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.
FOUNDED IN 1534, QUITO sits at almost 10,000 feet, making it the second-highest capital city in the world. Located just 14 miles south of the equator, the city enjoys a spring-like climate year-round, from the cool 50s at night to the low 80s during the day. With a consistent 12 hours of daylight, Quito is, literally, one of the greenest cities in the world.
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While we wait patiently for the go-ahead to travel, Crystal Cruises offers some home-bound programming with [email protected]. The virtual cruise experience was created to appease the wandering traveler’s eye and inspire future vacation plans, all from the comfort of home — a growing theme in the industry, but a novel idea in the cruising world.
A new report shows the country’s most miserable airports: Newark (EWR), Chicago O’Hare (ORD) and LaGuardia (LGA) rank near the top of the list.
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.
THE LABELS ON SOME OF TODAY’S wine bottles sport a relatively new vocabulary, one that explains how the grapes were grown and made into wine. They include such terms as sustainable, organic and biodynamic, among others, and they warrant some explanation. Were the grapes grown by sustainable farming? Were they sprayed with organic fertilizers? Is the wine biodynamic? A number of the terms are new to many consumers. Some are controlled by the U.S. government; others are not. For simple definitions of this relatively new vocabulary, consider the following.
Kempinski Hotels are recognizing KEMPINSKI DISCOVERY members during this time of crisis: In case of interrupted stays, members of the loyalty program will not only be recognized for nights effectively stayed, but also for the nights they had to cut short.
United Airlines’ environmentally friendly efforts lessen the impact on local U.S. communities.
Two Florida Resorts, Naples Grande Beach Resort and Cheeca Lodge & Spa, See Trend of Rescheduling as Opposed to Canceling in Light of COVID-19 Outbreak
Good news is welcome in these times of uncertainty, and at least two Florida resorts, Naples Grande Beach Resort and Cheeca Lodge & Spa, are finding most travelers are opting to reschedule upcoming events and stays rather than cancel — a bright outlook for the travel industry to bounce back quickly once the COVID-19 pandemic is over.