ANOVA PRECISION COOKER
Sous-vide cooking — sealing food in a plastic bag and cooking it in hot water — means you can slow-cook for hours with precise results. The Precision Cooker from Anova takes the idea and brings it into the 21st century. You can control the WiFi-enabled device from anywhere using a companion app, plus it clips onto the side of any pan before easily packing away for storage. Pop a meal into the cooker before work and program the device to have dinner ready when you walk through the door. $129.
If you have an interest in wine but struggle to recognize the distinct characteristics of each bottle, MyOeno is here to help. Dip the small scanner into your wine glass and it can measure different properties, such as acidity or the level of tannins, which it displays in its free app. MyOeno makes a great gift for wine fans who want to take their interest to the next level. $99.
CORAVIN WINE PRESERVATION SYSTEM
This incredible device was invented by an MIT nuclear engineering grad who decided to turn his considerable intellect to wine. Coravin lets you drink just one glass from a bottle of wine without spoiling the rest. It’s perfect for when you want to have a special glass without committing to drinking the whole bottle. It’s also great for cutting down on your alcohol intake, as there is no longer pressure to finish a bottle before it spoils. From $199.95.
AEROGARDEN HARVEST ELITE WIFI
This indoor gardening system means you can grow your own herbs, vegetables and salad greens no matter where you live. The soil-free system uses more than 100 LEDs to create perfect growing conditions inside your home. WiFi connectivity allows a companion app to guide you through the growing process, up to five times faster than in normal soil. It’s a great way to brighten up your home and keep healthy foods in stock. $200.
Situated deep within the Scottish Highlands, just steps from many lakes and mountains, lies 57 Nord. This collection of two design-led boutique hideaways blends the region’s Norse-Gael heritage by incorporating Scottish craftsmanship, modern Scandinavian design and panoramic views into both structures.
Experience the beauty of Alaska and save 60 percent off cruise fares on your second and fourth guests. Plus, drinks, WiFi and tips are all included.
Oslo’s Art Deco connections just grew stronger with the opening of Sommerro, housed within a historic building in the city’s West End neighborhood of Frogner. The structure itself was once the location of the city’s original electrical company, Oslo Lysverker. The conversion to urban, luxury lodging features 231 guestrooms, 56 residences, seven restaurant and bar options, and meeting and event spaces for up to 150 people. There’s also a 100-seat gilded theater and expansive wellness space, including a full-service gym and Oslo’s first, year-round rooftop pool, sauna and terrace.
Key West International Airport recently held a groundbreaking ceremony to mark the start of its $100 million expansion. Roman Gastesi, administrator, Monroe County; Richard Strickland, director of airports; and others attended the ceremony and outlined details of the Concourse A terminal expansion project.
Adventure tour operator Explore Worldwide recently conducted a study to find the most underrated travel experiences around the world. The operator analyzed more than 350 lesser-known destinations and experiences across more than 130 countries, ranking them based on how high its Trip Advisor score fared against how many people actually reviewed the activity and how many Google searches the experience received.
Lodging and hospitality company Angama announced the November 2023 opening of Angama Amboseli, an intimate, 10-suite lodge set in Kenya’s private, 5,700-acre Kimana Sanctuary, against the iconic backdrop of Mount Kilimanjaro, located just across the border in Tanzania.
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There is nothing better than the gift of travel. Instead of giving your loved ones material items, give them an experience they will never forget. This year, Emerald Cruises offers excellent Black Friday deals on Europe and Southeast Asia river cruises, as well as on the latest collection of luxury ocean yacht sailings on Emerald Azzurra and Emerald Sakara.