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The Best New Restaurants

By Anya von Bremzen

In 11 of the world’s most compelling food capitals, neo-traditionalists, upstart iconoclasts, and ingredient obsessives are setting new culinary standards.

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New Boutique Hotels in Portugal

By Richard Alleman

A new wave of small hotels has arrived in Portugal’s Alentejo and Algarve regions—big on style and character, yet refreshingly affordable.


Europe's Best Winter Getaways

By Alexandra Marshall

High design and haute cuisine meet crackling fires and snow-covered vistas in these European winter destinations.


America's Best Cities for Singles

By Katrina Brown Hunt

Which cities make unattached travelers feel most welcome? T+L readers ranked those with the liveliest singles scenes, whether at bars, bookstores, or bowling alleys.


Most Romantic Hotel Fireplaces

By Emma Sloley

Kindle your own sparks by the light of these romantic hotel fireplaces.


Coolest Travel Gadgets from CES

By Tom Samiljan

T+L’s tech correspondent reports back from CES with the best new gadgets for travelers.


Extreme Travel Instagrammers

By Tom Samiljan

Whether scaling bridges, posing on cliff ledges, or exploring abandoned sites, these daredevil Instagrammers go to extremes to capture spectacular travel images.


Coolest Airline Amenity Kits

By Melanie Lieberman

It’s good to be a premium-class flier for reasons large (ample seating) and small (these amenity kits).


Hottest Après-Ski Bars

By Lanee Lee

The post-powder party heats up at these lively bars in ski towns from Aspen to the Andes.


Best Places to See the Northern Lights

By Caroline Hallemann

Find out where to witness the aurora borealis, with reindeer sleigh rides, ice hotels, and hot springs included.


Best Family Beach Hotels

By Helen Zook

A family trip feels truly relaxing when you stay at one of these beach resorts, with kids’ clubs, spacious rooms, and all kinds of thoughtful amenities.


World's Coolest Bookstores

By Kavita Mokha

Curl up with a new book—or catch a reading or concert—at these thriving independent bookstores from Buenos Aires to Brooklyn.


Best Hotel Hot Tubs

By Christina Erb

Luxurious hot tubs from bucolic China to downtown Manhattan have more than warm water in common—the views are incomparable.


Beautiful Holiday Travel Photos

By Gabrielle Blitz

From the Swiss Alps to Palm Beach, FL, these festive photos showcase the best of the holiday travel season.


Michael Kors’s Winter Travel Diary

By Michael Kors

Fashion designer Michael Kors shares his favorite holiday spots in Aspen, CO, and Palm Beach, FL.

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Most Important Travel Trends of 2015

By Amy Farley

What’s on the horizon for the coming year? Here, a look at 11 trends that are changing the way we move through the world.

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Destination Spas to Jump-Start Your Year

By Sandra Ramani

So you want to get in shape—or atone for a season of overindulgence—with a rejuvenating, wellness-focused trip. The first step is picking the destination spa that’s right for you.


World’s Coolest New Tourist Attractions 2015

By Sarah Khan

Introducing the next big things for art lovers, foodies, and thrill seekers.


Best Places to Travel in 2015

By Travel + Leisure Staff

Presenting 50 incredible destinations for 2015. Where will you go this year?


Best Gift Ideas for Travelers

By Colleen Clark

Explore our holiday guide to practical and inspiring travel gifts for the jet-setters in your world.


Europe's Most Beautiful Villages

By Ingrid K. Williams

From the Alps to the Mediterranean, these frozen-in-time European villages will make you appreciate the beauty of taking it slow.


When to Cruise Where

By Jane Wooldridge

T+L’s cruise expert, Jane Wooldridge, shares the latest ships and sailings and charts a yearlong calendar of when to go where.


Beautiful Holiday Travel Photos

By Gabrielle Blitz

From the Swiss Alps to Palm Beach, FL, these festive photos showcase the best of the holiday travel season.


America's Best Food Halls

By Casey Hatfield-Chiotti

By combining artisanal foods with cool communal spaces, these European-style markets offer a better way to eat and shop.


World’s Most-Visited Castles

By Casey Hatfield-Chiotti

From Paris to Beijing, these historic castles and palaces draw millions of visitors for a glimpse of the lifestyles of the rich and famous.


Best Stocking Stuffers for Travelers

By Caroline Hallemann

These small, affordable travel gifts are sure to be big hits.


Craziest Airplane Cabins of the Future

By Jonny Clark

Jonny Clark, airline brand consultant and founder of aviation design site TheDesignAir.net, looks into airplane cabin designs—both real and conceptual—to see what awaits us on a flight in the near future.


World's Most-Visited Tourist Attractions

By Ann Shields

Embrace the wisdom of crowds by adding the world’s most-visited tourist attractions to your bucket list.


America’s Most and Least Attractive People

By Katrina Brown Hunt

Which cities have the most eye-catching locals? According to Travel + Leisure readers, attractiveness may be next to friendliness, but a few beaches don’t hurt, either.


America’s Best Towns for the Holidays

By Katrina Brown Hunt

Twinkling lights, sumptuous meals, and maybe even Santa skiing down the slopes: T+L readers share their favorite towns for the holidays.


Best Caribbean Resorts and Hotels

By Emma Sloley

Your hotel search stops here: presenting the 20 best places to stay in the Caribbean, according to T+L readers.


Best Meatballs in America

By Geraldine Campbell

When you crave comfort food, these restaurants come through with traditional red-sauce meatballs—and all kinds of creative variations.


Best Restaurants Open on Thanksgiving

By Geraldine Campbell

These festive restaurants serve a range of down-home and haute Thanksgiving meals. All you have to do is come hungry.


Disney Christmas Travel Tips

By Jason Cochran

It’s the most magical time of the year at Walt Disney World—if you strategize in advance.

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Puget Sound Getaway From Seattle

By Meeghan Truelove

Explore the Pacific Northwest's spectacular waterways and quaint small towns during a Puget Sound weekend getaway.

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World's Strangest Hangover Cures

By Jennifer Paull

From hot saunas to sour pickles, every culture has its preferred morning-after remedy.

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Beautiful Fall Pictures

By Travel + Leisure Staff

Take a photo tour of colorful fall foliage around the globe, then head outdoors for some snapshots of your own.

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20 Ways to Travel Better

By Travel + Leisure Staff

Tips, tricks, and road-tested advice from T+L's Trip Doctor news team.


Craziest Travel Confessions

By Travel + Leisure Staff

Think you need a vacation? These confessions from a flight attendant, a masseuse, and other seasoned travel pros will put your day job in perspective.


Best Travel Gadgets

By Tom Samiljan

The best new travel gadgets combine sleek design with impressive performance.


World’s Most Amazing Cliffs

By Joe Yogerst

Whether rising from the sea, desert, or forest, these cliffs lure travelers with the promise of gorgeous scenery and adrenaline rushes.

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America's Best and Worst Airports for Flight Delays

By Sarah L. Stewart

Flight delays are on the rise at airports across the nation. Learn where you’re most likely to get stuck at the gate—and how to boost your odds of taking off on time.


Best Beauty Gifts for Travelers

By Katie James

T+L editors share their favorite beauty products for the season—ideal gifts for any type of traveler.


Best Sports Bars in America

By Jenny Adams

It's always game time at these sports bars, where a passionate crowd is guaranteed.


America's Best College Towns

By Deb Hopewell

Visit these thriving college towns for a crash course in live music, craft beer, art, and history.


Best Holiday Restaurants in the U.S.

By Carey Jones

Whatever you’re celebrating, you’ll feel merry indeed when you dine at these restaurants.


World's Strangest Streets

By Lindsay Taub

We’ve mapped out places so unusual that crossing the street becomes an adventure.


America's Best Family Hotels

By Helen Zook

Upgrade your next family vacation with a stay at one of these hotels from Florida to Hawaii.


A Local Shares Favorite Seattle Hotels

By Rachel Eggers

Don’t leave your trip to chance: book your next stay at one of Seattle’s best boutique hotels, inns, and resorts.


A Local's Favorite Seattle Experiences

By Rachel Eggers

Find out how you can make the most of Seattle's scenic location and its coffee-fueled art scene.


Best Restaurants Open on Christmas

By Kate Parham Kordsmeier

Cheers to these restaurants that work overtime to deck the halls and concoct special Christmastime menus.


Best Pools in Las Vegas

By Andrea Bennett

No need to gamble: we tested the waters to determine Vegas’s best pool parties.


America's Best Coffee Cities

By Katrina Brown Hunt

Whether you’re looking for single-origin beans, personalized pour-overs, or carbonated iced coffee, T+L readers have toasted the most caffeinated cities in America.

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America's Snobbiest Cities

By Katrina Brown Hunt

Which locals hold their noses highest in the air? Travel + Leisure readers crowned snobbiest cities in America—and, admittedly, they have good reason to be proud.


America's Favorite Towns

By Katrina Brown Hunt

What makes a town magnetic? Travel + Leisure readers voted for their favorite small towns—with beaches, mountains, vineyards, and personality to spare.

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America's Most Beautiful College Campuses

By Joshua Pramis

Take a crash course in architecture at the country’s most beautiful college campuses.

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Funny Signs from Around the World

By Joshua Pramis

Whether intentionally funny or not, odd signs make for great sharing. Here are our favorites from the Travel + Leisure community.


Chic Cold-Weather Travel Accessories

By Mimi Lombardo

The latest accessories will make you feel as cozy as a cabin in the country.


Best Walking Shoes for Travel

By Mimi Lombardo

Finding chic yet comfortable walking shoes is easier said than done. Here, our picks for classic ballet flats, preppy loafers, and booties that will give you a leg up.


America’s Most Haunted Bars

By David Farley

At these historic bars, spirits aren’t just on the drink menu—they’re making noises in dark corners and downing patrons’ glasses.


Best Places to Spend Christmas

By Lee Magill

From New Mexico to New Zealand, a world of Christmas celebrations awaits.


World's Greatest Dream Trips

By Travel + Leisure Staff

Make your dream getaway a reality with travel tips from T+L.


Travel Etiquette Dos and Don'ts

By Travel + Leisure Staff

Follow T+L’s travel tips for how to cope with challenges on the road.


World's Creepiest Attractions

By Donna Heiderstadt

These macabre churches, catacombs, museums, and crime scenes will give even the bravest visitors the shivers.


Best Budget Airlines

By Ingrid K. Williams

Low-cost carriers are flying high. Here are some of our favorites around the globe.


Best Whiskey Bars in America

By Jessica Adamiak

Toast your next vacation with craft cocktails or a tasting flight at one of these top whiskey bars.


Most Beautiful Coastal Towns

By Heather Eng

Zoom in on picture-perfect coastal destinations, from pastel Caribbean towns to European fishing villages.


Best Breakfast Restaurants in the U.S.

By Jenny Adams

With piled-high pancakes and hearty egg sandwiches, these breakfast spots will give you extra motivation to roll out of your hotel bed.


20 Things You Didn’t Know About National Parks

By Beth Collins

T+L investigated America's 58 national parks, uncovering factoids and insider travel tips that may surprise you.


America's Ugliest College Campuses

By Ivan Spencer

These college campuses emphasize brains over beauty.


World’s Most Beautiful Cemeteries

By Lanee Lee

A visit to these hauntingly beautiful cemeteries illuminates more than just mortality.


Next-Generation Maui

By Julia Chaplin

On a driving trip, T+L finds a new-age melting pot of roadside organic farm stands, bohemian-chic artist communities, and sustainable luxury resorts—a Hawaii for the next generation.


Most Romantic Fall Getaways

By Alison Lewis

A cozy New England B&B, a southern dude ranch, a mountain hideaway: find the fall getaway that matches your definition of romance.

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Shopping in New Delhi

By Shane Mitchell

T+L asked New Delhi’s tastemakers to show us around town—here are our favorite spots to browse and bargain.


Michael Kors's Fashionable Escapes

By Michael Kors

The best way to decompress? Designer Michael Kors, in his inaugural column for T+L, says it's visiting a time-tested destination—preferably one without cell service.

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America's Coolest Ghost Towns

By Katrina Brown Hunt

Old mines, abandoned buildings, and the occasional curse: ghost towns cover the United States, and they make for a fun detour.


America's Quirkiest Towns

By Katrina Brown Hunt

Introducing the artists, foragers, pirates and shrine-builders who populate quirky small towns across the U.S.


America's Best Cities for Fall Travel

By Katrina Brown Hunt

Festivals, harvest-season goodies, and lower prices: in these cities, fall travel is both savvy and sublime.


Best Carry-On Luggage for Business Travel

By Mimi Lombardo

Eight great bags that you won’t have to cram in the overhead compartment.

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Behind the Scenes of T+L’s Paris Cover Shoot

By Mimi Lombardo

T+L reveals the happenings behind the September cover shoot in Paris.

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Fall Fashion Trend: Chic Shearling Accessories

By Mimi Lombardo

Add a touch of texture to any fall look.


Travel Wardrobe Staples from Michael Kors

By Mimi Lombardo

Jet-set in style with picks from the designer's fall collection.


What to Wear on Your Honeymoon

By Mimi Lombardo

Packing tips for a romantic Italian getaway.

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America's Best Hotels for Fall Colors

By Everett Potter

Plan your leaf-peeping trip around one of these inns with spectacular views of fall colors.

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Best Countries for Solo Travelers

By Everett Potter

Taking off on a journey alone? Have no fear. Here are the safest, friendliest countries for your solo adventure.

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25 Secret European Villages

By Travel + Leisure Staff

Medieval churches, cobblestoned streets, and endless olive groves: head to these small European towns to discover a country’s soul.


Top Hotel Chains for Business Travel

By Travel + Leisure Staff

Find out which hotels do business travel best, based on a survey by T+L and Fortune.


Best Domestic Airlines for Business Travel

By Travel + Leisure Staff

These U.S. airlines fly highest, according to the results of a business travel survey by T+L and Fortune.


Best International Airlines for Business Travel

By Travel + Leisure Staff

A survey by T+L and Fortune reveals which international airlines are taking business travel to new heights.


The Shetland Islands' Independent Streak

By Adam H. Graham

Ancient ruins, wildlife, and Viking traditions lure travelers to these North Sea islands, where proud locals now seek more freedom from the United Kingdom.


Hottest New Beach Hotels

By Adam H. Graham

In summer, all signs point to the beach, and these new hotels are the hottest places to stay.

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America's Best Fall Color Drives

By Margie Goldsmith

Want to be dazzled by Mother Nature’s fall foliage display? Just hop in the car.


Beautiful Summer Travel Photos

By Gabrielle Blitz

From fish tacos by the beach to scenic mountain hikes, these Instagram photos show how travelers make the most of the summer season.


America's Best Towns for Fall Colors

By Deb Hopewell

Our favorite towns for fall-foliage from Arizona to Vermont.


World's Scariest Stairs

By Matt Bell

Watch your step as you climb these stairs, whether spiraling up mountains, narrow passageways, or sky-scraping attractions.


World’s Coolest Playgrounds

By Caroline Hallemann

Truly innovative playgrounds are a destination all their own. These will make you wish you were a kid again.


Best Rooftop Bars in NYC

By Nathan Storey

For summer fun in the city, order your drinks alfresco at one of New York’s coolest rooftop bars.


Best Oyster Bars in America

By Meredith Bethune

From the Gulf Coast to the Pacific, the freshest bivalves are being shucked at these oyster bars.

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America's Best Ice Cream Shops

By Tom Austin

Summer’s ultimate treat is served with old-world panache at these gourmet parlors.


The 10 Best Lobster Shacks in Maine

By Peter Jon Lindberg

Tie on your bibs: T+L tracks down the juiciest claws, the tenderest tails, and the most overstuffed lobster rolls Maine has to offer.


What's Hot in Seville

By Andrew McCarthy

Returning to the capital of southern Spain, T+L finds crowded late-night bars and restaurants and the passions of flamenco and bullfighting.

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World's Most Scenic Walks

By Donna Heiderstadt

Along a windswept shore, atop a medieval wall, across an iconic bridge: here are 14 treks with postcard-perfect views—no hiking boots required.


Best Apps and Websites for Travelers

By Tom Samiljan

There's an app for just about everything, from making the most of an extended flight delay to tapping into local culture. Here are the best digital tools for travelers, all tested by T+L's tech correspondent.


Best Weather Apps for Travelers

By Tom Samiljan

Put these weather apps on your radar, and you won't get caught in the rain again.


Most Beautiful Libraries in the World

By Diane Selkirk

We’ve catalogued cutting-edge and historic libraries, from Australia to Vienna.


Strangest Vacation Rentals

By Jessica Adamiak

Travel lets us escape everyday routines, and these wonderfully weird rentals are no place like home.


Best Huevos Rancheros in the U.S.

By Jenny Adams

Huevos rancheros have become an American favorite, and these restaurants do it best.

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Visit Dream Destinations in 15 Seconds

By Gabrielle Blitz

Get inspired by these Instagram travel videos of action-packed moments around the world.


Most Pinned Travel Photos

By Gabrielle Blitz

Cool pools, scenic roads, and fairy-tale-like villages are among the most popular T+L images on Pinterest.

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World's Best Islands

By Kimberley Lovato

We've mapped out the coolest islands to visit this year, with some help from T+L's savvy readers.


Best Cheese Shops in America

By Nicholas DeRenzo

From Antonelli's to Zingerman's, these shops stock the finest local and imported cheese.


Coolest Floating Restaurants

By Ann Binlot

Upgrade to a 360-degree water view when you dine at one of these floating restaurants, from Venice to Maine.

JULY 2014

America's Best Burgers

By Katrina Brown Hunt

Some are in greasy spoons, others in luxe hotels—and some aren't even listed on the menu. But these burgers are all worth the trip.


The Best of Basilicata

By Valerie Waterhouse

Traveling through the rugged, under-the-radar Basilicata region of southern Italy still provides the thrill of discovery.


The Ultimate Bacon Guide

By Geraldine Campbell

T+L dishes on where to satisfy your craving for all things bacon, from the best BLT to the best bacon-infused cocktail.


Celebrity Homes You Can Rent

By Jimmy Im

From NYC to Los Angeles, we rounded up famous celebrity-home listings that provide A-list vacations—entourage not included.


World's Best Hotels

By Travel + Leisure Staff

Prepare for some serious wanderlust: introducing the top 50 hotels worldwide, according to T+L readers.


Most Comfortable Hotel Beds

By Kate Appleton

Find out which U.S. hotels truly provide a good night’s sleep, based on an exclusive analysis of travelers’ online reviews.


Places You’d Rather Be: Summer Edition

By Gabrielle Blitz

Summer and vacation just go together. Daydream along with T+L’s Instagram followers as they share photos of where in the world they’d rather be.


Best Places to See Baby Animals

By Lanee Lee

Head to these hiking trails, beaches, and wildlife refuges for the opportunity to meet baby koalas, turtles, and other newborns.

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Best Views in America

By Deston Nokes

From coastlines to ridgelines, America’s best views offer some exceptional sight lines.

JUNE 2014

America’s Best Towns for July 4th

By Katrina Brown Hunt

For fireworks, free watermelon, and rich history, plant your flag in one of these festive July 4th towns, approved by T+L readers.


Best Romantic Summer Getaways

By Emma Sloley

Romance heats up in summer, and these destinations guarantee an affair to remember.


Best Sun Hats for Travel

By Mimi Lombardo

Stay cool on your next trip with one of these easy-to-pack sun hats.

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25 Ideas for Your Best Summer Ever

By Travel + Leisure Staff

From Maine to California, Montana to Texas, T+L spotlights where to play, eat, and sleep this summer.

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America's Best Swimming Holes

By Alice Bruneau

Nature’s swimming pools are key to beating the summer heat. Fortunately, you’ll find them everywhere, from New York to California.


Best Beach Gadgets and Gear

By Tom Samiljan

Maximize your fun in the sun with this list of what to bring to the beach—from a sand-free tote bag to the latest waterproof speakers.


Best Family Getaways 2014

By Heidi Mitchell

Whether your family is looking to surf in Hawaii or spot wildlife in Costa Rica, these trips promise to bring your passions to life—and make you feel like a kid again.


Coolest Outdoor Hotel Showers

By Kristin Conard

It’s a sure sign of vacation when even your daily shower feels indulgent and comes with scenic views.


America's Coolest Music Venues

By Kayleigh Kulp

Fine-tune your concert experience by sampling one of these cool outdoor arenas or intimate clubs.


Gay Travel: 22 Companies We’re Proud Of

By Peter Schlesinger

From airlines to hotels to car services, these travel brands show their support for the LGBT community.


Best Thai Restaurants in the U.S.

By Kate Parham

From fiery curries to crispy noodles, find out what’s cooking at these outstanding Thai restaurants.


America's Favorite Mountain Towns

By Deb Hopewell

Head for the hills: these cool mountain towns beckon with outdoor adventures, festivals, and local color.


America's Best Small-Town Museums

By Nicholas DeRenzo

Towns like Old Lyme, CT, and Springville, UT, offer outsize collections of Impressionist paintings, modern installations, and folk art—without the big-city crowds.


America’s Coolest Rooftop Bars

By Nathan Storey

Soak up the scenery and the creative cocktails at these cool new rooftop bars.

MAY 2014
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America's Best Cities for Barbecue

By Katrina Brown Hunt

Some like it pristine; others prefer it slathered in mustard sauce. When picking the best cities for barbecue, Travel + Leisure readers were ready to face some hickory-smoked heat.


America's Best Cities for Night Owls

By Katrina Brown Hunt

In these 20 cities, after midnight, the best dancing—and bowling, karaoke singing, and street food—just starts to heat up.


America's Favorite Beach Towns

By Katrina Brown Hunt

With boardwalk rides, historic mansions, and homemade fudge, the best seaside towns offer charms that stretch beyond the sand.

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America's Best Beach Boardwalks

By April Orcutt

Savor summer at these family-friendly ocean-side attractions from Maine to California.

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America's Best Hot Dogs

By Charlotte Druckman

The hot dog is definitely having its day. Here’s our frank guide on where to find the country’s best tube steaks.

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America's Best Pies

By Charlotte Druckman

From traditional apple pie to modern mash-ups, the classic American dessert is more popular than ever. Here’s where to find the best pies.

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Best Beach Weekend Getaways

By Travel + Leisure Staff

Make the most of your summer weekends with these quick beach escapes.


America's Most Beautiful Gardens

By Sarah L. Stewart

Find sanctuary at these spectacular botanic gardens where nature and art intertwine.


World's Coolest Tram Rides

By Justin Ocean

These cable cars make getting from here to there a scenic, adrenaline-pumping adventure.


America's Best Comic Book Shops

By Justin Ocean

Get your geek on at these stores where the comics and collectibles come with a hefty dose of camaraderie.


America's Most Beautiful Lakes

By Deb Hopewell

Set your sights on these picture-perfect lakes, and you’ll appreciate why blue is the most popular color.

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Beautiful Beaches to Visit in 2014

By Nicola McCormack

So many beaches, so little vacation time: here’s where to leave your footprints in the sand this year.


Best Adventure Travel Destinations 2014

By Peter Koch

Choose your own adventure among these boundary-pushing getaways that don’t skimp on creature comforts.

APRIL 2014

Dream European Vacations

By Alexandra Marshall

From an idyllic port town off the coast of France to a medieval village in Spain, T+L has your next dream European vacation planned.


America's Best Cities for Girlfriend Getaways

By Katrina Brown Hunt

Travel + Leisure readers ranked the best cities for decompressing with your gal pals, while also partaking in shopping, yoga, gallery-hopping—and perhaps a cocktail that tastes like a candy bar.

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Best New Small Hotels in Italy

By Valerie Waterhouse

From Piedmont to Sicily, these new small hotels in Italy are delivering on both authenticity and intimacy.

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Best Hotels in Italy

By Travel + Leisure Staff

Like Rome, the best hotels in Italy weren’t built in a day. T+L takes the time to check in on our timeless favorites.

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America's Best Road Trips

By Travel + Leisure Staff

Road-tripping is an all-American pastime, and these are our favorite ribbons of highway.


What to Do in Las Vegas

By Travel + Leisure Staff

Don’t leave your vacation to chance: T+L reveals how to make the most of your time in Vegas.


Europe's Best Affordable Castle Hotels

By Adam H. Graham

We’ll never be royals. But we can act the part at these historic European castle hotels.


Best Brunch Buffets in America

By Colleen Clark

Go ahead and treat yourself at these buffets. After all, brunch does count for two meals.

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Best Caribbean Resorts and Hotels 2014

By Colleen Clark

Jamaica, St. Bart’s, Aruba—choosing a favorite Caribbean island is tough. But T+L readers have no problem choosing the best Caribbean resorts.


America's Best Dim Sum

By Kate Parham

Brunch isn’t the only weekend dining ritual. Gather your friends for Chinese small plates at one of these top dim sum restaurants.


America's Strangest Sandwiches

By Jenny Adams

From a grilled cheesecake to a hamburger bun made of crispy ramen noodles, these mad-scientist-like creations elevate the simple sandwich.


Best and Worst Airlines for Flight Delays

By Deb Hopewell

Find out which airlines are most likely to land at your destination on time.


Best Hot-Air Balloon Rides

By Kimberley Lovato

Get your camera ready: some of the world’s most beautiful places are best seen from a hot-air balloon.

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17 Airline Snacks We Want to Eat Right Now

By Melanie Lieberman

Move over, peanuts. From hyper-local delicacies to iconic sweets, the best in-flight snacks deliver a sense of place, express an airline’s personality—and make a tasty souvenir.


America's Coolest Desert Towns

By Nicholas DeRenzo

The country’s top desert towns are reshaping the American West with cutting-edge art and great outdoor adventures.


World's Strangest Lakes

By Matt Bell

Boiling, disappearing, Pepto-Bismol pink: The water’s anything but fine at these strange lakes from Trinidad to Thailand.


America's Best Margaritas

By Natalie Taylor

Bars are shaking up the standard margarita—and these versions are worth their salt.

MARCH 2014

How to Fly Coach in Comfort

By Reid Bramblett

Narrow seats, no food—don’t fret! Here’s how to make the most of your economy-class flight.


Best New Restaurants in Las Vegas

By Andrea Bennett

On the Strip and off, the best Las Vegas restaurants are inspiring food-loving tourists and locals alike to make reservations—and mark their calendars.

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America's Best Urban Running Trails

By Steve Jermanok

Do your sightseeing while you work out on these ten scenic routes.


U.S. Beachfront Hotels Under $200

By Katrina Brown Hunt

A hotel on the sand is bliss—and even more so when it’s a steal.


Coolest First-Class Amenities in Flight

By Katrina Brown Hunt

From “holy water” skin fresheners to embroidered pjs, some airlines have perfected the art of coddling passengers.


Best Tacos in America

By Katrina Brown Hunt

Whether they’re filled with al pastor, Peking duck, or a bone-in pork chop, America’s best tacos aren’t just for Tuesday.


Best Carry-On Luggage

By Katrina Brown Hunt

With compression systems, built-in laundry chutes and even audio speakers, today’s best carry-on bags are great multitaskers.


Puerto Rico Weekend Getaways

By Sarah Wildman

Take off for a weekend to this colorful U.S. Caribbean island.


