Now here’s a great idea: CarryQuote’s CNBC Pro is a ground-breaking mobile application that provides you with on-the-go, affordable access to real-time global market data from over 100 exchanges worldwide. It covers all asset classes and 95 percent of the world’s markets and also offers live CNBC global programming and price and news alerts. CarryQuote’s unique relationships with financial exchanges provide data snapshots rather than streams, enabling CarryQuote to deliver the exact same data from the exact same global sources at a fraction of the price of the traditional market data suppliers. You can track your favorite securities, in real time, with access to integrated charts, live CNBC and related news headlines. And real-time interactive and historical charts offer custom timeframes from one day to five years, including pre- and post-market trading. There’s also an enterprise version for financial institutions and their clients. Available on BlackBerry; other mobile versions coming soon. Monthly plans start at $29.99.
A sleek, rechargeable battery pack for the iPhone 4 that doubles as a protective case, the InCharge Mobile boasts one of the largest battery capacities for iPhone 4 chargers on the market at 2300 mAh, the equivalent of one full charge. Features include an integrated stand for landscape viewing and FaceTime chatting, LED battery status indicator and a micro USB cable for charging and syncing. $79.99.
This über-cool smartpen captures everything you hear and write to provide quick and accurate access to important information. When you take notes at a meeting, it records not only what you write but what’s being said around you; your notes then become fully searchable and easy to reference. Available with either 4GB of memory (400 hours) or 8GB (800 hours), it has a standard 3.5 mm headphone jack; a new, streamlined design; and a flat underside to prevent rolling. With the Livescribe application Paper Tablet (only available on the Echo), the smartpen can be used as a mouse to mark up slides, presentations, PDFs and more. Want to convert handwriting to text? MyScript for Livescribe (not included) converts ink handwriting into texts in 26 languages, which can then be copied into Microsoft Word, email and text messages. Livescribe also offers a wide range of new and useful apps, such as a travel phrases application, which can act as a translator. $149.95 (4GB); $199.95 (8GB).
A nifty protective case for iPad that easily transforms into a highly adaptable and practical mounting device, the Freedom lets you mount and view your iPad virtually anywhere, including on car seats, airplane seats and walls. Whether you’re at home, in a hotel or on the go, Freedom provides a secure, flexible and instantly accessible mounting system that lets you position your iPad where and when you need it. $49.99
Climbing along the coast, I was trying to snap pictures of the cool-blue Puerto Vallarta waters outside my car window (I know, it never works) when we started winding along stone walls draped in jungle-like foliage. Annoyed my view was blocked, I looked around to see where we were just as we were parking at Hotel Mousai — I audibly gasped. The all-glass, chic and incredibly grand entrance was so well-secluded, it somehow snuck up on me.
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.
Three weeks after welcoming the first international flights since its borders closed, Saint Lucia’s government reinforced its mandatory travel protocol messaging. The island also launched an informative video with on-island footage of the actual travel experience.
United Airlines plans to bump up its capacity by 4 percent month over month in September; this will account for 37 percent of its schedule compared to the year prior.
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.
Yonder, a reimagined outdoor lodging and camping experience in southern Utah, is set to open Sept. 1. Located on scenic Highway 12 on the grounds of an old drive-in movie theater, Yonder will boast 10 custom Airstreams, 22 modern cabins and 67 RV camping sites. The property also features 2,000 square feet of communal space, with a clubhouse and bathhouse, general store, “drive-in” movie theater, resort pool, hot tub and bonfire pits.
As of July 23, St. Regis Bora Bora Resort is open and ready for travelers. With new precautions, protocols and guidelines regarding guest and staff safety, health and wellness, the resort confidently welcomes travelers to the beloved resort, while showcasing refreshed overwater villas and Iridium Spa.
IHG® Business Edge provides small- to midsized enterprises with benefits and confidence to navigate the evolving business travel environment.
The 1985 song “One Night in Bangkok” mentions many of the overindulgences of this city. One of them is massage parlors. Today, however, a Thai massage is considered an activity that improves one’s physical and mental well-being. The city has shed its former reputation as a place of wild nightlife and decadence, over the past few decades emerging as a major center for international commerce, wellness initiatives and tourism.