Etymo¯tic mc2 Headset + Earphones
These cutting-edge earphones offer the documented highest noise isolation of any earphones or headphones on the market today, making them the world’s most accurate noise-isolating headset plus earphones under $100 for the audiophile on a budget. Designed for compatibility with smartphones and tablets from BlackBerry, Samsung, HTC, Motorola Mobility, HP and Apple, they deliver tight, accurate bass with crystal-clear high-frequency detail at all listening levels. Available in a spiffy high-gloss polished black aluminum finish, the mc2, like all Etymo¯tic products, can also be customized through the company’s CUSTOM_FIT program for personalized ear molds that provide a pitch-perfect fit. $99. www.etymotic.com
JOOS Orange Personal Solar Charger
This new gizmo — the only portable solar charger that can effectively turn sunlight into electrical power under sunny, cloudy and even rainy weather conditions — launches the idea of being green into the stratosphere. It delivers up to two hours of cellphone talk time for every hour of direct sunlight, making it the world’s most powerful solar charger. The large, 5,400 mAh lithium-ion polymer battery holds enough power to fully charge up to three smartphones (or four standard cellphones) and retains a charge for more than one year. It can also be charged from a USB power source. $139.95. www.solarjoos.com
Samsung Series 9 Laptop
You might call this the Lamborghini of laptops, or at least the Porsche of personal computing. Samsung’s Series 9 is the n’est-plus-ultra mobile machine equally suited for work and entertainment. The 13.3-inch powerhouse weighs in at less than 3 pounds and boasts Samsung’s hallmark SuperBright Plus display. Crafted from Duralumin, a material typically found in advanced aircraft that’s twice as durable as aluminum, its sleek, ergonomic styling evokes thoughts of speed and performance with an ultrathin 0.64-inch profile. Series 9 integrates the second-generation Intel Core i5 processor, affording you the latest in performance computer technology. Intel HD graphics, combined with the new processor, deliver crystal-clear visuals, vibrant colors and smooth HD video and audio playback. It also comes equipped with USB 3.0, Blue-tooth 3.0, built-in WiMax and the latest in WiFi and Sleep & Charge USB technologies. $1,649. www.samsung.com
Iomega SuperHero Backup and Charger for iPhone
We’ve all been there: Your iPhone crashes, and you realize you’ve lost all your contacts and photos because you’re a little lazy about regularly synching your iPhone with iTunes. Never fear — it’s the SuperHero to the rescue! It automatically backs up contacts and photos on an iPhone (or multiple iPhones) every time you charge it. The device comes complete with a 4GB SD card that provides the storage in the docking station for iPhone contacts and camera roll pictures. (The SD card is upgradeable if you need more capacity.) You simply download the free SuperHero iPhone app from the Apple Store and you’re ready to go. After the initial backup, future backups only include incremental contacts and photos. Then, if you lose or damage your iPhone, you can restore contacts and photos to a new iPhone by docking it in the SuperHero dock and selecting the “restore” button. Fully compatible with the iPhone 4, 3GS and 3G, as well as the iPod Touch (fourth generation). $54.99. http://iomega.com/superhero-iphone-backup
Legendary Hotel del Coronado reached another milestone in its $400 million Master Plan reimagination, with the completion of an extensive, historic restoration of the hotel’s front porch and lobby; a redesigned main entry and drive experience; new guestrooms in The Views area; and refreshed retail concepts.
Without a doubt, the pandemic changed the role of airports in the travel industry. Hamad International Airport’s role evolved in many ways since the pandemic hit. Now, more than ever, airports are responsible for creating a secure passenger experience. As the gateway to Qatar and the world, the safety and wellbeing of staff and passengers has always been at the core of Hamad International Airport’s strategy.
As a native of the Philadelphia region, I’m quite familiar with the drive in and out of the City of Brotherly Love. Even as the city’s skyline continually transforms, my favorite views of Philadelphia have always been along Boathouse Row, with the Philadelphia Museum of Art rising in the background, before looping around the museum to the flag-lined Benjamin Franklin Parkway. Home to many of Philadelphia’s incredible and world-renowned museums, the Fairmount neighborhood is fittingly aesthetically pleasing and practically synonymous with fine art.
Set to open in 2026, Rosewood San Francisco will be the last skyscraper developed in the downtown region for the foreseeable future. The projected 800-foot-tall property will host a hotel, residences, office and rental spaces. The brand’s third property in California will join Rosewood Sand Hill in Menlo Park, and Rosewood Miramar Beach in Montecito.
The Global Business Travel Association’s (GBTA) Convention 2021 will be unlike any other convention before it, as we come together in person for the first time since the business travel industry drastically changed and look forward to rebuilding and reshaping the future. GBTA Convention 2021 will bring all of us together to learn from experts and each other, in-person at Orange County Convention Center in Orlando, Florida, Nov. 17–19. The safety of our attendees is our top priority. View health and safety protocols.
It’s not even 9a.m. in the sleepy fishing village of Rawai on Thailand’s famous Phuket Island, but already the turquoise waters of the Andaman Sea swarm with local fishermen casting their lines and releasing their nets from the bows of rustic long-tail boats. The scents of lemongrass, incense and sweet pandan leaves season the air as the villagers slowly rise from their beachside bungalows to start their day. In just a few more hours, the fishermen will return with their catches, filling the stalls of the iconic Rawai Seafood Market with buckets of shellfish and displays of fresh filets. Visitors line up each afternoon for the catch of the day, selecting their fish with care before hauling their purchases across the well-worn road to the restaurants opposite the market to have the fish cooked for 100 Thai baht per kilo.
Tuscany’s Lucca is home to Grand Universe Lucca, which brings the region’s best wines front and center to its guests. The hotel features three immersive Tuscan Wine tasting experiences: Montalcino, Montecarlo, and Super Tuscan and Chianti Classico.
Since its prestige for attracting the world elite grew in the 1960s, Greece remains the go-to destination for glittering holidays. Each step of the journey is enrobed in luxury, from culinary traditions with the highest standard of execution and name-brand, high-end shopping to first-rate wellness locales and elite accommodations, like 5-star hotels, private villas and yachts.
Discover Puerto Rico reiterated its commitment to the LGBTQ+ community with strong participation at the 2021 International Gay and Lesbian Travel Association Annual Global Convention, where it provided insight into a variety of new efforts to foster inclusion on a local and global scale.