Looking for dazzling design with your technology? This PC may be right up your aesthetic alley. Tough yet beautiful, the HP Envy 14 Spectre uses lightweight, scratch-resistant glass on the lid, display, palm rest and HP ImagePad — an industry first. The 14-inch highdefinition HP Radiance Display offers better brightness and wider viewing angles than traditional notebooks. An HP Radiance Backlit keyboard works with an advanced proximity sensor to sense your presence, lighting up when you approach and dimming after you leave. Blazingly fast, it’s powered by the latest Intel Core processors, weighs less than 4 pounds and includes up to 256GB of storage. There’s even a concierge technical support phone line dedicated to HP Envy users. Starts at $1,399.99.
The tedium of submitting business expenses can drive even the most seasoned traveler to distraction, but this innovative system couldn’t be easier. Download the software, take a photo of your receipt with your smartphone, hit “submit,” and ABUKAI Expenses automatically creates your expense reports, entering cost categorization, date, vendor and other information and automatically converting currency. The report gets sent via email to your preferred email address along with PDF receipt images. $39/year.
Now you can place your phone on your wrist in an easily accessible and navigable interface. Compatible with all Android phones including the Sony Xperia S and Xperia ion, this micro display lets you wirelessly access calls, messages and applications with just a tap, touch or swipe. Just 8mm thin and available with a wristband or clip, SmartWatch lets you see who wants to reach you when it isn’t practical to, well, hold the phone. With access to Android Market, you can customize your SmartWatch with stock updates, breaking news or weather — all on your wrist. $150.
From the powerhouse of the portable power industry comes a 14-ounce portable recharger paired with a 13.5-watt solar panel that supplies direct-to-laptop charging and 50 watt-hours of power storage. In addition to the “Power Port,” there are DC and AC (with inverter) outputs plus upgraded USB ports that output 1A of power — enough for two extra hours of entertainment on a tablet. The Sherpa 50 charges fully via solar panel in five to 10 hours or within two to three hours via wall outlet and delivers 10 hours of activity on a smartphone, 25 hours of music on an iPod or an extra hour of life on a dying laptop. Available in June. $249.99.
Expansion plans involving a new 14-gate concourse at Mineta San Jose International Airport in California must clear environmental review before moving forward.
United Airlines’ environmentally friendly efforts lessen the impact on local U.S. communities.
Hyatt Regency Barcelona Tower opened following full renovations to its 280 guestrooms and public spaces. The property is the second Hyatt Regency in Spain. The hotel sits in a Barcelona skyline landmark, a 29-story tower topped with a glass dome that provides travelers with 360-degree views and an unparalleled dining experience.
Opened this past November, Osaka Excel Tokyu Hotel rethinks the classic Japanese business hotel format in a delightful way. While the basic design concept is rooted in generations-old Japanese aesthetics, its wow factor comes from the interior designers’ approach of filtering them through a kaleidoscope. This effect is accomplished with ornate hexagonal lamps, carpeting with geometric shape motifs and pops of happy gold and blue hues. The lobby adds to that with a whimsical, but sophisticated mix of artwork and decorative ornaments, with a color palette and ornamentation that extends to 364 private rooms and suites throughout 17 floors.
Since 1970, Goway Travel has been committed to providing customized travel experiences for world travelers. Few things are better evidence of this commitment than being awarded the 2019 Trazees award for Favorite Tour Operator. Goway Travel heartily thanks the readers of Trazee Travel for this honor and for their confidence in Goway’s work in creating travel memories that’ll last a lifetime.
In an age where airlines continually look for new ways to increase connectivity and offer passengers more options, a new agreement gives United Airlines passengers the ability to book spots on 68 Vistara-operated flights to 26 destinations in India. The agreement goes into effect Feb. 28.
Reconnect with nature and step outside your comfort zone at Palmaïa, The House of AïA. The new Riviera Maya resort focuses on inner exploration and a respect for nature, offering visitors an array of experiences promoting self-discovery and spiritual wellness.
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.
Qatar Airways is expanding this year, adding eight new destinations to its network. The list includes: