February 2016

By Ellie Storck, February 12, 2016
This year marks the 140th Annual Westminster Kennel Club Dog Show, which will take place on Monday, February 15th and 16th. Playing host to hundreds of competing canines is the New York City’s Hotel Pennsylvania, which will be providing quite the ...
By N/A, February 12, 2016
Let there be snow! Well, that’s what the organizers and participants of the world’s largest and longest dog sledding competition, Iditarod, are praying for anyway. That’s because for the second year in a row, record low snow levels in Anchorage—wh...
By N/A, February 12, 2016
President Obama just approved three new national monuments, totaling nearly 1.8 million acres of scenic Southern California desert. The monuments, which include the Mojave Trails National Monument, Castle Mountains National Monument, and Sand t...
By N/A, February 12, 2016
Taking a stroller through airport security can feel like trying to fold a pterodactyl and jam it through an x-ray machine—while your kid is crying harder than she ever has in her life and spare diapers keep jumping out of your carry-on. A strol...
By Katrina Brown Hunt, February 12, 2016
By Erika Owen, February 12, 2016
The ruler of Dubai has announced two new delightfully whimsy cabinet positions: Ambassdor of Happiness and Ambassador of Tolerance (appointed to Ohoud Al-Roumi and Lubna bint Khaled, respectively). Al-Maktoum—who is also the Prime Minister of the ...
By Erika Owen, February 12, 2016
There aren't many things better than witnessing a three-month-old polar bear cub experience snow for the very first time. A nameless cub who lives at the Toronto Zoo has recently been going through a series of "enrichments," which we can only imag...
By Erika Owen, February 12, 2016
There aren't many things better than witnessing a three-month-old polar bear cub experience snow for the very first time. A nameless cub who lives at the Toronto Zoo has recently been going through a series of "enrichments," which we can only imag...
By N/A, February 12, 2016
The internet gives everyone a great deal of anonymity, which most people use to listen to Hanson on repeat, watch puppy live streams from our desks, and, of course, complain in very public forums. But when you voice your displeasure online, you...
By N/A, February 12, 2016
%ad1rr On the first night of my recent stay at Amanera, the new Aman resort in the Dominican Republic, a crab scuttled across the floor of a walk-in closet the size of an extravagant Brooklyn bedroom. Like everything in this fertile part of the...
By N/A, February 12, 2016
%ad1rr On the first night of my recent stay at Amanera, the new Aman resort in the Dominican Republic, a crab scuttled across the floor of a walk-in closet the size of an extravagant Brooklyn bedroom. Like everything in this fertile part of the...
By N/A, February 12, 2016
%ad1rr On the first night of my recent stay at Amanera, the new Aman resort in the Dominican Republic, a crab scuttled across the floor of a walk-in closet the size of an extravagant Brooklyn bedroom. Like everything in this fertile part of the...
By N/A, February 12, 2016
%ad1rr On the first night of my recent stay at Amanera, the new Aman resort in the Dominican Republic, a crab scuttled across the floor of a walk-in closet the size of an extravagant Brooklyn bedroom. Like everything in this fertile part of the...
By N/A, February 12, 2016
One of the most popular cocktails served at Oahu’s Turtle Bay Resort is the Peligroso Coco Margarit-O. Why? Because when you blend toasted coconut with tequila, magic happens. “It’s not the drink you expect when you come to Hawaii,” says the re...
By Ellie Storck, February 12, 2016
Just because it's winter doesn't mean the swimwear stays packed: Sports Illustrated has announced the return of its popular fan festivals celebrating SI Swimsuit 2016 in New York City and Miami this month—a series of events that are free and open ...
By N/A, February 11, 2016
British Airways has been flying to India since 1924, but they just wrote the country a love letter in the form of a heartwarming video. A new ad campaign called "Fueled By Love," follows a real British Airways flight attendant as she falls in l...
