Travel


Silfra, Iceland: Where worlds drift apart (Shot on GoPro HERO5)

It’s a small world. But it’s also a huge world. Whether you’ve yet to see a lot of it, or if you think you’ve seen all of it, Iceland is full of surprises. This afternoon, I had the chance to scuba dive in Þingvellir National Park, a protected UNESCO World Heritage Site.
Called Silfra, this natural fissure is composed of two drifting tectonic plates (at two centimetres a year to be precise), and divers can tour through the cold waters (2°C) of Iceland. Visibility often exceeds 100 metres, and it’s some of the clearest waters you’ll ever channel through.
Here’s a fun video my guide shot for me as I explored this beautiful world.


Travel tech accessories for summer – Cityline

From drones to solar-charged backpacks, Winston Sih shows us the coolest new tech must-haves for all of your summer adventures.

As aired on Cityline, Monday, April 27, 2015, on City.

As always, you can watch previous episodes of Cityline at Citytv.com, or via the City Video iOS or Android apps! Cityline airs 9 a.m. on City across Canada. Check Citytv.com for all television air times across the country.


Top travel tech gadgets and apps – Cityline

As aired on Cityline, Monday, Nov. 18, 2013, on City.
Details at: http://www.winstonsih.com

As always, you can watch previous episodes of Cityline at Citytv.com, or via the City Video iOS or Android apps! Cityline airs 9 a.m. on City across Canada. Check Citytv.com for all television air times across the country.

Show notes:

Hudson’s Bay

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– Luggage weights
– Power converter
– Travel humidifier
– Hand-crank electronics battery charger

Kayak app for iOS

https://itunes.apple.com/ca/app/kayak/id305204535?mt=8

FlightTrack Pro app for iOS    

https://itunes.apple.com/ca/app/flighttrack-pro-live-flight/id302325893?mt=8


March Break: Staying connected while abroad

It’s that time of year again—March Break is here and many people are traveling abroad for vacation.  Here are my five tech gadgets to help you stay connected to your loved ones no matter where you are.

Samsung WB800F:

This camera has built-in Wi-Fi connectivity, and will allow you connect to your hotel’s Wi-Fi network and upload photos to your favourite online social networks like Facebook and Twitter.

GoPro HERO3:

This is a mountable, full high-definition video camera that’ll record hours of footage for upload to friends and family.  Whether you are skydiving or skiing, you can mount the camera on your helmet, chest, or even on the side of a car, and record footage using the built-in wide-angle lens—great for people with an active lifestyle.

Philips In.Sight:

If you are traveling abroad for any length of time, chance are you want to make sure your home and the contents in it are safe and secure.  This camera from Philips is wireless, and paired with an app on your smartphone, you can check in on your house no matter where you are.

BlackBerry Z10:

BlackBerry, known for their BBM service, will help you cut down on long distance calling bills when you are traveling abroad.  BBM’s new feature, BBM Voice, will allow you to make free calls to other BlackBerry users using this service—all using the wireless connection in your hotel or Internet café.

Avocado app for iOS and Android:

If you decide to go on a girls-only vacation trip and leave your partner at home, this app will keep you connected at all times.  This free couples-only app gives you the capability to send messages and photos, and even allows you to do things like virtually kiss and hug your partner all the way from another continent.

Products courtesy of Future Shop