Travel

The term ‘travel’ refers to the movement between relativelydistant geographical locations, and can involve travel by foot or other meansof transport. Travel can also include relatively short stays between successivemovements.

The origin of the word "travel" is lost tohistory. The term "travel" may originate from the Old French word‘travail’. According to the Merriam Webster dictionary, the first known use ofthe 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 isconcerned there are a number of issues to consider. The purpose may vary fromtourism and recreation to the business travel or migration. The motivation fortraveling follows the same pattern as the purpose, it can be for the pleasureof it, relaxation or exploration.

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

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

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

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

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

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Travel
Japan by Bicycle
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Japan by Bicycle is a documentary film following three friends on an incredible 3500 kilometers bicycle run across Japan. Previously living in Japan one of the protagonists, Andrew, was about to retur...

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Aliens/UFO
NASA Pluto Pictures

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

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

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Science
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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Social
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 going to allow 16 journ...

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History
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 Butnaked, General Mosq...

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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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Travel
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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Asia
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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