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)
One thing surprising about the Prince Edward Island capital is its abundance of shops specializing in affordable, fashion-forward jewelry rendered in sterling silver, vermeil, 14K gold and semi-precious stones. Whether you prefer delicate pieces or bold wearable art, you can be assured the pieces for sale are inspired by the maritime island setting and, therefore, specific to the place where they are created. Here are a few shining, woman-owned examples:
IHG Hotels & Resorts is thrilled to announce the launch of a new mobile product feature for members: IHG Wi-Fi Auto Connect. This feature is now available exclusively in the IHG One Rewards mobile app for both iOS and Android users and will automatically connect IHG One Rewards members to WiFi upon arrival at more than 5,000 IHG hotels worldwide — no separate passwords or log-ins needed. This is in addition to the exciting benefits of being an IHG Business Edge member. IHG Business Edge provides small- and medium-sized businesses access to a user-friendly portal that displays comprehensive spending and savings data while providing the convenience of direct booking with a guaranteed discount.
Norway, a haven for visionary artists, architects and designers, showcases an exceptionally diverse array of cultural attractions. This year, the country commemorates exciting milestones and unveilings captivating enthusiasts of the arts, from iconic scenic routes to new museums to gallery openings. Up Norway features these new offerings in personalized itineraries catered to aesthetes.
As a peripatetic traveler, I am always trying to balance the pleasures of dining well with a life-long challenge to control my weight. It’s not always easy, because I consider tasting typical, authentic regional dishes among the highlights of most journeys, and those foods are rarely known for “healthful” rankings! So, I started staying at spas way back in the 1980s — before they were ubiquitous — because meals were assured to be pure, clean and wholesome.
Whether it's the people, the craic (fun) or the coasts, travelers always find something to love about the island of Ireland. What fills your heart?
Flying to the paradise of Turks & Caicos has never been easier thanks to many new, non-stop flights across three airlines to the destination. Southwest Airlines, Delta Air Lines and Virgin Atlantic Airways all announced new flights, allowing travelers to visit this dreamy destination.
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:
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.
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