Ipevo PoV Web Camera
This handy, über-portable Web cam lets you capture images and video from any angle and vantage point. Thanks to its pen-like design, the PoV Pointer Cam is easy to pick up and point at any subject. It can also rest on its base or be clamped to a laptop or monitor, and includes an integrated microphone to capture sound for shooting video clips or video-conferencing. The PoV is compatible with major instant-messaging applications including Yahoo! Messenger, AOL Instant Messenger, MSN Web Messenger and Windows Live Messenger. It also comes with Skype software to let you send snapshots to your Skype contacts right out of the box. And its tiny size is rivaled by its even smaller price. $39.99. (http://www.ipevo.com)
Zoombak A-GPS Universal Locator
Never worry about the ultimate fate of lost luggage again with this latest incarnation in “personal locator” technology, which harnesses the power of GPS and cellular know-how to let you quickly and accurately locate anything of importance that has gone astray. Small enough to be placed in a backpack, briefcase or pocketbook, or attached to a bicycle or golf bag, it provides you with real-time location information via the Web, email or text messages. How cool is that? $199.99 plus service, starting at $9.99 per month. (http://www.zoombak.com)
From the innovative crew at Planon — in the now-we’ve-seen-everything department — comes the world’s smallest fullpage printer. Measuring a sleek 1 inch high by 10.75 inches wide by 1.9 inches deep, and weighing less than 1.5 pounds, it easily synchs with laptops, PDAs and mobile phones to transfer images and documents using Bluetooth-enabled wireless connections or a standard USB connection. Utilizing Plan on’s Advanced Thermal Technology, it prints up to three full pages per minute with its self-contained 20-page roll and is powered by a rechargeable Lithium Ion battery. $299.99. (http://www.planon.com)
Casio G’zOne Boulder Phone
This rough-and-tumble phone is ready for any and every adventure. Shock, dust and water resistant, it boasts multimedia capabilities, micro SD and Bluetooth GPS, as well as a bright LED lantern and a unique E-compass feature. Whether you’re hiking through the wilderness or trying to find your way back to your hotel late at night in a foreign city, the G’zOne will point you in the right direction. Available in black or orange. $129.99 with two-year service agreement, exclusively through Verizon Wireless. (http://www.verizonwireless.com)
Vail Resorts opted to close all 37 resorts early in response to the current COVID-19 pandemic, but the mountain resort operator also wanted to give back to the community in the face of this adversity. The excess perishable food from the various properties was donated to 30 local food banks, schools and community organizations in the communities where Vail Resorts employees live, work and play. Fruit, vegetables, cheese, juice, granola bars and more went to mountain communities from Colorado and Vermont to British Columbia.
The city took its name from Athena, goddess of wisdom, strategy and war, and protector of the city. The financial, political and administrative center of the country and an all-powerful city-state in antiquity, Athens is a major center of culture. A visit to the first-ever museum dedicated to Byzantium, a stroll around the National Garden and a trip to the Olympeion archaeological site will take you back through time.
The airline industry responds to the COVID-19 pandemic with updates on cancellations, route capacity reductions and rebooking policies. Here’s an update.
IN A FIRST-OF-ITS-KIND PARTNERSHIP, Singapore Airlines and AeroFarms, the leader in indoor vertical farming, launched a Farm-to-Plane initiative to bring the world’s freshest inflight produce to Singapore flights from Newark International Airport and John F. Kennedy International Airport.
United Airlines’ environmentally friendly efforts lessen the impact on local U.S. communities.
While we may be physically restricted as to where we travel, that doesn’t stop the wandering spirit from feeling the need to explore. With the rise of virtual tourism, we can do just that — explore, but from home.
As a result of travel restrictions and drastic reductions in flights worldwide, Munich Airport is suffering from decreases in nearly every area of its operations. Take-offs and landings reached a low last week, with traffic plummeting to less than 10 percent of the number year over year. Passenger traffic is at 5 percent of last year’s level.
Looking for a truly unique travel experience and considering a new vehicle? The Volvo Overseas Delivery Program is the perfect solution to create your own adventure of a lifetime. Volvo allows you to custom order your new automobile tailored to fit your needs and desires. They will fly you to Sweden to pick up your Volvo so you can drive and explore Scandinavia and Europe on your terms for up to two weeks.
For the next several weeks, we are compiling the thoughts and experiences of our staff, writers and readers about the ongoing COVID-19 crisis. As a travel publication, we’ve all been affected during these difficult times, as have many of our clients, friends, partners and more.