Travelers today have a wealth of technology at their disposal to aid them on their journeys, though battery life is the bane of their existence. While traveling to more remote parts of the world, electrical outlets are few and far between, making the Goal Zero Switch 8 an attractive accessory for the digital backpacker.
The Switch 8 is a solar recharging kit comprised of the Switch 8 battery pack and the Nomad 3.5 solar panel. The battery is capable of charging an iPhone 5 up to 90 percent, and also has an interchangeable tip that can be a USB charger, LED flashlight and an ultraviolet water purifier. The battery pack can be charged via USB, but the real appeal of this product is the Nomad 3.5 solar panel.
Two mono-crystal solar panels are housed in a rugged nylon case which folds like a binder. A sunny day will allow a user to fully charge the battery pack in five to 10 hours, though tests have shown it can charge even faster than that. Please note that the solar panel is not intended to directly charge devices, as it is designed to output only a 5V, 3.5-watt current.
Explore Charleston, South Carolina, and its Atlantic coastal character, homes and colonial architecture with the new Essential Charleston Passport. This all-in-one collection of the city’s 300-year history condenses into a simple and cost-effective transaction by Charleston Heritage Federation, providing visitors with the chance to discover the city’s stories and have a deeper understanding of its complicated history.
United Airlines remains firmly committed toward sustainability in aviation. The latest development in its eco-conscious goals includes working with Oxy Low Carbon Ventures to commercialize the production of sustainable aviation fuels (SAF) with biotech firm Cemvita Factory. Cemvita looks to develop a revolutionary new way to produce SAF by using carbon dioxide and synthetic microbes. Additionally, United Airlines Ventures (UAV) recently announced an equity investment in Fulcrum, and United has invested more in SAF production than any other airline in the world.
Need a little emotional reset? Finding that it’s more difficult to discover the happiness in everyday life? A new experience from Floating Leaf Eco-Luxury Retreat in Bali may be able to help. The Path to Happiness Retreat helps guests channel the joy that often comes from travel and vacationing in destinations such as Bali, and then learn how to tap into that same joy while at home.
Boston’s The Revolution Hotel lies less than a 10-minute walk from SoWa Power Station, currently hosting the world premiere of Beyond King Tut: The Immersive Experience. Through Oct. 2, the exhibit examines the 3,300-year-old story of King Tut in an immersive way through nine galleries.
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Travel can often disrupt travelers’ regular sleep schedules. These Florida hotels understand the importance of a good night’s sleep and offer guests a variety of sleep-enhancing amenities to catch some zzzs while on the road.