February 2016

By Erika Owen, February 5, 2016
The ocean has a lot of secrets—that's no surprise to anyone. Here's another one to add to the list: there's a new underwater museum just off the coast of Lanzarote (the easternmost of the Canary Islands) that's home to 35 sculptures. The catch: Yo...
By Erika Owen, February 5, 2016
The ocean has a lot of secrets—that's no surprise to anyone. Here's another one to add to the list: there's a new underwater museum just off the coast of Lanzarote (the easternmost of the Canary Islands) that's home to 35 sculptures. The catch: Yo...
By Tom Austin, February 5, 2016
This city is full of surprises, and the culinary front is no exception. Miami is home to many glittering, expensive restaurants, and countless multi-cultural gems: the options include perfect focaccia in an unusually elegant South Beach setting, s...
By N/A, February 5, 2016
If you’re looking to maximize your vacation days, take a page out of Carl Reese’s book and ride your motorcycle from Los Angeles to New York—in a weekend. Or try, anyway. As Wired reported, Reese just set the record for racing across all 2,829 ...
By Kyle Ellison , February 5, 2016
If you didn’t know that the slack key guitar has its roots in feral cattle, there’s plenty to learn about Hawaii’s melodic, musical gift to the world. How that music has translated into the best date night on Maui is something a trip to Napili Kai...
By N/A, February 5, 2016
On February 20 a mountain in Hokkaido, Japan will erupt. Not in the traditional explosion of lava and ash, but in a hail of snowballs: It’s the 28th annual Showa Shinzan International Yukigassen World Championship. In Japan, snowball fighting i...
By N/A, February 5, 2016
If you’re into beauty, but you’ve never heard of K-beauty (Korean beauty, that is)—or at least tried a Korean beauty product—you (and your skin) are missing out. Seriously. When it comes to beauty, wellness, and skincare, the Koreans know how to i...
By N/A, February 5, 2016
If you’re into beauty, but you’ve never heard of K-beauty (Korean beauty, that is)—or at least tried a Korean beauty product—you (and your skin) are missing out. Seriously. When it comes to beauty, wellness, and skincare, the Koreans know how to i...
By N/A, February 5, 2016
If you’re into beauty, but you’ve never heard of K-beauty (Korean beauty, that is)—or at least tried a Korean beauty product—you (and your skin) are missing out. Seriously. When it comes to beauty, wellness, and skincare, the Koreans know how to i...
By N/A, February 5, 2016
If you’re into beauty, but you’ve never heard of K-beauty (Korean beauty, that is)—or at least tried a Korean beauty product—you (and your skin) are missing out. Seriously. When it comes to beauty, wellness, and skincare, the Koreans know how to i...
By N/A, February 5, 2016
Passengers on an Etihad flight from Abu Dhabi to Paris were riding out a storm from the safety of their Boeing 777 when they saw something spectacular—lightning strike the wing of their plane. Travelers Mitchell and Amie Stewart happened to be ...
By N/A, February 5, 2016
Before you jump in a taxi on your next trip to Japan, you might want to check the back seat. Several taxi drivers in Ishinomaki, in Northern Japan’s Miyagi prefecture, have reported ghostly passengers hitching a ride in their cabs, according to MS...
By N/A, February 5, 2016
The Envoy Hotel in Boston opened in 2015 amid a flurry of good press for its modernity and style. As is the case with any top-notch hotel, its bar is complete with several intriguing cocktails. One of the most notable is the Go Go Bordello, which ...
By N/A, February 5, 2016
With Valentine's Day just around the corner, one may find themselves overwhelmed by the dining options in New York City. Often more intimidating than that number, however, is the check that comes with the meal. But fear not—there are a handful of ...
By Jacqueline Gifford, February 5, 2016
Travel + Leisure World’s Best winner Crystal Cruises has just announced an historic deal. The luxury cruise operator has signed an option agreement with the owners of the S.S. United States, a ship that, during its heyday in the 1950s, was the fas...
By Sarah L. Stewart, February 5, 2016
From lamp-lit cobblestone streets to cloistered gardens, romance shrouds Charleston like Spanish moss on a live oak. Travel + Leisure readers last year named this quaint Southern gem the top city for a romantic escape—and with a dance card full of...
By N/A, February 4, 2016
When it comes to date night in Dallas, the possibilities for fine wining and dining are endless. Unfortunately, our allowance for said date night is not. Here are some quality places to impress that someone special when you're looking to stay on a...
By N/A, February 4, 2016
Google is never one to miss a beat. To keep up with the trend in smartphone usage over traditional desktop searches, the company has unveiled a brand new redesign that makes it easier to research, plan, and book a trip all within a few clicks. Let...
By N/A, February 4, 2016
Shanghai is about to become the new happiest place on Earth. The city’s Disneyland park, the first in mainland China, is scheduled to open June 16, 2016. It will feature a Disneytown, a Wishing Star Park, a Toy Story-themed hotel, an Alice in Wond...
By N/A, February 4, 2016
Shanghai is about to become the new happiest place on Earth. The city’s Disneyland park, the first in mainland China, is scheduled to open June 16, 2016. It will feature a Disneytown, a Wishing Star Park, a Toy Story-themed hotel, an Alice in Wond...
By Erika Owen, February 4, 2016
New Zealand is gorgeous—we get it. But sometimes the long-haul flight to get there just doesn't fit the plans (or budget). Today's your lucky day, wanderlusters. We stumbled upon a video sponsored by Emirates and Boeing (shot by MOFILM), featuring...
By N/A, February 4, 2016
Customers behaving badly may finally get their comeuppance, thanks to an airline blacklist that’s in the works. Air China, China Eastern, China Southern, Hainan Airlines, and Spring Air have teamed up to prevent unruly passengers from flying on th...
By N/A, February 4, 2016
Roman Harper is going to be out of town on Sunday, February 7, so like a lot people these days, he decided to rent his vacant apartment on AirBnb. Harper isn't going on vacation, though. As a safety on the Carolina Panthers football team, he'll...
By N/A, February 4, 2016
Roman Harper is going to be out of town on Sunday, February 7, so like a lot people these days, he decided to rent his vacant apartment on AirBnb. Harper isn't going on vacation, though. As a safety on the Carolina Panthers football team, he'll...
By N/A, February 4, 2016
Roman Harper is going to be out of town on Sunday, February 7, so like a lot people these days, he decided to rent his vacant apartment on AirBnb. Harper isn't going on vacation, though. As a safety on the Carolina Panthers football team, he'll...
By N/A, February 4, 2016
I went to Brazil a few years ago to exhibit in the São Paulo Biennial. The work I sent for the show used feathers and as a result, it was held up in customs. So that I wouldn’t get nervous about the delay, the committee organizing the biennial sug...
By N/A, February 4, 2016
Perhaps no other show on television has better captured the reality of 20th century aristocratic life in England than Downton Abbey, with its award-winning costumes, historical accuracy, and attention to even the most precise of details. For those...
By N/A, February 4, 2016
Perhaps no other show on television has better captured the reality of 20th century aristocratic life in England than Downton Abbey, with its award-winning costumes, historical accuracy, and attention to even the most precise of details. For those...
By N/A, February 4, 2016
Perhaps no other show on television has better captured the reality of 20th century aristocratic life in England than Downton Abbey, with its award-winning costumes, historical accuracy, and attention to even the most precise of details. For those...
By Ted Loos, February 4, 2016
Most wine clubs don’t give you a whole lot of choice. But Firstleaf, a startup that’s partnering with Travel + Leisure’s parent company, Time Inc., is different. Think of it as Netflix for wines: enter your preference for red or white and internat...
By Cristina Gibson, February 3, 2016
If the word “Ibiza” conjures images of raucous clubbing, inescapable soundtracks of deep-house mash-ups spun by international DJs, and dance parties that last through dawn, you’re missing the half of Spain’s “white island” that remains a tranquil ...
By Jacqueline Gifford, February 3, 2016
This February’s three-day holiday weekend packs a one-two punch, with two major holidays coinciding. So whether you’re a couple looking for a last-minute, romantic weekend escape to celebrate Valentine’s Day, or a family on the hunt for an afforda...
