Best known for its advanced fitness trackers, Fitbit also makes an impressive smartwatch. The Ionic can track a variety of different workouts thanks to a selection of algorithms, as well as offering best-in-class GPS performance and more than four days of battery life. Combining the best fitness tracking features with a well-designed smartwatch means Fitbit is on to a winner. $269.95
Bluetooth speakers have quickly become a must-have for many travelers, and this model from Ultimate Ears boasts a full IP67 waterproofing rating for safe use by the pool or on the beach. The manufacturer claims you can fully submerge the speaker in water with no ill effects, but you’ll probably have more fun listening to its top-notch audio above water. Choose from blue, red or black models, and download the accompanying app for easy controls. $199.99.
PRO-JECT JUKE BOX E
Add a touch of classic sophistication to your home stereo system with this all-inone turntable from Pro-Ject. Connect it to a pair of speakers and make yourself a complete audio system with vinyl playback and Bluetooth connectivity so you can play tunes from your other devices. If you want to play records without getting caught up in a super-complicated hi-fi setup with separate amplifiers, the Juke Box E makes a great choice. $499.
Business travel often involves taking valuable gadgets along for the ride, as well as some security worries. Solgaard came up with an anti-theft backpack for great peace of mind. The Lifepack features an anti-theft lock, secret pockets for vital documents and a drop-proof laptop compartment, as well as a solar charger and battery pack so you will never run out of juice. Plus, it’s water-resistant, so you won’t have to worry about damaging your stuff if you get caught in the rain. $179.
The Franklin London Launches Afternoon Tea Inspired by Victoria & Albert Museum’s “Alice: Curiouser and Curiouser”
The Franklin London – Starhotels Collezione, located in the heart of Knightsbridge, launched a new afternoon tea inspired by the “Alice: Curiouser and Curiouser” exhibit at the nearby Victoria & Albert Museum. Diners booking the tea also have the option to book an offer including a pre-reserved ticket to the in-demand exhibition.
The biggest names in the Middle East sporting community will gather for the Sports Industry Awards as the event returns for its eighth edition. SPIA recognizes the achievements of individuals, organizations, facilities and campaigns that contributed to the development of sport in the region.
Pride Month is in full swing and to celebrate the community, make a colorful cocktail everyone will enjoy. These colorful ingredients will get the party started during Pride or any time of the year. Start this recipe the night before to create the rainbow ice cubes.
Up Norway, Norway’s travel curator, partners with sustainability experts to offer travelers a new tour. The Discovery Route, called the “world’s most sustainable journey,” combines personal wellness with the wellness of the environment.
The Sports Industry Awards returned with a bang last night as 200 guests packed the W Hotel Great Ball Room for the gala ceremony.
Driving into Dallas during a rainstorm, we were eager to arrive at our destination. The valet parking at Marriott Dallas Uptown is underground and ideal for inclement weather. We took the elevator to the lobby and made our way to the registration desk. The staff wore masks, but still managed to convey a warm greeting. On the wall behind them hung a colorful piece of art made partially from reclaimed wood that depicts neighborhood scenes. The new hotel covers an entire block in a residential area and opened earlier this year.
Business travel is on the brink of returning, according to three new reports. The latest monthly Traveler Confidence Index developed by Travel Again shows business traveler confidence soared in May, with 42 percent now fully ready to travel, up from just 20 percent in April. An additional 31 percent are planning some type of business travel for summer, with 74 percent willing to travel domestically for business in the next 90 days. However, employers may not be as ready, with only 22 percent of business travel respondents with current business travel plans.
Although travel restrictions are beginning to lift, many Americans aren’t ready to travel yet, but still want to get out and explore something new. WalletHub, a personal-finance website, recently conducted a study to find out the best cities for a staycation this summer.