Introducing the world’s first smart luggage, a high-tech carry-on cool and connected enough for James Bond. Its included app offers a host of built-in features such as locking and unlocking from your phone. Sensors alert you if you’re separated from the suitcase, location tracking finds it if it’s re-routed, and a powerful built-in battery charges your devices. With a built-in digital scale, Bluesmart weighs itself, and the app generates real-time reports with data from your trips including miles traveled, airports visited and time spent in each country. A special three-layer polycarbonate provides lightweight strength while a specially designed compartment protects your laptop and tablet. $319.
Zolt Laptop Charger Plus
Billed as the world’s smallest, smartest, lightest laptop charger at 3 inches long and weighing 3 ounces, Zolt isn’t much bigger than a tube of lip balm but can charge your laptop and two other mobile devices simultaneously. Its stacked trio of USB ports and folding prongs make it especially space-savvy, rotating up to 90 degrees to fit into tight spots. Zolt’s Efficient Resonant Control technology determines and delivers the exact amount of charging power your device needs within the manufacturer’s specifications to preserve battery life. The included cable and interchangeable tips fit most PC laptops (Macs require an optional power cord). $79.99.
Connected Cycle Bike Pedal
This first-of-its-kind innovation turns your bike into a smart ride — poised to make bike theft a thing of the past by instantly notifying you if your bike’s been moved and locating it at any time. It automatically records the speed, route, incline and calories burned on each ride and sends the data to the Cloud, where you can access it via a companion smartphone app. The aluminum pedal generates its own Internet connection (no need to charge a battery or carry your smartphone). Install in less than two minutes — no mechanical skills required — and use a special coded key to remove it. Sold in pairs of various colors. Available this summer. Price TBD.
Clio Invisible Speaker
Sure to be hailed as a revelation by aesthetes everywhere, the world’s first nearly invisible speaker — named after one of the nine goddesses of music, song and dance — produces surround sound from an ultra-thin, transparent, curved acrylic glass membrane. Unlike traditional cone speakers that push sound in one direction, Clio produces sound from both sides using cutting-edge technology that stimulates the sides of the glass. Built-in wireless Bluetooth connectivity lets you place it just where you want and move it without the clutter of unsightly wires, and wirelessly streams audio from your smartphone, tablet or any Bluetooth-enabled device. $349.
New Orleans has a full roster of activities, events and festivals enticing guests throughout February and March.
Located in the South Pacific, The Islands of Tahiti are just eight hours by air from California. Surrounded by pristine, crystal-clear blue waters, the 118 islands and atolls offer natural beauty, authentic island culture and unique French Polynesian style. The Islands of Tahiti are world-renowned for white-sand beaches, stunning turquoise lagoons and varied landscapes ranging from coral atolls to volcanic mountain peaks. Privacy comes naturally in The Islands of Tahiti and offers visitors the space to relax and reconnect and to be Embraced By Mana. Mana is the life force and spirit that connects all things in The Islands of Tahiti.
With Black History Month and Women’s History Month right around the corner, it’s time to highlight and recognize South African women working hard to make the travel industry better.
Since Cheval Blanc, an extraordinary, newly designed and refurbished 72-room hotel owned by Louis Vuitton Moet Hennessey, launched in September 2021, it has been the talk of the town. Le Tout-Paris remarks about its WOW factor … and the hard-to-get reservations for the 30 seats at Plenitude, the intimate, first-floor gastronomic outlet headed by chef Arnaud Donckele, who earned three Michelin stars at Cheval Blanc Saint Tropez. Reservations are also recommended for Limbar, the ground-floor bakery/café/tea shop/bar where we watched Pastry Chef Maxime Frédéric preparing desserts and an absolute must-have for dinner at Le Tout-Paris, the 7th-floor, all-day brasserie. This brightly colored space, with its raised seating and Fauve-like floor tiles and the adjacent Milanese restaurant, Langosteria, both have access to terraces facing the Seine River, with amazing views encompassing Notre Dame to the Eiffel Tower.
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Nevada-based The Spa at Green Valley by Well & Being and The Spa at Red Rock by Well & Being celebrate the start of 2022 with new health, wellness and spa treatments available through March 31. Both spas offer an array of treatments for guests wanting to relax and unwind before 2022 kicks into full gear.
Now through Jan. 28, JEOPARDY! and Lindblad Expeditions team up for a viewer promotion, the JEOPARDY! Explore Alaska Sweepstakes. The contest will award 10 winners and their guests with an eight-day, small-ship cruise of Alaska’s coastal wilderness.
Go ahead, take a nice, deep breath. Because a Seabourn voyage is all about this moment you’ve come so far in life to embrace. It’s not an escape, it’s an arrival.
It’s time to start dreaming of your next trip. Here’s some destination inspiration for you. Take a visual journey through Santorini, Greece, with us.