May 2015

By Heather Smith MacIsaac, May 27, 2015
Stay at the just-opened Knickerbocker (doubles from $625, pictured above) to be in Times Square. The 330 cocoon-like guest rooms and standout restaurant from Charlie Palmer are the antidote to the intensity outside. For all of its over-the-top ...
By Heather Smith MacIsaac, May 27, 2015
Stay at the just-opened Knickerbocker (doubles from $625, pictured above) to be in Times Square. The 330 cocoon-like guest rooms and standout restaurant from Charlie Palmer are the antidote to the intensity outside. For all of its over-the-top ...
By Heather Smith MacIsaac, May 27, 2015
Stay at the just-opened Knickerbocker (doubles from $625, pictured above) to be in Times Square. The 330 cocoon-like guest rooms and standout restaurant from Charlie Palmer are the antidote to the intensity outside. For all of its over-the-top ...
By Erika Owen, May 27, 2015
Johnny Depp may face up to 10 years in jail or maximum fines of around $262K for illegally bringing his dogs, Pistol and Boo, with him to Australia to film Pirates of the Caribbean: Dead Men Tell No Tales. Depp landed in the country via private je...
By Caroline Hallemann, May 27, 2015
By Jenna Scatena, May 27, 2015
Flaunting designer labels used be reserved for Louis Vuitton handbags and Chanel perfume. Now it appears to have hopped the fence from fashion to the confectionary arts. After its online debut in 2012, designer candy store Sugarfina quickly gained...
By Erika Owen, May 27, 2015
Earlier this week, Delta proved that there’s one surefire way to win back the hearts of passengers on a delayed flight: free pizza. During heavy rains in Atlanta, a flight due to arrive from Philadelphia made a pit stop in Knoxville, Tennessee to ...
By Lindsey Tramuta, May 27, 2015
Delphine Plisson paced in and out of her new namesake shop, smile beaming, shaking hands with the morning’s first customers while her staff awaited the throngs of curious locals who would descend mid-morning. Plisson had reason to be happy—Maison ...
By Lindsey Tramuta, May 27, 2015
Delphine Plisson paced in and out of her new namesake shop, smile beaming, shaking hands with the morning’s first customers while her staff awaited the throngs of curious locals who would descend mid-morning. Plisson had reason to be happy—Maison ...
By Lindsey Tramuta, May 27, 2015
Delphine Plisson paced in and out of her new namesake shop, smile beaming, shaking hands with the morning’s first customers while her staff awaited the throngs of curious locals who would descend mid-morning. Plisson had reason to be happy—Maison ...
By Lindsey Tramuta, May 27, 2015
Delphine Plisson paced in and out of her new namesake shop, smile beaming, shaking hands with the morning’s first customers while her staff awaited the throngs of curious locals who would descend mid-morning. Plisson had reason to be happy—Maison ...
By Alexandra Marshall, May 27, 2015
Anybody driving along the Périphérique in Paris has known for months that it wasn’t going to end well. After all the talk about the Philharmonie de Paris, Jean Nouvel’s massive symphony hall, finally, in January—two years late and having cost almo...
By Alexandra Marshall, May 27, 2015
Anybody driving along the Périphérique in Paris has known for months that it wasn’t going to end well. After all the talk about the Philharmonie de Paris, Jean Nouvel’s massive symphony hall, finally, in January—two years late and having cost almo...
By Erika Owen, May 27, 2015
Norwegian Cruise Line has announced the line-up for “Cruise to the Edge”—the brand’s annual music festival at sea—which is set to hit the water on Sunday, Nov. 15. This year, guests will travel from Miami to Key West and the Bahamas with a soundtr...
By Sarah Z. Wexler, May 27, 2015
Portlanders are so wild about ice cream that even our vanilla isn't vanilla—it's single-origin Tahitian vanilla bean. Fun flavors in the city usually feature savory ingredients, and many scoop shops rotate seasonal specials or collaborate with che...
By Jane Wooldridge, May 27, 2015
Amras Cruises: Amadeus Silver II Max passengers: 168 Rivers: Danube, Main, Moselle, and Rhine What we love: Contemporary, subtly designed cabins; panoramic windows that, when open, turn into French balconies; a baby grand in the lounge for ni...
By Caroline Hallemann, May 26, 2015
After literal years of anticipation, on May 29, One World Observatory will open to the public. Located on the 100th, 101st, and 102nd floors of the newly crowned tallest building in the Western Hemisphere (that is, if one includes the spire), the ...
By Caroline Hallemann, May 26, 2015
After literal years of anticipation, on May 29, One World Observatory will open to the public. Located on the 100th, 101st, and 102nd floors of the newly crowned tallest building in the Western Hemisphere (that is, if one includes the spire), the ...
By Caroline Hallemann, May 26, 2015
After literal years of anticipation, on May 29, One World Observatory will open to the public. Located on the 100th, 101st, and 102nd floors of the newly crowned tallest building in the Western Hemisphere (that is, if one includes the spire), the ...
By Caroline Hallemann, May 26, 2015
After literal years of anticipation, on May 29, One World Observatory will open to the public. Located on the 100th, 101st, and 102nd floors of the newly crowned tallest building in the Western Hemisphere (that is, if one includes the spire), the ...
By Erika Owen, May 26, 2015
Having the opportunity to take your pet on vacation with you is one wonderful thing, but giving them the ability to document their own travels? That might be the cutest thing ever. Nikon Asia has teased a new set-up that can do just that. Heart...
By Claire Luchette, May 26, 2015
Manhattan has no shortage of specialty stores, making it one of the best places to shop in the world. It’s in part why we were very excited to learn of the C. W. Pencil Enterprise, which opened this March. It’s a lovely shop in the Lower East Side...
By Claire Luchette, May 26, 2015
Manhattan has no shortage of specialty stores, making it one of the best places to shop in the world. It’s in part why we were very excited to learn of the C. W. Pencil Enterprise, which opened this March. It’s a lovely shop in the Lower East Side...
By Claire Luchette, May 26, 2015
Manhattan has no shortage of specialty stores, making it one of the best places to shop in the world. It’s in part why we were very excited to learn of the C. W. Pencil Enterprise, which opened this March. It’s a lovely shop in the Lower East Side...
By Claire Luchette, May 26, 2015
Manhattan has no shortage of specialty stores, making it one of the best places to shop in the world. It’s in part why we were very excited to learn of the C. W. Pencil Enterprise, which opened this March. It’s a lovely shop in the Lower East Side...
By Claire Luchette, May 26, 2015
Manhattan has no shortage of specialty stores, making it one of the best places to shop in the world. It’s in part why we were very excited to learn of the C. W. Pencil Enterprise, which opened this March. It’s a lovely shop in the Lower East Side...
By Claire Luchette, May 26, 2015
Manhattan has no shortage of specialty stores, making it one of the best places to shop in the world. It’s in part why we were very excited to learn of the C. W. Pencil Enterprise, which opened this March. It’s a lovely shop in the Lower East Side...
By Fred Bernstein, May 26, 2015
The best part of a visit to One World Observatory, the new attraction at One World Trade Center, may be the ride to the building’s 102nd floor. The walls of the observatory elevators are TV screens that display the development of Lower Manhattan s...
By Caroline Hallemann, May 26, 2015
Theme Song This is your choice. It's the song that reminds you of your destination. If you're headed up 95 to NYC, 'No Sleep Till Brooklyn' by the Beastie Boys is perfect (Or 'Welcome to New York' by T-swift if your car demo skews fifteen year-...
By Caroline Hallemann, May 26, 2015
Comedic memoirs are often ideal travel reading, and You Deserve a Drink, out today from YouTube mixologist Mamrie Hart, is no exception. With a telling tagline—”Boozy misadventures and tales of debauchery”—and pithy chapters about everything from ...
