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GadlingTV's Travel Talk - Thailand Part 2: Khao San Road


Gadling TV's Travel Talk, episode 32 – Click above to watch video after the jump

Travel Talk is back! After our fall hiatus we are excited to bring you our greatest adventure yet: Thailand.

From the vibrant heart of Bangkok to the remote countryside, we traveled by foot, car, boat, motorbike, ox cart and elephant to savor the the splendor of ancient temples, the energy of the muay thai ring, the serenity of rural life, and every single spicy bite of Thai cuisine. We'll be bringing it all to you in the coming weeks as part of our special 12-part feature: Travel Talk Thailand.

In this second episode, our hunger for Bangkok night life overcomes our exhaustion and we and hit the streets, or roads... Come with us to explore Southeast Asia's most notorious strip and meet the wild cast of characters who spend their nights wandering the infamous Khoa San Road.

GadlingTV's Travel Talk - Thailand Part 1: The First 48 Hours


Gadling TV's Travel Talk, episode 31 – Click above to watch video after the jump

Travel Talk is back! After our fall hiatus we are excited to bring you our greatest adventure yet: Thailand.

From the vibrant heart of Bangkok to the remote countryside, we traveled by foot, car, boat, motorbike, ox cart and elephant to savor the the splendor of ancient temples, the energy of the muay thai ring, the serenity of rural life, and every single spicy bite of Thai cuisine. We'll be bringing it all to you in the coming weeks as part of our special 12-part feature: Travel Talk Thailand.

In this first episode, we start off our odyssey at full throttle: going a full 48 hours on nothing but jet engine addled sleep as we travel from LAX to BKK, settle into thai life, prepare for our dinner with the Prime Minister and get our first full dose of Bangkok nightlife.

GadlingTV's Travel Talk - Torontonian Exploration!




GadlingTV's Travel Talk, episode 30 – Click above to watch video after the jump

For those of you that attended this year's Toronto International Film Festival, you may already know just how cosmopolitan Canada's largest city is. Upon arriving, it's safe to say that we completely underestimated the fifth most populous municipality in North America, but quickly realized its vast cultural offerings upon exploration.

There's more than meets the eye in Toronto, so watch as we shake off the Virgin America party from the night before and explore the exciting neighborhoods of the world's 'most diverse city'!

GadlingTV's Travel Talk - Virgin America's first international flight - Toronto!



GadlingTV's Travel Talk, episode 29 – Click above to watch video after the jump

Join us on Virgin America's first ever international flight! We hop on a plane with Sir Richard Branson, Drake and a gaggle of entrepreneurs and fly on the airline's inaugural flight to Toronto, Ontario to explore the (arguably) most diverse city in the world.

In this episode's couch talk, we'll discuss just why Toronto is one of the most multicultural cities in the world & what other cities contend for the title of most diverse, based on foreign-born population.

GadlingTV's Travel Talk - White Water Rafting (part 2)!



GadlingTV's Travel Talk, episode 28 – Click above to watch video after the jump

Ready for part two of Travel Talk's White Water Rafting adventure?! We're taking you on the rest of our white water rafting down California's mighty Tuolumne River on an action packed 2-day adventure. We'll show you what it takes to navigate Class IV+ rapids and teach you all of the vocabulary that you'll need in order to stay dry.

In this episode's couch talk, we'll explain some of the jargon that rafting guides use to describe the river's obstacles and give a short run down of some of the world's best rivers for thill-seeking and white water adventure.

So take a deep breath and get ready for more action!

GadlingTV's Travel Talk - White Water Rafting on the Tuolumne!



GadlingTV's Travel Talk, episode 27 – Click above to watch video after the jump

Suit up, strap in, and get ready for this week's Travel Talk! We're going white water rafting down California's mighty Tuolumne River on an action packed 2-day adventure. We'll show you what it takes to navigate Class IV+ rapids and teach you all of the vocabulary that you'll need in order to stay dry.

In this episode's couch talk, we'll delve into a little bit of the history behind America's National Park System; what the first established park was, what the most frequently visited park is, and what terms the NPS uses to classify our many protected lands.

Think you're ready? Click the link below to watch.

GadlingTV's Travel Talk - Austin Mann @ the World Cup (part 2)



GadlingTV's Travel Talk, episode 26 – Click above to watch video after the jump

Are you ready for some (ahem) football? In part two of travel photographer Austin Mann's trip to the 2010 World Cup, we bring you a look at the intensity and passion of the world's biggest sporting event.

Watch as Austin navigates his way through the games and experiences how far people will go to show their passion for soccer; including sleeping in tents, dressing in outlandish costumes, & of course mastering the vuvuzela.

If you missed part one of Austin's World Cup series, check it out here, otherwise click on below for part two!

GadlingTV's Travel Talk - Austin Mann @ the World Cup (part 1)



GadlingTV's Travel Talk, episode 26 – Click above to watch video after the jump

For everyone out there that wanted to make the trek to South Africa's 2010 World Cup, but couldn't - we have a fun series of segments this week.

A few days before the games began, a good friend of mine, travel photographer Austin Mann told me that he was booking a last minute flight to South Africa to meet up with friends that had spare game tickets. I asked him to document his travels, share some of his essential equipment as a photographer, and bring us back a piece of his World Cup experience right here on Travel Talk.

We've broken it up into two episodes, so stay tuned for the second installment to see some of the games in action!

GadlingTV's Travel Talk - Vatican, Vespas & Rome's Nightlife



GadlingTV's Travel Talk, episode 25 – Click above to watch video after the jump

For the final installment in our series on Rome, we've saved the best for last & are satisfying our thirst for adventure. Watch as we tour the Vatican, rent Vespas, and check out Rome's impromptu night life.

On the couch, we'll dissect the differences between the Vatican & the Holy See, and show you the one place in Rome to peer through a keyhole and view 3 separate countries. Tune in to see just how crazy Roman driving actually is, what the best place public place to go after hours is, and what else the Vatican has to offer beyond the Sistine Chapel.

GadlingTV's Travel Talk - Ancient Rome



GadlingTV's Travel Talk, episode 24 – Click above to watch video after the jump

Well, we got to Rome in style and now it's time to hit the streets & explore. The city's history spans over two and half thousand years and it seems like everywhere you go, there's something interesting to discover.

This episode, we'll take you on a whirlwind tour of some of Rome's most iconic monuments & show you one of the city's best kept secrets: the American Academy in Rome. On the couch, we'll do an impossibly brief look at city's history as the capital of three major eras; the Roman Kingdom, the Roman Republic and the Roman Empire. So put on your tourist hat (we won't tell), get your running shoes on and come check out Rome!

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