With the winter months upon us, you probably spend more time indoors than before, which means air quality inside your home can take a nosedive. The Pure Fan Auto from Blueair promises to remove common pollutants using dual filtration technology, making sure the air you breathe is fresh and clean. It takes just 20–30 minutes to purify an average room, and then you can set it to auto mode, so the purifier increases speed when it detects higher particle levels. It also boasts night mode, which Blueair says is quieter than a whisper at 25 decibels — and is fairly portable too, weighing just more than 10 pounds and measuring 15.5 by 12.9 by 11.2 inches. $299.99.
If you fancy a smartwatch but are put off by the techy aesthetic, the Garmin Vívomove Trend could be what you’ve been looking for. It has the functionality of the brand’s famed fitness watches but in a more elegant package. Available in a huge combination of colors, the Vívomove Trend looks like an analog watch until you tap it to reveal dual-color touch displays. It tracks health metrics such as your heartbeat and also supports contactless payments. $299.99.
This OLED Sony TV has garnered rave reviews since its release, earning praise for its top-notch image and sound quality. It even overcomes a common problem with OLED models — namely their poor performance in bright light — performing well even under demanding conditions. The larger 65-inch model is modest compared to some of the TVs on the market, but it’s plenty big enough for most people, and the performance is best in class. $2,999.
Hydration has become a key wellness trend in recent years, with personal water bottles skyrocketing in popularity. One issue is how to keep them clean, but LARQ has come up with a sleek solution. By building in a UV-C light, the brand’s bottle sanitizes itself as well as the water inside, all in one minute. Just charge it once a month to keep it working. Another bonus: The insulated design means your drink will stay hot or cold longer. 17-ounce, $99; 25-ounce, $118.
As first-time restaurateurs, but with plenty of hospitality-related experience, Ria and Kevol (Kev) Graham were not entirely comfortable opening their first restaurant in the Brooklyn neighborhood of Williamsburg, where several upscale restaurants and 5-star hotel dining is just a block away. And to make matters worse, they opened in July 2020, when New York City was in the middle of the COVID-19 pandemic.
Incentive travel has long been a way for organizations to drive sales and reward employees with opulent trips to exotic destinations. Today it encompasses even more.
In addition to intimate settings, smaller staff-to-passenger ratios, and personalized food and beverage options, river cruises have the advantage of providing a deeper dive into a region’s culture, food and history. The Rhine, Rhône and Danube in Europe and the Mississippi River and St. Lawrence in North America have much to offer travelers with their itineraries, tying together beloved cities and lesser-known destinations along their routes.
As another phenomenal year of travel comes to an end, it’s time, as always, for Global Traveler to celebrate and award those who do it best as we announce the 2023 winners of the GT Tested Reader Survey awards. But that's not the only cause for celebration here: We've hit another major milestone, as this marks our 20th year honoring the best of the best inn world of travel!
IHG Hotels & Resorts is thrilled to announce the launch of a new mobile product feature for members: IHG Wi-Fi Auto Connect. This feature is now available exclusively in the IHG One Rewards mobile app for both iOS and Android users and will automatically connect IHG One Rewards members to WiFi upon arrival at more than 5,000 IHG hotels worldwide — no separate passwords or log-ins needed. This is in addition to the exciting benefits of being an IHG Business Edge member. IHG Business Edge provides small- and medium-sized businesses access to a user-friendly portal that displays comprehensive spending and savings data while providing the convenience of direct booking with a guaranteed discount.
The highly anticipated GT Tested Reader Survey has more reason to celebrate in 2024 than ever before. This year marks the 20th anniversary of our GT Tested Reader Survey awards, with many of the winning brands earning milestone accolades for years of dedicated and consistent service.
If you’re dreaming about a trip to Japan, you’re not alone. Last month, Japan welcomed 2.52 million visitors — more than doubling the pre-COVID-19 levels of February 2020. My teenagers and I started planning our Thanksgiving week vacation to Tokyo six months ago after I scored amazing round-trip tickets on United Airlines using miles. Never having been to Japan, I crowdsourced tips and recommendations from friends before we left; I also learned a lot during our recent trip. Here are seven useful tips to know before you go:
Nashville’s once-modest skyline continues to evolve as its luxury market grows. Lavish hotel properties are added to the landscape while acclaimed chefs stake claim in the robust culinary scene and premier cultural offerings round out the city’s repertoire.
One thing surprising about the Prince Edward Island capital is its abundance of shops specializing in affordable, fashion-forward jewelry rendered in sterling silver, vermeil, 14K gold and semi-precious stones. Whether you prefer delicate pieces or bold wearable art, you can be assured the pieces for sale are inspired by the maritime island setting and, therefore, specific to the place where they are created. Here are a few shining, woman-owned examples: