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Disney Twitter Chat on Tuesday, July 1

From favorite rides to how to achieve Disney for adults, get tips on making the most out of those magical moments in our Disney Twitter chat on Tuesday, July 1st from 2 p.m. to 3 p.m. EDT. Join along and ask the experts for their advice!

The Hosts:

T+L's Senior Editor, Jacqueline Gifford, @jacquigiff

T+L's Assistant Editor, Nikki Ekstein, @nikkiekstein

The Panelists:

The Knot, @theknot

EverythingMom.com, @EverythingMom

Natalie Zfat, @NatalieZfat

Alyssa Campanella, Former Miss USA, @AlyssCampanella

AJ Wolfe, @DisneyFoodBlog

Lou Mongello of Walt Disney World Radio, @loumongello

Jason Beudert, @jasonthefoodguy

Jason Cochran for @Frommers. Author of Frommer's EasyGuide to Walt Disney World and Orlando 2014.

How does it work?

1. Log in to Twitter before the chat starts at 2pm ET and be sure to follow @TravlandLeisure.

2. Head over to http://twitter.com. Enter the hashtag #TL_Chat into the search bar and select the "All" search option to follow the chat in real time.

3. Remember to always add the hashtag #TL_Chat to your tweets.

4. We'll pulse out some questions for our expert panel to answer, but feel free to post your own responses. Or ask questions of your own! 

All tweets are subject to our social media terms and conditions and may be used in any and all media including editorial. See full social media terms and conditions.

Gabrielle Blitz is Associate Social Media Editor at Travel + Leisure.

Celebrating the World Cup

Did you hear screams coming from down the block or your neighbor's apartment? It's probably because everyone is glued to the big screen for the World Cup. Here's how fans and athletes are celebrating, showing their pride, and sharing their photos on Instagram around the world.

New York City

 

Amsterdam

 

Madrid

 

The cheers heard around the world are because of these guys:

Gabrielle Blitz is Associate Social Media Editor at Travel + Leisure.

Ultimate Beaches Twitter Chat on Tuesday, June 24

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Whether you prefer a quiet slice of sand or a bustling local scene, join our Ultimate Beaches Twitter chat, sponsored by @Aruba, this Tuesday, June 24th from 2 p.m. to 3 p.m. EDT. From the world's best beaches to where to eat and drink near the sand, ask the experts for their advice!

The Host:

T+L's Senior Editor, Jacqueline Gifford, @jacquigiff

The Panelists:

Travel Channel, @TravelChannel

Sports Illustrated Swimsuit, @SI_Swimsuit

The Knot, @TheKnot

Coastal Living magazine, @CoastalLiving

Quiksilver, @Quiksilver

Travel Expert, Lee Abbamonte, @LeeAbbamonte

Caribbean Travel Expert, Sarah Greaves Gabbadon, @JetSetSarah

Cancun Local Expert, Laura Winfree, @CancunGringa

T+L A-list Agent, Julia Douglas of Jet Set World Travel, @JETSETWorldTrvl

How does it work?

1. Log in to Twitter before the chat starts at 2pm ET and be sure to follow @TravlandLeisure.

2. Head over to http://twitter.com. Enter the hashtag #TL_Chat into the search bar and select the "All" search option to follow the chat in real time.

3. Remember to always add the hashtag #TL_Chat to your tweets.

4. We'll pulse out some questions for our expert panel to answer, but feel free to post your own responses. Or ask questions of your own! 

All tweets are subject to our social media terms and conditions and may be used in any and all media including editorial. See full social media terms and conditions.

Gabrielle Blitz is Associate Social Media Editor at Travel + Leisure.

Photo courtesy of Aruba.com

 

Calling All Beach Bums to Tulum

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On the southern tip of the Riviera Maya, Tulum has become Mexico’s most stylish beach destination. The outpost allows for an easy routine, where luxury and low-key vibes can coexist with one another.

Club Monaco is giving fans the opportunity to win a chance to travel to the fashionable escape, to share the inspiration for its new Beach Boutique Collection. Participants are asked to share photos of what inspires them this summer on Instagram and include the tags #CMBeach and @ClubMonaco.

One grand-prize-winner will receive air transportation, a hotel room for four days, and more. Get your beach bods and photos ready—the contest ends on June 27th.

Gabrielle Blitz is Associate Social Media Editor at Travel + Leisure.

Photo courtesy of Brian Ferry

National Parks and Adventure Twitter Chat on Tuesday, June 17

Do you love adventure travel? Find out about emerging destinations, safety precautions, packing tips, and more in our Adventure and National Parks Twitter chat this Tuesday, June 17th from 2 p.m. to 3 p.m. EDT. Join in and ask insiders for their expert advice!

The Host:

T+L's Associate Editor, Brooke Porter Katz, @brookeporter1

The Panelists:

Fodor's Travel, @fodorstravel

World Wildlife, @World_Wildlife

REI, @REI

Clif Bar & Company, @ClifBar

Destination America, @DestAmerica

Absolute Travel, @absolutetravel

Cox and Kings, @coxandkingsusa

Epic Tomato, @Epic_Tomato

National Park Foundation, @GoParks

Natural World Safaris, @NatWorldSafaris

GeoEx, @geoex

Santiago Adventures, @StgoAdventures

Ker & Downey, @kerdowney

WildFrontiers, @WildFrontiers

Asia Transpacific Journeys, @Asia_Travel

Big Five Tours and Expeditions, @bigfivetours

Kensington Tours, @KensingtonTours

How does it work?

1. Log in to Twitter before the chat starts at 2pm ET and be sure to follow @TravlandLeisure.

2. Head over to http://twitter.com. Enter the hashtag #TL_Chat into the search bar and select the "All" search option to follow the chat in real time.

3. Remember to always add the hashtag #TL_Chat to your tweets.

4. We'll pulse out some questions for our expert panel to answer, but feel free to post your own responses. Or ask questions of your own! 

All tweets are subject to our social media terms and conditions and may be used in any and all media including editorial. See full social media terms and conditions.

Gabrielle Blitz is Associate Social Media Editor at Travel + Leisure.

China Travel Twitter Chat on Tuesday, June 10

Where in China can you find the best food, shopping, or must-see attractions? Join our China Travel Twitter chat this Tuesday, June 10th from 2 p.m. to 3 p.m. EDT. We'll be asking experts about China's art and culture scene, restaurants versus street food, common misconceptions, and more.

The Host:

T+L's Hotels and Food Editor, Jennifer Flowers, @JennFlowers

The Panelists:

Remote Lands, @RemoteLands

Chef Jean Georges Vongerichten, @jeangeorges

Chef and Top Chef Finalist, Shirley Chung, @chfshirleychung

Yardbird Hong Kong, @yardbirdhk

Janice Leung Hayes, Hong Kong food blogger, @e_ting

Shangri-La Hotels, @ShangriLaHotels

The PuLi Hotel & Spa, @ThePuLiHotel

Travel Agent Margot Kong of Imperial Tours, @imperialtours

Smart Flyer's Erina Pindar, @MissSmartFlyer

Cynthia Roams, Hong Kong travel writer, @CynthiaRoams

Kensington Tours, @KensingtonTours

How does it work?

1. Log in to Twitter before the chat starts at 2pm ET and be sure to follow @TravlandLeisure.

2. Head over to http://twitter.com. Enter the hashtag #TL_Chat into the search bar and select the "All" search option to follow the chat in real time.

3. Remember to always add the hashtag #TL_Chat to your tweets.

4. We'll pulse out some questions for our expert panel to answer, but feel free to post your own responses. Or ask questions of your own! 

All tweets are subject to our social media terms and conditions and may be used in any and all media including editorial. See full social media terms and conditions.

Gabrielle Blitz is Associate Social Media Editor at Travel + Leisure.

Irresistible USA Travel Twitter Chat on Tuesday, June 3

From favorite beach spots to where to go for camping (or glamping!) join our Irresistible USA Travel Twitter chat this Tuesday, June 3rd from 2 p.m. to 3 p.m. EST. We'll be asking experts about hometown dishes to try, favorite shopping destinations, quirky roadside attractions, and more. Join along and ask them for their insider advice!

The Host:

T+L Associate Editor, Brooke Porter Katz, @brookeporter1

The Panelists:

Trip Advisor's Wendy Perrin, @wendyperrin

Travel Channel, @TravelChannel

Foursquare, @foursquare

Amtrak, @Amtrak

Southern Living Magazine, @Southern_Living

Sunset Magazine, @SunsetMag

Fashion Accessories Designer, Rafe New York, @RafeNewYork

NY1's Jamie Stelter, @JamieStelter

Chef Rick Bayless, @Rick_Bayless

Natalie Zfat, @nataliezfat

Vegas.com, @Vegascom

Catharine Hamm, Los Angeles Times: @CatHamm

How does it work?

1. Log in to Twitter before the chat starts at 2pm ET and be sure to follow @TravlandLeisure.

2. Head over to http://twitter.com. Enter the hashtag #TL_Chat into the search bar and select the "All" search option to follow the chat in real time.

3. Remember to always add the hashtag #TL_Chat to your tweets.

4. We'll pulse out some questions for our expert panel to answer, but feel free to post your own responses. Or ask questions of your own! 

All tweets are subject to our social media terms and conditions and may be used in any and all media including editorial. See full social media terms and conditions.

Gabrielle Blitz is Associate Social Media Editor at Travel + Leisure.

Cruise Travel Twitter Chat on Tuesday, May 27

Whether you're a cruise novice or expert, join our Cruise Travel Twitter chat this Tuesday, May 27th from 2 p.m. to 3 p.m. EST. We'll be asking experts about emerging cruise destinations, ship trends, and even industry misconceptions. Join along and ask them for their insider advice!

The Host:

T+L Senior Editor, Jacqueline Gifford, @jacquigiff

The Panelists:

Cruise Critic, @CruiseCritic

Celebrity Cruise, @CelebrityCruise

The Avid Cruiser, @avidcruiser

Stewart Chiron, @CruiseGuy

Belmond, @belmond

Viking Cruises, @VikingRiver

Uniworld Cruises, @UniworldCruises 

Seabourn Cruise, @SeabournCruise 

CLIA, @CruiseFacts

Princess Cruises, @PrincessCruises

Porthole Magazine, @PortholeCruise

Silversea, @Silversea

Royal Caribbean, @RoyalCaribbean

Cruise Maven, @CruiseMaven

Chris Owen, @OrlandoChris

How does it work?

1. Log in to Twitter before the chat starts at 2pm ET and be sure to follow @TravlandLeisure.

2. Head over to http://twitter.com. Enter the hashtag #TL_Chat into the search bar and select the "All" search option to follow the chat in real time.

3. Remember to always add the hashtag #TL_Chat to your tweets.

4. We'll pulse out some questions for our expert panel to answer, but feel free to post your own responses. Or ask questions of your own! 

All tweets are subject to our social media terms and conditions and may be used in any and all media including editorial. See full social media terms and conditions.

Gabrielle Blitz is Associate Social Media Editor at Travel + Leisure.

Hangzhou's Modern Marco Polo

201405-hd-chinas-new-ambassador-in-hangzhoujpgWhat would the modern-day Marco Polo look like? After a global search on Facebook, which included 26,000 applications, 26-year-old Liam Bates is the successful recruit. He'll become the foreign ambassador to represent the city of Hangzhou, a major tourist destination in China, and will work to encourage visits and increased tourism from foreign nationals.

The announcement was made on Monday, May 19, commencing the start of a 15-day trip to Hangzhou for Bates and a salary of 40,000 euros.

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World's Most Pinteresting Destinations

201405-hd-trending-pinterest-trampoline-bridge-parisjpgWhether it’s a local weekend getaway destination or a far-flung city, T+L’s editors are consumed by travel most days of the week. Pinterest recently released a breakdown of what people Pin on different days and it seems that travel (and specifically, summer vacations) are top of mind on Saturdays.

We’ll do our best to keep you Pinning over the weekend, while still giving you a dose of wanderlust during the week, in case you need a little pick-me-up.

According to Pinterest data, here are the top 50 Place Pins (real and imagined destinations) trending on Pinterest:

1. Trampoline Bridge, Paris

2. Eiffel Tower, Paris

3. London

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