Category Archives: Featured Videos

Travel Together in Papua New Guinea with Kelley Ferro

Kelley Ferro travels to Papua New Guinea in the latest Travel Together video series from USTOA on a journey with USTOA member Swain Destinations. Papua New Guinea is the world’s second-largest island and is home to over 7 million people from the jungles of the Highlands to the riverbanks of the Lowlands. Watch the videos below to experience the vibrant culture of Papua New Guinea.

Papua New Guinea: A Country Profile

Explore this remote part of the world with me as I go from the Highlands to the Lowlands and meet the local people.

The Lodges: Papua New Guinea

The lodges in PNG are more than just hotels—they are your basis for experiencing the country and interacting with the locals. Sustainable and true to their environments, each one had a unique personality and shaped my journey.

Papua New Guinea: The Lowlands


We visited the Lowlands, an area of PNG located along the Karawari River. This region is known as the Sepik and we were exposed to local life along the river.

Papua New Guinea: The Highlands

Explore the tribes of Tari, the famous Birds of Paradise and all the adventure of the Highlands.

Food of Papua New Guinea


Discover what the locals eat on a food tour of the country.

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Read more about the #TravelTogether adventure in Papua New Guinea here.

New TripVlogger Series: A Video Guide to Malta

Ever been to Malta? Elaina O’Brien gives us a video tour in her new TripVlogger series. These four videos will show you the gorgeous natural wonders in Malta, Comino, and Gozo, as well as your best bets for dining, nightlife, and outdoor activities. Watch the videos below to get to know this beautiful Southern European island country.

You can also check out Elaina’s blog posts on Malta here: Malta and 8 Activities Not To Miss in Malta. Yesterday it was announced that Elaina’s blog NomadVentura (formerly ElainasTravels) made the shortlist in the Travel Blog category for The Blog Awards Ireland 2015. The winner will be chosen by a public vote starting next Monday, so stay tuned. Congratulations Elaina!

Sites to See in Malta

Have a look at some of the best spots in Malta, Comino and Gozo not to be missed. From natural wonders to man made structures there are plenty things to keep you busy while visiting the Maltese Islands!

Activities in Malta

Take a look at some of the best activities and places to explore while visiting the beautiful islands of Malta.

Explore Nightlife in Malta!


A taste of the maltese atmosphere and nightlife buzzing around the islands. From nightclubs and late night bars to wine and food festivals, there is something for everyone!

Best Eats in Malta

Here is a brief description on the food in Malta, and the best places to dig in!

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Let It Burn: A Video Guide to Burning Man

Burning Man is happening next week in the Nevada desert, where over 60,000 people are expected to gather to create Black Rock City. Check out these Burning Man videos on Tripfilms to get an inside look at the event famous for creating a community based on radical inclusion, self-reliance, and self-expression.

A Virgin’s Guide to Burning Man by Gone_With_The_Wynns

Each year a city forms in the deserts of Nevada and grows almost overnight to 50,000 strong. The City is Black Rock City and the Festival is Burning Man. No amount of preparation, research, or videos watchin’ can get you ready for the Burning Man Experience; but there are a few things you need to know to survive the harsh desert climate for a week. This quick video will offer you some tips to get your brain going, the rest is up to you.

The Burning Man Experience by Gone_With_The_Wynns

Burning Man—an experiment in community, radical self-expression, and radical self-reliance. This was our first burn. No matter how much you research, how many videos you watch, or how many photos you look at, nothing prepares you for what lies ahead. People ask us “what is burning man?” Our response: “It’s anything you want it to be!” It doesn’t matter what your reason is for going, or what you are looking for, you can find it in Black Rock City. It’s an unbelievable experience with a flow that can be described as yin and yang. People and things co-exist in this city that don’t exist anywhere else in the world. I can’t tell you what others experienced, or what your burn will be, but I can tell you about our first burn.

Burning Man 2013 – Beyond The Fire by kiendawtcom

Through the eyes of a first time Burner. A week long collision of art and music, of people and nature, of sights and sounds that echo across the playa between the silence of the desert. This is a glimpse of what I experienced and tried to absorb during my time in Black Rock City. Cinematography and Editing by Kien Lam Music: “Burn” by Ellie Goulding Shot with a Nikon D800 and Sony NEX-6. Nikkor 24-70mm f/2.8, 80-200 f/2.8 and Sony 16-50mm f/3.5-4.5.

