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.
Travelers interested in the trend of forest bathing have a new resource at their disposal. Forest Bathing Finder is an all-in-one website that connects forest bathing walkers with trained guides. Forest bathing guides list qualifications and venues, routes, walks and payment requirements for browsing forest bathers to then peruse.
United Airlines’ environmentally friendly efforts lessen the impact on local U.S. communities.
At FXExpress Publications, Inc., we can’t wait to #ComeBacktoTravel, and we can’t wait for the travel industry and others to #ComeBacktoGT. Take a visual journey through Japan with us.
THERE’S NO DOUBT 2020 HAS BEEN AN UNPRECEDENTED year for the travel industry. As borders begin to reopen and destinations, hotels and airlines around the world prepare to welcome travelers once again, we’re celebrating travel and looking to the future as we congratulate the winners of our eighth annual Leisure Lifestyle Awards. This annual survey honors the best in the world of leisure and lifestyle travel, awarding goods, services, destinations, hotels, airlines and cruises.
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.
Best Western Hotels & Resorts opened its third Aiden by Best Western. The Aiden brand is designed to give travelers boutique, modern, stylish and locally inspired stay experiences. The new property is situated in Warm Springs, Georgia, adjacent to the Warm Springs Hotel and Event Center.
Paul Gauguin Cruises offers savings up to $3,050 per person on select voyages when booked by July 8. Round-trip airfare between Los Angeles (LAX) and Papeete (PPT), Tahiti, is included. Deposits for the select sailings have been reduced to $250 per person.
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.
Through Sept. 7, guests at M Resort Spa Casino in Las Vegas can enjoy the No Resort Fee Summer promotion. The resort will waive daily resort fees on all reservations, and guests can also take advantage of summer rates beginning as low as $75 per night. Book online or by calling 877 673 7678.