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2015 February

By Lindsey Campbell, December 30, 2015
Long flights can be hard to survive no matter where you’re sitting—and with your personal in-flight space constantly at risk, designers have turned to some creative seating concepts to make your experience a bit more comfortable.  We’ve seen numer...
By N/A, December 30, 2015
A lot happened on T+L.com through 2015. Not only did we give our website a complete makeover, but we also launched our very first destination of the year poll (congrats to Cuba, the editor's pick, and Nashville, the reader's choice!) and the Journ...
By N/A, December 30, 2015
Maybe because it's a metaphor for the shortcuts of the modern world, or a status marker in (quasi-)edible form, but there's something inherently depressing about most airplane food. From the sad, microwave-safe packaging to the unidentified meat a...
By N/A, December 30, 2015
It's been 133 years since a woman was the first to cross the length of the Brooklyn Bridge carrying a rooster, and 130 years since jumping off the bridge — not something we recommend — was all the rage. (The result of that fad was the coining of t...
By N/A, December 30, 2015
This week, we’re going back to basics by focusing on the seven essential beauty and wellness hacks that most of you have heard before, but probably don’t abide by. From travel-friendly aromatherapy to the drink that helps with swollen joints (hint...
By Lindsey Olander, December 30, 2015
London’s imposing Gothic-style Westminster Abbey, established in the 11th century by Edward the Confessor, has held a secure place in England’s history books for a millennium. Since its consecration in 1065, the church has seen the coronation of e...
By Lisa Cheng, December 30, 2015
California Get at least 30 percent off from Brewery Gulch Inn, an Arts and Craft-style property overlooking Mendocino’s rugged coast. Travel + Leisure Escape: Three nights in a Corner King room A bottle of Anderson Valley wi...
By N/A, December 30, 2015
The Waldorf-Astoria, The Peninsula, The Pierre, The Grand Hyatt, and the Westin at Times Square may usually be in fierce competition with each other for New York’s tourist dollars, but they just all agreed to work together for a very important cau...
By N/A, December 30, 2015
Check out Times Square on New Year's Eve sounds exciting in theory, but when you think about all of the waiting around and the drunk crowds, it loses a bit of its luster. Lucky for everyone not paying a visit to New York City this New Year's Eve w...
By N/A, December 30, 2015
In more ways than one, 2015 proved to be a busy year for business travelers and it doesn’t appear to be slowing down anytime soon. According to a recent survey conducted by travel information provider ExpertFlyer.com and travel blog ViewFromTheWin...
By N/A, December 30, 2015
This story originally appeared on Time.com. People all over the world looked up and took photos on the evening of Sept. 27, 2015 during the supermoon eclipse. (Check out the best Instagrams of it here.) But one photographer got an amazing shot ...
By Sarah Begley, December 30, 2015
This story originally appeared on Time.com. If the new year has you stressed about resolutions, goals and fears, it might be nice to remember how small we humans are in the scope of the universe. This video might help. Sriram Murali, a pho...
By Caroline Hallemann, December 30, 2015
With 15.8 percent of the votes, Nashville, Tennessee, is the newly crowned winner of Travel + Leisure's readers' poll for Destination of the Year, beating out international hot spots like Adelaide, Australia, and Korea, as well as fellow domestic ...
By N/A, December 30, 2015
By N/A, December 30, 2015
This story originally appeared on FWx. San Vitaliano, a small town east of Naples, Italy has a big problem with some tiny particles. Newspaper Il Mattino referred to the hamlet as Italy’s Beijing because of its problems with air pollution.  And...
By N/A, December 29, 2015
New Year’s Eve is arguably the biggest drinking night of the year. As such, an ordinary cocktail just won’t suffice. Try the Berries & Bees from the Hakkasan Restaurant inside the Fontainebleau Miami Beach and bring in the new year like a champ. ...
By Ellie Storck, December 29, 2015
Let's all take a moment to reflect on 2015—in beautiful, vibrant Instagram photos. The photos that made our #2015BestNine lineup are perhaps predictable, but nonetheless, completely breathtaking. Some highlights: A shot of the Eiffel Tower at ...
By Alice Tate, December 29, 2015
Whether you're into green juices or not, most of us hit January 1 in a post-party haze, feeling like we could do with a little less food and wine, and a little more exercise. It's a societal shift: we all find ourselves craving fresh air and fresh...
By Jennifer Ashley Wright , December 29, 2015
By Ted Loos, December 29, 2015
By N/A, December 29, 2015
Winter travel usually means heading to a sunny climate, burying your toes in the sand, and pretending winter doesn’t exist for a few days. But spending a winter holiday in a freezing cold, snowy climate can be a joy, too—if you get into a Norwegia...
By Jenna Scatena, December 29, 2015
As much as the residents of San Francisco have earned a just reputation as people who like to frequent happy hours during the week and skip off to wine country on the weekends, they are also creatures of balance, repenting with hatha yoga, organic...
