Navigon 2100 max
The latest release from the leader in GPS devices is chock full of useful, cutting-edge features, including DirectHelp, a program that pinpoints your location and provides instant links to nearby services such as hospitals, pharmacies and roadside assistance; Reality View, which provides photorealistic, 3D images of confusing highway interchanges; and Lane Assistant, which helps you make the correct lane choice for upcoming turns and off-ramps. Predictive data entry and route planning, as well as millions of pre-loaded points of interest, help make finding your destination a piece of cake. $299. (http://www.navigon.com)
Nokia N810 Internet Tablet WiMAX Edition
Finnish phenom Nokia unveils its first device engineered to take advantage of the newest wide-area high-speed mobile WiMAX networks, transporting Internet portability to a whole other level. The pocket-sized device lets you enjoy an open Internet experience formerly only available on a desktop PC, allowing on-the-go access to the Web without barriers. Featuring a Mozilla-powered Web browser, it also supports a variety of popular Web-based services, including Skype, Google Talk and Gizmo5. There’s even a built-in Web cam for video calls — so you can make colleagues back in the office envious as you participate in meetings from the beach — as well as built-in GPS. When not in range of a WiMAX network, the Nokia N810 WiMAX Edition can also access the Internet over WiFi or via conventional cellular data networks using a compatible mobile phone with Bluetooth technology. $489.99. (http://www.nokia.com)
Pantech duo Smartphone
This 3G phone combines form and function in a splashy red hue. Its dualslide, double-keyboard design incorporates a QWERTY keyboard, a numeric keypad and a large color screen in a 4 x 2 x 1 package. Equipped with Microsoft Windows Mobile 6 for easy operation in Word, Excel and PowerPoint, it also comes with Internet Explorer Mobile, Windows Media Player 10 Mobile and Stereo Bluetooth. Plus, you’ll never be out of reach, for better or for worse: It offers coverage in over 190 countries for phone calls and over 130 for data. Not too shabby. $199.99, exclusively through AT&T. (http://www.wireless.att.com)
Tired of unraveling multiple chargers that get tangled up like Christmas lights? The six-way charging device lets you juice up an array of mobile electronics simultaneously with a single power cord, so you can toss all those unsightly cords cluttering up your home and office. Select from hundreds of manufacturer-specific adapters and start plugging in PDAs, mp3 players, mobile phones and more — a blue indicator light on each port lets you know it’s working. And its sleek, modern design will satisfy your inner aesthete. $39.95; each adapter $9.95. (http://www.callpod.com/products/chargepod)
Expansion plans involving a new 14-gate concourse at Mineta San Jose International Airport in California must clear environmental review before moving forward.
Since 1970, Goway Travel has been committed to providing customized travel experiences for world travelers. Few things are better evidence of this commitment than being awarded the 2019 Trazees award for Favorite Tour Operator. Goway Travel heartily thanks the readers of Trazee Travel for this honor and for their confidence in Goway’s work in creating travel memories that’ll last a lifetime.
Hyatt Regency Barcelona Tower opened following full renovations to its 280 guestrooms and public spaces. The property is the second Hyatt Regency in Spain. The hotel sits in a Barcelona skyline landmark, a 29-story tower topped with a glass dome that provides travelers with 360-degree views and an unparalleled dining experience.
Opened this past November, Osaka Excel Tokyu Hotel rethinks the classic Japanese business hotel format in a delightful way. While the basic design concept is rooted in generations-old Japanese aesthetics, its wow factor comes from the interior designers’ approach of filtering them through a kaleidoscope. This effect is accomplished with ornate hexagonal lamps, carpeting with geometric shape motifs and pops of happy gold and blue hues. The lobby adds to that with a whimsical, but sophisticated mix of artwork and decorative ornaments, with a color palette and ornamentation that extends to 364 private rooms and suites throughout 17 floors.
The city took its name from Athena, goddess of wisdom, strategy and war, and protector of the city. The financial, political and administrative center of the country and an all-powerful city-state in antiquity, Athens is a major center of culture. A visit to the first-ever museum dedicated to Byzantium, a stroll around the National Garden and a trip to the Olympeion archaeological site will take you back through time.
In an age where airlines continually look for new ways to increase connectivity and offer passengers more options, a new agreement gives United Airlines passengers the ability to book spots on 68 Vistara-operated flights to 26 destinations in India. The agreement goes into effect Feb. 28.
Reconnect with nature and step outside your comfort zone at Palmaïa, The House of AïA. The new Riviera Maya resort focuses on inner exploration and a respect for nature, offering visitors an array of experiences promoting self-discovery and spiritual wellness.
United Airlines’ environmentally friendly efforts lessen the impact on local U.S. communities.
Qatar Airways is expanding this year, adding eight new destinations to its network. The list includes: