Not so long ago, travel was all about getting from A to B in the fastest time possible, whether this meant flying from London to Sydney without a stopover, bragging about being a passenger on a plane that piggy-backed jet streams for a lightning-fast transatlantic crossing, or whizzing from one Japanese city to the next on a sculpture-like bullet train. But it’s hardly surprising that many are predicting a post-pandemic passion for slow travel, and trains are at the forefront of this movement.
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RAILBLAZING: ALL ABOARD
It’s not just the destination, but the journey itself. That’s why Tamara Hinson is tracking down the world’s most amazing train journeys
LOOKING GOOD: MAGIC MIRROR
Nordictrack Vault’s smart mirror takes home workouts to a new level
MONEY NO OBJECT
Mr Leight Marmont S Round-Frame Acetate and Silver-Tone Sunglasses
BARGAIN BASS Yamaha SR-B20A
A compact yet punchy, budget yet bold soundbar with big ambitions. This is a great addition to a mid-size TV
The best new tech heading your way
Get a glimpse into the future, as we count down all the most thrilling pieces of tech and new trends coming your way in 2021
Duncan Bell is sparking joy
You can have too much of a good thing – especially when it comes to its packaging
AMAZ-ING GRACE: Amazfit GTS 2e
An Apple Watch lookalike that lacks innovation but offers loads of fitness features and great battery life for very little money
IPL Hair Removers
Extremely well built and easy to handle. Colourwise, it comes in a more grown-up gold and looks super chic and sleek. Admittedly it has to be plugged in, which makes you can’t stray far from a socket, but you don’t have to recharge it either.
The Complete Guide To…Home Office Monitors
This work-from-home revolution has made home office monitors vital accessories for professionals. Large screen real estate and ultimate productivity, after all, go hand-in-hand
Kingpins and wannabes barrel through the London underworld.
Back on the Road
We all know travel can be a pain, but when it hits below the belt you need to know there’s something you can do about it
5 completely honest confessions from Ruth Righi
You know Ruth Righi best as Sydney Reynolds on Disney’s Sydney to the Max (back on Disney Channel for a third season starting March 19). And while the 15-year-old actually has a lot in common with her onscreen alter ego (to start, they're both biracial and amazing bass players), we decided it was time to dig even deeper. Below are five brutally honest, real-life confessions straight from Ruth herself.
GET YOUR FRONT ROW SEAT TO VIRTUAL FASHION SHOWS
It’s hard to remember now, but it was during the fall ready-to-wear shows last February that the fashion world first became aware of the coronavirus, even before it had been declared a global pandemic.
AMAZON OPENS FIRST UK CHECKOUT-FREE GROCERY STORE IN LONDON
Amazon has opened a cashier-free supermarket in London, its first bricks and mortar expansion outside the U.S. as the company bets on strong demand for its contactless shops.
Extremely Online and Wildly Out of Control
Patricia Lockwood’s debut novel explores the mind, and heart, of an internet-addled protagonist.
LONDON TEA PARTY
HOW JOE BONAMASSA DECAMPED TO ABBEY ROAD STUDIOS WITH BERNIE MARSDEN AND FORMER CREAM LYRICIST PETE BROWN TO WRITE AND RECORD ROYAL TEA, AN ALBUM THAT’S BURSTING WITH THAT BRITISH BLUES BOOM
UBER GETS 18-MONTH LONDON LICENSE AFTER WINNING COURT APPEAL
Uber can keep operating in London for another year and a half after winning its appeal of a decision by the British capital’s transit regulator not to renew its license.
DEPP'S NEW FLICK ANOTHER DUD!
He’s no longer a sure thing at the box office, sources dished
GOLDEN ANNIVERSARY GOODNESS
The Lake Havasu Gem & Mineral Society (LHGMS) is one of those fortunate clubs across the country that recently passed the 50-year threshold of servicing its local rockhounding, lapidary, gem and jewelry-loving community. It takes a lot of dedication and commitment by a lot of members and energetic and visionary leadership over many years, to ensure the continuing success of a gem and mineral society.