OLYMPUS TOUGH TG-5 WATERPROOF CAMERA
Smartphone cameras evolved to the extent many people don’t own standalone cameras, but for adventure travel you’ll be glad for a hardy bit of kit like the Tough TG-5. Waterproof to 15 meters (50 feet), shockproof and freezeproof, it can handle everything from scuba diving to mountain summits, all while shooting raw stills and Ultra HD 4K video. A fast F2.0 lens is great for quality shots in difficult conditions, and the built-in WiFi allows easy uploading to social media. $450.
SONY LSPX-S1 GLASS WIRELESS SPEAKER
Combining great sound and soft light, the LSPX-S1 is a smart device that adds to the atmosphere whether you are relaxing at home or on a camping trip. Its Advanced Vertical Drive Technology uses the glass of the dimmable lamp to play sound in every direction, and a 1.97- inch woofer provides great bass, too. This classy audio solution features cutting-edge design, and smartphone app control makes for easy functionality, too. $799.
EERO HOME WIFI SYSTEM
In the modern home, we rely on the internet for everything from controlling our lights to streaming movies, placing greater strain on our connections than ever before. A system like the Eero makes sure every room in the house gets fast internet speeds using boosters known as Beacons, so you can easily watch multiple HD video streams at once. Replace your old router with an Eero and add a couple of Beacons for blanket coverage in properties up to 3,000 square feet. It’s an elegant solution to an annoying problem, and you can keep an eye on your network using the accompanying app. $399.
VICTORINOX LEXICON HARDSIDE FREQUENT FLYER SMART SUITCASE
Anyone who flies regularly knows how important good luggage is. Famed Swiss brand Victorinox developed a tough carry-on that boasts eight super-recessed wheels for a smooth ride and maximum internal capacity, as well as an interior pocket with a portable power pack for on-the-go USB charging. It also features integrated multitool, X-shaped compression straps and internal mesh pockets for organization. Available in titanium or black, this stylish 34-liter bag looks great and will last forever. $460.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.