KINESIS ADVANTAGE2 ERGONOMIC KEYBOARD
A market leader in the field, Kinesis has made ergonomic keyboards for more than a quarter of a century. Anyone who spends a lot of time typing will appreciate the concave keys that reduce finger extension and the vertical columns of keys Kinesis claims best suit the natural motion of your fingers. While it doesn’t come cheap, the Advantage2 makes a great purchase for those worried about the effects of muscle tension and fatigue when typing for extended periods. $349.
APPLE IPHONE XS AND XS MAX
The latest iteration of Apple’s iconic smartphone might look similar to its predecessor, but you’ll find some important upgrades under the hood. Alongside an A12 Bionic chipset, up to 512GB internal storage and an improved camera, the device also boasts improved stereo speakers, an IP68 water- and dust-resistance rating and a dual SIM option that will suit international travelers. Choose from the 5.8-inch iPhone XS or the 6.5-inch iPhone XS Max, both available in gold, silver or space gray. From $999.
POLAR VANTAGE V
If you are serious about fitness, a smartwatch from Polar is one of the best ways to keep track of your performance. The brand always targeted serious athletes — sometimes at the expense of aesthetics — but the Vantage V combines performance with good looks and wearability. The 1.2-inch circular case is streamlined but still has room for the latest Precision Prime optical heartrate monitoring technology, an altitude sensor and even a running power sensor. The Vantage V also ships with Training Load Pro technology, which estimates the intensity of your workout, as well as Recovery Pro, which tells you when your body is ready to hit the road again. $499.
SAMSUNG GALAXY TAB S4
The first Android 2-in-1 tablet to offer tablet and laptop functionality to rival the iPad Pro 10.5, the Samsung packs in some great features. To begin, the 10.5-inch HDR OLED display looks great. The 4GB of RAM can handle complex tasks, and the 64GB microSD storage is expandable for those who work with a lot of data. The price includes an S Pen controller, and DeX connectivity allows you to open multiple tabs at once, just like on a laptop. From $649.
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.
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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.
The Saronic or Argo Saronic Islands of Greece call travelers to explore its seven small islands and islets brimming with history, natural sites and more. With most easily accessible by boat, the islands’ proximity to ports of Athens make the Saronic Islands an ideal destination for those preferring shorter boat rides. In fact, trips from Athens ports to the islands take only between 10 minutes and two hours, depending on the island you choose, making them perfect for day or weekend trips. From Piraeus port, you can access Hydra, Spetses, Aegina and Poros directly. Come explore these stunning islands with us and find the inspiration to plan your next trip to these islands. Hydra Hydra town curves around a slope overlooking the Argosaronic Gulf like an amphitheater and is considered one of the most romantic destinations in Greece. Most unique to the island is its lack of vehicles. People on the island get around on mules and donkeys as well as water taxis, making for a peaceful and laid-back day. Hydra lies a two-hour ferry ride from Piraeus port in Athens.
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: