Whether you’re heading back to the office, on a trip or to some other new version of normal, do so in style. Check this list for something you can use to ease out of the house and back into reality.
Sneaker LAB – Sneaker Wipes: $8
Designed for on-the-go cleaning, Sneaker LAB’s sneaker wipes can be taken anywhere and clean most materials, including leather, canvas, suede and nubuck. Created in South Africa, these wipes cleanse and protect footwear, and in a world of increasing concern for hygiene, a great natural way to take care of your shoes, as well as the home and luggage in which they are stored.
For that traveler you know that’s always cold, especially on an airplane, the Ultralight Nomadix towel is a great sustainable gift. Use the towel as an in-flight blanket, picnic blanket, beach cover and all-purpose anything in between — it’s the remote work blanket you didn’t know you needed. The Nomadix towel can do the job of a few items, cutting down space in your carry-on bag. It packs down small to be taken anywhere, and is made with recycled plastic bottles, so you know it’s durable.
Whether getting back to work and travel on a limited schedule or full steam ahead, this backpack is designed to keep up. The Coalatree Compass backpack is ready for travel, the office or your commute, with padded sleeves to fit a laptop up to 17 inches and a 10-inch tablet. There are also secured compartments tucking away important documents from strangers, while offering easy access for the wearer. The backpack even includes two hydration sleeves on the sides and is made from a blend of durable, slash-proof, water-resistant material, keeping contents safe and dry.
We took a taxi to the Halekulani from the airport. At the entrance, the Halekulani team was ready, willing and able to take our bags and swiftly set us up for registration, escorting us to our room, No. 1657. I had last stayed at the Halekulani years earlier, and I have a lot of fond memories. Halekulani is a mainstay on the edge of Waikiki, and I have always considered it a haven from all the bustle. You can walk almost anywhere and return for the serenity here.
IHG® Business Edge provides small- to midsized enterprises with benefits and confidence to navigate the evolving business travel environment.
The Chatwal Lodge will debut in Bethel, New York, 90 miles north of New York City, April 1, 2021. The lodge, nestled on a 30-acre, environmentally protected piece of land, offers panoramic views and a quiet mountain sanctuary.
According to the U.S. Small Business Administration’s Office of Advocacy, small businesses create two-thirds of net new jobs and account for nearly 48 percent of the U.S. private sector workforce. And small- and medium-sized businesses outpace all other sectors as one of the fastest-growing in the United States. InterContinental® Hotels Group (IHG) goes above and beyond to create opportunities for this segment with its IHG® Business Edge program, voted Best Small- to Mid-Sized Business Program in Global Traveler’s 2019 GT Tested Reader Survey awards.
It’s safe to say 2020 has been a wild ride. As a result, Amangiri, in Canyon Point, Utah, developed a solution to usher in a more peaceful 2021: a Restorative Sleep Retreat, Dec. 16–19.
ON THE GROUND: I was invited to fly to Doha to see the unveiling of the new plans for the expansion of Hamad International Airport. Due to a family commitment, I had to leave a little later than others who were attending, and I therefore only had a few days in Qatar. The timing of this flight in the evening was perfect and allowed me to fulfill my family duties and then head to Philadelphia International Airport. I really am pleased and feel fortunate we have this direct service from Philadelphia to the Middle East; it makes travel so much easier, and the Qatar Airways service is super.
Though air travel slowed as airports temporarily closed and borders shuttered to stifle the spread of coronavirus, the airline industry — led by oneworld alliance member airlines — enacted enhanced protective measures to reduce risk and protect passengers.
The question when considering options for entertainment in New Orleans after the workday wraps up is less “What can I do?” and more “How can I fit it all in?” With the unofficial motto of “Laissez les bon temps rouler” (“Let the good times roll”), The Big Easy offers a wealth of opportunities to dine, imbibe, dance, listen, learn, gamble or just hang out in several different neighborhoods. Most first-time visitors to the Crescent City zero in on its oldest district, the French Quarter.