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Two for the Road in Africa: Trippys 2013 Grand Prize Trip

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Last year’s Filmmaker of the Year Trippy Award went to Nik and Dusty Green of Two for the Road. For their “Choose Your Own Adventure” Grand Prize trip, they decided to go to Africa! Now they are back with some spectacular videos from their incredible adventures.

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We’ve dreamed of going on an African safari since we were kids. And believe us when we say, it’s all we ever imagined and so much more! Seeing the animals in their natural habitat is something we’ll always cherish. Definitely a dream come true!

Thanks again to Tripfilms! And of course all of you viewers for your much appreciated votes!

Cheers,

Nik and Dusty
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Watch the videos on Tripfilms now! 

Two for the Road Africa: Part 1
In their first-ever visit to Africa, Nik and Dusty travel to beautiful Tanzania for the safari adventure of a lifetime! In part one they meet their Safari guide, Joseph, and head out into the African wilds in search of amazing wildlife. Filmed as part of their 2013 Tripfilms “Filmmakers of the Year” award, with special thanks to Adventure Life and Tanzania Journeys.

Two for the Road Africa: Part 2
In part two of the series they head into the African bush to spend a day with a Maasai family, and learn about the fascinating lives of these nomadic people.

Two for the Road Africa: Part 3
In part three they travel to Lake Natron for a tent camping adventure in the African bush.

Two for the Road Africa: Part 4
In part four they head for the legendary Serengeti National Park in search of Africa’s majestic big game.

Two for the Road Africa: Part 5
In the fifth and final part of the series, Nik heads for Nairobi, Kenya, to check out a very special place called Amani Ya Juu, which is giving marginalized African women a new start on life.

Elephant in the Crater

Nik and Dusty also have some funny behind-the-scenes stories to share:

We were assaulted and robbed in Tanzania! …Well, sort of…

While on safari, Dusty and our Maasai guide Dennis hiked to a beautiful waterfall. As they were enjoying a nice cool dip in the pool, they noticed someone was throwing rocks at them. That someone ended up being several dozen baboons. Baboons that chased them down the canyon throwing rocks at them the whole time!

On our last day on safari, we stopped by a beautiful spot for lunch. Just as Nik opened her lunchbox, she felt a tap on her shoulder and quickly realized her sandwich was gone! A monkey had apparently been carefully watching for that exact moment to swoop in and steal her sandwich. He ran up into the tree and proceeded to eat the sandwich – except for the onions he threw down from the tree. Not a fan of onions I guess.

Moral of these two stories? Watch out for thieving, rock throwing monkeys in Tanzania :)

Baboons in Lake Manyara

Presenting Your Trippy Awards Nominees for 2014!

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We are thrilled to announce the nominees for the 2014 Trippy Awards. These awards honor some of the most gorgeous, funny, surprising, and travel inspired travel videos from the Tripfilms community of filmmakers. Check out the complete list of nominees below, then head to www.tripfilms.com/trippy to vote for your favorites! Voting is open through July 21st.

Filmmaker of the Year Award
Mindful Wanderlust
Kelley Ferro
Gloria Powell
Cailin O’Neil
John Piazza and Jehiel Boner

Host of the Year Award
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Gloria Powell
Mindful Wanderlust
Cailin O’Neil
Jehiel Boner

Best Travel Show Award
Davidsbeenhere
Two For The Road
Mindful Wanderlust
Traveling Jules
Travizeo

Eye Candy Award: Best Imagery
Parad[ice]land by krypto100
Coast of Arabia by BrandonL
Celestium by yeahfilms
A Weekend on the French Riviera by JohnPiazza
Flying and Driving Jordan by goseewrite

Extreme Award: Best Adventure Video
Turkey – Hipnotics Wakeboarding Cable Park by Khara
Rainforest Expeditions: Adventures in the Jungle by AlexinWanderland
A Week of Adventure in Steamboat Springs, CO by ACastle
Duzer Duz 2013 by duzer
Protests in Antalya Over the Death of Berkin Elvan by mindfulwanderlust

LOL Award: Funniest Video
DC’s Best Brunch Spots by Gloria_Pow
Celebrity Summit Cruise Director Interview by rboehmc
New York Comic Con (Part 1) by duaba
Brooklyn’s Booziest Brunch Spots by SpencerP
Duzer Duz Burning Man! by duzer

Destination Profile Award: Best Destination Video
Arriving in Bhutan by mindfulwanderlust
Must-See Sights in Philadelphia by JohnPiazza
Two for the Road: Panama City Beach by TwofortheRoad
Turkey – Things To See in Antalya by Khara
Dubrovnik in a Minute by CailinONeil

Travel Bites Award: Best Food Video
L.A.’s Most Murderous Chicken by TravelBite
Trying Durian for the First Time by CailinONeil
Spending a Day at Gelato University by ChasingTravel
DC’s Best International Food by Gloria_Pow
Franco’s Lounge by JohnPiazza

