s wedding in Japan was officiated by a robot. This was supposedly the first time a wedding had been led by a robot.The one seen here is an “I-Fairy” and is four feet tall. A man behind the scenes controls the robot, who apparently drew lots of joy and laughter from the crowd. The bride works for Kokoro, the manufacturer of the robot while the groom is a robotics professor.

9. Bridal Diapers
There’s been some debate online whether brides really wear diapers underneath their wedding dresses. The reason for doing so is that wedding ceremonies can run long and bridal dresses are often complicated. The easy way to deal with it? Wear a diaper.Whether it’s real or not, gets popular or not, it’s still a practical, albeit gross, way to go to the bathroom without having to run off in the middle of the ceremony or reception.

8.Married to the Eiffel tower
A woman now known as Erika Eiffel apparently has a fetish with inanimate objects. She’s apparently been in a relationship with the Eiffel Tower for 10 years, officially marrying the tower in 2007. She identitfies with being OS, which is when someone is attracted to inanimate objects. A documentary on her relationship was filmed surrounding Erika and this OS aspect of her life.

7.Shark Cage Wedding
Shark Week is quite the popular phenomenon. And with all the very extreme weddings out there, it’s not so surprising that getting married in a shark cage is a thing. At the Long Island Aquarium, brides and grooms can be submerged in a 110,000 gallon tank of sharks while they side inside and get married.

6. Pot de Chambre
In France, couples are gifted with a chamberpot to eat out of, very usually leftovers from the reception, after a night of festivities. It’s not so common nowadays, but there are still those who partake in eating out of the “pot de chambre.” But the tradition has even evolved, with some people using toilet bowls as a sign of the times. The chamber pot is usually new.

5.Themed Weddings
So themed weddings are quite popular anyhow. There’s loads of ideas out there, from Hogwarts letter wedding invitations to the best men and bridesmaids dressed as characters from Lord of the Rings, this couple went a little further and had the groom dress up as Mon Calamari from Star Wars, complete with members of the Empire. In fact, their wedding officiant was dressed as Slave Leia from Return of the Jedi.


Minister blows chunks during wedding vows

The worst possible scenario that could happen has happened. This minister vomits during the middle of the wedding vows as the bride keeps on going. Wow!

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Friday, April 21, 2017

Wingsuit flyer dies

Friends and colleagues of a Canadian adventurer who died in China are flooding social media with glowing tributes, loving remembrances and some small measure of resignation at the inevitability of his demise.

The body of 28-year-old Graham Dickinson was found last Thursday on a cliff in the Tianmen Mountain National Forest Park in the central province of Hunan. The day before, he posted a picture of the mountain on his Facebook page, accompanied by a smiling emoji and the description "feeling like he is dreaming."

Dickinson was regarded as one of the best in the world at a sport called wingsuiting, in which athletes jump from high places and glide to the ground with the aid of aerodynamic body suits that make their wearers look a little like flying squirrels.

Dickinson's specialty was terrain flying, in which he swooped frighteningly close to mountain cliffs, buildings, trees and the ground — many of his flights are documented on video and easily found on the Internet.


Phantom 3 get kidnapped by two eagles

2 eagles attack Phantom 3 professional"
I was enjoying flying around with my phantom 3 professional.
Suddenly two eagles attack my drone.I tried to fly away but it was too late one of the eagles took the phantom away.And so this video was an amazing experience


Thursday, April 6, 2017

5 Truly Shocking Events Caught On Camera! (Caught On Video)

Today we look at 5 Truly Shocking Events Caught On Camera! (Caught On Video) For more Terrifying/Shocking/Scary/Horrifying Videos Caught On Camera/Caught On Video/Captured On Tape/Surveillance/CCTV.

Viewer Discretion Is Advised.



Monday, April 3, 2017

Alain Robert - Extreme Urban Free Solo Climber - "The Real Spiderman"

“I am doing it for the thrill, for that feeling of danger and freedom.This is my way of expressing myself… We set ourselves limits, but we are all strong enough to aim higher, to achieve our goals. All we have to do is find such within ourselves. Know how to develop it… I do think that sometimes faith can move mountains”   Alain Robert


Sunday, April 2, 2017

Ed Sheeran meets a little boy who lives on the streets

When JD’s mother and grandfather were killed by Ebola, and his father deserted him, he was left to fend for himself on the streets of Liberia. All he wants is to go to school. Your donations help us to give children like JD a future.


