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Caribbean National Forest

The Caribbean National Forest, also known as El Yunque National Forest, is located on the Caribbean Island of Puerto Rico. The park is the only tropical rain forest in the U.S. National Forest System.
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San Juan, Puerto Rico Family Travel

San Juan, Puerto Rico Family Travel

An excerpt from the award winning "Travel with Kids Caribbean" DVD. In this cl…moreAn excerpt from the award winning "Travel with Kids Caribbean" DVD. In this clip check out an interesting and cultural place to stay in Old San Juan, Puerto Rico. The Gallery Inn with its interesting art, exotic animals, and lush interior is place that is enjoyable for both the kids and the Adults. Travel with Kids Caribbean takes viewers to Puerto Rico, St. Thomas and the Virgin Islands on a real family vacation. Visit Old San Juan, El Morro fort, El Yunque rainforest, Aricebo Radio towers, Ponce, Rincon, St. Thomas, St. John, St. Croix and Tortola and Virgin Gorda. This award winning travel show is an excellent vacation planning tool and a great resource to get the entire family excited about an upcoming trip to the Caribbean. Full of turtles, pirates and parrots, Travel with Kids is fun for all ages. To purchase the entire 63 minute DVD go to www.travelwithkids.tv or Amazon.com less

Puerto Rico Caves - Rio Camuy Family Trip

Puerto Rico Caves - Rio Camuy Family Trip

A clip from the family travel video "Travel with Kids Caribbean" DVD. In this e…moreA clip from the family travel video "Travel with Kids Caribbean" DVD. In this episode travel with the Roberts family to Puerto Rico exploring one to the biggest cave systems in the world. Rio Camuy is fasinating for kids and adults. As always the The Travel with Kids series gives you good information about how to make your trip "Kid Friendly". To purchase the entire 63 minute DVD visit www.travelwithkids.tv or Amazon.com For information about other titles in the series, visit travelwithkids.tv less

Colonial Ponce Puerto Rico

Colonial Ponce Puerto Rico

An excerpt from The Travel with Kids "Caribbean" DVD, this video clip takes you…moreAn excerpt from The Travel with Kids "Caribbean" DVD, this video clip takes you to Ponce, Puerto Rico. Ponce is famous for its part of Puerto Rico's cultural history. Its a city with beautiful Spanish colonial architecture that gives you the sense of stepping back in time. Highlight for the kids; visit the fireman's museum. To purchase the entire DVD visit www.travelwithkids.tv less

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Destination Unknown South Georgia: Episode 8 Cape Rosa

Destination Unknown South Georgia: Episode 8 Cape Rosa

Traveling around the world I finally get to explore my seventh Continent and al…moreTraveling around the world I finally get to explore my seventh Continent and along the way I visited the South Georgia Islands. In this travel video I follow Earnest Shackleton's epic journey towards the south pole. less

St Vincent Adventure

St Vincent Adventure

This segment as featured in Compulsive Traveler Adventure as seen on CBS Televi…moreThis segment as featured in Compulsive Traveler Adventure as seen on CBS Television St Vincent and the Grenadines are a group of about 30 islands in the Southern Caribbean with primal forests, unspoiled palm fringed beaches and virgin reefs. St Vincent feels like it’s stuck in a time capsule, a gentler time with people who are genuinely friendly, and it’s a place for adventurous spirits of all kinds. You get here by small plane only. Tonight I’m going to Soca Monarch, the contest to select the songs to play during Carnival. Carnival is a month long celebration in July and Vincentians come out and party day and nite. Soca is an evolution of Calypso, but it’s more dancey, more energetic and makes you sweat. This song is called La Diablesse, the she-devil about a folk story from slavery days and is full of sexy theatrics. I’m too wiped out by the party last night. So a soft adventure with Sailor’s Wilderness Tours into archeology suits my energy level just fine today. St Vincent has a long history. Waves of settlers came in from South America: Ciboneys, Arawaks and Caribs right before Columbus. Here we have petroglyphs - pictures and stories carved on large stones, made by the first settlers probably 2000 ago. These monuments are very accessible. You can touch them, feel them, and even crawl on them. Adventure in archeology takes you back into ancient history. This is the god of rain. This stone is next to a river, so it probably begged the god for water. Please fill our river so we can have nice very large trouts for dinner. My energy level is up so Sailor and I will go cycling. Sailor owns the only bike shop in St. Vincent and he is the head of the St Vincent Olympic Team. We’ll start with a trip up the windward coast. The rolling hills are really a lot of work. We end up pedaling on a stretch along the Atlantic, complete with roaring waves and a magical landscape that makes all the huffing and puffing worth it. What a ride! We head back to the capital Kingstown. Cycling is the best way to explore this bustling colonial town. Here you have with buildings from the 18th century from the days when the English and the French were fighting over St Vincent’s sugar. On my cycling adventure I fall upon an unexpected architectural surprise, St. Mary’s church. This is a relaxing adventure with Fantasea Tours. With a small party we head down to the Tobago Cays, a group of 5 deserted islands in the Southern Grenadines. Our party is experiencing the gentle breezes, the gentle rum and the balmy air plus the finest powdery beaches, the consistency of confectioner’s sugar. St Vincent and the Grenadines is also one of the best places to have a sailing adventure. This 42-foot sloop sleeps six, has hot and cold showers, cell phones, depth sounder and even a barbecue. The islands are in a line from the north to the south but the prevailing wind from the east. Which means that you’re always sailing on a beam. You never really have to sail too hard upwind, or you’re not sailing too much downwind. You’re doing most of your stuff with the wind from the side which is a nice fast comfortable point to sail. Yes I can sail, with Philippe prompting me on every move. Plus I learned that you shouldn’t oversheet the main sail. Okay. I’m on the way to mastering the lingo. I’ll be back to get my license soon. Most Carnivals are in February but Vincentians are different. So Vinci Mas, St Vincent Carnival is in the heat of Summer. Vinci Mas means Vincentian Masquerade and is open to everyone. The Buccaneers won best costume band last year, so for a 100 dollars I get myself a Buccaneer costume and I’m in. Vinci Mas is a contest for the best costume band but it’s also an extreme adventure: I plunge in the midst of several thousand people right behind a truck stacked with speakers blasting the same 3 winning Soca songs for 10 hours straight under the blazing sun. The whole trip is hypnotic, deafening and a total workout. I drink 22 bottle of water and sweat it all out… The dictionary says adventure is a hazardous undertaking and also a stirring experience. I lost my hearing for 3 days, I nearly passed out from the heat and lost 3 pounds in a day. So what? It was an experience I’ll never, ever forget. less

Destination Unknown Falkland Islands: Episode 2 Caracass Islands

Destination Unknown Falkland Islands: Episode 2 Caracass Islands

Traveling around the world I finally get to explore my seventh Continent and al…moreTraveling around the world I finally get to explore my seventh Continent and along the way I visited the Falkland Islands. In this travel video we visit the remote outpost of Carcass Island. Experience the awesome vistas, grazing sheep, penguins, and eagles. less

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Independence Day, Santiago, Chile

Independence Day, Santiago, Chile

Thursday, September 18, 2003 Feeling at home back in Santiago, I threw the cam…moreThursday, September 18, 2003 Feeling at home back in Santiago, I threw the camera and tripod into my backpack and headed for the Metro light rail system. Santiago’s Metro is world class. The stations are clean, large and well lit. The trains run on a tight schedule. Television monitors on the platform tell you when the next train is due. It was independence day, and the streets were quiet. Most shops had closed for the holiday. I returned to the Plaza de Armas to record independence day celebrations. The plaza was mostly cordoned off by police. It is a Chilean Independence Day tradition for the President, the military elite, and other high government officials to attend church at the Metropolitan Cathedral on the plaza square. The appearance of the president comes with much fanfare. Two regiments of Chilean soldiers marched and paraded around the square. One of the regiments dressed in grey ceremonial uniforms with black boots. Their shiny grey helmets eerily resembled those worn by the Wermacht soldiers of Germany in World War II. While the band played patriotic music, I perched myself on a monument and had a perfect view of the plaza. Sure enough, President Ricardo Lagos arrived in an open-air limo. Lagos stood in the back seat of the convertible wearing a grey suit with a broad, red, white and blue ribbon, waving to the crowd. As the motorcade turned the corner it passed just a few feet from my camera. www.frakesproductions.com less

Hidden Lake Forest Preserve

Hidden Lake Forest Preserve

A cold December morning at Hidden Lake Forest Preserve, DuPage, County, Illinois

Caesarea Maritima

Caesarea Maritima

The ruins of ancient Caesarea are located on the Mediterranean coast, half way …moreThe ruins of ancient Caesarea are located on the Mediterranean coast, half way between Tel Aviv and Haifa, Israel. Herod the Great built Caesarea Maritima to honor his patron, Caesar Augustus about 25–13 BC. I visited in July, 2007 while recording footage for an upcoming documentary on the life of Apostle Peter. The book of Acts records that in Caesarea there was a man named Cornelius, a centurion of the Italian Cohort. Peter met Cornelius and converted him to Christianity. Caesarea harbor is one of the most significant engineering feats of the ancient world, Herod’s engineers filled barges with sand, floated them into position and then sank them in a circle, thus forming the harbor. Once Roman ships had a safe place to dock, Caesarea became a major seaport. Eventually, time and the sea washed the sand footings away. www.frakesproductions.com less