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Beginner's Guide to Hawaii: Maui, Lanai, and Molokai

First-time visitors to Hawaii can be overwhelmed when planning their trips. After all, the state has six tourist islands—which is the right one to experience? It’s easy to fall into the trap of thinking Waikiki Beach and Honolulu should be the first stops, especially because most of the direct …

Hawaii

Can't Get a Table at L.A.'s Redbird? Eat Here Instead

It’s every traveler’s dilemma: the restaurant you want to go has a three-month waiting list (or no seats until 11pm). But don’t worry: In our Eat …

Food

Best Weather Apps for Travelers | Travel + Leisure

Put these weather apps on your radar, and you won't get caught in the rain again.

When vacation looms, the weather forecast takes on a special urgency. Will rain delay your flight? A hurricane wash out your beach getaway? Fog spoil your mountaintop view?

While we still can't control the weather, …

Travel Technology

The 15 most cutting-edge restaurants in America

The best chefs in America have been revolutionizing the culinary industry not just with innovative new dishes, but equally innovative new ways to present and display their gastronomical art.

Think edible foams, fragrant smokes, and mad scientist-level creations that take taste and texture to a whole …

Restaurant

How to Eat the World in America

The empty stomach is the ultimate travel ice breaker. Everyone eats, everyone loves food, and the less you know about what’s on offer in a place, the more people want to help you.

Whether you live in the United States or are simply visiting, you don’t have to leave the country to get a taste of the …

Food

The 6 newest boutique hotel chains you'll want to try

Thanks to millennials and design-savvy travelers, the demand for boutique hotels continues to grow. Here are the hottest new brands to hit the market.

Staying in a full-service hotel can make guests feel as if they’re in a luxury bubble, as just about every need can be fulfilled 24 hours a day. …

Boutique Hotels

Ian Schrager Targets Luxury Hotels

Ian Schrager thinks luxury hotels have lost their mojo.

A pioneer of the boutique hotel concept, Mr. Schrager says popular five-star brands such as the Four Seasons and Mandarin Oriental Hotel provide top-notch service but offer little inspiration in terms of design or aesthetics.

“These luxury guys …

Hotels

The Luxury Collection® Hotels & Resorts to Make Debut in Chicago

11 May 2015

The Conversion of the Hotel Now Known as Conrad Chicago is Another Milestone for The Luxury Collection® Brand, on Track to Surpass 100 …

Hotels

Top 10: the world's most outrageous, over-the-top hotel experiences

Monday newsletters always feature top 10 travel lists to inspire.

Today (May 11, 2015): top 10 most outrageous, over-the-top hotel experiences in the

Hotels

New Excavation Will Expand China's Terra Cotta Warriors Attraction

China is expanding the ranks of the famed Terra Cotta Warrior army with new excavations expected to yield hundreds more of the ancient life-size …

Asia

Arrive like a star - Uber offers helicopter services for Cannes film festival

American car hailing app Uber has tied up with French helicopter company Hélipass to shuttle stars to Cannes from Nice-Côte d’Azur airport. The firm …

Africa

DINER | Bufala & Wildebeest Owners To Open New Seafood Spot "Supermarine" In Kitsilano

by Andrew Morrison | Award-winning restaurateurs James Iranzad and Josh Pape are just a few weeks away from opening their third eatery together. …

Macau's latest luxury hotel, the St Regis, will focus on the family, not gambling

A luxury hotel set to open in Macau's latest gambling development zone in the winter says it can attract patrons even without a casino dominating its …

Hotels

The Best Museum Restaurants

May 1, 2015 /

Written by Belle Cushing

Forget overpriced coffee and plastic-wrapped muffins, these museum restaurants are so good, we won’t judge if you skip the art entirely.

Our tables are set and tomorrow we open our doors! #NewWhitney #May1 #regram @pablo.enriquezA photo posted by Untitled at the …

Restaurant

Adventure Smith Explorations Announces Cuba Cruises for Americans | Travel + Leisure

And so the Cuban travel surge continues.

