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).
Expansion plans involving a new 14-gate concourse at Mineta San Jose International Airport in California must clear environmental review before moving forward.
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.
Hyatt Regency Barcelona Tower opened following full renovations to its 280 guestrooms and public spaces. The property is the second Hyatt Regency in Spain. The hotel sits in a Barcelona skyline landmark, a 29-story tower topped with a glass dome that provides travelers with 360-degree views and an unparalleled dining experience.
Opened this past November, Osaka Excel Tokyu Hotel rethinks the classic Japanese business hotel format in a delightful way. While the basic design concept is rooted in generations-old Japanese aesthetics, its wow factor comes from the interior designers’ approach of filtering them through a kaleidoscope. This effect is accomplished with ornate hexagonal lamps, carpeting with geometric shape motifs and pops of happy gold and blue hues. The lobby adds to that with a whimsical, but sophisticated mix of artwork and decorative ornaments, with a color palette and ornamentation that extends to 364 private rooms and suites throughout 17 floors.
United Airlines’ environmentally friendly efforts lessen the impact on local U.S. communities.
In an age where airlines continually look for new ways to increase connectivity and offer passengers more options, a new agreement gives United Airlines passengers the ability to book spots on 68 Vistara-operated flights to 26 destinations in India. The agreement goes into effect Feb. 28.
Reconnect with nature and step outside your comfort zone at Palmaïa, The House of AïA. The new Riviera Maya resort focuses on inner exploration and a respect for nature, offering visitors an array of experiences promoting self-discovery and spiritual wellness.
Looking for a truly unique travel experience and considering a new vehicle? The Volvo Overseas Delivery Program is the perfect solution to create your own adventure of a lifetime. Volvo allows you to custom order your new automobile tailored to fit your needs and desires. They will fly you to Sweden to pick up your Volvo so you can drive and explore Scandinavia and Europe on your terms for up to two weeks.
Qatar Airways is expanding this year, adding eight new destinations to its network. The list includes: