By Gabrielle Blitz
Updated: February 02, 2017

Have you gone on any great trips this summer or are you still looking to get out of town? Need a quick weekend getaway and want to know the best hotels, restaurants, things to do, and destinations to visit in the summer? Join our live Twitter chat on Summer Travel this Wednesday, August 7th from 2pm to 3pm EDT. Our panel of experts will share tips on quick-and-easy beach weekends, the best places to get quintessential summer food, new destinations to discover, and summer travel trends. Ask them for their insider advice!

Join the conversation on Wednesday, August 7th from 2pm to 3pm EDT.

The Host:

Clara Sedlak, Travel + Leisure Special Projects Editor, @csedlak1

The Panel:

Orbitz, Travel site, @Orbitz

Trina Turk, Designer, @shoptrinaturk

Chris Salgardo, President of Kiehl’s Since 1851, @KiehlsPrez

Gary Arndt, Travel blogger, photographer, & 2013 SMITTY Award runner-up, @EverywhereTrip

Havaianas, Premium sandal line, @havaianas

L-Atitude, Travel-inspired shopping site, @shoplatitude

Sandy Schadler, Vice President of Travelink, American Express Travel, @trvlnkvacations

Theodora & Callum, Travel-inspired accessory line, @theodoracallum

Go Girl, Online female network of world travelers, @travelgogirl

Amy Bizzarri, Family travel writer, @amybizzarri

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 to follow the chat in real time. You can log-in using your Twitter account.

3. Remember to always add the hashtag #TL_Chat to your tweets—however, if you're in the twubs chatroom it will be added automatically (note for character spacing purposes).

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!

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