Mexico City Weekend Getaways

By Sarah Wildman

Discover easy escapes in, and around, Mexico's vibrant capital city.

Copperfield promises a customized experience when you arrive at Musha Cay, with private villas, secluded pools and beaches and gourmet meals.

Bahamas Weekend Getaways

By Sarah Wildman

This beautiful cluster of Atlantic islands are not only an easy flight from the U.S. mainland, but they offer a little something for every type of traveler.

Earthship Biotecture hotel in New Mexico.

World's Most Unusual Hotels

By Alix Strauss

For a truly memorable stay, break free from hotel chains and check into one of these unusual hotels. Hamster wheel included.

The Boyce Thompson Arboretum State Park in Arizona.

Great Spring Weekend Getaways

By Travelandleisure.com Staff

We’ve mapped out easy weekend getaways full of outdoor activities, delicious food, and seasonal bursts of color to enjoy this spring.


Disney World Tips and Tricks

By Jason Cochran

From money-saving tips to insider secrets, how to strategically get the most out of your Disney World vacation.


25 Things You Didn't Know About Disney Parks

By Jason Cochran

Spoiler alert: from historic moments to revamped rides, there are a lot of fascinating factoids and behind-the-scenes secrets at America’s Disney Parks.


Best Airports for a Long Layover

By Bree Sposato

With everything from movie theaters to golf courses, these airports are destinations unto themselves.


World's Most Amazing Restaurants With a View

By Marnie Hunter

Amazing restaurants that marry heavenly views with multi-starred menus.


America's Best Beer Bars

By Jimmy Im

From modern watering holes to rustic taverns, a craft beer trail has taken shape at America’s best beer bars.

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America's Best Places to Eat Like a Local

By Travel + Leisure Staff

Memorable meals at one-of-a-kind restaurants are the hallmark of any trip. Follow this list of local favorites and you can’t go wrong.

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Europe's Best Places to Eat Like a Local

By Travel + Leisure Staff

T+L’s insider’s guide to authentic eats in Europe, from a classic Parisian teahouse to great new British haunts in London.


15 Tech Innovations That Will Change the Way You Travel

By Tom Samiljan

T+L’s technology correspondent reports on travel trends, apps, and gadgets from the latest SXSW Interactive digital conference.

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America's Best Spring Drives

By Briana Fasone

Views out the car window look brightest in spring, when the landscape bursts with wildflowers. See for yourself on America’s best spring drives.


Coolest All-Inclusive Resorts

By Chadner Navarro

These single price tag properties have high-design accommodations and choice activities such as horseback-riding lessons, sailing trips and even unlimited spa treatments.


America's Most Scenic Waterside Drives

By Kimberley Lovato

From alpine lakes to marshy wetlands and East Coast to West, hitch a ride as we hit the gas on America’s most beautiful waterside drives.


Best Museums for Families

By Nicola McCormack

The key to a great family-friendly museum? Entertaining your children—and yourself. Here are the places that do it best.


Cute Baby Animals You Have to See This Year

By Benjamin Solomon

Orangutans and tapirs and marmosets (oh my!)—America’s zoos are chock-full of new baby animals we can’t wait to coo over.


25 Selfies You Have to Take This Year

By Benjamin Solomon

Smile! You won’t want to miss out on the year’s most exciting photo ops—and neither will your Facebook friends and Instagram followers.


America's Best Chili

By Emily Saladino

Although its very definition is up for debate, nobody can argue with the deliciousness of America’s best chili.


10 Surprising Facts about Turbulence

By Chris Cooke

Knowing what pilots know about flight turbulence can sooth nerves when flights hit bumpy air. Here, T+L shares several facts from a cockpit veteran with 20 years of experience.

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World’s Most Exotic Rental Cars

By Alex Pasquariello

Make a serious impression pulling up to your next conference in one of these luxury autos.

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9 Surprising Facts About the A380

By Christine Negroni

The double-decker A380 is the biggest passenger jet in the sky—and we've got the inside scoop.

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11 Worst Romantic Hotel Fails

By Peter Jon Lindberg

Sure, hotels can be romantic. But anything can be taken too far. These supposedly romantic traditions beg for reconsidering.

Ritz-Carlton, Cancun, Mexico.

Best Mexico Beach Resorts

By Emma Sloley

Sun and sand meet South of the Border spectacular in these top beach hotels, as picked by T+L readers.


Hotel Travel Tips

By Travel + Leisure Staff

Get a better hotel room and rate on your next vacation by following these tips from T+L’s news team.


T+L Editors' Favorite Restaurants

By Travel + Leisure Staff

Travel + Leisure staff share their best restaurant standbys that always deliver a good time and a great meal.

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It List: The Best New Hotels

By Travel + Leisure Staff

Introducing the 70 coolest new hotels that are changing the travel landscape, from Aruba to Zambia.


America's Best New Romantic Restaurants 2014

By Sarah Storms

From Portland, OR, to Portland, ME, perfect meals seal the deal at the country’s most romantic restaurants.


World's Best Cities for Romance

By Stephanie Orma

Travel + Leisure readers rate which cities stoke their romantic fires. Cupid, take note.


Most Expensive Airport Parking in America

By Justin Ocean

Park ’n’ fly—and save—with the cheapest alternatives to expensive on-airport parking.


The 11 Most Entertaining Airline Safety Videos

By Chadner Navarro

Prepare for takeoff with the world’s silliest, sexiest, and tongue-in-cheekiest airline safety videos.


Beautiful Beach Photos

By Gabrielle Blitz

Summer views to cure the winter blues courtesy of T+L’s Instagram followers. No beach bod necessary.


Places You'd Rather Be Right Now: Spring Edition

By Gabrielle Blitz

Spring is in the air—somewhere. Head around the world with Travel + Leisure’s Instagram followers as they dream about their next trip.


World's Coolest Underground Wonders

By Carren Jao

Man-made or natural, incredible underground attractions exist right beneath your feet.


15 Cities That Could Be the Next Pompeii

By Matt Bell

Think Mount Vesuvius was a one-off event? Think again. Though the odds of their erupting may be slim, plenty of powerful volcanoes lie just outside cities around the world.


World's Longest Bridges

By Benjamin Solomon

No river is too wide for the incredible feats of engineering that are the world’s longest bridges.


America's Best Vacations for Sports Fans

By Sarah Maiellano

From boxing and baseball to lingerie football leagues, the best vacation itineraries for sports lovers whatever their team.

T+L Design Awards 2014

T+L Design Awards

By Heather Smith MacIsaac

Innovative design makes travel better, and for T+L’s 10th annual competition, our distinguished jury chose the best of the year.


America's Most Romantic Towns

By Katrina Brown Hunt

In the mood for love? Find out which bucolic ’burbs get T+L readers all aflutter.


World's Strangest Cold Remedies

By Katrina Brown Hunt

Sick while traveling? Cure your cold the local way—with salty plums, lizard soup, and sake-spiked eggnog.


The Surprising Secret of the Galápagos Islands

By Rich Beattie

Protecting the unique creatures of the Galápagos Islands is a shockingly recent concept. And the preservation battle is far from over.


America's Strangest Restaurants

By David Farley

Reservation for two, party of kitsch, your table is ready at these strange restaurants.


America's Best Ski Resort Restaurants

By Colleen Clark

There’s more to slopeside cuisine than chili in a bread bowl. Here’s where to lay some foodie fresh tracks.


Best New Travel Gadgets for 2014

By Tom Samiljan

T+L’s tech correspondent rounds up the hot new finds from this year’s CES.


Coolest Up-Close Animal Encounters

By Joe Yogerst

How to see (and snap) 20 iconic species up close on their home turf.

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World's Best Cruise Ships

By Jane Wooldridge

What’s the hottest sail on the seven seas? Say ahoy to the best cruise ships, as picked by Travel + Leisure readers.


America's Best Winter Drives

By Crai Bower

Check out the season’s cold-weather beauty from the comfort of your car on these top winter drives.


Iraqi Kurdistan: Open for Travelers

By Michael Luongo

Iraq’s booming Kurdish region offers historic sites, a temperate climate, and new luxury hotels. But will Western travelers come?


America's Best Ramen

By Jenny Adams

Japan’s comfort food has become a certified craze. Here’s where to find the best bowls of noodles for a steaming slurp.


Beautiful Winter Scenes

By Gabrielle Blitz

’Tis the season for some sublime photography, uploaded to Instagram by T+L followers.


World's Coolest New Tourist Attractions 2014

By Nicola McCormack

The next big thing is now, and here’s where to find it.


15 Signs You May Have Travel Burnout

By Chris C. Anderson

What happens when it’s time for a cure from the cure for the winter blues?


Beautiful Nighttime Photos

From Tokyo to Ohio, these Instagram shots uploaded by T+L followers reveal how the world looks after dark.

Sicily, Italy.

Most Popular T+L Stories of 2013

Find out which entertaining, informative, and provocative Travel + Leisure features caught readers’ attention in 2013.


New Year’s Travel Resolutions

By Travel + Leisure Staff

From seeing the northern lights to using every single vacation day, Travel + Leisure’s Twitter fans and editors shared their travel resolutions for 2014.

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Most Important Travel Trends 2014

By Travel + Leisure Staff

Find out what’s on the travel horizon, from updated planes to websites that get you closer to the action.


Most Beautiful Travel Photos of 2013

By Travel + Leisure Staff

Let Travel + Leisure’s eye candy inspire your next trip.

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Best Places to Travel in 2014

By Travel + Leisure Staff

New hotels and tours, emerging food scenes, and special events make these places the hottest travel destinations in 2014.


New York's Best New Restaurants

By Adam Sachs

T+L reveals the best places to eat in New York City—and the brilliant chefs behind them.


Best Travel Gifts 2013

By Colleen Clark

T+L’s affordable holiday gift guide for your favorite globe-trotters.


America's Best Christmas Markets

By Lola Akinmade Åkerström

Get into the holiday spirit at these European-style Christmas markets.


America's Most Romantic Winter Destinations

By Stephanie Orma

Turn up the heat this winter on a romantic getaway—no passport necessary.


T+L's Guide to Cruising 2014

By Jane Wooldridge

There’s never been a better time to take to the seas. T+L cruise editor Jane Wooldridge charts the reasons.


Best Tapas Restaurants in the U.S.

By Kate Parham

Gather your friends for small plates and sangria at one of these bustling tapas restaurants.


Best Places to Spend New Year's

By Katie Hammel

Ring in the New Year somewhere new: from Berlin to the Bahamas, these destinations know how to celebrate.


Best Instagram Photos of 2013

By Gabrielle Blitz

Check out a year’s worth of beautiful travel photos Instagrammed by T+L fans.


World's Greatest Toy Stores

By Nicholas DeRenzo

Explore a culture through its toys and bring home a cool souvenir from one of these shops.


America's Best Hotels for Christmas

By Elissa Richard

It's the most wonderful time of the year to visit these hotels with over-the-top Christmas displays and events.


America's Best Comedy Clubs

By Lindsay Taub

Need a laugh? Whether featuring big headliners or brash amateurs, these comedy clubs offer guaranteed guffaws.


Travelers' Best Tips

We teamed up with CNN to tap their network of roving iReporters; you’ll get some of their best advice here.

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Best Airport Security Checkpoints

By Mark Orwoll

What makes a good airport great? Efficiency. And these hubs are best at getting you through check-in and security smoothly, according to T+L readers.


America's Most and Least Attractive People 2013

By Katrina Brown Hunt

Travel + Leisure readers have crowned the U.S. cities with the best-looking people—and beach bums need not apply.

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America's Best Cities for Hipsters

By Katrina Brown Hunt

For the best coffee, shopping, and culture, follow the trail of the skinny-jeaned trendsetters. Travel + Leisure readers have ranked the best cities for hipsters.


Secret Caribbean Hotels

By Emma Sloley

For a fresh island perspective and fewer crowds escape to these off-the-grid Caribbean destinations.

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Best Hotels in New York City

By Travel + Leisure Staff

Book your next stay at one of these hotels—they’re the best in New York City.


World's Strangest New Year Traditions

By Travel + Leisure Staff

From swinging fireballs to gobbling grapes, here are the wackiest ways of welcoming the New Year around the world.


Air Travel Tips

By Travel + Leisure Staff

Don’t leave for the airport without these tips and tricks for a stress-free flying experience.

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Best Travel Gadgets 2013

By Tom Samiljan

T+L’s list of the most innovative travel gadgets, all road-tested and carry-on approved.

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Best Places to Unplug

By Matt Haber

Gorgeous scenery, device-free policies, and invigorating activities will leave you feeling recharged.


America's Best College Towns 2013

By Beth Collins

Find out which cool college towns made the grade with T+L readers.


World's Coolest Surf Towns

By Kimberley Lovato

Ride the waves or just soak up the good vibes—these surf towns welcome all comers.


America's Strangest Museums

By Lanee Lee

Bananas, bad art, and barbed wire are among the quirky collections on proud display.


America's Coolest Street Art

By Deston Nokes

Street art is thriving in cities from New York to L.A., if you know where to look.


America's Best and Worst Airports for Delays 2013

By Katrina Brown Hunt

Most airports are running a little behind schedule lately—and some are redefining time warps. Here’s how to beat their clocks.


Best Apps for Business Travelers

By Katrina Brown Hunt

Don’t go on your next business trip without our list of essential apps to help you travel smarter.


America's Best Towns for Halloween

By April Orcutt

Celebrate Halloween in these small towns, where a bloody good time is guaranteed.


How to Pack a Suit

By Mimi Lombardo

T+L’s six-step method to keep your suit wrinkle free in your carry-on.


America's Worst Airports

By Everett Potter

It’s a drag to fly through these lackluster airports, according to Travel + Leisure readers.

Portland International Airport in Oregon.

America's Best Airports

By Everett Potter

Find out which airports are the best in the nation, according to Travel + Leisure readers.


Best Indian Restaurants in the U.S.

By Sarah Khan

The Indian restaurant scene is heating up. Find out where to go when a craving strikes for curry, vindaloo, or street-food sweets.

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World's Craziest Airport Souvenirs

By Travel + Leisure Staff

When it comes to airport shopping, there’s the good, the bad, and the just plain crazy.

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Best Hotels in India

By Travel + Leisure Staff

Book your next stay at one of these hotels—they're the best in India.


Best Hotels in Chicago

By Travel + Leisure Staff

Book your next stay at one of these hotels—they're the best in Chicago.


World's Best Business Hotels

By Travel + Leisure Staff

The winning hotels for business travelers in cities worldwide, as voted by T+L readers in our annual survey.


Cool Sneakers From Around the World

By Tomas Martin

You’ll spot Nikes everywhere from Boston to Bali, but we love sneakers with a local stamp.


America's Best Family Hotels 2013

By Aarti Virani

Here’s a go-to resource for your next family vacation, whether you’re looking for a laid-back beach getaway or Rocky Mountain adventures.


Best Vegetarian Restaurants in the U.S.

By Sarah L. Stewart

You don’t need meat for a satisfying meal, especially if you dine at one of these top vegetarian and vegan restaurants.


America's Favorite Towns 2013

By Sarah L. Stewart

The votes are in for T+L readers’ best-loved small towns, from Vermont to Utah.


Best Holiday Cruise Vacations

By Jane Wooldridge

With festive decorations, food, and activities, these hassle-free holiday cruises are sure to get you in the spirit.


America's Coolest Breweries

By Kayleigh Kulp

Take a cross-country brewery tour for a sampling of the latest, greatest craft beers.


World's Most Crowded Subways

By Allison Kade

Prepare to jostle with millions of tourists and locals when you head underground in these big cities.


America's Most Haunted Places

By Katie Hammel

At these haunted hotels, bars, and asylums, the locals have been around for centuries and things go bump in the night.


Best Flea Markets in Los Angeles

By Rachel B. Levin

Funky fabulous finds abound at these favorite fleas.


Best L.A. Bars for Celebrity Spotting

By Rachel B. Levin

Go star-spotting at these glam hangouts.


Top L.A. Restaurants

By Rachel B. Levin

Discover the season's top dining spots in Tinsel Town.


Best Mexican Restaurants in Los Angeles

By Rachel B. Levin

From tacos to tamales, these south-of-the-border spots serve some of L.A.’s top eats.


Best Spas in Los Angeles

By Rachel B. Levin

Escape the city at these sublime urban spas.


Cool L.A. Hotel Pools

By Rachel B. Levin

Take a dip at these awesome city pools.


Coolest Hikes in Los Angeles

By Rachel B. Levin

Get outdoors and get the adrenaline pumping on these scenic city hikes.


Top Things to Do in L.A.

By Rachel B. Levin

Check out some of the city’s top activities and attractions this fall.

Malibu Beach Inn in Malibu, California

Top L.A. Hotels

By Rachel B. Levin

Beachfront hotels take the spotlight this fall.


America's Strangest People

By Katrina Brown Hunt

Whether they’re riding unicycles, peddling art, or strolling in the nude, America’s offbeat locals put out a colorful welcome mat for travelers.


Best Affordable Island Hotels

By Emma Sloley

These island hotels make it a breeze to indulge in a beach vacation—without blowing your travel budget.


America's Best Sandwiches

By Geraldine Campbell

Lobster rolls, BLTs, banh mi: the best sandwich shops do the classics right or find unexpected ways to improve them.


Best Hotels in San Francisco

By Travel + Leisure Staff

Book your next stay at one of these hotels—they're the best in San Francisco.

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World's Greatest Dream Trips 2013

By Travel + Leisure Staff

Follow T+L’s expert advice to bring your dream trips to life.


Storm Photos Around the World

By Lyndsey Matthews

Take a tour of these amazing storm photos, from monsoons in Arizona to lightning in Germany.


Best Apps and Websites for Travelers 2013

By Tom Samiljan

Don’t leave home without our short list of essential digital tools to help you travel smarter.


World's Fastest Trains

By Joe Yogerst

Satisfy the need for speed with a ride on one of the fastest trains, now departing from China, Spain, and Turkey.


America's Best Mac and Cheese

By Jessica Adamiak

The most irresistible mac and cheese dishes come topped with Gruyère, goat cheese, or mozzarella at restaurants from Wisconsin to California.


America's Most Beautiful Covered Bridges

By Katarina Kovacevic

Spark some old-fashioned romance this fall with a visit to these charming covered bridges.


Adorable Pet Travel Photos

Travel is going to the dogs, as these adorable pet photos posted to social media by T+L followers prove.


America's Best Coffee Cities 2013

By Katrina Brown Hunt

Whether you want a single-origin pour-over or chicory with a splash of brandy, the best coffee bars serve much more than cream and sugar.


America's Coolest Indoor Water Parks

By April Orcutt

Embrace the indoors at water parks that keep the thrills and spills coming all year long.

Seattle Weekend Getaways

Romantic Beach Getaways

By Travelandleisure.com Staff

We’ve mapped easy weekend getaways to romantic beaches, from the rugged dunes of the Oregon Coast to the white sands of Florida.

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How to Pack a Suitcase

By Mimi Lombardo

Do you know anyone who absolutely loves to pack? Neither do we. But we do have techniques to make the process easier.

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America's Best Coastal Hotels

By Travel + Leisure Staff

Book a room at one of these top waterfront hotels from coast to coast.

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Top Vacation Spots

By Travel + Leisure Staff

From the beaches of Hawaii to the cobblestoned streets of Paris, here are T+L’s top vacation spots.


Beautiful Lighthouses in America

By Lyndsey Matthews

Take a photo tour of some of America’s most beautiful lighthouses, from the California coast to the shores of Maine.


Best Gay Honeymoon Destinations

By Adam H. Graham

Romantic scenery, posh resorts, and tolerant policies make these destinations the perfect match for the growing number of gay honeymooners.

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Best Portable Speakers

By Tom Samiljan

Go ahead, crank up the volume: these compact, Bluetooth-enabled portable speakers make it more fun than ever to rock out on the road.


America's Most Dangerous Bridges

By Sarah L. Stewart

Millions of people cross these aging, deteriorating bridges every day. Are you one of them?


America's Best Outdoor Restaurants

By Kate Parham

Savor the atmosphere and views at these cool open-air restaurants found on rooftops, sidewalks, even gardens.


America's Best Chicken and Waffles

By Jenny Adams

When the hunger for down-home comfort food strikes, head to these chicken and waffles joints.


Best French Restaurants in the U.S.

By Kimberley Lovato

Whether for a special-occasion prix fixe meal or casual bistro dinner with friends, French food, like thick cream, still rises to the top.


America's Best Bakeries

By Casey Hatfield-Chiotti

From Charleston to L.A., these bakeries put a creative, seasonal twist on cupcakes, pies, and cookies.


"Easy" Living in Costa Rica

By Martin Marks

Outages, shortages, peanut butter, and duct tape: The trials and tribulations of life in a small jungle town on the Pacific Coast of Costa Rica.

JULY 2013

Top 10 Hotel Swimming Pool Views

By Douglas Rogers

From a rooftop pool in Los Angeles to a floating pontoon in Lake Como, the best swimming pool views from around the world.


America's Best Cities for Ice Cream

By Katrina Brown Hunt

The best ice cream parlors blend the classics with a delicious bit of crazy, churning out flavors like burnt sugar, cilantro, and Cabernet.

Santa Cruz, California

Things to Do in Summer

By Travelandleisure.com Staff

Whether your idea of a perfect summer day is relaxing at the beach, taking a road trip, or exploring a national park, T+L has the travel advice to make your summer a success.

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Best All-Inclusive Family Resorts

By Bree Sposato

Some of the greatest values for families can be found at all-inclusive resorts, which offer plenty of diversions and schedule flexibility.


Best Hotels in Cape Town

By Travel + Leisure Staff

Book your next stay at one of these hotels—they’re the best in Cape Town.

Rosewood Mayakobá in Riviera Maya, Mexico.

World's Best Hotels 2013

By Travel + Leisure Staff

Which hotels deliver the most extraordinary experiences? Check the results of Travel + Leisure’s annual survey to find out.


T+L's Best Travel Photography Tips 2013

By Travel + Leisure Staff

Create lasting memories of your next trip with photography tips from T+L staff.


America's Coolest Bowling Alleys

By Margie Goldsmith

Live music, gourmet food, and retro-chic style make bowling cool again for hipsters and kids alike.

Sicily, Italy.

World's Best Islands 2013

By Stephanie Orma

Introducing this year’s hottest island getaways, as determined by Travel + Leisure readers.

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Good Luck Charms Around the World

By Patrick Sheehan

Successful travel takes more than planning; it also takes a bit of luck. Charms, talismans, and amulets for good fortune may help you avoid some of the pitfalls.


Best Up-and-Coming Hotels

By Peter Schlesinger

These 15 new hotels are on our radar to contend for Travel + Leisure’s next World’s Best Awards.

19 new wonders of the world chosen by UNESCO

Newest Wonders of the World

By Deb Hopewell

These fascinating man-made and natural wonders are the latest to make it onto UNESCO’s World Heritage List.


Best Disney Restaurants

By Jason Beudert

Make memories even over lunch when you dine at these Disney restaurants.


America’s Best Secret National Parks

By Alex Pasquariello

Stunning rainforest, forgotten Civil War battlefields and isolated beaches await at these hidden national treasures.

JUNE 2013

Best Hotel Gym Views

By Adam McCulloch

Bring inspiration to your perspiration at these nine hotel gyms.


World's Best Restaurant Views

By Marnie Hunter

Fifteen amazing restaurants that marry heavenly views with multi-starred menus.


Best U.S. National Park Views

By Kathryn O'Shea-Evans

Go off the beaten path to find these gorgeous vistas of untamed mountains, deep forests, pristine lakes, and wide-open spaces.


Super-Short Travel Disaster Stories

T+L readers tweet super-short stories of vacations gone wrong, from a too-curious bear at Yosemite to a broken-down train in the Alps.


Coolest New Hostels

By Peter Jon Lindberg

Thanks to a new wave of cool designer hostels, it’s time to consider strapping on a backpack again.

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The Anti-Tourist Travel Rules

By Erik Torkells

Avoid the lines and go for total immersion: T+L proposes the best ways to find the soul of a destination.


Europe's Secret Beaches

By Alexandra Marshall

Escape Europe’s summer crowds at these secret beaches, where you can lounge in peace.


America's Snobbiest Cities 2013

By Katrina Brown Hunt

So what if they’re a little conceited? These snobby cities have plenty of reasons to feel like winners.


Social Media's Most Innovative Travel Companies

By Rich Beattie

The second annual SMITTY Awards showcase airlines, hotels, cruise lines, bloggers, and others who have taken social media in travel to a whole new level.


America's Best New BBQ

By Geraldine Campbell

Creative new chefs are heating up America’s barbecue scene.

Metal Detecting Sandals.

World's Weirdest Travel Gadgets

By Mark Ellwood

Metal-detecting sandals, self-propelled suitcases, and bacteria-disinfecting wands are just a few of the quirky products available to the discerning traveler.


Best Money-Saving Hotel Tips

By Travel + Leisure Staff

Find a better deal on your next hotel stay by following these money-saving tips, including how to use new websites and social media to your advantage.

The Old Columbia River Scenic Highway in Oregon.

T+L Editors' Favorite Road Trips

By Travel + Leisure Staff

Our favorite road trips are all over the map, from iconic American routes to the byways of Portugal and Japan.

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It List: The Best New Hotels 2013

By Travel + Leisure Staff

Introducing the coolest new hotels, from a loft in Brooklyn to a sybaritic hideaway in Brazil.


Beautiful Underwater Photos

By Lyndsey Matthews

Land-locked? Take a cool underwater photo tour of coral reefs, dolphins, and other sea life.

Flying over the Rocky Mountains.

Scenic Views from Airplane Windows

By Lyndsey Matthews

Nab a window seat and get a unique perspective on the world. Here’s some inspiration.

Amangani in Jackson Hole, Wyoming.

Best Hotel Bathroom Views

By Lyndsey Matthews

From views of the Serengeti to panoramas of Manhattan skyscrapers, bathing is never dull in these bathrooms.

Tiger's Nest Monestary in Paro, Kingdom of Bhutan.

World's Most Amazing Views

By Adam H. Graham

From the Paris skyline to the rocky cliffs of Bhutan’s Paro Valley, the 10 best views from around the globe.


Most Annoying Travel Fees

By Jennifer Coogan

New fees continue to make travelers see red—and not just from airlines. Here’s what you can do to avoid them.

Shi Shi Beach in Washingon.

America's Most Beautiful Coastal Views

By Caroline Kinneberg

From towering Pacific Northwest sea stacks to mile upon mile of mirage-like tidal flats, these 10 littoral landscapes take ocean views to a new level.


America's Best Stadium Food

By Ratha Tep

Sports stadiums have drafted celebrity chefs and local gourmet shops to up their game in the food court.

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World's Safest Airlines

By Joe Yogerst

Flying has never been safer, and these airlines deserve the most credit.

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Great Adventure Cruises

By Jane Wooldridge

Forget roughing it. Adventure cruises are entering brave new worlds of luxury.


America's Top Free Attractions

By Allison Kade

Cheers to these great-value museums, tours, and other attractions that remain free for all.


World's Best Hotel Service

By Peter Schlesinger

Indulge in a stay at a hotel with above-and-beyond service, as rated by T+L readers in the World’s Best Awards survey.


