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February 2018

By Lisa Marie Segarra, February 19, 2018
The British Academy of Film and Television Arts Awards (BAFTAs) offered a similar sight to the Golden Globes on Sunday night – with most actors movie industry figures wearings black in solidarity with the Time’s Up and #metoo movement against sexu...
By N/A, February 18, 2018
All 65 people on board a commercial flight in Iran were likely killed when the plane crashed into a mountain in the Southern region of the country on Sunday, Iranian state media reported.  Aseman Airlines flights flight EP3704 went down in a fo...
By Melanie Lieberman, February 16, 2018
In January, new smart bag policies went into effect on a number of major airlines. Because lithium-ion batteries have a record of sometimes overheating and exploding, airlines are particularly concerned with keeping them as accessible as possible ...
By N/A, February 16, 2018
The Northern Lights could be making a rare appearance in Michigan and northern Maine tonight. Americans can thank a recent solar flare for this potential aurora borealis viewing, Live Science reported. On Monday, February 12, an explosion of en...
By N/A, February 16, 2018
Dubai has added another gleaming tower to its skyline, though it’s not a commercial center or luxury penthouse — it’s a hotel. The Gevora Hotel recently eclipsed the nearby JW Marriott Marquis to earn the title of tallest hotel in the world, st...
By N/A, February 16, 2018
The Lunar New Year, which marks the first day on the lunar calendar, is considered one of the most celebrated of Korea’s national holidays. The celebration, which lands on Feb. 16 this year, takes place over the course of three days as fami...
By N/A, February 16, 2018
For many people, one of the best parts of the Olympics is seeing incredible athletic performances. But for Olympians, one of the best parts of the games has to be sampling the local food. And sometimes, even the strangest sounding treats ca...
By N/A, February 16, 2018
As a Sports Illustrated Swimsuit model, Kate Bock has traveled the globe for countless photo shoots and become a very frequent flier. In the process, she’s learned a thing or two about how to pack light, which in-flight beauty essentials everyone ...
By N/A, February 16, 2018
Nothing breeds ingenuity like a tight budget. The people of Reddit recently convened to discuss the “silliest” thing they’ve ever done to avoid paying money while traveling. While the comments varied in terms of silliness, the forum is full of ...
By N/A, February 16, 2018
Despite suffering two devastating hurricanes, the Caribbean welcomed a record 30 million visitors in 2017. The islands saw $37 billion in total visitor spending for 2017, up three percent from 2016, according to the report from the Barbados-bas...
By N/A, February 16, 2018
Jennifer Aniston and Justin Theroux have announced they split last year, however, the pair seemed very much the couple as they rang in the New Years with a getaway to Mexico. Six weeks before confirming their separation, the now ex-couple w...
By Travel + Leisure Staff, February 16, 2018
Disney Parks announced on Friday when Toy Story Land, the new themed addition at Disney's Hollywood Studios in Orlando, will open. Toy Story Land, which promises to “transport guests into the adventurous outdoors of Andy’s backyard,” will open ...
By N/A, February 15, 2018
If you were lucky enough to be in the narrow path of totality last August when a total solar eclipse passed over the United States, you know that seeing a total solar eclipse requires a lot of planning. It also takes luck. This phenomenon occur...
By N/A, February 15, 2018
The Big Easy is just that: an easygoing, jovial city where you’ll find incredible food, fantastic live music, and friendly locals any time of year. And while there’s no bad time to go to New Orleans, there are more (and less) ideal times to visit,...
By N/A, February 15, 2018
Anthony Bourdain kept busy in Louisiana while filming a new episode of his globetrotting show, Parts Unknown. The TV personality visited several towns known for their Cajun cuisine and culture and was hosted by a few local restaurants, some of ...
By N/A, February 15, 2018
A lot of weird things happen in casinos, but what happened in Atlantic City on Wednesday may just take the cake. According to the Associated Press, police in New Jersey arrested a man named Michael Pillar after he attempted to set up a methamph...
By N/A, February 15, 2018
This article originally appeared on RealSimple.com. When it comes to a job interview, few things are as important as taking the time to research the company. As a hiring manager it’s something I look for—and I'm surprised when someone hasn’t d...
By Rocky Casale, February 15, 2018
Deciding where to travel in Italy — and when — all boils down to taste. Beaches or vineyards? Bustling cities, or quiet and secluded rural destinations? Weather can impact your decision making, as will your travel budgets. But travelers should als...
By N/A, February 15, 2018
Despite its crystalline beaches and breezy palm trees, the island nation of the Maldives is not in a state of paradise at the moment. The South Asian archipelago is experiencing turmoil after its president, Abdulla Yameen, declared a state of e...
By Sarah Gray, February 15, 2018
The skies will be graced by a partial solar eclipse on Feb. 15, and astrologers have forecasts (albeit conflicting) for what this event means based on their views. Most of us — those in North America, Asia, Africa, Europe, Australia, and the no...
By N/A, February 15, 2018
Norwegian Air broke a subsonic speed record last month when a flight from New York City to London arrived in just five hours and 13 minutes — but the airline broke that record just las week, with a flight that arrived in just five hours and nine m...
By N/A, February 15, 2018
It may sound like a rookie mistake, but career coaches and HR experts agree that it’s a smart idea. It might surprise you, but career experts say adding hobbies to your resume is a good idea. “It can paint a broader picture of who you are, espe...
By N/A, February 15, 2018
We're in for more cold this weekend as another snowstorm will make its way across the U.S.  Though the northeast storm is expected to be a quickly moving one, meaning it will bring in lighter amounts of snowfall, locals and travelers in affecte...
By N/A, February 15, 2018
Technology use while on vacation affects more than just the type of activities travelers do. According to Wyndham hotels, 54 percent of children believe their parents check their phones “too often” and 32 percent said that they feel “unimportant” ...
By N/A, February 15, 2018
The Northern Lights, a natural phenomenon causing a gorgeous display of colors in the night sky, has so captivated people around the world that many will travel thousands of miles just to catch a glimpse in real life. Travelers will plan a trip...
By N/A, February 15, 2018
Wes Anderson’s latest film The Isle of Dogs—an animated story about a boy who journeys to an island of outcast pets to recover his own—falls right in line with the director’s quirky and colorful characters and settings. Building to the film’s rele...
By N/A, February 15, 2018
Giada De Laurentiis knows how to cut a ribbon. With her 9-year-old daughter Jade, Food Network costar Bobby Flay, and Caesars Palace President Gary Selesner, she sends a garland of herbs to the floor of her new Las Vegas restaurant. “Welcome t...
By N/A, February 15, 2018
If you've never been to the most visited national park in the U.S., you should make a train trip through the Great Smoky Mountains a priority. The Watauga Valley Railroad Historical Society and Museum will be hosting its annual Spring Excur...
By Melanie Lieberman, February 15, 2018
Travel + Leisure teamed up with Sports Illustrated Swimsuit to highlight one of the beautiful destinations included in this year’s swimsuit edition. Twenty-year-old Chase Carter, a Bahamian-born model from Nassau, gave T+L an exclusive tour...
By N/A, February 15, 2018
California’s Malibu can be quite the romantic destination, which is why it makes sense that actress Amy Schumer recently chose the city for her wedding to Chris Fischer right before Valentine's Day. The couple has tied the knot, with Schumer re...
By N/A, February 15, 2018
Meghan Markle may be bucking all kinds of royal wedding traditions, but there’s one time-honored thing she refuses to go without: a bachelorette party. While visiting with fans in Edinburgh, Scotland, the royal-to-be was asked if she already ha...
By N/A, February 15, 2018
Maya Bay, on the Thai island of Koh Phi Phi Leh, will be closed to tourists from June to September this year as authorities try to mend years of environmental damage. According to the Guardian, Maya Bay receives up to 5,000 visitors a day, with...
By N/A, February 15, 2018
An 81-year-old Spanish man is getting ready for a semester-long study abroad program in Italy.  Miguel Castillo, a history student at the University of Valencia, will begin his semester abroad in Verona next week. He has enrolled in an Erasmus ...
By N/A, February 15, 2018
Get a tour of Aruba with Sports Illustrated’s Rookie of the Year. Alexis Ren, a 21-year-old model from California who has been named the magazine’s favorite newcomer, joined Travel + Leisure to give a special tour of Aruba, where she shot h...
By N/A, February 15, 2018
Following the battle of Dunkirk in 1940, as British Prime Minister Winston Churchill grew increasingly concerned about a Nazi invasion on U.K. soil, he ordered that precious works of art from London's National Gallery be evacuated. After decidi...
By N/A, February 14, 2018
Gird your loins, Lilly Pulitzer fans. The iconic American brand you love for its signature colorfully printed sundresses (and matching agendas and accessories galore) is now bringing you its first-ever swimwear collection (cue the hot pink confett...
By N/A, February 14, 2018
Floating over the southeast U.S. is a thing called a “warming hole" — and it's not what it sounds like. Despite the rest of the planet increasing in average temperature because of global warming, according to a Dartmouth study released Tues...
By N/A, February 14, 2018
Travel is a dirty business. From public transit to airports to taxis, germs run rampant. You may think once you check into your hotel room, you’re finally in a safe space away from infectious diseases. But you are wrong; nowhere is safe. Hotel ...
By N/A, February 14, 2018
Countries can vary when it comes to their regulations and environments, which is why there’s certain safety protocols you’ll want to know about before your next trip. Tim Starkweather, an officer at the U.S. Department of State Bureau of Co...
By N/A, February 14, 2018
Whether you’re looking for love or just want other singles to mingle with on Valentine’s Day, you want a hometown whose opportunities are economic, romantic, and social. By combing through our Best Places database of 2,400 towns, MONEY identifi...

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