Hammacher Schlemmer Photo to iPad Scanning Dock
This groovy multitasking gizmo saves irreplaceable photos directly to your iPad while docking and charging the device, making it a snap to preserve your most precious pics (and documents). A free app controls the sheet-fed scanner, converting photos to a sharp 300- or 600-dpi JPG image in as little as 12 seconds, displaying them on screen in real time and stashing them on your camera roll. The dock recharges your iPad in five hours while holding it upright and scans sheets up to 8.5 inches by 14 inches. Compatible with iPad 4, iPad Mini and iPhone 5/s/c running iOS 6 or later. $119.95.
Samsung Galaxy S6 and S6 edge
Billed as the most advanced smartphones on the market, the Galaxy S6 and S6 edge (with a dual curved-edge design) live up to the red-hot hype. They boast Samsung’s cutting-edge core technology, including the world’s first 14nm mobile processor with 64-bit platform, plus a new LPDDR4 memory system and UFS 2.0 flash memory for higher performance and enhanced memory speed with lower power consumption. The ultra-vivid front (5MP) and rear (16MP) cameras feature advanced light sensitivities and solutions for the best image quality available in a smartphone. Launch the camera from any screen in 0.7 seconds by double-clicking the home button. Sprint offers a free S6 with the Unlimited Plus Plan at $80/month; other plans vary.
Most travelers are familiar with the havoc insomnia and jet lag can wreak on productivity. This high-tech sleep aid uses electromechanical transducers to convert music’s electrical signals into calming vibrations only you can hear to reduce stress, stimulate your relaxation response and improve sleep. Simply download the five included music programs to your device (or purchase the optional pre-loaded MP3 player), connect the player to a cord within the zippered pocket, place the Dreampad Mini in your own pillowcase, and you’ll soon be snoozing. More than 80 percent of participants in a recent study showed a significant relaxation response within 15 minutes, but there’s a 30-day, money-back guarantee. $179.
The world’s first interactive portable Android whiteboard, this innovative projector turns any flat surface — wall, ceiling or floor — into an 80-inch touch screen. Just turn it on, grab an infrared stylus (two included, as well as an AirMouse) and start interacting: Write on documents or present proposals and slide decks on the go. It’s equipped with a built-in Android operating system, WiFi and 4GB of onboard memory, so you can download apps via Google Play or project any native Android app by plugging in your tablet or phone. It’s about the size of a day planner, so you can easily take it with you. $599.
New Orleans has a full roster of activities, events and festivals enticing guests throughout February and March.
IHG® Business Edge: Working Together with SMEs for a smarter way to manage travel
With Black History Month and Women’s History Month right around the corner, it’s time to highlight and recognize South African women working hard to make the travel industry better.
Since Cheval Blanc, an extraordinary, newly designed and refurbished 72-room hotel owned by Louis Vuitton Moet Hennessey, launched in September 2021, it has been the talk of the town. Le Tout-Paris remarks about its WOW factor … and the hard-to-get reservations for the 30 seats at Plenitude, the intimate, first-floor gastronomic outlet headed by chef Arnaud Donckele, who earned three Michelin stars at Cheval Blanc Saint Tropez. Reservations are also recommended for Limbar, the ground-floor bakery/café/tea shop/bar where we watched Pastry Chef Maxime Frédéric preparing desserts and an absolute must-have for dinner at Le Tout-Paris, the 7th-floor, all-day brasserie. This brightly colored space, with its raised seating and Fauve-like floor tiles and the adjacent Milanese restaurant, Langosteria, both have access to terraces facing the Seine River, with amazing views encompassing Notre Dame to the Eiffel Tower.
Located in the South Pacific, The Islands of Tahiti are just eight hours by air from California. Surrounded by pristine, crystal-clear blue waters, the 118 islands and atolls offer natural beauty, authentic island culture and unique French Polynesian style. The Islands of Tahiti are world-renowned for white-sand beaches, stunning turquoise lagoons and varied landscapes ranging from coral atolls to volcanic mountain peaks. Privacy comes naturally in The Islands of Tahiti and offers visitors the space to relax and reconnect and to be Embraced By Mana. Mana is the life force and spirit that connects all things in The Islands of Tahiti.
Nevada-based The Spa at Green Valley by Well & Being and The Spa at Red Rock by Well & Being celebrate the start of 2022 with new health, wellness and spa treatments available through March 31. Both spas offer an array of treatments for guests wanting to relax and unwind before 2022 kicks into full gear.
Now through Jan. 28, JEOPARDY! and Lindblad Expeditions team up for a viewer promotion, the JEOPARDY! Explore Alaska Sweepstakes. The contest will award 10 winners and their guests with an eight-day, small-ship cruise of Alaska’s coastal wilderness.
Go ahead, take a nice, deep breath. Because a Seabourn voyage is all about this moment you’ve come so far in life to embrace. It’s not an escape, it’s an arrival.
It’s time to start dreaming of your next trip. Here’s some destination inspiration for you. Take a visual journey through Santorini, Greece, with us.