By Jenna Scatena, February 3, 2016
Lately, for travelers and residents alike, it seems like the price of everything in San Francisco is going up—from rent to hotel rooms. Luckily, there are still ways to enjoy the city affordably, and when it comes to dining out, there are still re...
By Travel + Leisure Staff, February 3, 2016
Every year, my husband Patrick and I plan a trip entirely around food–an Eatcation. I’m a huge foodie, and checking restaurants around the world gets me extremely excited. Before we take-off, I make sure to check out Yelp reviews and map out Miche...
By Emily Mathieson, February 3, 2016
It’s well documented that this capital city is one of the world’s most expensive, but that doesn’t mean London can’t be affordable. We’ve rounded up our favorite restaurants where couples can easily get a dinner for two for $50 or less, giving dat...
By Lisa Cheng, February 3, 2016
Portugal Get up to 30 percent off from the Carmo’s Boutique Hotel, an intimate retreat with just 15 rooms in the idyllic Minho wine region. The Wine & Romance in Northern Portugal Package includes: Two nights in a Prestige room (upgrad...
By Melanie Lieberman, February 3, 2016
Follow GLP Films to Kenya, where the non-profit Basecamp Foundation is helping communities such as the Maasai develop a sustainable tourism industry. Children—boys and girls—begin studying early at the Koiyaki Guiding School, where they learn and ...
By Melanie Lieberman, February 3, 2016
A journey to the Serengeti, a place of relatively untouched beauty, should be on every traveler’s bucket list. In this stretch of northern Tanzania lies Enashiva, a creek named for the Maasai word happiness. Here, Thomson Safaris work with indigen...
By Melanie Lieberman, February 3, 2016
Tucked between a second-growth rainforest and a wildlife sanctuary in Belize lies the haven of Spanish Creek. Here, Mark Ellenby and Sol Tucker have created a 2,000-acre reserve—including a solar-powered farm cultivating one of the largest growths...
By Melanie Lieberman, February 3, 2016
New Mexico may very well be one of the country’s most underappreciated adventure outposts, thanks largely to its staggering mountain ranges—the youngest in the world—the Sangre de Cristo and the San Juan. Taos, in particular, has become one of the...
By Melanie Lieberman, February 3, 2016
To locals, the West African village at the farthest end of Petite Cote, Senegal, is known as Joal-Fadiouth. The world, however, knows it best as Shell Island: a spot made up almost entirely of clamshells. Follow GLP Films to this incredible, man-m...
By Melanie Lieberman, February 3, 2016
What brings travelers to Senegal? Many come for the chance to see the dramatic landscapes, captured by GLP Films, in person: kayaking Sine-Saloum, for instance—a protected marine environment perfect for birdwatching—or riding camels across the end...
By Caroline Hallemann, February 3, 2016
Heightened concerns over mosquito-borne illnesses like Dengue fever, Chikungunya, West Nile, and the increasingly prevalent Zika virus has turned the would-be annoyance of bug bites into a serious health threat for travelers. Fortunately, it’s a r...
By N/A, February 3, 2016
As the country gears up for the biggest football game of the year, fans are heading to the Bay Area to take part in the action. With activities like autograph sessions and over-the-top watch parties, some travelers even make the trip without a tic...
By Sijia Chen, February 3, 2016
For residents of Beijing, attending a local miaohui, or temple fair, comes second only to the big family dinner when celebrating the Chinese New Year. Typically held at temples and parks, these week-long events combine religion, shopping, culture,...
By Erika Owen, February 3, 2016
It seems like everyone is making the trip to Iceland this year—stunning glacier vistas, black sand beaches, the chance to see the Northern Lights in person. It's no wonder Justin Bieber loves it there so much. Icelandair just gave us another reaso...
By Nikki Ekstein, February 3, 2016
OTG is one of those companies that you’ve probably never heard of but have definitely transacted with dozens of times: they’re responsible for an impressive number of airport concession stands and restaurants, everywhere from New York’s LaGuardia ...
