With the rush of Black Friday and Cyber Monday over, many of us still wrack our brains on what to buy friends and family this holiday season. For the traveler in your life, finding the perfect gift can go a long way. Here are some top-quality products sure to impress loved ones this season:
Travel doesn’t mean you must sacrifice looking good. That said, wearing bulky jewelry pieces can be a pain, not only for comfort but also for convenience. Enter PLAITLY. Designed by Caroline Quinio, PLAITLY jewelry captures the movement of fabric and gravity in stunning pieces. Quinio uses 3-D printing and hand casting to capture unique pieces, each one different from the next.
Made with only high-quality, recycled metals, PLAITLY is free of toxins and puts a fun twist on the layering trend, allowing even travelers to enjoy both style and comfort. Available in three sizes, choose from a triangle pendant necklace in 18 karat gold or statement earrings in 18 karat gold. Pieces are available in gold, rhodium and rose gold variants. Starting at $175.
This innovative suitcase is not only 75 percent thinner than the average suitcase, but it also features a durable, water-resistant and impact-resistant exterior. Made to make the traveler in your life have a more seamless experience, Rollink are practical, flexible and long-lasting thanks to its polycarbonate hard shell. Available in multiple colors, customers receive a three-year warranty. $235.
Sleeping even at home can be hard, but when you’re on the go, forget about it. Either the room is too hot or too cold or the window is letting in just a little too much light to let you fully drift off. Dagsmejan Balance Collection seeks to fix this. No matter the weather, Dagsmejan’s Nattwell Sleep Tech long-sleeve top adjusts to your body temperature to ensure maximum comfort. Made with high-tech MicroModal, the top’s lightweight thermos-regulation makes it eight times more breathable than cotton.
The top also manages moisture to cool you down through the night. And for those bright hotel rooms, don’t forget to nab the Nattwell Sleep Tech blackout sleep mask. Six times more breathable than your standard sleep mask, this mask also has four times better moisture management and promises 100 percent darkness. Prices vary.
This newly launched canvas tote is a must-have for every traveler. The all-in-one bag from Cincha is made with durable canvas and vegan leather accents, making it perfect for the traveling worker. In addition to a zippered top, the bag features two water-bottle holders, a laptop sleeve (up to a 13-inch laptop), three outer zippered pockets and more. The Cincha tote is also water resistance and comes in both cream and black. $120.
You’ll perhaps not find a more lightweight, windproof and water-resistant jacket than this one. The Alpspitze Insulated Hybrid base layer jacket, available for both men and women, is designed for absolute ventilation, ideal for mountain climbs. Jackets feature Pertex Quantium Air, a lightweight fabric letting moisture and heat escape while preventing wind from filtering through the fabric. The jacket is also built with Primaloft Gold, a lightweight insulation located on both the front and back panels. These jackets also feature two hip pockets, an inner pocket, adjustable hem, articulated elbow and high reach. $250.
After a stressful pre-holiday season and a busy work schedule, there was no better time for a relaxing spa experience than during my recent trip to Pasadena with the FXExpress Publications, Inc. team. We headed to The Langham Huntington, Pasadena for the 20th anniversary of the GT Tested Reader Survey awards, which meant a jam-packed trip, but I managed to carve a little time out of our busy schedule to visit Chuan Spa at the hotel.
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.
You know what you’re going to get at an Aman hotel, and also you don’t. Expect peerless service, obsessive attention to detail, architectural elegance worthy of a fashion magazine, a holistic approach to wellness and astounding levels of comfort. But each property is also intimately connected to its setting, and that’s where the surprises lie. For instance, finding yourself on your knees on a sidewalk in Luang Prabang handing out sticky rice to Buddhist monks at 5:30 a.m. isn’t something we expected.
Nashville’s once-modest skyline continues to evolve as its luxury market grows. Lavish hotel properties are added to the landscape while acclaimed chefs stake claim in the robust culinary scene and premier cultural offerings round out the city’s repertoire.
Copa Airlines unveiled its newest route to Raleigh-Durham, North Carolina, offering passengers a seamless way to travel nonstop between the North Carolina region and Panama City, Panama (PTY). The service, beginning June 21, will operate four times weekly.
Known as one of the best airports in the world and voted Best Airport in the Middle East by Global Traveler readers, Hamad International Airport aims to set new standards for the airport industry that exceed the expectations of travelers through its facility.
It’s time to start dreaming of your next trip. Here’s some destination inspiration for you. Take a visual journey through Muscat, Oman, with us.