Monday, March 27, 2017

Couple Adopts Dying Neighbor’s 3 Kids, Comes Home, Finds House Different

Audrey, a single mother of three, had to go to the hospital to get some tests done. She asked her neighbor Tisha — a mother of five and a Las Vegas bingo cashier — if her three kids could spend the night at her house.
Tisha and her husband agreed to take the kids for the night, even though their home was cramped enough as it was.
Audrey’s test results came back. She was diagnosed with stage two esophageal and stomach cancer.
Knowing her time was running out, Audrey was desperate to make sure her kids would be taken care of. Though they weren’t even close friends, she took a chance and asked Tisha to be the legal guardian of her children.
Again, and incredibly, Tisha and Kevin agreed. The parents of five opened their hearts and home to raise Audrey’s kids… and help them cope with their mother’s imminent passing.
It wasn’t long after that Audrey passed away.
Who would have ever thought that Tisha’s little-known past had prepared her for taking on such a massive responsibility…
Watch the video below to see the jaw-dropping surprise for Tisha and her newly assembled family of 10, courtesy of the amazing FOX5 Surprise Squad.


World's First Head Transplant Recipient Wants A Better Life

Valery Spiridonov talks about why he wants to be the first ever recipient of the highly-controversial head transplant.

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Saturday, March 25, 2017

Pieces of 'Atlantis': 16th century Dominican church revealed in drought (Drone footage)


A severe drought in Mexico has revealed a 400-year-old Dominican church that has remained almost completely intact despite spending decades submerged under water. Drone footage of the submerged church sitting in the Benito Juarez Dam in Jalapa del Marquez, Oaxaca, was captured on Monday.


The Rainbow Mountains of Ausangate, PERU

Southern Peru’s Cordillera Vilcanota is not only home to some of the most varied and magnificent landscapes in the Andes but also to the Sacred Mountain of Ausangate (6372m), revered by many as the mountain spirit on which life depends. Staying in the comfort of mountain eco-lodges, this spectacular trek reaches isolated shepherding communities, high altitude lakes and peaceful meadows where wild alpacas graze. High passes lead the way to the foot of Ausangate's glacier, a sight to behold. There’s time still to discover the Inca fortresses of the Sacred Valley and to visit the majestic Inca citadel of Machu Picchu.


Watch These Cave Divers’ Epic Climb to Dark Star

Just reaching one of Dark Star’s seven known entrances is tough. The monstrous remote cave in Uzbekistan, one of the world’s deepest high-altitude cave systems, can’t be attained without rock-climbing skills and equipment.

An expedition team included an ensemble of world-class cavers and scientists ages 22 to 54, with Russians, Italians, Israelis, one German, and National Geographic writer Mark Synott. After meeting up with the team in Tashkent, the capital of Uzbekistan, his journey was far from over.

From there they traveled together a little over a hundred miles by bus, with hundreds of pounds of food and gear for three weeks in the field, across the arid plains. They took a popular tourist route that follows the ancient Silk Road to Samarqand. Then they turned off the beaten path, heading south toward the Afghan border to Boysun, where they loaded everything into a six-wheeled Soviet-era troop transport. As they lumbered into the Boysuntov (also known as Baysun-Tau) Range, the mountains gradually rose to 12,000 feet and then dropped off in a jagged line of spectacular cliffs. Once the route became too steep for the truck, the team hiked for two days with 15 donkeys to haul their supplies up to the base camp, perched on sloping terraces at the foot of the limestone escarpment. It took several days of rigging ropes to access the cave and haul up gear. In the article Synott remembers, "But finally I hoisted myself up a 450-foot rope to the cave’s main entrance (dubbed Izhevskaya, or R21). I began to see why cavers think of Dark Star as a living, breathing entity. Down at base camp, the temperature hovered around 100°F, but up here I was shocked to find myself bracing against a freezing wind blasting out of Dark Star’s mouth."


Inventing Graphics on Cave Walls | Origins: The Journey of Humankind

Deep inside the caves of El Castillo and La Pasiega, our early ancestors were experimenting with a language we take for granted today: graphic communication.

About Origins: The Journey of Humankind:
Hosted by Jason Silva, Origins: The Journey of Humankind rewinds all the way back to the beginning and traces the innovations that made us modern.



Thursday, March 23, 2017

Turtle Recovers From Surgery After Eating Coins

A sea turtle in Thailand underwent hours of surgery after she was found to have been attempting to digest nearly a thousand coins flipped into her pool by tourists hoping for good luck.
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