Nokia Wireless DC-50 Charging Plate
Sometimes the best things in life are the simplest … an idea exemplified by this eye-catching charger, which powers up any Qi-enabled device without a power source. When the plate itself runs out of juice, you can either lay it on a friend’s wireless charger or recharge it the old-fashioned way, using the included USB charger. $99.99.
Logitech Type+ for iPad Air
This brand-new product offers a sleek Bluetooth keyboard integrated right into a two-sided protective case. The keyboard, which boasts iOS shortcuts and well-spaced keys, is designed to replicate the typing experience on your laptop, so you can switch between devices without sacrificing speed or accuracy. Your iPad screen magnetically attaches directly above the keyboard, and auto-features turn your iPad off when you close the case and wake it when you open it. The case also includes an automatic on/off feature, including auto-off when the keyboard is laid flat for browsing. Available in six colors. $99.99.
This new media app, the first and only iOS media player that supports hardware acceleration of both MPEG4 and H.264 codec files, lets you watch videos in most formats without the nuisance of converting the files to those supported by the native player on your iPhone or iPad. The app also enables streamplay from Web-DAV, FTP, SMB and UPnP/DLNA servers — an especially handy tool when traveling, as video file formats vary from country to country. Available in version 2.6.5, nPlayer is iOS 8 compatible. $4.99.
Dalys 1895 USB Cufflinks
Still searching for a gift for the stylish man who has everything? Look no further than these chic sterling silver cufflinks, the latest example of the burgeoning trend of wearable technology. One of them slides open to reveal a 16GB USB flash drive, perfect for storing presentations, photos, music and so on. Dalys 1895 also offers free monogramming and free polishing for the life of the product. Choose the standard pair or the limited edition with hand-engraved edges. $199–249.
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.
Embracing a life well lived often means embracing a life well-traveled. Every journey becomes a canvas for experiences that shape our lives and at the heart of every adventure lies the indispensable companion: quality luggage.
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.
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 Global Business Travel Association (GBTA) believes business travel is a fundamental force for good and brings the industry together to connect, innovate and set new standards. With members from across the globe, GBTA engages the many voices of business travel to build a collective future, providing a platform for buyers and suppliers to come together, connect with peers, grow their network and shape the future of the industry.
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: