Tune in to live local television for free on your mobile device. The Dyle app and Dyle mobile TV compatible apps enable live broadcast programming such as local and national news and sports and entertainment content without tapping into your wireless data plan and incurring additional costs. Backed by a consortium of broadcasting bigwigs including NBC, Fox and Cox Media Group, it’s available in 39 U.S. markets (and counting) and is compatible with Android and iOS devices including iPhone 4S/5S, Samsung Galaxy S2/S3/S4 and HTC One/One X. $99.99.
Klipsch GiG Portable Music System
This sleek yet sturdy, high-design, Bluetooth wireless speaker weighs just more than a pound and fits in the palm of your hand, yet it crams in four drivers for full-range, bass-thumping, lush sound. Designed for the true global traveler, it comes with international power adapters and a rechargeable battery that boasts 12 hours of play time. Simply wave your (NFC-equipped) music source, such as a smartphone, over the GiG for instant device pairing or connect virtually any source to its input jack. Use the speakerphone to transfer, terminate and voice-dial your calls. $199.99.
Google Nexus 7 Tablet
If you’re keen to get in on the tablet revolution — tablet sales are forecast to comprise 50 percent of the PC market this year — Google Nexus 7 offers bang for your buck. Weighing less than two-thirds of a pound, the ultra-portable Android device is equipped with a Qualcomm Snapdragon S4 Pro quad-core processor, stereo speakers with Fraunhofer surround sound, a 10-hour rechargeable battery and full access to Google Play, the world’s largest app store. Its 7-inch screen is the sharpest in the world: 323 pixels per inch make on-screen text sharper than a printed page. $229 (16GB); $269 (32GB).
Leap Motion Controller
This powerful touch-free, 3-D motion-control and motion-sensing technology converts the air above your computer into 8 cubic feet of interactive work space. Plug it into the USB of your Mac or PC and this 3-inch device, working in tandem with Leap Motion’s software, tracks the movement of both hands and all 10 fingers with up to 1/100th millimeter accuracy and no visible latency, at 200-plus frames per second. Flip through photos, browse the Web and play music by lifting a finger; draw, paint and design with your fingertip. Requires Mac OS X 10.7/10.8 or Windows 7/8, minimum Intel Core i3 or AMD Phenom II processor, 2 GB RAM, USB 2.0 and Internet connection. $79.99.
Climbing along the coast, I was trying to snap pictures of the cool-blue Puerto Vallarta waters outside my car window (I know, it never works) when we started winding along stone walls draped in jungle-like foliage. Annoyed my view was blocked, I looked around to see where we were just as we were parking at Hotel Mousai — I audibly gasped. The all-glass, chic and incredibly grand entrance was so well-secluded, it somehow snuck up on me.
According to the U.S. Small Business Administration’s Office of Advocacy, small businesses create two-thirds of net new jobs and account for nearly 48 percent of the U.S. private sector workforce. And small- and medium-sized businesses outpace all other sectors as one of the fastest-growing in the United States. InterContinental® Hotels Group (IHG) goes above and beyond to create opportunities for this segment with its IHG® Business Edge program, voted Best Small- to Mid-Sized Business Program in Global Traveler’s 2019 GT Tested Reader Survey awards.
Three weeks after welcoming the first international flights since its borders closed, Saint Lucia’s government reinforced its mandatory travel protocol messaging. The island also launched an informative video with on-island footage of the actual travel experience.
United Airlines plans to bump up its capacity by 4 percent month over month in September; this will account for 37 percent of its schedule compared to the year prior.
Though air travel slowed as airports temporarily closed and borders shuttered to stifle the spread of coronavirus, the airline industry — led by oneworld alliance member airlines — enacted enhanced protective measures to reduce risk and protect passengers.
Yonder, a reimagined outdoor lodging and camping experience in southern Utah, is set to open Sept. 1. Located on scenic Highway 12 on the grounds of an old drive-in movie theater, Yonder will boast 10 custom Airstreams, 22 modern cabins and 67 RV camping sites. The property also features 2,000 square feet of communal space, with a clubhouse and bathhouse, general store, “drive-in” movie theater, resort pool, hot tub and bonfire pits.
As of July 23, St. Regis Bora Bora Resort is open and ready for travelers. With new precautions, protocols and guidelines regarding guest and staff safety, health and wellness, the resort confidently welcomes travelers to the beloved resort, while showcasing refreshed overwater villas and Iridium Spa.
IHG® Business Edge provides small- to midsized enterprises with benefits and confidence to navigate the evolving business travel environment.
The 1985 song “One Night in Bangkok” mentions many of the overindulgences of this city. One of them is massage parlors. Today, however, a Thai massage is considered an activity that improves one’s physical and mental well-being. The city has shed its former reputation as a place of wild nightlife and decadence, over the past few decades emerging as a major center for international commerce, wellness initiatives and tourism.