If you think a travel hat can’t fit inside a stocking or your carry-on — we’ve got good news: Wallaroo Hat Company makes stylish, quality headgear that can be squashed into a stocking or suitcase, and come out ready to wear. Crushable or pack-flat styles for women include the Casual Traveler, Piper, Seaside and Aqua hast; men can choose from the Explorer, Jackson, Shelton, Gabe and Palm Beach.
Based in Colorado, the 19-year-old company draws from colors found in nature — while offering functional fashion with a line of sun-protective hats (look for the sun icon) that earned a recommendation by the Skin Cancer Foundation. The company was founded by Stephanie Carter, who drew inspiration from her frequent expeditions to visit her husband’s family in Australia. Along with the travel series, Wallaroo creates elegant resort styles, like the Aria and Riviera, and golf-appropriate visor styles, including the Savannah and Bianca.
New in the world of sleep aids, nodpod offers strapless, weighted, unscented sleep-mask therapy — free of the frustrating, tacky pad fasteners that pull your hair and slip around your head when you change position. Designed to move with you through the night, the micro-bead-filled eye mask contours to the shape of your face and blocks out light, while the extra-long design includes hollow end-tabs that perform in a pull-through fashion or lie flat across your pillow.
“Our bodies respond magically to gentle, constant pressure,” explains Melissa Bamberg, product creator and company founder. “It’s referred to as Deep Touch Pressure Stimulation, and it is something we can all benefit from. It naturally reduces stress and anxiety while promoting deep, restful sleep.” The nodpod can be machine washed, dried and you can even stash it in the fridge or freezer to help provide cooling relief for headaches.
Ear discomfort when flying or traveling to high-altitude destinations is a problem for many travelers, regardless of experience. Thankfully, there’s a tried-and-true solution on the market: EarPlanes ear plugs. Wearing EarPlanes when taking off and landing (or when settling into your mountain-top ski chalet) help alleviate the pressure and popping that accompanies these extreme changes in location.
“Changes in cabin pressure or any high altitude creates a differential between the middle ear and the eardrum: that popping feeling,” explains Drew E. O’Connell, CEO, Cirrus Healthcare, LLC.
“Our filtered earplug allows your middle ear more time to naturally adjust to this pressure, potentially alleviating the popping feeling altogether [along with] many commonly associated discomforts.” EarPlanes are constructed from hypoallergenic silicone that’s soft and cleanable for repeated uses, and feature exclusive CeramX filters that allow air pressure to be naturally filtered. They’re also available in two sizes, perfect for children and adults with smaller ears.
Located in the heart of Houston’s Theatre District, the recently renovated Lancaster Hotel originally opened in 1926. The classic interior with an abundance of natural light floods the two-story lobby. A shimmering chandelier and elegant marble floors juxtapose nicely with the contemporary art displayed on the salon staircase wall.
The Global Business Travel Association (GBTA) believes business travel is a fundamental force for good and brings the industry together to connect, innovate and set new standards. With members from across the globe, GBTA engages the many voices of business travel to build a collective future, providing a platform for buyers and suppliers to come together, connect with peers, grow their network and shape the future of the industry.
The Woodward Geneva and Swiss International Air Lines recently launched a new collaboration to transport passengers to the counter of Michelin-starred restaurant L’Atelier Robuchon. As part of the SWISS Taste of Switzerland inflight culinary program, the partnership provides Business and first-class travelers on SWISS long-haul flights departing from Geneva and Zürich carefully curated menus inspired by the restaurant.
In partnership with Nobu Hospitality, SODIC, Egypt’s leading real estate developer, recently announced plans on the expansion of the Nobu brand in Egypt. This expansion entails the development of luxury hotels, branded residences and the acclaimed Nobu restaurant.
Many small- and medium-sized businesses face time and budget constraints when organizing corporate hotel travel for employees. To address this problem, IHG® Business Edge emerged as a cost-free business travel solution for small- to medium-sized enterprises, offering travel managers exclusive access to enticing perks, handpicked educational resources and comprehensive company travel metrics. IHG Business Edge connects our loyal customers to our portfolio of 5,800 hotels and resorts across 18 brands in more than 100 countries.
Climb aboard Crystal Serenity and Crystal Symphony in 2025 with Crystal’s newest lineup of 2025 itineraries. The cruise line unveiled new destinations and experiences for 2025, from a visit to Monaco timed to the Formula 1 Grand Prix to experiencing Norway’s northern lights.
Midway Atoll is the end of the Hawai‘ian Islands, literally. This is the ultimate fate of these low, sandy islets ringing a lagoon: Eventually these last remnants of a once large volcanic island will sink beneath the waves, completing a story that began 1,500 miles away. Midway, though not easy to get to, occasionally features in cruise itineraries. Holland America Line’s Westerdam offers a rare chance to glimpse the remotest of all the Hawai‘ian Islands with a scheduled stop in October 2024. You can still see the relics of the famous World War II battle here as well as a million nesting albatrosses and other seabirds.
From the moment you step onboard Air Tahiti Nui’s Tahitian Dreamliner, you will be transported to The Islands of Tahiti. The French Polynesian carrier considered every detail to awaken its passengers’ senses, creating the feeling you are already on the Islands while 30,000 feet in the air.
For sightseeing, there is quite literally no other place in the world like Madagascar. Formed more than 150 million years ago when a chunk split off the supercontinent Gondwana, eventually creating the globe’s fourth-largest island, Madagascar evolved in isolation, developing a unique ecosystem entirely its own. Up to 90 percent of all Madagascar’s plant and animal species exist nowhere else. This is the only place to visit the natural habitat of proto-primate lemurs; the multifingered aye-aye; the catlike fossa; spindly baobab trees; and the multiple exotics found in the unique rain forests, dry deserts, high plateau, coasts and island ecosystems of what is dubbed “the eighth continent.”