UTStarcom UM150 Wireless Modem
This petite, portable wireless modem packs a big punch, allowing you to connect to the Internet virtually anywhere. Weighing in at just 1.57 ounces, it downloads files at a rate of up to 3.1 Mbps (uploads as fast as 1.8 Mbps) and features a Micro SD external memory card slot. And it’s compatible with both PCs and Macs. $79.99 (after an instant rebate from Verizon Wireless). (http://www.utstar.com)
Domestic phone bills are a thing of the past with ooma. The patent-pending device lets you plug the ooma hub into your primary home phone jack and broadband connection to allow unlimited U.S. domestic phone calls via broadband to any wireless or landline phone number. The ooma Scout links in additional active phone extensions in your home. The cost for ooma is one-time only — you’ll never receive any additional phone bills or service charges. $399 for the ooma Hub; $39.95 for each ooma Scout. (http://www.ooma.com)
Gateway M-150 Notebook Series
Bored with the standard-issue, neutral-toned laptop computer? Gateway’s brand-new notebook will inject some splashy color into your computing life. It’s available in an array of vivid colors — Garnet Red, Brandywine, Pacific Blue, Silver — plus Blue Carlie, a whimsical floral motif that’s sure to appeal to your inner flower child. Scratch-resistant with a rich, metallic finish, thanks to the unique process used to inject the color into the casing, the M-150 combines fashionable form with function, and is available in several configurations for different budget and performance needs. $799.99 to $1399.99. (http://www.gateway.com)
Redfly Mobile Companion
This groundbreaking new gizmo, winner of the Innovation Award for Enabling Technology at this year’s Consumer Electronics Show (CES), extends your smartphone platform to a larger display, keyboard and mouse. With a sleek clamshell design and an 8-inch high-resolution display, it measures just 1 x 6 x 9 inches and weighs just under 2 pounds. Its USB ports are compatible with USB flash drives, and it has a standard VGA port for easy connection to projectors and displays. Add the Redfly to your smartphone and presto! — one single mobile platform. $499. ( http://www.celiocorp.com)
New Orleans has a full roster of activities, events and festivals enticing guests throughout February and March.
IHG® Business Edge: Working Together with SMEs for a smarter way to manage travel
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.
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.
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.