By Erika Owen, May 26, 2015
If spending your vacation in a gingerbread-esque vacation rental sounds like your type of thing, you’re going to love ‘A House for Essex’. The rentable structure—designed by artist Grayson Perry and London-based architects FAT—features a golden ro...
By Erika Owen, May 26, 2015
It’s no surprise that hotel rates increase in certain cities during summer months—but there are also some major summer hotel discounts to be found … if you know where to look. According to travel planning site Hipmunk, the average traveler in the ...
By Matt McCue, May 26, 2015
California has always been a bit of an obsession for the tech industry, but most of the attention has been focused in a northerly direction. That’s slowly changing: Los Angeles is coming into its own as a tech hub. When Cornerstone OnDemand, a loc...
By Matt McCue, May 26, 2015
California has always been a bit of an obsession for the tech industry, but most of the attention has been focused in a northerly direction. That’s slowly changing: Los Angeles is coming into its own as a tech hub. When Cornerstone OnDemand, a loc...
By Matt McCue, May 26, 2015
California has always been a bit of an obsession for the tech industry, but most of the attention has been focused in a northerly direction. That’s slowly changing: Los Angeles is coming into its own as a tech hub. When Cornerstone OnDemand, a loc...
By Matt McCue, May 26, 2015
California has always been a bit of an obsession for the tech industry, but most of the attention has been focused in a northerly direction. That’s slowly changing: Los Angeles is coming into its own as a tech hub. When Cornerstone OnDemand, a loc...
By Matt McCue, May 26, 2015
California has always been a bit of an obsession for the tech industry, but most of the attention has been focused in a northerly direction. That’s slowly changing: Los Angeles is coming into its own as a tech hub. When Cornerstone OnDemand, a loc...
By Matt McCue, May 26, 2015
California has always been a bit of an obsession for the tech industry, but most of the attention has been focused in a northerly direction. That’s slowly changing: Los Angeles is coming into its own as a tech hub. When Cornerstone OnDemand, a loc...
By Peter Schlesinger, May 26, 2015
Longtime poster girl for the Travel Channel, Samantha Brown is returning to the network with two new shows next fall. Before she returns to the screen, we caught up with her in Brooklyn to learn a little more about the professional roamer: She ...
By Erika Owen, May 26, 2015
Turns out there’s a massive store in Scottsboro, Alabama that’s making a profit from your unfortunate baggage situation. The Unclaimed Baggage Center measures in at 40,000 square feet—covering more than a city block—and is packed full of clothing,...
By Steven Casale, May 26, 2015
By Jane Wooldridge, May 26, 2015
Abercrombie & Kent What we love: The October 2 departure includes a visit to Queen Nefertari’s tomb in the Valley of the Queens, which is normally closed to the public. Details: 10 days with four-night sail from $5,695 per person. Oberoi Hot...
By Nikki Ekstein, May 26, 2015
Want to head on a summer adventure without reeking of ‘Off’? Try this new alternative. Summer travel is glorious in all ways but one: those pesky mosquitoes. But there's a new way to fend them off—without smelling like a chemistry project. Arom...
By Brooke Porter Katz, May 22, 2015
Dominique Ansel—mad-genius baker, Cronut inventor, and soon-to-be owner of a spot in Tokyo—is at it again, this time with an after-hours pop-up at his new namesake café in the West Village. Ansel and his team will take a very personal approach to ...
By Brooke Porter Katz, May 22, 2015
Dominique Ansel—mad-genius baker, Cronut inventor, and soon-to-be owner of a spot in Tokyo—is at it again, this time with an after-hours pop-up at his new namesake café in the West Village. Ansel and his team will take a very personal approach to ...
By Caroline Hallemann, May 22, 2015
After paying your respects to those who died while serving in the military, celebrate the holiday weekend by visiting one of the new national monuments designated by President Obama in 2015. Browns Canyon National Monument Browns Canyon’s 21...
By Cristina Gibson, May 22, 2015
Heading to the Hamptons (or other northeastern beach towns) from NYC this summer? From mobile party to unwind time, baller to budget, here’s four ways to get there. Blade Helicopter or Seaplane Destinations: The Hamptons, Fire Island (seapla...
By Caroline Hallemann, May 22, 2015
PLAY: No plans to visit the New York Botanical Garden's Frida Kahlo: Art, Garden, Life? Get in on the fun with the exhibit’s selfie app. Simply snap a pic, then accessorize with monkeys, paintbrushes, flowers, and, of course, Frida’s signature ...
By Jacqueline Gifford, May 22, 2015
By Melanie Lieberman, May 22, 2015
Regardless of what your holiday has in store (beach combing, lobster salad eating, in-law avoiding) your Memorial Day plans—and those of the 37.2 million other Americans expected to take a vacation this weekend—have likely been anticipated, docume...
By Andrea Bennett, May 22, 2015
As the mercury climbs in Las Vegas, there are two ways to nab precious real estate by the city’s best pools: reserve a cabana, or show up at 6 a.m. to stake your claim to a chaise. (If you’re conscious by 6 a.m., consider reevaluating your Vegas s...
By Andrea Bennett, May 22, 2015
As the mercury climbs in Las Vegas, there are two ways to nab precious real estate by the city’s best pools: reserve a cabana, or show up at 6 a.m. to stake your claim to a chaise. (If you’re conscious by 6 a.m., consider reevaluating your Vegas s...
By Andrea Bennett, May 22, 2015
As the mercury climbs in Las Vegas, there are two ways to nab precious real estate by the city’s best pools: reserve a cabana, or show up at 6 a.m. to stake your claim to a chaise. (If you’re conscious by 6 a.m., consider reevaluating your Vegas s...
By Katie James, May 21, 2015
As the daughter of legendary actor-photographer Dennis Hopper and screen siren-slash-author Brooke Hayward, you may be tempted to pre-judge Marin Hopper for her Hollywood Royalty roots—but don’t. Success wasn’t handed to Hopper, who founded her...
By Katie James, May 21, 2015
As the daughter of legendary actor-photographer Dennis Hopper and screen siren-slash-author Brooke Hayward, you may be tempted to pre-judge Marin Hopper for her Hollywood Royalty roots—but don’t. Success wasn’t handed to Hopper, who founded her...
By Erika Owen, May 21, 2015
Summer is the prime time for taking in your favorite festivals—the weather is warm, the days are longer, and everyone is looking for a good time. There are always the big productions to look forward to, but it turns out America’s smaller towns hav...
By Emily Mathieson, May 21, 2015
When the Dreamland amusement park reopens next month, its heritage roller coasters and retro rides will add another dynamic attraction to the growing list of reasons to visit Margate, a once down-at-heel British seaside resort. Perched directly...
By Sarah Z. Wexler, May 21, 2015
May is Oregon Wine Month, and Memorial Day weekend is one of the busiest times of the year for throwing back pinots—both gris and noir—at wineries in Oregon’s famous Willamette Valley. Chapter 24 Vineyards, one of the scene’s latest newcomers, is ...
By Jenna Scatena, May 21, 2015
Sun worshippers ready to escape San Francisco’s foggy wrath tend to fall back on familiar options, like the lovable but insanely crowded Stinson Beach to the north, or Santa Cruz’s classic boardwalk to the south. This Memorial Day, veer ever-so-sl...
By Nikki Ekstein, May 21, 2015
Know your options: Rome2rio If you’re not sure whether or not you’d like to drive, plug in your points of origin and destination, and this innovative travel planner will aggregate every possible method of transportation—flights, trains, local b...
By Lindsey Campbell, May 21, 2015
Wherever your adventures may take you this season, be it Cape Cod or Kolkata, Travel + Leisure wants to see your summer retreats and revels. We’re joining forces with Food and Wine to feature your photos of rosés and seaside getaways. Tag your fav...
By Jane Wooldridge, May 21, 2015
Stateside river cruising has always been dominated by paddle wheelers, the interiors of which can often feel dated. Now, two companies are changing the game. American Cruise Lines is building a fleet of modern ships and recently launched a brand-n...
