An epic road trip on an Enfield Motorcycle to the highest road in the world, somewhere between Manali and Leh, Ladahk in India. Watch and start saving to buy your Royal Enfield. The road from Manali to Leh is 297 miles long and takes 2 days to transverse on a bus. It’s one of the most dangerous roads in the world. The highest elevation it hits is 17,480 ft. To skip to the mountains section in the video, start at 5:00.
Australia is now offering the “Greatest Job in the World” as an island caretaker in the Great Barrier Reef. The job pays $105,000 (US) and includes free airfares from the winner’s home country to on the , .
In return, the “island caretaker” will be expected to stroll the white sands, snorkel the reef, take care of “a few minor tasks” — and report to a global audience via weekly blogs, photo diaries and video updates.
The successful applicant, who will stay rent-free in a three-bedroom beach home complete with plunge pool and golf buggy, must be a good swimmer, excellent communicator and be able to speak and write English.
“The fact that they will be paid to explore the islands of the Great Barrier Reef, swim, snorkel and generally live the Queensland lifestyle makes this undoubtedly the best job in the world.”
Sounds rough. Here’s more on the job description, responsibilities, and photos of the island on their website: www.islandreefjob.com
Beautiful video of locals surfers in Bangladesh.
“Here are a few images from a recent trip Kahana Kalama and Surfing the Nations went on to Bangladesh. It is a glimpse into a documentary that Russell Brownley is working on about a surf club in Bangladesh. Many of the children are street kids or come from very poor families. Some don’t even know how to swim, but their love for surfing brings them together and into a way of life they never even knew existed. An ocean that was once deemed off limits due to fear and a very conservative Islamic culture, is now becoming source of fun, escape and even a chance for a way to make a living.”
San Marcos, Guatemala has become one of the more popular destinations in Guatemala. It’s on the stunning Lake Atitlan and is the quieter sister town of San Pedro across the Lake, which has a reputation as a backpacker’s party haven. Growth and tourism has its difficulties as the the video from current.tv highlights.
Matt Harding, famous for his “Where the Hell is Matt” video that has received over 17 million views since June 08, is actually a hoax. The video was supposedly filmed at locations around the world as he backpacked the world on several trips, reveals that the video is actually a hoax and that’s he just an out of actor. Well done, Matt. Keep making these videos and we’ll keep watching.
Where the Hell is Matt? (2008) from Matthew Harding on Vimeo.
The great American Roadtrip. It’s a must do experience for every serious traveler. This country is huge and you can only truly appreciate it by driving from coast to coast. Here’s a 4 minutes time lapse video of the drive in case you don’t have 4 days to pull it off anytime soon.
I profiled Matt’s original video in our first post. Matt made his first video of him dancing at various destinations in his travels and published in 2004. It became a huge web success and he’s made two more since then. Here’s his most recent. Inspiring. Here’s an HD version (incredible if you have the bandwidth). His website tells the story behind the videos and his travel.