Watch Travel Vidoes, Plan your Holiday, Visit your dream location http://www.overlander.tv promotional video for the new improved overlander.tv, the place to watch travel videos, plan your next holiday and then book it!
We have been staying at Bahia Tortuga on Isla Mujeres off the Mexican Caribbean Coast. Bahia Tortuga has a great bar, which has music most nights of the week, a restaurant serving American and Mexican Food, Accommodation and Mooring for yachts. Hosts Danny and Rhonda, both from southern USA helped us plan our trip to Cuba and we have had many a fun night at their rocking bar. http://www.bahiatortuga.com
Sailing the Caribbean http://www.overlander.tv I've been lucky enough to join a yacht on it's way to Cuba. Truls, a retired Norwegian pilot was looking for crew to join him on his 44 ft Beneteau called Scipionne. In this video I show you around the yacht, which comfortably sleeps six and show you our first day of sailing from Old Belize (Cucumber Beach) to Caye Caulker.
Real Travel Product Reviews - http://www.overlander.tv When Blundstone sent me a pair of their new hiking boots to test out, I knew they would be tough, because historically Blundstone have made work boots. But steel cap toes, oil, acid, slip and heat resistant to 140 degrees is verging on ridiculously tough! And to make matters worst, Blundstone offer a 30 day comfort guarantee! If the boots are not comfortably, you can return them for a full refund! I mean what is happening in Australia! Comfort guarantee on hiking boots....pussies! Not happy Blundstone! http://www.blundstone.com Boots tested Active Safety Hiking Boots - Style 792 http://www.blundstone.com/au/work-safety-boots/active-safety-footwear/style-792
meet the local travel guides - http://www.overlander.tv This is my entry for the biggest, baddest, bucket list entry. Exploring the Guatemalan Port City of Livingston. I meet up with Diana from Antojitos Los Tres Garifunas. The Garifuna's are one of five cultural groups in Livingston. They are the descendants of West African slaves shipwrecked on St Vincent, who interbred with the local Carib and Arawak people. When the British took over St Vincent from the French, they exiled the Garifuna. The Garifuna now populate the Belize, Guatemalan and Honduras Caribbean Coast. I speak with Diana about Guifitti, a medicinal alcoholic tonic made up of sixteen different herbal roots. It is believed to be a 'cure all'. I also show you the 'ghost hotel' I am staying in that is currently being renovated. As repairs are under way, I'm one of the few guests.
Mama Noots Eco Resort is nestled in the heart of the Mayflower Bocawina National Park. They are situated on over 7,000 acres of lush jungle, including five waterfalls and ancient Mayan ruins. They are an authentic eco resort, all our power comes from solar, hydro and wind sources. They provide meals on site and most of the food is grown locally or from their own vegetable garden. Their accommodation caters for for families, couples or adventure seekers, with options ranging from full luxury to basic camping. On property, guest can rappel down two different waterfalls, or ride a zipline through the jungle, the longest in Central America. Two hundred and thirty seven bird species have been sited on the property and hiking tracks allow full exploration of the Belize rainforest. Other activities offered include horse riding and cave tubing. Being only ten kilometres from the Caribbean Ocean, fishing, diving and snorkelling can also be arranged. To book your holiday, including fantastic package deals visit : http://mamanootsbelize.com
Link to Crowd Funding Campaign - http://www.overlander.tv/crowdfunding/crowd-funding-campaign-teaming-travel-and-video/ I intend to raise $100,000 in one month through crowd funding . In return I will set up http://www.overlander.tv and http://www.2minprofile.com to benefit travelers, tourism business and video producers. "Over 10 years ago when I started dabbling in video, as a wedding video producer. I don't think I ever imagined that I could possibly find a way to travel the world making videos. But I have, and my experience on the road has taught me about the alchemic magic of travel and video. So I feel the need to give something back, and this is how *Im going to establish a video portal where travellers can learn about destinations and tourism business, and book holidays. *I want to team tourism operators with local video producers to promote travel destinations. *I want to provide a way by which video producers can get paid for their work, and as with me, make traveling the world, a career choice. *Videos will be produced according to a tried and tested formula. I think this is the key, letting everyone know what the outcome will be. I've done my research, I know what needs to be done. It's a big operation to take this global. Video has been found to be the best marketing tool for tourism http://www.thinkwithgoogle.com/insights/library/studies/the-role-of-video-2012-traveler/ And did you know there are really only four companies running travel booking websites online. http://voices.yahoo.com/the-truth-travel-websites-6099438.html?cat=16 We're gonna be the fifth! And we are going to do it right, where everyone benefits So help make this a reality by donating to our crowd funding campaign. Every one wins with this concept, travellers, tourism business and video producers. and you want to check out some of the incentives we have, video production for tourism business, training for video producers and the chance to join our travellers club and indulge in the nomadic lifestyle or join the master group who help shape our companies formation So let's make this happen, visit the link in the write up, and help raise the funds needed to marry travel and video." Video shot on Caye Caulker, Belize.
I visited the remotest fishing village I could find on the Mexico East Coast. First I hitchhiked to Punta Herrero, then I took a boat to the island lobster fishing settlement of Maria Elena. I'd like to claim I was the first tourist to ever visit, but I was in fact the third. Even in this remote location, situated within the Sian Ka'an Biosphere Reserve, one finds plenty of plastic waste washed up on the shore. It makes me question the whole use of the word 'eco-tourism' and what it should entail. Is it enough for a resort that uses the term 'eco' to only recycle waste? Or should they also try and curb the use of plastics? And what of large beverage manufacturers like Coca-Cola, technology has developed bio-degradable plastic, why are they not using them with their products? What do you think, should tourism business try and help in the reduction of plastic waste?
Watching the Adam Curtis BBC documentary "All Watched Over By Machines Of Loving Grace" changed my view of social media. "It is fashionable to suggest that cyberspace is some island of the blessed where people are free to indulge and express their individuality. This is not true. I have seen many people spill out their emotions, their guts online, and I did so myself until I began to see that I had commodified myself. Commodification means that you turn something into a product that has a money value. In the nineteenth century commodities were made in factories by workers who were mostly exploited… but I created my interior thoughts as commodities for the corporations that owned the sites that I was posting to, and that commodity was then sold on to other consumer entities as entertainment Cyberspace is a black hole. It absorbs energy and personality and then re-presents it as an emotional spectacle. It is done by businesses that commodify human interaction and emotion and we are getting lost in the spectacle…” Carmen Hermosillo "On social media you are performing to attract people – you are dancing emotionally, on a platform created by a large corporation. People's feelings bounce back and forth – happy Stakhanovites, ignoring and denying the system of power. It's like Stalin's socialist realism. Both Social Media and socialist realism are innocent expressions of the ideology of the time, which don't pull back and show the wider thing they are part of. We look back on socialist realism not as innocent but as a dramatic expression of power; it expresses the superiority of the state, which was the guiding belief at the time. I think sometime in the future people will look back at the millions and millions of descriptions of personal feelings on the internet and see them in similar ways. This is the driving belief of our time: that 'me' and what I feel minute by minute is the natural centre of the world. Far from revealing that this is an ideology – and that there are other ways of looking at human society – what social media does is reinforce the feeling that this is the natural way to be." Adam Curtis All video and music from https://www.videoblocks.com Awaken the spirit http://barefootmystic.com
ROAD THE WORLD TRAVEL VIDEO ADVENTURE with online video pioneer, Australian Filmmaker, Mark Shea 17 months on the road 527 days asia and now the America's still a long road ahead many great experiences many great people but things change concepts change I want to seize control back of my work and help others to do the same please subscribe to my website the journey continues... http://www.overlander.tv To all my new friends and future friends the world really is a wonderful place Photos by Mark Shea - overlander.tv Music by Tzu - Travel Song (Positive Correction Album) Aussie Hip Hop Rocks! Big thank you to me ol' mate Duff for the stock footage at the end "the future for independent content creators involves establishing niche platforms that curate the best content on the net" http://www.overlander.tv/2012/california-online-video-industry-report/