Samsung continues its well-known tradition of combining sleek style and serious substance with this new handheld, which includes a QWERTY keyboard with high-resolution QVGA color screen, MP3 player, 1.3 megapixel camera with digital zoom and camcorder, Windows Mobile operating system, stereo Bluetooth version 2.0 and streaming music and video. It charges in less than three hours and weighs less than four ounces. Thanks to a wide range of features and the gotta-have-it buzz since its launch, we bet BlackJack will be one of the hottest gadgets this year. $199.99 with two-year Cingular contract. (http://www.cingular.com)
Loc8tor Personal Homing Device
This nifty set, composed of a lightweight handheld device and tags (each the length of a paperclip), transmits and receives radio signals, allowing you to keep track — literally — of invaluable possessions like laptops, handhelds and cell phones when you’re traveling. Just attach a tag to almost any item. When the item moves out of your pre-set safety zone, Loc8tor alerts you and can direct you (within a range of up to 600 feet) to within an inch of where it is. You can register up to 24 tags to each device. Now only if they could invent the same system to keep track of your kids. $99.99. (http://www.loc8tor.com)
Imagine being able to access your desktop by plugging your iPod into any PC anywhere in the world. Now you can with MojoPac, a technology that allows any storage device — iPods, USB flash drives, even cell phones — to carry all the resources and data of your PC. Just plug the device into the USB connection of any computer and voila! your personal computer at your fingertips. Better yet, it’s completely secure. When the device is removed from the host computer, no file or private information is left behind. As your language settings are stored on your MojoPac, you can connect to a Japanese PC and still access your applications in English. What happens on MojoPac stays on MojoPac. $49.99 for one license. (http://www.mojopac.com)
S-XGen Next Generation Ultra Mobile PC
The crafty crew at Seamless Internet transports mobile computing to a whole new level with this handheld uber-computer that has even the most diehard gadget fans falling in love. It packs a nearly full-size keyboard, Intel 520 MHz processor running Windows CE 5.0 operating system,Microsoft Office Mobile, 256 MB RAM, a 20 GB hard drive,WiFi (802.11 b), Bluetooth and tri-band GSM/EDGE/CDMA EV-DO network access, Ethernet and USB ports, a 4-inch TFT LCD touch screen, and a 280-pixel Web video camera into a 14-ounce package that measures just 6.5 x 3 x 1.25 inches. Got all that? Considering its head-spinning functionality, only serious road warriors need apply. $1,395. (http://www.seamlessinternet.com)
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.
To allow visitors to safely and responsibly enjoy their trip to Barbados, the island announced streamlined port entry protocols. Barbados’ Ministry of Health and Wellness released the following protocols for all travelers planning on coming to the island.
IHG® Business Edge: Working Together with SMEs for a smarter way to manage travel
Mar Del Cabo launched a new luxury beach fishing experience with an interactive paella workshop for guests. The Los Cabos-based hotel offers guests an immersive experience that takes them through the journey of creating paella, starting with a fishing session.
COJE Management Group raised the bar when it comes to cuisine and cocktails. The Boston-based group, founded by Chris Jamison and Mark Malatesta, offers guests the ultimate dining experience with old-world hospitality and an array of cuisines for every guest to enjoy. With culinary director Tom Berry incorporating the cuisines he encountered during his travels to South America, Cuba, Japan, Southeast Asia and France, each restaurant has distinguished itself as a must for anyone visiting Boston and each is designed exclusively in-house using inspiration from different regions and countries around the world.
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.