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August 2009

World's Best Awards 2009

In Travel + Leisure's 14th annual poll, we once again asked our readers to rate the best hotels, cruises, airlines, outfitters, cities, islands, and more. The votes are in! See the winners-->

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Marlow & Sons oysters in Williamsburg, Brooklyn, New York.

World's Top Oyster Bars

By Peter Jon Lindberg

On a quest for the best oysters, T+L travels the...

World Beard and Moustache Championship in Norway.

World's Craziest Contests

By Jenn Bain

Offbeat competitions can include mustache growing...

Daimaru Depatment Store public restrooms in Tokyo.

World's Greatest Public Bathrooms

By Lisa Cheng

When you gotta go, you gotta go, but sometimes the...

Memaloose State Park, Oregon

America's Most Scenic Campgrounds

By Karen Catchpole

These campsites with a view, from Alaska to...

Baobab Tree Bar in South Africa.

World's Strangest Bars

By Kelly Lack

These wild watering holes—lodged underwater,...


World's Most Spectacular Tasting Rooms

By Adam McCulloch

At these wineries, amazing views and innovative...


World's Strangest Ice Cream

By Katrina Brown Hunt

Global ice cream tastes vary from the merely...


Most Outrageous Hotel Concierge Requests

By Douglas Rogers

From transporting tigers to carpeting beaches,...

Grand Daddy Hotel

World's Trendiest Airstream Hotels

By Karen Catchpole

From New Jersey to the Pyrenees and Cape Town, you...


War Reporters' Top Travel Secrets

By Claire Berlinski

You don’t have to be on the front lines to...


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