CYCLIQ CONNECTED EDITION BIKE LIGHTS
With cycling ever more popular among commuters and recreational riders, technology develops to keep riders safe. Bike lights are a must for anyone riding in the dark, and the Cycliq Fly12 and Fly6 Connected Edition lights come with some impressive extra features. Both the front-facing Fly12 and the rear-facing Fly6 are fitted with integrated cameras that record footage constantly, allowing you to record evidence in case of a collision. Fly6 CE, $179; Fly12 CE, $279.
As 4K technology becomes more common in televisions, projector manufacturers work to bring the technology to their products. Highly regarded home cinema brand BenQ announced the 4Kand HDR-ready HT2550 projector for release in early 2018, at a far more affordable price than the competition. If you’ve got the wall space, treat yourself to a 4K projector for the ultimate home cinema experience. $2,100 (to be confirmed).
VAVA DASH CAM
If you spend a lot of time on the road, a dash cam is a great idea for security. The VAVA records in full HD and supports iOS and Android smartphones, too, as well as providing a live video feed and GPS tracking. It also features a remote picture button so you can take a snap without compromising your safety. Whether you want to record the most beautiful drives on your road trips or collect evidence in the case of an accident, the VAVA is a great dash cam for the purpose. $149.99.
HTC VIVE FOCUS
The new virtual reality headset from HTC is a stand-alone model that displays images without being connected to a computer or smartphone. It’s even more realistic than existing headsets and looks set to be the first VR headset to support six degrees of movement rather than four. Other companies are working on next-generation VR headsets, but HTC just might beat them to the punch with the Vive Focus. Price TBD.
There may not be snow in Los Angeles this season, but Waldorf Astoria Beverly Hills is certainly full of the holiday spirit, with Christmas, Hanukkah and New Year’s events happening in the hotel’s gorgeous event spaces.
The Islands of Tahiti offer a range of captivating activities for travelers with diverse interests, from hiking to breathtaking waterfalls, riding horses on secluded beaches; swimming with sharks; or immersing in Polynesian culture through traditional dance, music and art. For watersports enthusiasts, the crystal-clear lagoons offer exhilarating experiences like surfing, kiteboarding and paddleboarding. And if you’re looking to relax, the pristine beaches, overwater bungalows and tropical sun offer the perfect setting. With 118 islands and atolls to explore, island hopping is an excellent way to experience the full diversity of The Islands of Tahiti. With its blend of adventure, culture and relaxation, The Islands of Tahiti offer a truly unique travel experience.
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Everyone loves a good Christmas tree, but these iconic hotels around the world take it one step further with designer-styled trees illuminating lobbies and public spaces, wowing all who enter. From Lela Rose to Louis Vuitton, don’t miss these ultra-luxury trees redefining tree decorating as we know it.
In addition to intimate settings, smaller staff-to-passenger ratios, and personalized food and beverage options, river cruises have the advantage of providing a deeper dive into a region’s culture, food and history. The Rhine, Rhône and Danube in Europe and the Mississippi River and St. Lawrence in North America have much to offer travelers with their itineraries, tying together beloved cities and lesser-known destinations along their routes.
Whether it's the people, the craic (fun) or the coasts, travelers always find something to love about the island of Ireland. What fills your heart?
With the holidays right around the corner, travelers are preparing for holiday travels. For those looking for a last-minute getaway filled with holiday cheer, consider Croatia. With a variety of winter activities perfect for travelers and locals alike, the Christmas countdown in Croatia is in full swing. Leading up to Christmas, Advent in Croatia makes it even more worth your while to visit the country with free winter incentives. If you plan on visiting Croatia, here are five cities going all out for the holiday season: