Your hotel room becomes your gym when you pack FitDeck for your next trip. Each of the 50 cards in the deck spotlights an exercise for a specific muscle group; no equipment required. Shuffle the deck, pick 15 to 20 cards and feel the burn of this full-body workout. $18.95. (http://www.fitdeck.com)
Traveling with the Progio Training Companion is like traveling with a personal trainer. This portable, handheld device contains detailed descriptions and instructional videos of expert designed workouts that it displays on a color LCD screen. It tracks your progress and the length of your workouts, and it allows you to download additional fitness regimens from the Internet. Unit with 512 MB memory $399; unit with 1 GB memory and heart rate monitor $499. (http://www.progio.com)
The Mio Shape Elite helps you stay on top of your fitness and diet goals on the road. The sleek watch tracks your heart rate via a strapless heart rate monitor and features a calorie management tool that counts calories burned and consumed. $149.99. (http://www.miowatch.com)
The Athletic-Minded Traveler gives fitness enthusiasts the skinny on where to stay, work out and eat while traveling. The guide identifies the best hotel gyms, running routes with maps and mileage, healthy restaurants, fitness clubs and athletic retailers for purchasing or renting exercise equipment. Book $18.95; Web site subscription $2.95 per month or $19.95 per year. (http://www.athleticmindedtraveler.com)
At FXExpress Publications, Inc., we can’t wait to #ComeBacktoTravel, and we can’t wait for the travel industry and others to #ComeBacktoGT. Join us over the next several weeks as we entice you with photos from some of the places we’re most excited to visit. Take a visual journey through some of the Florida Keys’ most breathtaking sights with us, just in time for the June 1 reopening.
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.
People need a “chance to get some well-needed rest, relaxation and fresh air.” This is a sentiment we all likely share, as does the European Commission, the executive branch of the European Union. The EC included that phrase when it released its plan to help reopen Europe following the COVID-19 global pandemic. While most EU borders remain closed to international travel until at least mid-June, the EC’s plan starts with inter-Europe travel, and are non-binding recommendations and guidelines. European countries still have the final decision, so travelers are advised to check the restrictions of the countries they plan to visit. According to the EC, “blanket restrictions of free movement are replaced by targeted measures.”
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 cruise industry responds to the COVID-19 pandemic with updates on cancellations and rebooking policies. Here’s an update.
Star Clippers offers two complimentary hotel nights in Barbados or St. Maarten for Caribbean sailings December 2020–March 2022. For use before or after the cruise, the hotel deal also includes one breakfast and a ship transfer.
According to the U.S. Small Business Administration’s Office of Advocacy, small businesses create two-thirds of net new jobs and account for nearly 48 percent of the U.S. private sector workforce. And small- and medium-sized businesses outpace all other sectors as one of the fastest-growing in the United States. InterContinental® Hotels Group (IHG) goes above and beyond to create opportunities for this segment with its IHG® Business Edge program, voted Best Small- to Mid-Sized Business Program in Global Traveler’s 2019 GT Tested Reader Survey awards.
Two Florida hotels boast reopening offers as Florida begins its phased reopening.