From the Costa Concordia wreck to the flooding in Venice, Italy, this was an eventful year in the world of travel.
Weather was responsible for more than its fair share of travel headlines this year, with Superstorm Sandy pummelling the east coast and tourists swimming in the Piazza San Marco, but perhaps the story that hit the hardest was the January sinking of the Costa Concordia off the coast of Tuscany. Cruise ships are supposed to be pure overindulgent pleasure, so their vulnerability in the hands of one misunderstood/criminally negligent sea captain is a sad reminder to us all to travel mindfully. Here are our top 10 travel stories of 2012 in chronological order; in one of life’s neat little full-circle moments, the first big travel story of the year could also be the last, with that one billionth tourist due this month.
Third generation Ice Racer Jimmy Olson says he was born to build and drive. With a custom built engine and studded tires, Jimmy takes the wheel and hit... More Third generation Ice Racer Jimmy Olson says he was born to build and drive. With a custom built engine and studded tires, Jimmy takes the wheel and hits the ice for a heart-pounding ride around the track.
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Tooltip Information:Stolen passports may be on planeVideo by:Description: There is mystery surrounding the identity of two passengers on the Malaysia Airlines flight, who may have been travelling on stolen passportsRating: 3.25Views: 3695
Date 14-03-07 2:46
Tooltip Information:YES. Its A Movie TeaserVideo by:Description: YES. It's a Movie. It?s about a year in the life of the YES. Family. DCP, Romain, JP, and Tadashi are rolling around the world as you read this, slaying pow and adventuring. We started in Chile last July, and have been shooting in Canada during December and January. Next, DCP, Romain, JP, Tadashi, and Benji head to Japan with Pascal Gallant filming. Helen Schettini, Mikey Pederson, and Jake Koia will hold it down in the Whistler Backcountry.Rating: 4Views: 20
Date 14-03-07 4:09
Tooltip Information:Sights and sounds of 'timeless' IndiaVideo by:Description: Short clip featuring the sights and sounds of India. Filmed in August 2013, when a team of 20 people from Romania went to various places in India to do voluntary work. Locations: Rajahmundry, Nuzvid, Bangalore, Hyderabad, New Delhi, Jaipur, and Agra. Music: A R Rahman-Maa Tujhe Salaam.Rating: 4Views: 11
Date 14-03-07 3:50
Tooltip Information:Mesmerizing timelapse of ice crystals meltingVideo by:Description: An incredible timelapse video showing ice crystals melting, photographed using cross-polarized light. The colors you see are from the light bending as it travels through the crystal. They can provide information, such as how thick the crystal is, and how much pressure is on the molecules within. Music: Jani R - And The Faded Notes Play.Rating: 4Views: 313