The Suitcase: Our Monthly Travel News and Features Roundup

We blame cold winter mornings and the end of daylight saving time for the tardiness of this month’s The Suitcase. So to say sorry we've made this edition an extra special visual extravaganza! So sit back, take a break, brew a coffee and enjoy some of the best travel related videos we've found online over the last month.

Watch all the videos back-to-back here:

An Unexpected Briefing If you struggle to stay awake, or bury your head in a book during a standard airline safety demonstration, then take an unexpected journey with Air New Zealand’s Hobbit inspired safety video. Air New Zealand partnered with WETA Workshop (the special effects company for the Lord of the Rings and Hobbit films) to create this unique production. Once you’ve watched the video, head over to for a chance to win a trip for two to see the Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey at the world premiere screening in Wellington, New Zealand. Paris vs. New York – a Tally of Two Cities This fun animation, directed and edited by Tony Miotto, is based on Vahram Muratyan’s book of the same name, which celebrates the special details of each iconic city. It’s worth watching through at least a couple of times to catch some of the references as it’s over pretty quickly. FOOD, PETROL, BEER: Around the World with Austin Vince Make Your Bones spend some time with motorcycle legends Austin and Gerald Vince. In 1995 the brothers and some of their friends rode around the world by the longest route possible. Listening to the brothers talk about their adventure makes you want to don the leather pants and ride off into foreign sunsets! Amman - A City in Motion (Time Lapse Video) This incredibly well shot video uses time lapse to capture the vibrancy and bustle of Jordan's capital city. Spend a day in  Amman, from sunrise to sunset, in just three and half minutes. Visit street markets and modern malls and see the almost endless stream of traffic that passes through one of the oldest continuously habited cities in the world. If any travel related videos or articles that have caught your eye recently, let us know in the comments. See you next time.