TURNING OUR BACKS to Old Man Winter leaves us preparing to dance in the rains of April. This time of year is no cliché, and global citizens must sophisticatedly prepare for inclement weather conditions. Integration of technology into your lifestyle can lighten your load, reduce chaos and make your journey more relaxing. This month’s spoils offer a melodic celebration of fashion, style and luxury that intersects with technology.
Grabbing your trench coat is a necessary evil to combat the elements. Do the rain and the world a favor by broadcasting your best interpretation of military-influenced style. This season Reiss makes your selection of this wardrobe essential a bit easier with the Pisa and Almond trench coats. Almond, $500; Pisa, $540.
Brave the whistling winds in the Sandpoint Jacket by Canada Goose. The deep snorkel hood repels the elements while the lightweight yet durable fabrics keep you agile and on the move. $395 and up.
Be the leader of the pack. The women’s Outdry Ex Eco Jacket is the first high-performance, environmentally friendly rain jacket. Waterproof, breathable and fully seam-sealed, it covers all the bases. Increase your globility with the comforts of this gem in your wardrobe arsenal. $199.
The Pasotti parasol will literally have you monkeying around in the rain. Handmade in Italy, the Pasotti collection offers a unique assortment of umbrellas to fit your fancy. Sixty years of bespoke craftsmanship make Pasotti a must-have for your next inclement adventure. Dance in the rain with this gorgeous pinstriped work of art. $239.
LARRY D. THACKER
Drip Galaxy is the title of this work. Celebrate beauty and elements of rain in the confines of your home. A quick jaunt to northern Tennessee reveals the brilliant work of Larry D. Thacker, a native Tennessean who works primarily in paint and assemblage and leans toward abstract. Adorn the walls of your estate with this masterpiece. Art prices vary.
A beast, for sure, the Matador BeastL28 backpack is your perfect daypack. Feather-light at 20 ounces, the Beast boasts a 28-liter capacity (about 1 cubic foot), water-resistant exterior and premium Nifco hardware, all qualities you need to hit the ground running. $89.99.
Don’t let the vibrant colors fool you — this watch is not a game or a toy. Let’s just say you can spoil your wrist during your athleisure. The Casio GST-S110 features the strength and dignity of metal, making it practically indestructible. A new, irregularly shaped solar panel allows more exposure to light regardless of the watch’s hand positions. $130.
RADO WATCH CO.
A trilogy of silicon nitride ceramic, anodized aluminum and hardened titanium work in sync to create the HyperChrome Ultra-Light watch by Rado. Scratches are inevitable on most timepieces. Rest assured your wrist will be evergreen and flawless due to the scratch-resistant ceramic. $2,850.
Supercharge your computing experience with the Xplore XSLATE R12 tablet PC. The two-in-one device gives you all the high-performance capabilities and complete computing functions in a single platform. Xplore tablets are MILSTD- 810G-tested for resistance against a variety of extreme environmental elements, so you can trust this family of mobile rugged tablets to preserve the integrity of your personal files. Finally, a breed that can handle your vigorous movement and demands. $2,695 and up.
At FXExpress Publications, Inc., we can’t wait to #ComeBacktoTravel, and we can’t wait for the travel industry and others to #ComeBacktoGT. Join us over the next several weeks as we entice you with photos from some of the places we’re most excited to visit. Take a visual journey through some of London’s most breathtaking sights with us.
United Airlines’ environmentally friendly efforts lessen the impact on local U.S. communities.
Omni Orlando Resort at ChampionsGate gets a new look this fall, with renovations planned for all guestrooms, villas, public spaces and meeting rooms. The next phase of the property’s renovations begins in June and is expected to elevate the overall guest experience. Guestroom renovations are scheduled to wrap up in early fall, while meeting and function space, as well as lobby, renovations were completed over the winter.
The cruise industry responds to the COVID-19 pandemic with updates on cancellations and rebooking policies. Here’s an update.
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.
A new partnership between Four Seasons Resort Seychelles at Desroches Island and Tropicsurf gives guests at the property yet another fun activity to enjoy throughout the year. Tropicsurf provides a variety of surfing programs, including 60-minute, introductory lessons for beginners, as well as programming for more confident surfers.
Belmond introduced its Tomorrow Time Travel Pass to allow travelers to start planning for the future. With no expiration date and available across Belmond’s portfolio, Tomorrow Time Travel Passes are both gift cards and e-cards; travelers receive a bonus $100 voucher when purchasing a $500 gift card, or $200 when spending more than $1,000.
Finding a beachfront Punta Cana all-inclusive resort for all ages can be daunting when you want to take home great memories with loved ones but also experience a sophisticated escape. Now, you can have both thanks to a new resort: Finest Punta Cana.
New research from the Global Business Travel Association shows a bit of optimism for the travel industry. GBTA conducted its seventh poll (since the start of the COVID-19 pandemic) of its membership May 13–15, and received 1,705 member company responses.