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
FOUNDED IN 1534, QUITO sits at almost 10,000 feet, making it the second-highest capital city in the world. Located just 14 miles south of the equator, the city enjoys a spring-like climate year-round, from the cool 50s at night to the low 80s during the day. With a consistent 12 hours of daylight, Quito is, literally, one of the greenest cities in the world.
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.
While we wait patiently for the go-ahead to travel, Crystal Cruises offers some home-bound programming with [email protected]. The virtual cruise experience was created to appease the wandering traveler’s eye and inspire future vacation plans, all from the comfort of home — a growing theme in the industry, but a novel idea in the cruising world.
A new report shows the country’s most miserable airports: Newark (EWR), Chicago O’Hare (ORD) and LaGuardia (LGA) rank near the top of the list.
United Airlines’ environmentally friendly efforts lessen the impact on local U.S. communities.
THE LABELS ON SOME OF TODAY’S wine bottles sport a relatively new vocabulary, one that explains how the grapes were grown and made into wine. They include such terms as sustainable, organic and biodynamic, among others, and they warrant some explanation. Were the grapes grown by sustainable farming? Were they sprayed with organic fertilizers? Is the wine biodynamic? A number of the terms are new to many consumers. Some are controlled by the U.S. government; others are not. For simple definitions of this relatively new vocabulary, consider the following.
Kempinski Hotels are recognizing KEMPINSKI DISCOVERY members during this time of crisis: In case of interrupted stays, members of the loyalty program will not only be recognized for nights effectively stayed, but also for the nights they had to cut short.
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.
Two Florida Resorts, Naples Grande Beach Resort and Cheeca Lodge & Spa, See Trend of Rescheduling as Opposed to Canceling in Light of COVID-19 Outbreak
Good news is welcome in these times of uncertainty, and at least two Florida resorts, Naples Grande Beach Resort and Cheeca Lodge & Spa, are finding most travelers are opting to reschedule upcoming events and stays rather than cancel — a bright outlook for the travel industry to bounce back quickly once the COVID-19 pandemic is over.