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.
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.
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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.
United Airlines’ environmentally friendly efforts lessen the impact on local U.S. communities.
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.
According to the U.S. Small Business Administration’s Office of Advocacy, small businesses create two-thirds of net new jobs and account for nearly 48 percent of the U.S. private sector workforce. And small- and medium-sized businesses outpace all other sectors as one of the fastest-growing in the United States. InterContinental® Hotels Group (IHG) goes above and beyond to create opportunities for this segment with its IHG® Business Edge program, voted Best Small- to Mid-Sized Business Program in Global Traveler’s 2019 GT Tested Reader Survey awards.
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.