CANNONDALE SYNAPSE NEO SE
Electric bikes are a great way to ride farther than before, safe in the knowledge the motor will get you home even if you get tired. Cannondale is a leader in the field, and the Synapse NEO SE brings the company’s expertise to an adventurous gravel bike setup that can handle off-road terrain. Powered by the impressive Bosch Active Line Plus motor and a 500Wh battery, you’ll get great performance for mile after mile. $4,500.
GOOGLE NEST HUB MAX
The upgraded version of the Nest Hub smart display features a 10-inch display rather than the original 7-inch, and it comes with an ambient light sensor that adjusts the brightness depending on the time of day. It also doubles as a digital photo frame when not in use, so you can set a slideshow of recent snaps to brighten the room. Another change over the original is louder, better audio performance. This means it’s more suited to larger homes as well as making your music sound better. $229.
AMAZON KINDLE OASIS
E-readers have been around for a while, but Amazon keeps improving its Kindle range. The Oasis is the most paper- like e-reader around, and the battery lasts up to six weeks. A recent upgrade also adds a warmth scale, which changes the hue of the screen so it’s easier on your eyes at night. It proves a perfect product for those who want to read while keeping their luggage as light as possible. $249.99.
SMARTECH MOTIV RING
If you’d like to get fit after the excesses of the festive period, a fitness tracker is a great tool to help you reach your goals. Most of the models on the market fit around your wrist, but the Motiv packs the same functionality into a ring. It offers a more discreet way to track daily steps, sleep and activity, plus you can use an accompanying app to analyze your data. $199.99.
Brewing long and deep at its center before radiating out to the rest of Europe, Vienna boasts an illustrious history and lasting intellectual impact. The Austrian capital dates back to Celtic and Romen rule, the latter inhabitants using the center city as a military hub among many other employments.
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.
Whether taking a COVID-19 test before boarding a flight or looking up different travel restrictions before planning your trip, travel has looked a little bit different this past year. With all the extra steps for traveling, American Airlines is committed to finding ways to provide ease and more flexibility and choices for passengers when traveling.
Even in “normal” times, folks gravitate to wellness resorts to jumpstart a healthier lifestyle, destress and be nurtured. In this COVID-19-era state of elevated anxiety, people seek even more natural beauty and caring hospitality, healthy food, fitness activities and beauty and body treatments. Canyon Ranch Lenox also provides an extensive staff of experts offering a multitude of health, wellness and spiritual well-being modalities that alleviate personal issues.
The lights of the aurora borealis appear frequently in the Fairbanks region of Alaska, with a growing number of Aurora Trackers in the area. A new video from Explore Fairbanks features five Fairbanks Aurora Trackers sharing their thoughts and photography on the northern lights.
Remote workers looking for an upgrade from their home offices might want to consider Karisma Hotels & Resorts’ Workcation offer. Those booking an extended stay of 10-plus nights are eligible for discounts of up to 15 percent off best available rates; those booking 20-plus nights enjoy up to 25 percent off. The offer is available at Karisma Hotels & Resorts’ diverse portfolio of properties.