Lifestyle Travel Briefcase the Jan/Feb 2017 issue

Bringing Tech to Your Travels

Indré Rockefeller and Andy Krantz, alums of Delpozo, a pricey Prêt-à-Couture clothing company in Madrid, have launched Paravel, a new luggage company that offers Delpozo high style at a fraction […]
Posted on January 1, 2017

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  • Indré Rockefeller and Andy Krantz, alums of Delpozo, a pricey Prêt-à-Couture clothing company in Madrid, have launched Paravel, a new luggage company that offers Delpozo high style at a fraction of the price. The two spent a year visiting factories and testing materials to find the ones that would provide the best quality and craftsmanship. The cotton canvas they settled on is lightweight, durable and treated to weather the elements and make it easy to clean the stains you pick up en route. The classic looking pieces are trimmed in different colors of Italian leather— tan, green, blue and red—and include a carry-on duffle, collapsible rectangular suitcase and toiletries bag as well as several other sizes of purses, zippered boxes and pouches for your traveling accessories. Prices range from $45 to $345.

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  • Making an overseas dinner reservation just got easier. OpenTable, the online restaurant booking company, has added new functionality to its current platform that will enable travelers to make reservations at restaurants across the globe in their local language. So far, there are more than 38,000 restaurants in its international network, which includes cities such as Berlin, Dublin, London, Mexico City, Montreal, New York City, San Francisco, Sydney, Toronto and Vancouver. Languages currently supported include English, Spanish, French, German and Japanese. Diners can view menus, read and submit restaurant reviews, find contact information and directions, and review the details of their reservation at any time, all in their preferred language.

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  • The Mophie Powerstation XL has made scouring the airport for an outlet to charge your phone a thing of the past. This rechargeable battery has been designed to carry enough power to recharge virtually any USB device, including smartphones, digital cameras, Kindles and iPads. Small (2.80 x 4.50 x 0.91) but mighty at 12,000mAh, it is the longest-lasting universal battery available today. In layman’s terms, that means the powerstation can charge a smartphone up to eight times or two tablets simultaneously with the fastest output possible.

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