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.
Legendary Hotel del Coronado reached another milestone in its $400 million Master Plan reimagination, with the completion of an extensive, historic restoration of the hotel’s front porch and lobby; a redesigned main entry and drive experience; new guestrooms in The Views area; and refreshed retail concepts.
Since its prestige for attracting the world elite grew in the 1960s, Greece remains the go-to destination for glittering holidays. Each step of the journey is enrobed in luxury, from culinary traditions with the highest standard of execution and name-brand, high-end shopping to first-rate wellness locales and elite accommodations, like 5-star hotels, private villas and yachts.
As a native of the Philadelphia region, I’m quite familiar with the drive in and out of the City of Brotherly Love. Even as the city’s skyline continually transforms, my favorite views of Philadelphia have always been along Boathouse Row, with the Philadelphia Museum of Art rising in the background, before looping around the museum to the flag-lined Benjamin Franklin Parkway. Home to many of Philadelphia’s incredible and world-renowned museums, the Fairmount neighborhood is fittingly aesthetically pleasing and practically synonymous with fine art.
Set to open in 2026, Rosewood San Francisco will be the last skyscraper developed in the downtown region for the foreseeable future. The projected 800-foot-tall property will host a hotel, residences, office and rental spaces. The brand’s third property in California will join Rosewood Sand Hill in Menlo Park, and Rosewood Miramar Beach in Montecito.
The Global Business Travel Association’s (GBTA) Convention 2021 will be unlike any other convention before it, as we come together in person for the first time since the business travel industry drastically changed and look forward to rebuilding and reshaping the future. GBTA Convention 2021 will bring all of us together to learn from experts and each other, in-person at Orange County Convention Center in Orlando, Florida, Nov. 17–19. The safety of our attendees is our top priority. View health and safety protocols.
It’s not even 9a.m. in the sleepy fishing village of Rawai on Thailand’s famous Phuket Island, but already the turquoise waters of the Andaman Sea swarm with local fishermen casting their lines and releasing their nets from the bows of rustic long-tail boats. The scents of lemongrass, incense and sweet pandan leaves season the air as the villagers slowly rise from their beachside bungalows to start their day. In just a few more hours, the fishermen will return with their catches, filling the stalls of the iconic Rawai Seafood Market with buckets of shellfish and displays of fresh filets. Visitors line up each afternoon for the catch of the day, selecting their fish with care before hauling their purchases across the well-worn road to the restaurants opposite the market to have the fish cooked for 100 Thai baht per kilo.
Tuscany’s Lucca is home to Grand Universe Lucca, which brings the region’s best wines front and center to its guests. The hotel features three immersive Tuscan Wine tasting experiences: Montalcino, Montecarlo, and Super Tuscan and Chianti Classico.
Without a doubt, the pandemic changed the role of airports in the travel industry. Hamad International Airport’s role evolved in many ways since the pandemic hit. Now, more than ever, airports are responsible for creating a secure passenger experience. As the gateway to Qatar and the world, the safety and wellbeing of staff and passengers has always been at the core of Hamad International Airport’s strategy.
Discover Puerto Rico reiterated its commitment to the LGBTQ+ community with strong participation at the 2021 International Gay and Lesbian Travel Association Annual Global Convention, where it provided insight into a variety of new efforts to foster inclusion on a local and global scale.