By N/A, February 11, 2016
Gather round, cruise fans: 106 years after the original vessel sank to the bottom of the Atlantic Ocean, a new version of the RMS Titanic is set to launch in 2018. Australian billionaire Clive Palmer—who has apparently never seen the movie—came...
By Travel + Leisure Staff, February 11, 2016
By N/A, February 11, 2016
The world will be watching in August as the Olympic torch completes its journey to Rio during the Opening Ceremony. But the question is, will you be watching from home or from the beaches of Rio? Those hoping to fall in the latter category have mo...
By Erika Owen, February 11, 2016
People line up to watch airplanes land and take-off at Princess Juliana International Airport in St. Maarten. In fact, you could even call it a tourist attraction. It makes sense, considering the runway is considering one of the scariest in the wo...
By N/A, February 11, 2016
This story originally appeared on Money. Related: All the Best Valentine’s Day Restaurant Freebies, Deals, and Specials Zalec, a small town in central Slovenia, is famed locally for the hop farms that surround it in what is known as the "val...
By Erika Owen, February 11, 2016
Safaris only go so far in terms of sating our desire to see animals in a completely natural environment—but then there's photographer Will Burrard-Lucas. While on assignment for the World Wildlife Fund, Burrard-Lucas set up five "camera traps" (re...
By Erika Owen, February 11, 2016
Safaris only go so far in terms of sating our desire to see animals in a completely natural environment—but then there's photographer Will Burrard-Lucas. While on assignment for the World Wildlife Fund, Burrard-Lucas set up five "camera traps" (re...
By Erika Owen, February 11, 2016
Safaris only go so far in terms of sating our desire to see animals in a completely natural environment—but then there's photographer Will Burrard-Lucas. While on assignment for the World Wildlife Fund, Burrard-Lucas set up five "camera traps" (re...
By Erika Owen, February 11, 2016
Safaris only go so far in terms of sating our desire to see animals in a completely natural environment—but then there's photographer Will Burrard-Lucas. While on assignment for the World Wildlife Fund, Burrard-Lucas set up five "camera traps" (re...
By N/A, February 11, 2016
This story originally appeared on Money.com. Every year like clockwork, the big theme parks—Disney and Universal Studios—raise the cost of admission. Almost exactly one year ago, Walt Disney World in Orlando pushed the price of a one-day adult ...
By N/A, February 11, 2016
Later this year, the U.S. will start issuing passports with a new design, created to be more resistant to fraud and forgery. We don’t know what it looks like, so we can’t show you, but here are some of the changes to expect. Paper Gets Cut T...
By Erika Owen, February 11, 2016
There's a lot to love about OK Go's new music video for the song "Upside Down & Inside Out." Zero gravity is heavily involved, there's a casual paint balloon fight, the acrobatics are quite smooth for Earth-bound musicians, the flight attendant un...
By N/A, February 11, 2016
This story originally appeared on Money.com. Good news, everybody: Airfares are getting cheaper. Now, before you fire up your favorite travel app and book a spring break getaway, there are a few things to keep in mind. First of all, price...
By N/A, February 11, 2016
This story originally appeared on Fortune. Related: How Bad Was Income Inequality on the Titanic? As if there weren’t already enough reasons to fight climate change, here’s another: It’s making transatlantic flights longer. Paul Williams...
By Judy Koutsky, February 11, 2016
Beijing, Shanghai, Yangtze River. These well-known Chinese destinations are familiar to the seasoned traveler, but Hangzhou? Not so much. This eastern metropolis is rich in history and culture spanning more than 2,000 years, yet it stands in the s...
By Judy Koutsky, February 11, 2016
Beijing, Shanghai, Yangtze River. These well-known Chinese destinations are familiar to the seasoned traveler, but Hangzhou? Not so much. This eastern metropolis is rich in history and culture spanning more than 2,000 years, yet it stands in the s...
By Judy Koutsky, February 11, 2016
Beijing, Shanghai, Yangtze River. These well-known Chinese destinations are familiar to the seasoned traveler, but Hangzhou? Not so much. This eastern metropolis is rich in history and culture spanning more than 2,000 years, yet it stands in the s...
By N/A, February 11, 2016
This story originally appeared on FWx. Related: 6 TV Shows & Movies That Made These Drinks Famous I'm not sure if there was recently a change in copyright law, but one of the hottest trends in the pub game appears to be unauthorized tribute...
By Sarah L. Stewart, February 11, 2016
A summer vacation to America’s national parks has been a rite of passage for generations of Americans—a pilgrimage made each season ever since the country’s best idea became reality a century ago. Each summer, millions travel in search of the uniq...
By Sarah L. Stewart, February 11, 2016
A summer vacation to America’s national parks has been a rite of passage for generations of Americans—a pilgrimage made each season ever since the country’s best idea became reality a century ago. Each summer, millions travel in search of the uniq...
By Sarah L. Stewart, February 11, 2016
A summer vacation to America’s national parks has been a rite of passage for generations of Americans—a pilgrimage made each season ever since the country’s best idea became reality a century ago. Each summer, millions travel in search of the uniq...
By Sarah L. Stewart, February 11, 2016
A summer vacation to America’s national parks has been a rite of passage for generations of Americans—a pilgrimage made each season ever since the country’s best idea became reality a century ago. Each summer, millions travel in search of the uniq...
By Sarah L. Stewart, February 11, 2016
A summer vacation to America’s national parks has been a rite of passage for generations of Americans—a pilgrimage made each season ever since the country’s best idea became reality a century ago. Each summer, millions travel in search of the uniq...
By Sarah L. Stewart, February 11, 2016
A summer vacation to America’s national parks has been a rite of passage for generations of Americans—a pilgrimage made each season ever since the country’s best idea became reality a century ago. Each summer, millions travel in search of the uniq...
By Sarah L. Stewart, February 11, 2016
A summer vacation to America’s national parks has been a rite of passage for generations of Americans—a pilgrimage made each season ever since the country’s best idea became reality a century ago. Each summer, millions travel in search of the uniq...
By Sarah L. Stewart, February 11, 2016
A summer vacation to America’s national parks has been a rite of passage for generations of Americans—a pilgrimage made each season ever since the country’s best idea became reality a century ago. Each summer, millions travel in search of the uniq...
By N/A, February 10, 2016
You know how to speed through immigration at home—but did you know that there are ways to zip across foreign borders, too? A number of countries have expediting programs similar to Global Entry, and many let U.S. citizens sign up. Here’s how to sk...
By N/A, February 10, 2016
As presidential hopefuls jet across the country from Iowa to New Hampshire to California and New York, they are racking up a lot of air time in their pursuit of, well, air time. While the candidates could fly commercial like most of their voters—a...
By Lila Battis, February 10, 2016
The verdict is in: For most travelers, good eats are as much of a draw as cultural immersion. And if you can't become a round-the-clock jet-setter, dabbling in regional cuisine is a close second. That's why we're loving the new book Recipes from M...
By Caroline Hallemann, February 10, 2016
This week in fantasy news, Tennessee lawmaker Steve Cohen, a Democrat from Memphis, is proposing that the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) establish minimum seat dimensions for commercial airlines. He plans to introduce the Safe Egress in Air...
By N/A, February 10, 2016
The Art Institute of Chicago has recreated one of Vincent Van Gogh’s most famous paintings—with a twist. They’ve transformed the Dutch painter’s The Bedroom  into an actual bedroom that you can rent on Airbnb for just $10 a night. The immersive...
By Laura Itzkowitz, February 10, 2016
Honking horns, guys in Elmo costumes, Disney characters, camera-toting tourists, and half-naked ladies posing for photo opps on the pedestrian plazas—these are all just part of the fabric that makes up the square known as the crossroads of the wor...
By Laura Itzkowitz, February 10, 2016
Honking horns, guys in Elmo costumes, Disney characters, camera-toting tourists, and half-naked ladies posing for photo opps on the pedestrian plazas—these are all just part of the fabric that makes up the square known as the crossroads of the wor...
By N/A, February 10, 2016
Haven’t had the time or inclination to go through the Global Entry application process? A new app, Mobile Passport Control (for iOS and Android), lets you access express immigration lanes at participating airports. Just download the software and w...
By Sarah Begley, February 10, 2016
This article appeared on time.com. More than five decades after Harper Lee won the Pulitzer Prize for To Kill a Mockingbird, the book remains so popular, its companion novel Go Set a Watchman became a major bestseller itself upon its release la...
By N/A, February 10, 2016
This article originally appeared on fwx.com. Preppies, jocks and nerds alike have a new hangout coming to Chicago. According to NBC Chicago, a pop-up bar and diner called "Saved by the Max" is slated to open this summer in Wicker Park and will ...
By Lisa Cheng, February 10, 2016
California Get 58 percent off from Quail Lodge & Golf Club, whose lake- and meadow-studded grounds are home to an 18-hole, Robert Muir-designed golf course. The Escape El Nino Package includes: One night or more in a Deluxe room (upgra...
By Erika Owen, February 10, 2016
On February 9th, 2016 Boeing celebrated its 47th anniversary of the Boeing 747's maiden voyage. The Jumbo Jet made an early entrance to the idea of commercial flight, considering its first flight happened in 1969—prime "Golden Age of Travel" timin...
By N/A, February 10, 2016
This article originally appeared on time.com. Last year was not a good time to swim with sharks, according to new data. The big fish attacked humans 98 times worldwide last year, the most since the University of Florida began recording the Inte...
By Erika Owen, February 10, 2016
It's the age-old question: When actually is Spring Break? It varies, depending on your situation. It seems every school has a different break—ranging anywhere from early March to early May—and that's not even factoring in college schedules. Cut to...
By Anya von Bremzen, February 10, 2016
I had barely landed in Oaxaca and already my senses were inundated. I wove past burlap sacks bursting with chiles, past meat stalls strung with garlands of chorizo, along dark passageways crowded with Zapotec women clutching screeching turkeys. I ...
By Anya von Bremzen, February 10, 2016
I had barely landed in Oaxaca and already my senses were inundated. I wove past burlap sacks bursting with chiles, past meat stalls strung with garlands of chorizo, along dark passageways crowded with Zapotec women clutching screeching turkeys. I ...
By Anya von Bremzen, February 10, 2016
I had barely landed in Oaxaca and already my senses were inundated. I wove past burlap sacks bursting with chiles, past meat stalls strung with garlands of chorizo, along dark passageways crowded with Zapotec women clutching screeching turkeys. I ...
By Anya von Bremzen, February 10, 2016
I had barely landed in Oaxaca and already my senses were inundated. I wove past burlap sacks bursting with chiles, past meat stalls strung with garlands of chorizo, along dark passageways crowded with Zapotec women clutching screeching turkeys. I ...
By Caroline Hallemann, February 10, 2016
On a recent United Airlines flight, new mom Juliet Thomson was reportedly told to “cover up” while breastfeeding her baby after a fellow passenger complained. "I had fed [Charlie] on the plane, and she fell soundly asleep on me," Thomson said i...
By Jacqueline Gifford, February 10, 2016
My husband and I consider ourselves to be veteran travelers who've been around the global block. We've taken a safari in Botswana, where a playful lion challenged our open-air vehicle by chasing it. We've taken a road trip across the Big Island of...
By Ted Loos, February 10, 2016
By Guy Saddy, February 9, 2016
Although Vancouver has its share of high-end restaurants, the city is full of good-looking casual spots where “bang for the buck” vies with “creative cooking” as the unspoken credo. Still, to eat (well) for around $25 per person can be a challenge...
By N/A, February 9, 2016
A picture’s worth a thousand words, including—in the case of a law-breaking tourist—the words “banned for life.” Egypt recently announced that 18-year-old German tourist Andrej Ciesielski is no longer welcome in the country after illegally scal...
By Sarah Khan, February 9, 2016
Environmental groups and NGOs have teamed up to try and prevent new oil-drilling contracts being awarded in areas adjacent to Virunga National Park in the Democratic Republic of Congo—a move campaigners say could cause ‘irreparable damage’ to the ...
By Caroline Hallemann, February 9, 2016
If your idea of a perfect movie night involves watching Julie & Julia (but fast-forwarding through all of Amy Adams’s scenes), listen up. Julia Child’s Provence cottage (and more importantly its kitchen) will soon be available for vacationers. ...
By Melanie Lieberman, February 9, 2016
Big changes have swept Park City, the Utah ski town best known for powdery peaks and its history as a Western mining town. Since 2013, Vail Resorts has been acquiring Park City ski resorts, including the recently renovated Canyons and, in 2014, Pa...
By Melanie Lieberman, February 9, 2016
Big changes have swept Park City, the Utah ski town best known for powdery peaks and its history as a Western mining town. Since 2013, Vail Resorts has been acquiring Park City ski resorts, including the recently renovated Canyons and, in 2014, Pa...
By Melanie Lieberman, February 9, 2016
Big changes have swept Park City, the Utah ski town best known for powdery peaks and its history as a Western mining town. Since 2013, Vail Resorts has been acquiring Park City ski resorts, including the recently renovated Canyons and, in 2014, Pa...
By Melanie Lieberman, February 9, 2016
Big changes have swept Park City, the Utah ski town best known for powdery peaks and its history as a Western mining town. Since 2013, Vail Resorts has been acquiring Park City ski resorts, including the recently renovated Canyons and, in 2014, Pa...
By Melanie Lieberman, February 9, 2016
Big changes have swept Park City, the Utah ski town best known for powdery peaks and its history as a Western mining town. Since 2013, Vail Resorts has been acquiring Park City ski resorts, including the recently renovated Canyons and, in 2014, Pa...
By Erika Owen, February 9, 2016
For everyone who missed JetBlue's Leap Day airfare sale (plane tickets went for $29, people), there's another opportunity to send yourself on an impromptu spring vacation. The airline announced a pretty hefty sale for over 100 domestic destination...
By Corina Quinn, February 9, 2016
Plenty of people take Britain’s Great Northern train service—a major route that links London to several northern suburbs—in their daily commute. But this week, The Queen herself joined the fray, returning to the city after spending the holidays in...
By Hilary Brueck, February 9, 2016
This story originally appeared on Fortune.com Flying around the world can wreak havoc on a body, with transplanted travelers finding themselves tired during the day, while being unable to sleep at night. It can also cause gut problems and nause...
By N/A, February 9, 2016
This article originally appeared on time.com. The mayor of Hawaii’s Big Island declared a state of emergency on Monday over the growing dengue fever outbreak that now includes 250 confirmed cases. The outbreak is the largest in the state sin...
By N/A, February 9, 2016
This story originally appeared on Fortune. If you want a good beer at a hotel on the Strip in Las Vegas, you've got to work for it. While every casino is lousy with bars, the majority of their offerings are mass market macro, something that ...
By N/A, February 9, 2016
This article appeared on time.com. Room service across the country could get a reboot, as the start-up Savioke places robot bellhops in hotels. The robots are called Relay, and are engineered to deliver supplies such as towels, toothpaste or...
By N/A, February 9, 2016
This story originally appeared on Time. About 300 manatees swam into Florida's Three Sister Springs on Monday, prompting the temporary closure of the one-acre plot of water to swimming and kayaking. Laura Ruettiman, an environmental educatio...
By Justin Worland, February 9, 2016
This article originally appeared on time.com. The U.N. agency charged with overseeing commercial air travel across the globe issued new efficiency standards on Monday to reduce emissions from commercial airlines. The standards, if given final a...
