Here’s a fun gizmo perfect for summer vacations: the GoPano micro, a lens for the iPhone 4 and 4S that enables you to create panoramic videos. Just snap the lens to your iPhone and tap “Record” to make cool, interactive, 360-degree videos. Record your next concert or sporting event, or make a streetview video in a new city. A specially curved mirror gathers light from all directions and funnels it into your iPhone’s camera — then the free GoPano app transforms this image into a live interactive scene where you control the view. Instantly upload and share your videos on the GoPano website and beyond. It’s a whole new way to come full circle. $79.95.
For the impeccably accessorized iPad (and its tech-savvy owner), consider the 2COOL iPad Case. Made to fit all three generations of the iPad, the case protects the cutting-edge tablet and features a silicone spill-resistant, dust-proof, built-in Bluetooth keyboard. With an ergonomic, adjustable viewing stand, the case lets you take advantage of all the benefits of a full-sized laptop without the added weight or neck strain. Available in black, brown, pink, red and white. $59.99.
Taking their cue from the 1980s but with a sleek, modern edge, these nifty Bluetooth headphones let you experience music wirelessly. They come with “apt-X on board,” which cleans up and adds depth, bass and treble to your Bluetooth music, matching CD-quality output. You can play, pause, next and back track remotely, right from your headphones. Take calls with the push of a button; music pauses and resumes after your call. Indoors, range up to 10 meters from your music device; outdoors, you’ll need your device on an armband. Available in sporty color combinations. Lifetime warranty. $99.
The first portable, water-resistant Bluetooth speaker on the market, the rugged, rough-and-tumble G-GO lets you take your favorite music anywhere and everywhere, from poolside to the beach and beyond — even into the shower. Powered by AA batteries, its Universal USB power port charges any USB-chargeable gadget from the G-GO, including iPhone, Android and BlackBerry devices. Available in black, white and metallic blue, exclusively at Target stores and the Target website. $69.
There may not be snow in Los Angeles this season, but Waldorf Astoria Beverly Hills is certainly full of the holiday spirit, with Christmas, Hanukkah and New Year’s events happening in the hotel’s gorgeous event spaces.
The Islands of Tahiti are among the most beautiful and sought-after vacation destinations in the world. The endless images of overwater bungalows with Bora Bora’s majestic peak towering over waters of every shade of blue have an intrinsic pull. But with 118 islands and atolls to explore, there is so much more to this spectacular region of the Pacific.
From the moment you step onboard Air Tahiti Nui’s Tahitian Dreamliner, you will be transported to The Islands of Tahiti. The French Polynesian carrier considered every detail to awaken its passengers’ senses, creating the feeling you are already on the Islands while 30,000 feet in the air.
Everyone loves a good Christmas tree, but these iconic hotels around the world take it one step further with designer-styled trees illuminating lobbies and public spaces, wowing all who enter. From Lela Rose to Louis Vuitton, don’t miss these ultra-luxury trees redefining tree decorating as we know it.
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.
United Airlines is in the midst of a major initiative to modernize its fleet over the next several years. After first announcing the plan in 2021, planes fitted with United’s signature interior are finally beginning to appear across the airline’s narrowbody fleet of Boeing and Airbus planes. United flyers are sure to notice these enhancements from the moment they step on board: Each new or updated plane sports remodeled seats, seatback entertainment screens for everyone, Bluetooth connectivity and more, all adding up to a better experience on every journey.
With the holidays right around the corner, travelers are preparing for holiday travels. For those looking for a last-minute getaway filled with holiday cheer, consider Croatia. With a variety of winter activities perfect for travelers and locals alike, the Christmas countdown in Croatia is in full swing. Leading up to Christmas, Advent in Croatia makes it even more worth your while to visit the country with free winter incentives. If you plan on visiting Croatia, here are five cities going all out for the holiday season: