An accurate and consistent real-time motion-capture technology for putters and drivers, Blast Golf is a removable, Bluetooth-connected motion sensor that analyzes and records putts and full swings for eight hours, allowing you to quantify your progress and share highlights with your golf buddies via social networks. The companion iOS app features Smart Video Capture, detecting metrics like swing speed, loft and lie. Identify trends through stats and graphs, capture them and personalize your video with overlaid metrics. Proprietary sensing technology maintains accuracy within less than one mile per hour. Compatible with iPhone, iPad and iPod touch 5th generation running iOS 7.0 or higher. Includes a wireless charging base. $149.95.
Introducing the latest tool for the techie who has everything: a 3-D mouse you wear on your finger and operate using gestures and thumb actions. The Mycestro wirelessly connects to your computer, tablet or other device, allowing you to control it from up to 30 feet away. Its compact, lightweight design doesn’t interfere with your typing; and since it doesn’t require a surface, it’s ideal for use on airplanes and in other close quarters. Three buttons act as left, center and right clicks; to scroll, simply run your finger across all three. Its out-of-the-box, plug-and-play functionality works with Windows, Apple and Android operating systems. $149.
The world’s first interactive smart bag charges phones, laptops, tablets and thousands of other devices. Equipped with a built-in, flight-friendly, rechargeable 26,000 mAH lithium-ion battery and intelligent connectors that automatically supply the correct voltage for your device, it powers up to three devices simultaneously with three LED-backlit, USB reversible ports, fully charging a laptop or iPhone 5S 14 times. A downloadable app reveals remaining power and charge levels, while a loss-prevention feature sends a message to your phone if you leave the bag behind. Crafted of water-resistant, padded canvas, it converts into a messenger bag or backpack in seconds. In red or black. $649 (PC), $699 (Mac).
Amazon Fire TV Stick
This new streaming media HDMI stick connects your HDTV to online entertainment, combining all your favorite subscriptions and streaming services with Amazon’s digital content. Watch more than 200,000 TV episodes and movies, including selections from Netflix, Amazon Instant Video and Hulu Plus; rent videos from 99 cents; or enjoy sports, news, music and games. Advanced Streaming and Prediction for Amazon Instant Video learns what movies and shows you like and gets them ready — no waiting for videos to buffer. Access Prime Music to enjoy a million-plus artists through your TV, commercial-free. Pre-registered to your Amazon account, the device sets up in minutes; eligible customers get a free 30-day trial of Netflix and Amazon Prime. $39.
Travelers interested in the trend of forest bathing have a new resource at their disposal. Forest Bathing Finder is an all-in-one website that connects forest bathing walkers with trained guides. Forest bathing guides list qualifications and venues, routes, walks and payment requirements for browsing forest bathers to then peruse.
United Airlines’ environmentally friendly efforts lessen the impact on local U.S. communities.
At FXExpress Publications, Inc., we can’t wait to #ComeBacktoTravel, and we can’t wait for the travel industry and others to #ComeBacktoGT. Take a visual journey through Japan with us.
THERE’S NO DOUBT 2020 HAS BEEN AN UNPRECEDENTED year for the travel industry. As borders begin to reopen and destinations, hotels and airlines around the world prepare to welcome travelers once again, we’re celebrating travel and looking to the future as we congratulate the winners of our eighth annual Leisure Lifestyle Awards. This annual survey honors the best in the world of leisure and lifestyle travel, awarding goods, services, destinations, hotels, airlines and cruises.
The city took its name from Athena, goddess of wisdom, strategy and war, and protector of the city. The financial, political and administrative center of the country and an all-powerful city-state in antiquity, Athens is a major center of culture. A visit to the first-ever museum dedicated to Byzantium, a stroll around the National Garden and a trip to the Olympeion archaeological site will take you back through time.
Best Western Hotels & Resorts opened its third Aiden by Best Western. The Aiden brand is designed to give travelers boutique, modern, stylish and locally inspired stay experiences. The new property is situated in Warm Springs, Georgia, adjacent to the Warm Springs Hotel and Event Center.
Paul Gauguin Cruises offers savings up to $3,050 per person on select voyages when booked by July 8. Round-trip airfare between Los Angeles (LAX) and Papeete (PPT), Tahiti, is included. Deposits for the select sailings have been reduced to $250 per person.
Finding a beachfront Punta Cana all-inclusive resort for all ages can be daunting when you want to take home great memories with loved ones but also experience a sophisticated escape. Now, you can have both thanks to a new resort: Finest Punta Cana.
Through Sept. 7, guests at M Resort Spa Casino in Las Vegas can enjoy the No Resort Fee Summer promotion. The resort will waive daily resort fees on all reservations, and guests can also take advantage of summer rates beginning as low as $75 per night. Book online or by calling 877 673 7678.