Earlier this year, the American and Cuban governments sought to reestablish diplomatic ties, opening the floodgates for travel teases like nonstop flights and Airbnb accommodations. Now those keen on seeing the island via schooner can start planning an …

Caribbean Travel

Here's why everyone wants to go to Milan this year

There's no better time to book a vacation to Milan, Italy. The city is gearing up for Expo2015, a global showcase that kicks off May 1 and is expected to draw more than 20 million visitors.

Flights to Milan from the US are regularly cheaper than they are to other European cities.

And with the euro …

Milan

Boeing Files Patent for Potentially Genius ‘Cuddle Chairs’ | Travel + Leisure

It’s not uncommon to kick off one’s vacation with a neck kink from an in-flight nap. Flying is rarely the most comfortable of experiences, but Boeing’s has filed a new patent to turn that trope upside-down—or maybe faceside-down would be more accurate. It's called the “Cuddle Chair,” and it's meant …

Patents

Eight Active Things to do in Maui with Kids

Whether you’re looking for an active family holiday or a sedate, relaxed vacation, Maui offers much more than just amazing sunsets and white sand …

U.S. Travel

Luxury Travel Trends for 2015

“Luxury is in each detail.” – Hubert de Givenchy, designer.

Whilst not exclusive to fashion, the description of luxury remains true, and year after …

Luxury Lifestyle

50 Stunning American Islands

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With sandy beaches, stunning views and clear waters, islands can be the perfect …

United States

World’s Most Beautiful Train Stations | Travel + Leisure

Up ahead, turrets frame a dome above a grand hall finished in marble, glass, and gold. But this isn’t another European cathedral. You’ve arrived at Belgium’s Antwerp Central Station.

Whether neo-Baroque or contemporary, the world’s most beautiful train stations were designed to make a big …

U.S. Travel

20 reasons to visit Canada

The amazing outline of the Rocky Mountains inspires respect and makes you want to throw yourself into adventure. The states of Alberta and British …

North America Travel

Virtuoso luxury study explores traveler insights and trends

Virtuoso released findings from its first generational traveler study, revealing insights and preferences for affluent travelers of all ages. The …

Central America Travel

16 islands you can buy right now

For many people, buying a private island hideaway is the ultimate dream.

Microsoft cofounder Paul Allen, Oracle cofounder Larry Ellison, and Virgin Group chairman Richard Branson have them.

But you don't necessarily have to be a billionaire to buy an island. Nearly a thousand islands come onto the …

Frank Lloyd Wright

Chef Thomas Keller to bring his culinary creations to Seabourn ships

Thomas Keller, the Michelin-starred chef behind the iconic Napa Valley restaurant French Laundry in Yountville and Per Se in New York, will bring his culinary stylings to Seabourn Cruise Line's ships.

The partnership is set to start wowing Seabourn passengers next fall, when menus of Keller’s French …

Restaurant

Where to Go in 2015: Osaka

Osaka is known as the food kitchen of Japan and has the second largest number of restaurants in the country.

Hotel companies are expanding the number of brand names, adding to travelers' confusion

NEW YORK – Today's traveler faces a bewildering choice of hotel brands with similar-sounding and confusing names. Want to stay at a Hyatt? Take your pick. There's Hyatt Regency, Park Hyatt, Grand Hyatt, Hyatt House, Hyatt Place and, coming soon, Hyatt Centric.

Vacationers once relied on big-name …

How The Internet Created The Superstar Travel Agent

The Internet, experts said, was going to kill travel agents. In the nineties, airline and hotel executives gleefully dreamed of cutting out the middleman, saving on commissions, and creating direct relationships with their customers. Instead they got OTAs (online travel agents), whose dominance has …

ICH Hongkong teaches guests to recreate Michelin Star dishes

You will always have to option of experiencing and enjoying fine cuisine at Michelin starred restaurants, but to be able to make those fancy dishes …

Hong Kong