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February 2019

By N/A, February 21, 2019
For more than 100 years, a species of giant tortoise on the Galapagos Islands was believed to be extinct. That is, until now. The Galapagos Islands, also known as Galapagos National Park, is home to many species of animals, including finches, l...
By N/A, February 21, 2019
Yes, we love a good Hallmark Christmas movie any time of year, but in the heart of winter, we're certainly craving a taste of spring. Now, we've got a new Hallmark movie to look forward to — Garden Party — set in the lovely Florida town of St. Pet...
By N/A, February 21, 2019
Courteney Cox is opening up about the terrifying emergency landing Jennifer Aniston’s private plane was forced to make while the two were en route to Mexico. Cox, 54, was with Aniston heading to Cabo San Lucas when the private plane they were o...
By N/A, February 21, 2019
Grab your helmet and set out for the great outdoors. But instead of opting for a classic summer road trip, you’ll soon be able to try out something a little more challenging — like biking across the mainland United States. And soon it’s goin...
By N/A, February 20, 2019
It seems like you can do yoga just about anywhere these days. You can do yoga with beer, yoga underwater and even yoga down the aisle of a plane (though, no one will thank you for it). And now, you can do the best kind of yoga: in a field of so...
By N/A, February 20, 2019
If you’re anywhere near Los Angeles International Airport, you might think these feathery neighbors are a real hoot. According to The Washington Post, a group of rare owls are living in a nature preserve near LAX. The group of 10 burrowing owls...
By N/A, February 20, 2019
Milan's Prada Foundation has earned a reputation as one of the most innovative art institutions in the world. Its sprawling new campus in the city's lively Porta Romana neighborhood boasts Rem Koolhaas-designed exhibition spaces, gold-leafed exter...
By N/A, February 20, 2019
For a few short days a year something magical happens in Yosemite National Park: A firefall. As Travel+Leisure previously explained, the natural phenomenon is a sight you simply have to see to believe. For just a few days a year, always in ...
By N/A, February 20, 2019
While airplane food isn’t always synonymous with world-class dining, some carriers serve such impressive in-flight menus that they've taken their dishes to land. In 2017, Air New Zealand opened a London pop-up called “This Is How We Fly," showcasi...
By N/A, February 20, 2019
Though it may seem like we’ve got it all figured out, there are still plenty of wonderful mysteries left in the world. While we may never know the meaning of life, or how the Earth was formed, we now are one step closer to answering this important...
By N/A, February 20, 2019
The Department of Transportation (DOT) announced Tuesday that it would seek to cancel more than $900 million in federal grants originally approved to construct a high-speed railway between Los Angeles and San Francisco. Ronald Batory of the...
By N/A, February 20, 2019
We all dream of super-fast flights that get us from New York to Paris in an hour flat. But when an aircraft actually does technically travel at the speed of sound, it can really be a shock. Despite most commercial flights being unable to reach ...
By N/A, February 20, 2019
Some experiences just can’t be bought, like a breakfast with Sir David Attenborough or a private Mumford & Sons show. But thankfully, they can be won. U.K. charity Comic Relief’s latest Prizeathon is offering a slew of rare once-in-a-lifetime e...
By N/A, February 20, 2019
The winter storm system moving across the country will likely affect you, as it’s going to impact 39 states across the country. The National Weather Service reported the storm “will affect locations from the Upper Midwest to the East Coast” beg...
By N/A, February 20, 2019
Though Meghan Markle officially became the Duchess of Sussex last year, she hasn’t forgotten her American roots. Just this week, Markle made a surprise visit to New York City to spend a bit of time with her beloved friends before the birth of ...
By N/A, February 20, 2019
If you’re looking for total seclusion from civilized society, look no further than this private island in Ireland. While this island isn’t full of crisp, blue water and sandy beaches, it can offer you a chance to lord over your domain without t...
By N/A, February 20, 2019
As any traveler can tell you, planning a vacation takes a great deal of work. Often, a trip can take months of planning to orchestrate, including finding the perfect destination, flights, accommodations, activities and more. And that’s what makes ...
By N/A, February 20, 2019
Flights to Fiji are particularly cheap right now, so if you're in the mood for a getaway to paradise, don't delay. Scott's Cheap Flights found airfares on Fiji Airways starting at $586 round-trip from Honolulu, and starting in the $600s from Lo...
By N/A, February 20, 2019
A 103-year-old woman was named the National Park Service’s oldest Junior Ranger at a park she’s actually older than.  Generally, the Junior Ranger program is a stewardship program used to engage children and families in the preservation of nati...
By N/A, February 20, 2019
Traveling by train around the United States is romantic, convenient, and comfortable — but it's not always cheap.  Booking one of Amtrak’s wide, plush seats or overnight cars can be an expensive proposition, but it doesn’t have to be if you jus...
By N/A, February 20, 2019
What's the perfect way to tell your pals, “Thank you for being a friend?” Take them on a five-night pleasure cruise that even Dorothy Zbornak can’t scowl at? According to People, Golden Girls fans can embark on a special “Golden Girls at...
By N/A, February 19, 2019
We hear a lot about the woes of tall people on planes, but if you’re like me, sizing up on the smaller side of the height chart, you’re probably already aware of the dreaded “dangle” – when your feet don’t reach or never fully rest on the ground a...
By N/A, February 19, 2019
On Tuesday, Feb. 19, travelers at New York's John F. Kennedy International Airport (JFK) were met by an unusual sight: a Boeing 747, painted in the retro colors of British Overseas Airways Corporation (BOAC), the predecessor to British Airways. ...
By N/A, February 19, 2019
No shoes, no pants, but you can still get service. A passenger on board a Monday flight from Paris’ Charles de Gaulle to Los Angeles International was photographed standing up, taking off his shoes and pants and then sitting back down — all bef...
By N/A, February 19, 2019
Situated in the heart of the Great Smoky Mountains, Blackberry Farm has been synonymous with rural luxury since it first opened to the public in 1990. In the decades that have passed, it has gained a loyal following for the remote, upscale, and ep...
By N/A, February 19, 2019
Customers who are part of Marriott Bonvoy — Marriott International’s new unified travel program replacing the brand’s previous loyalty offerings under Starwood Preferred Guest, Marriott Rewards, and The Ritz-Carlton Rewards programs — can look for...
By N/A, February 19, 2019
A woman was removed from a JetBlue flight from Fort Lauderdale to Las Vegas for disruptive behavior after realizing she was sitting next to a three-year-old on her flight, USA Today reported. %image1 Sitting next to a toddler isn’t exact...
By N/A, February 19, 2019
Fact: Flying will expose you to germs. According to one study, travelers are up to 100 times more likely to contract a cold while flying. But, instead of downing powdery vitamin concoctions and slathering on a pound of hand sanitizer, it turns ...
By N/A, February 19, 2019
  Burning Man, a massive desert utopia for hippies, techno ravers, and everything in between, is changing things up this year – which means bad news for luxury-seeking Burners. According to a post on the Burning Man website, Marian Goode...
By N/A, February 19, 2019
Here’s further proof that pandas are probably the most chill animals on the planet. According to USA Today, an 8-year-old girl had the frightening experience of falling into a panda enclosure in China on Saturday, but managed to escape. Luckily...
By N/A, February 19, 2019
Henry David Thoreau was a prolific American writer and naturalist. What we might consider “stunt journalism” today, Thoreau spent more than two years living alone in the woods near Walden Pond in Concord, Massachusetts. The experience incited with...
By N/A, February 19, 2019
If you're flying American Airlines to or from New York City or Los Angeles, you can now skip traffic and take helicopter rides to and from the airport — if you're willing to pay the price. American Airlines is partnering with Blade, an on-deman...
By N/A, February 19, 2019
Sixteen people were stranded for several hours on gondolas at SeaWorld in San Diego on Monday night. Just after 7 p.m., five gondolas on the Bayside Skyride malfunctioned because of strong wind gusts that broke sensors on the ride, Fox5 News re...
By N/A, February 19, 2019
Some cats have all the luck. Even though they may have reputations for being fastidious and hard to please, it turns out, cats are pretty good travelers — especially this Elf Sphynx named Bug Naked. %image1 Much like Vladimir the cat,...
By N/A, February 19, 2019
An 81-year-old South Korean widow is the only person living on a disputed island in the East Sea. The Dokdo Islands have been at the center of a battle between Japan and South Korea for more than 300 years. And, at the moment, Kim Sin-yeol is t...
By N/A, February 19, 2019
Birmingham-Shuttlesworth International Airport (BHM) is not only an easy to navigate and recently modernized airport that’s just 10 minutes from downtown Birmingham, it also smells enticingly of barbecue from before sunrise to long after sunset (t...
By N/A, February 19, 2019
JetBlue just gave a new mom a unique gift. Mid-flight from San Juan, Puerto Rico, to Fort Lauderdale, Florida, on Saturday, a woman gave birth to a baby boy, USA Today reported. %image1 JetBlue spokeswoman Jen Dang said that the crew an...
By N/A, February 19, 2019
After 60 years of Dream Campers, Dream Houses, and Dream Convertibles, Barbie is partnering with National Geographic on a travel-themed line of dolls, accessories and media that will focus not only on exploring the world, but also on science, ...
By N/A, February 19, 2019
Katie Holmes is enjoying some quality time with her daughter Suri! On Sunday, Holmes, 40, shared a rare photo of Suri, 12, who she parents with ex-husband Tom Cruise. “‘No need to hurry. No need to sparkle. No need to be anybody but oneself,...
By N/A, February 19, 2019
Diners in search of a meal that comes with magnificent ocean views and ingredients picked straight from the land will want to head to Wolfgat, a seaside restaurant in South Africa that recently took the title of the world’s best restaurant. The...
By N/A, February 19, 2019
Meghan Markle is getting showered! The Duchess of Sussex made a secret trip to New York City to celebrate the upcoming arrival of her and Prince Harry‘s first child, due in late April. A source tells PEOPLE that Meghan’s friends are throwing he...
By N/A, February 18, 2019
Get ready SF, Richard Branson’s Virgin Hotels San Francisco is officially open for business. The much-anticipated property, which is situated in SoMa (South of Market), is the second Virgin Hotels location in the U.S. after the first opened...
By N/A, February 15, 2019
Turkish Airlines’ customer service and food are so widely complimented among travelers that the odds are definitely in your favor with this airline. I’ve truly never seen so many rave reviews about airline food — apparently the best spiced food in...

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