By N/A, February 3, 2016
This story originally appeared on Money.com. ≈ One of their main points of contention is that years of industry consolidation has allowed four airlines—American, Delta, Southwest and United—to take control of 80% of the domestic market. Now,...
By Erika Owen, February 3, 2016
Girl Scout cookies are great, but they're even better enjoyed alongside a perfectly paired cocktail. (Remember how much better Halloween candy was when you paired it with wine?) With cookie ordering season well underway we schemed with one of the ...
By N/A, February 3, 2016
New York City is the country’s most popular tourist destination, and as such the amount of activities presented—Central Park! The Statue of Liberty! The Empire State Building! That street from that one episode of the Master of None!—can make the p...
By Jordanna Lippe, February 3, 2016
For those begging for a museum experience beyond ankle-aching walk-throughs glancing at portraits and landscapes: there's hope. Toilet seat lids, volcanic ash, corn—these are just a few of the materials to create the masterpieces in the world's we...
By Jordanna Lippe, February 3, 2016
For those begging for a museum experience beyond ankle-aching walk-throughs glancing at portraits and landscapes: there's hope. Toilet seat lids, volcanic ash, corn—these are just a few of the materials to create the masterpieces in the world's we...
By Jordanna Lippe, February 3, 2016
For those begging for a museum experience beyond ankle-aching walk-throughs glancing at portraits and landscapes: there's hope. Toilet seat lids, volcanic ash, corn—these are just a few of the materials to create the masterpieces in the world's we...
By Jordanna Lippe, February 3, 2016
For those begging for a museum experience beyond ankle-aching walk-throughs glancing at portraits and landscapes: there's hope. Toilet seat lids, volcanic ash, corn—these are just a few of the materials to create the masterpieces in the world's we...
By Jordanna Lippe, February 3, 2016
For those begging for a museum experience beyond ankle-aching walk-throughs glancing at portraits and landscapes: there's hope. Toilet seat lids, volcanic ash, corn—these are just a few of the materials to create the masterpieces in the world's we...
By Jordanna Lippe, February 3, 2016
For those begging for a museum experience beyond ankle-aching walk-throughs glancing at portraits and landscapes: there's hope. Toilet seat lids, volcanic ash, corn—these are just a few of the materials to create the masterpieces in the world's we...
By Carlye Wisel, February 3, 2016
Whether you're a seasoned professional when it comes to scheduling family vacations or have never even been on It's A Small World, planning a trip to Disney can be difficult for anyone. There's so much to remember along the way, often before you e...
By N/A, February 3, 2016
This article originally appeared on fortune.com. Ride-hailing company Uber has a new logo—and it requires an explanation. In short, it’s inspired by the “bit” and the “atom,” both building blocks of technology and the world, Uber explains on...
By Lindsey Olander, February 2, 2016
By N/A, February 2, 2016
David Chang may be at the heart of New York's restaurant scene, but his food loving heart lies thousands of miles to the east—in Tokyo. In the most recent issue of Lucky Peach magazine, Chang makes the case that Tokyo—not Paris or New York or B...
By Amy McKeever, February 2, 2016
The recent restaurant explosion in Washington, DC, has created dozens of new spots—and old favorites—that everyone’s itching to try. Even if you’re on a budget, some of the city’s finest date spots are still fully within your reach, with insider d...
By Geoff Manaugh, February 2, 2016
There's a scene in Bridesmaids in which the character of Megan, played by Melissa McCarthy, claims not only to work for the U.S. government but to have Top Secret security clearance. This means, she adds, that she knows where all the country's nuc...
By Geoff Manaugh, February 2, 2016
There's a scene in Bridesmaids in which the character of Megan, played by Melissa McCarthy, claims not only to work for the U.S. government but to have Top Secret security clearance. This means, she adds, that she knows where all the country's nuc...
By Geoff Manaugh, February 2, 2016
There's a scene in Bridesmaids in which the character of Megan, played by Melissa McCarthy, claims not only to work for the U.S. government but to have Top Secret security clearance. This means, she adds, that she knows where all the country's nuc...
By Geoff Manaugh, February 2, 2016
There's a scene in Bridesmaids in which the character of Megan, played by Melissa McCarthy, claims not only to work for the U.S. government but to have Top Secret security clearance. This means, she adds, that she knows where all the country's nuc...
By Geoff Manaugh, February 2, 2016
There's a scene in Bridesmaids in which the character of Megan, played by Melissa McCarthy, claims not only to work for the U.S. government but to have Top Secret security clearance. This means, she adds, that she knows where all the country's nuc...
By Geoff Manaugh, February 2, 2016
There's a scene in Bridesmaids in which the character of Megan, played by Melissa McCarthy, claims not only to work for the U.S. government but to have Top Secret security clearance. This means, she adds, that she knows where all the country's nuc...
By Geoff Manaugh, February 2, 2016
There's a scene in Bridesmaids in which the character of Megan, played by Melissa McCarthy, claims not only to work for the U.S. government but to have Top Secret security clearance. This means, she adds, that she knows where all the country's nuc...
By Geoff Manaugh, February 2, 2016
There's a scene in Bridesmaids in which the character of Megan, played by Melissa McCarthy, claims not only to work for the U.S. government but to have Top Secret security clearance. This means, she adds, that she knows where all the country's nuc...
By Geoff Manaugh, February 2, 2016
There's a scene in Bridesmaids in which the character of Megan, played by Melissa McCarthy, claims not only to work for the U.S. government but to have Top Secret security clearance. This means, she adds, that she knows where all the country's nuc...
By Melanie Lieberman, February 2, 2016
Brian Kelly has written countless columns about how to maximize your miles, sharing his tips for scoring fancy vacations with points and the best credit cards for travelers. But this month, Kelly launched TPGtv—a new way for travelers to see ex...
By Erika Owen, February 2, 2016
Andrej Ciesielski was one of the few people in the world who knew what the view from the top of the Great Pyramid of Giza looks like. The 18-year-old German tourist recently (illegally) climbed the ancient landmark while visiting Egypt—and then sh...
By N/A, February 2, 2016
When it comes to aggravating side effects of air travel, painful ear pressure is a close second to lost luggage and flight delays. Not only can the pressure caused by a plane ascending and descending cause severe pain if your ear doesn’t “pop,” it...
By N/A, February 2, 2016
This article originally appeared on time.com. Commuters worldwide should spare a thought for travelers in China trying to escape the country’s megacities for the Chinese New Year holiday. Pictures and video showed massive crowds stuck at lea...
By N/A, February 2, 2016
This article originally appeared on yahoo.com. There is a time-honored maritime tradition of performing menial tasks aboard a ship to earn your passage. But apparently there’s a way to earn your keep aboard a ship sailing around the world that’...
By Brad Tuttle, February 2, 2016
This article originally appeared on money.com. The numbers are staggering: United, Delta, and Southwest Airlines all reported profits in excess of $500 million during the fourth quarter of 2015. Delta pulled in a record-breaking net profit of $...
By Erika Owen, February 2, 2016
Leap Year might not mean much to most people (unless you're one of those people that only gets a true birthday every four years), but JetBlue is giving us all a reason to celebrate. The airline is offering $29 flights to 31 cities around the count...
By N/A, February 2, 2016
This article originally appeared on time.com. The prominent animal-rights group PETA has said that the death of a Scottish tourist during an elephant trek in Thailand is one of “many tragic reminders of the reasons why elephants should not be r...
By N/A, February 2, 2016
This story originally appeared on Time.com. A population of at least 100 lions has lived undiscovered in northwest Ethiopia — until now. A Boston college student could be expelled for trying to rent his dorm room on Airbnb. According to a...
By N/A, February 2, 2016
This story originally appeared on Time.com. A population of at least 100 lions has lived undiscovered in northwest Ethiopia — until now. Researchers in Oxford’s Wildlife Conservation Research Unit identified the elusive lions during an explo...
By Spencer Spellman, February 2, 2016
I got used to hearing “Is there even any snow there?” as I planned my ski trip to Lake Tahoe last year. A pessimistic refrain that was clearly inspired by the previous year’s snowfall, a metric that local’s said couldn’t get worse. Well it did....
