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.
Vail Resorts opted to close all 37 resorts early in response to the current COVID-19 pandemic, but the mountain resort operator also wanted to give back to the community in the face of this adversity. The excess perishable food from the various properties was donated to 30 local food banks, schools and community organizations in the communities where Vail Resorts employees live, work and play. Fruit, vegetables, cheese, juice, granola bars and more went to mountain communities from Colorado and Vermont to British Columbia.
According to the U.S. Small Business Administration’s Office of Advocacy, small businesses create two-thirds of net new jobs and account for nearly 48 percent of the U.S. private sector workforce. And small- and medium-sized businesses outpace all other sectors as one of the fastest-growing in the United States. InterContinental® Hotels Group (IHG) goes above and beyond to create opportunities for this segment with its IHG® Business Edge program, voted Best Small- to Mid-Sized Business Program in Global Traveler’s 2019 GT Tested Reader Survey awards.
The airline industry responds to the COVID-19 pandemic with updates on cancellations, route capacity reductions and rebooking policies. Here’s an update.
IN A FIRST-OF-ITS-KIND PARTNERSHIP, Singapore Airlines and AeroFarms, the leader in indoor vertical farming, launched a Farm-to-Plane initiative to bring the world’s freshest inflight produce to Singapore flights from Newark International Airport and John F. Kennedy International Airport.
oneworld is an alliance of 13 world-leading airlines committed to providing the highest level of service and connecting you to more than 1,100 destinations around the world.
While we may be physically restricted as to where we travel, that doesn’t stop the wandering spirit from feeling the need to explore. With the rise of virtual tourism, we can do just that — explore, but from home.
As a result of travel restrictions and drastic reductions in flights worldwide, Munich Airport is suffering from decreases in nearly every area of its operations. Take-offs and landings reached a low last week, with traffic plummeting to less than 10 percent of the number year over year. Passenger traffic is at 5 percent of last year’s level.
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.
For the next several weeks, we are compiling the thoughts and experiences of our staff, writers and readers about the ongoing COVID-19 crisis. As a travel publication, we’ve all been affected during these difficult times, as have many of our clients, friends, partners and more.