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Chat with Travel Writer Gary Shteyngart this Tuesday, February 4th

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How do you become a travel writer? Taking it even further, how do you get started as a novelist? We asked two authors to sit down and have a coffee shop conversation over Twitter to find out. Join us tomorrow as T+L Features Director, Luke Barr (@lukebarr), and T+L contributing editor, Gary Shteyngart (@Shteyngart), discuss how to become a travel writer, memorable tales of dinners and travels past, and ultimately how Shteyngart the novelist also became Shteyngart, a T+L contributing editor.

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Vacation Site Jauntaroo Hires a Chief World Explorer to Travel the Globe

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The best job around the world has been filled. In September we shared how vacation matchmaker Jauntaroo was looking to hire a “Chief World Explorer,” tasked with spending 2014 traveling the globe, participating in voluntourism, and then sharing the experiences via social media, webisodes, and Janutaroo.com.

This dream job not only offered up a C-suite title, but also a salary of $100,000 to travel to 50 destinations ranging from Denver and Jacksonville to St. Lucia, Berlin, and the Maldives. There were 3,000 applicants from 99 countries who applied, and after careful deliberation, the candidates were narrowed down to five finalists, and then one hire.

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Design + Travel Twitter Chat Tomorrow, Tuesday January 28

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Innovative design can make your travel experiences better and even more memorable. Whether it's a classically designed hotel or a high-design destination, we'll be discussing the latest from design and travel experts this Tuesday, January 28th from 2 p.m. to 3 p.m. EST. Ask them for their insider advice!

The Host:

Luke Barr, News Director, @lukebarr

Katie James, Editorial Assistant, @kjames259

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Where to Travel in 2014: Advice From Our Experts

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Want to know the number one destination to hit in 2014? So do we. T+L reached out to our panel of travel experts during a recent Twitter chat to find where to go this year and why. Here's what they had to say:

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2014 Tech Travel Predictions Straight From Our Experts

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Innovations in tech-savvy travel seem to be made every second. In a recent Twitter chat, we asked our panel of experts for the gadgets and apps that will change the way we travel in 2014. Here's what they had to say:

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Is Virgin Galactic Space Travel Worth the Splurge? Our Experts Weigh In

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Virgin Galactic has set its space travel packages at a steep $250,000 per flight. We had our panel of experts on Twitter say if meeting the Jetsons is worth the money:

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2014 Travel Trends: Airports, Hotels, Cruises

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T+L reached out to some of the industry's top travel experts during a recent Twitter chat to learn what trends would make it big in 2014. From airports enveloped in botanical gardens to in-cabin WiFi on your next cruise, here are their predictions:

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New York Restaurants Twitter Chat Today, Tuesday, January 21

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The New York restaurant scene is “ever changing, full of surprises, and more delicious than ever,” says T+L Contributing Editor, Adam Sachs. From reinvented cuisines to out-of-the-box thinkers, join us for a one-hour Twitter chat today, Tuesday, January 21st from 2-3pm ET on New York restaurants and the innovative chefs behind them.

The Host:

Adam Sachs, T+L contributing editor, @sachsmo

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Start Your Week with a Peek on Instagram

Need a dose of wanderlust to get your week going? We're having a T+L influencer take over our Instagram account every Monday to show you the most beautiful destinations in the world. To kick it off, we looked to our award-winning properties.

Based on ranking in the World’s Best Awards, followed by location, and Instagram followers, we picked several hotels and resorts to initiate the takeovers.

One&Only Palmilla was the first property to take over our Instagram account and was armed with beautiful pools, sunsets, and beach scenes.

Guess which destinations will be featured next by checking out TLWorldsBest.com and voting in the 2014 World’s Best Awards. Get ready to start your week with a peek...

Follow @TravelandLeisure and #TLTakeover on Instagram for more.

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

The Godfrey Hotel Chicago Challenges You to Name an Element

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The Godfrey Hotel Chicago knows a thing or two about the elements. Resembling large stacking blocks made out of modern steel, the luxury boutique hotel features nods to the elements throughout its property. 

This past year, scientists discovered element 139, which has yet to have an official name. Ever a fan of the periodic table, the Godfrey is offering the following for the wittiest name suggestions:

  • First place: Discounted rate of $139 throughout the entire year of 2014, one night complimentary stay, and a $25 gift card to I|O Urban Roofscape

  • Second place: Complimentary one-night stay

  • Third place: $25 gift card to I|O Urban Roofscape

Enter now through January 21 on the Godfrey Hotel Facebook page here

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

Photo credit: Papdakis Photography

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