FX Excursions

FX Excursions offers the chance for once-in-a-lifetime experiences in destinations around the world.

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May 1, 2008
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Sansa Fuze MP3 Player

Looking for a spiffy, economical alterative to that much-hyped MP3 player that everyone is always talking about? (Hint: It’s a four-letter word that starts with an ‘‘i’’ and ends with a ‘‘d.’’) The brandnew Sansa Fuze from SanDisk is loaded with features, playing music, video, photos, FM radio and audiobooks. It also has a microSD card slot that lets you quickly add content and expand your storage capacity. A built-in voice recorder and 1.9-inch color screen come in handy. It’s available in an array of colors, including black, red, pink and blue; and best of all, with a starting price of $79.99, it’s a bargain that’s hard to beat. $79.99 (2GB, 500 songs), $129.99 (8GB, 2,000 songs). (http://www.sandisk.com/sansafuze)

Panasonic SDR-SW20 Camcorder

Another debut at this year’s Consumer Electronics Show, this camcorder is built for adventure, whether you’re snorkeling in the Caribbean or rockclimbing in South America. Rugged and compact, it’s completely waterproof (in seawater, too) to a depth of five feet, and shock-proof against drops from up to four feet. A “quick start” function means it initiates recording just six-tenths of a second from the time the LCD is opened, making it easy to catch unexpected memorable moments. And you can connect it via USB cable to a DVD burner and press a single button to copy recorded video clips from an SDHC/SD memory card to a DVD disc. $399.95. (http://www.panasonic.com)

Slingbox SOLO

The latest version of this very nifty device has a streamlined new silhouette and is compatible with both standard and high-definition televisions. It magically transforms your PC, laptop, Mac, and a variety of smartphones into personal, portable TVs, letting you view your cable, satellite or DVR programming on a wide range of devices anywhere you can access the Internet. So if you’re cooped up in a hotel room halfway around the world, you can still catch all your favorite shows. How cool is that? $179.99. (http://www.slingmedia.com)

Ziszor! Handheld Paper Shredder

Drowning in piles of unopened junk mail and old bills, but afraid to toss them for fear a conniving scoundrel will root through your garbage and steal your identity? Paper shredders are a terrific solution, except for the fact that they’re usually too unsightly and unwieldy to assimilate gracefully into your décor. Never fear — here’s Ziszor! to the rescue! A sporty, handheld paper shredder that measures just 10 inches long and weighs less than 1.5 pounds, it’ll take care of any sensitive documents in no time and even comes with disposable plastic catch-bags, so there’s no need to stand over the garbage as you shred away. Just insert any folded paper (up to five sheets) into the slot, press the trigger button, and presto! — sensitive documents are julienned instantly. It’s powered by four AA batteries, which are included, along with three catch-bags. $39.50. (http://www.ziszor.com)

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Sep 17, 2021

Hotel del Coronado Reveals New Lobby, Front Porch

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.

Register Today for the Most Important Gathering of Business Travel Professionals

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.

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Philadelphia’s Fairmount Boasts Impressive Collections and a Friendly Vibe

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.

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Rosewood San Francisco to Open in 2026

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 Future of Hamad International Airport

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.

September 2021
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Slow Down and Unwind in Easy-Going Phuket

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.

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A Master Class in Tuscan Wine at Grand Universe Lucca, Autograph Collection

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.

Greece: Destination Luxury

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.

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Puerto Rico Reiterates Its Commitment to LGBTQ+ Community with New Initiatives

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.