Filming in Venice Beach, California

If you've ever traveled to Los Angeles, chances are you've spent a day cruising around Venice Beach, taking in the craziness of the circus-like environment, while also enjoying the abundance of ocean activities. Joining me a day of hanging out and filming is Joshua Johnson, travel ninja and all around cool guy. So our day began introducing Venice Beach, underneath it's famous sign welcoming you to the boardwalk. 

Luka setting up the opening shot of the Venice Beach Episode

Venice Beach is full of unique characters, and well known locations like Muscle Beach, the courts of "White Men Can't Jump," and other iconic LA seaside landmarks.

White Men Can't Jump

So we shot some hoops before strolling the boardwalk. 

White Man Can Jump! 

There's no shortage of unique characters to keep you entertained here. Hours and dollars can be spent tipping street performers and beggars for great entertainment..  Any photo or video we shot was usually accompanied with a tip. If not, it was usually forced on us, or they'd request us deleting the photos. This blog post would have much more photos, but our pockets weren't deep enough to pay everyone off. For more freaks, watch the video at the end. 

Strumming along. 

However, there's a calmer side to Venice that many people don't see during their visits - and that's the residential area of the Venice Canals.

Venice Canals! 

Before the popularity of the automobile, and their infestation to dirt paths around LA, it wasn't uncommon to see people traveling these canals by gondolier. This quickly changed once the car took over. What was once 26 canals are now just 5. 

Although a great reminder of Venice's past it's also a great refuge from the craziness of Venice Beach.

Skipping Stones

After some stone skipping, the boardwalk called us back for the sunset and some beer. 

Street Performer - Venice Beach

Lifeguard Sunset

And that was our day in Venice Beach. If you want to see more of our experience, please watch the video below, and don't forget to subscribe.

Filmed and edited by Bright Visuals.  

Photos courtesy of Nika Koncilja

Welcome to InTransit HQ!

Hi Everyone!

Welcome to InTransit HQ, home of the new InTransit blog/website. Things may be messy at the moment but hopefully through trial and error and a little collaborative effort from you guys, we can create something fun here. It's been on my agenda for years to create a comprehensive site, something that covers a variety of travel related subjects and not just video. So if there are topics you'd like me, or guest bloggers to write about then please contact me. WOW! Adding that hyperlink just now strangely put things into perspective. I haven't used blog software in YEARS, and I forgot how fun this is. On with the fun...

For 8 years now I've been creating and posting videos to my YouTube channel, pdrop, and haven't blogged since the days of the Walkstars and ScootStars. If you're new to my videos and don't know what those two things mean,  then I recommend clicking those  hyperlinks above to watch some older travel content. Man, I love me some hyperlinks by the way.

After the "stars" era, I then cross dissolved into the world of InTransit, which focused solely on video, no blogging. Fast forward to today, I'm now setting up a site with a blog thanks to squarespace. The simplicity of configuring a website through them is pretty stellar, and as of now, very enjoyable. After all this time, this is what I've been waiting for. I'm not sure why, but I've always had a hard time with websites, so hopefully the simplicity of creating one will allow me to be more consistent. 

While on the topic of the the good old days, let's transition to a brief history of this site (  Before we do that , we must pay our respects to TheWalkstars! Prior to InTransit, we posted our journey by foot from LA to SD on a wordpress blog called A screen shot below: 

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Pretty sick site, eh? Leaving the world of walking because of a leg injury, we started to post here, reasons being that thewalkstars was too specific of a name for a scooter trip as well as other planned  journeys in the future. This desire gave birth to Welcome to the ScootStars era on (2007-2009) A screen shot below: 


Then came along the Mexico & Central America trip on Public Transportation back in 2009. Here's a coming soon version! I probably say that way too often about upcoming projects. 

Coming soon! 

Coming soon! 

Up until now, the site has primarily taken the look and feel of the landing page below. The Mississippi River, Land Rover and the Trans-Siberian Railway trips have all lived on this. 


That was a brief history of this site through pictures. Who knows where things will go from here, but I hope you continue to join me along the way. 

In a video, this is where I ask  you to subscribe, like, comment, and share. Unfortunately, I don't know what do with a blog post so I'll just be on my way.