Goal Zero Sherpa 50 Solar Recharging Kit
This ultra-portable power supply keeps tablets and laptops charged wherever your travels take you, extending the life of a laptop by two hours or a tablet by 15 — and is green, to boot. An Innovation Honoree for Portable Power at this year’s Consumer Electronics Show, the Sherpa 50 weighs less than a bottle of water, fits in a backpack or briefcase, and refuels from the sun in five hours, or two hours from a wall outlet or car adapter. It features USB and DC ports, with an option for AC power through the Sherpa Inverter (sold separately). Or purchase the Laptop Charging Kit to plug your laptop directly into the Power Port. $359.58.
The smallest external device battery in the world, the Jackery Mini weighs less than 3 ounces and fits easily into your pocket or purse. Fully charge an iPhone 5 on one full cycle and get up to 50 extra hours of operational time. The handy power pack holds its charge for up to six months, thanks to unique power-lock technology, and is compatible with iPhone, iPad, iPod, Android and most Windows phones, smartphones, tablets, gaming devices and MP3 players. The durable and stylish aluminum case holds up to the rigors of globetrotting, and the price is commensurate with its size. $24.95.
Swann HD PenCam
Perfect for James Bond enthusiasts, this stylish ballpoint pen cleverly conceals a mini video camera and DVR and shoots HD color videos and high-resolution JPEG images. It captures up to eight hours of video or 72,000 images and accommodates up to a 16GB MicroSD card (not included). The rechargeable lithium-ion battery lasts 45 minutes on a full charge via your computer’s USB port. Fully compatible with Windows 7, XP and Vista and Mac OS X, you can play recorded files on software formats including Windows Media Player, Quick Time, Real Player, VLC, WinDVD and PowerDVD. Or email them or upload them to your favorite content-sharing or social networking websites. $99.99.
This powerful smartphone packs serious performance and high-end capabilities at a bargain price. Built on Android 4.1.2, Jelly Bean, it comes with a 1.5GHz dual-core processor, 13-megapixel rear-facing camera with LED flash and video capture, 1-megapixel front-facing camera and Sprint 4G LTE for surfing the Web. Outfitted with a 5-inch HD 1280 by 720 IPS display with break-resistant LCD and a 2,500 mAh removable lithium-ion battery for up to 15 hours talk time, it’s brimming with eco-friendly attributes including Underwriters Laboratory Environment Platinum Certification and 98 percent recyclable packaging. $99.99 (with a new line or eligible upgrade, two-year service agreement and $50 mail-in rebate, excluding taxes).
Travelers interested in the trend of forest bathing have a new resource at their disposal. Forest Bathing Finder is an all-in-one website that connects forest bathing walkers with trained guides. Forest bathing guides list qualifications and venues, routes, walks and payment requirements for browsing forest bathers to then peruse.
Since 1970, Goway Travel has been committed to providing customized travel experiences for world travelers. Few things are better evidence of this commitment than being awarded the 2019 Trazees award for Favorite Tour Operator. Goway Travel heartily thanks the readers of Trazee Travel for this honor and for their confidence in Goway’s work in creating travel memories that’ll last a lifetime.
At FXExpress Publications, Inc., we can’t wait to #ComeBacktoTravel, and we can’t wait for the travel industry and others to #ComeBacktoGT. Take a visual journey through Japan with us.
THERE’S NO DOUBT 2020 HAS BEEN AN UNPRECEDENTED year for the travel industry. As borders begin to reopen and destinations, hotels and airlines around the world prepare to welcome travelers once again, we’re celebrating travel and looking to the future as we congratulate the winners of our eighth annual Leisure Lifestyle Awards. This annual survey honors the best in the world of leisure and lifestyle travel, awarding goods, services, destinations, hotels, airlines and cruises.
oneworld is an alliance of 13 world-leading airlines committed to providing the highest level of service and connecting you to more than 1,100 destinations around the world.
Best Western Hotels & Resorts opened its third Aiden by Best Western. The Aiden brand is designed to give travelers boutique, modern, stylish and locally inspired stay experiences. The new property is situated in Warm Springs, Georgia, adjacent to the Warm Springs Hotel and Event Center.
Paul Gauguin Cruises offers savings up to $3,050 per person on select voyages when booked by July 8. Round-trip airfare between Los Angeles (LAX) and Papeete (PPT), Tahiti, is included. Deposits for the select sailings have been reduced to $250 per person.
According to the U.S. Small Business Administration’s Office of Advocacy, small businesses create two-thirds of net new jobs and account for nearly 48 percent of the U.S. private sector workforce. And small- and medium-sized businesses outpace all other sectors as one of the fastest-growing in the United States. InterContinental® Hotels Group (IHG) goes above and beyond to create opportunities for this segment with its IHG® Business Edge program, voted Best Small- to Mid-Sized Business Program in Global Traveler’s 2019 GT Tested Reader Survey awards.
Through Sept. 7, guests at M Resort Spa Casino in Las Vegas can enjoy the No Resort Fee Summer promotion. The resort will waive daily resort fees on all reservations, and guests can also take advantage of summer rates beginning as low as $75 per night. Book online or by calling 877 673 7678.