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)
Travelers interested in the trend of forest bathing have a new resource at their disposal. Forest Bathing Finder is an all-in-one website that connects forest bathing walkers with trained guides. Forest bathing guides list qualifications and venues, routes, walks and payment requirements for browsing forest bathers to then peruse.
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.
At FXExpress Publications, Inc., we can’t wait to #ComeBacktoTravel, and we can’t wait for the travel industry and others to #ComeBacktoGT. Take a visual journey through Japan with us.
THERE’S NO DOUBT 2020 HAS BEEN AN UNPRECEDENTED year for the travel industry. As borders begin to reopen and destinations, hotels and airlines around the world prepare to welcome travelers once again, we’re celebrating travel and looking to the future as we congratulate the winners of our eighth annual Leisure Lifestyle Awards. This annual survey honors the best in the world of leisure and lifestyle travel, awarding goods, services, destinations, hotels, airlines and cruises.
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.
Best Western Hotels & Resorts opened its third Aiden by Best Western. The Aiden brand is designed to give travelers boutique, modern, stylish and locally inspired stay experiences. The new property is situated in Warm Springs, Georgia, adjacent to the Warm Springs Hotel and Event Center.
Paul Gauguin Cruises offers savings up to $3,050 per person on select voyages when booked by July 8. Round-trip airfare between Los Angeles (LAX) and Papeete (PPT), Tahiti, is included. Deposits for the select sailings have been reduced to $250 per person.
Finding a beachfront Punta Cana all-inclusive resort for all ages can be daunting when you want to take home great memories with loved ones but also experience a sophisticated escape. Now, you can have both thanks to a new resort: Finest Punta Cana.
Through Sept. 7, guests at M Resort Spa Casino in Las Vegas can enjoy the No Resort Fee Summer promotion. The resort will waive daily resort fees on all reservations, and guests can also take advantage of summer rates beginning as low as $75 per night. Book online or by calling 877 673 7678.