FX Excursions

FX Excursions offers the chance for once-in-a-lifetime experiences in destinations around the world.


by Holly Riddle

May 20, 2020

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Products / Technology

Could a new take on a traditional timer help you better manage your time? Ticktime thinks that could be the case.


A new time management tool, Ticktime enables users to better focus on what they’re doing right at the moment, so they can get more done in a more efficient way with fewer distractions.


The small, lightweight device can fit into a pocket and be taken anywhere. The six-sided device features lighting on each side and can count down to a customized combination of minutes or seconds, or count down with pre-set amounts of time, including three minutes, five minutes, 10 minutes, 15 minutes, 25 minutes and 30 minutes. Users can also time upwards, counting from zero to 99 minutes and 59 seconds.


Ticktime can be used in silent mode while reading or working in a public space, alerting you to when time is up with a flashing light. It also makes a handy kitchen tool, as its magnetic sides easily stick to kitchen appliances. Users also find Ticktime handy in the gym or when playing games.


Ticktime was created by accessory and tech provider Llano, a hardware brand that designs and builds mobile tech and consumer accessories, from smartphone lenses to Bluetooth audio products. The recently launched product is currently not being sold, but you can sign up for updates on the Ticktime website to receive an early-bird discount and more news on launch dates. Llano products are only available online in the United States, but can be found at other distributors in Europe, Latin America, Asia and the Middle East.


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Nov 29, 2021

Curling and Igloos at Winter Village, Bryant Park

The first-ever iceless curling experience at the Curling Café and the beloved cozy igloo experience will arrive at Bank of America Winter Village at Bryant Park this holiday season. New York City is already a hot spot for visitors each holiday and the Curling Café and Cozy Igloos are just another addition to the festivities guests can experience when in the city.

A Taste of Greece

Prepare your taste buds for the trip of a lifetime in Greece. About 100 Greek products — from wines, cheese and fruits to honey and oils — earned a Protected Designation of Origin from the European Union, and the country’s most beloved dishes include Greek Choriatiki salad, tzatziki, souvlaki and moussaka, with its layers of eggplant, potato, minced meat and bechamel. And those are only a few of the many highlights.

North America
Nov 26, 2021

The Post Oak Hotel at Uptown Houston Holiday Offerings

Celebrate the holidays at The Post Oak Hotel at Uptown Houston. Throughout the month of December, the Houston hotel offers guests a selection of unique festive experiences.

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New Lounge Wear from Cravings by Chrissy Teigen

With the cold weather coming and the long winter months ahead, it's time to start investing in some cozy loungewear — whether you buy it for yourself, add it to your holiday wish list or buy it for your loved one. Nowadays, loungewear is so popular and in demand with everyone working from home; there are so many different brands and types to choose from, but a new one just hit the shelf. Chrissy Teigen is known for many things, specifically her cookbook Cravings.

Seek Wellbeing in Greece

The Greek tradition of health and wellness runs deep; travelers can find a multitude of therapies to meet their wellbeing needs, from healing spas, herbal therapies, hypnotherapy, massages and more. In Greece, the approach to wellness focuses on the “whole” and the ways in which the mind, body and soul interact. A state of balance is achieved through a good relationship between the emotional and natural state, which can be found throughout Greece at its more than 800 medicinal spas.

North America
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Riggs Washington D.C. Partners with RdV Vineyards

Riggs Washington D.C., set in a historic Washington, D.C. building once home to Riggs National Bank, partners with RdV Vineyards to offer world-class wine tasting experiences exclusive to Riggs guests. RdV Vineyards is situated on a steep, granite hillside 60 miles outside of the nation’s capital.