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T+L Twitter Chat: Design + Travel

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Smart design makes for great travel. In honor of the 2013 T+L Design Awards—where we spotlight 22 winners as chosen by 7 experts—we're hosting a one-hour Twitter chat on Wednesday, March 6, at 2 p.m. ET. We'll chat about excellent design (cities, airports, hotels, and more), as well as reveal that perfectly designed item that should always be in your carry-on. The chat will coincide with T+L's Design Awards party in Berlin—so expect live tweets from the event.
 
Please join T+L for the chat, Wednesday, March 6 from 2 p.m. to 3 p.m. ET.
 

The Panel

Rebecca Minkoff, fashion designer, @RebeccaMinkoff

Robert Hammond, Co-Founder and Executive Director of Friends of the High Line, @robertrhammond

Toby McDonald, Design Hotels, @Design_Hotels

David Rockwell, Founder of Rockwell Group, @Rockwell_Group

Microsoft Surface, @surface

Museum of Arts and Design, @MADMuseum

Architizer, @Architizer

Karrie Jacobs, T+L contributor, @KarrieUrbanist


How does it work?
1. Log in to Twitter any time from 2–3 p.m. EDT and be sure to follow the chat host: @TravlandLeisure
2. Use the hashtag #TL_Chat to follow.
3. To keep up with the chat in real time, head over to tweetchat.com/room/TL_Chat
4. We'll pulse out some questions for our expert panel to answer, but feel free to post your own answers to our questions! Or ask your own questions! Take advantage of this special access to experts in design and travel.

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.

 

Maria Pedone is a digital editoiral intern at Travel + Leisure.

T+L Twitter Chat TODAY: Social Media + SMITTY Awards

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Social media has become essential to travel planning, whether you're looking for inspiration, choosing a hotel, finding a deal, or even filing a complaint. But who are the travel industry's true innovators? On the occasion of the 2013 Social Media in Travel and Tourism (SMITTY) Awards — accepting nominations now through March 1 — Travel + Leisure is hosting a live Twitter chat on February 21, at 2 p.m. ET. We'll talk to the key influencers and most engaging voices about which platforms are most effective, what campaigns have worked the best, and what social media blunders we can all learn from. Social media experts will share who they're following and the best tools to manage their brands. And past SMITTY winners will be on hand to talk about how they continue to break new ground. 

Please join host Rich Beattie, T+L's Executive Digital Editor, for the chat today, Thursday, February 21st from 2 p.m. to 3 p.m. ET.

How does it work?
1. Log in to Twitter any time from 2–3 p.m. EDT and be sure to follow the chat host: @TravlandLeisure
2. Use the hashtag #TL_Chat to follow.
3. To keep up with the chat in real time, head over to tweetchat.com/room/TL_Chat
4. We'll pulse out some questions for our expert panel to answer, but feel free to post your own answers to our questions! Or ask your own questions! Take advantage of this special access expert social media and travel advice.

To apply for a SMITTY, submit your entry here.

T+L Twitter Chat Tomorrow: Romance + Travel

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Chocolate and roses may be Valentine’s Day staples, but travelers know there’s nothing more romantic than a trip with the one you love—whether you're on a gondola in Venice, a pink-sand beach in Bermuda, or the plains of the Serengeti. Our panel of travel, honeymoon and wedding experts will discuss the best destinations, hotels, and booking strategies for a romantic trip, whether it's on Valentine's Day or in the future. Let them help you figure out where Cupid's arrow will strike you!

The tweet-up will take place Wednesday, February 13th, from 2–3 p.m. EDT.

The Hosts
Irene Edwards, Travel + Leisure special projects editor (@irenenewyork)

Kate Appleton, Travel + Leisure senior digital editor (@k_appleton)

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Recap: T+L Food Twitter Chat

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Recently we hosted a food-centric tweet-up, inviting some of the biggest names in the culinary industry to share their expertise, answering questions about food and, of course, travel. On our panel?

Host: Adam Sachs (@AdamSachs):

Mario Batali (@MarioBatali):
Andrew Carmellini (@AndreCarmellini):
Gabriele Corcos (@TheTuscanGun):
Mitchel Davis (@KitchenSense):
Kat Kinsman (@KittenWithAWhip):
Debi Mazar (@DebiMazar):
Nilou Motamed (@NilouMotamed):
Daniel Patterson (@DCPatterson):
Marcus Samuellson (@MarcusCooks):

Throughout the hour-long conversation, the panel shared a lot of great information. Here are some highlights:

Talk about a food experience you had while traveling that really inspired you.
Adam Sachs: Foraging for wild wasabi in Japan was up there with top food nerd fantasies.
Mario Batali: I’m a huge fan of the Borough Market in London. It’s like a movie set from the Dickens era, with spectacular food.
Mitchell Davis: I recently made my way to Willows Inn for a dinner of fresh, foraged, and local food in a gorgeous setting.
Marcus Samuellson: Tasting fugu (pufferfish) for the first time in Tokyo. Blew my mind.

