GARMIN VÍVOSMART 3
When it comes to specialized fitness trackers, the Garmin Vívosmart 3 is one of the best around. The touchscreen tracker is completely waterproof, so you can wear it in the swimming pool, the shower and the gym. The tech automatically monitors different types of activity, plus a built-in heart-rate monitor gives you a stress rating. There are many fitness trackers on the market, but the Vívosmart 3 comes into its own in the gym, with a strength training mode that counts reps, sets and rest times. All of the data is available on the great Garmin Connect app. $119.99.
HAIBIKE SDURO HARDSEVEN 4.0
Electric bikes are becoming more and more common in our cities, but what if you want to go farther than ever before off-road? Electric mountain bikes like the SDURO HardSeven 4.0 are light and powerful enough to take you up hill and down dale, and 120mm Suntour XCR suspension forks mean it can handle the rough stuff, too. A Bosch Performance CX motor brings the latest technology to the drive train, and 180mm Tektro Hydraulic disk brakes help you safely handle the speed. $2,799.
Widely regarded as the best television on the market, this OLED model from LG received rave reviews for its picture quality and strong bright-room performance. It’s available in 55-, 65- and 77-inch models; but whichever size you choose, you’re getting a whole lot of TV. With 4K Cinema HDR, Dolby Atmos sound and LG ThinQ artificial intelligence, you’ll be hard-pressed to find a stronger performer in a crowded field. From $2,299.
HUAWEI MATEBOOK X PRO
This latest effort from Huawei looks set to take the business laptop by storm, thanks to a combination of impressive power and great design at an accessible price. The 13.9-inch touchscreen display has almost no bezel, and there’s a pop-up camera that looks like a key on the keyboard. Under the hood, the premium $1,500 model packs in Intel Core i7 processing, 16GB RAM and a 512GB SSD, as well as NVIDIA GeForce MX150 graphics. Not only does it look impressive, the MateBook X Pro packs a real punch. From $1,200.
GBTA’s Convention 2021 will bring the business travel industry together for the first time in a long time. Once again, you’ll learn and connect with experts and each other, along with discussions with leading thinkers, entrepreneurs and change makers addressing the issues that matter most.
I imagine that when writer Hans Christian Andersen mused, “Life itself is the most wonderful fairy tale,” he was standing at the edge of Copenhagen’s historic Tivoli Gardens, one of his favorite haunts, enlivened by the swirl of human happiness that surrounded him: children laughing; carousels spinning; games of chance played for prizes; lovers holding hands; hungry people whispering over sweets, hot drinks, beer and towering, open-faced smørrebrød, Denmark’s quintessential sandwich. That fairy tale lives on today at the second-oldest amusement park in the world, a spectacle of folly architecture, bakeries, gardens, rides, restaurants, puppet shows and joy ... and which also happens to be one of the city’s most storied places to convene for business.
The restored Park Hyatt Toronto reopened its doors, bringing luxury, sophistication and glamour alongside a nod to the hotel’s Canadian heritage. Alessandro Munge of Studio Munge collaborated on the hotel’s refresh, drawing inspiration from Canada’s seasons and natural landscapes.
Since its prestige for attracting the world elite grew in the 1960s, Greece remains the go-to destination for glittering holidays. Each step of the journey is enrobed in luxury, from culinary traditions with the highest standard of execution and name-brand, high-end shopping to first-rate wellness locales and elite accommodations, like 5-star hotels, private villas and yachts.
I recently dined at Irwin’s in Philadelphia. The restaurant is located on the rooftop of the Bok Building, a former school turned collective of small businesses, non-profits, artist workshops, a bar and restaurant. I previously visited Bok for the bar and yoga classes, and I was excited to experience the restaurant.
Cathay Pacific reaffirms its commitment to reaching net-zero carbon emissions by 2050 with a pledge to use Sustainable Aviation Fuel for 10 percent of its total fuel consumption by 2030. The airline has made pioneering efforts in supporting SAF development for more than 10 years.
Without a doubt, the pandemic changed the role of airports in the travel industry. Hamad International Airport’s role evolved in many ways since the pandemic hit. Now, more than ever, airports are responsible for creating a secure passenger experience. As the gateway to Qatar and the world, the safety and wellbeing of staff and passengers has always been at the core of Hamad International Airport’s strategy.
Arriving early afternoon in Puerto Rico, we jumped in an Uber and took a short, 15-minute drive from the airport to La Concha. As it was Tuesday, the streets were not too busy and the hotel lobby was calm. During the weekend, the scene likely would have been more bustling. We were greeted by a staff member who requested proof of vaccination and government-issued ID, and were given a wristband to indicate we were fully vaccinated. All guests are required to be vaccinated and wear masks at all times while moving around the hotel. Hand sanitizer stations were placed around the lobby, in elevators and in each common area.