By Jane Wooldridge, May 21, 2015
India The Brahmaputra River and the majestic peaks of the Himalayas are the backdrops for a new sailing from Pandaw River Expeditions (14 days with seven-night cruise from $5,622 per person). The trip combines a tea factory visit in Silghat and...
By Erika Owen, May 21, 2015
Being stuck in bumper-to-bumper traffic on your way to a long weekend destination is never fun. But help is on the way! The T+L editors put their heads together to come up with the best playlist for your road-tripping entertainment. From classics ...
By Erika Owen, May 20, 2015
Foursquare has harvested its GPS data and the info gleaned from menus, tips, and ratings to create an interactive map depicting the most distinctive flavors from each region. Most states are represented by a specific food (think breakfast tacos, p...
By Melanie Lieberman, May 20, 2015
For its newest safety video, Delta has called upon the greatest forces on the internet: Annoying Orange, cats in shark costumes on Roombas, 8-bit animations, hamsters eating humorously large foods, and more. Have a watch, below: Delta is ha...
By Nate Storey, May 20, 2015
The Queen of Summer Jayma Cardoso has been cultivating a boho-chic scene at Montauk’s coolest address since it debuted in 2008, turning the surf shack into a breezy indie rock clubhouse for weekending Manhattanites. Here, the Brazilian-born local ...
By Nate Storey, May 20, 2015
Greg Seider’s rules to cocktail-making boil down to one simple but paramount ingredient: inspiration. The peripatetic barman—who earlier this month spoke on the ills of the mixology trend—finds it in disparate places around the world. It pops up o...
By Nate Storey, May 20, 2015
Greg Seider’s rules to cocktail-making boil down to one simple but paramount ingredient: inspiration. The peripatetic barman—who earlier this month spoke on the ills of the mixology trend—finds it in disparate places around the world. It pops up o...
By Nate Storey, May 20, 2015
Greg Seider’s rules to cocktail-making boil down to one simple but paramount ingredient: inspiration. The peripatetic barman—who earlier this month spoke on the ills of the mixology trend—finds it in disparate places around the world. It pops up o...
By Nate Storey, May 20, 2015
Greg Seider’s rules to cocktail-making boil down to one simple but paramount ingredient: inspiration. The peripatetic barman—who earlier this month spoke on the ills of the mixology trend—finds it in disparate places around the world. It pops up o...
By Nate Storey, May 20, 2015
Greg Seider’s rules to cocktail-making boil down to one simple but paramount ingredient: inspiration. The peripatetic barman—who earlier this month spoke on the ills of the mixology trend—finds it in disparate places around the world. It pops up o...
By Nate Storey, May 20, 2015
Greg Seider’s rules to cocktail-making boil down to one simple but paramount ingredient: inspiration. The peripatetic barman—who earlier this month spoke on the ills of the mixology trend—finds it in disparate places around the world. It pops up o...
By Nate Storey, May 20, 2015
Greg Seider’s rules to cocktail-making boil down to one simple but paramount ingredient: inspiration. The peripatetic barman—who earlier this month spoke on the ills of the mixology trend—finds it in disparate places around the world. It pops up o...
By Nate Storey, May 20, 2015
Greg Seider’s rules to cocktail-making boil down to one simple but paramount ingredient: inspiration. The peripatetic barman—who earlier this month spoke on the ills of the mixology trend—finds it in disparate places around the world. It pops up o...
By Katrina Brown Hunt, May 20, 2015
By Olivia B. Waxman, May 20, 2015
It’s a small world, and Disney World says there is no room for selfie sticks on rides anymore. Now there is a “No Selfie Sticks” sign at Magic Kingdom’s Big Thunder Mountain Railroad, similar to policies recently implemented at Space Mountain a...
By Courtney Kenefick, May 20, 2015
By Thessaly La Force, May 19, 2015
The best springtime cultural excursion in New York City may just be at the Metropolitan Museum of Art, where one can catch two pairs of Van Gogh paintings that have not been reunited since shortly after the painter’s death. They also happen to be ...
By Erika Owen, May 19, 2015
Owning your own island may be out of the question, but don’t get too upset. There’s a floating ocean pavilion off the shores of Fiji with your name on it. Cloud 9—aptly named for the extraordinary experience ahead—is a 100-person structure boastin...
By Brad Tuttle /Time.com, May 19, 2015
Ever since the federal government announced new rules for visiting Cuba in early 2015, opening up the possibility of Cuban tourism for a broad range of Americans, eager travelers have been instructed to be patient. The tourism infrastructure in Cu...
By Sarah Miller, May 19, 2015
In 1994, Jo Malone opened her first store on Walton Street, where she would grow her London-based brand into a global company. “I’ve always been around this neighborhood, so it feels very much like home,” she says. She sold her business to Estée L...
By Jane Wooldridge, May 19, 2015
You want total luxury The ships from Aqua Expeditions (three nights from $3,195 per person) are like floating five-star hotels. Peruvian interior designer Jordi Puig has lent his crisp, minimal aesthetic to both the 12-suite Aqua Amazon and the...
By Kevin McSpadden, May 19, 2015
For the second year running Washington, D.C., tops the American Fitness Index (AFI) ranking as the healthiest metropolitan area in the U.S. The nation’s capital can credit an above average access to public infrastructure for the top spot, accor...
By Erika Owen, May 19, 2015
On July 17, fashion show organizer Jessica Minh Anh—the same designer who turned the Eiffel Tower into a catwalk back in 2014—will transform Spain’s Gemasolar Themosolar Plant into the scene of The J Summer Fashion Show. Anh is known for her ab...
By Thessaly La Force, May 19, 2015
Every traveler fantasizes about starting over in a foreign land—what happens when you actually go for it? That question is the starting point of The Diver’s Clothes Lie Empty (Ecco), in which Vendela Vida tells the story of a woman who travels to ...
By Brooke Porter Katz, May 19, 2015
David Kinch is the mastermind behind Manresa, the acclaimed restaurant in Los Gatos, California, that reopened last December—six months after a fire destroyed the kitchen. He’s also keeping busy with Manresa Bread, a new bakery (adjacent to the re...
By Caroline Hallemann, May 19, 2015
If your offices are at all like those of Travel + Leisure, you’re already familiar with the whimsical illustrations of artist Anna Bond, whose company Rifle Paper Co. delivers coveted stationery covered in depictions of bouquets, vintage telephone...
By Melanie Lieberman, May 19, 2015
The sugarcane-carpeted valleys of Cuba have, for centuries, produced some of the world’s best—and most coveted—rum.  With no shortage of the tropical spirit, Cubans have learned to mix this liquor with, well, just about everything. Improved rel...
By Caroline Hallemann, May 18, 2015
Why did you want to launch a beauty line? I’ve been so fortunate to travel the world as a model, and I’ve worked with some of the industry’s most talented makeup artists. Over the course of my career, I’ve sat in the makeup chair for hours just...
By Nikki Ekstein, May 18, 2015
Mumbai: The Bombay Canteen The Chef: Floyd Cardoz, a pioneer of haute Indian cuisine in New York City. New Digs: A colonial-inspired space near the world’s tallest residential tower. The Dish: Cardoz pays homage to his Goan roots with creatio...
By Rachel Felder, May 18, 2015
In order to stock the New York and Tokyo locations of the Museum of Modern Art’s Design Store, Emmanuel Plat and his team spend two months a year on the road. “The majority of our items are imported from Japan, so it’s a big trip for us,” he says ...
By Lindsey Olander, May 18, 2015
The quote, famously attributed to English author Frances Hodgson Burnett, could just have easily been from the pen of revered Mexican painter Frida Kahlo. Known best for her turbulent marriage to muralist Diego Rivera and her vibrant, intense, evo...

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