Travel can take a toll on your body and soul; these products keep you looking (and feeling) good. From a clever shoe that puts a spring in your step (and is effortlessly easy to put on and remove) to a lightweight hair dryer and a night cream that works wonders on tired, dehydrated skin, here are three must-haves to tote on your next trip:
Taking your sneakers off in airport security—and putting them back on again—can be a hassle when you don’t have TSAPreCheck (or when you’re traveling internationally and this step is required). This ingenious shoe available for men, women and kids has a patented heel design which negates untying and retying them. Simply slide your foot in, and the heel compresses all the way and then springs back into place, completely securing your foot. What’s more, they’re also attractive and comfortable.Available in several different styles and colors including canvas, suede and leather, they let you go from traveling to sightseeing to casual dinners without the look of “regular” sneakers. And Kizik is a company you can feel good about supporting, as they partner with nonprofit organizations including the United Way and the I Am Mom Summit.
There’s nothing worse than trying to style your hair with one of those blow dryers installed on a hotel bathroom wall that emits weak, tepid air. Weighing in at just .65 pounds (about the weight of many smartphones), this professional dryer is the lightest of its kind on the market. Created by a company founded more than 50 years ago in Bologna, Italy, it’s also seven times more powerful than other models. The iQ Perfetto is capable of drying your hair 30 percent than traditional dryers faster thanks to a 110,000 RPM brushless motor with three speed levels and three heat levels that may be locked to your particular preference. The dryer gets your hair silky-smooth; comes with a diffuser and two concentrator nozzles; and is available in matte black, silver and rose gold. Easy to hold and easy to use, the only downside for travel is the chunky, long cord, but you can easily wrap and secure it with a Velcro tie.
Don’t shortchange your skincare routine when you travel. This brand-new cream is basically a stem cell skin treatment in a jar, with a powerful blend of human stem cell growth factors, 0.25 percent retinol, and alpha hydroxy acid (AHA) to promote skin regeneration and improve the appearance of skin at the cellular level. The powerful formula promotes cell renewal, boosts production of collagen and elastin, restores aging and damaged cells and reduces the appearance of fine lines and wrinkles, with visible results in four weeks. The cream also staves off the stress and dehydrating effects traveling can have on your skin. Formulated without parabens, mineral oil, sulfate detergents, phthalates, urea, DEA or TEA, it’s never tested on animals. Dispense the cream into your travel-sized toiletry jar and, for best results, use it in combination with your preferred FACTORFIVE serum.
More than 22 million visitors pour into Bangkok each year, adding to the roughly 11 million residents of the Thai capital famous for its bustling streets. Packed with food carts, markets and cultural spectacles, life in Bangkok is unusually defined by its vibrant street scene, both day and night. That means you don’t necessarily need a solid plan when heading out on any given evening.
Whether it's the people, the craic (fun) or the coasts, travelers always find something to love about the island of Ireland. What fills your heart?
As another phenomenal year of travel comes to an end, it’s time, as always, for Global Traveler to celebrate and award those who do it best as we announce the 2023 winners of the GT Tested Reader Survey awards. But that's not the only cause for celebration here: We've hit another major milestone, as this marks our 20th year honoring the best of the best inn world of travel!
The highly anticipated GT Tested Reader Survey has more reason to celebrate in 2024 than ever before. This year marks the 20th anniversary of our GT Tested Reader Survey awards, with many of the winning brands earning milestone accolades for years of dedicated and consistent service.
Filled with hidden treasures waiting to be discovered, Seoul invites travelers to unearth its many gems, and Seoul Tourism Organization is here to help travelers do just that. Through thoughtfully created initiatives like the Theme Tourism County Competition, Seoul Tourism Organization works closely with local districts to identify and showcase what makes each district unique and charming in all seasons.
Global Traveler Announces the Winners of the 2023 Outstanding Diversity & Inclusion in Travel Awards
For its third year, Global Traveler awards the airline, cruise line and hotel brand best representing diversity, equity and inclusion within the travel industry. Over the past year Global Traveler analyzed many airlines, cruise lines and hotel brands to determine which companies prove most committed to changing the world through diversity and inclusion.
The Tampa EDITION recently launched two new offerings this festive season. Book the Holiday in the Sun promotion and receive complimentary valet, $50 in food and beverage credit, $50 in spa credit, and a signature EDITION Le Labo amenity. This offer runs through Jan. 5. Book here.
The Islands of Tahiti offer a range of captivating activities for travelers with diverse interests, from hiking to breathtaking waterfalls, riding horses on secluded beaches; swimming with sharks; or immersing in Polynesian culture through traditional dance, music and art. For watersports enthusiasts, the crystal-clear lagoons offer exhilarating experiences like surfing, kiteboarding and paddleboarding. And if you’re looking to relax, the pristine beaches, overwater bungalows and tropical sun offer the perfect setting. With 118 islands and atolls to explore, island hopping is an excellent way to experience the full diversity of The Islands of Tahiti. With its blend of adventure, culture and relaxation, The Islands of Tahiti offer a truly unique travel experience.
Going to Austin, Texas, soon? Hotel Van Zandt celebrates the season with a special deal. The To All a Free Night offer allows guests to extend their stay and receive a third night free when booking two nights. Running through Jan. 29, 2024, book this offer using promo code BONUSNT.