Toting tech along on journeys is no longer just for the business traveler reviewing spreadsheets on the plane and giving presentations in hotel conference rooms. From bloggers and content producers to social media mavens, dedicated gamers and even movie lovers looking for entertainment on long-hauls and abroad, just about everyone brings a laptop or tablet along on travels, making the fear of damaging these considerable investments a top concern. A quality protective sleeve can be the difference between a shoulder-shrug spill and a $1,000 drop, protecting devices from travel hazards ranging from leaks and spills to bangs and falls. Traveling 50 weeks per year, I recently tested several sleeves with my MacBook Pro and my hands-down favorite was the Acme Made skinny sleeve.
Available in a wide range of sizes (with a fitting guide for most major brands and styles of laptops and tablets), the Acme Made skinny sleeve packs powerful punch prevention with lightweight, no-fuss design that provides easy access to my laptop and doesn’t waste precious space in my carry-on bag. The neoprene stretchshell is both water- and stain-resistant and contains four layers of protection on both sides of my MacBook: water-resistant exterior, foam-rubber padding, firm protective barrier and soft, anti-scratch interior lining. The skinny sleeve is zipper-less to prevent scratching of devices, and, while I was admittedly leery of a sleeve that didn’t fully close, the elastic band keeps my device firmly in place, and the snug design of the sleeve actually holds it almost entirely still even when the band is not secured. My skinny sleeve works so ideallyit’s now my MacBook’s permanent home, whether I’m on the road or at home, providing 24-hour protection for my most precious cargo.
Experience a big-city hotel stay that doesn’t feel like your typical urban visit at Chicago’s Claridge House, nestled in the sought-after Gold Coast neighborhood. The hotel’s sophisticated décor and serene residential ambience foster the atmosphere of an oasis amid the hustle and bustle of a busy metropolis.
Lantern festivals are sweeping the nation. Lanterns originated in China, but made their way across the world. Lantern lights are mesmerizing when they light up the night sky. I always think of the scene in the Disney movie Tangled, where the whole town sends lanterns up to the sky in honor of the missing princess and the entire sky is covered with lanterns. Travel around the world to see the best lantern festivals.
Oaxaca is, without a doubt, a city so impressive one must experience it firsthand to understand its splendor. It is an incomparable place that will leave you in awe of its cultural wealth, a place that invites you to experience the extraordinary. In this light, Posadas celebrates the opening of Grand Fiesta Americana Oaxaca, an irresistible option for enjoying this magnificent state in an exclusive and fascinating way.
Spend the holidays at National Harbor, a growing destination conveniently located just south of Washington, D.C. National Harbor offers something for everyone this season, whether you’re traveling with the family in tow, seeking a romantic pre-holiday getaway or want to host a friends’ weekend for the season.