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)
Expansion plans involving a new 14-gate concourse at Mineta San Jose International Airport in California must clear environmental review before moving forward.
Looking for a truly unique travel experience and considering a new vehicle? The Volvo Overseas Delivery Program is the perfect solution to create your own adventure of a lifetime. Volvo allows you to custom order your new automobile tailored to fit your needs and desires. They will fly you to Sweden to pick up your Volvo so you can drive and explore Scandinavia and Europe on your terms for up to two weeks.
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.
oneworld is an alliance of 13 world-leading airlines committed to providing the highest level of service and connecting you to more than 1,100 destinations around the world.
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.
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.
Qatar Airways is expanding this year, adding eight new destinations to its network. The list includes: