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).
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.