By Erika Owen, February 8, 2016
After Beyonce wowed the world with her Super Bowl halftime show, she settled in at a spectacular Airbnb for the night. Among the highlights of her $10,000-a-night stay: live chickens, an ultra-luxe Snuggie (see her Instagram below for proof), a...
By Erika Owen, February 8, 2016
After a two-year battle, British Airways crewmembers will all have the option to don a pair of trousers, should they choose. The dress code was enforced for any new recruit joining the team after 2012, with situational medical and religious except...
By N/A, February 8, 2016
Yann Martel's The High Mountains of Portugal (Spiegel & Grau) is a novel that meditates on loss, mysticism, travel, and chimpanzees. Divided into three parts, it begins with "Homeless," the story of a Portuguese man in the 1900s named Tomás who em...
By Amy McKeever, February 8, 2016
Belgium is a mecca of sorts for beer enthusiasts, and rightfully so. The countryside of this small European nation is dotted with breweries whose traditions go back hundreds of years. They're producing styles of beers such as wild and funky lambic...
By Amy McKeever, February 8, 2016
Belgium is a mecca of sorts for beer enthusiasts, and rightfully so. The countryside of this small European nation is dotted with breweries whose traditions go back hundreds of years. They're producing styles of beers such as wild and funky lambic...
By Amy McKeever, February 8, 2016
Belgium is a mecca of sorts for beer enthusiasts, and rightfully so. The countryside of this small European nation is dotted with breweries whose traditions go back hundreds of years. They're producing styles of beers such as wild and funky lambic...
By Amy McKeever, February 8, 2016
Belgium is a mecca of sorts for beer enthusiasts, and rightfully so. The countryside of this small European nation is dotted with breweries whose traditions go back hundreds of years. They're producing styles of beers such as wild and funky lambic...
By N/A, February 8, 2016
As one of the world's premier destinations for food-lovers, it goes without saying that Barcelona is home to an abundance of gourmet restaurants. What may be less known is that the Catalan capital is also a great place to go if you want to enjoy g...
By N/A, February 8, 2016
While Sydney can be an inspiring place for food lovers—think abundant fresh seafood, lively immigrant communities, and limitless al fresco dining opportunities—affordable meals are elusive (blame the high rents). The few restaurants that do offer ...
By Kira Turnbull, February 8, 2016
Beyond the all-inclusive resorts that dot the beaches between Cancun and Playa del Carmenlies, Mexico’s Tulum, whose popularity has skyrocketed in the last decade or so, stands apart for its more bohemian beach town feel—an effortless kind of cool...
By Kira Turnbull, February 8, 2016
Beyond the all-inclusive resorts that dot the beaches between Cancun and Playa del Carmenlies, Mexico’s Tulum, whose popularity has skyrocketed in the last decade or so, stands apart for its more bohemian beach town feel—an effortless kind of cool...
By Kira Turnbull, February 8, 2016
Beyond the all-inclusive resorts that dot the beaches between Cancun and Playa del Carmenlies, Mexico’s Tulum, whose popularity has skyrocketed in the last decade or so, stands apart for its more bohemian beach town feel—an effortless kind of cool...
By Kira Turnbull, February 8, 2016
Beyond the all-inclusive resorts that dot the beaches between Cancun and Playa del Carmenlies, Mexico’s Tulum, whose popularity has skyrocketed in the last decade or so, stands apart for its more bohemian beach town feel—an effortless kind of cool...
By Kira Turnbull, February 8, 2016
Beyond the all-inclusive resorts that dot the beaches between Cancun and Playa del Carmenlies, Mexico’s Tulum, whose popularity has skyrocketed in the last decade or so, stands apart for its more bohemian beach town feel—an effortless kind of cool...
By Kira Turnbull, February 8, 2016
Beyond the all-inclusive resorts that dot the beaches between Cancun and Playa del Carmenlies, Mexico’s Tulum, whose popularity has skyrocketed in the last decade or so, stands apart for its more bohemian beach town feel—an effortless kind of cool...

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