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InstaMeet Around the World

Instagram is able to bring people together in an instantaneous and unique way—now, it’s even happening in person, with what’s being called “InstaMeets."

In late February, 12 Instagrammers from Malayasia and Indonesia, met for a four-day #InstaMeetJiran on East Java’s active volcano, Mount Bromo.

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Top Facebook Check-Ins During Mardi Gras in New Orleans

Fat Tuesday marks the end of Mardi Gras in New Orleans, but we’re still reminiscing about the flaky slices of King Cake and over-the-top parades. These numbers, officially crunched by Facebook, show the most popular bars, hotels, and neighborhoods in NOLA from 2013, based on the volume of and increase in Facebook check-ins during the week leading up to Mardi Gras. Only check-ins within a 15-mile radius of the city center made the cut, so vicarious revelers couldn’t skew the stats. Read on to see how many of your 2014 party spots racked up against last year’s.

Places to Hang Out and Watch the Parades

1. St. Charles Avenue

2. Lee Circle

3. Uptown

4. New Orleans City Park

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Hotel Strategies Twitter Chat on Tuesday, March 4

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What are the go-to apps and websites for hotel research and booking? Which hotel brands are the most innovative in personalization? We're discussing hotel strategies with the experts this Tuesday, March 4th from 2 p.m. to 3 p.m. EST. Join along and ask them for their insider advice!

The Hosts:

Amy Farley, News Editor, @TLTripDoctor

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Our Favorite Movies To Inspire Travel

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To get ready for the 86th Academy Awards, we dedicated a recent Twitter Chat to discussing how movies have the ability to transport a viewer and even inspire future travel.

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New York's Hottest Food Trends and Restaurant Tips

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From the latest food trends to favorite nights for dining out, we asked for tips from the experts. Here's what they had to say in a recent Twitter chat.

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Skype's Travel Challenge Could Send You Around the World

To what limits would you want to be challenged? If you’re like travel videographer and member of Skype’s Moment Makers program, Mike Corey, the answer is: Bring it.

Corey took part in Rerouted: a Skype travel challenge, which dropped him off in Europe without an itinerary. A Skype-selected local met Corey in each country he visited to give him a clue as to where he was going and what he was doing next—from bungee-jumping in Italy to battling an oil-wrestling champion in Turkey.

Now, Windows 8.1 and Skype are giving travel enthusiasts the chance to have their own journey. The winner will receive a two-week trip through Europe for themselves plus a guest, along with travel equipment to document the time abroad. Enter here for your chance to win the ultimate European vacation.

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

T+L's Most Popular Photos on Social Media this Week, Feb. 24

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We know you're busy, so in case you missed any of T+L's Twitter and Instagram this past week, here's a roundup of the top content. As always, images ruled.

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Mexico Travel Tips From Our Twitter Chat

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Whether you're looking for the best beaches, cultural experiences, or must-eat foods in Mexico, insiders always know best. We asked panelists from a recent Twitter chat to share their expert advice.

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Insider Advice on Vacation Rentals

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Whether you want to live like a local, have a family-friendly travel experience, or just save on your mini bar tab, a vacation rental can be a great option for your next trip. We asked the experts for their tips in a recent Twitter chat.

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Mexico Travel Twitter Chat on Tuesday, February 18

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With a winter season that just won't quit, we're all in need of a little Vitamin D. To take our minds off the snow, we're daydreaming about favorite sunny retreats, one of which is Mexico. Whether it's an off-the-beaten path locale or where the style-set is traveling, we'll be discussing Mexico with travel experts this Tuesday, February 18th from 2 p.m. to 3 p.m. EST. Ask them for their insider advice!

The Host:

Adrien Glover, T+L's Deputy Digital Editor, @xoadrien

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