CES is one of the biggest annual tech shows and where all the innovative and otherwise cool technology is unveiled each year. From robots that fold your clothes to the latest in self-driving cars, you’ll see a little bit of it all, but what about when it comes to travel tech? Here are a few up-and-coming products you’ll want to keep on your radar.
The Robot Suitcase
Forget lugging your suitcase around the airport. This robotic suitcase from Ovis is autonomous and follows you wherever you go using computer vision algorithms. It can even avoid obstacles, keeping itself out of trouble and leaving your hands free to carry more important items.
Maybe the next time you head from the airport to the hotel you’ll be carted around by a driverless electric shuttle. The new Bosch driverless electric shuttle is still in its prototype stage, but there are some exciting developments in the works, including all the tech needed to ensure obstacle avoidance, allow passengers to book the shuttle via an app, control an algorithm to properly assign travel and more.
Long road trip ahead of you? Make the drive (or, at least, the passenger experience) a little more fun with in-car VR brought to you by Disney and Audi. Passengers can play virtual reality games synced to the car’s real-world movement for a decreased likelihood of nausea.
On the more serious side, if you struggle to travel while taking certain medications (like insulin), Lifeinabox can be a legitimate lifesaver. It keeps medicines cold for up to four hours without any power and can be recharged just about anywhere. An app keeps you up to date on how the device is working, so you never have to worry.
Santa Monica, California, has such an incredible array of restaurants and bars, it can be difficult to choose one. Rustic Canyon on Wilshire Boulevard makes it easy to decide; the restaurant manages to clearly set itself apart from the rest.
For most of us, time in the car is “me time.” You can listen to that podcast you’re captivated by, blast that pop song and sing along at the top of your lungs or listen to the next chapter in that biography e-book you’re almost finished. A road trip only amplifies those opportunities. So, next time you’re traveling by road, take the wheel and take control. Opt for a rental car on your next vacation, rather than a rideshare, taxi or public transportation, and enjoy the open road on your own terms.
Many travelers are exchanging their regular home lives for a more exciting life abroad. However, no matter where in the world you visit, money is needed to live a comfortable life. Gaining work experience abroad can diversity a resume and open opportunities worldwide. For travelers who wish to live a more nomadic lifestyle, getting a short-term job in a country is also a great option. This will ensure travelers have enough money to get by and give them experience. Before leaving for a country or while in a foreign land, travelers can use the internet to find jobs or local resources.
Dining is an art, and now that applies to both on the ground and at 35,000 feet thanks to Hainan Airlines’ “Hai Chef” Inflight Artistic Chinese cuisine series, a collaboration with Dong Zhenxiang, a Chinese culinary master also known as Dadong.
One of the greatest sights in the world, the great pyramids of Giza, stands towering in the desert, the imposing stature dwarfing tourists for miles. Visitors to Giza might feel twangs of adventure and exploration, but guests should be warned climbing the pyramids is forbidden.