Travel Tech

by Jack Guy

Oct 9, 2019

PHOTO: © NAIM AUDIO

October 2019

PHOTO: © NAIM AUDIO

NAIM AUDIO MU-SO
An all-in-one wireless audio system that boasts sound quality as good as its aesthetics, the Mu-so is made for music lovers. Functionality matches this quality, too, with WiFi connectivity over multiple rooms as well as Google Chromecast, Apple AirPlay and Blue- tooth connectivity. Choose your playlist using the accompanying Naim app, then sit back and let the music wash over you. $1,599.
naimaudio.com

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MOPHIE POWERSTATION
Running out of battery is more of a worry when you are on the road, but Mophie provides the solution. This AC universal battery pack proves powerful enough to charge your laptop as well as your phone, with three ports in total: a plug, a USB-C and a USB. It boasts fast-charging capabilities, too, perfect for when you need a quick boost. A 22,000 mAh capacity means you can get up to 15 hours of battery life for a laptop, and the battery pack ships with a fabric cover to protect your devices from scratches in transit. $199.95.
mophie.com

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SONY CYBER-SHOT DSC-RX100 VI DIGITAL CAMERA
Most people don’t need a digital SLR camera, especially not when this pocket-sized Sony is so impressive. It might fit in your jacket pocket, but the RX- 100 can shoot 4K video and images to rival the best cameras out there. It features a one-inch sensor, wide 24-200mm zoom and fast autofocus, as well as a great image stabilization system to help you get great shots in low light. It’s a top purchase if you are looking to upgrade your camera gear without committing to a bulky DSLR. $1,199.99.
sony.com

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LOGITECH MX VERTICAL ADVANCED
Anyone who uses a computer regularly — and let’s face it, that’s the majority of people — will appreciate a well-designed mouse. This effort from Logitech is made to reduce muscle strain thanks to its natural handshake position, which improves wrist posture. It’s compatible with both PC and Mac, and the battery lasts months between charges. If hand and wrist fatigue concerns you, this smart-looking device offers one way to protect yourself. $99.99.
logitech.com

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FX Excursions

FX Excursions offers the chance for once-in-a-lifetime experiences in destinations around the world.

Daily
Oct 14, 2019

A New Generation of Sea Life Takes Up Residence in Las Vegas

The Mirage in Las Vegas welcomed a new addition to its Secret Garden and Dolphin Habitat. A baby bottlenose dolphin, born Aug. 16, represents the fourth generation of dolphins living in the habitat.

To New Heights

United Airlines announces a number of new routes.

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Oct 13, 2019

How to Prevent Your Miles and Points from Expiring

Keeping up with expiration dates for various miles and points programs is not typically something high on anyone’s to-do list. Here are a few ways to keep track of your points across programs and get ahead of any impending expiration dates.

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Oct 13, 2019

Cathay Pacific Drops Dublin–Hong Kong Route

Hong Kong’s Cathay Pacific is suspending its Dublin (DUB) route this November. The move means Ireland will lose all direct links to Asia, as Hainan Airlines canceled flights to Beijing (PEK) and Shenzen (SZX).

Thessaloniki: Culture, Good Food and Shopping

Thessaloniki is the second-largest city of Greece and the most important center of the area. Built near the sea, elegant and refined, the Greek “Lady of the North” is a modern, vivacious city that welcomes visitors eager to learn about its history and culture, and at the same time have fun, relax, go shopping or simply explore the cityscape by the sea.

News
Oct 13, 2019

United Unveils New Livery

United unveiled a unique new livery at its Newark (EWR) hub last month. A Boeing 757 aircraft features livery designed by a New Jersey artist and the design prominently focuses on imagery from both New York City and New Jersey. The artist, Corinne Antonelli, won United’s Her Art Here contest, a competition that invited women around the country to submit their livery designs.

Feature
Oct 11, 2019

New Baggage Rules for Virgin Australia

Travelers flying with Virgin Australia will soon get an extra baggage option, but there’s one catch: The owner of the extra bag must be under 23 months old.

The Island of the Knights

Welcome to Rhodes, a medieval treasure beautifully preserved throughout the centuries. Rhodes is the capital of the Dodecanese, an island ideal not only for those who want to relax, but also for those looking for an action-packed holiday! With its bright green hills, rich green valleys and uninterrupted line of golden beaches, Rhodes is truly a blessed place. “The sun island” has more sunshiny days and milder temperatures throughout the year than any other location in Greece. It is, after all, one of the country’s easternmost places and among the first to welcome summer on its impressive beaches. Add in the excellent facilities for tourism, the island’s special blend of cosmopolitan and traditional, and numerous cultural and archaeological sites, the most important being the Medieval (Old) Town, a UNESCO World Heritage site, and you’ve got the perfect holiday destination. While on Rhodes, don’t miss a daytrip to nearby Sými. An island of sponge divers and seamen, Sými used to have 30,000 inhabitants before the Second World War and was the richest island in the Dodecanese, despite its small size. Today, Sými attracts many visitors thanks to its beautifully preserved Neo-Classical buildings and the famous Archangel Michael monastery at Panormitis.

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Oct 11, 2019

Ethiopian Airlines Adds WiFi to A350 Planes

Ethiopian Airlines helps passengers stay connected thanks to new in-flight WiFi service available across most of its Airbus A350 fleet.