This nifty gizmo transforms any iPhone 4 or 4S into a portable, big-screen theater and slideshow maker, perfect for impromptu movies, in-flight presentations or photo sharing — not to mention keeping kids entertained with their favorite videos during long road trips. The first projector of its kind, the accessory acts as a thin sleeve that lets you project video content from your phone or any app that allows for video output, such as Netflix or YouTube, onto any surface, at a display of up to 50 inches (diagonally). The projector features super-bright, 15-lumen LED illumination, has a built-in speaker and can charge your phone when not projecting. $229.99.
No matter how often you fly, you feel that twinge of anxiety when you check your luggage, a nagging fear that while you’re headed to Hong Kong, your bags might end up in Honolulu. PocketFinder puts this fear to rest. Simply slip the nearly indestructible device into your bag, and you can track it from your smartphone or other Web-enabled device. If you are separated from your bag, you can easily show the agent where it landed. Or preempt the recovery process entirely by making sure your bag is on the plane before take-off. Use PocketFinder to keep track of even more valuable possessions — your children! $149.95 (device plus two months of service; $12.95 per month thereafter).
The latest introduction from Ematic, a leader in value tablets, the 7-inch eGlide Steal’s functionality belies its affordability. The Android 4.0 tablet is equipped with a 1GHz processor and 1GB RAM for improved Web surfing and more efficient multitasking. It offers access to thousands of useful and entertaining apps and more than 2.5 million eBooks available through the tablet’s Kobo eReading application. There’s also 4GB of internal storage, 5GB of additional cloud storage, a built-in voice-record feature, WiFi and EDAN (Ematic’s Digital Assistant and Navigator), with voice-to-text technology to search for information like movie times and restaurants. $119.95.
This newly launched smartphone is packed with cutting-edge features. Microsoft Office 365 gives you seamless access to email, contacts and shared documents; create, open and edit documents from your home screen and send them via email. With the People Hub, keep up with social networks and use the Groups feature to organize your contacts so you can email, text or chat with an entire group at once. Travel is a snap thanks to Nokia Drive, a free, voice-guided navigation service available for nearly 100 countries and in 46 languages, enabling you to access maps with or without an Internet connection. Nokia Transit offers detailed information from public transit agencies in 510 cities across 46 countries, providing you with the most convenient door-to-door directions from point A to B by bus, train or on foot. $99.99 and up, with two-year AT&T service agreement.
Qatar Airways is expanding this year, adding eight new destinations to its network. The list includes:
Looking for a truly unique travel experience and considering a new vehicle? The Volvo Overseas Delivery Program is the perfect solution to create your own adventure of a lifetime. Volvo allows you to custom order your new automobile tailored to fit your needs and desires. They will fly you to Sweden to pick up your Volvo so you can drive and explore Scandinavia and Europe on your terms for up to two weeks.
Hotel Indigo recently launched its Clues to the Neighborhood initiative, a fun way for travelers to discover experiences in property neighborhoods. Clues to the Neighborhood uses curated artifacts to artfully present travelers with a new look at a locale, with the hope of leading them to local museums, shops, music venues, restaurants and bars.
Since 1970, Goway Travel has been committed to providing customized travel experiences for world travelers. Few things are better evidence of this commitment than being awarded the 2019 Trazees award for Favorite Tour Operator. Goway Travel heartily thanks the readers of Trazee Travel for this honor and for their confidence in Goway’s work in creating travel memories that’ll last a lifetime.
Travelers in Las Vegas can enjoy a new dining concept at Wynn Las Vegas starting March 19. A new restaurant, Elio, will debut, offering an energetic environment and thoughtful menu items reflecting Mexico’s rich culinary traditions. Small plates focus on seafood and produce, while entrees are shareable. A lounge offers agave-based spirits.
ForwardKeys.com found an increase of 4.5 percent in 2019 was significantly slower than the 6 percent growth in 2018 and the average over the last decade of 6.8 percent per year. The increase last year was less than expected, but projections for quarter one of 2020 is more optimistic. Bookings are expected to grow 8.3 percent when compared to the same period in 2019.
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.
Château Élan Winery & Resort reopened in Braselton, Georgia, following a $25 million comprehensive renovation. The first major refurbishment since the resort’s inception in the mid-1980s pays homage to the estate's 16th-century charm, while taking the property into the future. Now, the resort offers 251 brand-new guestrooms and 24 suites, four new food and beverage venues, an immersive spa, pool terrace and new lobby. The winery likewise received a facelift.