World's Weirdest Superstitions

By Karina Martinez-Carter

Understanding local superstitions can help you avoid a faux pas—and maybe improve your luck, too.


America's Best Diners

By Jenny Adams

Settle into a booth at one of these classic diners, serving up comfort food with a side of retro flair.


Great National Park Lodges

By Andrea Cooper

From Hawaii Volcanoes National Park to Alaska’s Glacier Bay, these historic lodges deliver location and creature comforts.


Social Media Tips for Travel 2013

By Amy Chen

How is the new digital landscape changing the way we travel? To find out, T+L dispatched social-media expert Amy Chen on a getaway to tech-savvy Portland. Here are her social media tips for travel.


America's Coolest Distilleries

By Beth Collins

See how your favorite spirits are made at these craft distilleries—tastings most definitely included.

MAY 2013
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America's Best Little Beach Towns

By Tom Austin

These uncrowded and unpretentious beach towns from Florida to Hawaii promise affordable summer fun.


America's Best Beer Cities

By Katrina Brown Hunt

The craft beer industry is booming, and these brewery-filled cities have the best local flavors, according to T+L readers.


Best U.S. Cities for Affordable Getaways

By Katrina Brown Hunt

Affordable hotel rates, free museums, and plentiful barbecue and beer make these cities a bargain for travelers.

Paul Gauguin Cruises.

Great All-Inclusive Cruises

By Fran Golden

Expect smooth sailing when you book a truly all-inclusive cruise, with a fare that covers drinks, tips, and other niceties.


Buildings Shaped Like Animals

By Adam McCulloch

With an uncanny resemblance to a koala, a chicken, and a sheep, these animal-like buildings are bound to make you smile.


World's Coolest Hotel Bathtubs

By Bree Sposato

Soak up the view from the privacy of your own fabulous hotel bathtub.

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Easy Weekend Getaways

By Travel + Leisure Staff

Looking for a laid-back escape? Here are our favorite spots, where beachfront restaurants, stylish hotels, and scenic hiking trails are all within reach.

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World's Most Beautiful City Parks

By Kristin Conard

The great outdoors and big-city culture come together seamlessly at these beautiful parks.

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Best Places to Travel After a Divorce

By Victoria Hardy

Reeling from a messy split? Treat yourself with some post-divorce travel therapy.

APRIL 2013

Best Cooking Schools Around the World

By Shane Mitchell

Whether you want to haggle with shopkeepers in a spice souk or pick organic herbs in a provincial garden, you’re sure to find the ultimate cooking class in T+L’s list.


World's Coolest Tree-House Hotels

By Damon Tabor

Branch out on your next trip by staying in a tree-house hotel along the beach or in a remote rainforest.


World's Most Beautiful Clock Towers

By Tanvi Chheda

These landmarks were designed to stand the test of time.


America's Most Beautiful Town Squares

By April Orcutt

The best way to get to know small-town America is hanging out in the square.


America's Quirkiest Post Offices

By Bree Sposato

Even the addresses of these post offices are quirky, from the U.S. Capitol basement to the Detroit River.


World's Most Colorful Cities

By Sarah Khan

Whether a monochromatic yellow or featuring every color in the Crayola box, these cites are guaranteed to brighten your day.


Best Breakfasts Around the World

By Travel + Leisure Staff

Start the day as locals do with these decadent breakfast dishes.


Best Desserts Around the World

By Travel + Leisure Staff

Where to satisfy your sweet tooth, from Vienna to New Orleans.

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Best Beach Restaurants in the World

By Travel + Leisure Staff

Everything tastes better at the beach, whether you're vacationing in Turks and Caicos or Thailand.


America's Best Places to Eat Like a Local 2013

By Travel + Leisure Staff

These one-of-a-kind restaurants are so beloved and authentic we can’t imagine them existing anywhere other than their hometowns.

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Best Seafood Restaurants Around the World

By Travel + Leisure Staff

Where to drop anchor for the best seafood shacks and restaurants.


Europe's Best Places to Eat Like a Local 2013

By Travel + Leisure Staff

Eat your way across Europe—from a canal-side wine bar in Copenhagen to a classic Roman trattoria—with these local favorites as your guide.

A neon cocktail on Fremont Street, in downtown Las Vegas.

Cool Neon Signs Around the World

By Lyndsey Matthews

From the busy streets of Hong Kong to the Las Vegas Strip, take a photo tour of the neon signs that light up the night.


Best Caribbean Islands for Foodies

By Joe Yogerst

With fresh ingredients, amazing spices, and far-flung influences, these islands serve up some of the world’s most tantalizing cuisine.


America's Strangest Taxes

By Jessica Adamiak

Even travelers can't escape these strange state taxes.

Taco at Tortilleria Nixtamal in Corona, New York.

Best Mexican Restaurants in the U.S.

By Arthur Bovino

Satisfy your craving for Mexican food at these restaurants serving the best tacos, mole, and barbacoa north of the border.


America's Best College Bars

By Jenny Adams

At these college-town bars, prepare to be schooled in craft brews and campus traditions.

MARCH 2013
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America's Best Cities for Pizza

By Katrina Brown Hunt

Neapolitan-style pizza is a nationwide passion, yet one U.S. city’s pizza stokes the deepest devotion, according to Travel + Leisure readers.


America's Most Charming Accents

By Katrina Brown Hunt

Whether a distinctive twang or lilt, some regional accents make travelers feel especially welcome.

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T+L Design Awards 2013

By Luke Barr

Good design makes travel better, and for T+L’s ninth annual competition, our distinguished jury chose the best of the year.


Craziest Places for Cat Lovers

By Emma Sloley

These quirky museums, theme parks, and circus acts feed our collective cat obsession.

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Best Steakhouses in the U.S.

By Geraldine Campbell

Calling all carnivores: from old-school institutions to trendy newcomers, these steakhouses are a cut above the rest.


Best Disney World Money-Saving Tips

By Jason Cochran

How to pinch pennies and still live the Disney dream in Orlando’s Magic Kingdom.


Best Family Getaways 2013

By Travel + Leisure Staff

Here’s your checklist: the essential places that every kid should visit, from Disney to Yellowstone.

South Beach in Miami, Florida.

Most Crowded Spring Break Destinations

By Travel + Leisure Staff

It’s time for that annual rite of spring—when spring breakers descend on these popular destinations, ready to party.


Beautiful Islands Around the World

By Lyndsey Matthews

Winter getting you down? Take a quick photo tour of these beautiful islands.


World's Coolest Ferris Wheels

By Kelsi Maree Borland

The classic Ferris wheel is climbing to new heights, and taking travelers along for the ride.

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America's Best Museum Restaurants

By Judy Kirkwood

With artful food and design, these new museum restaurants have ushered in a post-cafeteria era.


World's Strangest Natural Wonders

By Katie Hammel

These dramatic natural wonders prove that Mother Nature can wow the most seasoned travelers.


London's Best Restaurants

By Peter Jon Lindberg

An eating tour of London—from Soho to Shoreditch, Bermondsey to Brixton—reveals the best restaurants among the city’s diverse new culinary scene.

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Best Affordable All-Inclusive Resorts

By Ann Shields

All-inclusive resorts that deliver surprising luxuries, service, and cuisine at an affordable (and predictable) price.


America's Best Cities for Gay Travel

By Katrina Brown Hunt

Gay travel is on the rise, and these cities know how to make the LGBT community feel right at home.


Best Cruises for Families

By Fran Golden

These cruise ships are making waves with new kid-friendly rides, shows, and even more spacious cabins.


World's Best Beach Hotels

By Stirling Kelso

Upgrade your next warm-weather escape with a stay at one of these top-ranked beach hotels, according to T+L readers.

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Best Hotels in Hong Kong

By Travel + Leisure Staff

Book your next stay at one of these hotels—they're the best in Hong Kong.


World's Most Romantic Islands

By Travel + Leisure Staff

When you want to get away from it all, set your course for these romantic islands, as chosen by Travel + Leisure readers.


Super-Short Travel Stories

By Travel + Leisure Staff

A sunrise hot-air balloon ride, a train mishap, and unexpected animal encounters are among the stories that T+L readers shared Twitter-style in 140 characters.


Romantic Super-Short Travel Stories

By Travel + Leisure Staff

A desert sunrise, a chance encounter, a boat ride in stormy waters: T+L readers share romantic vacation moments in just 140 characters, Twitter-style.


America's Most Romantic Restaurants

By Sarah Storms

Sunset views, saucy cuisine, seductive wine lists: let the sparks fly at America’s most romantic restaurants.


Best New Mountain Resorts

By Adam H. Graham

Mod style goes mile-high at these cool new mountain resorts, from Aspen to the Alps.


World's Strangest Towns

By Alison Lowenstein

From a chess-obsessed town to one popular with retired circus freaks, these places are keeping it weird.


Best and Worst Airlines for Lost Luggage

By Joe Yogerst

Choose your airline wisely to improve the odds of arriving with your luggage intact.


America's Best Karaoke Bars

By Jessica Adamiak

Show America that you’ve got talent at these karaoke bars, from dives to strobe-lit lounges.


Coolest Vacations for Dog Lovers

By Edward Readicker-Henderson

See Spot run, strut his groomed stuff, or leap for a Frisbee at these events for dog-obsessed travelers.


Best Carnival Celebrations Around the World

By Chris Gray Faust

Here’s your invitation to the world’s most outrageous Carnival street parties. Let the good times roll!


Best Chinese Restaurants in the U.S.

By Kate Parham

Gather your friends for dim sum brunch or a Chinese New Year banquet at one of these authentic restaurants.


Funny Menu Mistakes Around the World

By Katrina Brown Hunt

From “spitted” pizza to crap omelettes, navigating a menu while traveling can be a lesson in local culture—or its own form of dinner theater.


World's Coolest Futuristic Buildings

By Emma Sloley

The future is now in Dubai, London, and other cities being reshaped by these cool new buildings.

Sunshine Village Ski Resort, Banff National Park, Alberta, Canada.

World's Scariest Ski Slopes

By Sarah Gold

Icy crevasses, monster moguls, soaring cliffs, and avalanche risks: for some skiers, these are
all part of the fun.

Hang Son Doong (Mountain River Cave) in Phong Nha-Ke Bang National Park in Vietnem.

World's Coolest Caves

By April Orcutt

Go deep within the world’s coolest caves to glimpse natural and man-made wonders, from giant crystal formations to Ice Age art.


World's Best Cities 2012

By Bree Sposato

Travel + Leisure readers pick the world’s best cities, where each year brings new reasons to visit.

The Baths in the British Virgin Islands.

Best Beaches on Earth

By Stirling Kelso

Travel + Leisure’s first-ever best beaches survey reveals where to plant your umbrella in the sand, whether you’re looking for seclusion or wildlife viewing.

Campi ya Kanzi in Kenya.

Ultimate Adventure Travel Bucket List

By Jennifer Chen

From Kauai to Kenya, discover your inner explorer with these once-in-a-lifetime adventures.

The Rosewood Mansion on Turtle Creek in Dallas.

World's Best Hotels 2012

By Travel + Leisure Staff

The results of the annual Travel + Leisure survey are in! Which are the world’s best hotels this year?


Most Important Travel Trends of 2013

By Travel + Leisure Staff

What’s in the cards for the new year? T+L taps our network of experts to predict the trends that will impact your travels.


Beautiful Winter Scenes Around the World

By Lyndsey Matthews

Photos full of ice and snow highlight nature’s beauty even in the dead of winter.

Bison at Yellowstone National Park in Wyoming.

Best National Parks for Wildlife Spotting

By Jessica Su

You don’t need to go on safari to see wild creatures up close—just head to one of these U.S. national parks.

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Hottest Travel Destinations of 2013

By Heidi Mitchell

We reveal the year’s hottest travel destinations, from a still-undiscovered corner of Italy to an unexpected foodie mecca in the American heartland.


America's Best Hotels for Foodies

By Stephanie Orma

An outstanding meal is guaranteed at these U.S. hotels, which earned top marks from Travel + Leisure readers.


America's Most-Visited Ski Resorts

By Sarah L. Stewart

When it’s time to hit the slopes, millions choose to schuss these mountains’ steeps, bowls, glades, and groomers.


America's Best Bookstores

By Sarah L. Stewart

You’ll find more than a good read at these cool independent bookstores across America.


America's Best Girlfriend Getaways

By Terry Ward

If you resolve to spend more time with the girls in 2013, these are the best places to go wine tasting, learn to surf, catch the next great band, or chill at the resort pool.


Coolest Underwater Attractions

By Justin Ocean

Take the plunge to explore cool underwater attractions like shipwrecks, ruins, and even a post office that will mail your card from the deep.

Social Media Travel Scams

Newest Online Travel Scams

By Karina Martinez-Carter

Get the download on the newest travel scams to watch out for on social media and websites, plus tips to avoid being ripped off.


Best Christmas Markets in Europe

By Reid Bramblett

From Brussels to Vienna, these historic markets specialize in handmade crafts, mulled drinks, and other holiday treats.

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World's Strangest Street Food

By Sarah Gold

From stinky tofu to fried water beetles, find the soul of a destination through its sidewalk snacks.

Hospes Maricel in Majorca, Spain.

New Year's Resolution Trips

By Katrina Brown Hunt

Looking to start the New Year on the right foot? Here are the trips to get you motivated.


Worst Celebrity Air Rage Incidents

By Katrina Brown Hunt

From shoving flight attendants to turning over snack carts or busting up the duty-free shop, famous folks sometimes let air travel frustrations get the best of them.

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Top Travel News Stories of 2012

By Katrina Brown Hunt

T+L looks back at the trends that have transformed the travel experience in 2012 and the events that made headlines.

Beautiful Christmas Lights Around the World

Beautiful Christmas Lights Around the World

By Henry Alford

What would the holidays be without all the twinkling, high-voltage Christmas lights? From enormous inflatable Santas to real-life Rudolphs, T+L celebrates our endless appetite for holiday excess.

Amreica's Most Visited Tourist Attractions

America's Most-Visited Tourist Attractions

By April Orcutt

From colonial landmarks to theme parks, we reveal which U.S. tourist attractions are the most popular.


Top Florida Attractions

By Travel + Leisure Staff

We’ve rounded up our favorite Florida attractions, from the glamorous to the gloriously down-home.


Most Popular T+L Features of 2012

By Travel + Leisure Staff

Find out which entertaining, informative, and provocative Travel + Leisure features caught readers’ attention in 2012—and join the conversation.

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T+L Editors' Favorite Trips of 2012

By Travel + Leisure Staff

Ever wonder what travel editors do on vacation? Get the scoop on the moments that resonated most with the T+L staff in 2012—and see photos of us on location.

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Best Travel Photos of 2012

By Lyndsey Matthews

Presenting the winners of Travel + Leisure’s 2012 photo contest, as chosen by readers like you.

The Little Nell in Aspen, CO.

America's Best Hot Chocolate

By Nina Fedrizzi

Forget Swiss Miss; the best hot chocolate has become a gourmet affair.


2012 Best Travel Gifts Under $50

By Colleen Clark

Feed the wanderlust of your favorite travelers with these affordable gifts sure to inspire—and improve—that next trip.

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Best Travel Gadgets 2012

By Tom Samiljan

T+L took hundreds of products out on the road to determine the best of the bunch: the latest gadgets that promise to change the way we travel.


Most Annoying Airport Security Checkpoints

By Joe Yogerst

T+L’s reader survey revealed the U.S. airports with the most annoying security checkpoints—and inspired us to investigate further.

Couples Sans Souci Resort in Jamaica.

Best Resorts in the Caribbean

By Nate Storey

This year’s crop of top-ranked Caribbean resorts includes a standout island favorite on Bermuda’s south shore.

Toshikoshi Soba eaten during the holidays in Japan.

World's Most Traditional Holiday Foods

By Howie Kahn

Savor the variety of the season with traditional holiday dishes from around the world.

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Best U.S. Hotels for the Holidays

By Laura Kiniry

Why be home for the holidays when you can celebrate at hotels with gourmet feasts, special events, and one of the world’s tallest living Christmas trees.

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America's Prettiest Winter Towns

By Terry Ward

Play it cool in these scenic small towns that know just how to embrace winter.

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America's Best Ski Towns

By Kayleigh Kulp

With high altitude and low attitude, America’s best ski towns offer plenty of fun beyond the slopes.

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Best Sushi Restaurants in the U.S.

By Bao Ong

Raw-fish fans are flocking to these sushi restaurants from Los Angeles to Maine.

A view of the city from Prague Castle.

Celebrities' Favorite Places

By Jeryl Brunner

Follow the trail of these globe-trotting artists, chefs, and designers, who share their most memorable travel experiences.

Departure information at Newark Libery Airport.

America's Worst Airports for Flight Delays 2012

By Katrina Brown Hunt

Most airports are doing better at on-time departures this year. But they may not be able to take credit—and certain airports still struggle mightily against the clock.

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of a bungalow’s backyard. Swimsuit by Eres; hat, 
Lola Hats.

America's Most and Least Attractive People 2012

By Katrina Brown Hunt

Travel + Leisure readers rank the cities with the best-looking people, revealing some makeovers and beauty meltdowns in this year’s results.

New Orleans won the AFC for offbeat people.

America's Best Cities

By Katrina Brown Hunt

What makes a city the most lovable in the nation? According to Travel + Leisure readers, it could be a mix of food, culture, and some funny accents.


Great Restaurants in Philadelphia

By Francine Maroukian

A new generation of chefs is putting Philadelphia’s restaurants on the map.

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Rebuilding Haiti, and Its Tourism

By Sarah Gold

Ravaged by natural disasters and poverty, Haiti is nevertheless trying to revive its tourism industry. Here, the process begins with voluntourism.


America's Most Beautiful College Libraries

By Tanvi Chheda

With concerts, art exhibits, and cafés, these beautiful college libraries inspire visits for more than a study session.

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Fall Weekend Getaway Ideas

By Travelandleisure.com Staff

We’ve mapped out fall getaway itineraries full of outdoor activities, harvest menus, cozy inns, even college football games. All you have to do is pick one.

Strange bridges around the world

World's Strangest Bridges

By Adam McCulloch

Getting to the other side is a lot more fun thanks to these strange bridges that pivot, unroll, and light up.

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World's Best Airlines

By Everett Potter

Get your vacation off to the right start by booking a flight on one of these top-rated airlines.

Culture- must see cities

City Getaways: Ultimate Bucket List

By Jennifer Chen

These cities let you tap into the coolest nightlife scenes, marvel at ancient ruins, and witness cutting-edge art and architecture.

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World's Coolest Pools

By Jimmy Im

Dive into swimming pools that provide unbeatable views and an instant sense of escape.

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World's Most Beautiful Canal Cities

By Kelly Lack

For a vacation sure to float your boat, head to one of these beautiful canal cities or regions.

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America's Best Airports for Avoiding Flight Delays

By Travel + Leisure Staff

Flights do depart on time—at some airports. Find out which U.S. hubs are least likely to keep you waiting on the tarmac.

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The Foodie's Travel Bucket List

By Travel + Leisure Staff

It's worth the trip to sample these quintessential dishes, from tapas in Barcelona to the freshest sushi of your life in Tokyo. We've got the address book.

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Beach Vacations Bucket List

By Travel + Leisure Staff

We've dug up beautiful beaches for whatever your paradise requires: waves for surfing, cabanas for massage, or an outdoor bar for fabulous people-watching.

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Best French Fries in the U.S.

By Laura Kiniry

Whether thrice-fried or seasoned with truffle oil, the side of fries is getting the star treatment at these U.S. restaurants.

2012 Newborns at the Zoo

Cutest Baby Animals at U.S. Zoos

By Heather Eng

Meet the newest generation of cute zoo babies, from Lulu the giraffe to a panda cub just learning to walk.


World's Strangest Condiments

By Brooke Porter Katz

Spice up your next meal with one of these dips, spreads, and sauces popular in countries where ketchup isn’t the condiment king.

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Best New Cruise Ships

By Jane Wooldridge

Of the dozen of new ships coming in 2012 and 2013, there’s one for every type of traveler.

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Las Vegas's Most Popular Casinos

By Andrea Bennett

Foursquare shows its hand, revealing the Vegas casinos that get the most check-ins.

The Optimist seafood restaurant in Atlanta.

Best Seafood Restaurants in the U.S.

By Geraldine Campbell

From coast to coast, these fish shacks and fancy restaurants make it their business to serve America’s best seafood.

Yachting in the Seven Seas Lagoon.

Most Romantic Disney Vacations

By Jason Cochran

Can you feel the love? Let us count the ways to experience Disney’s romantic side.

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World's Most Haunted Forests

By Bree Sposato

Scheming demons, lovelorn ghosts, and energy vortexes make these forests seriously spooky.


America's Best Neighborhoods for Ethnic Food

By David Farley

In these ethnic neighborhoods, you can eat your way around the world—no passport required.

Rubjerg Knude Lighthouse, becoming buried by sand.

World's Most Mysterious Buildings

By Travel + Leisure Staff

For stories you won’t forget, detour off the beaten path to these mysterious places.

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Best Hotels in Rome

By Travel + Leisure Staff

Book your next stay at one of these hotels—they’re the best in Rome.

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Best Hotels in China

By Travel + Leisure Staff

Book your next stay at one of these hotels—they’re the best in China.

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Best Hotels in the Bahamas

By Travel + Leisure Staff

Book your next stay at one of these hotels—they're the best in the Bahamas.

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Best Hotels in Los Angeles

By Travel + Leisure Staff

Book your next stay at one of these hotels—they’re the best in Los Angeles.

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Beautiful Fall Foliage Around the World

By Lyndsey Matthews

Colorful foliage photos highlight the best of what nature has to offer.

Koolau Mountains on Oahu.

World's Best Islands 2012

By Donna Heiderstadt

Find out where to plot your next island getaway, with some help from Travel +Leisure’s savvy readers.


America's Best Family Hotels 2012

By Nate Storey

From a ski resort with kid-friendly butlers to a southern charmer built for budding adventurers, here are America’s best hotels for families.

Allison Inn & Spa in Oregon

World's Best Wine Country Hotels

By Jamie Feldmar

Go straight to the source for a hotel stay paired with scenic vineyard views, locally sourced meals, and plenty of wine tastings.

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America's Best Flea Markets

By Valerie Rains

Go treasure hunting at these outstanding flea and antique markets across the U.S.

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America's Coolest Hipster Hotels

By Kathleen McKenna

Original artwork, retro-chic amenities, and (sometimes) comfortable accommodations define these bastions of cool.

Back alley in Boston.

America's Dirtiest Cities

By Katrina Brown Hunt

Litter, smog—even rats plague some of our nation’s cities. But Travel + Leisure readers also found plenty to rave about in these urban meccas.

Faux butlers, an overhyped hotel trend.

Most Overhyped Hotel Trends

By David A. Keeps

Soap butlers, underwater sound systems, and pet spas are just a few of today’s over-the-top hotel enticements.

America's, popular, city parks

America's Most Popular City Parks

By Joshua Pramis

Check-ins on Foursquare identify the country’s hottest urban green spaces.

Univeristy of Virginia as a beautiful college campus.

World's Most Beautiful Universities

By Stirling Kelso

Whether traditional or modern, urban or rural, these college campuses are studies in beautiful design.

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Best Hotels in Florida

By Travel + Leisure Staff

Book your next stay at one of these hotels—they're the best in Florida.

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Best Hotels in California

By Travel + Leisure Staff

Book your next stay at one of these hotels—they're the best in California.

The Minneapolis St. Paul International Airport.

America's Most Family-Friendly Airports

By Donna Heiderstadt

The country’s top terminals for keeping kids occupied.


Best Apps and Websites for Travelers 2012

By Tom Samiljan

Our annual shortlist of today's essential tools to help you travel smarter.

Ripley's Old MacDonald's Farm and Mini-Golf in Sevierville.

America’s Wackiest Mini-Golf Courses

By Margie Goldsmith

Prepare for major fun at these mini-golf courses, where wacky stunts, 3-D glasses, and erupting volcanoes are all part of the game.

Houseboats on Lake Powell.

America's Best Lake Vacations

By Joe Yogerst

At these great lakes, the all-American vacation fun continues long after summer ends.

Dinsey Yacht Club on Lake Buena Vista.

America's Best Lake Hotels

By Corinne White

Chaise lounges on the dock, boat rides to dinner: what’s more idyllic than a waterfront stay? T+L readers reveal their favorite lake hotels.

Frasca Food & Wine in Boulder, Colorado.

Best Italian Restaurants in the U.S.

By Arthur Bovino

Where to sample the best Italian food this side of the Atlantic, whether you’re craving pizza or a chef’s tasting menu starring prosciutto and truffles.

New Wonders of the World

New Wonders of the World

By Michael Luongo

Introducing the newest travel-inspiring sites added to UNESCO’s World Heritage List.

Horned Melon fruit.

World's Weirdest Exotic Fruits

By Allison Kade

These exotic fruits look wonderfully strange, and they taste of adventure.


World's Coolest Museum Gift Shops

By Victoria Gomelsky

Inspired by the art you see displayed in fine museums? These museum gift shops around the world help you bring the exhibitions home.

Flight canceld, airline isn't required to get you a hotel voucher.

Airline Rules: Understanding the Not-So-Fine Print

By Mark Orwoll

T+L offers advice on surprising airline rules you should know about before booking your next flight.

Alfie's Antiques a vintage shop in London

London's Best Vintage Shopping

By Lynn Yaeger

On a vintage shopping adventure, T+L discovers one-of-a-kind jewelry, antiques, and accessories at too-good-to-believe prices.

The Wynn Hotel in Las Vegas.

Celebrities Banned by Top Hotels

By Katrina Brown Hunt

Trashed rooms, rants, debauchery: even famous guests can get kicked out of hotels for bad behavior.

Austin's Skyline

Beautiful U.S. Skylines

By Joshua Pramis

From the East Coast to the West Coast and in between, these American skyline photos capture the spirit of each city.

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Best Hotels in San Diego

By Travel + Leisure Staff

Book your next stay at one of these hotels—they're the best in San Diego.

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Best Hotels in New Orleans

By Travel + Leisure Staff

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Best Hotels in Boston

By Travel + Leisure Staff

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Best Hotels in Puerto Rico

By Travel + Leisure Staff

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Las Ventanas al Paralso, A Rosewood Resort in Los Cabos, Mexico.

Best Hotels in Mexico

By Travel + Leisure Staff

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Best Hotels in Thailand

By Travel + Leisure Staff

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Best Hotels in Las Vegas

By Travel + Leisure Staff

Book your next stay at one of these hotels—they're the best in Las Vegas.


Quiz: Name That Taxi's Hometown

By Nina Fedrizzi

Heart-stopping taxi rides are universal, but the cars themselves? Not so much. See if you can pair these hacks with their hometowns.

Brush Creek Lodge in Saratoga, Wyoming.

Best Up-and-Coming Hotels 2012

By Colleen Clark

These 15 hot new hotels are the ones we predict will make Travel + Leisure’s World’s Best Awards in the near future.

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Coolest Olympic Stadiums

By Diane Selkirk

These medal-worthy stadiums continue to impress with their design, history, and cool activities.

The Leap of Faith at Atlantis Paradise Island.

World's Craziest Waterslides

By Briana Fasone

Warning: the latest, craziest waterslides will make you want to twist and shout.

Magic Kingdom at Walt Disney World.

World's Most-Visited Theme Parks

By Suzanne Rowan Kelleher

Millions of visitors to the world's most popular theme parks agree: these rides, shows, and costumed characters are worth the waits.


America's Coolest Summer Cottages

By Jen Swetzoff

The coolest cottages combine the spirit of summer camp with grown-up style.

JULY 2012
Gettysburg, Pennslyvania.

Best Civil War Sites

By Ann Shields

Enlist your troop for a 150th-anniversary trip to the battlefields, museums, and sites that can make sense of the Civil War.

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America's Best Cities for Singles 2012

By Katrina Brown Hunt

T+L readers rank the nation’s best singles scenes for mixing it up with the locals.


Social Media's Coolest Travel Companies

By Rich Beattie

Travel + Leisure’s first annual SMITTY Awards showcase the most innovative uses of social media in the travel industry.

Grand Bazaar in Istanbul, Turkey.

Europe's Most-Visited Tourist Attractions

By April Orcutt

The new European Grand Tour counts museums, ancient ruins, churches, and some surprises.

The new terminal at Winnipeg James Armstrong Richardson International Airport.

Coolest New Airport Terminals

By Amanda Pressner

These new and improved terminals upgrade the airport experience for the 21st century.

Fremont Diner in Sonoma.

America's Coolest New Diners

By Christine Ajudua

The latest coast-to-coast restaurant trend has chefs reimagining America’s first fast-food restaurant: the diner.

Venice Beach in California.

America's Most Crowded Beaches

By Everett Potter

We’ve drawn a line in the sand: these are the most crowded beaches in the U.S.A.

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Best Hotels in Washington, D.C.

By Travel + Leisure Staff

Book your next stay at one of these hotels—they're the best in Washington, D.C.

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Best Hotels in Hawaii

By Travel + Leisure Staff

Book your next stay at one of these hotels—they’re the best in Hawaii.

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Best Hotels in Costa Rica

By Travel + Leisure Staff

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Best Hotels in Canada

By Travel + Leisure Staff

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Best Hotels in France

By Travel + Leisure Staff

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Best Hotels in London

By Travel + Leisure Staff

Book your next stay at one of these hotels—they’re the best in London.

The Grand Bohemian in Orlando, Florida.

Best Hotels in Orlando

By Travel + Leisure Staff

Book your next stay at one of these hotels—they’re the best in Orlando.

New York, Best Restaurants

New York's Top Restaurants

By Adam Sachs

T+L reveals what’s cooking at the top restaurants in New York, from a classic steakhouse to a hip West Village gastropub.

Worldwide markets and bazaars

World's Coolest Bazaars

By Colleen Clark

Hunt for that perfect souvenir and soak up the scene at these cool bazaars, flea markets, and souks.

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How Social Media Is Changing the Travel Industry

By Tom Samiljan

There’s no avoiding it. Social media is everywhere, and it’s having a major impact on the travel industry. Read on to find out how.

Ray Ban sunglasses.

Best Sunglasses for Summer Travel

By Jessie Bandy

Channel your inner style icon, whether it’s Jackie O. in Cape Cod or Brigitte Bardot in St.-Tropez, with these classic black or white sunglasses.

La Torre del Visco in Matarranya Region, Spain.

Europe's Secret Hot Spots

By Heidi Mitchell

These under-the-radar European beach towns, wine regions, and lake districts are just waiting to be discovered.

Phoenix Zoo, one of the most visited zoos in America.

America's Most-Visited Zoos

By Heather Eng

Go wild for the animals and special events that make these America’s most popular zoos.

Devil's Punchbowl Falls

Beautiful Waterfalls Around the World

By Briana Fasone

Take a photo tour of beautiful waterfalls that impress travelers with their height, might, and dramatic locations.

J&G Grill at St. Regis Bal Harbour in Miami.

America's Hottest New Hotel Restaurants

By Jaime Gillin

T+L picks the buzziest hotel restaurants, from South Beach to Vegas.

JUNE 2012
The Hand and Flowers in Marlow, England.

Best British Gastropubs

By Adam Sachs

The top pubs in London and beyond for authentic Scotch eggs, fish-and-chips, and pints.

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A New Generation of Airport Hotels

By Karrie Jacobs

We’ve come a long way from forsaken, highway-off-ramp locations and cookie-cutter design—these new airport hotels are downright stylish.

Emirates cable cars, a new attraction in London.

London's Coolest New Attractions

By Farhad Heydari

The skyline of London is shifting before our eyes, and these cool new attractions are well worth the price of admission.

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London's Secret Small Hotels

By Mark Ellwood

These small hotel gems are among London’s best assets. The biggest perk? They’re so homey you’ll forget you’re a paying guest.

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America's Top College Hotels

By Jason Cochran

College towns make great weekend getaways, and these hotels near campus get our top scores.

Casey Jr. Circus Train in Disneyland.

Disney's Best Original Rides

By Jason Cochran

One attraction may be closing, but these other original Disney rides still work their magic on kids of any age.

Petit St. Vincent Hotel in the Caribbean.

It List: The Best New Hotels 2012

By Travel + Leisure Staff

From a Caribbean rustic-chic retreat to New Zealand’s Minaret Station (accessible only by helicopter), these are the year’s best new hotels.

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Best Hotels in Spain

By Travel + Leisure Staff

Book your stay at one of these hotels—they’re the best in Spain.

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Best Hotels in Paris

By Travel + Leisure Staff

Book your next stay at one of these hotels—they’re the best in Paris.

Anchorage winner for AFC worst dressed people.

America's Worst-Dressed People

By Jessica Adamiak

Dressed to impress? Not in these cities, which Travel + Leisure readers voted the least stylish in America.

The Dubai Fountain at the Dubai Mall.

World's Most Amazing Fountains

By Kristin Conard

Every self-respecting city has a beautiful fountain, but these make the biggest splash.

Red Sands Shore on Prince Edward Island known for its red sand.

World's Strangest Beaches

By Heather Eng

Supersize dunes, hot mineral pools, purple sand: These beaches are as strange as they are beautiful.

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Most Over-the-Top Room Service

By Stephanie Orma

Hotel room service gets creative with perks so appealing that you won’t want to check out.

MIraval Arizona Resort and Spa.

America's Best All-Inclusive Resorts

By Suzanne Rowan Kelleher

A hassle-free vacation is closer than you may think: T+L rounds up the best all-inclusive resorts across the U.S.

The San Francisco's Giants' baseball stadium.

America's Best Baseball Stadiums

By Yelena Moroz

The best baseball stadiums bring their A-game all season with regional food, great sightlines, and plenty of traditions.

Blue at Ritz Carlton in Los Angeles.

America's Best Outdoor Bars

By Kayleigh Kulp

Embrace the great outdoors with drinks al fresco at one of the best rooftop or patio bars.

MAY 2012
Nomad Hotel in NYC's Nomad nieghborhood.

Exploring NYC's NoMad Neighborhood

By Peter Jon Lindberg

A new hotel in NoMad helps to revive a long-ignored stretch of New York City.

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Best Sandwiches From Around the World

By Jonathan Gold

T+L celebrates the far-flung appeal of the ingenious simple invention: the sandwich.


America's Best Burger Cities 2012

By Katrina Brown Hunt

Travel + Leisure readers sank in their teeth to decide which American city does burgers best.

Jane's Carousel in Brooklyn, New York.

America's Best Carousels

By Joshua Pramis

No childhood is complete without a whirl aboard one of America’s best carousels. They’re worth ponying up for.

The theater in Ephesus, Turkey.

World's Most-Visited Ancient Ruins

By April Orcutt

The history and intrigue of these ancient ruins inspire travel adventures. How many have you visited?

The main street of Staunton, Virginia.

America's Greatest Main Streets

By Wayne Curtis

Cheers to these small towns for great Main Streets, where you can admire architecture, sample the local flavor, and find a lost America.

Street food in Marrakesh, Morocco.

World's Most Delicious Street Food

By Stirling Kelso

The survivor’s manual to eating the best (and safest) street food.

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Best Hotels in Australia

By Travel + Leisure Staff

Book your next stay at one of these hotels—they’re the best in Australia.

Eilean Donan Castle, Dornie, by Kyle of Lochalsh, Scotland

Beautiful Castles Around the World

By Briana Fasone

Take a photo tour of beautiful castles in strategic locations, from the German Alps to the middle of a lake in India.

Pret a Manger fast chain that started in London.

Best Fast-Food Chains in the World

By Jamie Feldmar

Fast food gets a bad rap, but these international favorites win our vote for the best chains to sample when you’re on the go.

APRIL 2012
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How to Buy Car-Rental Insurance in Europe

By Mark Orwoll

Car-rental insurance abroad can be a costly headache. T+L explains how to do it right.

Hotel Saint Louis in Paris.

Affordable Small Hotels in Paris

By Alexandra Marshall

From the Marais to St.-Germain, these affordable hotels offer an authentic neighborhood experience in Paris.


America's Best Cities for Hipsters 2012

By Katrina Brown Hunt

They sport vintage bowling shoes and the latest tech gear—but they also know all the best places to eat and drink. Here are America’s cities with the biggest hipster scenes.

Charleston Place Hotel in Charleston.

America's Best Affordable City Hotels

By Katrina Brown Hunt

Want a luxurious urban getaway at bargain rates? Check in to one of America’s top affordable hotels, chosen by T+L readers.

Portland, Oregon's annual flower festival.

America's Greenest Cities

By Katrina Brown Hunt

Which cities show the most eco-friendly pride? In honor of Earth Day, T+L readers separate the composters from the posers to determine America’s greenest cities.

The Mid Levels Escalator in Hong Kong.

Strangest Travel Phobias

By Alix Strauss

Introducing the strangest phobias you never knew existed—and where to face those fears.

Aerial view of Minneapolis/St. Paul airport.

America's Best and Worst Airports 2012

By Everett Potter

Where are you likely to develop air rage? Find out the results of Travel + Leisure’s survey of America’s best and worst airports.

Santorini, Greece.

Europe Travel: Best Money-Saving Tips

By Lisa Cheng

T+L gives you the lowdown on how to plan an affordable trip to Europe that stays within your budget.

The Institute of Contemporary Art, Boston.

Coolest New Landmarks Around the World

By Erin Florio

From skyscrapers to bridges, here is the newest crop of must-see landmarks around the globe.


Best Affordable Beach Resorts

By Colleen Clark

Escape to one of the world’s fabulous, affordable beach resorts, where even the room rate will put you at ease.

Ziprider at Icy Strait Point in Alaska.

World's Coolest Zip Lines

By Sherrie Nachman

Hitch a ride on one of the coolest zip lines: you'll be surprised where they'll take you.

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Coolest New Disney Vacations

By Suzanne Rowan Kelleher

T+L rounds up the coolest new Disney vacations, including the rides, experiences, and hotels.

MARCH 2012
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T+L Design Awards 2012

By Karrie Jacobs

A distinguished panel of judges names the best-designed hotels, restaurants, and more in this year’s design awards.

Salema beach in Portugal

Best Secret Beaches on Earth

By David A. Keeps

These beach hideaways are understated, unexpected, and—at least for now—under the radar.

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Novelist Gary Shteyngart's Seattle

By Gary Shteyngart

T+L soaks up the city’s literary ambience and culinary delights, its late-night characters and early-morning coffee shops.

Bay Bridge at night

Spectacular Bridges Around the World

By Joshua Pramis

Take a photo tour of beautiful bridges that span dramatic locations, from coastal California to central Prague.

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America's Best Wine Bars

By Wayne Curtis

Toast your next vacation at one of the country’s top-flight wine bars.

The Banff to Jasper tour by Austin-Lehman Adventures.

Best Spring Break Getaways

By Travelandleisure.com Staff

Great getaway ideas, from Hawaii and Palm Springs to Costa Rica and Greece.

The Pearl Harbor Memorial in Honolulu, one of America's most visited monuments.

America's Most-Visited Monuments

By Everett Potter

Relive history by visiting these monuments to America’s struggles, leaders, and ideals.

Exterior of the Modern Museum of Art in Fort Worth, Texas.

World's Top New Buildings

By Bree Sposato

T+L readers anoint the latest crop of must-see skyscrapers, stadiums, and museums around the globe.


World's Coolest Staircases

By Lyndsey Matthews

Skip the elevator: these unique staircases take cool to new heights.

Flying non-stop, one way of preventing luggage theft.

How to Avoid Luggage Theft

By Mark Orwoll

As if paying to check your bags weren’t bad enough, you also run the risk of pilferage. But there are ways to keep your valuables secure.

Kansas City voted one of the most affordable city getaways.

Best U.S. Cities for Affordable Getaways 2012

By Katrina Brown Hunt

Can’t bear another staycation? T+L readers offered their two cents on which U.S. cities are the best values for travelers.

Sunrise at San Jose's beach

Beautiful Beaches: A Photo Tour

By Joshua Pramis

These T+L user-submitted photos will inspire you to book a beach retreat—or at least get you daydreaming.

Polar Bears in Churchill, Canada.

On Thin Ice with Churchill's Polar Bears

By Sarah Gold

A T+L expedition to Canada to see wild polar bears—while it’s still possible.


World's Least Romantic Places

By Adam McCulloch

Where’s the love? It’s hard to find in these places, where clichés, crowds, and other unpleasant realities can kill the mood for romance.

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Best Caribbean Hotels

By Kathryn O'Shea-Evans

From St. Lucia to Jamaica, here’s the latest collection of top hotels in the Caribbean, as selected by T+L readers.


Best Romantic Winter Getaways

By Kathryn O'Shea-Evans

Choose your romantic getaway for two, from an intimate, affordable nook up in the trees to a wilderness camp at the very end of the earth.

Four Seasons in Westlake Village, CA.

Most Relaxing U.S. Resorts

By Travel + Leisure Staff

Escape to one of these fresh-air resorts where you can unplug with scientific spa treatments, wellness classes, and long walks on a private beach.

Post Ranch Inn in Big Sur, California.

America's Most Romantic Hotels

By Aimee Lee Ball

Love is always in the air at these romantic hotels from coast to coast.

Paul A. Young Fine Chocolates

Best New Sweet Shops

By Nikki Goldstein

To give you a taste of the best chocolates around the world, we culled our favorite flavors from these new sweet shops.

Ais kachang a popular strange dessert sold mostly in Malaysia.

World's Strangest Desserts

By Lola Akinmade Åkerström

Let them eat cake. You’ve got these wonderfully bizarre desserts to try instead.

The Institute of Contemporary Art, Boston.

World's Top New Landmarks

By Briana Fasone

From skyscrapers to bridges, here is the newest crop of must-see landmarks around the globe.

High Velocity in Indianapolis, one of the best bars to watch the Superbowl.

Best Super Bowl Sports Bars

By Rebecca Wallwork

Catch every second of the Super Bowl—rush to grab a seat at these great American sports bars.

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World's Best Hotels: Africa/Middle East

From safari lodges to opulent resorts, discover the region’s best places to stay.

Inkaterra Machu Picchu a Pueblo Hotel in Machu Picchu, Peru.

World's Best Hotels: Central America/South America

Here, Latin America's top properties—from chic beach resorts to sophisticated city hotels.

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World's Best Hotels: Europe

Discover top properties from London to Santorini.

Intercontinental Sydney

World's Best Hotels: Australia, New Zealand, and the South Pacific

From luxury lodges to overwater bungalows, here are the region’s best hotels.

Blackberry Farm in Walland, TN.

World's Best Hotels: United States and Canada

The best lodges, inns, and city hotels in North America.

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World's Best Hotels: Asia

Find opulent villas to skyscraper hotels, here are Asia’s best places to stay.

Panama a place to visit in 2012.

Hottest Travel Destinations of 2012

By Alexandra Marshall

There's always someplace new on the horizon. From southern China to Arkansas, here are the must-see travel destinations of 2012.

Road rage for AFC's rudest cities.

America's Rudest Cities

By Katrina Brown Hunt

In which city are you most likely to get a rude reception from locals? Travel + Leisure readers have crowned America’s capital of crabbiness.

Woman on lap top for AFC Techiest City.

America's Techiest Cities

By Katrina Brown Hunt

Where have the nerds taken over—and created a thriving tech culture for the rest of us to enjoy? Travel + Leisure readers did the calculations.

The Burj Khalifa is one of the world's biggest buildings.

World's Biggest Buildings

By Rich Beattie

Architecture is going to cool new extremes, from the tallest clock tower to an inverted skyscraper.

Tsurugaoka Hachimangu Shrine, Japan

World's Most-Visited Sacred Sites

By April Orcutt

You don't need to have faith to be drawn to these temples, churches, and shrines, popular for their spiritual and cultural value.


Wackiest New Year's Eve Ball Drops

By Alix Strauss

Times Square? Been there, seen that crystal ball. Here’s where to find wacky, unexpected New Year’s Eve drops.

Cunard cruise ships, one of the best cruise lines in the world.

Best Large-Ship Cruise Lines

By Lisa Cheng

Find the best cruise for you: Here’s the scoop on the top large-ship cruise lines, as selected by T+L readers.

Little Palm Island Resort & Spa (Little Tourch Key) in the Florida Keys.

World's Top Hotels

By Travel + Leisure Staff

Check out this year’s ultimate collection of top hotels around the world, as selected by T+L readers.

Travel forecast predicts your friends on social media will help and influence your travel decisions.

Most Important Travel Trends of 2012

By Travel + Leisure Staff

T+L takes a look at trends that are transforming the travel landscape and predicts what the year ahead holds.

Inn on Biltmore Estate in Asheville, North Carolina.

World's Top Affordable Hotels

By Donna Heiderstadt

What do hotels in Vegas, Vermont, and Tanzania have in common? Affordable luxury.

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America's Best Brunches

By Nina Fedrizzi

No meal stirs our passions quite like brunch, and these restaurants do it best.

The Colosseum in Rome, Italy.

World's Most Popular Landmarks

By Sarah Spagnolo

Travel + Leisure’s first-ever reader survey of iconic landmarks yielded some surprise favorites.

Hotel Del Coronado ice rink

World's Coolest Skating Rinks

By Jessica Adamiak

Go for a spin on ice-skating rinks that get their cool from spectacular (and unexpected) settings.

Delta made returning soldiers pay for luggage.

Worst Airline Blunders of 2011

By Brooke Porter Katz

When you’re flying millions of people around the world, some things are bound to go wrong.

A morning dip at Hotel Le Village St. Jean, in St. Bart’s.

The Best Caribbean Hotels 2011

By Richard Alleman

Six islands, one mission: to uncover the Caribbean’s best, most intimate hotels.

Salt Lake City voted in top for AFC best cities for winter travel.

America's Best Cities for Winter Travel

By Katrina Brown Hunt

What urban centers are most popular for winter travel? Almost anywhere that doesn’t require snow tires, according to Travel + Leisure readers.

New Orleans won the AFC for offbeat people.

America's Strangest People 2011

By Katrina Brown Hunt

Are they hippies, weirdos, or just cooler than the rest of us? Travel + Leisure readers voted on which cities fly their freak flags the highest.

Farmers Market Fruit

Food and Travel: Reader Photos

By Joshua Pramis

Feast your eyes on images of food from around the globe.

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World's Strangest Toys

By Sarah Gold

Wow kids of any age with toys like robotic pets, plush viruses, and an inflatable Titanic slide.

The cool movie theater is Electric Cinema.

World's Coolest Movie Theaters

By Mark Ellwood

Forget Netflix—spend your next movie night at one of the world’s coolest theaters.

Lomography La Sardina - Fischers Fritze Camera.

Best Travel Gifts 2011

By Christine Ajudua

T+L rounded up travel-friendly gifts to help your favorite globe-trotter ring in the holidays in style.

Crosby Street Hotel in New York City.

America's Best Hotels

By Donna Heiderstadt

T+L readers pick their favorite stateside hotels. The common denominator: a reputation for excellence.

Fashion Show Mall in Las Vegas, NV.

America's Most-Visited Shopping Malls

By Joe Yogerst

These popular malls lure tourists and locals alike by offering much more than retail therapy.

Cesar Baldaccini's Le Pounce statue.

World's Ugliest Public Art

By John Rambow

You can’t hide from these public art monstrosities, whether wandering Prague or Denver International Airport.

Jake Shimabukuro at Waiola Shave Ice, Kapahulu

Honolulu: A Local's Tour

By Shane Mitchell

Rising star Jake Shimabukuro—who’s taking ukelele to the masses—takes T+L on a hometown tour of Honolulu.

The Plaza Premium Independent Airpot Lounge.

VIP Airport Lounges: How to Get In

By Mark Orwoll

Airport lounges are quietly upping the exclusivity quotient. T+L learns how to gain entry to these VIP areas.

View of the street in New York City.

A Facebook Tour of NYC

By Heather Smith MacIsaac

T+L uses suggestions from its Facebook fans to explore its home city in a whole new way.

The Neon Museum, Inc. in Las Vegas.

Las Vegas's Best New Attractions

By Andrea Bennett

Sin City has been pretty quiet the past few years. But a jackpot of new attractions is bringing the excitement back to Las Vegas.

Eagles fans at the Lincoln Financial Field.

America's Most Sports-Crazed Cities

By Katrina Brown Hunt

When it comes to cities with rich sports traditions and tailgating, foam-finger-waving locals, Travel + Leisure readers have announced the score.

Baby Goat

Baby Animals: Reader Photos

By Joshua Pramis

These adorable baby animals are ready for their close-up.

Coolest coffehouse Octane Coffee Bar in Atlanta.

America's Coolest Coffeehouses

By Wayne Curtis

Find out what’s brewing at these coffeehouses with friendly baristas, fancy espresso machines, and plenty of local flavor.

The Seabourn Quest for the glamazon cruiser.

Best New Cruise Ships 2011

By Sherri Eisenberg

T+L takes a closer look at the best new cruise ships, so you can choose the one that’s right for you.

The Hotel Sax is a technology Hotel.

World's Top Geek Hotels

By Adam McCulloch

From cutting-edge gadgets to library chic, these hotels are sure to make you geek out.

Hawaiin Airlines airplane.

Best and Worst Airlines for Flight Delays 2011

By Everett Potter

Find out which airlines are most—and least—likely to land at your destination on time.

The Queensland, New Zealand Sofitel Spa.

World's Best Spas

By Sandra Ramani

Travel + Leisure readers voted on the best hotel spas to unwind and unplug.

The National Museum of American History, Smithsonian.

World's Most-Visited Museums

By Lyndsey Matthews

A majority of travelers choose to get their culture fix at these museums. How many have you visited?

The Great Plains, one of the top storm watchnig destinations.

World's Top Storm-Chasing Destinations

By Adam H. Graham

Where storm-chasers can experience mind-blowing tornadoes, sandstorms, lightning, and other natural thrills from a safe distance.

Boise State one of America's best college football destinations.

America's Best College Football Stadiums

By Joe Yogerst

Get ready for rousing cheers, touchdowns, and traditions when game day kicks off at these college football stadiums.

The Second World War Monument in Bulgaria.

World's Most Controversial Monuments

By Carey Reed Zamarriego

Everyone’s a critic, but these monuments have sparked the biggest controversies. See what the fuss is about.

Viewed from a certain angle, “land artist” François Abélanet’s ingenious trompe-l’oeil installation (recently in Paris) seems to take the shape of a sphere. His works, always temporary, are meant to play with the environment without disrupting it.

5 Cool Globes

By Peter Jon Lindberg

Take the planet for a spin: these five incarnations—some timely, some timeless—underscore the power, grace, and enduring appeal of the globe.

Traffic in Miami, the city with the worst drivers.

America's Worst Drivers

By Katrina Brown Hunt

Which cities’ drivers strike fear in the hearts of visitors? In a new survey, Travel + Leisure readers lived to tell.

America's Most Attractive City is San Juan, Puerto Rico

America's Most and Least Attractive People 2011

By Katrina Brown Hunt

Travel + Leisure readers have ranked cities with the best-looking people—and the secret may lie in equal parts of jogging and smiling.

Fall in New Hampshire

Fall Foliage: Reader Photos

By Joshua Pramis

Nature looks its best in autumn, as these beautiful foliage photos demonstrate.

Bose Noise Cancelling headphones.

World's Most Important Travel Innovations

By April Orcutt

Revolutionary ideas that have changed the face of travel forever.

Moorea, one of the world's best islands.

World's Best Islands 2011

By Travelandleisure.com Staff

Travel + Leisure readers pick the world’s best islands for your next warm-weather getaway.

The South of Broad neighborhood of Charleston, North Carolina.

America's Most Beautiful Neighborhoods

By Jason Cochran

Stroll these beautiful neighborhoods for the eye candy, the Americana, and the locals’ perspective on a city.

Thai Airways for World's Best Airlines.

World's Best Airlines 2011

By Everett Potter

Find out which airlines earn high marks with passengers, and which don’t.

Cappadocia in Turkey one of the trips of a lifetime.

Best Life-Changing Trips

By Sandra Ramani

From Africa to Antarctica, these amazing trips promise to be life-changing.

The Old City within the city of Jerusalem, Isreal.

World's Most Endangered Sites

By Sandra Ramani

Find out which cultural and natural sites are most in need of our attention.

The beer garden in Cincinnati called the Mecklenburg Gardens.

America's Best Beer Gardens

By David Farley

The beer garden is the new coffee shop. So gather your friends for craft brews and a casual vibe.


Quiz: What's Your Travel IQ?

By Travel + Leisure Staff

Take our quiz to find out what your travel IQ is!

The Balanzza Truco carry on luggage that splits into three separate bags.

Best Travel Accessories

By Scott Tharler

Add these savvy travel accessories to your packing list for a smoother, more pleasant journey.

Los Angeles airport LAX in mid-1980s, Los Angeles Southern California, USA.

T+L's Most Dangerous U.S. Airports

By Joe Yogerst

Airline safety is on the rise, but near accidents are still more common than you might think.

The MAS in Antwerp, Belgium.

World's Most Beautiful Museums

By Kristin Conard

Take a museum tour where the most beautiful artwork on display may be the building itself.

Los Angeles 
Eagle Rock, the start of my 
four-week road trip.

Touring America with an iPhone

By Reto Caduff

Armed with only an iPhone, T+L tags along for a monthlong drive cross-country, photographing everything along the way.

Royal Davui Resort in Fiji.

World's Most Romantic All-Inclusive Resorts

By Stephanie Orma

Leave the kids and cares behind: it’s all about you—and your better half—at these romantic all-inclusive resorts.

The shuttle’s retirement means space travel is about to be commercialized, led by pioneers such as Space Adventures—already responsible for blasting a half-dozen multimillionaires into space.

The Future of Travel

By Greg Lindsay

Horseless carriages. Mechanical flight. Digital mail: all once the stuff of imagination. T+L checks in with farsighted futurists to see what lies ahead.

Highway 120 of the Tiogo Pass Scenic Byway.

America's Most Iconic Drives

By Jamie Jensen

Classic Americana combined with great scenic drives make for can’t-miss road trips across the country.

The 360 Restaurant at the top of the CN Tower.

World's Top Revolving Restaurants

By Brendan Spiegel

These revolving restaurants take the concept to new culinary heights.

DIning room at New York's Corton

America's Best Cities for Foodies

By Katrina Brown Hunt

Travel + Leisure readers pick the best cities for foodies, where that next great meal can come from a celebrity chef or the back of a truck.

New Orleans, voted America's craziest party city.

America's Best Cities for Nightlife

By Katrina Brown Hunt

Are they noisy, or just a really good time? Travel + Leisure readers voted on which cities can crank up the nightlife.

Boston, Massachusettes

America's Best Cities for Fall Travel 2011

By Katrina Brown Hunt

Whether they’re leaf-peepers or ghost-chasers, Travel + Leisure readers have picked America’s best cities for autumn getaways.

Stay on top of the Weather.

How to Have a Hurricane-Proof Vacation

By Jane Levere

Smart tips for traveling to the Caribbean and Mexico during hurricane season.

The TEMSCO helicopters in Alaska.

World's Coolest Helicopter Rides

By Emma Sloley

Fly over waterfalls, skyscrapers, and volcanoes on these spectacular helicopter rides.

Santa Monica's Pier at Dusk

Beaches: Reader Photos

By Joshua Pramis

Check out these travel-inspiring photos that capture beaches at their most beautiful.

The Golden Horn Ferry that travels in Istanbul.

World's Most Beautiful Ferry Rides

By April Orcutt

Float by natural and man-made wonders on the world’s most beautiful ferry rides.

An espresso on the Campo San Fantin, near La Fenice Theater.

World's Best Cities 2011

By Travel + Leisure Staff

Travel + Leisure readers pick the world’s best cities, casting their votes for this year’s most dynamic, vacation-worthy places.

The Tanzanian Coast, one of the world's most pirated waters.

World's Most Pirated Waters

By Adam H. Graham

As pirate attacks draw headlines, cruises are taking measures to steer you clear in the world’s most pirated waters.

Sony's eight-ounce Alpha NEX-C3 camera. $650; sony.com.

Best Digital Cameras for Travel

By Tom Samiljan

Choose the best digital camera for your next vacation, whether it’s an African safari or a Caribbean diving trip.

The Balancing Barn rental home in England.

World's Coolest Rental Homes

By Meghan McEwan

Indulge your real-estate fantasies with a stay in one of these chic rental homes.

A woman was arrested in Sweden with 75 snakes in her bra.

Weirdest Animal-Smuggling Incidents

By Lola Akinmade Åkerström

Animal smuggling is big business, and people will try just about anything to sneak creatures through security. Some of them get caught.

Pets being pampered at the Ritz Carlton in New York City.

Outrageous Hotel Perks for Pets

By Jeryl Brunner

Massages, happy hours, and monogrammed towels—for pets. It’s just another dog day at these fine hotels.

Casa San Ruffino in Italy.

Italy's Best Affordable Inns

By Valerie Waterhouse

From an ancient stone villa in Piedmont to an atelier in Florence, T+L reveals Italy’s best affordable country inns.

China's strange breakfast is Congee.

World's Strangest Breakfasts

By Joshua Pramis

They may sound strange to you, but these breakfast menu items are part of the local flavor.

Dog enjoying the breeze on car trip

Road Trips: Reader Photos

By Joshua Pramis

These beautiful road-trip photos will have you ready to pack up the car and start driving.

The migration of elephants through Africa.

World's Great Animal Migrations

By Sarah Gold

Humans aren't the only ones on the move. Be awed by great animal migrations of every size, from butterflies to elephants.

The Sky Couch on Air New Zealand.

Best Economy-Class Innovations

By Mark Ellwood

Extra legroom, complimentary wines, iPad docks: some airlines are upgrading the economy-class experience.

Byron Bay of Cape Byron in New South Wales, Australia.

Worst Beaches for Shark Attacks

By Adam McCulloch

The odds may be slim, but swimming can be a risky business at the world’s worst beaches for shark attacks.

Most complained about airline AirTran.

Most-Complained- About Airlines

By Everett Potter

Lost luggage and rude attendants may make you want to scream. Here are the U.S. airlines that people complained about the most.

Sabora Tented Camp, Singata Grumeti Reserves in Tanzania.

World's Best Hotels 2011

By Travel + Leisure Staff

The results of Travel + Leisure’s annual reader survey are in! Which are the world’s best hotels of 2011?

Disney's Boardwalk Inn in Orlando, Florida.

America's Best Family Hotels 2011

By Travel + Leisure Staff

There’s no need to leave the kids at home, thanks to Travel + Leisure’s list of the best hotels for families in the U.S.

Antwerp Central Train Station in Belgium

World's Most Beautiful Train Stations

By Lyndsey Matthews

There’s more to admire than the passing scenery. Have your camera ready when you pull into these beautiful train stations.

Get an instant itinerary with mtrip.

Best Travel Websites and Apps 2011

By Tom Samiljan

From easy-to-use hotel booking tools to smart ways to share and edit your photos, these are the best travel websites and apps out there.

The California Coastal Trail of the Sonoma Coast in California.

America's Most Beautiful Coastal Walks

By Sarah Rose

Soak up the scenery and salty air on America’s most beautiful coastal walks.

Ronald Reagan National airport, one of America's Safest Airports.

America's Safest Airports

By Joe Yogerst

We did the math to determine America's safest airports, where a smooth landing is practically guaranteed.

Fort Cody, a roadside attraction in North Palette, Nebraska.

Kitschiest Roadside Attractions in America

By Jessica Su

Sometimes the journey is the destination, as our kitschy roadside attractions prove.

The performer Marawa at the La Clique circus.

World's Strangest Circuses

By Danny Deza

Forget any fear of circus clowns. The strangest shows on earth feature backflipping cats, race-car stuntmen, and burlesque puppeteers.

The outhouse race at the Iowa State Fair.

America's Wackiest State Fair Contests

By Heather Eng

Forget song and dance. America’s most entertaining talents are on display at these crazy state fair contests.

JULY 2011
The Shrimp Shack's dining pavillion in Seaside, Florida.

America's Best Waterfront Seafood Shacks

By Peter Jon Lindberg

Crabs, lobsters, fried clams, fish tacos: T+L happily takes a taste test of America's best waterfront seafood shacks.

Foreign Grocery Item, miniature burger shaped Japanese cookies.

World's Strangest Supermarket Items

By Peter Jon Lindberg

From horsemeat baby food to milking jelly, T+L takes a look at some of the strangest supermarket items in the world.

An aperitivo at Poggio Etrusco, in the Tuscan hills outside Montepulciano.

Agriturismi: Italy's Best Affordable Spots

By Anya von Bremzen

From Piedmont to Campania, T+L discovers the best affordable agriturismi in Italy, where the food comes straight from the land and Italian tradition lives on.

Guide  Wendy Lyn 
and her puppy outside Le Comptoir du Relais.

Insider's Guide to Paris

By Alexandra Marshall

Soulful bistros, hidden wine bars, historic patisseries...all are a part of T+L’s insider's guide to Paris.

New Orleans nightlife, one of America's best cities for singles.

America's Best Cities for Singles 2011

By Katrina Brown Hunt

Find out where to fly solo: Travel + Leisure readers have ranked the best cities for singles in America.

Microbrewery in Portland, Oregon.

America's Best Beer Cities 2011

By Katrina Brown Hunt

Have beer, will travel. Travel + Leisure readers have declared the best beer cities in America.

Super Pan Latino Sandwich Shop in Atlanta.

Chefs' Favorite U.S. Restaurants

By Francine Maroukian

From pho to soul food, chefs from all over the country share their favorite restaurants with T+L.

A Beautiful Sunset

Beautiful Sunsets: Reader Photos

By Joshua Pramis

Check out these beautiful sunsets from around the world and start dreaming about your next getaway.


Beautiful National Parks: Reader Photos

By Joshua Pramis

Check out these beautiful photos of snowcapped peaks, rugged canyons, and wildlife in America’s national parks.

A Kenyan luxury safari lodge has forever changed the traditional relationship with its Masai landowners—and the experience for its visitors.

Redefining the Luxury Safari Lodge

By Sarah Gold

A Kenyan luxury safari lodge has forever changed the traditional relationship with its Masai landowners—and the experience for its visitors.

Whiteface Lodge, Lake Placid, New York.

America's Best Mountain Resorts

By Travel + Leisure Staff

For high altitude and low summer rates, check into one of America’s best mountain resorts, as chosen by T+L readers.

The Richmond Night Market in Vancouver.

World's Top Night Markets

By Laura Kiniry

Haggle for souvenirs and feast on street food at night markets from Laos to Los Angeles.


World's Scariest Roller Coasters

By Jessica Adamiak

Brace yourself for death-defying thrills when you board the world’s scariest roller coasters.

The Mirror Room of the Royal Palace in Brussels, Belgium.

World's Coolest Ceilings

By Kristin Conard

Look out above! The world’s coolest ceilings crop up in some unexpected places.

JUNE 2011
Hilton Opera Hanoi in Hanoi, Vietnam.

Hottest Hotel Loyalty Programs

By Andrea Bennett

Hotels are beefing up their hotel loyalty programs.

Bourbon Street is a famous and historic street that spans the length of the French Quarter in New Orleans, Louisiana.

America's Dirtiest Cities 2011

By Katrina Brown Hunt

Can clean be overrated? America’s dirtiest cities happen to include some very popular tourist destinations.

Portland, OR, USA, Summer Cities, AFC

America's Best Cities for Summer Travel

By Katrina Brown Hunt

Travel + Leisure readers rank the best cities around the U.S. for a summer getaway.

Dog Surfing Coach at Loews Coronado Bay Resort & Spa

Strangest Jobs in the Travel Industry

By Katrina Brown Hunt

Airport hunters, traipsing through sewers, or clamping down on sandwich-eaters. It’s all in a day’s work for our favorite odd jobs in travel.

Baby giraffe and mother

World's Most Adorable Animals

By Joshua Pramis

From cuddling babies to misbehaving monkeys, photos of adorable animals never cease to melt hearts.

Cruise of Kimberley, Australia

World's Most Scenic Cruises

By Fran Golden

From coral reefs to calving glaciers, set sail for gorgeous views on the world’s most scenic cruises.

Film Night in San Fransisco, CA

America's Best Outdoor Movie Theaters

By Tanvi Chheda

Summer is here, so sit back, relax, and enjoy the show at America’s best outdoor movie theaters.

Gas station in Stockholm, Sweden.

World's Highest Gas Prices

By Everett Potter

Talk about pain at the pump—filling your gas tank in these countries can top $150.

Banyan Tree Al Wadi, near Dubai.

It List: The Best New Hotels 2011

By Travel + Leisure Staff

From a pioneering farmstead in South Africa to a sexy Manhattan skyscraper, these are the year’s best new hotels.

Hotel in Jose' Ignacio, Uruguay Estancia Vik Master Suite bathroom.

World's Coolest Hotel Bathrooms

By Adam Sachs

From Paris to Utah, these are the coolest bathrooms from around the globe.

Four Seasons Wailea Serenity Pool

America's Best Beach Hotels

By Donna Heiderstadt

What’s summer without a vacation by the sea? It’s time to check into one of the best beach hotels in America, as chosen by T+L readers.

The Beach Tree Bar on Big Island, Hawaii

America's Best Beach Bars

By Margie Goldsmith

Soak up the views and fruity cocktails at America’s best beach bars, from Florida to Hawaii.

An employee awaits guests at a check-in station in the Janson Goldstein–designed lobby.

Nighttime at Los Angeles's Top Hotels

By Aimee Lee Ball

What goes on at Los Angeles’s top hotels when it’s nighttime? T+L takes a look.

Now Jade Riviera Cancun, Mexico.

Best New All-Inclusive Resorts

By Heidi Mitchell

T+L takes a look at a new generation of all-inclusive resorts, where one price covers just about everything.


Best Barbecue Restaurants in the World

By Steven Raichlen

Go hog wild at these smoking grill joints, from Buenos Aires to Bali—they're the best barbecue restaurants in the world.

MAY 2011
Clothes shopping in Singapore.

Best Tax-Free Shopping Surprises

By Mark Orwoll

Tourist tax refunds are the norm in Europe. But lately they’re popping up in unexpected places. Here’s how to take advantage of tax-free shopping around the world.

Hubcap Burger in Houston, Texas.

America's Best Burger Cities 2011

By Katrina Brown Hunt

Travel + Leisure reveals the best cities for the ultimate American comfort food.

Car towing trailer on highway in yellow Desert Gold wildflowers in Death Valley National Park California.

Gas-Saving Road Trip Tips

By Karen Catchpole

These road-tested tips will help your gas budget travel as far as the road can take you.

Green Russell in Denver, Colorado.

America's Best Cocktail Bars

By Wayne Curtis

Belly up to these top cocktail bars from Boston to Seattle.

Langkawi Sky Bridge in Malaysia.

World's Most Spectacular Pedestrian Bridges

By Travelandleisure.com Staff

Pedestrian bridges are going to cool new heights, turning the need to get from here to there into an adventure.

Sirocco in Bangkok, Thailand

World's Hottest Rooftop Restaurants

By Nicole Alper

Savor the five-star views at trendy rooftop restaurants from Brooklyn to Bangkok.

Sipadan Water Village Resort in Mabul, Malaysia.

Best Secret Islands on Earth

By Travel + Leisure Staff

For white-sand beaches, salty breezes, freshly caught seafood, and no crowds, head to one of the world’s best secret islands.

Museo Subacuatico de Arta in Cancun, Mexico.

World's Coolest New Tourist Attractions 2011

By Adam H. Graham

Everyone wants to know where to go next, so we’ve unearthed the coolest new hot spots.

The Motorola Xoom tablet.

Best Travel Gadgets 2011

By Tom Samiljan

The year’s best travel gadgets deliver on the promise to revolutionize life on the road.

Ada Barak's Carnivorous Plant Farm in Israel.

World's Strangest Spas

By Alison Lowenstein

De-stress in a brewery, a prison, even underwater—the world's strangest spas are in the last places you'd look.

Sanssouci Collection in Marrakech, Morocco.

Secret Celebrity Hideaways

By Diane Selkirk

Where star couples stay—secret hotel hideaways from India to Utah.

APRIL 2011
Small car in Europe.

Why Americans Love Europe

By Peter Jon Lindberg

Here’s why Americans love Europe more than anyplace else.

Paris, France.

Most and Least Expensive European Cities

By Mark Orwoll

Traveling to Europe? Some cities offer great value. Others, not so much.

A speed limit sign in Europe.

Tips for Driving in Europe

By Mark Orwoll

From how to rent cars to the rules of the road, learn these tips for driving in Europe before your next trip.

Villa San Michele in Fiesole, Italy.

Europe's Best Hotels

By Katrina Brown Hunt

Ready to hop the pond this summer? Check into one of the best hotels in Europe, as selected by T+L readers.

Dancing and costumes in French Quarter, Mardi Gras 2010, New Orleans, Louisiana.

America's Best Cities for People-Watching

By Katrina Brown Hunt

Is it that the locals are fascinating, good-looking, or just kind of weird? Travel + Leisure readers rank the best American cities for people-watching.

A motor taxi on Lake Orta.

Best of the Italian Lakes

By Valerie Waterhouse

From Como to Orta, the best of the Italian lakes.

Chareles de Gaulle Airport's duty free shops in Paris, France.

Best Airports for Duty-Free Shopping

By Kate Betts

How can you get bargains on luxury products? Simple: check out the airport’s duty-free shopping.

An illustration of Prince William and Kate Middleton in a decorative heart.

William and Kate's Guide to London

By Mark Ellwood

Follow in the royal couple’s footsteps around London Town.

Soarin at Epcot, Walt Disney World in Orlando, Florida.

Coolest Disney Rides

By Jason Cochran

From classics to hot new attractions, Disney’s coolest rides are worth standing in line for.

Tour guide Rick Evans leads his San Francisco Architecture Tour.

World's Greatest Tour Guides

By Stirling Kelso

From former actors to architect aficionados, the best tour guides from around the globe.

No Transport of Water Pollutant road sign.

European Road Sign Quiz

By Travel + Leisure Staff

Test your knowledge of these common European road signs.

Follonico, Tuscany, Italy

Europe's Best Affordable Hotels

By Travel + Leisure Staff

From Athens to Tuscany, stay in one of Europe’s best affordable hotels—all less than $250 a night.

Portland Head Light in Maine

America's Most Beautiful Landmarks

By Lyndsey Matthews

From soaring man-made monuments to jaw-dropping natural landforms, the U.S. has a wealth of beautiful landmarks.

Richardson Highway from Anchorage to Valdez, Alaska.

America's Most Scenic Roads

By Sarah Rose

Hit the road and enjoy the scenic views from Hawaii to Rhode Island.

The exterior of the Poseidonion Grand Hotel in Spetses, Greece.

Where the Royals Vacation

By Sarah Rose

For when the crowns come off—royal vacations worthy of a king.

Governor's Island in New York.

America's Coolest City Parks

By Ratha Tep

Flying trapeze lessons, hot-air balloon races, swing-dance parties: Get your kicks at America’s coolest city parks.

MARCH 2011
Case Study House 22, the Stahl House, in Los Angeles.

America's Coolest Houses

By Ann Shields

No, you won’t be trespassing: America’s coolest houses welcome visitors.

Motorino Pizza in Brooklyn, NY.

America's Best Cities for Pizza 2011

By Katrina Brown Hunt

Is it the crust, the toppings, or just the attitude? Travel + Leisure readers vote on America’s best cities for pizza.

Coffee t Seattle's Public Marktet.

America's Best Coffee Cities 2011

By Katrina Brown Hunt

Where can you get the best cup of java in the U.S.? Travel + Leisure’s survey names the best coffee cities.

Lolita in Philadelphia.

America's Best BYO Restaurants

By Catesby Holmes

How can you cut your restaurant bill and enjoy great wine? Bring your own booze to one of these great BYO restaurants.

Café Adelaide  New Orleans, Louisiana.

America's Best Happy Hours

By Joshua Pramis

Drink in the happy hour deals from Chicago to New Orleans.

Three girls store their carry on luggage aboard an airplane.

Most Annoying Travel Fees 2011

By Everett Potter

Airlines, hotels, and car rental companies are piling on the travel fees. Here’s how to avoid them.

The Yas Hotel in Abu Dhabi, designed by Hani Rshid and Lise Anne Coutre, Asympote Architecture.

T+L Design Awards 2011

By Charles Gandee

A distinguished panel of judges names the best-designed hotels, restaurants, and more in this year's design awards.

Glasgow, UK.

World's Most Underrated Cities

By Jennifer Chen

Sure, popular cities have their place. But if you like exploring, there's interesting stuff in the world's most underrated cities.

The beach at the Sheraton Nha Trang in Vietnam.

Best Affordable Beach Resorts 2011

By Travel + Leisure Staff

Looking for a great escape without breaking the bank? Here, affordable beach getaways from Florida to Greece.

St. Regis New York City.

America's Best City Hotels

By Donna Heiderstadt

See the sights and sleep well at one of the best city hotels in America.

The Hayman at the Great Barrier Reef, Australia.

World's Best Island Hotels

By Donna Heiderstadt

Don’t leave your next island getaway to chance; stay in one of T+L’s picks for the best island hotels.

The Palazzo in Las Vegas.

America's Best Affordable Hotels

By Sarah Spagnolo

Your next hotel stay doesn’t have to break the bank, thanks to T+L’s list of the best affordable hotels.

The Campagna T-Rex, available to rent through I-95 Exotics.

America's Coolest Rental Cars

By Jeff Koyen

Skip the compact on your next vacation: here’s how to get behind the wheel of America’s coolest rental cars.

The dining room at Twist in Las Vegas.

Las Vegas's Best Restaurants

By Peter Jon Lindberg

T+L tours Sin City to find Las Vegas’s best restaurants.

The Netherlands Institute for Sound and Vision in Hilversum, The Netherlands.

World's Most Beautiful Buildings

By Karrie Jacobs

Take a tour of the world’s most beautiful buildings, from Alabama to India.

The Hammetschwand Life in Burgenstock, Switzerland.

World's Greatest Elevator Views

By Joshua Pramis

Hop on, lift off, and take a ride on these memorable elevators, from St. Louis to Switzerland.

Family fun at Rancho de los Caballeros in Wickenburg, Arizona.

Best Family Spring-Break Trips

By April Orcutt

From animal encounters to ziplining, family vacations are redefining fun.

The Little Nell in Aspen, Colorado.

America's Best Ski Hotels

By Everett Potter

Across the U.S.—and into Canada—these are the best ski hotels to hit when hitting the slopes.

Shangri-La Paris.

World's Most Romantic Hotels 2011

By Travel + Leisure Staff

Whatever your vision for a romantic getaway, one of the world’s most romantic hotels will fit the bill.

Tourists posing and taking pictures under drive thru Redwood tree.

Best Warm-Weather Family Adventures

By Adam H. Graham

Sun- and adrenaline-filled family vacations are hotter than ever.

Eton Raptor.

Best New Travel Gadgets

By Tom Samiljan

Find out what tech-savvy travelers are taking on the road this year.

Business man making a last important call before his flight is leaving.

Tips for Using Your Smartphone Abroad

By Tom Samiljan

Planning to use your smartphone abroad? Here’s what you’ll need to do—before, during, and after your trip.

Wigwam Motel in San Bernardino, California.

America's Top Roadside Attractions

By Sarah Rose

Take a detour to these fun and inspirational stops for the entire family.

La Purificadora in Mexico.

Coolest Hotel Lobbies

By Ratha Tep

Check in and check out these memorable hotel entrances from Anguilla to Paris.

The Chocolate Line's signautre Havanna Tobacco chocolate.

World's Strangest Chocolates

By Jessica Su

Charlie has moved on: Today’s chocolate factories are making some of the world’s strangest chocolates.

A snowstorm in Central Park.

America's Best Cities for Winter Travel 2010

By Katrina Brown Hunt

The latest Travel + Leisure survey shows that there’s more to a great vacation spot than sunny weather.

Rosewood in San Miguel de Allende, Mexico.

Hottest Travel Destinations of 2011

By Catesby Holmes

Whether you’re a sybarite or an adventurer, T+L spotlights the hottest new destinations for 2011 travel.

Herzog & de Meuron’s showroom at VitraHaus, in
Weil am Rhein, Germany.

World's Coolest Design Destinations

By Karrie Jacobs

These days, innovative designs are everywhere—from showstopping skyscrapers and pedestrian bridges to industrial-chic hotel rooms.

Loveless Cafe's signature biscuits and sausage gravy in Nashville, TN.

America's Best Comfort Foods

By Emma Sloley

Cutting-edge cuisine has its place, but sometimes you just want a hearty meal with your favorite comfort foods.

A traffic jam in Cairo.

World's Worst Traffic Jams

By Adam McCulloch

Exploring these cities by car? Be prepared to sit through some serious traffic jams.

Oberoi Amarvilas in Agra, India.

World's Top 25 Hotels 2011

By Travel + Leisure Staff

Remote escapes, city hotels, and value properties are all winners in T+L’s list of the world’s top hotels.

Anse Chastanet Resort in St. Lucia, Caribbean.

Best Resorts in the Caribbean 2011

By Travel + Leisure Staff

Unwind at these inviting beachfront hideaways, hilltop resorts, and seaside hotels.

Pilot und Copilot in Cockpit.

World’s Dumbest Pilots

By Alexander Zaitchik

Most pilots are pros, but even experienced captains can slip up.

Dezhou, China.

World's Most Visionary Cities

By Joshua M. Bernstein

To see the future, visit these forward-thinking metropolises.

A sign reads "aircraft delayed."

How to Weather-Proof Your Vacation

By Mark Orwoll

Don’t let the elements damage your travel plans. Protect your vacation by knowing what to do if storms threaten.

Snorkeling in the Keys.

Celebrity Travel Guide to Florida

By Tom Austin

Florida celebrities dish on their favorite places to eat and play in the Sunshine State.

Bew Years in New York City.

America's Best Cities for New Year's Eve

By Katrina Brown Hunt

It takes more than a dropping ball or a big crowd to make for a great New Year’s Eve celebration.

A rude driver.

America's Rudest Cities 2010

By Katrina Brown Hunt

The least friendly Americans tend to live on one coast. But there’s a new champion in the contest for America’s Rudest Cities.

Practicing Sivananda Yoga Vedanta Dhanwanthari Ashram, in Kerala, India.

Best Places for a Sabbatical

By Amanda Pressner

Forget the weekend getaway. Take a sabbatical and make your travel a life-changing experience.

A line of Jet airliners have to queue up and wait their turn to take off from London Gatwick  airport at dawn.

America's Worst Tarmac Delays

By Everett Potter

Next time you’re idling on the tarmac, remember: your flight delay could be much worse.

Amateur filmmakers will rejoice over this limited-edition plastic Flip camera, $350, Paul Smith.

Best Travel Gifts 2010

By Soren Larson

T+L’s handpicked earbuds, high-tech cameras, airplane-ready slippers, and more are perfect gifts for the frequent traveler.

Hotel de Crillon in Paris, France.

World's Best Business Hotels 2010

By Travel + Leisure Staff

Travelers rank the top 25 business hotels worldwide in Travel + Leisure’s World’s Best survey.

Miguelin, Shanghai World Expo 2010, Giant Baby, Strange, Statues

World's Strangest Statues

By Lyndsey Matthews

Pink ducks and giant babies: Here are some of the strangest statues on the planet.

The Santa Surf Contest at the Ritz-Carlton Laguna Niguel.

Best Hotel Santas

By Sherrie Nachman

Kick off your family holiday at these hotels, where Santa arrives in style.

The border between China and North Korea.

World's Scariest Borders

By Alexander Zaitchik

Beware the con men and criminals who prey on travelers at these nerve-racking country crossings.

An old car drives by a mural of communist leaders in Havana.

World's Most Controversial Vacations

By Alexander Zaitchik

From boycotts to embargoes, these destinations promise more than just rest and relaxation.

Christmas tree at The Grove at Farmer's Market in Los Angeles.

America's Tallest Christmas Trees

By Alexander Zaitchik

From Washington State to Washington, D.C., these towering trees help make winter festive.

Mummers (Latvia)

World's Strangest Holiday Traditions

By Joe Yogerst

Evil spirits, bonfires, and KFC are essential parts of holiday traditions around the world.

Shirako, the milt of the cod fish, is popular among robust eaters at sushi bars and pubs in Japan.

World's Strangest National Dishes

From brain tacos to duck embryos, these freaky favorites are served proudly around the world.

Boathouse at Knotts End in Ullswater, England.

Europe's Best Small Hotels

By Shane Mitchell

These top newcomers show bigger isn’t necessarily better.

Six Senses Zighy Bay, Oman, Paragliding, Amazing Arrivals

World's Coolest Hotel Transfers

By David Kaufman

From paragliders to speedboats, these hotel transfers will have you arriving in style.

Quebec City at Christmas.

Best Places for Holiday Travel

By Matt Lee

Deciding where to spend Christmas? Here are the year’s hot spots for holiday travel.

Miami, Florida.

America's Most and Least Attractive People 2010

By Katrina Brown Hunt

Where do you find the best-looking people in America? According to our America’s Favorite Cities survey, head for the sunshine.

Touring Australia with Black Tomato.

Best Life-Changing Trips 2010

By Peter Frank

Trips from top tour operators created exclusively for T+L, and guaranteed to change your life.

Garmin Garminfone.

Top GPS Devices

By Joshua Pramis

From smartphones to handhelds and made-for-the-car units, these GPS devices are top-notch.

Cute Animals, Photo Contest Slideshow, Nature

World's Cutest Animals

By Joshua Pramis

Monkeys, lions, otters, and more cute creatures sent by our readers for the T+L photo contest.

Hawaiin Airlines.

Best and Worst Airlines for Delays 2010

By Travelandleisure.com Staff

The airlines most—and least—likely to get you to your holiday destination on time.


How to Save Money on Airfare

By Everett Potter

Take charge of your ticketing to find the best airfare bargains.

InterContinental Montleucia Resort & Spa, Scottsdale, AZ, USA

America's Best Warm Weather Resorts

By Travel + Leisure Staff

Heat up your winter vacation at one of these top warm-weather hotels.

Balkan Vodka, made in Bulgaria, is 176 proof.

World's Strongest Liquors

By Alyssa Giacobbe

Super-strong liquors are making their way into upscale cocktails. The catch? You may have to travel abroad to find them.


Flu-Proof Your Flight

By Alyssa Giacobbe

Fend off the flu on your next flight with these simple tips.

Abbibas top.

World's Strangest Illegal Souvenirs

By Bob Harris

Wear, admire, or consume them overseas—but don’t even think about bringing these souvenirs home.

Sign, Airport, car rentals

Worst Rental Car Rip-offs

By Mark Orwoll

Car rental companies have a crop of fees and dodgy practices that can cost you hundreds of dollars.

Sea Tac Airport in Seattle.

Best and Worst Airports for Delays 2010

By Katrina Brown Hunt

The good news? Airports are doing better at avoiding delays. The bad news: you still have to wait.

The Skywalk over the Grand Canyon in Arizona.

World's Coolest Observation Decks

By Karrie Jacobs

Find some of the world’s most thrilling views atop a growing number of observation decks.

Celica in Ljubljana.

World's Strangest Prisons

By Jane Levere

Offbeat prisons from Montana to Australia that give travelers a glimpse into an area’s infamous history.

Sunset over Capri in the Bay of Napoli, Italy.

World's Most Romantic Islands 2010

By Emma Sloley

Romantic island getaways from the Caribbean to the South Pacific to help start—or stoke—the flame.

Funny Signs, Photo Contest

World's Funniest Signs

By Joshua Pramis

We asked T+L members to submit their funniest signs for our photo contest—here are the best of the bunch.

Maple, Carrot Cake and Tres Leches donuts from Doughnut Plant in New York City.

America's Best Donuts

By Joshua Pramis

From age-old recipes to unusual ingredients, here are the most delicious donuts around the country.

Four Seasons Resort Hualalai.

America's Best Hotels 2010

By Joshua Pramis

T+L readers vote for their favorite places to stay in America, from big city hotels to small country inns.

Santorini, Greece.

World's Best Islands 2010

By Sarah Gold

From wild natural sanctuaries to ultra-glamorous hideaways, these islands get top marks from seasoned travelers.

The Italian soccer team sings their national anthem.

World's Strangest National Anthems

By Adam McCulloch

Colonial anguish, personal grudges, loyalty to other countries…these are a few of the sentiments expressed in some countries’ national songs.

Sandpearl Resort, Clearwater Beach, FL.

America's Best Family Hotels 2010

By Travel + Leisure Staff

Travel + Leisure Family’s list of the best hotels for families in the U.S. and Canada.

World's Scariest Bridges, Trift Bridge, Switzerland

World's Scariest Bridges

By Lyndsey Matthews

From sky-high suspension bridges to dilapidated rope bridges, these crossings aren’t for the meek.

Luxe Home Wap, luxehomeswap.com

Best Travel Websites

By Tom Samiljan

Now offering more flexibility, deeper information, and unheard-of prices, the web is still changing travel for the better.

Exterior shots of the Unclaimed Baggage Center, Scottsboro, Alabama.

How to Buy Lost Luggage Bargains

By Mark Orwoll

You might be surprised by what the airlines do with your misplaced baggage—and even more surprised by some of the items people lose on their flights.

Raspberry tart with almond-pistachio-lime cream and assorted jars of marshmallows at Pain de Sucre on the Third Arrondissement’s 
Rue Rambuteau.

T+L's Guide to Secret Paris

By Alexandra Marshall

Want to find the hidden joys of one of Europe’s most iconic destinations? T+L shows you how.

The Bordeaux Prestige Tour from French Wine Explorers.

World's Top Wine Tours

By Bruce Schoenfeld

A well-crafted wine tour can deliver Bordeaux’s best or a one-on-one with cult winemakers in Italy. But it’s all about choosing the right itinerary for your type.

A view from Hotel Santa Caterina, on the Amalfi Coast.

5 Ways to See Italy

By Valerie Waterhouse

Five experts reveal their insider tips, from a ceramics tour of the Amalfi Coast to a culinary drive in Emilia-Romagna.

San Antonio River Walk, Texas.

America's Coolest River Walks

By April Orcutt

From Pittsburgh to Portland, people are flocking to city waterways.

German Yellow Jacket.

World's Most Painful Insect Bites

By Adam McCulloch

Next time you’re out hiking, avoid these insects at all costs.

Fall floiage in Petersham, Massachusettes.

Best Affordable Fall Foliage Towns

By Everett Potter

Great fall colors can coexist with charming towns and affordable hotels. Here’s where to go.

VOLT in Frederick, Maryland.

Best <em>Top Chef</em> Restaurants

By Nora Zelevansky

Can’t get enough of Top Chef? You’re in luck. Here are the top U.S. restaurants helmed by the show’s alums.

The EverTrail App.

Best iPhone Tour Apps

By Caroline Kinneberg

Surrender your guidebook and let these 10 iPhone apps show you the way.

Twin City Tacky Tours in St. Paul/Minneapolis, Minnesota.

America's Strangest City Tours

By Alison Lowenstein

Celebrate the weird and wonderful with these offbeat alternatives to run-of-the-mill sightseeing.

Humpback whale in Maui, Hawaii.

North America's Best Whale-Watching Spots

By Sarah Rose

Follow Ishmael’s footsteps: go whale watching, from the banks of Cape Cod to the tropical shores of Hawaii.

Borough Saturday Market Southwark London.

World's Top Food Markets

By Anya von Bremzen

Looking for the most authentic nibbles in the world? T+L finds 10 global markets where the eating is easy.

OSAC Screen Shot.

Best Travel-Advisory Websites

By Mark Orwoll

In a world of up-to-the-minute tweets and a 24-hour news cycle, it’s easy to find essential information. Here’s where to go online.

The Mississippi River Moonwalk in New Olreans.

America's Best Music Cities

By Katrina Brown Hunt

Ask people which music city rules the nation, and you’ll find plenty of debate—but not a lot of humility.

 james New York -Opening in September, this Modernist -addition to SoHo has a permanent art collection and 114 rooms with natural linen bedding and reclaimed-wood floors. We love Wall-size murals by area artists. 27 Grand St.; 888/526-3778; jameshotels.com; doubles from $345, including breakfast.

New York's Best New Hotels

By Catesby Holmes

From Times Square to Wall Street, Manhattan’s hotel scene is booming. Here are the best of the Big Apple’s new arrivals.

Cadillac Ranch in Amarillo, Texas.

America's Strangest Roadside Attractions

By Joshua Pramis

These odd diversions make for family fun on your all-American summer road trip.


World's Best Cities 2010

By Joshua Pramis

Travel + Leisure readers pick the top cities around the globe in the annual World’s Best survey.

Hikers stand on rock on Sentinel Dome.

World's Scariest Hikes

By Stephen Regenold

Lace up those hiking boots tight for these scary hikes. Oh, and don’t look down.

American Eagle Airlines.

Worst Airlines for Canceled Flights

By Everett Potter

Think flight delays are frustrating? Flight cancellations may be on the rise—and could cause even more problems.

Oberoi Vanyavilas in Ranthambhore, India.

World's Best Hotels 2010

By Travel + Leisure Staff

The results are in for Travel + Leisure’s 15th-annual reader survey of the absolute best hotels in the world.

Four Seasons, Beirut.

20 to Watch: 2010's Best Up-and-Coming Hotels

By Travel + Leisure Staff

T+L predicts the next hottest hotels around the globe. Book your room now, before the secret gets out.

THe 24 hour Apple Store in Manhattan at night.

America's Best 24-Hour Hot Spots

By Lyndsey Matthews

Awake at 3 a.m.? Head to these round-the-clock places from Atlanta to Portland.


T+L's Top Travel Apps 2010

By Tom Samiljan

We’ve scoured the virtual aisles of the Android, Blackberry, iPhone, Palm, and Windows stores for our 53 favorite travel apps.

Blue Ribbon Fried Chicken in New York City.

America's Best Fried Chicken

By Taylor Bruce

The all-American dish is much more than Colonel Sanders. Whether in L.A. or Atlanta, it’s the essential soul food.

The Woodlands in Texas.

Coolest Suburbs Worth a Visit

By Daniel Derouchie

Across America, many suburbs are becoming vacation-worthy hot spots, with cutting-edge restaurants, great shopping, and plenty of parking.

Ritz Carlton Bachelor Gulch in Avon, Colorado.

America's Best Dog-Friendly Hotels

By Sherrie Nachman

Dogs and their owners no longer have to ruff it when they hit the road.

JULY 2010
Locanda Verde, NYC, Foodie 100

100 Best City Restaurants

By Anya von Bremzen

Paris bistros, New York restaurants, London pubs—culinary hot spots you can’t afford to miss.

Vancouver Island in Canada.

Most Romantic Summer Destinations

By Jeff Wise

Fall in love with these swoon-worthy spots from Maine to Morocco.


World's Top Local Wines

By Bruce Schoenfeld

Some of the world’s best wines don’t ever leave home.

Trump International Hotel & Tower Chicago in Chicago, Illinois.

Best Hotels for July 4th Fireworks

By Katrina Brown Hunt

Get the best view of Independence Day fireworks at these great American hotels, from Boston to San Diego.

Hawaii International Airport in Honolulu, Hawaii.

America's Best and Worst Airports 2010

By Katrina Brown Hunt

Airports tend to inspire passionate feelings—passions usually bordering on loathing.

Shark Tank at Atlantis Marine World in Riverhead, Long Island, New York.

World's Strangest Places to Get Married

By Catesby Holmes

Weird spots that take destination weddings to a whole new level.

Pani Puri in India.

World's Most Delicious Street Foods 2010

By Emma Sloley

Street food is going gourmet. From New York to Saigon, here are the can’t-miss options.

A traditional English pub in Brighton, Sussex, England.

Worldwide Guide to Restaurant Tipping

By Sherri Eisenberg

Follow these guidelines on how much to tip in restaurants and bars around the globe.

Sauteed Mealworms from the Arizona State Fair in Arizona.

Strangest State Fair Food

By Alyssa Giacobbe

From deep-fried pig ears to mealworm-covered candied apples, odd fair food from around the country.

Agate Cove Inn in Mendocino, California.

Affordable Seaside Inns

By Jennifer Coogan

These 15 inns deliver front-row seats to the prettiest U.S. shorelines without breaking the bank.

JUNE 2010
charitable donations, Hotel Surcharges

World's Most Outrageous Hotel Fees

By Mark Orwoll

More and more hotels are adding fees to room bills. But you can take steps to protect yourself if you look before you book.

Brooklyn Bridge Park in Brooklyn, New York.

America's Best Picnic Spots

By Adrien Glover

From the Massachusetts woods to the California coast, find your favorite place for an alfresco meal.

Kirk Lazarus

Hoteliers Reinventing the Boutique Hotel

By Peter Frank

With their intimate, unconventional properties around the globe, these six trailblazers are transforming the boutique hotel.

San Diego, CA, USA, AFC, Summer Cities

America's Best Cities for Summer Travel 2010

By Joshua Pramis

From NYC to Honolulu, the best and worst U.S. cities for a summer vacation.

United Airlines

Most-Complained- About Airlines 2010

By Valaer Murray

Have an airline gripe? Who doesn’t? Here are the U.S. airlines with the most complaints—and how you can make your voice heard, too.

MAY 2010
Pancakes at Hominy Grill in Charleston, South Carolina.

America's Best Pancakes

By Shane Mitchell

From retro diners to church suppers to Boy Scout Jamborees, America loves its pancakes. Read on for our pick of the nation’s top ten places to eat them.

Newark Liberty International Airport in Newark, New Jersey.

Best Affordable Airport Transfers

By Mark Orwoll

Skip the sky-high cab fares from the airport by using these smart—and less expensive—alternatives.

Let's Pizza, Pizza, Vending Machine, Strangest, Milan, Italy

World's Strangest Vending Machines

By Katrina Brown Hunt

From Florida to Dubai, some of the oddest things come out of machines.

Wide shot of the downtown Los Angeles skyline bathed in smog. View from Griffith Park.

America's Dirtiest Cities 2010

By Joshua Pramis

From L.A. to Miami, find out which U.S. cities are in need of spring cleaning.

Sunset in Masai Mara, Kenya.

World's Most Romantic Sunsets

By Adam McCulloch

Ten dazzling spots to share sundown—from mountaintops to sea islands and deserts dotted with giraffes.

A bathroom at Alila Cha-Am in Thailand.

World's Sexiest Hotel Showers

By Celeste Moure

Design-forward hotel showers—with tech savvy touches or incredible views—that make a room worth booking.

The Holy Land Experience in Orlando, Florida.

World's Strangest Theme Parks

By Charlotte Savino

From Orlando to Beijing, weird amusement parks attract the curious—and the crazy.

Latigo Ranch in Kremmling, Colorado.

America's Best Dude Ranches

By Lee Magill

Ride horses off into the sunset at these great family-friendly dude ranches.

Santiago, Chile

It List: 45 Best New Hotels of 2010

By Travel + Leisure Staff

Great value and new features define the 45 most exciting new hotels to open this year.

Montevideo, Uruguay > Carrasco International Airport (MVD) .

Best Airport Hot Spots

By Travel + Leisure Staff

New airport bars, restaurants, and lounges that make flight delays almost enjoyable.

aerial view of cove of Ogasawara Islands, Tokyo, Japan

Best Secret Islands on Earth 2010

By Travel + Leisure Staff

Thirty under-the-radar islands, from Oregon to the Greek Aegean, where you can kick back and let yourself go.

Swell Women Surf Camp in Maui, Hawaii.

Best Places to Rebound

By Colleen Clark

After a messy breakup, sometimes a great getaway—whether it’s a quiet retreat or a hedonistic hot spot—is the best medicine.

APRIL 2010
Le Bar A Vin Du CIVB in Bordeaux, France.

Europe's Best Wine Bars

By Anya von Bremzen

Whether you’re sipping in Spain or tippling in Turin, T+L has the spot for you.

Vietnam Saigon Ho Chi Minh city police Vietnam Saigon Ho Chi Minh city scooter motor engine moped motorized bicycle auto-cycle

World's Strangest Traffic Laws

By Mark Orwoll

Everyone knows not to speed. But these arcane traffic rules could catch you by surprise—and cost you—when you’re driving overseas.

A digital grainy antique UFO photo.

Best Places to Spot UFOs

By Adrien Glover

Go beyond Area 51 and discover places from Australia to England with their own UFO-spotting hotbeds.

Waterplace Park and Providence skyline, Rhode Island.

America's Most Expensive Cities

By Katrina Brown Hunt

Top-tier hotels, luxury shopping, and $15 mojitos sure add up in the priciest towns in the U.S.

Selfridges department store in the Bull Ring Birmingham after dark.

World's Strangest Buildings

By Karrie Jacobs

These odd, eye-popping structures—in England, China, and elsewhere—are worth a detour.

Deering Oak Park Farmers' Market in Portland, Maine.

America's Best Farmers' Markets

By Sarah Gold

Big buildings and heavy traffic don’t preclude tasting regional produce, supporting small farms, and eating like a local.

Encounter Restaurant in Los Angeles, California.

Best and Worst Airports to Find a Date

By Amanda Pressner

From New York’s JFK to Amsterdam’s Schiphol, airports that offer the best odds for snagging a date—or staying terminally single.

Gotemba Premium Outlets in Japan.

World's Top Outlet Stores

By Mark Ellwood

Looking to score a deal? From Maine to Japan, these discount outlets are worth traveling for.

Capitol Reef National Park in Utah.

America's Most Underrated National Parks

By Reid Bramblett

Go into the wild and discover coral reefs, hanging glaciers, and acres of untouched backcountry.

Socotra, Yemen

World's Strangest Places

By Adam McCulloch

Floating mountains, bleeding glaciers, and cities built atop the sea are just a few of the world’s weirdest destinations.

Royal Canadian Pacific Train cabins

World's Fanciest Sleeper Cars

By Rob Jordan

From Moscow to Paris, take a tour of the most luxurious sleeper cars around the world.

MARCH 2010
19,040, Total man-hours required each week of the ship’s housekeeping staff, pictured here above the Boardwalk neighborhood, to clean all 2,706 staterooms and 689,000 square feet of public areas.

The Biggest Cruise Ship Ever

By Peter Jon Lindberg

What does it take to create the largest cruise ship in history? T+L navigates the Oasis of the Seas.

Portrait of female doctor at nurse's station

Handling Medical Emergencies Abroad

By Mark Orwoll

You can’t plan for the unexpected, but you can be prepared. Learn what health precautions to take before you leave home, and what to do if illness or injury lays you low overseas.

Riding on horseback with Austin-Lehman Adventures.

World's Top Adventure Trips

By Jeff Wise

T+L has surveyed the field to create the ultimate directory of adventure trips around the globe, each listed with a top outfitter.

New Orleans, USA, AFC

America's Best Cities for Singles 2010

By Katrina Brown Hunt

What makes a good singles scene? Sometimes it’s charming locals—or just a whole lot of bars. Here’s where to go for both.

Wooden boardwalks connecting the treatment rooms 
at Manchebo Beach Resort & Spa, in Aruba.

Best Affordable Beach Resorts 2010

By Clark Mitchell

There’s nothing like a little sand between your toes. These seaside resorts—all $250 or less per day—promise sun and the simple life.

helicopter landing on a skyscraper in dubai

Wackiest Cruise Shore Excursions

By Fran Golden

Forget the motor coach tour—these outrageous excursions will rock your boat.

Semmering railway, on of the World's Most Beautiful Railroads.

World's Most Scenic Train Rides

By Claire Berlinski

Travel the old-fashioned way for a front-row seat to the world’s most beautiful landscapes. All aboard!

Acadia National Park in Bar Harbor, Maine.

America's Best Family Getaways

By Travel + Leisure Staff

15 Can’t-Miss Adventures, from Sea to Shining Sea

JBL/Roxy Reference 430 headphones, $70 (jbl.com).

T+L Top Family Gear

By Travel + Leisure Staff

Whether it’s a road trip, hike, or beach getaway, these 14 items will help you make the most of your family retreat.

Queenstown, New Zealand.

World's Prettiest Mountain Towns

By Lyndsey Matthews

In these small communities, the hills are alive with enchanting views and plenty of activity.

Great White Shark (Carcharodon carcharias) at surface with open mouth, Neptune Islands, Australia. Digitally enhanced.

Worst Places for Animal Attacks

By Adam H. Graham

From sharks to polar bears, animals can strike at any moment. Here’s where they’re most threatening.

Tremola in Switzerland.

World's Craziest Roads

By James Jung

Buckle Up: From Italy to Bolivia, these 11 wild rides aren't for the faint of heart.

Thermae Bath Spa in Bath, England.

World's Coolest Hot Springs

By Donna Heiderstadt

Sometimes surreal, always sublime, and occasionally stinky, these 10 steaming pools of wellness are worth a dip.

Stratified rock formations at the Amangiri, Adrian Zech, in Utah.

Great Luxury Adventure Hotels

By Shane Mitchell

More luxury hotels are opening in remote locations and catering to travelers in search of adventure.

Passengers lining up at gate.

How to Get the Best Seat in Coach

By Mark Orwoll

As airlines begin charging for seat selection, T+L explains how to get the one you want without paying the price.

Gondolas along the Canal in Venice, Italy.

World's Top Waterfront Cities

By Ann Shields

“On the waterfront” in these cities means vibrant markets, spontaneous performances, and happening social scenes.

Merv Griffin estate, Palm Springs, CA

Where to Rent Celebrity Homes

By Jeryl Brunner

Why rent any old villa when you could be staying in Mick Jagger’s?

San Diego

America's Most Romantic Cities

By Adrien Glover

From New York to San Francisco, the best U.S. cities to fall in love in—or rekindle romance.


World's Scariest Taxi Rides

By Katrina Brown Hunt

Breakneck rides through traffic, self-destructing vehicles, even drivers-turned-kidnappers. And they all still want a tip, too.

“The spa at the Mondrian in South 
Beach is a surprisingly whimsical environment, it’s fun, happy, and bright.” 
—Holly Hotchner

T+L Design Awards 2010

By Luke Barr

Design and architecture shape every facet of the travel experience, from hotels and museums to train stations, restaurants, and luggage.

Sheremetyevo, Moscow, Russia

World's Ugliest Airports

By Karrie Jacobs

Flying through these airports? Don’t bother looking around.


America's Safest Cities

By Joshua Pramis

From Charleston to San Diego, find out where T+L readers feel most secure.

Queen Mary 2, Cunard Cruises.

World's Greatest Romantic Cruises

By Fran Golden

Sail off into the sunset and find love on the high seas.

Crystal Serenity Cruise.

How to Get a Cruise Deal

By Sherri Eisenberg

Planning a cruise? Bargains abound these days—here’s how to find them.

Oceania Marina 800/531-5658; oceaniacruises.com; prices not yet released

11 Brand New Cruise Ships

By Lisa Cheng

T+L spotlights 11 of the latest ships to hit the water.

A keychain with a 2008 Beijing Olympics mascot imprinted on it and a live goldfish inside.

World's Strangest Olympic Souvenirs

By Charlotte Savino

From food pins to wedding dresses, these odd mementos take the gold.

Bird's nest soup with straight ladybell root.

World's Strangest Aphrodisiacs

By Nicole Alper

Poisonous snakes, roasted ants…oh, the things we consume for love.

San Blas, Panama

50 Best Romantic Getaways

By Travel + Leisure Staff

Rediscover romance this year by stealing away to one of these hot spots.

Mount Kilimanjaro, Tanzania.

Best Midlife-Crisis Trips

By Alyssa Giacobbe

Forget the Ferrari: travel can transform your life. Here are 10 trips to make it happen.

Exterior of rooms overlooking the lawn.

Top Travel Trends of 2010

By Shane Mitchell

From underground supper clubs to virtual reality “trips,” the new year promises exciting and innovative discoveries for the traveler.

Family Vacation

Best Trip-Planning Tips

By Andrea Bennett

Don’t book that dream trip until you’ve read our can’t-miss tips on planning your getaway.

Chicago, USA,AFC

America's Fittest Cities

By Adrien Glover

Where to find the hard-bodies—and couch potatoes.

Terminal 3 Beijing International Airport.

World's Most Beautiful Airports

By Karrie Jacobs

Flight delays are less painful inside a gorgeous, well-designed airport.

Jack's Camp in Kalahari Desert, Botswana.

World's Top 50 Hotels

By Sarah Kantrowitz

Luxury and value can coexist, as Travel + Leisure learns in our ranking of the world’s best hotels.

Fried Fish Balls.

World's Strangest Movie Theater Snacks

By Mark Ellwood

Forget popcorn—try these authentic treats from around the globe.


Most Sinful New Year's Eve Getaways

By Valaer Murray

The best spots to indulge in gluttony, greed, and the other deadly sins this New Year’s (and how to atone).

Famous Joe's, NYC

America's Best Pizza

By Shane Mitchell

From traditional New York pizza parlors to next-generation California pies, the best slices in America.

Handful of Roubles Ruble Russia Currency Fistful.

World's Worst Travel Scams

By Mark Orwoll

Outsmart the con artists when you travel—and avoid getting ripped off.


Best New Travel Gadgets

By Adam Baer

Turbo-charge any trip with the hottest new high-tech gizmos.

Eden Rock Hotel

Celebrities' Secret Winter Vacation Spots

By Jeryl Brunner

Here’s where to find Brad and Angelina, Jay-Z and Beyoncé, Jerry Seinfeld, Fergie, and other A-list celebrities in the wintertime.


America's Friendliest People

By Adrien Glover

In a new city, a smile can go a long way.

Fairmont Le Chateau Montebello in Quebec.

Best Winter Lodges

By Adrien Glover

Across the U.S. and Canada, classic winter lodges that make for luxurious, snowy escapes from the 21st century.

Limited-edition stainless-steel Vancouver watch for the 2010 Winter Olympics, Omega, $3,800.

Best Travel Gifts 2009

By Catesby Holmes

Use the Travel + Leisure holiday gift guide to find the perfect presents for travelers.

Kite Skiing.

America's Wildest Winter Adventures

By Stephen Regenold

From Colorado to Maine, 10 extreme winter sports that any adventurer can tackle.

Endangered Animal Safaris, Rwanda

Best Endangered Animal Safaris

By Douglas Rogers

Go now to see tigers, pandas, and other threatened species in the wild—here’s how.

Great Barrier Reef

Fastest Disappearing Natural Wonders

By Adam McCulloch

How to see 10 of the world’s most gorgeous endangered places before it’s too late.

money in briefcase

Hotels' Strangest Forgotten Items

By Charlotte Savino

False teeth, weird costumes, bags of drugs…these are just a few of the mislaid possessions hotel staffers have discovered left behind.

Palacio Duhau-Park Hyatt

World's Best Business Hotels 2009

By Clare O&#x27;Shea

These top hotels combine service, technology, and comfort—everything that today’s business traveler needs on the road.

Spoonriver in Minneapolis, Minnesota.

25 American Hot Spots

By Bruce Schoenfeld

From inventive restaurants to chic hotels, T+L chronicles a burgeoning of homegrown innovations across the heart of the country and beyond.


Secrets of the Vegas Strip (Mall)

By Andrea Bennett

Some of Sin City’s best restaurants aren’t in hotels.


Holiday Travel 101

By Brad Tuttle

Expert tips on how to beat the crowds, save money, and travel smart this season.


World's Greatest Flea Markets

By Lynn Yaeger

Antique treasures abound from Barcelona to Brimfield, MA.


America's Smartest People

By Adrien Glover

Find out which U.S. city has the most intelligent people—and the least.

Dentist, Teeth

World's Strangest Airport Attractions

By Adrien Glover

From teeth cleaning to “4-D” movies, fliers are finding unusual ways to make the most of their layovers.


Top Tips for Buying Travel Insurance

By Katrina Brown Hunt

Will the extra cost mean a refund if you encounter swine flu or a hurricane? That depends….


Best & Worst Airlines for Lost Luggage 2009

By Sarah Gold

Worried about your luggage being mishandled or going MIA during plane travel? Choosing the right carrier can cut the risks.

Hill tribe children near Sapa.

15 Life-Changing Trips

By Travelandleisure.com Staff

From volunteering in South America to getting inside Southeast Asian culture, 15 transformative vacations to take now.

Anna Kendrick, Jason Reitman and Vera Farmiga at the Up In The Air movie premiere in New York

Party Pictures: Up in the Air

By Travelandleisure.com Staff

Photos from the screening and after-party for George Clooney’s new movie, Up in the Air, hosted by T+L and Executive Travel Magazine.

The pool 
at Bravo Beach Hotel, in Vieques, Puerto Rico.

Best Affordable Caribbean Hotels

By Travelandleisure.com Staff

Smart, stylish places to stay from Jamaica to Curaçao for less than $250 a night. Plus, money-saving tips for exploring the islands.

Metro Center Station in Washington D.C.

World's Most Beautiful Subway Stations

By Adam McCulloch

Paris has some. So does Washington, D.C. But gorgeous subway stations aren’t always in the spots you’d expect.

Dolphin Discover Program (Indies Club) at the Hawks Cay Resort in Duck Key, Florida.

Best Hotel Kids' Programs

By Lee Magill

From skiing near Vancouver to snorkeling in Florida, these North American hotels offer great child-friendly activities.


Worst Medical Tourism Disasters

By Adam H. Graham

Traveling overseas for medical procedures is a growing industry—but is the cost savings worth the risk?

Abandoned Amusement Park in Fuji Five Lakes, Japan.

World's Eeriest Abandoned Places

By Adam H. Graham

Sunken villages, derelict amusement parks, and vacant mental hospitals are just a few abandoned places with creepy appeal.

Basil’s Bar Mustique, St. Vincent and The Grenadines

Top Caribbean Beach Bars

By Karen Schaler

Soak up the sun and surf while sipping on a cold cocktail at one of these sandy spots.

Cook Islands, South Pacific

World's Sexiest Affordable Destinations

20 hot spots—from Malaysia to Martinique—that fuse style, authenticity, and affordability.

Wild Mushrooms.

World's Most Dangerous Foods

By Katrina Brown Hunt

Is the infamous fugu, a throat-choking octopi, or a maggot-filled cheese the riskiest thing you can eat abroad?


World's Coolest Factory Tours

By Jane Levere

Get onto the factory floors and see how Tabasco, champagne, and motorcycles are made.


World's Wildest Bungee Jumping Spots

By Joshua Pramis

From Victoria Falls to Pucón, Chile, the world’s wildest bungee action.

Princess Juliana International Airport

World's Scariest Runways

By Farhad Heydari

Nail-biting landings and harrowing takeoffs—buckle up when you fly into these airports.

Outeniqua Choo-Tjoe in South Africa.

World's Scariest Train Rides

By Kathryn O&#x27;Shea-Evans

Steep climbs, creaky trestles, and cliff-hugging curves are part of the ride on these rail routes.

The Versailles Palace.

T+L's Best Travel Photography Tips 2009

By Whitney Lawson

Our photo editors’ advice on the best cameras for taking travel photos—and how to get that winning shot.

Bohemian Hall & Beer Garden in Brooklyn, New York.

World's Top Beer Gardens

By Charlotte Savino

Germany may have started the trend, but travelers can now find great beer gardens in destinations like Melbourne and Beijing.

The Portland Building in Portland, Oregon.

World's Ugliest Buildings

By Bunny Wong

Seattle and North Korea are just two destinations that play host to earth’s most unseemly architectural monstrosities.

Genghis Khan statue in Tsonjin Boldog, Mongolia.

World's Strangest Monuments

By Lyndsey Matthews

From a baby-eating sculpture in Switzerland to Mongolia’s giant statue of Genghis Khan, the world’s weirdest monuments display local quirks.

Star power at Great New York Noodletown, a regular pit stop for chefs in Manhattan's Chinatown.

World's Top Late-Night Restaurants

By Niloufar Motamed

Six celebrity chefs dish on their favorite late-night haunts around the globe.

Montage in Laguna Beach California.

World's Best Hotels for Families | 2009

By Kathryn O&#x27;Shea-Evans

The top family-friendly hotels, resorts, and cruises around the globe, as voted on by T+L readers.

Oklahoma Joe's in Kansas City, Illinois.

America's Best BBQ Restaurants

By Matt Lee

The country’s best barbecue joints, from Kansas to North Carolina.

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Best Airport Food

Steak frites at JFK. Classic macarons in Charles de Gaulle. Authentic barbecue in the Austin airport. T+L shares our top pre-flight bites at terminals around the globe.

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6 Best Hotel Breakfasts

By Shane Mitchell

The expertly rendered specialties dished out in the morning at these T+L favorites—from kippers and charcuterie to the perfect omelette or croissant—will start your day off right.

Woman with eyeshades and neck pillow sleeping on an airplane.

Tips for Healthy Travel

By Shane Mitchell

How to combat colds, avoid germs, and steer clear of swine flu.

Smørrebrød from Aamanns.

Top 30 Can't-Miss Meals

By Anya von Bremzen

Destination-defining dishes from Miami to Tokyo.

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Restaurant Tipping Guide

By Mark Orwoll

T+L’s guide to gratuity standards for restaurants around the world.

Celebrity Solstice Wine Tower in Grand Epernay dining room.

Best Cruise Ship Food

By Fran Golden

Celebrity chef–crafted menus, dramatic dining rooms, and exotic ingredients: cruise-ship dining is seeing a wave of improvements.

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 options are few—or rather unsavory. These public-accessible toilets provide sweet relief.

Ricetable in Singapore serves rijsttafel.

Top All-You-Can-Eat-Buffets

By Lisa Cheng

From Las Vegas to Singapore and New York, the best spots to satisfy a big hunger.

Bergdorf Goodman, NYC.

Mad Men Manhattan

By Charlotte Savino

Now in its third season, the critically acclaimed television show Mad Men has inspired a surge of tourism in New York City. Here are the spots to live out your 1960s fantasies.

Twins Day Festival in Twinsburg, Ohio.

World's Strangest Conventions

By Charlotte Savino

From LEGO blocks to UFOs to toilets, the weird pursuits that bring people together.

Sea Kayaking and Killer Whales with Pacific Northwest Expeditions in British Columbia, Canada.

Best Affordable Fall Adventures

By Diane Mehta

Go biking, hiking, and boating among the fall colors—all for a great price.

The Madison Museum of Contemporary Art in Madison, Wisconsin.

America's Coolest College Towns

By C. J. Hughes

From California to Virginia, great university towns with top-notch food, entertainment, and outdoor adventures.

Bear Swamp Orchard in Ashfield, Massachusetts.

America's Best Apple Picking Farms

By Lee Magill

Unique small farms, from Massachusetts to Washington, where apple pickers can take part in the fall harvest.

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 globe on a half shell.


Guide to Hidden Airline Fees

By Sarah Gold

Airlines are now charging for everything. Here’s what to expect on 14 major carriers.


America's Best & Worst Airports 2009

By Travel + Leisure Staff

What are the odds your next flight will be delayed? Depends on what airport you’re flying from.

Cinque Terre in Portland, Maine.

Great Farm-to-Table Restaurants

By Bruce Schoenfeld

A handful of top dining spots are taking the “eating local” concept to the next level by actually growing their own food.


T+L’s Top Travel Tricks 2009

By Mark Orwoll

Looking to spend less on airfare or skip a long check-in line? T+L comes on board with our top travel tips.


America's Best & Worst Airlines

By Travel + Leisure Staff

An airline’s on-time performance can make or break your trip. Here are the best and worst performers for 2009.

Memaloose State Park, Oregon

America's Most Scenic Campgrounds

By Karen Catchpole

These campsites with a view, from Alaska to Florida, are the perfect spots to pitch a tent or park an RV.

World Beard and Moustache Championship in Norway.

World's Craziest Contests

By Jenn Bain

Offbeat competitions can include mustache growing or dachshund racing. From Key West to Finland, here’s where to witness the strangest contests.

Baobab Tree Bar in South Africa.

World's Strangest Bars

By Kelly Lack

These wild watering holes—lodged underwater, built within a tree, or carved of ice—make for memorable happy hours from Scandinavia to Antarctica.

JULY 2009

War Reporters' Top Travel Secrets

By Claire Berlinski

You don’t have to be on the front lines to benefit from these smart travel tips.


The Best iPhone Apps for Travelers

By Jason Cochran

The latest crop of iPhone apps will help you book a flight, find a restaurant—and even light up a dark hotel room.


World's Strangest Ice Cream

By Katrina Brown Hunt

Global ice cream tastes vary from the merely “less sweet” to the terrifying. Scoop of horsemeat ice cream, anyone?


Best July 4th Fireworks

By Lee Magill

Take a seat on Independence Day and crane your neck for America’s most spectacular fireworks displays.


World's Top Biking Cities

By Stephen Regenold

Dedicated lanes for two-wheelers, bicycle-friendly laws, and even free rides mean these spots are paradise for pedalers.


World's Most Spectacular Tasting Rooms

By Adam McCulloch

At these wineries, amazing views and innovative architecture are served alongside the local specialties.


Most Outrageous Hotel Concierge Requests

By Douglas Rogers

From transporting tigers to carpeting beaches, hotel concierges from Miami to Macao have heard it all—and have tried to help.


America's Best Summer Getaways 2009

Whether it’s a weekend getaway or a long road trip, find your perfect summertime spot for enjoying sun, sea, sand, or mountains.


America's Top Summer Activities 2009

By Travelandleisure.com Staff

From free bike rentals to great crab shacks and the hottest arts festivals, T+L’s ultimate guide to summertime fun across America.


Top U.S. Seaside Inns

By Travelandleisure.com Staff

There’s nothing like falling asleep to the sound of the waves after a day by the sea. Whether it’s a Cape Cod hideaway or a cliffside Oregon retreat, T+L brings you our favorite places to stay from coast to coast.

JUNE 2009

10 Best U.S. Shelling Beaches

By Ann Shields

It’s no shell game—T+L marks the spots for the best unburied treasure in the U.S.


Best Hotel Art Collections

By Rima Suqi

Skip the museums and spend the night at one of these art-filled hotels.


World's Top Fast-Food Restaurants

By Adrien Glover

Star chefs are ditching foie gras and foam for tacos and French fries. From Los Angeles to Lyon, here’s where to sample their delicious cheap eats.


Namibia's Top Safari Lodges

By Richard Alleman

Namibia’s wilderness—a land of volcanic mountains and epic dunes—is also the backdrop for a growing number of stylish hideaways.

Soldiers outside of Wana, Pakistan.

The World's Most Dangerous Countries

By Mark Orwoll

Terrorism and civil war haven’t stopped certain countries from promoting tourism and running tours. Is the risk worth the trip?


Stealing Hotel Amenities: Right or Wrong?

By Lynn Yaeger

Ever considered swiping your favorite hotel amenities?T+L examines the fine line between in-room perks and sticky fingers.


It List: 45 Best New Hotels of 2009

T+L picks the hottest new hotels around the globe.

Tourists gather in the Forbidden City, which is now being extensively restored.

Reinventing Beijing

By Michael Z. Wise

Gearing up for next summer’s Olympics, Beijing is a city in transformation, remaking itself for the 21st century at full tilt. Yet even as entire neighborhoods are dismantled and futuristic skyscrapers rise, Michael Z. Wise finds a growing awareness of the value of historical preservation.

MAY 2009

World's Most Spectacular Waterfalls

By Matthew Link

With their lofty heights and stunning power, these falls are worth a special trip.


Best Travel Gadgets of 2009

By Tom Samiljan

Get in gear with the very latest smartphones, laptops, and essential trip accessories.


The Hottest Hotel Rooftop Bars

By Elizabeth Woodson

These new hotel hangouts around the country serve up jaw-dropping views along with inventive cocktails.


The Hottest New Travel Trends

By Mark Orwoll

The future of tourism includes ultra-health-conscious hotels, a surge in river cruises, abundant choices for medical trips—and sky nannies.


Most Over-the-Top Honeymoon Suites

By Emma Sloley

Newlyweds will surely find bliss in these far-flung romantic retreats (though they might be paying back the bills for a lifetime).


Best Baseball Stadium Food

By David LaHuta

At America’s stadiums, Dungeness crab sandwiches, Kansas City ribs, and slow-cooked pork tacos take center field.


Top Inns of England's Lake District

By Alison Tyler

Small inns dot the famous Lake District in England; here are T+L’s top picks.

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50 Best New U.S. Restaurants

By Anya von Bremzen

From Atlanta to Seattle, T+L offers a definitive guide to the country’s top dining experiences—big and small.


Where (and How) to Go Dancing with the Stars

By Abbie Kozolchyk

Lance Bass and Kristi Yamaguchi give T+L some tips on how to samba, waltz, tango, and more when traveling.


World's Strangest Hotel Mini-Bar Items

By Mark Ellwood

From artful hand mirrors to voodoo love dolls and “water libraries,” in-room treats are getting a novel upgrade.

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Tim Gunn's Guide to Packing

By Michael Gross

Project Runway fashion guru Tim Gunn shows how to keep it simple when it comes to packing.


Rome’s Angels & Demons Secrets

By Reid Bramblett

The Eternal City’s iconic sites provide a thrilling backdrop to the blockbuster movie, but they also hold scandals and sordid histories of their own.

APRIL 2009

The World's Most Pristine Forests

By Adam McCulloch

Looking for a deep-woods adventure?Get in touch with nature by trekking into the best-preserved forests on the globe.


Using Twitter for Travel

By Everett Potter

The micro-blogging, social-networking site is full of travel deals, insider tips, news, and useful information.


Europe's Hottest New Artists

What’s the cultural pulse of Europe? From Paris to Milan, we asked five rising stars to tell us how their cities influence their work—and reflect the Continent today.


World's Top Nighttime Adventures

By Stephen Regenold

Some of the world’s coolest outdoor adventures happen after dark, under the stars; out here, sunset is just the beginning of the day.


World's Most Romantic Places to Propose

By Emma Sloley

Looking for the ideal spot to get engaged?These ultra-seductive destinations—from secluded islands to dramatic cityscapes—are sure to win your love.


Best Save-the-Earth Trips

By Sarah Gold

These eco-conscious volunteer vacations help animals, parks, and the planet while giving you an experience of a lifetime.


World's Strangest Laws

By Katrina Brown Hunt

Driving shirtless, drinking juice in public, or just forgetting to flush the loo: Here are 10 odd laws that can get you in trouble around the world.


Weirdest Travel Agent Requests

By Joshua Pramis

From finding rabbi-impersonating Elvis impersonators to arranging air-conditioned camping in the Sahara—here are some of the crazy things travelers ask of travel agents.


Best Breakfasts in Bed

By Diane Mehta

The only thing better than a great breakfast is enjoying it atop a comfy hotel mattress. From California to Paris, here’s where to do breakfast in bed—in style.


Madrid's Street Fashion

By Catesby Holmes

T+L heads to the Spanish capital and asks six stylish Madrileños where to shop and what to do in their city.


2009's Best New Cruise Ships

With a growing list of new ships and itineraries launching, there’s no better time to set sail.


11 Money-Saving European Travel Tips

By Sarah Gold

New air routes, hotels, and booking strategies make European travel almost as cheap as staying home.


22 Affordable European Hotels

By Shane Mitchell

When you think of value-conscious hotels, style and design don’t always come to mind. But these T+L favorites promise both, without breaking the bank.


Europe's Top Family Run Restaurants

By Anya von Bremzen

Our food critic uncovers six authentic family-run restaurants where—believe it or not—Mamma is still calling the shots in the kitchen.


America's Best Retro Escapes

By Charlotte Savino

Drive-ins, amusement parks, and roller rinks: Rediscover classic comforts at these old-time destinations across the U.S.

MARCH 2009

Most Exotic Spa Treatments

By Sandra Ramani

Whether you like your body scrubbed with powdered black pearls, rubbed with hot jade stones, or wrapped in coca leaves, there’s a spa out there for you.


World's Craziest Party Towns

By April Orcutt

Go ahead—get crazy in these 10 festive hot spots around the globe. You won’t be alone.


Best Affordable Beach Resorts 2009

Fashionable beach retreats and bargains aren’t always mutually exclusive. From a sandy retreat in Mexico to a shingled Cape Cod inn, here are our favorites for $250 or less.


World's Greatest Diving Spots

By Stephen Regenold

Pristine coral reefs, kelp forests, and sunken battle ships all make for epic dive destinations from Mexico to the Marshall Islands.


Best Vintage Movie Theaters

By Kathryn O&#x27;Shea-Evans

From Hollywood to Shanghai, the show must go on at these old-time movie theaters.


Top Vacations for the Newly Unemployed

By Claire Berlinski

Don’t let a pink slip stop you from traveling—or learning a new skill. Snorkel for science in the Bahamas, learn to cook in Italy, or join a luxury yacht crew and sail the Caribbean for free.


T+L Design Awards 2009

Design and architecture shape every aspect of the travel experience, from airports and museums to hotels and luggage. For T+L’s fifth annual competition, our esteemed jury chose the very best in 15 categories.


Best Affordable New York City Hotels

By Sarah Gold

Their rooms may be small, but these fresh Big Apple boutique hotels have flair to spare—and the friendly rates will surprise you.


Best Resorts for Family Reunions | T+L Family

By Alison Goran

These one-of-a-kind retreats keep families coming back, year after year.


6 Great Hotel Boutiques

By Gigi Guerra

6 hotel shops from California to India with style to spare.


New Trends in Travel Security

By Barbara Benham

After Mumbai, hotels are rethinking security from top to bottom. Maria Shollenbarger reports on how they’re protecting guests. Plus: The latest on what’s being done in airports and on cruise ships, subways, and trains, and T+L’s tips for a safer trip.


Best Affordable Romantic Hotels

By Diane Mehta

A Tuscan wine estate, a secret Caribbean beach resort, and eight other idyllic retreats for under $250 a night.


Great Volcano Vacations

By Jeanine Barone

Check out the world’s hottest spots for spectacular views and lava-filled adventures.


World's Coolest Buildings

By C. J. Hughes

Being cutting-edge doesn’t always mean scraping the sky. These 10 amazing buildings reflect the current cool in architecture.


World's Wackiest Theme Cruises

By Fran Golden

Chocoholics, Harley riders, and Star Trek fans can all find cruises that float their boats.

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Eating and Drinking in Alsace, France

By Christopher Petkanas

Not quite French, not fully German, the traditional taverns of northeastern France have a vernacular all their own, full of paneling, checked tablecloths, regional wines, and a thousand variations on pork.


Packing Tips From J.Crew's Creative Director

By Clark Mitchell

When she heads for the beach, J.Crew creative director Jenna Lyons keeps it light.


London's Best Retro Spots

By Adrien Glover

Vintage style is back all over town, from old-school candy shops to the speakeasy scene.


Shoulder Season Travel Secrets

By Ann Shields

Looking for great deals, fewer crowds, and near-perfect weather?We give you a calendar of the ideal times to visit some of the world’s top destinations.


7 Great New Spas

By Travelandleisure.com Staff

Fabulous new pampering spas from New York to Paris let you de-stress in style.


50 Best Romantic Getaways

By Travelandleisure.com Staff

From wine-country retreats to Balinese beach idylls, 50 enchanting vacations to swoon over.


India's Most Romantic Places

By Sarah Gold

The subcontinent’s most enchanting spots—from Himalayan mountain retreats and wilderness camps to former maharajahs’ palaces.


Great Affordable City Hotels

By Sarah Gold

Chic boutique lodgings—for under $250 a night—in the world’s most lavish metropolises.


The Caribbean's Hottest New Hotels

By Joshua Pramis

A revitalized hotel scene in the Caribbean is making waves. T+L picks 8 new island retreats.


10 Must-Avoid Spots for Singles on Valentine's Day

By Bunny Wong

From candlelit restaurants to cozy ski lodges, here’s where singles should not be on the most romantic day of the year.


Best Affordable All-Inclusives

By Ann Shields

10 all-inclusive beach resorts that deliver surprising luxury, service, and cuisine at an affordable (and predictable) price.


World's Strangest Candy

By Katrina Brown Hunt

Put down the milk chocolate: When traveling, sample candies made with salt, chili, and mung beans.


Great American Beaches

The best U.S. beaches—from tranquil to clubby, and from terrestrial marvels to watery wonders.


Insider Tips From the T+L 500

By Kathryn O&#x27;Shea-Evans

We asked experts at six of this year’s standout hotels to share their best local secrets.


9 Items Essential for Packing Less

Build your travel uniform with these nine easy pieces.


2009 Travel Trends

By Shane Mitchell

Travel is changing. Here, a look at the trends to expect in the coming year.


In Defense of Tourism

By Peter Jon Lindberg

A destination’s most popular sites got that way for good reason. So why not embrace the masses along with the monuments?


Authentic Tapas in Spain's Rioja Wine Region

By Bruce Schoenfeld

If ever a place embodied the spirit of Spain’s tapas tradition, it’s sleepy Logroño, in the Rioja wine region. Here, a Spanish-style bar crawl to experience the city’s authentic charms.


Your 2009 Travel Horoscope

By Mark Ellwood

Let the stars guide you on a dream trip this year.


World's Strangest Liquors

By Lisa Cheng

From Honolulu to Hanoi, these wines, beers, and liquors let you drink your way into local culture.


9 Money-Saving Travel Tips

By Geraldine Campbell

Affordable travel may not exactly be chic yet, but in a down economy, travelers are looking to cut costs any way they can. Here are our 9 suggestions.


Top Travel Stories of 2008

By Travelandleisure.com Staff

The results are in! Read on for this year’s top-ranked articles, surveys, lists, and travel tips on travelandleisure.com.


World's Worst Travel Disasters

By Rena Gross

Pirates, Hurricanes, In-Air Medical Emergencies: 10 Worst-Case Vacation Scenarios


New York City’s Street Fashion

By Christine Ajudua

When it comes to style, New Yorkers know where to find value.


The World's Top 25 Hotels

By Travelandleisure.com Staff

The very best places to stay around the globe.


Coolest Underground Travel Spots

By Jenn Bain

Go beneath the earth's surface to uncover history and adventure.


Most Romantic Caribbean Sunsets

Ten tropical spots for snuggling up as the sun goes down.


America's Best and Worst Airlines 2008

By Travelandleisure.com Staff

Some airlines still show up when they say they will. Here are the on-time superstars—and the worst offenders.


America's Best and Worst Airports 2008

By Jeff Bailey

On-time departures do still happen—sometimes. Here are the airports to skip—and the ones to use—to avoid delays.

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World's Best Secret Dining Clubs

By Adrien Glover

Underground restaurants, hidden kitchens, and fly-by-night food experiments from Austin to Tokyo.


World's Worst Travel Diseases

By Rich Beattie

What you need to know to stay healthy when you’re traveling.


Copenhagen’s Street Fashion

By Swazi Clarity

T+L takes a ride around bike-friendly Copenhagen, and asks 10 stylish cyclists what gets them in gear.


20 Life-Changing Trips

By Jennifer Welbel

We asked six trailblazing tour operators to map out exclusive T+L itineraries on six continents—and found 14 more ways to travel the world with new eyes.


10 New Eco-Friendly Travel Gadgets

By Scott Steinberg

Biodegradable laptops, solar-powered batteries, cell phones made from recycled materials, and more.


America's Most Mysterious Places

By Adrien Glover

From UFO hotspots on the West Coast to mystifying castles in Florida, weird and wonderful places await.


Travel Like James Bond

By Jimmy Im

007 returns in Quantum of Solace and inspires us (again) to live on the edge...in style.


Hotels Haunted by Celebrities

By Joshua Pramis

From Marilyn Monroe to Janis Joplin, celebrity spirits that have taken up residence in hotels across America.


Best New Green Hotels

By Alice Gordon

Five U.S. properties are proving you don’t have to sacrifice style for sustainability.


10 Great American Public Spaces

By Travelandleisure.com Staff

The most inspiring public spots in the U.S., according to the American Planning Association.


World's Strangest Restaurants

By Nicole Alper

Below the sea, in the air, or on a bed, restaurants are going to extremes to attract attention.


World's Strangest Museums

By Joshua Pramis

Bunnies, bad art, and Burt Reynolds—the world’s strangest museums showcase some of the world’s quirkiest passions.


America's Best Secret Neighborhoods

By Catesby Holmes

From Boston to San Francisco, once-fringe neighborhoods now beckon with cool clubs, groundbreaking restaurants, and secret hot spots.


Do-It-Yourself "Amazing Race" Adventures

By Diane Vadino

Didn’t make the cut for CBS’s “Amazing Race?” No worries. Here’s how to re-create 10 of the show’s adventures on your own.


Delhi's New Beauty

By Peter Jon Lindberg

The capital of India has become the capital of its collective ambition--in fashion, business, government, and more.


Global Art for a Cause

Project Globe: To help support responsible travel, Travel + Leisure called on artists from around the world to create works for a special auction. Here, a look at the project—and the art it inspired.


World’s Top 10 Stargazing Spots

By Andrew Collins

From Costa Rica to Sweden, destinations where the night sky is a major attraction.


10 Places to See Before You’re 10

By Samantha Cleaver

Sites that wow even the hardest-to-impress squirts.


Fall-Friendly Fashion

By Mimi Lombardo

Whether you’re going on a foliage tour or just taking a drive around town, hit the road in these smart, dapper pieces.


Fall Inn

By Rich Beattie

Hotels with Amazing Fall Color Views


Easy Fall Weekend Getaways

From a classic mountain retreat in the Adirondacks to an emerging wine region in the Pacific Northwest, these laid-back escapes promise relaxation and the pleasures of fall.


India's Best Wildlife Safaris

By Dan Oko

Whether you prefer luxury tent camps or Himalayan home stays, India’s wildlife reigns supreme with elephants, tigers, and birds in flight.


World's Strangest Spa Treatments

By Karen Catchpole

Space-age light capsules, sake baths, and flesh-nibbling fish: today’s health and beauty services are wackier than ever.


10 Unexpected U.S. Wine Trails

By Alix Strauss

Fine wines are flourishing from Ohio to New Mexico.


Do-It-Yourself Digs

By Stephen Regenold

Don’t just watch Indiana Jones and the History Channel—anyone (including kids!) can get out there and unearth a treasure of their own.


World's Scariest Roads

From Bolivia to Siberia, roads that weren’t made for a leisurely Sunday drive.


Amazing Bridges of the World

By Jennifer Bain

From a bridge that connects two continents to one that inspires eternal love, 10 structures that guarantee a memorable journey.


Do-It-Yourself Olympics

By Damon Tabor

Play in the same places where Olympic athletes made history.


Fly Free: Frequent-Flier Miles Secrets

By Andrea Bennett

T+L’s tips on the best ways to earn—and spend—your frequent-flier miles.

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China’s Hotel Boom: Where to Stay Now

Name a hotel group, and chances are it has big plans for China (this year alone will see over 330 openings). Here, our hit list of the top entrants.


Perfect Hotels for the Presidential Candidates

By Charles Runnette

For McCain and Obama, not all hotels are created equal. Here’s where they should stay.


10 River Cruises to Remember

By Fran Golden

From cozy canal barges in France to five-star floating hotels in China, river cruising is more popular than ever.

