Palm Treo 750 Smartphone
From the original king of the handheld innovators comes the Palm Treo 750, which embodies all the mobile capabilities you could ever ask for in one slick design. A GSM world phone, Microsoft Windows Mobile 5.0 Pocket PC Phone Edition,Windows Media Player 10 Mobile, built-in PDF viewer, and a 1.3-megapixel digital video camera are just a handful (literally) of the features that will quickly make the Treo 750 your favorite traveling buddy — even though it doesn’t pitch in for gas. $299. (http://www.palm.com)
HP Compaq 2510p Notebook PC
The smallest and lightest business notebook PC in the Hewlett-Packard arsenal, this tiny powerhouse packs a lot of punch despite its mere 2.9-pound size. A choice of Intel Core 2 Duo Ultra Low Voltage processors with Intel Centrino Pro mobile technology maximizes efficiency, while its 12.1-inch diagonal widescreen Illumi-Lite display extends battery run time by up to 90 minutes. For optimal security, the nifty Drive Encryption for HP ProtectTools encrypts all information on the hard drive volume, making it unreadable to an unauthorized person. The HP QuickLook feature lets you browse your email, calendars, and contact information with a touch of a button, whether your PC is turned on or not. Starts at $1599. (http://www.hp.com)
EWOO by Zicplay
The folks at Zicplay in Switzerland have developed the first (believe it or not) remote control for iPod and iTunes. The unit includes an iPod dock and a USB adapter to control and browse iTunes on the computer. Connect the dock to your audio/video equipment and take advantage of its 100-foot operating range to blast your favorite songs through your speakers while surfing your playlists from the comfort of your sofa. $129. (http://www.play-ewoo.com)
HEADPLAY Personal Cinema System
For the traveler who has everything, this cutting-edge, portable visual headset and media center offers a high-resolution, truly cinematic viewing experience for movie watching, Internet surfing and gaming. It connects directly to game consoles, DVD players, iPods, PCs and cell phones, can read stored media using compact flash or USB, and offers universal compatibility with hardware platforms worldwide. The viewer, which displays a virtual 52-inch screen, delivers separate but identical images to each eye, helping to eliminate eyestrain. It doesn’t get cooler than this. $499. (http://www.headplay.com)
Expansion plans involving a new 14-gate concourse at Mineta San Jose International Airport in California must clear environmental review before moving forward.
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.
Hyatt Regency Barcelona Tower opened following full renovations to its 280 guestrooms and public spaces. The property is the second Hyatt Regency in Spain. The hotel sits in a Barcelona skyline landmark, a 29-story tower topped with a glass dome that provides travelers with 360-degree views and an unparalleled dining experience.
Opened this past November, Osaka Excel Tokyu Hotel rethinks the classic Japanese business hotel format in a delightful way. While the basic design concept is rooted in generations-old Japanese aesthetics, its wow factor comes from the interior designers’ approach of filtering them through a kaleidoscope. This effect is accomplished with ornate hexagonal lamps, carpeting with geometric shape motifs and pops of happy gold and blue hues. The lobby adds to that with a whimsical, but sophisticated mix of artwork and decorative ornaments, with a color palette and ornamentation that extends to 364 private rooms and suites throughout 17 floors.
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.
In an age where airlines continually look for new ways to increase connectivity and offer passengers more options, a new agreement gives United Airlines passengers the ability to book spots on 68 Vistara-operated flights to 26 destinations in India. The agreement goes into effect Feb. 28.
Reconnect with nature and step outside your comfort zone at Palmaïa, The House of AïA. The new Riviera Maya resort focuses on inner exploration and a respect for nature, offering visitors an array of experiences promoting self-discovery and spiritual wellness.
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.
Qatar Airways is expanding this year, adding eight new destinations to its network. The list includes: