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Vine. vine. VINE. Everybody's talking about Vine, the free "movie" app from the people at Twitter. Rolled out last Thursday, Vine allows users to create 6-second clips with audio, like a talkie GIF, on an iPhone. The app mainly hit the headlines for a slip-up that placed a porn Vine as an "Editor's Pick." Whoopsies, but it did the job of getting the word out about the new launch.
Clips can be live action, stop motion-style or loops, or a combination of all three depending on how you touch the app. There's no editing capability so a Vine requires extra forethought. Travel is one of only several official categories, and travel Vines are accessed by searched the "#travel" hashtag. The content there is already a complete mess of whatever, with nothing interesting enough to spend more than a second or two watching.
It took us like a half-hour to produce the 5-second Vine embedded below, and it's not like we're proud of it (click the link to make it work--another negative!).
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When was the last time you flew in a plane piloted by a woman? What about two women, both pilot and co-pilot? It's possible to not even know since passengers rarely see their flight crews much anymore, but they are up there. Trust us.
Starting this week, travelers on Lufthansa will get to see the very rare occurrence of two women in the cockpit...before even stepping onboard a plane. Famous Berlin-based photographer Kiki Kausch has installed her triptych, titled "A380 Female Cockpit," at the JFK Business Class lounge.
The three images capture two normal Lufthansa pilots, Fleur and Karin, at work in their office, which just happens to be the cockpit of one of the airline's A380 superjumbos en route from Frankfurt to Singapore (LH 778). The photos were actually taken as the plane cruised high above Afghanistan, the ethereal light of sunrise over the Hindukush illuminating the women.
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An instagram we recently posted with Qatar announced their Oneworld membership
Question or two for you. Have you traveled anywhere recently? Do you Instagram? If you answered yes to both (we hope you did), then you're already half-way to winning roundtrip flight on Qatar Airways.
In what is surely one of the easiest, most open Instagram contests yet, the Qatar Museums Authority is celebrating their "Art of Travel: Bartholomäus Schachman (1559-1614)" exhibition of watercolors from explorer Schachman's travels in the Ottoman Empire. What the Museums Authority wants to see from you is not a watercolor, however, but one great Instagram.
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Earlier this year, photo-sharing app Instagram revealed their very first photo, taken by founder Kevin Systrom while he was traveling in Mexico.
Well, travel takes the top spot yet again as Instagram listed their most Instagrammed locations for the entire year. Posted on their blog, the list shocks by putting an airport, Bangkok's Suvarnabhumi International, at number 1, and Times Square at a lowly number 4. There are actually two airports that make the cut, for Los Angeles International ranked sixth, higher even than the Eiffel Tower.
Check out the full top then on the Instagram blog.
The two companies are co-hosting “Your Most Adventurous Moment Photo Contest” to celebrate the spirit of adventure travel. If you fancy yourself an adventurer, you can upload your photos that "capture the excitement of visiting new places, meeting new people, and trying new things" to the EMS Facebook Page.
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A normal day for Andrew involves cuddling pandas
Hey, @WheresAndrew. Do you know him? You totally should, as he truly has the best job in the world. Andrew Evans is a writer (and kind of a hottie) and the official "Digital Nomad" for National Geographic, meaning he gets sent around the world to write, tweet, and occasionally Instagram his quirky adventures. Oh, and he just got off a round-the-world private jet flight to places like the pyramids in Egypt and Angkor Wat in Cambodia. Just another workweek!
So now Andrew is preparing for yet another big trip, and he wants you to come along to the Galapagos Islands on a Nat Geo expedition ship with a brand new Nikon D600 camera...if you win a little contest to prove you can keep the pace with Andrew's storytelling through images.
Here's how to enter:*
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Have you ever been inside a Virgin Atlantic Clubhouse? They're awesome, right? Totally. And don't the passengers know it. In fact, snapping photos inside the chic Clubhouses and uploading them to Instagram is such a common occurrence that Virgin Atlantic has decided to embrace it with an Instagram contest all their own.
Next month Virgin will unveil a renovated Clubhouse at Newark-Liberty International. It'll have the usual design flair (with a downtown theme), a dining area, a sleek bar and plenty of chill-out space. OHand an Instagram art gallery, which is where your images come into play.
Upload photos to Instagram or Twitter showing you in a Virgin Atlantic Clubhouse, any of the Clubhouses. Do so before November 28, include the hashtag "#howiclubhouse," and they'll be considered for a feature in the Newark gallery.
Instagram. Let's talk about it (again). Yes, we're still in love with it and yes, we're still in love with all of you who share your travel photos and allow us to see and comment on them, sharing tips and #travelcats.
This week, Instagram has made all the sharing easier than ever with the release of a "profile page" for each user. Don't freak out if yours isn't live yeteveryone will get one eventually. Ours is up and running, and we'd like you to check it out, even if you're not an Instagram user. Why? Because, for the first time, non-users of Instagram can easily scroll through images on non-private accounts.
As always, all of our Instagram shots are from our very own travels, from our smartphones, usually on-the-spot as we move about the world. For example, while making it back to the US after Hurricane Sandy, we shared with you this beast we met at JFK and the Zeppelin Hangar which you'll soon see more of in an upcoming story. So really, the images can also be spoilers. Shhh.
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Ever flown into Switzerland's Zurich Airport? You step off the plane and the soaring windows fill only with the expanse of blue sky all around. Then you step into the terminal transfer train and, in the darkness, there's the sound of cows mooing, cow bells clanking and alpine horns tooting from the speakers.
The first bit of the video below instantly brought us back to that moment at Zurich Airport, as it also features that typical Swiss soundtrack...before jumping into a rhythm to compliment the stupendous vistas in the time-lapse.
This video. named "Helvetia's Dream," comes from Swiss photographer Alessandro Della Bella and is an ode to his homeland and the landscape in which he grew up. He obviously headed to the top of a few mountains for the shots, but we're here to tell you that you can as well, and easily.
No that you've hopefully gone and followed all those airlines on instagram, it's time to shake it up. Though we're not one to participate in hashtags on any social media platform, one on Instagram immediately had us hooked. Ladies and gentleman, #kicksonaplane.
For those who don't know what "kicks" are, what are you doing on Instagram? Ha--kidding (kinda). Kicks is another term for shoes, specifically sneakers or other rubber/gum soles, though it can be broadened to include all footwear. Instagrams tagged with #kicksonaplane depict the person's shoes as they are, seated and ready for takeoff on a flight.
It's like a visual representation of "I'm here, ready to go, let's do this," with the necessary little bit of showing off that touches on the personal vanity of the user and the sweet envy of the viewer, both key components in the success of Instagram.
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Our own @jaunted instagram of a Delta 747-400 at Detroit-Metro Airport
Pretty sure we don't have to tell you of our love for social photo-sharing site Instagram. Not only are we on it (as "jaunted" of course) and sharing a variety of behind-the-scenes travel awesomeness, but airlines have embraced it as well.
Last December we reviewed those early adopter airlines, but it's time for another look as more and more join upincluding Qantas, Lufthansa, Swiss and Thai Airways within the last few months.
Without further ado, let's see what airlines are (and aren't) rocking it out:
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If you haven't yet gathered from our plethora of photo galleries here at Jaunted, we are always in the company of at least one camera. While it's worth it to let a DSLR bulk up our luggage for the the slick pictures it produces, we're always looking for something easier than a backpack and more comfortable than a camera strap for toting it along for hikes and more active outdoor activities.
Now I switch to first-person to say that, with an upcoming trip to the nature paradise of Easter Island and lots of volcano climbing ahead, I looked to the Capture Clip from Peak Design, a device that actually found its footing among projects on Kickstarter.