Better Than A Guidebook Award: Best Activity Video
Roadtrip #13 // Scenic Byway 12 by modern-atelier
Kerala’s Backwaters by gadabout
Washington DC’s Top 5 Things to Do and See by Gloria_Pow
Grand Ile. Strasbourg by JosepGuti
The Ancient City of Assos, Turkey by Davidsbeenhere

Video of the Year
Mindful Wanderlust Year in Review by mindfulwanderlust
Adventures in Panama by aendes
Good Morning, Budapest by JosepGuti
Jordan in Tilt Shift by goseewrite
Barcelona – The City of Dreams by JohnPiazza

Last Weekend to Nominate Filmmakers for Trippy Awards

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Great news! We are extending the nomination period for the Trippy Awards through Monday June 30th. This is your last weekend to nominate your favorite travel videos and travel filmmakers for the 2014 Trippy Awards, the videos that most enlightened and inspired you. The Filmmaker of the Year will be our Grand Prize winner and will win a $2000 travel voucher to travel anywhere and film a TripVlogger video series. To nominate your favorites, please go to http://www.tripfilms.com/trippy. Good luck!

Trippy Nominations Open Now

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The Trippy Awards give us a special opportunity to recognize and honor some of the most incredible, awe-inspiring, funny, surprising, and impressive travel videos from the Tripfilms community of filmmakers. You bring us entertaining and informative travel videos from all over the world, and now we want to celebrate some of our favorites from the past year. Nominations are open through June 25th, and voting will open shortly after we announce the finalists. To nominate your favorites in each category, visit http://www.tripfilms.com/trippy or email your nominations to TrippyAwards@gmail.com.

New and Improved Hotel Confidential App Now Available

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The new and improved Hotel Confidential app is now live on the App Store! This version of the free app allows users to add videos to existing reviews and also edit reviews and video information. If a video upload fails, the user can try again. This version also allows users to see recent editor’s pick examples.

If you’ve got a hotel stay coming up, why not download the Hotel Confidential app and give it a try? Feel free to send your feedback and questions to info@hotelconfidential.com. We can’t wait to hear your thoughts.

Introducing the Hotel Confidential iPhone App

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We are proud to announce that the Hotel Confidential app for iPhone is now available on the App Store! The Hotel Confidential app makes it fun and easy to shoot and upload hotel video reviews right from your phone. We are accepting hotel video reviews from all over the world (but hotels please, not motels, hostels, or campgrounds) and offering a $25 reward for each review. Your smartphone video reviews will help other hotel bookers find the perfect hotel.

Once you download the app, your mission is to make hotel video reviews that show what your hotel is really like. Show us what you liked and what you didn’t like, the unique features that made your hotel stand out (infinity pool anyone?), and any tips you want to pass on to other travelers. The free app includes tips and tricks, an instructional video, and an example video that will help you get started. To download the app, click here or search the App Store for Hotel Confidential.

You can also go to www.hotelconfidential.com to sign up and submit a request to review your first hotel. We can’t wait to see your reviews! And please let us know how your experience goes—we love to hear from you. Feel free to send your comments, questions, and feedback to info@hotelconfidential.com.

Tripfilms HD Travel Guides Available on the App Store

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At Tripfilms, we’re always thinking about new ways to bring travel videos to travelers to help them with travel planning and travel inspiration. Our HD Travel Guides bring Tripfilms videos to the iPad. These HD Travel Guide apps include standard and HD versions of the videos, as well as an interactive map featuring links to videos of specific locations. The best part? They’re free!

You can now download Tripfilms HD Travel Guides for the following destinations:AustriaNew York CityGermanySt. LuciaParisBangkok, and Curação. Or, sample destinations from all over the world with the Best of Tripfilms app. Download apps from your favorite destinations today and watch travel videos to your heart’s content!

Paris HD Travel Guide App for iPad Is Now Available

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We’re always thinking about new ways to bring travel videos to travelers, to help them with travel planning and travel inspiration. Our HD Travel Guides bring Tripfilms videos to the iPad. I guess most of you already enjoy videos on the iPad and no longer carry around a mini-DVD player. My kids think the iPad is “TV” and would much prefer to watch it than the TV, so there must be some future growth in people watching stuff on their tablets.

We have just launched the Paris: HD Travel Guide iPad app in the Apple Store! This app is full of the most informative and entertaining videos of Paris from Tripfilms Filmmakers, including Paris favorites like Ponts de Arts Love LocksThe Best Crepes in Paris, and The Eiffel Tower: A Different Way Up. The videos in this app really bring Paris to life.

The HD Travel Guide includes standard def and HD versions of the videos, as well as a way to browse the videos on an interactive map.

Here’s the link to the app:  Paris HD Travel Guide.

Be on the lookout for a whole series of the HD Travel Guides, including New York City, St. Lucia, Germany and many more!

Would love to get your comments and feedback!