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T+L Twitter Chat Today: Hottest Travel Trends for 2013

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With each new year comes new places to go and new ways to travel. Rising destinations, cutting-edge apps, and travel industry trends will surely make headlines in 2013. To predict what we'll all be buzzing about, Travel + Leisure has enlisted a panel of experts, who will offer their insight on topics ranging from the splashiest hotel openings and buzziest emerging destinations to the most essential new tech tools. And you're invited to listen in.

The tweet-up will take place TODAY, Wednesday, January 23, from 2–3 p.m. EDT.

The Hosts
Amy Farley, Travel + Leisure news editor (@afarles)

Peter Frank, Travel + Leisure director of editorial product development (@pfrank1)

The Panel
Barbara Delollis, hotel blogger for USA Today (@barbdelollis)

Jason Clampet, co-founder and head of content at Skift.com (@jasonclampet)

Stacey Small, president and founder of Elite Travel International (@EliteTravelGal)

Jared Simon, COO and co-founder of HotelTonight (@HotelTonight)

Henry Harteveldt, airline, hotel, and travel industry analyst at Hudson Crossing (@hharteveldt)

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Insiders Dish on Charleston

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During a one-hour T+L Twitter chat sponsored by the Charleston Area Convention & Visitors Bureau, T+L editors asked expert locals and Charleston insiders for their favorite places. We took some of the highlights and turned them into this mini-guide.

Where to Stay:

Charleston Place: A 442-room Georgian hotel with 1-to-1 staff-to-guest ratio. charlestonplace.com; doubles from $235
NotSoHostel: This 150-year property on Spring Street is a favorite of the younger crowd. notsohostel.com; doubles from $62
Wentworth Mansion Head up to the cupola for 360-degree views of the Charleston peninsula. wentworthmansion.com; doubles from $420

Where to Eat:

Bowen’s Island: A traditional seafood shack where the all-you-can-eat oyster roast is served with hushpuppies, French fries, and cole slaw. bowensislandrestaurant.com; dinner for two $30
FIG (Food Is Good): Don’t miss brunch at FIG, where the coddled sea island farm egg and ricotta gnocchi get rave reviews. eatatfig.com
HUSK: Order the BBQ plate with Virginia pork, pit beans, and rapini at this buzz-worthy southern restaurant by chef Sean Brock. huskrestaurant.com
Magnolia’s: A street-side grill with the best shrimp & grits in town. magnolias-blossom-cypress.com

What to Do:

Farmer’s Market in Marion Square: Check out this 200-year-old fair for local produce and stone-ground grits.
Firefly Distillery: This distillery is both a tea plantation and liquor manufacturer. Tour the 11-acre facility, then order a Sweet Tea Vodka martini. fireflyvodka.com
Ghost Tour: Book a 90-minute haunted graveyard carriage ride with Bulldog Tours. bulldogtours.com; tours from $18
King Street: Charleston’s three-mile shopping promenade is lined with independent boutiques, including the well-known Heirloom Books. heirloombookcompany.com
Arthur J. Ravenel Bridge: This single cable-stayed bridge opened in 2005; head across for views of the Cooper River.
Sullivan’s Island: At the entrance to Charleston Harbor, Sullivan’s Island is home to sea turtles and tidal creeks, and it’s all just a 15-minute drive from King Street.

To learn more about Twitter Chats hosted by T+L editors, email “yes” to TLSocial@aexp.com.


Tweet-Up: Expert Holiday Travel Advice

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Traveling around the holidays isn't always the smoothest of experiences, but still, for many people, it's inevitable. There are ways to help make the whole process a lot more enjoyable for everyone involved. To help you plan out your travel strategy this holiday season, we enlisted a panel of experts to offer their advice during an hour-long live tweet-up hosted by T+L's Trip Doctor, Amy Farley. The chat will take place tomorrow, November 14, from 2–3 p.m. ET.

The Panel

Stephanie Abrams, The Weather Channel: @StephanieAbrams
Robert Birge, KAYAK: @KAYAK
Rebecca Dolan, Huffington Post: @HuffPostTravel
Tiffany Dowd, Luxe Social Media: @LuxeTiffany
Henry Harteveldt, Atmosphere Research Group: @HHarteveldt
Geroge Hobica, Airfarewatchdog: @Airfarewatchdog

How does it work?

1. Log in to Twitter any time from 2–3 p.m. ET and be sure to follow the chat hosts: @TravlandLeisure and @afarles
2. Use the hashtag #TL_Chat to follow.
3. To keep up with the chat in real time, head over to http://tweetchat.com/room/tl_chat
4. We'll pulse out some questions for our expert panel to answer, but feel free to post your own answers to our questions! Or ask your own questions! Take advantage of this special access to this great panel and get some expert travel advice.

We hope to "see" you there!

Tweet-Up: Booking Tips with Travel Experts

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No matter how seasoned a traveler you are, there are always new destinations to visit and more refined tips to pick up along the way. So, to celebrate the announcement of the A-List 2012, the best of the best in the travel industry, we gathered some of the leading experts to join our panel and help deliver the most up-to-date travel advice, perfect for veteran jetsetters or aspiring globetrotters. The chat takes place tomorrow, October 23, from 2–3 p.m. ET. We hope to “see” you there!

The Panel

Mina Agnos, Travelive: @Travelive
Arnie Weissmann, Travel Weekly: @TWTravelNews
Zac Rabinor, Journey Mexico: @JourneyMexico
Carole Cambata, Greaves Tours: @GreavesTours
Margot Cushing, Frosch Travel: @FroschTravel
Jim Strong, Strong Travel: @Craving4Travel
Andrea Sertoli, Select Italy: @SelectItaly

How does it work?

1. Log in to Twitter any time from 2–3 p.m. ET and be sure to follow the chat hosts: @TravlandLeisure and @csedlak1
2. Use the hashtag #TL_Chat to follow.
3. To keep up with the chat in real time, head over to http://tweetchat.com/room/TL_Chat
4. We'll pulse out some questions for our expert panel to answer, but feel free to post your own answers to our questions! Or ask your own questions! Take advantage of this special access to this fab panel and get some expert travel advice.

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Joshua Pramis is the social media editor and resident tech aficionado at Travel + Leisure. Follow him on Twitter: @joshuapramis

Tweet-Up: Plan a Vacation to Charleston, SC

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Full of southern charm, cutting edge art, and a fast-rising culinary scene, there are treasures abound to be discovered in Charleston, South Carolina’s second largest city. Whether you’re looking to peruse the myriad antique shops, tour the seemingly endless historic sites, or stroll through its many plantations and gardens, there’s something for everyone. But if you’re having a hard time figuring out where to begin, we’re here to help you. We’ve enlisted a team of experts to dish out some fab travel advice so you can start planning your next trip to Chuck Town. The tweet-up, presented by Charleston Area Convention & Visitors Bureau, will take place Thursday, October 4, from 2–3 p.m. ET.

The Panel

Jennifer V. Cole, features editor, Southern Living
Beth Jenkins, Travel + Leisure A-List travel agent
Matt and Ted Lee, Travel + Leisure contributing editors
Jessica Mischner, senior editor, Garden & Gun
Shane Mitchell, Travel + Leisure special correspondent
Sarah Spagnolo, Travel + Leisure digital projects editor
Andrew Zimmern, chef and television host

How does it work?

1. Log in to Twitter any time from 2–3 p.m. ET and be sure to follow the chat hosts: @TravlandLeisure and @Charleston CVB
2. Use the hashtag #TLSponChat to follow.
3. To keep up with the chat in real time, head over to http://tweetchat.com/room/TLSponChat
4. We'll pulse out some questions for our expert panel to answer, but feel free to post your own answers to our questions! Or ask your own questions! Take advantage of this special access to this fab panel and get some expert travel advice.

We hope to "see" you there!

2010-hs-josh-pramis.jpgJoshua Pramis is the social media editor and resident tech aficionado at Travel + Leisure. Follow him on Twitter: @joshuapramis

 

All tweets are subject to our social media terms and conditions and may be used in any and all media including editorial, advertising and commercial purposes.  See full social media T&Cs.

Tweet-Up: Adventure Travel Tips

Craving a little thrill in your life? Not sure where to start or what to look for? Then join us tomorrow for a live tweet-up—hosted by Nikki Goldstein, editorial assistant and adventure traveler—and we’ll help get you squared away! We’ve gathered a large panel—the biggest we’ve ever had!—and they’re all eager to help you get your adventure on. We’ll talk packing tips, family adventure, booking on a budget, and more!

The panel includes:

Agatha Capacchione, MFA Marketing & Public Relations, @MissyFarrenPR
Brad Moss, ROW Adventures, @ROWAdventures
Carol Mueller, Travel Guard, @TravelGuard
Chris Doyle, Adventure Travel Trade Association, @AdventureTweets
Dan Austin, Austin-Lehman Adventures, @AustinLehman
Kathy Stewart, Butterfield & Robinson, @ButterfieldTrav
Laura Allen, Century Travel, @CenturyTvl
Mary Rose McKinnon, L.L. Bean, @LLBeanHuntFish
Richard Wiese, Born to Explore, @Born2ExploreTV

How does it work?

1. Log in to Twitter any time from 2–3 p.m. ET and be sure to follow the chat hosts: @TravlandLeisure and @nikkigoldstein
2. Use the hashtag #TL_Chat to follow.
3. To keep up with the chat in real time, head over to http://tweetchat.com/room/tl_chat
4. We'll pulse out some questions for our expert panel to answer, but feel free to post your own answers to our questions! Or ask your own questions! Take advantage of this special access to this fab panel and get some expert travel advice.

We hope to "see" you there!

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