Sleeping problems can have serious effects on your health and productivity, but many people are wary of relying on medication. Dodow uses lights and a metronome to get you to sleep without chemicals. Simply breathe along with the blue light as it fades in and out, making use of breathing techniques to help you get some rest. Since the Dodow is about the same size as a drink coaster, you can easily take it with you on your next trip. No more lying awake watching the clock tick ever closer to your morning meeting. $59.
AVA FERTILITY TRACKER
Fertility tech is a growing market, with a number of apps now able to track the menstrual cycle based on user inputs. Ava goes one step further and provides a unique dedicated bracelet that tracks five common signs of fertility, with capabilities backed by scientific research. You only need to wear the Ava while you sleep to collect data on fertility, sleep, stress levels and heart rate, and the accompanying app ensures the best chance of conceiving. From $299.
APPLE AIRPODS PRO
The long-awaited update to Apple’s wireless earbuds brings noise cancellation and water resistance to the already highly popular package. You can now wear your AirPods while exercising, and a customizable fit means they will stay in place, too. Expect to get around 4.5 hours of playback per charge, with the battery topped up each time you pop them back in the wireless charging case. Sound quality is much improved, and the lightweight design means you can wear them all day without discomfort. $249.
GOOGLE PIXELBOOK GO
Google’s latest Chromebook brings a raft of new features to the table and starts at just $649. However, upgrading to the $1,349 model is certainly worth it, with 16GB of RAM, 256GB internal storage and a 13-inch 4K Ultra HD touch display. All of these features come in a package just 13mm thick that weighs in at two pounds, offering great portability for travelers. It’s available in black and Google’s “Not Pink.” From $649.
New Orleans has a full roster of activities, events and festivals enticing guests throughout February and March.
IHG® Business Edge: Working Together with SMEs for a smarter way to manage travel
With Black History Month and Women’s History Month right around the corner, it’s time to highlight and recognize South African women working hard to make the travel industry better.
Since Cheval Blanc, an extraordinary, newly designed and refurbished 72-room hotel owned by Louis Vuitton Moet Hennessey, launched in September 2021, it has been the talk of the town. Le Tout-Paris remarks about its WOW factor … and the hard-to-get reservations for the 30 seats at Plenitude, the intimate, first-floor gastronomic outlet headed by chef Arnaud Donckele, who earned three Michelin stars at Cheval Blanc Saint Tropez. Reservations are also recommended for Limbar, the ground-floor bakery/café/tea shop/bar where we watched Pastry Chef Maxime Frédéric preparing desserts and an absolute must-have for dinner at Le Tout-Paris, the 7th-floor, all-day brasserie. This brightly colored space, with its raised seating and Fauve-like floor tiles and the adjacent Milanese restaurant, Langosteria, both have access to terraces facing the Seine River, with amazing views encompassing Notre Dame to the Eiffel Tower.
Located in the South Pacific, The Islands of Tahiti are just eight hours by air from California. Surrounded by pristine, crystal-clear blue waters, the 118 islands and atolls offer natural beauty, authentic island culture and unique French Polynesian style. The Islands of Tahiti are world-renowned for white-sand beaches, stunning turquoise lagoons and varied landscapes ranging from coral atolls to volcanic mountain peaks. Privacy comes naturally in The Islands of Tahiti and offers visitors the space to relax and reconnect and to be Embraced By Mana. Mana is the life force and spirit that connects all things in The Islands of Tahiti.
Nevada-based The Spa at Green Valley by Well & Being and The Spa at Red Rock by Well & Being celebrate the start of 2022 with new health, wellness and spa treatments available through March 31. Both spas offer an array of treatments for guests wanting to relax and unwind before 2022 kicks into full gear.
Now through Jan. 28, JEOPARDY! and Lindblad Expeditions team up for a viewer promotion, the JEOPARDY! Explore Alaska Sweepstakes. The contest will award 10 winners and their guests with an eight-day, small-ship cruise of Alaska’s coastal wilderness.
Go ahead, take a nice, deep breath. Because a Seabourn voyage is all about this moment you’ve come so far in life to embrace. It’s not an escape, it’s an arrival.
It’s time to start dreaming of your next trip. Here’s some destination inspiration for you. Take a visual journey through Santorini, Greece, with us.