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).
Adventure tour operator Explore Worldwide recently conducted a study to find the most underrated travel experiences around the world. The operator analyzed more than 350 lesser-known destinations and experiences across more than 130 countries, ranking them based on how high its Trip Advisor score fared against how many people actually reviewed the activity and how many Google searches the experience received.
Sweet tea. Soul food. Y'all. Sound familiar? Though these words and phrases are commonly associated with the South, it's understood in any language. If you're seeking a city abroad that will enchant you, capture your attention from start to finish and welcome everyone as family, we cordially invite you to visit Savannah.
It’s time to start dreaming of your next trip. Here’s some destination inspiration for you. Take a visual journey through Buenos Aires, Argentina, with us.
Philadelphia International Airport announced a new Chase Sapphire Lounge by The Club is coming to the airport. Created in collaboration with PHL, MarketPlace PHL, Chase and Airport Dimensions, the 20,000-square-foot lounge space, in the airport’s Terminal D/E connector, will boast locally inspired décor and a curated menu.
Global business travel is making its way back, even as the pandemic and other world events continue to challenge its return. In a recent poll from the Global Business Travel Association, more than four in five respondents (86 percent) from across the industry said they feel more optimistic than they did at the beginning of the year. Business travel bookings, the need to travel to do business and employee willingness to travel are all on the rise.
At the end of October, Celebrity Cruises’ newest ship, Celebrity Beyond, arrived in New York City, marking its North American debut and beginning its inaugural U.S. season. I had the pleasure of exploring the ship while it was docked in Bayonne, New Jersey, and learning more about the transformational new ship with the first and American female captain, Kate McCue.
IHG® Hotels & Resorts certainly has a lot to celebrate, starting with an incredible growth story. Over the past five years, IHG has acquired or launched six new brands: Six Senses® Hotels Resorts Spas, Regent® Hotels & Resorts, Vignette™ Collection, voco™ hotels, avid® hotels and Atwell Suites™. Most recently, IHG reached an important milestone with its 6,000th open hotel. The company looks to further expand its portfolio by 30 percent with 1,800 hotels in the development pipeline, with significant focus on growth in the luxury segment where IHG is positioned as one of the top two hotel chains.
Looking for your next place to instill inspiration? These neighborhoods and hotels saw literary greats walk their corridors, from James Joyce to Oscar Wilde. Consider staying at these elegant properties and walking these destinations to experience the same influential nature these places had on some of the greatest writers in history.