By Spencer Spellman, February 2, 2016
I got used to hearing “Is there even any snow there?” as I planned my ski trip to Lake Tahoe last year. A pessimistic refrain that was clearly inspired by the previous year’s snowfall, a metric that local’s said couldn’t get worse. Well it did....
By N/A, February 2, 2016
This story originally appeared on Fortune.com. Europe’s second biggest discount airline is taking a page from Formula 1 racing and plans to test a hydrogen fuel cell system in its planes. The Financial Times reports that the hydrogen fuel ce...
By N/A, February 2, 2016
In what’s being read by some as a backlash to the craft cocktail trend, you can now get elaborate cocktails on tap—no shaking, no stirring, and no drama. At a new watering hole in the trendy Brooklyn neighborhood of Bushwick, every cocktail is on ...
By N/A, February 2, 2016
In what’s being read by some as a backlash to the craft cocktail trend, you can now get elaborate cocktails on tap—no shaking, no stirring, and no drama. At a new watering hole in the trendy Brooklyn neighborhood of Bushwick, every cocktail is on ...
By Sarah Begley, February 1, 2016
This story originally appeared on Time. A Delta flight from Los Angeles to Minneapolis was recently grounded for 80 minutes in Salt Lake City after two flight attendants got into a fist fight on board. The incident, originally reported by th...
By N/A, February 1, 2016
This article originally appeared on money.com. “Whaaaaat’s the deal with those airline peanuts,” Jerry Seinfeld once mused. It’s possible that an entire generations of young Americans never understood that joke on syndication, blissfully ign...
By Melanie Lieberman, February 1, 2016
Over the weekend in Israel, officials led by Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu, voted to allow men and women to pray—together—at the Western Wall. While there has been great opposition from the Orthodox and ultra-nationalist establishment, the ...
By Lindsey Olander, February 1, 2016
The Great Depression cast a dark cloud over America during the late 1920s and '30s, but out of the shadows emerged symbols of hope and the promise of forward progress. In New York City, an architectural race to build the tallest building in the wo...
By Erika Owen, February 1, 2016
Traveling with a pet is hard enough, given the added fees and in-flight cajoling. There are a lot of bizzare animals who have (legally) sat in an airplane at some point. While many airlines allow out-of-the-ordinary pets to fly in the cargo hold (...
By Travel + Leisure Staff, February 1, 2016
By N/A, February 1, 2016
Even athletes need a place (or two) to call home. It just so happens that their humble abodes tend to be even more lavish than some luxury hotels. From private chefs to personal golf courses and soccer fields, these residences are sure to impress....
By N/A, February 1, 2016
Even athletes need a place (or two) to call home. It just so happens that their humble abodes tend to be even more lavish than some luxury hotels. From private chefs to personal golf courses and soccer fields, these residences are sure to impress....
By N/A, February 1, 2016
Even athletes need a place (or two) to call home. It just so happens that their humble abodes tend to be even more lavish than some luxury hotels. From private chefs to personal golf courses and soccer fields, these residences are sure to impress....
By N/A, February 1, 2016
Even athletes need a place (or two) to call home. It just so happens that their humble abodes tend to be even more lavish than some luxury hotels. From private chefs to personal golf courses and soccer fields, these residences are sure to impress....
By Laura Itzkowitz, February 1, 2016
By N/A, February 1, 2016
It was Christmas morning and I was stranded on the side of a windswept road in the thick Cuban heat about four kilometers from anything. To the west was Trinidad—I could still see a few steeples rising among red rooftops—and to the east was the Ca...
By Erika Owen, February 1, 2016
Finding an open outlet at the airport is frustrating enough. Finding a group of them conveniently located together? Nearly impossible. And this is only one situation where a a travel-friendly power strip would come in handy. Luckily for anyone who...
By Erika Owen, February 1, 2016
Finding an open outlet at the airport is frustrating enough. Finding a group of them conveniently located together? Nearly impossible. And this is only one situation where a a travel-friendly power strip would come in handy. Luckily for anyone who...

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