WARNING: How To DO Burning Man by adventuresauce


I can’t be held responsible if you watch this video AND I really can’t be held responsible if you go to Burning Man. Life isn’t the same afterwards though.

Duzer Duz Burning Man! by duzer

Two virgins on the adventure of a lifetime at Burning Man 2013.

The Burning Man Ultra! by duzer

You can do just about anything at Burning Man, even run an Ultra-Marathon!

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New Short Film Inuit Explores Canada’s Baffin Island

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Tripfilms is proud to feature the short film Inuit, filmed entirely on Sony Action Cameras. This film takes us to snow-covered Baffin Island, the largest island in Canada, and introduces us to the people who live there. These indigenous people have an incredible relationship with their land, one that has helped them to survive in this freezing environment for generations.

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Filmmaker Duncan Winecoff said, “Filming in Baffin Island was very challenging considering the extreme conditions and rugged terrain. At one point, we were in -50F degrees with 60mph gusts head-on. If an inch of skin was showing, you felt it! We had to be extremely efficient. A high risk, high reward situation was kayaking in the polynya. Due to the tides, polynya’s never freeze over so they attract seals, polar bears and walrus. Before getting into the water to film, our guide told us, ‘If you see a walrus, run!!!’ Walrus are known to attack when challenged. Luckily, we didn’t. We were very vulnerable, and felt it.”​

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Watch the new short film Inuit on Tripfilms here.

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Atlantic City on Twenty Dollars a Day

There’s more to Atlantic City than casinos, and you don’t need a lot of money to have a good time. In these new TripVlogger videos, Michelle Loucadoux gives us a tour of the boardwalk, the beaches, and the best shopping in AC.

Want more Atlantic City TripVlogger videos? Check out this series by thepopguru too.

Twenty Dollar Atlantic City

How to have a great time in Atlantic City, New Jersey on less than $20 per day.

The Atlantic City Boardwalk

Take a trip down the historic Atlantic City Boardwalk. Learn where to shop, eat, and a little about the history of one of the most famous boardwalks in the country.

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Green Chile Cheeseburger Smackdown


The Green Chile Cheeseburger Smackdown is coming to Santa Fe, New Mexico. This competition gives some of Santa Fe’s best chefs the chance to prove that their burger is the best Green Chile Cheeseburger in the city. Last year’s Smackdown sold out and this year’s competition promises to be just as exciting. Tripfilms is happy to feature sneak previews of some of this year’s mouthwatering entries.

Online voting is open until August 15. Visit ediblesmackdown.com to vote for your favorite Green Chile Cheeseburger and and get your tasting tickets for the live event on September 10, 2015 at the Santa Fe Railyards. Be sure to use the hashtags #ediblesmackdown and #greenchile when you share your Green Chile Cheeseburger photos online!

The Contenders:

Green Chile Cheeseburger Smackdown – Chef Marc Quinones

Green Chile Cheeseburger Smackdown – Chef Enrique Guerrero

Green Chile Cheeseburger Smackdown – Chef Andrew Cooper

Green Chile Cheeseburger Smackdown – Chef Cindy Barreras

Green Chile Cheeseburger Smackdown – Chef Thomas Hartwell

Green Chile Cheeseburger Smackdown – Chef Juan Bochenski

Remember to check out all the Green Chile Cheeseburgers and vote online for your favorite at ediblesmackdown.com. Only 8 chefs will advance to the Smackdown on September 10. May the best burger win!

New TripVlogger Series: Iceland Waterfalls

This stunning new series by filmmaker team modern-atelier will take you to hidden waterfalls and jaw-dropping glacier lagoons in Iceland. Watch the videos below to get swept away.

Bruarfoss Waterfall in Iceland


A delicate fall of turquoise water hidden among a valley of brush. GPS Coordinates Turn Point: 64° 15.1195′ N, 20° 29.3955′ W Trailhead Entry: 64° 15.7745′ N, 20° 30.5144′ W Waterfall: 64° 15.8537′ N, 20° 30.9508′ W

Jökulsárlón: Glacier Lagoon in Iceland

Right off Highway 1 you’ll find a glacial lake with beautiful blue icebergs floating in the current and washing up on the black sand beach. Be sure to watch out for a sea lion or two! Iceland is called “Ice”land after all!

Hidden Waterfall Room in Iceland

Located near the popular Seljalandsfoss, this is a lesser-known waterfall that will not disappoint.

