Introducing a private valet service that stores, cleans and ships your business attire. Create an account with the DUFL iOS app and receive your DUFL suitcase in the mail. Pack as usual (including toiletries) and schedule a pickup; your items are inventoried, professionally cleaned and stored in your personal closet, with all items viewable within the app, plus a list of personal items. Send all the items you like and select only those to be cleaned and sent to your next destination. When checking out, schedule a pickup and leave your suitcase at the hotel desk. Switch out your entire suitcase by scheduling a trip to your home, repacking and booking pickup. Only for travel within the United States. $99/roundtrip (including cleaning); $9.95/month storage.
Here’s a true conversation piece: the world’s first phone crafted from a single unit of Liquidmorphium, or Liquidmetal, an unbendable alloy stronger than titanium or steel, with peerless shock absorption and screen-breakage resistance. TRI’s Binnacle Ocean Master nano-coating technology provides an IPx8 waterproof rating and safe submersion in 30 feet of water. The phone features a side fingerprint sensor and magnetic charging and is just as sleek on the inside. Turing’s end-to-end authentication system creates a protected communications network entirely insulated from cyber threats and privacy intrusions, so users can exchange sensitive data with confidence. If your phone is lost or stolen, the data is rendered useless to anyone but you. Sold unlocked for use with any carrier. Available in 16GB, 64GB and 128GB versions. $610–810.
RAVPower RP-WD03 FileHub
This handy gizmo provides three useful tools in one: a travel router that turns any Ethernet jack you find into a WiFi hotspot; a 6,000mAH battery pack that keeps your devices humming along when you can’t juice them up elsewhere; and a file hub that lets you transfer files and wirelessly stream content (like music and movies) from a flash drive, hard drive or SD card to all your devices. At a sleek 5.4 ounces, it’s a must-have when you’re on the go. $59.99.
A Bluetooth-enabled motion-sensing device, SwingTIP is an effective, easy-to-use mobile golf swing analysis and training tool. It clips onto your golf club shaft and works with free mobile apps (iOS 7.0+ and Android OS 4.0+) to capture, record and analyze your swing, displaying 3D animation and video alongside key impact metrics and instructor-style analysis. Includes a wireless sensor, golf club shaft holster clip, fitting shims for smaller shafts and a free online account for tracking your performance and booking MobiCoach live remote lessons. $99.99.
New Orleans has a full roster of activities, events and festivals enticing guests throughout February and March.
IHG® Business Edge: Working Together with SMEs for a smarter way to manage travel
With Black History Month and Women’s History Month right around the corner, it’s time to highlight and recognize South African women working hard to make the travel industry better.
Since Cheval Blanc, an extraordinary, newly designed and refurbished 72-room hotel owned by Louis Vuitton Moet Hennessey, launched in September 2021, it has been the talk of the town. Le Tout-Paris remarks about its WOW factor … and the hard-to-get reservations for the 30 seats at Plenitude, the intimate, first-floor gastronomic outlet headed by chef Arnaud Donckele, who earned three Michelin stars at Cheval Blanc Saint Tropez. Reservations are also recommended for Limbar, the ground-floor bakery/café/tea shop/bar where we watched Pastry Chef Maxime Frédéric preparing desserts and an absolute must-have for dinner at Le Tout-Paris, the 7th-floor, all-day brasserie. This brightly colored space, with its raised seating and Fauve-like floor tiles and the adjacent Milanese restaurant, Langosteria, both have access to terraces facing the Seine River, with amazing views encompassing Notre Dame to the Eiffel Tower.
Located in the South Pacific, The Islands of Tahiti are just eight hours by air from California. Surrounded by pristine, crystal-clear blue waters, the 118 islands and atolls offer natural beauty, authentic island culture and unique French Polynesian style. The Islands of Tahiti are world-renowned for white-sand beaches, stunning turquoise lagoons and varied landscapes ranging from coral atolls to volcanic mountain peaks. Privacy comes naturally in The Islands of Tahiti and offers visitors the space to relax and reconnect and to be Embraced By Mana. Mana is the life force and spirit that connects all things in The Islands of Tahiti.
Nevada-based The Spa at Green Valley by Well & Being and The Spa at Red Rock by Well & Being celebrate the start of 2022 with new health, wellness and spa treatments available through March 31. Both spas offer an array of treatments for guests wanting to relax and unwind before 2022 kicks into full gear.
Now through Jan. 28, JEOPARDY! and Lindblad Expeditions team up for a viewer promotion, the JEOPARDY! Explore Alaska Sweepstakes. The contest will award 10 winners and their guests with an eight-day, small-ship cruise of Alaska’s coastal wilderness.
Go ahead, take a nice, deep breath. Because a Seabourn voyage is all about this moment you’ve come so far in life to embrace. It’s not an escape, it’s an arrival.
It’s time to start dreaming of your next trip. Here’s some destination inspiration for you. Take a visual journey through Santorini, Greece, with us.