My Seven Favorite Links / Videos

Started by Tripbase and currently circling the blogosphere, travel bloggers alike are currently listing 7 of their posts in 7 specifically laid out categories referencing their history of posts since they began blogging and are then tagging 5 other fellow bloggers to do so in return. Last week Jason Hussong of tagged me in his post so now it is my turn. However with me as many of you know I favour video over blogposts so today I am going to switch this task up a bit and relate to my 7 videos that I have created during my time of travel blogging / vlogging. With out further adieu here are mine and keep reading below for who I have tagged next :)

1. Your most beautiful post

Without a doubt my most beautiful post (video) has to be my Spain video, no wait my Copenhagen video, no no no my Iceland video!! Argh I see this will be hard to write already….

Since I can’t really decide I am going to pick the video I edited together of all of the footage my friend / camera man for my Spain trip Cam Erais took as we traveled through Spain in 2009 (a quick glimpse of Montreal might of made it into the video too) I think it’s really pretty and time lapses in general are just beautiful, you can see my original post HERE and/or watch the video below:

2. Your most popular post

This one is easy because of stats. My video with the most hits is the trailer for my Travel TV show. In August of 2009 I took a camera man who is a friend of mine with me to Spain and had him follow me around for a week filming the first episode of my very own travel TV show. To this date the show has not year been released, however I am working on it and fingers crossed we will all be watching Travel Yourself on our flatscreen TVs or computers someday soon. I am also going to give honourable mentions to my video “A Newfoundland Language Lesson with Mark Critch and Candice Walsh” which is actually my fastest growing hits video. Read my first post with my first ever Travel Yourself video and/or watch the video below:

3.Your most controversial post

This one is a bit hard, as I don’t tend to write or make videos that are controversial, it’s kind of not my thing. So I’m going to with my recent near Alien abduction video as it is probably the oddest video I have. As Candice and I drove through Shuswap, British Columbia on the last day of our Cross Canada Road trip we saw the oddest ray of light in the sky, maybe it was the sun, maybe it was Aliens, you decide.


4.Your most helpful post

For my most helpful video I can only think of my video that I made for the #Blog4NZ campaign held across the internets to boost tourism in New Zealand follow the devastating earthquake in Christchurch earlier this year. I can only hope that this video “helped” people realize just how great this little country is.

5. A post whose success surprised you

There isn’t one video in particular that I would say whose success surprised me, with videos it often tends to be the other way around when some videos that I think are amazing and rocking just don’t seem to get any acknowledgement. However if I had to pick one as a surprising sucess it would have to be my Tidal Bore Rafting video, let me know what you think:

6. A post you feel didn’t get the attention it deserved

This would definitely have to be my recent video that featured numerous other travel video bloggers like,,,,, and . I had the idea to start a video series with other travellers and have them all discuss their different thoughts on travel and this was my first stab at it. I think it’s pretty awesome, I’m not sure why it didn’t receive as many accolades as i thought it might of but maybe it’s time is yet to come? Let me know what you think and also let me know if you want to contribute to the next video in the series.

7.The post that you are most proud of
I will always be most proud of my Spain video when I traveled to Spain and the La Tomatina festival in 2009 to film the first episode of Travel Yourself however at the moment my Iceland video is the video that I am most proud of. Iceland is definitely one of the most “off the beaten track” places that I have visited and I am extremely happy with the first (of many) videos that came from this trip. I am also proud of this video as it recently made it into the top 11 of 100 submissions in this years first ever Nomading Film Festival, a travel film festival in New York. I hope you like it as much as I do.


Now it’s my turn to pass on the “My 7 links” I a nominating:

Abbie Mood of

Michael Hodson of

Katie Aune of

Anne-Sophie Redisch of

Laura Davies of


  • Reply
    July 24, 2011 at 8:53 pm

    thanks everyone!!

    Sophie, I would love to do a talk at one of the conferences :) Maybe at TBEX 12?

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    July 13, 2011 at 5:35 am

    Thanks for the kind nomination, Cailin! Loved the New Zealand video, it brought back so many memories from when we lived there, zorbing and all :)

    You really are very good at producing videos; I’d like to see you give a lesson at one of the bloggers’ conferences on this.

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    July 12, 2011 at 1:12 am

    Sweet, I love that you made yours all videos!

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    July 10, 2011 at 10:39 pm

    Love the idea of using videos for your seven links! And I struggled with the controversial post category as well. ;-)

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    Iain Mallory
    July 10, 2011 at 9:34 pm

    Cool vids Cailin and can see s all watching you on LCD screens before long as for the unexpected success of the Tidal Bore Rafting might have something to do with you two all dressed up in those sexy outifts ….. umm hang on that might get misconstrued as me having a waterproofs fetish, ah what the hell!! Good luck with the 7 links project

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