Saxhóll Crater in Iceland


A quick 20 minute must-hike up to this young volcano’s crater on the Western Peninsula of Iceland.

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Travel Together in Saxony with Kelley Ferro

Kelley Ferro travels to Saxony, Germany in the latest Travel Together video series from USTOA. With USTOA member Avanti Destinations, Kelley explores both Saxony’s sophisticated cities and the stunning natural beauty of its countryside and castles. She quickly found out that Saxony had some surprises in store, from a white-knuckled race around the track at the Porsche factory to a taste of a giant pork knuckle in a traditional beer garden. Check out the videos below to experience the spirit of Saxony.

Overview of Saxony

This artistic, historic and stunningly beautiful Free State of Germany offers so much to see, do & eat in such a small area. From the Porsche factory to the Bastei Rocks, to the home of the nutcracker, Saxony surprised me at every turn.

The Food of Saxony

Giant steins of beer, massive pretzels and pork knuckles the size of your head—Saxony has the large German beer garden fare. However, Saxony also has fine dining, with Michelin starred restaurants and fine German rieslings. We sampled a little bit of all to discover Saxony’s food culture.

Arts & Culture of Saxony

This Free State of Germany is known throughout the world for its music, literature, art and architecture. From world famous composers, authors and artists, Saxony is brimming with spectacular arts & culture.

City Life in Saxony


We visited several of Saxony’s cities and each had it’s own personality. Dresden, the capital was historic and beautiful. Leipzig was young, hip and artsy and Gorlitz was charming and quaint. Experience Saxony’s cities with us.

Country Life in Saxony

The cities were really picturesque but it wasn’t till I explored outside of the towns that I was truly blown away by Saxony’s beauty. Impossibly green, rolling hills, wildflower fields and lazy rivers—I can see why Saxony is popular for it’s hiking, biking and outdoor pursuits. The Bastei Rocks was a particular highlight.

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Read more about the #TravelTogether adventure in Saxony here.

New TripVlogger Series: Disney Cruises with Popular Cruising

There’s no cruise quite like a Disney Cruise, and no one better than Popular Cruising editor Jason Leppert to show you the top expert tips to help you have the best Disney Cruise experience possible.

The Ultimate Alaskan Cruising Experience


Get the ultimate taste for cruising in Alaska on the mega cruise ships and expedition ships including the flora and fauna and shore excursions.

Disney Cruise Line Activities Tips


Get tips on Disney Cruise Lines activities for families, kids and adults.

Disney Cruise Line Dining Tips


Get tips on Disney Cruise Line dining including rotational restaurants, casual cuisine and adults-only specialty dining at Palo and Remy.

Frozen Theme Cruise on Disney Cruise Line’s Disney Wonder


Check out a Frozen theme cruise onboard Disney Cruise Line’s Disney Wonder including Queen Elsa, Princess Anna, Olaf, Kristoff, Oaken, Sven and the trolls.

New TripVlogger Series: Twin Cities

Wander Minneapolis and St. Paul with Wander The Map in this new TripVlogger series. From art and culture to coffeeshops and Jucy Lucys, you’ll be sure to find some reason to travel to this Midwestern metropolis.

Exploring the Artsy Side of the Twin Cities

Minneapolis and St. Paul are filled with art everywhere you turn. Join us as we show you the artsy side of the Twin Cities through live music, theaters and museums.

Best Spots to Explore in Minneapolis and St. Paul

Follow us around Minneapolis and St. Paul as we explore some of the best spots in the area. Five of our favorites are paddling the Chain of Lakes, eating a Jucy Lucy, drinking at a brewery, visiting the Foshay Tower, and relaxing on a patio.

Best Coffee Shops in Minneapolis and St. Paul

Minneapolis and St. Paul are filled with coffee shops around every corner. Find out our favorites and why we like them so much in our round up of the best coffee shops in the Twin Cities.

Free Things to Do in Minneapolis and St. Paul

Minneapolis and St. Paul have plenty of free activities to keep you busy. Some of our favorites are walking around the lakes and Minnehaha Falls, watching an outdoor movie, visiting Como Zoo, walking the Stone Arch Bridge, and visiting both the Minneapolis Institute of Arts and the Mall of America.

Best Neighborhoods in the Twin Cities

There are almost too many fun neighborhoods in Minneapolis and St. Paul. Join us as we explore some of the best gems and hidden treasures!

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