The PLAY range of wireless speakers includes three speakers of varying sizes as well as a subwoofer for extra bass. You can combine the speakers in a multiroom system that uses your home WiFi to beam music around the house, and improve your TV audio with the Beam soundbar. Sonos is one of the original WiFi speaker manufacturers, known for making high-quality audio gear, and the PLAY system doesn’t disappoint. Speaker sets from $298.
APPLE TV 4K
Television technology continues to advance at a rapid pace, and sets that are just a few years old may now be missing some key features. If you don’t want to invest in a whole new television, add a streaming device like the Apple TV. The streaming box plugs into your existing television and delivers content from all major streaming services in 4K, HDR 10 and Dolby Vision to all compatible devices. $179.
PEAK DESIGN TECH POUCH
Every new gadget you buy invariably comes with additional cables and accessories that need to be stored and carried around. The Tech Pouch from Peak Design aims to make traveling with your tech gear stress-free, providing a well-designed holder for chargers, batteries, SD cards and any other items. Its recycled nylon shell keeps everything clean and dry, plus there are thoughtful features like a cable pass-through for easy charging. Choose from black or sage green. $59.95.
This digital camera from legendary brand Leica boasts a standout feature compared to the rest of the range: It’s waterproof. While there are plenty of waterproof cameras out there, most sacrifice performance for durability. The difference here is the X-U offers the amazing visual quality you’d expect from Leica — thanks to a 16.5-megapixel APS-C CMOS sensor and a Summilux 23mm f/1.7 lens — and is also waterproof to 15 meters and shockproof to up to a 1.22-meter drop. It’s got a hefty price tag, but the Leica X-U should last for years. $3,500.
San Antonio celebrated 300 years of progress in May 2018. With a clear vision following that anniversary year, the Texan city set its sights firmly on 300 more. While commemorating this milestone, the city underwent a major overhaul to prepare for the next phase in its history.
Custom order your Volvo through the Overseas Delivery Program and receive round-trip airfare, hotel accommodations, and a personalized delivery at the Volvo Factory Delivery Experience in Gothenburg, Sweden. Your experience begins in Sweden with insurance and registration included, enabling you to drive your new Volvo throughout Scandinavia and Europe. Create the adventure of a lifetime with the program named Best Overseas Delivery four years running, and return home with the ultimate souvenir.
When you think of a relaxing spa day, mountains, rivers and view of gorgeous landscapes pop in your head; a place to get away from the hustle and bustle of any city’s booming music and honking taxis. SoJo Spa Club and Hotel gives you the relaxing feeling of being away while still staying close to the busy center of Manhattan.
I was part of a group of travelers attending the Hamad International Airport Expansion presentation in Doha. Most arrived the day before, but due to a family commitment, I arrived the following day. A driver picked me up at the airport and drove me to the sleek and modern Mondrian Doha, designed by Marcel Wanders of the Netherlands. The 270-room property was the first sbe hotel in the Middle East. My luggage was scanned and put aside for a hand check and the guard removed the little sleep sound device I use to cover city noise when I sleep and travel. “No speakers allowed,” the guard said, but once I explained what the item was he allowed me to take it. From there, check-in was swift, and I received a packet of information about dinner and the week’s agenda.
Step right up to the greatest show on Earth as FXExpress Publications, Global Traveler, trazeetravel.com and whereverfamily.com celebrate their 2020 award winners! Join the big top on Dec. 14 as we virtually award the winners of the 17th annual GT Tested Reader Survey awards, including the Airline and Hotel of the Year; the 17th annual Wines on the Wing Airline Wine Survey; the eighth annual Leisure Lifestyle Awards; the sixth annual The Trazees; and the third annual Wherever Awards.
As ACI EUROPE and leading European aviation associations recently detailed a plan to make sustainable aviation a reality, Munich Airport continues its work toward climate neutrality. In 2019, MUC was one of the first airports in Germany to sign a Net Zero Carbon resolution alongside more than 200 other European airports in 2019. The pledge aims to deliver net zero airport CO2 emissions by 2050.
The Galt House Hotel in Louisville, Kentucky, introduces new meeting offerings starting this month. Louisville’s only waterfront hotel recently underwent a property-wide $80 million renovation on all guestrooms, meeting spaces and new food and beverage concepts.
Though air travel slowed as airports temporarily closed and borders shuttered to stifle the spread of coronavirus, the airline industry — led by oneworld alliance member airlines — enacted enhanced protective measures to reduce risk and protect passengers.
As the vaccine rolls out and travel begins to pick up, it’s time to start dreaming of your next international trip. Here’s some destination inspiration for you. Take a visual journey through Madrid, Spain, with us.