Samsung Galaxy Note
Bigger than a smartphone, smaller than a tablet … it’s the latest showstopper from tech titan Samsung. The Galaxy Note is equipped with a 5.3-inch display with HD Super AMOLED technology, a high-resolution screen for bright, colorful viewing. The S Pen tool delivers fast, responsive and precise control to create fine lines and detail on the device display, much like an ink pen and paper; and S Memo, a multimedia application, captures content created by the S Pen. Combine pictures, voice recordings, typed text, handwritten notes and drawings via a single application, and then convert it all to a memo and share. An easy screen-capture function lets you save any screen, which you can personalize with the S Pen. A zippy 1.5GHz dual-core processor makes the Galaxy Note faster than a speeding bullet, while lightning-fast network speeds on AT&T’s 4G LTE ensure quick and seamless browsing. Available in carbon blue or ceramic white, exclusively through AT&T. $299.99 with two-year AT&T contracts.
This new backup battery and charger from Scosche Industries provides iPhones and iPods with instant power on the go. It boasts a powerful 1800mAh lithium polymer battery capable of fully charging a dead device — everyone’s worst nightmare on the road. It features a flush folding USB cable for synching and a blue LED battery level indicator, and can be recharged by plugging into any computer, wall or car charger. $59.99.
Mobileye 5-Series Driver Assistance System
This cutting-edge road safety tool sends critical real-time warnings about potential road dangers to your smartphone, subverting that crucial moment when you might take your eyes off the road: Acting as a third eye, the system’s smart camera, proprietary algorithms and microprocessor detect and alert you to unintended lane departures, imminent collisions (up to 2.7 seconds before they happen), pedestrians, bicyclists and motorcyclists on the road. It can even read speed limit signs, control high beams and warn you of rear-end collisions. Compatible with most new and existing passenger cars, trucks, buses and RVs. $749–849.
DBEST PS4001BT Solo Bluetooth Rechargeable Speaker
This pocket-sized speaker is all you need to fill a room with your favorite tunes at surprisingly loud and crisp sound levels, thanks to its powerful built-in amplifier. Roam freely while streaming music wirelessly from your computer, phone, iPod or other audio device at a range of up to 45 feet. The built-in high-capacity lithium battery provides unrivaled continuous playback for up to 20 hours on a single charge. It pairs instantly with your device right out of the box, and has line input for audio sources without Bluetooth connectivity. Available in rubberized red and black finishes. $59.99.
New Orleans has a full roster of activities, events and festivals enticing guests throughout February and March.
IHG® Business Edge: Working Together with SMEs for a smarter way to manage travel
With Black History Month and Women’s History Month right around the corner, it’s time to highlight and recognize South African women working hard to make the travel industry better.
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.
Now through Jan. 28, JEOPARDY! and Lindblad Expeditions team up for a viewer promotion, the JEOPARDY! Explore Alaska Sweepstakes. The contest will award 10 winners and their guests with an eight-day, small-ship cruise of Alaska’s coastal wilderness.
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.
It’s time to start dreaming of your next trip. Here’s some destination inspiration for you. Take a visual journey through Santorini, Greece, with us.