Travel

The term ‘travel’ refers to the movement between relatively distant geographical locations, and can involve travel by foot or other means of transport. Travel can also include relatively short stays between successive movements.

The origin of the word "travel" is lost to history. The term "travel" may originate from the Old French word ‘travail’. According to the Merriam Webster dictionary, the first known use of the word travel was in the 14th century and its origin is from Middle English ‘travailen’ meaning to torment, labor, strive or journey and earlier from Old French ‘travailler’ meaning to work strenuously or toil.

As far as the purpose or the motivation of traveling is concerned there are a number of issues to consider. The purpose may vary from tourism and recreation to the business travel or migration. The motivation for traveling follows the same pattern as the purpose, it can be for the pleasure of it, relaxation or exploration.

It is a common trait of all living things capable of moving from one place to another. The difference lies within the purpose and it is only characteristic for humans to travel for the purpose of pleasure, while animals travel for pragmatic reasons only.

The documentaries and video materials compiled in this category are concerned with the various aspects of traveling.

Watch a compilation of short video documentaries relating to the latest trend in traveling known as ’Couch Surfing’. It is an ideal concept for those who enjoy traveling but are limited with funds. Find out what it takes to enter the world wide network of couch surfing. We bring you the experiences of some of these ‘surfers’.

Discover what it would be like to live in Japan. Follow the story of 19 people that decided to live in this incredible country. Mostly westerners, these people share their story and reveal what they liked and disliked about Japan.

There are those less fortunate in this world that are forced to change the way they live, changing their homes for the accommodation in an RV (recreational vehicle). Find out about their hardships and the dangers that come with this particular lifestyle.

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vincent moon
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Vincent Moon: How can we use computers, cameras, microphones to represent the world in an alternative way, as much as possible? How, maybe, is it possible to use the Internet to create a new f...

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Amsterdam cities
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When people think of the Netherlands, Amsterdam is usually the first city to come to mind. And Amsterdam is a great city. But rarely few tourists and visitors decide to widen their range, and go...

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Paris
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There are cities in the world where words are trivial and unnecessary. Such is the city of Paris. Whatever you try to tell and explain about Paris, words are excessive, as the pure view and enjo...

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NASA Pluto Pictures

Amazing images and explanations of Pluto - pictures from NASA TV.

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The Journey To The Top Of Lhakpa Ri
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Blindsight is a documentary directed by Lucy Walker and produced by Sybil Robson Orr for Robson Entertainment. It premiered at 2006 Toronto International Film Festival in the category Real to Reel.S...

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Build It Bigger: Floating City
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From the skyscrapers of Dubai to the amusement parks of Minnesota, Danny Forster travels the world to break down the most astounding, complex engineering feats to date.

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The Vice Guide to Travel: North Korea
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Enter North Korea was one of the weirdest processes VBS has carried and debate.Authors: After going back and forth with their representatives for months, finally said they were goi...

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The Vice Guide To Travel: Liberia
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This is no ordinary travel documentary; this is total “Hell on Earth”. Warlords, cannibalism, child soldiers on heroin, squalor and total madness. General Bin Laden, General Bu...

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Russia: A Journey with Jonathan Dimbleby
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A major BBC documentary, Russia sees Jonathan Dimbleby attempt to put through the greatest nation on Earth in the course of a journey of 10,000 miles. The final result is 60 episod...

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A Survivor’s Guide To Plane Crashes
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"Every day around the world, more than 3 million people catch a plane.However, despite being the safest way to travel, many of us are afraid to fly and what we fear most is to cras...

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A Life in Japan
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"Ever wondered how a life in Japan might be? 19 foreigners share their personal experiences, likes and dislikes. See the country through the eyes of, mostly western, foreign reside...

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A Mongolian Couch
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"A Mongolian Couch is a film by George Clipp about a man named Begzsuren who lives with his wife and 4 children in Ulaanbaatar, Mongolia. His passion to better the life of his fami...

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The Art of Russia
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"Series in which fine art commentator Andrew Graham-Dixon articulates the unbelievable narrative of Russian art – its enigmatic splendor – and until now a story unseen on Briti...

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The Beauty of Maps
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"The Beauty of Maps (Seeing the Art in Cartography) a BBC television series looks at maps in incredible detail. The purpose behind the film is to highlight the artistic attribution...

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