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Castanet and JCV
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throughout the month of December Castanet's new travel columnist, JCV will be travelling to 5* resorts
in Mexico, the Domincan and Cuba. He'll be reporting back with reviews, photos and videos of his travels
Tools you can use to plan your next winter escape.
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Okay this is an anniversary video of sorts because January 21 was four years since I
first uploaded videos to YouTube.
But it all started before that and that radio
commercial you heard
was in November 2006 announcing
that Castanet.net which is Kelowna based internet web site had created a special
travel with JCV
page, on which stories videos and photographs of travels
would appear. And it was a very exciting time for me because working in construction,
the hardest thing was getting the put in the door.
Working 5,6 days a week sometimes over-time.
Editing and making videos in between and learning how to do things
didn't leave much time
to pursue other aspects of moving forward.
And besides that in the interior of British Columbia; This isn't like Toronto or Vancouver where you have
a lot of opportunities to
connect with technology-based organizations. It's changed some now.
But even then it's a very closed community- hard to get head.
was a real
having Castanet say that they are going to upload our videos
and stories to their
newly-created travel with JCV page.
So, that was back then.
A lot of things have changed in the last four years.
First of all by going to YouTube, which reaches the world and this allows people in Ontario
New York, New Jersey, Florida
We get a lot of views from California the UK, Saudi Arabia, Germany.
I mean all over the world. Spain, Italy. Europe is very big because people travel from all
is the biggest resource for information and if you want to, not just read about other people's
experiences but see them,
YouTube is where you can find the videos. We recognized this from the start.
That's why we've been so dedicated to creating this
uh... business platform for us.
4 years we become in the top twenty most viewed in Canada.
Right now we're the 16th most viewed all time
with more than sixty three million views
and we get an average right now of 120,000-plus views a day.
It absolutely blows me away because
two years ago when Cindy and I in 2008.
Three years ago now.
In 2008 when we were invited to YouTube Live we were getting thirty thousand
thirty three thousand views
for our videos and
To see it go to fifty, sixty, a hundred hundred twenty thousand
At a hundred twenty thousand views now in a day, that's as much as we had the first six months
that we were on YouTube. We get that in one day.
And I am proud of it you know it's it's omething that we persue hard.
We pursue with a passion
When people are writing to us and saying I'd love to be able to do that.
All these different comments that we get about people trying to pursue their dreams
There's an ELO song, 'hold on tight to your dreams' You've got to do that. You've got to hang on to it
Don't let people discourage you.
Believe in yourself and be passionate.
Get excited about what you care about.
It's all up to you.
And not everyone has a door open for them right on the first turn.
It can take many different things. So that's the past and this brings me
to the future now. Four years
and the excitement is building in me because
now I'm excited about sony's high-definition 3D consumer cameras coming
and I see the next level
in videos coming. I get
totally blown away with excitement.
hiTnking about whether it's nature and
deer in the field or
filming the model airplanes. Going to destinations
and talking about destinations, This year I hope this again I have the opportunity to expand from
the Carribean and North America
by traveling to Europe. I would like for us to go to London England
and right from London England to travel over too
Paris France both of them phenomenal cities.
And 3D cameras absolutely 3D
On the way back
I would like us to be spending time in central Canada
Ottawa, Quebec City,
Toronto Niagara Falls
Head down into the United States. There's so many wonders in this world.
And I'm really stoked about doing it in 3D because I think 3D is the game changer
Today you've got kids going to 3D movies in the theaters
They play 3D video games
3D TV's are are out there
and now with 3D cameras
In the next couple of years today's generation
won't even know what a non 3D is like Can you imagine playing 3D games,
watching 3D movies and then
you're going to watch something that's not 3D. That would be like going back to black and white
I'm watching the Barrat Jackson auction this
weekend and they talk about in nineteen sixty three chevy that had a
2 speaker radio - factory installed
there's a speaker in the front and one speaker in the back of course it was not stereo
We've come so far - moving ahead
and I'm really excited about continuing to move ahead
but all of this has also been a lot of learning for me.
I've learned that there's so much more to this world than just the
all-inclusive resorts, five-star destinations there's the whole world out there
and I got that impression the very first three-week trip when I arrived in the dominican republic
went out into the countryside
visited a local school which I know that anyone has been to dominican republic and takes one
of these mountain tours
will have done
your taken into this classroom
and you see in the face of the kids and suddenly realized that
god you know wer're so lucky back home
and yet so many people just don't realized
how lucky they are or what they have
and you see these kids in these classrooms
They don't have air conditioning.
Here, if the air conditioning kicks out the summertime in the school
you've got to get the kids out of there because they're going to overeat because our kids are so delicate
it was really amazing so
whether it's uh... traveling through some of the smaller cities and towns in Jamaica
or into Dominican Republic going into the
fisherman's uh... village in
Cuba or Holguin it has been a real eye opening experience
and I have found paradise - paradise is all around us in this world
it's in nature it's in the eyes of peoples in the eyes of kids
so it's just an
awesome experience by look forward to the next year
and two and three years can't imagine where technology and everything will place and take
and uh... there's many more things that were working on
stay tuned watch the videos and
get out their and experience life thank you (END)