X-Project WiFi Portable Pocket Projector
This palm-sized HD projector utilizes LED technology and 100 lumens to display high-contrast images in brilliant color. It generates its own WiFi signal, so you can tap into your mobile devices and stream content from online sources or from your smartphone, tablet or computer; or upload media from an SD card or USB stick. Weighing 10 ounces, XProject easily goes anywhere; just set it up to face a hard, flat surface and select the images you want to stream. With a battery providing up to two hours of continuous playtime, create your own personal movie theater anywhere in the world. Includes a remote control, AC adapter, travel pouch, mini-USB and HDMI cable. $499.99.
This first-of-its-kind, high-resolution GPS/GLONASS mapping watch is the new must-have for outdoor enthusiasts looking for an unmatched hands-free navigator. Featuring a 1.4-inch, high-resolution color touchscreen, epix comes preloaded with a worldwide shaded relief base map, a free one-year subscription to BirdsEye Satellite Imagery, plus 8 GB of memory for additional maps. It also uses the Connect IQ open platform so you can customize your watch with apps, widgets, data fields and unique watch faces to make your Garmin smartwatch even smarter. Epix displays notifications from your Bluetooth device so you never miss a text or email, and it’s rugged, with PVD-coated surfaces and a water rating of 50 meters. $549.99.
Samsung Portable SSD T1 External Drive
A 2015 CES Innovation Awards honoree, this stylish, portable solid-state drive represents a new standard of storage. Designed for speed and security without sacrificing style, it’s ideal for business travelers needing secure local storage to quickly transfer large amounts of data on the go. Powered by Samsung’s proprietary 3D Vertical NAND technology, the drive boasts a write speed up to 100 times faster and a data-transfer speed four times faster than an external hard disk drive: Transfer a 3GB movie file in eight seconds or a 10GB movie in 27 seconds. Using an AES 256-bit encryption algorithm, it’s simple to use and accessed with one password. With no moving parts, it withstands more shock impact than alternative storage solutions. 250GB, 500GB and 1TB. Starts at $179.99.
Bang & Olufsen BeoPlay H8 Wireless Headphones
Audiophile brand extraordinaire Bang & Olufsen introduces its first-ever wireless Bluetooth, active noise-canceling headphones, which the brand bills as simply the best headphones ever made. Weighing just less than 9 ounces, the H8 boast signature state-of-the-art sound and memory foam ear pads covered in supple lambskin that readily contour to your ears for maximum comfort. An intuitive touch interface on the anodized aluminum ear cups makes turning music on and off, answering calls, forwarding tracks or turning up the volume a snap — or, rather, a tap or a swipe. Available in two gorgeous colors. $499.
Vail Resorts opted to close all 37 resorts early in response to the current COVID-19 pandemic, but the mountain resort operator also wanted to give back to the community in the face of this adversity. The excess perishable food from the various properties was donated to 30 local food banks, schools and community organizations in the communities where Vail Resorts employees live, work and play. Fruit, vegetables, cheese, juice, granola bars and more went to mountain communities from Colorado and Vermont to British Columbia.
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.
The airline industry responds to the COVID-19 pandemic with updates on cancellations, route capacity reductions and rebooking policies. Here’s an update.
IN A FIRST-OF-ITS-KIND PARTNERSHIP, Singapore Airlines and AeroFarms, the leader in indoor vertical farming, launched a Farm-to-Plane initiative to bring the world’s freshest inflight produce to Singapore flights from Newark International Airport and John F. Kennedy International Airport.
The city took its name from Athena, goddess of wisdom, strategy and war, and protector of the city. The financial, political and administrative center of the country and an all-powerful city-state in antiquity, Athens is a major center of culture. A visit to the first-ever museum dedicated to Byzantium, a stroll around the National Garden and a trip to the Olympeion archaeological site will take you back through time.
While we may be physically restricted as to where we travel, that doesn’t stop the wandering spirit from feeling the need to explore. With the rise of virtual tourism, we can do just that — explore, but from home.
As a result of travel restrictions and drastic reductions in flights worldwide, Munich Airport is suffering from decreases in nearly every area of its operations. Take-offs and landings reached a low last week, with traffic plummeting to less than 10 percent of the number year over year. Passenger traffic is at 5 percent of last year’s level.
Finding a beachfront Punta Cana all-inclusive resort for all ages can be daunting when you want to take home great memories with loved ones but also experience a sophisticated escape. Now, you can have both thanks to a new resort: Finest Punta Cana.
For the next several weeks, we are compiling the thoughts and experiences of our staff, writers and readers about the ongoing COVID-19 crisis. As a travel publication, we’ve all been affected during these difficult times, as have many of our clients, friends, partners and more.