The North Fork town has all the charm of the Hamptons without any of the pretension.
Want to spice things up in your relationship? Then it's time to get out of town. Here are the best weekend getaways for couples.
Campfires, hiking, and plush tents set the stage at Under Canvas Mount Rushmore, a new property close to the iconic monument.
Ask the Travel + Leisure staff where we want to travel in 2019, and most of us will answer, honestly, where don’t we? Related: See the 50 Best Places to Travel in 2020 When it comes to singling out the best vacation spots and compiling our annual year-end list of the places we’re most excited about in the coming months, narrowing down the field is easier said than done. We pore over press releases, tourism statistics, and our overflowing spreadsheets of hotel openings, restaurant debuts, and new flight routes before deciding where to go on vacation. We consider the anecdotal evidence: Where are our friends and families going on vacation? What vacation destinations are we seeing on Instagram? Which places seem to be part of today’s travel zeitgeist? And, as always, we turn to our network of travel experts for vacation ideas — trusted writers, hospitality professionals, the travel advisors that make up T+L’s A-List — to see where people are actually going, and which places are the ones to watch in the coming year. This year’s list of the best vacation spots spans the globe, from exciting southern hemisphere cities like Santiago, Chile, and Brisbane, Australia, to harder-to-reach regions like Langkawi, Malaysia and the Danish Riviera. There are the new capitals of culture — Nairobi, Kenya, home to a emergent design scene, or Panama City, with a deluge of forward-thinking restaurants and bars — and the tourism destinations that are back in fighting form after natural disasters or human conflict, including Puerto Rico, the Turquoise Coast of Turkey, Egypt, and Montecito, California. And, of course, there are the destinations that we haven’t heard much about, but certainly will soon — places like India’s remote Andaman Islands, or the art and history-filled emirate of Sharjah, in the U.A.E., or the under-the-radar wine scene in Etyek, Hungary. After all, isn’t dreaming about places totally new to us — and seeing old favorites in a new light — why we travel in the first place? Here are Travel + Leisure’s 50 best places to travel in 2019. If you already know where you're going in the year ahead, share your vacation destination picks with us on social media with #TLBestPlaces.
A little region best known for cherries, sprawling sand dunes, massive blue lakes, and bucolic scenery may just be America’s next great wine touring region.
This Alpaca Farm Has More Christmas Spirit Than the North Pole — Here's How to Visit for the Holiday Photo Shoot of Your Dreams
On a Saturday morning in a backyard on the Jersey Shore, nine alpacas run into a pen with the same merry spirit as Santa’s reindeer. They might not have antlers, but they have garnered the attention of many devotees who are lining up for the chance to take a photograph with them in their red and green Christmas ensembles. This is not just any ordinary backyard — it's the property of Jim and Tish Carpinelli — also known as the Jersey Shore Alpaca Farm. Since the farm was founded in 2005, the Carpinellis have transformed their 30-acre backyard into one of New Jersey’s most unexpected agritourism destinations. Related: You Can Take Dance Classes With Alpacas at This Canadian Farm “One day i was looking through a magazine and I saw an ad for alpacas. I jokingly went to my husband and said that's what we ought to do — raise alpacas,” Tish said. Jim was on board. Tish, who works full-time as a high school librarian, spent time researching alpacas and decided there were no negatives to starting such a venture. It certainly takes a specific type of person to only see the positive in turning their backyard into an alpaca farm and spending every Friday night cutting up carrots for visitors to feed them. But the Carpinellis feel like it’s their calling: “For some strange reason, we feel like God has led us along this path, and continues to lead us to do this. It’s not like most people are called to be alpaca farmers.” Related:Take a Llama to Lunch in Colorado The draw, according to the Carpinellis, is that it’s a slice of the country for city dwellers who find themselves vacationing on the Jersey Shore. “Plus, it’s interaction with people,” Tish said. “We live in such a technological society — a lot of times you just don’t get that personal touch anymore.” If the Wildwood boardwalk doesn’t pique your interest, perhaps these alpacas will. Visitors can partake in private tours, feed the alpacas, or attend special events like the holiday photo shoots that occur every Saturday leading up to Christmas.
At Twin Farms, a historic resort in Vermont, Flora Stubbs discovers warm fireplaces, hearty meals, and the pleasures of doing nothing.
Call me a convert.
No pink required.
A rapidly growing tech industry may be changing the fabric of San Francisco — but there are still plenty of places to discover the city's more analogue charms.
This Las Vegas Resort's New Suites Have Basketball Courts, Movie Theaters and Bowling Alleys Inside
These whimsical themed suites come with one-of-a-kind amenities.
For the ultimate long weekend of wine-tasting and spectacular fall foliage, look no further than the Finger Lake region.