The arrival of smart doorbells and connected cameras heralded a new era in home security, and SimpliSafe connects the technological dots to provide all-around security for your home. Invest in the 3.0 kit and you will get a base station, motion sensor, keypad and open/close sensor, to which you can add a selection of eight different sensors depending on your needs. You might also try out the SimpliSafe monitoring package for $15 per month, and the no-contract deal means you can opt out at any time. From $229.
ROKU STREAMING STICK PLUS
Streaming content is here to stay, and the major players such as Amazon and Apple released devices that encourage you to consume media from within their ecosystems. In contrast, Roku connects to all the major streaming platforms without pushing you in a particular direction. The Streaming Stick Plus can handle 4K HDR content and offers a simple interface, plus a great remote control integrates with your TV. Another great feature is the price, which beats out comparable rivals by some margin. $49.
EUFY SMART SCALE
Gone are the days when the humble bathroom scale would simply display your weight. These days, smart scales such as this offering from Eufy are capable of providing a health snapshot including metrics such as body fat, muscle mass, bone mass and BMI. Whether you’re a sports enthusiast or monitoring a health condition, the smart scale will send your data to the Eufy app for easy visualization. It can handle up to 16 users, perfect for families, and is compatible with both Apple Health and Google Fit. $44.99
EPSON HOME CINEMA 5050UB HOME THEATER PROJECTOR
Upgrade your home cinema experience with a dedicated projector and you will wonder how you ever watched movies on a TV. This clever model from Epson uses pixel-shifting technology to provide 4K performance without the price tag, and with true 4K projectors coming in at around $5,000, you stand to save some serious cash. It’s also easy to set up and provides great contrast and brightness for viewing in varied conditions. $2,999.
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.