Dell XPS 13 Ultrabook
Strikingly thin and light, the Dell XPS 13 features a vivid 13.3-inch display and tips the scales at just under three pounds. Perfect for those who demand top performance and portability, it boasts exceptional build quality and is crafted from aluminum and scratch-resistant Corning Gorilla Glass. Combining the power of the Intel Core i5 processor with Windows 8.1 and a full HD touch screen for stunning brightness and crisp images, it includes a full-size, backlit keyboard for easier typing in low lighting, like on a red-eye flight. Its high-powered battery provides 11-plus hours of power on a single charge. From $1,149.99.
Anker 2nd Gen E4 Astro External Battery
A sleek solution for power on the go, the Anker E4 Astro ensures the fastest charge possible and enables you to charge two devices at once — keep it to yourself, or help out a friend or colleague in a pinch. Its PowerIQ technology intelligently detects what your device is, allowing for true universal compatibility. And speaking of power, it packs enough juice to charge a smartphone up to six times and, unlike many external batteries, can even charge an iPad Air at full speed. $29.99.
Jabra elevates the Bluetooth headset to the next level by being the first to incorporate the breakthrough microPOWER battery technology, allowing for a significantly smaller design, longer talk time and more comfort. With Jabra Stealth, Siri and Google Now are always available at your fingertips, even when your phone is in your pocket. Just tap the dedicated headset button to remotely engage them from your smartphone — it’s like having a browser in your ear. Advanced sound enhancement technologies including Noise Blackout reduce background noise and, together with HD voice, ensure crystal-clear conversations at both ends of the call. And if you happen to misplace your headset, the Find My Jabra feature in the Jabra Assist app helps you locate it by letting you see where you last turned it on. $99.99.
Casio SLIM LampFree Projector
Weighing in at only five pounds and measuring 1.7 inches thick, the new Casio SLIM LampFree projectors are the thinnest high-brightness projectors on the market. The SLIM series features Casio’s proprietary LASER & LED HYBRID Light Source, resulting in 30 percent more light output and improved color, as well as an estimated 20,000-hour lifespan. Thanks to wired LAN projection and MobiShow technology, you can present wirelessly via any smartphone, computer or other mobile device with wireless LAN capabilities. With 2 GB of built-in memory, the SLIM projectors allow many file formats, such as PDF and QuickTime, and also display content from a PC via USB cable. From $969.99.
There may not be snow in Los Angeles this season, but Waldorf Astoria Beverly Hills is certainly full of the holiday spirit, with Christmas, Hanukkah and New Year’s events happening in the hotel’s gorgeous event spaces.
United Airlines is in the midst of a major initiative to modernize its fleet over the next several years. After first announcing the plan in 2021, planes fitted with United’s signature interior are finally beginning to appear across the airline’s narrowbody fleet of Boeing and Airbus planes. United flyers are sure to notice these enhancements from the moment they step on board: Each new or updated plane sports remodeled seats, seatback entertainment screens for everyone, Bluetooth connectivity and more, all adding up to a better experience on every journey.
The Saronic or Argo Saronic Islands of Greece call travelers to explore its seven small islands and islets brimming with history, natural sites and more. With most easily accessible by boat, the islands’ proximity to ports of Athens make the Saronic Islands an ideal destination for those preferring shorter boat rides. In fact, trips from Athens ports to the islands take only between 10 minutes and two hours, depending on the island you choose, making them perfect for day or weekend trips. From Piraeus port, you can access Hydra, Spetses, Aegina and Poros directly. Come explore these stunning islands with us and find the inspiration to plan your next trip to these islands. Hydra Hydra town curves around a slope overlooking the Argosaronic Gulf like an amphitheater and is considered one of the most romantic destinations in Greece. Most unique to the island is its lack of vehicles. People on the island get around on mules and donkeys as well as water taxis, making for a peaceful and laid-back day. Hydra lies a two-hour ferry ride from Piraeus port in Athens.
Everyone loves a good Christmas tree, but these iconic hotels around the world take it one step further with designer-styled trees illuminating lobbies and public spaces, wowing all who enter. From Lela Rose to Louis Vuitton, don’t miss these ultra-luxury trees redefining tree decorating as we know it.
In addition to intimate settings, smaller staff-to-passenger ratios, and personalized food and beverage options, river cruises have the advantage of providing a deeper dive into a region’s culture, food and history. The Rhine, Rhône and Danube in Europe and the Mississippi River and St. Lawrence in North America have much to offer travelers with their itineraries, tying together beloved cities and lesser-known destinations along their routes.
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With the holidays right around the corner, travelers are preparing for holiday travels. For those looking for a last-minute getaway filled with holiday cheer, consider Croatia. With a variety of winter activities perfect for travelers and locals alike, the Christmas countdown in Croatia is in full swing. Leading up to Christmas, Advent in Croatia makes it even more worth your while to visit the country with free winter incentives. If you plan on visiting Croatia, here are five cities going all out for the holiday season: