IZON 2.0 Wi-Fi Video Monitor
This groovy, cutting-edge, app-controlled remote video camera streams audio and video to your iPod Touch, iPhone or iPad anywhere in the world, providing real-time video on local networks to let you see what’s happening at home (or anywhere). Setup takes just a few minutes — the IZON app creates a unique code for your network and scans the code immediately. You can place it on any horizontal surface or mount it to the ceiling: It tilts and swivels on its magnetic base. $129.95. steminnovation.com/izon
ECOXBT Waterproof Bluetooth Speaker
The only speaker on the market that is 100 percent waterproof, this rugged gadget is fully submersible and it floats, so you can knock it off the boat or drop it in the pool and it will rise to the surface (and the occasion), speakers facing up and tunes jamming. It streams music from any Bluetooth-enabled device and lets you answer incoming calls over the built-in speakerphone. And its rechargeable lithium battery provides up to 10 hours of play time. $129.99. ecoxgear.com
FAV I SmartStick
This plug-and-play gizmo magically transforms any HDTV into a full-range, entertainment powerhouse SmartTV. Access movies, music, apps and games via the latest Android OS. Get thousands of apps at Google Play, including movie streaming via Netflix, HULU or EPIX; music streaming via Pandora or Spotify; video streaming via YouTube; and social media sites like Pinterest, Facebook and Twitter. SmartStick includes a full Internet browser, 4GB of built-in memory and a MediaSHARE app to wirelessly deliver movies, music and photos directly to your TV — no subscription needed. For the full TV-as-computer experience, add on the mini wireless keyboard with touchpad mouse. $49.99. favientertainment.com
FreedomPop Wireless Internet
Backed by Skype founder Niklas Zennstrom, FreedomPop is on a mission to “deliver free, fast, wireless Internet to all.” Get 500MB of free, high-speed Internet each month on any device, anywhere — no contracts or strings attached — with additional data available at prices 25 to 60 percent lower than what wireless carriers charge. If you’re traveling within the United States, you’ll no longer be tied to slow Internet connections in airports and hotels, or fear losing wireless access on the go. The service runs on Clearwire’s 4G WiMax network and will expand to include Sprint’s 4G LTE network this year. Visit the website for availability in your location. Free (fee for additional data plans). freedompop.com
Four Seasons now offers a full-service, online shopping experience. Travelers can purchase Four Seasons beds, linens, towels, robes and more. Each product receives premium packaging and door-to-door delivery, with the shopping experience assisted by unique chat options — shoppers enjoy the Four Seasons standard of service from home.
Experience a big-city hotel stay that doesn’t feel like your typical urban visit at Chicago’s Claridge House, nestled in the sought-after Gold Coast neighborhood. The hotel’s sophisticated décor and serene residential ambience foster the atmosphere of an oasis amid the hustle and bustle of a busy metropolis.
One of Washington, D.C.’s most luxurious urban retreats, Rosewood Washington D.C., recently reopened with new and revamped experiences.
In response to climate change, Germany’s Christian Democrats proposed doubling taxes on domestic flights to reduce CO2 emissions. The plan would exempt connecting flights (part of long-haul trips) so the impact would only be on the current tax of $8.10 per ticket for domestic flights.
Welcome to Rhodes, a medieval treasure beautifully preserved throughout the centuries. Rhodes is the capital of the Dodecanese, an island ideal not only for those who want to relax, but also for those looking for an action-packed holiday! With its bright green hills, rich green valleys and uninterrupted line of golden beaches, Rhodes is truly a blessed place. “The sun island” has more sunshiny days and milder temperatures throughout the year than any other location in Greece. It is, after all, one of the country’s easternmost places and among the first to welcome summer on its impressive beaches. Add in the excellent facilities for tourism, the island’s special blend of cosmopolitan and traditional, and numerous cultural and archaeological sites, the most important being the Medieval (Old) Town, a UNESCO World Heritage site, and you’ve got the perfect holiday destination. While on Rhodes, don’t miss a daytrip to nearby Sými. An island of sponge divers and seamen, Sými used to have 30,000 inhabitants before the Second World War and was the richest island in the Dodecanese, despite its small size. Today, Sými attracts many visitors thanks to its beautifully preserved Neo-Classical buildings and the famous Archangel Michael monastery at Panormitis.
The Hyatt Regency brand returns to Cairo with the anticipated 2020 opening of Hyatt Regency Cairo West. The property is aimed at both business and leisure travelers with its close proximity to Pyramids Heights Business Park, diverse corporations and landmarks such as the Pyramids of Giza.
TAP Air Portugal is adding 15 new weekly flights from the United States and Canada by summer 2020, a new record for the carrier of 71 weekly flights between North America and Portugal.