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.
Adventure tour operator Explore Worldwide recently conducted a study to find the most underrated travel experiences around the world. The operator analyzed more than 350 lesser-known destinations and experiences across more than 130 countries, ranking them based on how high its Trip Advisor score fared against how many people actually reviewed the activity and how many Google searches the experience received.
United Airlines remains firmly committed toward sustainability in aviation. The latest development in its eco-conscious goals includes working with Oxy Low Carbon Ventures to commercialize the production of sustainable aviation fuels (SAF) with biotech firm Cemvita Factory. Cemvita looks to develop a revolutionary new way to produce SAF by using carbon dioxide and synthetic microbes. Additionally, United Airlines Ventures (UAV) recently announced an equity investment in Fulcrum, and United has invested more in SAF production than any other airline in the world.
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Philadelphia International Airport announced a new Chase Sapphire Lounge by The Club is coming to the airport. Created in collaboration with PHL, MarketPlace PHL, Chase and Airport Dimensions, the 20,000-square-foot lounge space, in the airport’s Terminal D/E connector, will boast locally inspired décor and a curated menu.
Discover why Global Traveler readers named Cunard® the Best Large-Ship Cruise Line for seven consecutive years. For a limited time, book your voyage during Cunard’s Black Friday Sale promotion and take advantage of Reduced Fares*, up to $600 Onboard Credit^ per stateroom, and a 50% Reduced Deposit‡. Choose from an array of exciting journeys, including Transatlantic Crossings and voyages to Alaska, the Caribbean and Canada & New England.
At the end of October, Celebrity Cruises’ newest ship, Celebrity Beyond, arrived in New York City, marking its North American debut and beginning its inaugural U.S. season. I had the pleasure of exploring the ship while it was docked in Bayonne, New Jersey, and learning more about the transformational new ship with the first and American female captain, Kate McCue.
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