Category: Video

Near Space Balloon Experiment

By , June 1, 2012 9:13 am

My dear friend Marc is leaving the Bay Area today for the Kennedy Space Center in Florida. He will attend the International Space University‘s Space Studies Program to pursue his dream of working on a space program.

For the past year and a half, he launched a total of 4 weather balloons in “near space”, taking pictures and video during the process. I assisted him in the last 2 launched and made a video from it (HD):

For more information, check out his website:

Friday Travel Video: A Story For Tomorrow

By , April 13, 2012 4:28 pm

Thank you to our friend Maddalenna for finding today’s travel video which is an amazing production from a couple traveling through Chile & Patagonia. Enjoy in HD.

Friday Travel Video: San Francisco

By , February 4, 2012 1:42 pm

Golden Gate Bridge - SF


People ask us why, after seeing so many amazing places, we decided to move back to San Francisco. There are many explanations including great friends and our love for new technology, but today’s video might be the best way to show you what a day in San Francisco is like. Enjoy in HD.


Friday Travel Video: Speeding Around The World In 5 Minutes

By , January 20, 2012 9:55 pm

This is the kind of video souvenir I would have loved to bring back from my trip. However, you need great skills and a lot of equipment to do this kind of time lapse videos. Thanks for sharing memories of your awesome trip Kiendlam!

To be watched in HD.

9 Fun Ways To Keep In Touch

By , November 15, 2011 9:39 pm

While we traveled 17 countries, we found it difficult to keep in touch with others on a regular basis, but we made our best effort. Some travelers we met had mobile phones everywhere they went. We thought that was too easy and expensive in the long run. It was more important to have our laptops with us so we could blog and we took advantage of the free communication technology options over the Internet.

Here is a great example about a couple who found a fun, unique way to stay close while being physically far apart:

“Every night, I record the story of my day and send it to Erik as a private track on SoundCloud. He listens later at night on the West Coast or early in the morning. This is one of the things we do to stay close while we’re far apart. (San Francisco and Boston, while I’m away at school.)”

Not only is this a cute story and SoundCloud a great source for music, this is another way travelers can keep in touch with others while traveling.

For us, having a blog by far has been the best way to share our travels with you all, but sometimes my family and friends want to have face-to-face communication. I find it difficult to make regular phone calls, especially to several people. So why not record one brief message and share it with multiple people?

I’m not going to list every communication technology out there, but here are some ways to keep in touch.

Blog: share everything and anything, but it is honestly a lot of work to keep it updated regularly.

E-mail: send one-on-one e-mails or a summary e-mail.

Facebook: you know how it works.

Web Chat (free or low calling rates):
-Google Voice

Sound recordings (record and listen later):

-TokBox: TokBooth allows your readers to record a video message for you.

Try it out and say HELLO to MeAndFrenchie by submitting a video message.  We will only get this message and it will NOT be shared with others. Thanks!

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