Nokia J Headset
Nokia, the Finnish technology behemoth that was one of the first
global mobile phone leaders, calls this new Bluetooth headset its most sophisticated
yet. Light and ergonomic, with an über-sleek stainless steel design that champions
its Scandinavian roots, the J is billed as “Always Ready” — just remove the
earpiece from its holder and you’re ready to talk. The headset does the rest,
powering on, connecting and answering calls. Put the earpiece back in the holder
and the headset will end the call, disconnect and power off. A winner of numerous
design awards, it boasts up to five hours of talk time and up to three months
of standby time. $99.99. www.amazon.com/nokia-j-bluetooth-headset-silver/dp/B004XIB91O
Samsung Series 7 Slate PC
Weighing less than 2 pounds and measuring just a half-inch thick,
the Samsung Series 7 Slate is the ultimate portable PC, equipped with an 11.6-inch
screen, powerful Intel Core i5 processor, a full version of Windows 7 Home Premium
or Windows 7 Professional operating system and an up to 128GB solid-state hard
drive. You can type using the onscreen keyboard and navigate through the Slate’s
features with the highly responsive multitouch screen or write on the screen
using a nifty electromagnetic pen — making it easy to take meeting notes, browse
online or create documents and reports in Microsoft Office 2010. An integrated
microphone and dual 2MP (front)/3MP (rear) cameras can record audio/visual files,
which you can store and share via the full-sized USB port or WiFi, WiMAX and
HSPA connections on the go. The Samsung Power Plus technology means that the
Series 7 Slate battery will retain 80 percent of the original battery capacity
for up to 1,500 charges — so the battery works whenever and wherever you need
it, even after three years of use. $1,099–1,349. www.samsung.com
ZAGGfolio for iPad 2
The parade of cool, cutting-edge accessories for the iPad seems never-ending … and here’s the latest. ZAGGfolio, featuring a carbon fiber textured design and a durable microfiber lining, is a thin, multifunction carrying case with removable Bluetooth keyboard for Apple iPad 2. The intuitive, built-in stand has no moving parts and holds your iPad 2 securely in either profile or landscape orientation. Island-style keys provide maximum typing room, while special function keys operate convenient shortcut features directly from the keyboard. Available in a range of colors, as well as leather styles. $99.99. www.zagg.com
Belkin Travel Router
This innovative travel router lets you take your wireless network with you when you travel, creating a personal hotspot for laptops, smartphones and tablets. The high-speed WiFi connection is perfect for hotel rooms and airports, so you don’t have to rely on wired Ethernet connections or slow bandwidth. Pay for one hotel Internet connection and get all your devices online at the same time — the advanced dual-band performance is perfect for watching movies or TV shows and surfing the Web. Its small size makes it easy to pack, and it comes with a handy, handsome travel case that neatly holds its Ethernet cable and power supply. $79.99. www.belkin.com
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.