JABRA ELITE ACTIVE 65T
If you like listening to music while you exercise, it pays to get headphones designed for the purpose. Instead of bulky over-ear models or uncomfortable buds, go for the Jabra Elite Active 65t — secure-fit, wireless earbuds that are sweat-, water- and dust-resistant, so you know they’re built to last. With five hours of battery life, you’ll have music for long training sessions, and a built-in accelerometer helps to measure performance with an accompanying app. $169.
ROKU STREAMING STICK PLUS
So-called “cord cutters” continue to replace traditional cable TV packages with streaming services, and Roku leads the market. The company’s Streaming Stick Plus offers upgrades to 4K HDR video and Dolby Atmos audio support, so you know you’re getting a top piece of kit. Plus, as a result of Roku’s famous neutrality, you’ll get access to Netflix, Amazon and almost every other streaming service, with Apple iTunes the only notable exception. Take it with you on business trips and enjoy streaming services anywhere with a WiFi connection. $70.
AMAZON ECHO BUTTON
Tech giant Amazon continues to develop devices for a new line known as Alexa Gadgets, and the first is the Echo Button. You can use the Buttons to play single- and multi-player games from the Alexa Skills store, bringing parlor games into the 21st century. It makes a great addition to your home for after-dinner fun, with Trivial Escape Tap, Party Foul and Button Monte games available from launch. Now there’s no need to dredge up the board games of your childhood to keep guests entertained. Pack of two, $19.99.
GLYPH ATOM SSD
For business travelers using sensitive documents on the road, it’s important to have a backup. The Glyph Atom SSD, a pocket-sized external drive, can slip easily into your jacket pocket, giving you secure access to your files wherever you are. Available in 275GB, 525GB and 1TB versions, the Glyph Atom is extremely durable thanks to the solid-state drive, aluminum construction and rubber casing. Mac users will also be pleased to hear it is one of the few drives on the market that works directly with Apple computers without the need of a dongle. 275GB, $150; 525GB, $250; 1TB, $440.
Considering an autumnal adventure or Thanksgiving trip this year? Well, with walkable cities, cozy pubs and lots of seasonal festivals, the island of Ireland is calling. And if you need more reasons to Press the Green Button and go, take a look and see what awaits you on the Emerald Isle …
Escape to Italy’s Gavi region and settle in for one of the new experiential summer stay offerings within the peaceful setting of Locanda La Raia. The intimately proportioned, 12-room boutique mansion hotel is located between the cities of Milan and Genoa. The setting? A 180-hectare estate comprised of vineyards, meadows and forests of chestnut trees, elderflower and acacia, all of which provide a habitat for birds and wildlife.
The Ritz-Carlton Maui, Kapalua recently announced the final phase of a $100 million resort-wide transformation, set to be unveiled by the end of 2022. Located across 54 acres of pristine, wide-open space overlooking Honokahua Bay, The Ritz-Carlton Maui, Kapalua is a sanctuary for guests seeking a luxurious escape.
United Airlines remains firmly committed toward sustainability in aviation. The latest development in its eco-conscious goals includes working with Oxy Low Carbon Ventures to commercialize the production of sustainable aviation fuels (SAF) with biotech firm Cemvita Factory. Cemvita looks to develop a revolutionary new way to produce SAF by using carbon dioxide and synthetic microbes. Additionally, United Airlines Ventures (UAV) recently announced an equity investment in Fulcrum, and United has invested more in SAF production than any other airline in the world.
Whether you prefer a villa on the beach or an ultra-luxe suite downtown, you’ll find everything you’re looking for in Los Cabos.
The best food tours go beyond reliving a newly arrived traveler of having to figure out which restaurant or bar to hit first. They also provide context in explaining how a destination’s crops and cuisine tie in with a place’s historical events and different populations. During a vacation in Iceland, 20-year veteran tour guide and proud Madeira native Jaqueline Freitas was reminded of this when she put herself in the hands of a savvy Reykjavik guide leading a street food tour.