AFTERSHOKZ TREKZ AIR BONE-CONDUCTION HEADPHONES
Instead of isolating you from the world around you as other headphones do, bone-conduction technology means you can still hear traffic and other surrounding noises. The Trekz Air model makes a great choice for runners, cyclists and other sporty types who want to stay safe when they’re out training or on the way to work. Completely water-resistant, lightweight and wireless, these bone-conduction headphones let you take music with you without compromising awareness. $179.95.
AIRMEGA 400S AIR PURIFIER
The quality of the air we breathe is an increasingly important political issue. While we can’t immediately affect air quality outside, using an air purifier inside your home can make a big difference. The 400S works in properties of up to 1,560 square feet, keeping pollutant particles and odors at bay. Check the real-time air quality sensor and switch on the gadget using Amazon Alexa or the accompanying app to keep your home fresh. From $690.
Smartphones turned all of us into photographers, but digital files are easy to forget about. The Prynt Pocket harks back to the days of Polaroid cameras, turning smartphone photos into prints you can enjoy physically. Snap your shot, do some editing and send it to the Prynt Pocket to make your photos shareable, old-school style. $149.99.
CASIO WSD-F20 PRO TREK SMART WATCH
Smartwatches continue to grow in popularity, but most are aimed at city tech heads. If you’re looking for something more rugged, check out this Android-powered smartwatch from Casio. The WSD-F20 Pro Trek is water-resistant to 50 meters; boasts military grade shock and dust resistance; and its smart features, including energy-efficient GPS and a fullcolor offline map, keep you on the trail for days. The WSD-F20 Pro Trek proves smart doesn’t have to mean fragile. $500.
Once an abandoned 1923 constructed warehouse in Asheville, North Carolina, it took a creative group of designers, artists, musicians, chefs and business folks to transform a neglected, 100-year-old structure into one of Asheville’s most interesting and daring hotel projects.
Known as one of the best airports in the world and voted Best Airport in the Middle East by Global Traveler readers, Hamad International Airport aims to set new standards for the airport industry that exceed the expectations of travelers through its facility.
Early on, pickleball had something to do with pickles. Pickles the dog, that is. In one story, the game was named for a family dog that ran off with the ball between sets.
JW Marriott Hotel Mexico City Polanco recently completed renovations of its entrances, lobby, culinary concepts and meeting space. This marks the final stage of the renovation, which began in 2021 with the revitalization of its 269 guestrooms and 45 suites.
One affordable plan can protect an entire year of trips: business or pleasure, short or long, domestic or international.
You know what you’re going to get at an Aman hotel, and also you don’t. Expect peerless service, obsessive attention to detail, architectural elegance worthy of a fashion magazine, a holistic approach to wellness and astounding levels of comfort. But each property is also intimately connected to its setting, and that’s where the surprises lie. For instance, finding yourself on your knees on a sidewalk in Luang Prabang handing out sticky rice to Buddhist monks at 5:30 a.m. isn’t something we expected.