Boostcase for iPhone 6 and 6 Plus
This innovative two-piece design includes an ultra-thin snap case with a battery sleeve you can attach in a single click when you need a boost of juice and remove when you don’t. The rechargeable 2700mAh battery sleeve adds more than a 100 percent recharge for the iPhone 6. You can simultaneously charge and sync your iPhone and Boostcase, and an LED light bar shows your remaining battery level. The iPhone 6 Boostcase comes in clear, black, gold, pink coral and orchid colorways; the iPhone 6 Plus Boostcase is available in gold, black and clear. The Gemstone collection offers eight fashion-forward colors: pink tourmaline, ruby, topaz, emerald, sapphire, amethyst, onyx and clear. $99.95–129.95.
Ecoxgear Sol Jam
The industry’s first 100 percent waterproof portable Bluetooth speaker with integrated HD solar panels, the Sol Jam uses the sun’s rays to charge the internal battery so you never have to plug it in to keep the party rocking (though you can if you’d like — it’s also a standard speaker). Its portable size means it can easily come along to the beach or on other outdoor adventures, and its top-facing controls make it easy to navigate your music. $150.
This handy new app offers cultural, societal, etiquette and business practice information for 150 countries, from Afghanistan to Zimbabwe. Ideal for business travelers, executives relocating to foreign countries, conference organizers and virtually any company conducting business across borders, the app supplies the skinny on communication habits, business protocols and social etiquette. Created by a business travel consulting firm that’s provided cultural training for international travelers and expats for 15 years, it also provides access to local maps, pertinent articles and downloadable pocket guides for each country so you can use it when you’re not online. Available on iOS and Android.
Phiaton Noise-Cancelling PS 202 NC Earphones
New from audio company Phiaton, these sleek earphones block out 95 percent of ambient background noise and emphasize high-frequency clarity and rich bass with newly developed drivers and an optimized vibration system. You can manage your playlists and answer phone calls with an in-line remote and microphone that include a music and call button, and Phiaton’s exclusive Everplay-X technology lets you keep answering your phone or listening to your music even if the battery runs out. The half in-ear design means hours of comfortable listening, enhanced by four different sizes of silicon ear tips or Comply foam tips (included). $89.
There may not be snow in Los Angeles this season, but Waldorf Astoria Beverly Hills is certainly full of the holiday spirit, with Christmas, Hanukkah and New Year’s events happening in the hotel’s gorgeous event spaces.
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The Saronic or Argo Saronic Islands of Greece call travelers to explore its seven small islands and islets brimming with history, natural sites and more. With most easily accessible by boat, the islands’ proximity to ports of Athens make the Saronic Islands an ideal destination for those preferring shorter boat rides. In fact, trips from Athens ports to the islands take only between 10 minutes and two hours, depending on the island you choose, making them perfect for day or weekend trips. From Piraeus port, you can access Hydra, Spetses, Aegina and Poros directly. Come explore these stunning islands with us and find the inspiration to plan your next trip to these islands. Hydra Hydra town curves around a slope overlooking the Argosaronic Gulf like an amphitheater and is considered one of the most romantic destinations in Greece. Most unique to the island is its lack of vehicles. People on the island get around on mules and donkeys as well as water taxis, making for a peaceful and laid-back day. Hydra lies a two-hour ferry ride from Piraeus port in Athens.
Everyone loves a good Christmas tree, but these iconic hotels around the world take it one step further with designer-styled trees illuminating lobbies and public spaces, wowing all who enter. From Lela Rose to Louis Vuitton, don’t miss these ultra-luxury trees redefining tree decorating as we know it.
In addition to intimate settings, smaller staff-to-passenger ratios, and personalized food and beverage options, river cruises have the advantage of providing a deeper dive into a region’s culture, food and history. The Rhine, Rhône and Danube in Europe and the Mississippi River and St. Lawrence in North America have much to offer travelers with their itineraries, tying together beloved cities and lesser-known destinations along their routes.
Many small- and medium-sized businesses face time and budget constraints when organizing corporate hotel travel for employees. To address this problem, IHG® Business Edge emerged as a cost-free business travel solution for small- to medium-sized enterprises, offering travel managers exclusive access to enticing perks, handpicked educational resources and comprehensive company travel metrics. IHG Business Edge connects our loyal customers to our portfolio of 5,800 hotels and resorts across 18 brands in more than 100 countries.
With the holidays right around the corner, travelers are preparing for holiday travels. For those looking for a last-minute getaway filled with holiday cheer, consider Croatia. With a variety of winter activities perfect for travelers and locals alike, the Christmas countdown in Croatia is in full swing. Leading up to Christmas, Advent in Croatia makes it even more worth your while to visit the country with free winter incentives. If you plan on visiting Croatia, here are five cities going all out for the holiday season: