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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.

World’s Best Hotel 2013

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It’s high season for T+L’s World’s Best Awards, and this year’s winners are all abuzz about the news. Ever wonder what it’s like to find out you’re the world’s top hotel? Click here for the heart-warming staff reaction at Botswana’s Mombo Camp and Little Mombo Camp when they caught wind of their win.

As we kick off the 18th annual award festivities this week, we’re so thrilled to discover that the party has gone global.

Jennifer FlowersJennifer Flowers is the Travel News Editor at Travel + Leisure and part of the Trip Doctor news team. Find her on Twitter at @JennFlowers.

Photo courtesy of Wilderness Safaris

Announced: T+L's 2013 World's Best Awards

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T+L's features director, Nilou Motamed, announces the 2013 winners of Travel + Leisure's World's Best Awards, as voted by readers in our annual survey. Whether it's a rustic safari hideaway or a river cruise line, these hotels, destinations, and travel companies represent the best in travel. For all the winners, click here.

Jennifer FlowersJennifer Flowers is the Travel News Editor at Travel + Leisure and part of the Trip Doctor news team. Find her on Twitter at @JennFlowers.

Vote in the World's Best Awards!

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Attention all travelers! It’s that time of year again…The Travel + Leisure World’s Best Awards survey just launched!

Remember that stylish hotel you visited earlier this year? That amazing cruise? The idyllic spa? Well, now’s your chance to spread the word. Click here to rate your favorite hotels, resorts, spas, cruise lines, airlines, travel companies, and more. What’s new? Three new survey categories: airports, hotel brands, and individual cruise ships.

And don’t forget the prizes. All respondents can enter for a chance to win a $10,000 dream trip to the destination of their choice. A-List travel agents will design the Grand Prize, along with three additional first- and second-prize vacations. Two third-prize winners will each receive $1,000.

The survey is live now, and open until 4/1/2013. The winners will be announced in T+L’s August issue.

Vote now!

Vacationist Hotel Deals: A World’s Best Awards winner, Caribbean, Sonoma + More!

Book now on Vacationist, and you can stay in some of your favorite hotels and resorts for up to 40% off.

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This just in! The Red Mountain Resort is No. 1 Destination Spa in the T+L 2012 World’s Best Awards readers’ survey! Book now and save on this 130-room resort and health spa in Utah's Grand Circle, near Zion and Bryce Canyon.


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Barbuda, West Indies
This nine-suite waterfront gem offers total serenity on Barbuda, a quiet Caribbean island beloved by solitude seekers.

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Hotel Les Mars - up to 35% off
Healdsburg (Sonoma County), California
Looking for an elegant home base while touring Sonoma’s wine country? Try this downtown Healdsburg mainstay.

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Hotel Chimayo de Santa Fe - up to 29% off
Santa Fe, New Mexico
Authentic New Mexican touches are on display at this 56-room Santa Fe hotel, which takes its inspiration from a tiny town 30 minutes north.

Vacationist.com is brought to you by Travel + Leisure and LuxuryLink.com.

From top: Photos courtesy of Lighthouse Bay; Hotel Les Mars.

TODAY Show Video: The T+L 2012 World's Best Awards

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T+L's features director, Nilou Motamed, announces the new crop of Travel + Leisure World's Best Award winners, as voted by readers in our annual survey. From Montana's Triple Creek Ranch to Boracay, a pristine island in the Philippines, these hotels, destinations, and travel companies are the best of the best. For all the winners, click here.

ENDING SATURDAY: Vote to Win a $10,000 Dream Trip!

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Saturday is the last day to vote in the 2012 World’s Best Awards Survey!

All respondents will be entered to win a $10,000 dream trip, among other trip prizes.

Go to TLWorldsBest.com and tell us which hotels, resorts, spas, cruise lines, airlines, travel companies, and destinations you love most. We’ll feature your favorite places in the August 2012 issue of Travel + Leisure.

Hurry! Voting closes at midnight on March 31st. Cast your vote now! 

NO PURCHASE NECESSARY TO ENTER OR WIN. The 2012 World’s Best Awards Sweepstakes is open to legal residents of the 50 United States and the District of Columbia age 18 or older. To enter and view complete Official Rules, which govern this Sweepstakes, visit TLWorldsBest.com. Sweepstakes begins at 12:01 a.m. Eastern Time (ET) on 12/01/11 and ends at 11:59 p.m. (ET) on 03/31/12. Sponsor: American Express Publishing Corporation.

Briana Fasone is a digital editorial assistant at Travel + Leisure.

3 Weeks Left: World's Best Sweepstakes!

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Take T+L’s World’s Best Awards Survey and enter to win a $10,000 Dream Trip!

March is underway, which means there are only a few weeks left to cast your vote.

Go to TLWorldsBest.com and rate your favorite hotels, resorts, spas, cruise lines, airlines, and travel companies—and your top picks might make it into T+L’s annual World’s Best Awards issue in August 2012! Voting ends March 31, so time is running out.

A bonus? Respondents will be entered to win a $10,000 dream trip, among other first, second and third place trip prizes. What are you waiting for? Vote now!

NO PURCHASE NECESSARY TO ENTER OR WIN. The 2012 World’s Best Awards Sweepstakes is open to legal residents of the 50 United States and the District of Columbia age 18 or older. To enter and view complete Official Rules, which govern this Sweepstakes, visit TLWorldsBest.com. Sweepstakes begins at 12:01 a.m. Eastern Time (ET) on 12/01/11 and ends at 11:59 p.m. (ET) on 03/31/12. Sponsor: American Express Publishing Corporation.

Briana Fasone is a digital editorial assistant at Travel + Leisure.

Vote in the 2012 World's Best Awards Survey and Enter to Win a $10,000 Dream Trip

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Calling all globe-trotters! The 2012 World’s Best Awards Survey is live!

What tops your travel list? Click here to vote for your favorite hotels, resorts, spas, cruise lines, airlines, and travel companies—and the winners will be featured in T+L’s annual World’s Best Awards issue in August 2012.

PLUS Enter the sweepstakes! All respondents will be entered for a chance to win a $10,000 dream trip to the destination of your choice. First and second prize winners will also receive once-in-a-lifetime vacations—and all bespoke trips are planned by one of T+L’s expert A-List travel agents. Two third prize winners will each receive American Express gift cards worth $1,000.

Vote now!

NO PURCHASE NECESSARY TO ENTER OR WIN. The 2012 World’s Best Awards Sweepstakes is open to legal residents of the 50 United States and the District of Columbia age 18 or older. To enter and view complete Official Rules, which govern this Sweepstakes, visit TLWorldsBest.com. Sweepstakes begins at 12:01 a.m. Eastern Time (ET) on 12/01/11 and ends at 11:59 p.m. (ET) on 03/31/12. Sponsor: American Express Publishing Corporation.

Briana Fasone is an editorial intern at Travel + Leisure.

TODAY Show: T+L 2011 World's Best Winners!

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What are the best hotels in the world? Travel + Leisure's features director, Nilou Motamed, shares the winners of this year's annual World's Best survey. Plus, our readers also weigh in on the best cities, cruises, famiy travel, and more. Find a complete list of award-winners here, and start planning your next vacation today!

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