Sony’s “boxless” Bluetooth headset boasts a compact design and features a Smart Charge system with no external battery, thanks to minimized electrical circuits and micro-sized Balanced Armature drivers. The drivers produce a broad, even frequency response with notable vocal clarity and are tuned for higher or lower frequency response and combined to emphasize certain sound characteristics. With a subtle, streamlined design, these unobtrusive headphones let you stream wireless music from compatible players and make hands-free calls. The compact carrying case acts as a portable charging station to charge the earbuds for up to 3.5 hours of use. $299.99.
The “low battery” icon that pops up all too often on mobile phones and other devices strikes fear into the heart of even the most savvy business traveler. Enter the ZAGGsparq, the world’s most powerful battery backup and charger. Compatible with any USB-charged device, including iPhone and iPad, it carries multiple charges and can charge two devices simultaneously. Its Optimized USB port charges smartphones and tablets at optimal speeds, juicing your devices four times faster than traditional backup batteries. To charge devices not compatible with the Optimized charge, plug them into the General USB port. It even comes with complimentary European adapters. $99.99.
The Slim line of USB drives from the iconic Swiss Army brand features iron-clad protection and a range of storage capabilities in a flight-friendly slim design. It’s equipped with the most sophisticated USB data encryption technology available, offering unmatched protection for digital data. Ranging in capacity from 4GB to 128GB (enough to accommodate 26,500 songs or 32 Britannica encyclopedias with multimedia content), the Slim line comes in a range of funky hues including orange, pink and green. Starting at $45.99 (4GB).
This brand-new video/MP3 player with a 1.8-inch color display is a perfect fit for a beach outing. With 4GB of memory, it stores up to 2,300 songs, 20 hours of video or thousands of pictures. The display offers a crisp, clear image and features video playback for easy navigation and viewing of artists and song titles. It has a built-in 5-megapixel camera as well as a video and voice recorder — ideal for recording notes, lectures, you name it. Its high-speed USB 2.0 connection makes for quick file transfers, and the built-in clip keeps your hands free as you multitask away. It’s available in five fun, fresh colors at a budget-friendly price. $24.98.
Travelers interested in the trend of forest bathing have a new resource at their disposal. Forest Bathing Finder is an all-in-one website that connects forest bathing walkers with trained guides. Forest bathing guides list qualifications and venues, routes, walks and payment requirements for browsing forest bathers to then peruse.
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.
At FXExpress Publications, Inc., we can’t wait to #ComeBacktoTravel, and we can’t wait for the travel industry and others to #ComeBacktoGT. Take a visual journey through Japan with us.
THERE’S NO DOUBT 2020 HAS BEEN AN UNPRECEDENTED year for the travel industry. As borders begin to reopen and destinations, hotels and airlines around the world prepare to welcome travelers once again, we’re celebrating travel and looking to the future as we congratulate the winners of our eighth annual Leisure Lifestyle Awards. This annual survey honors the best in the world of leisure and lifestyle travel, awarding goods, services, destinations, hotels, airlines and cruises.
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.
Best Western Hotels & Resorts opened its third Aiden by Best Western. The Aiden brand is designed to give travelers boutique, modern, stylish and locally inspired stay experiences. The new property is situated in Warm Springs, Georgia, adjacent to the Warm Springs Hotel and Event Center.
Paul Gauguin Cruises offers savings up to $3,050 per person on select voyages when booked by July 8. Round-trip airfare between Los Angeles (LAX) and Papeete (PPT), Tahiti, is included. Deposits for the select sailings have been reduced to $250 per person.
United Airlines’ environmentally friendly efforts lessen the impact on local U.S. communities.
Through Sept. 7, guests at M Resort Spa Casino in Las Vegas can enjoy the No Resort Fee Summer promotion. The resort will waive daily resort fees on all reservations, and guests can also take advantage of summer rates beginning as low as $75 per night. Book online or by calling 877 673 7678.