Phiaton Chord MS 530 Headphones
Audiophiles, listen up: These sleek, high-powered Bluetooth 4.0 headphones pair easily with two devices simultaneously, while their 40mm titanium driver technology provides pulse-pounding, enhanced sound reproduction with deep, rich bass. Noise-canceling technology eliminates up to 98 percent of ambient background noise, while the dual microphone for Clear Voice Capture helps separate the user’s voice from the surrounding background noise and delivers it more clearly, significantly improving voice quality during calls. The headphones boast up to 30 hours of battery life, so you can groove or talk for hours. $299.99.
Simply plug the Automatic Link into your car’s data port, and your car and smartphone connect wirelessly whenever you drive. It analyzes your driving and helps you make small adjustments that can save gas. When the “check engine” light comes on, it explains what’s wrong and may offer possible solutions. For more complicated issues, Automatic locates well-reviewed mechanics nearby and lets you call them with a tap. Crash Alert detects a crash, notifies local authorities and calls your loved ones to let them know help is on the way. And it always remembers where you parked! Works only in the United States with most gasoline-powered cars sold here since 1996. $99.95 (no subscription fee).
Sony QX-10 Smartphone-Attachable Lens-Style Camera
Introducing the first-ever zoom lens and sensor combo that clips to your smartphone and turns it into a 10x optical zoom camera to capture action up close. Connect with your iOS or Android smartphone via WiFi, then access the features through your smartphone’s LCD screen and Sony’s free PlayMemories mobile app. Use PlayMemories or other apps for editing and sharing photos online. The DSC-QX10 automatically saves images to the camera and your phone’s memory, and automatically adjusts to scenes like low-light, back-lit, macro and more. It also records high-quality, low-grain 1080/30p HD video even in low lighting situations, with an MP4 format for enjoying and sharing movies. $199.99.
Here’s a simple, fast and reliable way to stay connected when you travel, eliminating exorbitant roaming charges from your home carrier and providing international broadband data roaming through a single interface. Purchase the GigSky SIM card for your unlocked smartphone, tablet or mobile hotspot, and access zippy roaming service within a multicarrier global network of 3G/4G carriers in more than 70 countries with rates as low as 10 cents/MB. Upon arrival, select your country, buy a plan, and you’re connected. Get 10MB of free mobile broadband service the first time you visit a country where GigSky offers coverage. Activate service and manage your account via the GigSky mobile app for Android and iOS. $19.95 for SIM card; local rates vary.
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.
Experience the life-changing destination of Greece by exploring its island gems in the Ionian Sea. Scattered off the western coastline of Central Greece, to the south of Peloponnese, the Ionian Islands are an island group comprising large and small islands.
One affordable plan can protect an entire year of trips: business or pleasure, short or long, domestic or international.
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.
The Saronic or Argo Saronic Islands of Greece call travelers to explore its seven small islands and islets brimming with history, natural sites and more. With most easily accessible by boat, the islands’ proximity to ports of Athens make the Saronic Islands an ideal destination for those preferring shorter boat rides. In fact, trips from Athens ports to the islands take only between 10 minutes and two hours, depending on the island you choose, making them perfect for day or weekend trips. From Piraeus port, you can access Hydra, Spetses, Aegina and Poros directly. Come explore these stunning islands with us and find the inspiration to plan your next trip to these islands. Hydra Hydra town curves around a slope overlooking the Argosaronic Gulf like an amphitheater and is considered one of the most romantic destinations in Greece. Most unique to the island is its lack of vehicles. People on the island get around on mules and donkeys as well as water taxis, making for a peaceful and laid-back day. Hydra lies a two-hour ferry ride from Piraeus port in Athens.
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: