U.S. audio brand Sonos made its name with Bluetooth speaker systems for the home, and now it offers its first portable speaker. Weatherproof and hard-wearing, it’s perfect for outdoor adventures, whatever the conditions. The 10 hours of battery life and a well-designed accompanying app make for great functionality. The only downside: The Move tips the scales at a hefty 6.6 pounds. $399.
CALDIGIT TUFF NANO
Portable hard drives have become smaller and smaller in recent years, and the Tuff Nano combines its small size with durable build quality. Half the size of an iPhone, it’s fully IP67 rated, so you can fully submerge it in water without damaging it. The Tuff Nano proves perfect for storing or backing up data on longer trips, and there are plans for a 1GB version in addition to the 512GB model currently available. $149.95 for 512GB.
The early 2000s icon returns, and this time it’s smart. Motorola has been up front about the fact the redesigned Razr is a “design-first” phone aimed at those who look beyond the most popular smartphones, and the focus is evident. The slick flip handset features a touchscreen that extends over both internal faces of the phone, but beyond that the specs are fairly run-of-the-mill, with 6GB of RAM, a 16MP back camera and a 5MP front camera. $1,500.
DJI RONIN-SC GIMBAL
Take your video recording to the next level with this stabilizing gimbal from DJI. Bringing pro-level technology to the hobbyist market, the Ronin-SC is made for mirrorless cameras. Use the accompanying smartphone app to control the gimbal remotely and even track a subject of your choosing. Weighing in at just 2.4 pounds, the device is perfect for long days of shooting and will dramatically increase the production values of your videos. $399.
As I arrived at the Air Canada check-in counter, the helpful staff directed me to the security checkpoint. Once through the line, and a bit strapped for time, I walked quickly to my gate, where an extremely kind concierge service member greeted me. She asked how my trip was and said she had been watching for me so she could assist me with boarding early to ensure a calm and easy departure. She assisted me earlier that week when I processed through security from Toronto to London, so it was nice closing my trip with a friendly face. She escorted me onto the plane and to my seat in the beautiful Signature Class cabin of the Boeing 787-8, introducing me to the flight attendant who would be directing cabin staff during my flight. I thanked the concierge for her hospitality throughout my journey.
Are you looking for a truly unique travel experience and considering a new vehicle? The Volvo Overseas Delivery Program is the perfect solution to create your own refined adventure of a lifetime. You can custom order your new Volvo, tailored to fit your needs and desires. They will fly you to Sweden to pick up your Volvo so you can drive and explore Scandinavia and Europe on your terms for up to two weeks.
Travel insurance comparison site InsureMyTrip ranked the best and worst U.S. cities for cleanliness, and Long Beach, California, is No. 1, rated the cleanest U.S. city. InsureMyTrip examined city- and state-level data on key categories, including hand sanitizer demand, restaurant cleanliness, quantity of recycling collectors, garbage disposal satisfaction, electric vehicle market share and pollution.
Meliá Hotels International announced the expansion of its ME by Meliá, Gran Meliá and Paradisus brands in 2021.
Though air travel slowed as airports temporarily closed and borders shuttered to stifle the spread of coronavirus, the airline industry — led by oneworld alliance member airlines — enacted enhanced protective measures to reduce risk and protect passengers.
Tropicana Las Vegas launched its first-ever Holiday in Paradise outside in Tropicana Plaza to help spread holiday cheer this year. Through Jan. 3, more than 25,000 lights will cover the corner of Tropicana and Las Vegas Boulevard, alongside a 20-foot Christmas tree and a tropical forest of 25 palm trees and Christmas trees. The free experience for all ages also includes a 10-foot-tall, live poinsettia photo wall, holiday music and a pop-up bar serving winter-themed cocktails, hot cocoa and more.
As more destinations around the globe reopen to travelers, we are ready to get back to one of our favorite activities. Join us over the next several weeks as we take you to places around the world saying #WelcomeBacktoTravel. Take a visual journey through Portugal with us.
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.
The first Six Senses in the Americas arrives early next year with the opening of Six Senses Botanique in Brazil. In the Mantiqueira area, 2.5 hours from São Paulo and 3.5 hours from Rio de Janeiro, Six Senses Botanique will sit amid 700 acres of lush, mid-tropical Atlantic forests.