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.
Without a doubt, the pandemic changed the role of airports in the travel industry. Hamad International Airport’s role evolved in many ways since the pandemic hit. Now, more than ever, airports are responsible for creating a secure passenger experience. As the gateway to Qatar and the world, the safety and wellbeing of staff and passengers has always been at the core of Hamad International Airport’s strategy.
I imagine that when writer Hans Christian Andersen mused, “Life itself is the most wonderful fairy tale,” he was standing at the edge of Copenhagen’s historic Tivoli Gardens, one of his favorite haunts, enlivened by the swirl of human happiness that surrounded him: children laughing; carousels spinning; games of chance played for prizes; lovers holding hands; hungry people whispering over sweets, hot drinks, beer and towering, open-faced smørrebrød, Denmark’s quintessential sandwich. That fairy tale lives on today at the second-oldest amusement park in the world, a spectacle of folly architecture, bakeries, gardens, rides, restaurants, puppet shows and joy ... and which also happens to be one of the city’s most storied places to convene for business.
The restored Park Hyatt Toronto reopened its doors, bringing luxury, sophistication and glamour alongside a nod to the hotel’s Canadian heritage. Alessandro Munge of Studio Munge collaborated on the hotel’s refresh, drawing inspiration from Canada’s seasons and natural landscapes.
Since its prestige for attracting the world elite grew in the 1960s, Greece remains the go-to destination for glittering holidays. Each step of the journey is enrobed in luxury, from culinary traditions with the highest standard of execution and name-brand, high-end shopping to first-rate wellness locales and elite accommodations, like 5-star hotels, private villas and yachts.
I recently dined at Irwin’s in Philadelphia. The restaurant is located on the rooftop of the Bok Building, a former school turned collective of small businesses, non-profits, artist workshops, a bar and restaurant. I previously visited Bok for the bar and yoga classes, and I was excited to experience the restaurant.
Cathay Pacific reaffirms its commitment to reaching net-zero carbon emissions by 2050 with a pledge to use Sustainable Aviation Fuel for 10 percent of its total fuel consumption by 2030. The airline has made pioneering efforts in supporting SAF development for more than 10 years.
GBTA’s Convention 2021 will bring the business travel industry together for the first time in a long time. Once again, you’ll learn and connect with experts and each other, along with discussions with leading thinkers, entrepreneurs and change makers addressing the issues that matter most.
Arriving early afternoon in Puerto Rico, we jumped in an Uber and took a short, 15-minute drive from the airport to La Concha. As it was Tuesday, the streets were not too busy and the hotel lobby was calm. During the weekend, the scene likely would have been more bustling. We were greeted by a staff member who requested proof of vaccination and government-issued ID, and were given a wristband to indicate we were fully vaccinated. All guests are required to be vaccinated and wear masks at all times while moving around the hotel. Hand sanitizer stations were placed around the lobby, in elevators and in each common area.