JULY 2008

10 Great Waterside Restaurants

Memorable dining spots with amazing water views; from Maryland crab shacks to elegant bluff-side restaurants in California.


20 Perfect Summer Getaways

By April Orcutt

Save or splurge on these great road trip ideas from 10 U.S. cities.


World's Best Free Stuff

By Jeryl Brunner

From ski lift tickets to hotels, T+L’s list of things you’ll never have to pay for again.


World’s Worst Cultural Mistakes

By Sallie Brady

Don’t let blowing your nose or sipping your vodka land you in hot water when you travel.


World's Most Unusual Hotels 2008

By Farhad Heydari

Sewer pipes, igloos, dinner with giraffes: hotels are pushing the envelope like never before.


25 Great American Adventures

Classic hikes and rip-roaring rafting: 25 spots to find true American adventures.


11 Car-Rental Cost-Cutting Secrets

By Jennifer Flowers

Don’t let expensive gas get in the way of your rental-car road trip.


Tel Aviv Modern

By Michael Z. Wise

An influx of wealth, progressive culture, and world-class cuisine is reshaping this resilient Mediterranean metropolis. Michael Z. Wise reports.


Bangkok Nights

By Gary Shteyngart

Summer heat, red curry, and disco balls: Gary Shteyngart finds the white-hot center of Thailand’s booming capital city.


Unexpected New Jersey

By Matt Lee

Prepare to be surprised: Matt Lee and Ted Lee discover the joys of the mid-Atlantic’s underdog state, from Cape May to Asbury Park.


Exploring Hidden French Islands

By Christopher Petkanas

In the waters off France, Christopher Petkanas explores four tranquil islands where the coastlines are rugged, the villages are charming, and the subtle pleasures of daily life still matter.

JUNE 2008

World's Best Hotels for Celeb-Spotting

By Joshua Pramis

Ten places where dreams of catching a glimpse of your favorite star can come true.


10 Best Cruises for Families

By Fran Golden

A cruise-lover’s guide to the latest family programs, hottest onboard features, insider ship tips, and summer cruise deals.


World's Strangest Festivals

By Jennifer Bain

Want to understand a culture better?Just attend one of its celebrations.


California Hotels: Casual Elegance

By Oliver Schwaner-Albright

The Golden State is home to some of the most blissfully laid-back hotels in the country. To find some quintessential examples of this barefoot brand of luxury, Oliver Schwaner-Albright checks into—and checks out—six properties that deliver effortless hospitality, the intimacy of bungalows, and the lure of wide-open spaces.


Keys to the Carlyle

A peek inside this exclusive New York address—and what to bring to dress the part.


It List 2008: The Top 30 New Hotels in the World

A good hotel is a place to rest your head; a great hotel has the power to transform the travel landscape.


10 Scariest Thrill Rides on the Planet

By Charles Runnette

Hold on tight for the most spine-tingling, hair-raising roller coasters, free falls, and 4-D rides, from New England to Japan.


Best New Budget Hotels

By Andrea Bennett

Affordable brands are putting their own spin on savings. Andrea Bennett finds out if less is really more.


World's Strangest Animals

By Sarah Gold

The weird world of narwals, nudibranchs, and aye-ayes—and how to see these creatures in the wild.


Bollywood Star Guide to Mumbai

By Kaveri S. Marathe

A huge film industry with super-rich celebrities. Trendy restaurants and swanky clubs. Welcome to the new Mumbai.

MAY 2008

12 Affordable Private Island Resorts

By April Orcutt

Exclusive tropical getaways for as little as $100 a night.


Top Spots for Cheap Luxury Hotels

By Katrina Brown Hunt

Five-star oceanfront rooms for $129 a night?Luxury Hawaii for $79 a night?These can be yours with a secondhand timeshare (yes, timeshare).


World's Best Treehouse Hotels

By Damon Tabor

10 lofty adventures, from beautiful beachfronts to remote rainforests.


Sailing to Sardinia

By Devin Friedman

The Costa Smeralda is legendarily beautiful and exclusive, but sail along the coast or drive inland a stretch—away from the glitz and glamour and 300-foot mega-yachts—and you can find semi-deserted beaches and villages that time forgot.


Reinventing Vienna

By Michael Gross

Layered with history—from Hapsburg splendor to Art Nouveau—Vienna looks to the future, remaking itself as the center of a dynamic and expanding Europe.


13 Affordable Trips to Europe

By Reid Bramblett

How to beat the exchange rate and get your European travel fix this summer.


World’s Cleanest Air

By Adam McCulloch

Where can you go to breathe easier? It may not be where you think.


Summer in Europe: Where to Go and What to Wear

By Catesby Holmes

Looking to make a splash this summer? Here, what to wear (and where to go) in three of Europe’s most glamorous coastal towns, Portofino, Île de Ré, and Ibiza.


Enjoying Traditional San Sebastián

By Luke Barr

In the coastal town of San Sebastián—a resort for Spanish royals in the 19th century, now ruled by kings and queens of the new Basque cuisine—Luke Barr takes in stylish hotels, extravagant tasting menus, and the essential pleasures of real tradition.


Classic Foods of Provence

By Christopher Petkanas

Can a culinary landscape endure eight decades of change? Guided by an extraordinary 1929 map of France’s regional specialties, Christopher Petkanas uncovers a dozen Provençal dishes that have stood the test of time.

APRIL 2008

10 Amazing Affordable Safaris

By Douglas Rogers

Safaris and safari lodges have gone way upscale, with prices to match. Here are 10 strategies to cut the cost and still get the lion’s share of game-viewing.


10 Best City Beaches in the World

By April Orcutt

How to have it all—sun, sand, and sophistication—from Miami to Cape Town.


Great Botanical Gardens of the World

By Abbie Kozolchyk

In cities, seaside towns, and tropical islands around the world, horticultural oases are flourishing.


San Francisco’s Eco-Evolution

By Karrie Jacobs

San Francisco is green, clean, and organic—the architecture is high-tech and eco-friendly, and the food is excruciatingly fresh and local. Is this the world’s first true 21st-century city?


10 Best Things About Bombay

By Peter Jon Lindberg


Magic Mountains of Montenegro

By Charles Maclean

Exploring the dramatic coastline and soaring peaks of Montenegro, Charles Maclean uncovers one of Europe’s best-kept secrets— treacherous roads and all.


Tracing the Roots of Rajasthani Music

By Alex Shoumatoff

Tracing the interconnected origins of world music—from flamenco to the blues—Alex Shoumatoff travels to India in search of the Gypsy music of Rajasthan.


Culinary Delight in Ireland

By Matt Lee

In search of the Emerald Isle’s best food, Matt Lee and Ted Lee head to County Cork, where artisanal cheesemakers, authentic pubs, and briny oysters await.


Cartagena, a Hidden Retreat

By Oliver Schwaner-Albright

Take a dash of faded colonial grandeur, then add a dose of sultry nightlife and an influx of cosmopolitan travelers seeking the next great Caribbean hot spot. Oliver Schwaner-Albright sets his sights on an emerging Colombian getaway that delivers all this and more.


Barcelona Insider’s Guide

By Anya von Bremzen

Barcelona is Europe at its most dynamic and compelling, full of boundary-pushing food, art, and style, but grounded in centuries of culture. Where to begin?Here, our all-in-one guide to Catalonia’s seaside capital.


Travel Secrets | 2008

How to get a free massage, save money on car rentals, and score more legroom on your next flight. It’s all in our second annual roundup of insider travel advice.


9 Top Meditation Retreats

By Sarah Gold

Oases around the world for making an inner journey


Top Travel Myths | 2008

A fair amount of travel advice is just plain wrong. Here are a dozen popular—yet unfounded—travel "truisms," and the real stories behind them.

MARCH 2008

Himalayan Beauty in Sikkim

By Kiran Desai

In India’s far north— the core of her novel The Inheritance of Loss—Kiran Desai reflects on the beauty, violence, and spirituality of a misty Himalayan realm, where nature ultimately dwarfs all human concerns.


Natural Splendor on Cumberland Island

By Guy Trebay

A short ferry ride from the crowded mainland, Georgia’s Cumberland Island is a land unto itself: 17 1/2 miles of pristine woodland, marsh, and beaches, dotted with the occasional historic building or ruin. In a setting with more wildlife than people, Guy Trebay finds excellent ways to do plenty of nothing.


27 Affordable Beach Resorts

From Hawaii ($98 a night) to Italy ($183 a night), 27 perfect sandy escapes that won’t break the bank.


World’s Most Amazing Airport Lounges

By Jane Levere

A new generation of airport lounges is taking the layover over the top.


World's Quirkiest Adult Camps

By Jeryl Brunner

Learn to hunt ghosts or spar like a gladiator. Who says camps are just for kids?


World's Most Remote Hotels

By Jeryl Brunner

Hard-to-reach spots that are well worth the schlep


Cozy Inns of New England

By Adrien Glover

Historic homes, snow-dusted pines, and roaring wood fires—winter is the ideal time of year to snuggle in for the weekend.


World's Strangest Souvenirs

By Katrina Brown Hunt

Mementos that deftly walk the line between wacky and wonderful.


The Best U.S. Hotels

America’s best hotels, as chosen by the readers of Travel + Leisure.


No-Hangover St. Patrick’s Day

By Katrina Brown Hunt

Tired of parades and green beer?Here are 10 great alternative ways to celebrate St. Patrick’s Day.


T+L Design Awards 2008

By Laura Begley Bloom

Architecture and design shape every aspect of the travel experience, from hotels and museums to restaurants and luggage. For T+L’s fourth annual competition our illustrious jury chose the best of the year in 15 categories.


Bordeaux’s Wine Growing Renaissance

By Alexandra Marshall

How does France’s oldest—and most iconic—wine-growing region go about reinventing itself?Alexandra Marshall meets the next generation of hoteliers, chefs, and winemakers behind this unexpected renaissance.


Your Next Spring Break

By Sharlene Breakey

15 family-friendly spring break options for every kind of traveling clan.


Off-Season Beach Bargains

By Ann Shields

If you can abide less-than-tropical temperatures, you can have these beaches—and some great deals—all to yourself.


Chef Couples' Most Romantic Meals

By Sarah Gold

America’s top culinary duos weigh in on their most memorable meals


Best Romantic Hotels in the U.S.

By Travelandleisure.com Staff


The Temples of Tamil Nadu

By Guy Trebay

A profusion of religious architecture spreads over an ancient agrarian landscape in Tamil Nadu, the deep south of India. Guy Trebay takes it in.


Dream Trips | 2008

By Clark Mitchell

Whether it’s driving through AndalusIa or sailing the waters of the British Virgin Islands, T+L offers romantic itineraries and ideas guaranteed to help you get away from it all.


Tasmania’s Gourmet Paradise

By Stephen Metcalf

The cleanest air and water on the planet, miraculously varied landscapes, a highly sophisticated local food and wine culture: the Australian island of Tasmania, Stephen Metcalf finds, is a thriving gourmet paradise.


Mountain Magic in Central Vermont

By Shane Mitchell

The snow-covered mountains of central Vermont provide Shane Mitchell with opportunities to enjoy the state’s cold-weather comforts and outdoor pursuits.


Kiev: A City in Transition

By Brett Forrest

In the wake of the Orange Revolution, Ukraine’s capital is embracing Western ways—and investment dollars. Brett Forrest discovers a city in transition, with a burgeoning nightlife and an anything-goes mentality.


The High Life: St. Moritz

By Luke Barr

St. Moritz was Switzerland’s glitziest resort before glitzy was even a word. Now the most exclusive of European mountain towns is feeling the onslaught of globalization. Is that all bad? Luke Barr returns to his former homeland to find out.


Puerto Rico, Beyond San Juan

By Jeff Wise

Leaving the bustle of San Juan behind, Jeff Wise searches for the island’s solitary pleasures in Rincón, Mayagüez, and along the Ruta Panorámica.


Colorado Skiing: The Big Mountains

By Everett Potter

Planning a Colorado ski trip?Bring your boots—and this guide.


Madagascar: A Safari Tour

By Andrew Solomon

Andrew Solomon takes in shockingly beautiful coastlines and landscapes, all teeming with friendly lemurs, colorful chameleons, and other exotic discoveries.


Travel Predictions for 2008

By Travelandleisure.com Staff

Small plates, big ideas, and the next hot new destination


Amazing Arrivals

By David Kaufman


The Best Hotels in India 2008

By Sarah Gold

During the past few decades, many of India's most splendid palaces have been converted to hotels and now, the lavish quarters and exquisite service once enjoyed by Indian kings are being savored by visitors.


Best Places to Stretch a Weak Dollar

By Katrina Brown Hunt

The dollar may be down, but it’s not out. Here’s where—and how—to make the most of yours.


Phnom Penh Now

By Ian Buruma

After the horrors of the Khmer Rouge, a nation and its people respectfully move on. Ian Buruma finds new stories and ancient beauty in the city and beyond.


Christmas in London

By Alice Gordon

England for the holidays sounded like the perfect idea—good friends, London shopping, and crackling fires at a Cotswolds inn. But, as Alice Gordon discovers, things have a way of not going exactly according to plan.


Orlando Do's and Don'ts | T+L Family

By Jason Cochran

How to take on the town—and avoid the mousetraps?A Disney World guidebook author offers his essential advice.


10 Best Cruise Lines for "Noncruisers"

By Fran Golden

Small ships afford flexibility, access to hidden ports, and surprising levels of luxury.


The Tipping Point

By Everett Potter

How much do you tip a Paris waiter?Or a Tokyo cabbie?Don’t globetrot without this handy guide.


5 Best Ways to Explore Valle de Bravo, Mexico

By Jeff Spurrier

This colonial mountain town, 90 miles from Mexico City, is the ideal weekend getaway for idlers and adventurers alike.


Smart City Guide: Miami

By Tom Austin

With its inimitable mix of early-20th-century glamour, high-octane nightlife, Latin culture, and contemporary art, there is no place quite like Miami. Here, our all-in-one guide to the city.


Rebuilding New Orleans

By Peter Jon Lindberg

Two years after the worst natural disaster in American history, New Orleans is looking forward—to a boldly reimagined riverfront, a reenergized restaurant scene, and a new role in the national imagination. As the Big Easy continues its uneasy recovery, Peter Jon Lindberg asks, What is it like to be there now?


Our 20 Favorite Green Hotels, 2007

By Yolanda Crous

Looking for the ultimate green hotel, but finding it hard to separate the wheat from the chaff?


Fantasy Sports Camps

By Farhad Heydari

Why watch when you can play ball with your idol?


Going Green in America's Cities

By Keith Rockmael

10 itineraries for the eco-urban traveler.


Our Photo Sweepstakes Winners

Last month, five lucky winners were drawn from the pool of entrants who submitted their travel photos-and photography tips to T+L’s Photo Sweepstakes.


A Tapas Tour of Spain

By Anya von Bremzen

In search of classic flavors, unhurried conversations, and cuisine that welcomes the new while celebrating the old?A visit to the crowded tapas bars of Spain will show you how these small plates define—and preserve—the Iberian way of life.

Apple iPhone

Tips for Using Cell Phones Overseas

By Andrea Bennett

Phoning home from abroad? Read this first.


Global Vision Awards 2007

A British airline maverick. Dance conservators in Bhutan. The Masai owners of a Kenyan safari lodge.


40 Trips To Change Your World

Whether it’s building houses in Jordan or meeting the feathered residents of Antarctica’s Penguin Island, these dream journeys are guaranteed to make a difference in your life, and the lives of those you help along the way.


Handicraft Traditions in India and Kenya

By Shane Mitchell

Traveling to Kenya and India, Shane Mitchell visits four collectives that are keeping handicraft traditions alive—and entire cultures thriving—while offering new opportunities to the women who belong to them


The New Costa Rica

By Julian Rubinstein

In the country that more or less invented eco-travel, you’ll find lush jungles, enormous turtles, untouched beaches—and rapidly expanding luxury-resort developments.


Vegas's Nostalgic Destinations

By Mark Van de Walle

When the world was haunted by atomic dreams, Las Vegas regularly saw mushroom clouds on the horizon. So it made them part of the show. Now an atomic museum and the desert itself spotlight an era's sobering kitsch.


Moscow's Moment

By Valerie Stivers-Isakova

Valerie Stivers-Isakovia looks beyond the armored cars and gilded excess–and finds Russia's capital in the midst of a burgeoning cultural revolution.


North Africa’s New Horizons

By Richard Alleman

Amid the winding medinas, ancient ruins, and vast white sands of Tunisia, Richard Alleman uncovers five stylish hotels where authentic experiences and a taste of the exotic are guaranteed.


The Pleasures of Italy

From Milan to Rome, from Florence to Naples, Gini Alhadeff profiles style insiders who effortlessly embody la dolce vita—something she knows a little about herself—and asks them to reveal a few of their favorite local restaurants, shops, and more.


Exploring Mexico’s Pacific Coast

By Christopher Petkanas

Chic hotels?Check. Pristine, jungle-lined beaches?Check. Great shopping, yoga, and mouth-watering fish tacos?Claro que sí. Explore the next great beach towns along Mexico's Pacific coast.


How the Arts Are Transforming Dallas

By Tom Austin

It's still the urban embodiment of Lone Star swagger and style, but as Dallas entertains more and more international ambitions, will it continue to feel like Texas?


Introducing Aveyron

By Marcelle Clements

Can so much of it be a secret—even from the French?Almost forgotten for centuries, this sparsely populated département in the south of France stretches over a wildly varied landscape of medieval villages, adventurous terrain, and fairy tale–worthy hotels.


Virginia Unbridled

By Matt Lee

Washington, D.C., may be all about political jockeying, but drive some 50 miles south and you'll find yourself in the heart of Virginia's horse (and wine) country.


The Best of South America's Haciendas

By Amy E. Robertson

From the peaks of the Andes to the windswept pampas of Argentina, we reveal 15 of our favorite haciendas and estancias, where you can live the country life—South American style.


Georgia in the Time of Misha

By Melik Kaylan

On the eastern edge of Western Europe, Melik Kaylan finds layers of history, a dashing president called "Misha," and a place alive with optimism and possibility.


Sicily, Old & New

By John Seabrook

In the remote reaches of southern Italy, John Seabrook uncovers some of the country's best—and most inventive— food and wine.


Portland, Oregon’s Indie Scene

By Tom Austin

Portland, Oregon has many sides. Tom Austin favors its idiosyncratic indie scene, where fair-trade cafés and strip clubs draw the same clientele, ethics are in, and music fuels the urban engine.


Globalized Bangalore

By Bruno Maddox

In the heart of India’s Silicon Valley, Bruno Maddox finds a city transformed by globalization, dreaming of the future.


Tokyo’s Cutting Edge

By Lynn Yaeger

Style informs every aspect of life in Japan's capital, so we dispatched our shopping guru, Lynn Yaeger, to map out a definitive guide to the city's one-of-a-kind boutiques, must-have souvenirs, and fashion-forward streets.


Photography 101

By Jennifer V. Cole

For many travelers, snapping pictures is as essential as carrying a passport. Here, six tips from Travel + Leisure photographers that will have you taking great photographs on your next trip. PLUS the best new cameras, hands-on workshops around the globe, and more.


T+L Camera Guide

How do you choose the digital camera that's right for you?T+L's deputy photo editor Whitney Lawson, put nearly 30 models to the test. Below, her picks of the ideal cameras, from the fuss-free ultracompact to the professional-level DSLR. Happy shooting!

JULY 2007

The Expanding Doha, Qatar

By Michael Z. Wise

In Dubai’s glitzy shadow, another oil-rich emirate is quietly reinventing itself at a rapid pace—building lavish museums, libraries, and universities. Is Doha, Qatar, the new cultural capital of the Middle East?


Seeking Santa Fe

By Joan Juliet Buck

Ages old and New Age, rich in art and artsy in attitude, deeply charming and more than a little eccentric, New Mexico’s magnetic colonial city draws all kinds of pilgrims.

JUNE 2007

The It List

T+L Editors’ guide to the best new hotels.


Bermuda’s Hotel Revolution

By Christopher Petkanas

On Bermuda, hotels are opening, old favorites are upgrading, and those rosy sands are beckoning Grab a rum swizzle and let the good times roll.


You Can Sleep Here | T+L Family

By Alison Goran

Jail cells! Concrete wigwams! Fire lookout towers! Presenting a complete guide to our nation’s wackiest places to stay


Motel Chic

By Charles Gandee

From Palm Springs to the Florida Keys, a new generation of design-savvy entrepreneurs are reinventing an American icon—the roadside motel.


Puttin’ on the Ritz

By Christopher Petkanas

How does Paris’s most venerated hotel keep the show going in an age of ‘PDA concierges,’ celebrity entourages, and stiff new competition?Christopher Petkanas reports from behind closed doors.

MAY 2007

Authentic European Dishes

By Anya von Bremzen

From London to Moscow, Anya Von Bremzen tracks down the most authentic dishes across the continent.


Great New Finds: Affordable Europe

By Christopher Petkanas

T+L searched from Stockholm to Seville and came back with 20 hotels that won't break the bank.


Piedmont Wines: A Comparison

By Bruce Schoenfeld

The hilltop vines of Italy’s Langhe region, in the heart of Piedmont, produce some of the most spectacular wines anywhere. Bruce Schoenfeld meets two winemakers with radically different styles who are harvesting the very finest.

APRIL 2007

Russian Riviera

By Valerie Stivers-Isakova

Yes, you read that correctly. In the alluring Black Sea town of Sochi, plutocrats and state officials alike are spending billions to reinvent what was once the Soviet Union’s premier resort.


Driving Wyoming’s North Plains

By Gini Alhadeff

On the road across the majestic high plains of northwestern Wyoming, Gini Alhadeff finds cowboys and Indians, dude ranches and night rodeos, old-fashioned saloons and raucous powwows, a place alive with history—and fate.


São Paulo’s High-Voltage Social Scene

By Alexandra Marshall

In São Paulo—fast-paced, noisy, and popping with creativity—fashion is hot, food makes headlines, and art charges into new territory. Alexandra Marshall plugs in.

MARCH 2007

25 Affordable Beach Resorts 2007

From the Gulf of Mexico to the Gulf of Thailand, we’ve scoured the globe for the perfect coastal getaways. At these 25 idyllic retreats—all under $250 a night in high season—sun, sand, and surf come with plenty of style.


San Miguel de Allende Today

Since the 1930’s, expatriates have moved to San Miguel de Allende to reinvent their lives. But even as the city changes and grows, John Davidson discovers, its spirit prevails.


Mongolia’s Future

By Pankaj Mishra

Emerging from the long shadow of Soviet Communism, Mongolia—with its stark, ravishing landscapes and resurgent Buddhist traditions—is looking west for its future.


Driving: Florida’s New Urbanist Experiments

By Karrie Jacobs

On a road trip across Florida, Karrie Jacobs goes in search of the authentic amid New Urbanist experiments in postmodern nostalgia.


Celebrating Quebec’s 400th Birthday

By Ted Lee

As Quebec City gears up to celebrate its 400th birthday next year, Matt Lee and Ted Lee discover that the party is already well under way.


25 Romantic Trips

By Shane Mitchell

What’s your idea of romance?A seaside drive in northern California, a rendezvous in Paris, a beach getaway in Thailand, or a sail down the Turkish coast?Here, 25 destinations around the globe that are sure to put you in the mood.


Hidden Rome

By Gary Shteyngart

Esquilino and Testaccio may not be the prettiest neighborhoods in Rome, but they’re two of Gary Shteyngart’s favorites—where artists and butchers mingle with immigrants and intellectuals, and everyone eats very, very well.


A to Z Guide to Travel Secrets You Need to Know

From airline ticket booking loopholes to zipping precious travel documents, we’ve uncovered a wealth of money-saving shortcuts and insiders’ insights to help you travel like a pro.


Story of a Classic | The Mandarin Oriental, Hong Kong

By Peter Jon Lindberg

Few hotels have defined a city as much as the Mandarin Oriental has Hong Kong. On the occasion of its reopening, following a $140 million overhaul, Peter Jon Lindberg looks at its inimitable history—and its new incarnation.


Pilgrimage to Russia

By Alex Shoumatoff

In search of family history—and to meet a long-lost, distant cousin—Alex Shoumatoff crosses the country to the ancient city of Novgorod and finds a place of exhilarating beauty and personal resonance.


Brazil’s Untamed Heart

By Gary Shteyngart

Far from glitzy Rio and São Paulo, the city of Salvador, in northeastern Brazil, is the country’s vibrant Afrocentric soul, a place of samba and Yoruban chants, caipirinhas and candomblé.


A Gehry Hotel in Basque Wine Country

By Christopher Petkanas

In Spain’s Basque country, a venerable Rioja wine estate is banking on a superstar architect to raise its profile with a fresh take on the luxury hotel. Christopher Petkanas checks in and drinks up.


Visions of Cairo

By Sean Rocha

The contemporary art scene in Cairo is electric—wired for multimedia, wide awake to questions of Arab identity and political opinion, attracting the interest and money of international collectors, and, casting new light on an ancient city


New York's Top 50 Restaurants

By Anya von Bremzen

With more than 12,000 restaurants to choose from, where are in-the-know New Yorkers eating right now? From the Upper West Side to Chinatown, Anya von Bremzen picks Manhattan's best


Brooklyn Bound

By Peter Jon Lindberg

You can take Manhattan—Peter Jon Lindberg finds attitude, energy, and a refreshing counterpoint to that other borough right in his own backyard.


Patagonia Inside Out

By Frédéric Lagrange

Between treks into the fabled lonesome landscape of southern Chile and Argentina, Nathan Lump takes in four stylish new hotels.


Grand Cayman Glitz

By David Samuels

Will the Cayman Islands—where offshore banking is a way of life and hedge funds prosper—succeed as a newly minted luxury-resort destination?David Samuels examines its unique, expat culture and discovers the answer is, Why not?


Amsterdam by Design

By Guy Trebay

Greetings from Amsterdam, where the locals' innate talent for taking the everyday and making it supercool has ushered in a new golden age of design—and landed the city squarely in the global spotlight


Ian Schrager's Ambitious Gramercy Park Hotel

By Charles Gandee

With his ambitious renovation and redesign of a New York City icon—the Gramercy Park Hotel—Ian Schrager hopes to reinvent the very idea of the dramatically grand urban hotel


Discovering Fiji

By Shane Mitchell

In search of the authentic Fiji, Shane Mitchell crosses the International Date Line and discovers a tropical Eden where dreamers and bare feet are always welcome


Style Insiders Guide to London, Shanghai, and New York

By Horacio Silva

Three top fashion designers open their secret address books to provide the ultimate guides to Shanghai, London & New York


Tokyo's Designs for Shopping

By Luke Barr

On a single street in Tokyo—Omotesando—the world's elite luxury brands have built one dazzling flagship store after another. Luke Barr takes a look at fashion's new architecture.


Exploring Kochi, India

By Tad Friend

Forget everything you think you know about India. This is Kochi, the southern coast's sybaritic retreat. Tad Friend explores lush backwaters, dabbles in local cooking, and expands his mind through the ayurvedic treatment sirodhara.

JULY 2004

Using Frequent-Flier Miles

Thanks to the Web, the ways you can use your frequent-flier miles are changing dramatically. But how can you be sure you're getting your money's worth? 


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