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Stop Monkeying Around: Orangutan Gets in Trouble at Zoo for Smoking

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You'd think this orangutan was from Paris, not Jakarta. Zookeepers at an Indonesian zoo were forced to move an orangutan out of visitors' sight due to her frequent smoking of cigarettes that visitors threw in her cage. Fifteen-year-old Tori is said to have been a smoker for the past ten years. We know about primates' similarities to humans, but this smoking orangutan is totally bananas.

Corinne White is an editorial intern at Travel + Leisure.

iStock (left); Jonathan Hewitt / Alamy (right)

Yeehaw! Wild West Town For Sale

201208-b-cowboy-istockjpg"Two hundred thousand dollars is a lot of money," said Blondie in the classic western A Fistful of Dollars. We're wondering what Blondie would have to say about the 3.9 million dollar pricetag for the old ghost town of Woodside, Utah, a former water stop for steam engines and rumored pit stop for Butch Cassidy.

The Denver Post reports that 63-year-old owner Roy Pogue said that the reason for selling the 709-acre property was because his wife "likes people and we didn't have any neighbors out there." 3.2 million is admittedly steep, but just picture this: you, pretending you're Clint Eastwood, sipping a whiskey inside your own saloon while your horse waits outside. Just hope you've got a fistful of 3.2 million dollars to make it happen.

Related: America's Coolest Ghost Towns

Corinne White is an editorial intern at Travel + Leisure.

Photo by iStock

Just Born: Cutest. Animal. Ever.

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What's fluffy, white, and cute all over? That would be the two extremely rare white lion cubs that were recently born at Parque Loro Zoo in Puebla, Mexico on July 18. Their species sadly no longer exists in the wild, so if you want to be able to claim that you've seen the cutest thing in the whole world, a trip to Puebla is a must. Just look for the roly-poly creatures who look like marshmallows.

Related: America's Most-Visited Zoos; Baby Animals: Reader Photos

Corinne White is an editorial intern at Travel + Leisure.

Photo credit: Splash News/Corbis

Dude Looks Like A Lady: Japanese Men Turn To Parasols

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Soaring food prices, extreme storms, added air conditioning: we all know the effects of our globe's rising temperatures. But what about cultural changes? Japanese men are turning to the parasol (or "higasa"), a typically female accessory, because of the extreme heat that Japan has been experiencing. And they need not worry about starting to look like Mrs. Doubtfire: retailers sell parasols not just in pink, beige, and white, but also blue, gray, and green. They also offer larger sizes. Now there's an sun-shielding umbrella you can feel manly about.

Corinne White is an editorial intern at Travel + Leisure.

Photo credit: Ocean/Corbis

Twin Farms Extends Family Weeks

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Darling cottages decorated with private art collections, bicycle trails through wildflow-strewn meadows, farm-to-table dinners of grilled halibut and prawn gnocchi in saffron broth are all part of the experience at Twin Farms, a luxury resort and spa in Barnard, Vermont.

Though this all-inclusive retreat has traditionally only opened its doors to families for select days throughout the year, they're now expanding their dates so that families can enjoy all the resort has to offer (2012 family days include July 29-August 3, August 31-September 4, November 19-25, December 7-10, and December 14-19). After all, Twin Farms has 300 acres of forests, streams, and fields—who else has enough energy to take advantage of it all besides kids? 

Corinne White is an editorial intern at Travel + Leisure. 

Photo courtesy of Twin Farms 

Raging Bull Shuts Down Vietnam Airport

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"This delay is bull," flight attendants likely complained at a Vietnam airport today when a wild bull shut down air traffic in Phi Bai. Bulls are not typically seen in the area, and the flight controllers was afraid that it would run onto the runway. Eight flights were affected, until the bull was finally captured, tranquilized, and released back into the wild. Departing passengers were treated to the film "Raging Bull" as their in-flight entertainment. 

Corinne White is an editorial intern at Travel + Leisure. 

Photo by iStock

Video: GloboMaestro Imbibes At Campbell Apartment

The Campbell Apartment: Grand Central's Sexiest Secret from GloboMaestro on Vimeo.

Flapper's Delight, Robber Baron, Kentucky Ginger, Prohibition Punch: you'll find these vintage cocktails at Campbell Apartment, a semi-secret 1920s-style bar in New York City's Grand Central Terminal. Once the private office and salon of early 20th-century finance mogul John W. Campbell, the prodigious room is filled with sumptuous red leather chairs, elaborate ceiling designs, and even a vintage popcorn machine (that doesn't just serve as decoration: free bowls of popcorn sit atop the wooden bar). Depending on how many cocktails you have, you might see Jay Gatsby romancing a flapper in the corner. Cheers!

Corinne White is an editorial intern at Travel + Leisure. 

Video courtesy of GloboMaestro

New Perk: Complimentary Airport Transfers for Leading Hotels

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How would you like to have a driver waiting for you in baggage claim to whisk you away in style to your luxury hotel? That’s what Leading Hotels is giving its Leaders Club Unlimited Members. Membership is $1,200 annually, but if you're a frequent traveler the cost of this pleasant perk adds up. Membership includes one-way transfers from airports to Leadings Hotels in ten of their most popular global destinations: Barcelona, Berlin, London, Milan, New York City, Paris, Rome, Vienna, and Zurich.

Corinne White is an editorial intern at Travel + Leisure. 

Photo courtesy of Leading Hotels 

 

Book Now: Family Dinners with Mario Batali's Chefs at New York Botanical Gardens

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Chef Andy Nusser of Tarry Lodge, and host of first Family Dinner on July 15.

Most New Yorkers would be happy to dine at one of Mario Batali's famous restaurants. And though Batali's dishes, like a 100-layer lasagne, are delicious to most palates, a white-tablecloth restaurant like Del Posto might not be the ideal place to take your six-year-old. Enter Family Dinners with Mario Batali's Chefs, a highlight of the The Edible Garden at The New York Botanical Garden. Geared for kids aged 4-12, this nearly 3 hour event includes hands-on gardening and craft activities, live cooking demonstrations by Mario's top chefs, and of course, hearty tastings of all the delicious creations. Four events are currently scheduled (July 15, July 26, August 2, and August 12). Tickets: $60 for adults and $30 for children at PRICELESSNY.com

Corinne White is an editorial intern at Travel + Leisure. 

Photo courtesy of Ivo Vermeulen and The New York Botanical Garden 

 

Video: GloboMaestro Gets Pampered at Hommage Atelier

Who says women get to have all the pampering? Tucked inside a penthouse on New York City's Madison Avenue, with no signage to indicate its existence, Hommage Grooming Atelier leaves its customers clean-shaven and luxuriously refreshed. Upon arrivial, your shoes are whisked off your feet to be shined (replaced with slippers) and an espresso or whiskey is placed in your hand. Regulars are treated to a monogrammed locker where a drink-of-choice and other personal items can be stored. With a masculine design scheme that makes you feel like Don Draper could be lurking around the corner, Hommage Atelier is fast becoming the new home of Gotham's most luxurious (and well-shaven) men. Go to globomaestro.com for more insider travel videos and tips. 

Corinne White is an editorial intern at Travel + Leisure. 

Video courtesy of GloboMaestro

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