By N/A, December 29, 2015
Whether it’s the allure of sampling one of Cuba’s fabled freshly rolled cigars or sipping minty mojitos in one of Old Havana’s speakeasy-style bars, approximately 3.1 million people infiltrated the Caribbean country’s post-communist borders in 201...
By Sarah Z. Wexler, December 29, 2015
In December, it’s tough to stay active—the weather in Portland is a cold, drizzly mess. Plus, there are holiday parties galore (complete with festive holiday party cocktails), endless cookie exchanges, and that one coworker who seems to bring in e...
By Carrie Hutchinson, December 29, 2015
With summer still in full swing in the southern hemisphere, it's no surprise that well-being is front-of-mind when the New Year rolls around in Melbourne. Juice Feast Chances are, the good times of the past few weeks of indulgence have given...
By N/A, December 29, 2015
Too much merry making? Feeling sluggish? Bloated? Fret not: Toronto's got what you need to detox after the holidays—and you'll have fun while doing it. Here are our top picks around the city, from pressed juice to a couples' steam therapy massage,...
By N/A, December 29, 2015
This story originally appeared on People. %image2 Skellig Michael The force awakened on this teeny-tiny island off the coast of Ireland – part of Episode VII was shot here in 2014. From the water, the island looks like a mountain gutting ...
By Amy McKeever, December 29, 2015
Maybe you spent the last two weeks drinking mulled wine and eating bûche de noël leftovers on your couch while playing on your new iPad as It’s a Wonderful Life played in the background. That’s totally reasonable holiday behavior; no judgment here...
By N/A, December 29, 2015
This story originally appeared on Yahoo.com. Strangers share rooms in hostels, and they do the same in homes with Airbnb. So why not book a hotel room with someone you don’t know to save on costs? At least, that’s the idea behind Winston Club, ...
By N/A, December 29, 2015
Christmas may be all about the cookies, but New Year's is all about champagne. And this year, connoisseurs of bubbly have even more reason to clink glasses, as the real-deal, regionally specific stuff is experiencing something of a moment across t...
By N/A, December 29, 2015
Whether you're easily lulled by a creamy Camembert cheese, a flaky, buttery croissant, or a dark chocolate cherry ganache, temptation is everywhere in Paris. It's near impossible to walk a block without succumbing to a "gouter" (a taste) of someth...
By John Patrick Pullen, December 29, 2015
This story originally appeared on Time.com. In the years before inexpensive big screen, high-definition televisions hit the market, it used to be a treat to stay in a hotel. Typically the rooms featured televisions that were bigger than what yo...
By N/A, December 29, 2015
In terms of over-the-top (albeit sometimes brilliant) travel inventions, 2015 was a pretty good year. We saw the ‘world’s best travel jacket,’ which has raised almost ten million dollars on Kickstarter. There was JetComfy, the travel pillow with i...
By N/A, December 29, 2015
From jumping off of cliffs in Oahu to popping the question mid-skydive, this year’s GoPro users have documented some crazy adventures, and what better way to relive them than through a stunning year-end video! You’ll find yourself smiling, gasping...
By N/A, December 29, 2015
By N/A, December 29, 2015
This story originally appeared on FWx. At the risk of sounding like your uncle who fought in ‘Nam, I did it, man. I was there. I’ve been to Times Square to watch the ball drop on New Year’s Eve. And it was horrible. It was crowded. They penned ...
By Alex Schechter, December 29, 2015
Travel is often about leaving the comforts of home behind, but there’s something irresistible about having Fluffy along for the ride. These days, more pet owners than ever—according to a recent study, the numbers have doubled since 2005—are opting...
By N/A, December 28, 2015
In preparation for a far-flung vacation, you've successfully packed your Dopp kit with enough products to stick to your daily hair, makeup, and skin-care regimens upon arrival. Congrats! But it doesn't end there. Your carry-on requires equal prepa...
By N/A, December 28, 2015
This story originally appeared on Fortune. United Airlines has made a change to its program for children flying alone, expanding the age range of kids who use a $150 service when flying without an accompanying adult. Related: TSA Just Made B...
By N/A, December 28, 2015
Every year, Christmas Island—a remote Australian island in the Indian Ocean—is overrun by bright red crabs. Forty million fire engine-colored crustaceans pour out of the jungle and fill the island’s streets with red bodies eager to breed. It sound...
By N/A, December 28, 2015
Those who love tarte tatin, Bananas Foster, and crème brûlée know that when sugar begins to scorch, it can make for a truly delicious dessert. It makes sense, then, that drinks incorporating the same principle—sugar, set ablaze—can be equally deli...
By Amy Tara Koch, December 28, 2015
By Laura Itzkowitz, December 28, 2015
Not only is Grand Central Terminal one of the world’s most beautiful train stations, it’s also one of New York’s most fascinating landmarks. Host to more than 750,000 people who pass through it daily, the station is a crossroads for locals, commut...
By Jacqueline Gifford, December 28, 2015
Tents aren’t just for camping in the great outdoors anymore. As a part of their revamped family program, beginning in the new year, Westin Hotels & Resorts will offer one of the coolest new amenities for kids: in-room tents. So here’s how to win t...
By N/A, December 28, 2015
Gone are the days of the Dirty Dancing-esque mega resorts that used to dot the Catskills. Today's rustic getaways are simple and easygoing, but with a major eye for design. And even better, they're seriously affordable. Make the trip in the summer...
By N/A, December 28, 2015
Jetting from humid MIA (Miami) to frigid MSP (Minneapolis-St. Paul)? Or from dry, chilly DIA (Denver) to tropical SJU (San Juan)? Packing for winter travel can be a bear, and much trickier than the devil-may-care sundresses and shorts of summertim...
By N/A, December 28, 2015
After the indulgences of the holiday season, January is the perfect (and traditional) time to reassess and realign. Good news for all: New York is just as good at healthy living as it is at decadent food and sophisticated cocktails. Try these refr...
By Lindsey Olander, December 28, 2015
Now, I know what you’re thinking. “She’s a travel editor and she went where?” Those who know me know I am an adventurer at heart. I’ve traveled solo through Scotland and Scandinavia, flown straight from New York to Australia’s Northern Territory, ...
By Tom Austin, December 28, 2015
Miami is a party town—especially around New Year’s Eve—and bouncing back from those rueful hangovers and binge meals can be tricky. But if you want to start off 2016 on a healthier beat, here are our picks for detoxing in this sunny location.  ...
By N/A, December 28, 2015
Just a few years ago, Nicaragua was a seriously off-the-beaten-path destination. But now, with a new crop of chic boutique hotels opening and more tourists than ever heading to its pristine beaches and historic towns, the Central American nation i...
By N/A, December 28, 2015
Between the two of them, Chrissy Teigen and John Legend have almost eight million followers on Instagram. While it’s largely due to their widespread success (Legend scored an Academy Award last year for his song “Glory,” and Teigen graced the cove...
By N/A, December 28, 2015
It didn’t take long for the pilot on board Malaysia Airlines’ flight MH132 to realize that his plane was heading in a different direction than planned. According to the New Zealand Herald, the flight, which was scheduled to fly nonstop from Auckla...
By Katrina Brown Hunt, December 28, 2015
By Brian Kelly, December 28, 2015
For many travelers, simply finding a flight that can be booked with frequent flyer miles instead of cash is cause for celebration. But advanced flyers have pretty complicated decisions to make when it comes to loyalty points. They generally wan...
By Michal Addady, December 28, 2015
This story originally appeared on Fortune. You may not be allowed to opt out of full-body scans at the airport anymore. The Transportation Security Administration, which manages security for all modes of transport in the U.S., currently uses...
By N/A, December 28, 2015
This story originally appeared on Fortune.com. Residents of a handful of states may soon need to remember their passport before they head to the airport, even when flying domestically. That’s because the Transportation Security Administratio...
By N/A, December 28, 2015
This story originally appeared on Time.com. Police across Europe have ramped up security measures after receiving warning from a “friendly” intelligence service that capital cities across Europe could be the target of terrorist attacks before t...
By Ellie Storck, December 28, 2015
The most wonderful time of the year has finally arrived—which means it’s time to revisit your favorite holiday films. Despite bringing us all sorts of warm, fuzzy feelings and Christmas cheer, some of these movies remind us that traveling in Decem...
By Brooke Porter Katz, December 24, 2015
By N/A, December 24, 2015
By Ellie Storck, December 24, 2015
What better way to begin Christmas Eve than with the exciting news that the entire catalogue of Beatles music is now available for streaming? Beatles fans can now stream all their favorite songs from the Fab Four on Spotify, Apple Music, Tidal, De...
By N/A, December 24, 2015
The enigmatic Plain of Jars in Laos is not easy to explore. The site of the mysterious, ancient field of giant pots lies about 250 miles northeast of the Lao capital, Vientiane. Those who do make the trek are treated to a bewildering display of th...
By N/A, December 24, 2015
While China is undoubtedly used to visitors behaving badly at the Forbidden City or attempting to take a piece of the Great Wall home with them, they save their most public ire for their own citizens who misbehave while traveling. In April, Chi...
By N/A, December 24, 2015
While snow and the desert climates of San Diego, California almost never mix, sometimes miracles do happen. Three polar bears at the San Diego Zoo woke up to 26 tons of fresh powdery snow. The snow, which came as a surprise to the world famous ...
By Lindsey Olander, December 24, 2015
Witnessing Walt Disney World’s spectacular nighttime fireworks displays is at the top of almost every visitor’s list. And why not? Each show is a magical moment to pause and be dazzled after long hours in the park. But competing with crowds and st...

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