Hottest Tech Tools For Summer Travel

Aug 1, 2014
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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.
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Automatic
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).
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Sony QX-10 Smartphone-Attachable Lens-Style Camera © Sony

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.
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GigSky
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.
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FX Excursions

FX Excursions offers the chance for once-in-a-lifetime experiences in destinations around the world.

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How to Prevent Your Miles and Points from Expiring

Keeping up with expiration dates for various miles and points programs is not typically something high on anyone’s to-do list. Here are a few ways to keep track of your points across programs and get ahead of any impending expiration dates.

Your Home Away From Home

Experience a big-city hotel stay that doesn’t feel like your typical urban visit at Chicago’s Claridge House, nestled in the sought-after Gold Coast neighborhood. The hotel’s sophisticated décor and serene residential ambience foster the atmosphere of an oasis amid the hustle and bustle of a busy metropolis.

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Cathay Pacific Drops Dublin–Hong Kong Route

Hong Kong’s Cathay Pacific is suspending its Dublin (DUB) route this November. The move means Ireland will lose all direct links to Asia, as Hainan Airlines canceled flights to Beijing (PEK) and Shenzen (SZX).

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United Unveils New Livery

United unveiled a unique new livery at its Newark (EWR) hub last month. A Boeing 757 aircraft features livery designed by a New Jersey artist and the design prominently focuses on imagery from both New York City and New Jersey. The artist, Corinne Antonelli, won United’s Her Art Here contest, a competition that invited women around the country to submit their livery designs.

The Island of the Knights

Welcome to Rhodes, a medieval treasure beautifully preserved throughout the centuries. Rhodes is the capital of the Dodecanese, an island ideal not only for those who want to relax, but also for those looking for an action-packed holiday! With its bright green hills, rich green valleys and uninterrupted line of golden beaches, Rhodes is truly a blessed place. “The sun island” has more sunshiny days and milder temperatures throughout the year than any other location in Greece. It is, after all, one of the country’s easternmost places and among the first to welcome summer on its impressive beaches. Add in the excellent facilities for tourism, the island’s special blend of cosmopolitan and traditional, and numerous cultural and archaeological sites, the most important being the Medieval (Old) Town, a UNESCO World Heritage site, and you’ve got the perfect holiday destination. While on Rhodes, don’t miss a daytrip to nearby Sými. An island of sponge divers and seamen, Sými used to have 30,000 inhabitants before the Second World War and was the richest island in the Dodecanese, despite its small size. Today, Sými attracts many visitors thanks to its beautifully preserved Neo-Classical buildings and the famous Archangel Michael monastery at Panormitis.

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Take a Sensory Tour of France with Hertz

Hertz put together an exciting offering for travelers in France. The new Voyage à la Française experience gives travelers a taste of luxury while exploring some of the country’s most beautiful landscapes. The experience includes five different routes, one for each sense. The first of the five is available now and focuses on smell, with special focus paid to France’s lavender fields and Côte d’Azur.

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Oct 11, 2019

Ethiopian Airlines Adds WiFi to A350 Planes

Ethiopian Airlines helps passengers stay connected thanks to new in-flight WiFi service available across most of its Airbus A350 fleet.

Thessaloniki: Culture, Good Food and Shopping

Thessaloniki is the second-largest city of Greece and the most important center of the area. Built near the sea, elegant and refined, the Greek “Lady of the North” is a modern, vivacious city that welcomes visitors eager to learn about its history and culture, and at the same time have fun, relax, go shopping or simply explore the cityscape by the sea.

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Alaska Airlines Begins New Sustainability Initiative

Alaska Airlines oversees many sustainability efforts as part of its goal to reduce in-flight waste per passenger by 70 percent by 2020. It recently added a new initiative to its efforts, christened #FillBeforeYouFly. The initiative urges passengers to bring a refillable water bottle on their flight and fill it before boarding. Plastic bottles are among the top most common items polluting the ocean, expected to contain one metric ton of plastic for every three metric tons of fish by 2025.