Notebook Power Adapter
Universal power adapters just keep getting niftier and niftier. The latest from iGo uses any standard wall, auto or airplane outlet and works with international plugs. Like all iGo adapters, it leverages the company’s patented tip technology and comes with a selection of popular notebook tips for use with a wide array of brands including Compaq, Dell, Gateway, HP and Toshiba. It also includes the new iGo dual-power accessory, so you can simultaneously charge your notebook and a low-power device, such as a mobile phone or MP3 player. And the retractable cord means you’re less likely to find yourself in a tangle. $129.99. (http://www.igo.com)
Inflight Power Recharger
Introducing yet another addition to the whata- great-idea list — a recharger that uses the audio output from the jack in your airplane, train or bus armrest as a power source to recharge a range of portable devices, including your iPod, BlackBerry or mobile phone. Just plug the cable into the jack, connect the other end to your device, and it converts the audio output into regulated USB power. $34.99. (http://www.inflightpower.com)
Samsung SC-MX10 Camcorder
This sleek, brand-new camcorder from the gadget gurus at Samsung caters specifically to the ever-expanding universe of video bloggers and YouTube enthusiasts. Small and simple to use, it includes a 512 MB memory card to get you started right out of the box, as well as PC software so you can start uploading video clips immediately to your blog or Web site. And at this price, it’s sure to pique the interest of Steven Spielberg wannabes everywhere. $299. (http://www.samsung.com)
Trackstick II Personal Tracker
From the geniuses-in-residence at Google comes this über-cool gadget, a tiny GPS recorder that tracks its own location, time, date, speed, heading and altitude at preset intervals. With more than 1Mb of memory, it can store months of travel information, so you can use it to create a quintessentially 21st-century travelogue while on vacation, or to trace your exact route when you’re hiking, biking or exploring a new city. Use it to import pictures and other information into Google Earth, Google’s geographic information tool (downloadable for free at earth.google.com), to create a whole new perspective of your journey. Powered by 24 orbiting satellites, it works anywhere on Earth. $179. (http://www.googleearthstore.com)
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.
SINCE ABOUT 2000, Hartsfield-Jackson Atlanta International Airport has been the busiest airport not only in the United States but also in the world. Each year more than 100 million passengers pass through the gateway, so it only makes sense the airport continues to evolve.
DON’T EXPECT TURIN TO FIT your image of Italy. It’s Italian, all right — the evening passeggiata and a love of good food and wine are alive and well. But you’ll look in vain for medieval cobbled streets, crumbling castles and works by Michelangelo (who never set foot here). Instead, although you’ll find some Roman ruins, you’ll also find a faux medieval village, a world-class film museum and a café life that rivals Vienna’s. You and your family will have fun here.
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.
TODAY, JUNIOR THERRIAULT calls Chicago home, where he serves as general manager of Juniper at Claridge House Hotel, but before arriving in the Windy City, he worked around the world, learning from the best professionals in the industry. In addition to hotels and Michelin-starred dining experience, Therriault also owned a successful catering business and boasts numerous wins from food competitions around the globe.
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DURING THE 1920S AND ’30S, Shanghai was known as the Paris of the Orient — glamorous and decadent with a vibrant nightlife. A century later, Shanghai still parties hard. Most bars and clubs stay open until 3 a.m.; some don’t close their doors until 5 a.m.