About a month ago, GoPro unveiled its new line up of products, taking one step closer to CEO’s and founder, Nick Woodman, vision and becoming an end-to-end storytelling solution.
That’s a big deal and that vision is the main point why I am so passionate about the brand. (By the way, all my capturing and editing are made using 100% GoPro stuff)
Everyone has a story to tell, the internet became this awesome plataform and was the major step to democratize knowledge and gave a voice to everyone. You can find a lot of stupidity in the net, but also great things, inspiring things, the awesomeness is there to be found – the internet only amplifies the world – in my humble opinion.
Sharing experiences makes us better, we’ve being doing it for thousands of years and that is what drove us so far.
But I’m dispersing. So, now GoPro is going beyond cameras and giving a full solution of storytelling with software (Capture, Quik mobile, Quik App for desktop), service (GoPro Plus), more mounts and Karma.
“With these new products, we’re delivering on our promise to make it easy to capture and share engaging stories,” said Woodman. “HERO5’s ability to auto-upload photos and videos to a GoPro Plus account dramatically simplifies mobile, on-the-go editing, sharing and enjoyment. This is a game-changing experience that we will continue to build upon.”
Woodman adds, “We’re stoked to launch Karma and show how much more it is than a drone. Karma packs Hollywood-caliber aerial, handheld and gear-mounted image stabilization into a backpack for $799. It’s so easy to use, a beginner can have fun straight away.”
So, as usual, we organized an awesome event to show digital influencers and journalists the new babies. And I went to the one in Tulum, Mexico, for the people from Latin America countries.
We stayed at Papaya Playa Project, one of the most beautiful hotels I’ve ever been. It stays at Tulum, about 70 miles from Cancun’s International Airport.
Talking with Firmin Villanueva, a guy who works there, he explained to me that the concept is to get in touch with nature, in a new form of hospitality, cherrishing sustainability, that the hotel with its vilas and cabanas inserted in the middle of the forest and facing the great caribean ocean, you learn how to respect nature. The hotel will also set in the near future solar panels so it gets clean energy.
Note: if there is one thing that I love about traveling and is a dealbreaker when picking hotels is breakfast! And Papaya Playa Project killed it!
Once again, dispersing.
I stayed there for a little bit more of two days. Beyond training, round of interviews and lots of awesome breakfasts, we went to Tulum Mayan Ruins and the second day to Cenotes Labnaha, but I only got half of the cenotes programing and than had to hurry to the airport. Even so, everything was amazing.
At the ruins, we got a little beach and I tell you, it was a great dive in the 90°F/32°C heat after a long walk.
And there are a lot of different Cenotes at Tulum, but we went to Labnaha. I dove at the underground river, loved it and was amazed. The guys still went ziplining, cliff jumping and all. Ow my God, I wish I did too.
Hope you liked it! See you Tuesday!