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Testing the New Video-Share Sites

Gayle Forman sat through 25 random travel videos and found four main themes. This being the Internet, of course, one of them was sex.

Sex sells Many of the sites have trouble fending off risqué material. A video on Travelistic called "Miami--Girls, Bikinis, Cars, Clubs, Bars, Beach, Sun," for instance, saves you the trip if all you want to do is drool over women.

It's a zoo out there Spanish bullfights and Dominican cockfights appear on several sites; the clips, thankfully, aren't very gory. Revver also has videos of elephants in Thailand playing soccer, throwing darts, and racing.

Everybody is a star Give some people a camera and they become the host of their own Travel Channel show. Take MostlyLisa (please?): She has videos on Revver depicting such mundane things as visiting an Apple store in London.

See the world Well-shot clips about unusual destinations really do inspire wanderlust. In a Trip­films video, two guys have adventures in China: skiing on slopes near the North Korean border and climbing on the Great Wall.

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