Listen up! A cool idea that’s long overdue, this speaker mounts to a helmet, creating a fantastic audio experience that lets your favorite bikers, skiers or snowboarders enjoy music while still being aware of their surroundings. It easily connects to iPods, MP3 players and mobile phones wirelessly via Bluetooth technology. Powered by a LiPoly battery with five hours of playtime, it comes with a USB charge cable, two mounting harnesses and an audio cable. $99.99.
Zoom Q3 HD Handy Video Recorder
This brand-new gadget makes a great stocking-stuffer for those in the know: It’s the only handheld to record both HD video and HD audio (24-bit/96kHz), transforming home movies, live musical performances, sporting events or travel videos into truly immersive movies that look and sound hyper-realistic. This “best in class” point-and-shoot features both full HD 1080p at 30 frames per second and 720p at 30 or 60 fps. Zoom’s exclusive “Concert Lighting” setting allows the camera to capture clear, detailed videos, even in light-intensive environments that would cause most camcorders to wash out. A new, icon-based user interface makes the Q3 HD easy and intuitive: Turn it on its side to watch videos in 16:9 format on its color LCD screen or use the built-in HDMI port for output to your HDTV. The Q3 HD also has a built-in USB 2.0 cable to transfer, view and edit your movies on your PC or Mac. $299.99.
These show-stopping SITi (standard issue titanium) beauties will be music to the ears of your favorite audiophile this holiday. Engineered to provide a superior listening experience within a one-of-a-kind bullet casing design, they offer a tight, low and thundering bass and accurate, enveloping sound. Each SITi earphone is individually machined from a solid piece of high-density copper alloy, coated in titanium and outfitted with a neodymium 9mm driver and noise-isolating SiliconeHollowPoints. Available in equally chic dark silver and deep gold, they come with replacement tips. $159.
The perfect present for the diehard football fan who has everything, this wireless handheld device streams live football on a digital TV channel, letting you take the game in your own hands and watch every play up close, right as it happens. Granted, it works only within the stadium, but it sure beats paying the price for front-row seats. FanVision allows you to view instant replays from multiple angles and provides access to out-of-town games selected by your team as well as the NFL Red Zone Channel, fantasy football updates, exclusive highlight reels — even a cheerleader cam! A sharp 4.3-inch screen and six-hour battery life let you watch the whole game clearly and vividly, even in bright daylight. Already more than a dozen NFL teams have signed on — visit the website to see if your team is one of them. $199 (introductory price).
FOUNDED IN 1534, QUITO sits at almost 10,000 feet, making it the second-highest capital city in the world. Located just 14 miles south of the equator, the city enjoys a spring-like climate year-round, from the cool 50s at night to the low 80s during the day. With a consistent 12 hours of daylight, Quito is, literally, one of the greenest cities in the world.
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.
While we wait patiently for the go-ahead to travel, Crystal Cruises offers some home-bound programming with [email protected]. The virtual cruise experience was created to appease the wandering traveler’s eye and inspire future vacation plans, all from the comfort of home — a growing theme in the industry, but a novel idea in the cruising world.
A new report shows the country’s most miserable airports: Newark (EWR), Chicago O’Hare (ORD) and LaGuardia (LGA) rank near the top of the list.
United Airlines’ environmentally friendly efforts lessen the impact on local U.S. communities.
THE LABELS ON SOME OF TODAY’S wine bottles sport a relatively new vocabulary, one that explains how the grapes were grown and made into wine. They include such terms as sustainable, organic and biodynamic, among others, and they warrant some explanation. Were the grapes grown by sustainable farming? Were they sprayed with organic fertilizers? Is the wine biodynamic? A number of the terms are new to many consumers. Some are controlled by the U.S. government; others are not. For simple definitions of this relatively new vocabulary, consider the following.
Kempinski Hotels are recognizing KEMPINSKI DISCOVERY members during this time of crisis: In case of interrupted stays, members of the loyalty program will not only be recognized for nights effectively stayed, but also for the nights they had to cut short.
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.
Two Florida Resorts, Naples Grande Beach Resort and Cheeca Lodge & Spa, See Trend of Rescheduling as Opposed to Canceling in Light of COVID-19 Outbreak
Good news is welcome in these times of uncertainty, and at least two Florida resorts, Naples Grande Beach Resort and Cheeca Lodge & Spa, are finding most travelers are opting to reschedule upcoming events and stays rather than cancel — a bright outlook for the travel industry to bounce back quickly once the COVID-19 pandemic is over.