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THINGS TO DO IN ICELAND (THE MUST DO LIST!)

Iceland is an incredible destination, unlike any other. Whether you’re making a once-in-a-lifetime trip or you visit every year, you’ll want to make the most of your time on holiday. But in this fascinating country of glaciers, mountains...

Why Finland Is Consistently the Happiest...

“It’s the way life is lived in those countries.” If you’re feeling low, it may be time to book a trip to Finland. The results of the seventh annual World Happiness Report have revealed that residents of Finland are the happiest in the...

Best Beaches in Italy

There’s plenty to recommend Italy already: The rolling hills of Tuscany , the canals of Venice, the charm of Cinque Terre, the wine and food of…well, everywhere. After all, there’s a reason it’s consistently ranked among the most-visited...

The Top 100 Hotels in the World

Travel + Leisure readers explore far and wide, and the hotels that impress them reflect not only their high standards but also their ever-expanding sense of curiosity and adventure. This year’s list of the top 100 hotels in the world reflects...

How to Keep Your Money Safe While Traveling

The world has many different customs, cultures, foods, languages, and, of course, currencies. While navigating food and language can be an adventure, showing up unprepared to pay for your yurt rental in Mongolia or for a Fair Isle sweater in...

5 Stunning Places You’ve Probably...

Traveling is always an exciting experience, but nothing quite compares to discovering something new. Unfortunately, the prospect of visiting uncharted territory is becoming increasingly rare in this Instagram-saturated world. However, if you...

10 Gorgeous Islands for Your Next Postcard...

Most people think of islands as havens for swimming, sunning and seafood. And while many are, the world’s best islands offer so much more. From world-class whiskey to extraordinary wildlife, from natural wonders to historic attractions — these...

The Best Places to Travel in June

The month of June gracefully straddles spring and summer, in most places a month of transition with changing weather and the realization that summer vacation is almost here. Whether the coming season means time off from school or work, travel...

What Really Happens When You Don’t...

 Cell phone use on planes has been heavily debated as the airline industry attempts to keep up with ever-changing technology. It’s standard practice to be told by flight attendants to switch devices to airplane mode during transit; but what...

5 Must-Have Fashion Items for a Summer...

Summer is almost around the corner, and if you can’t wait for this amazing season to arrive already – welcome to the club, you definitely aren’t the only one! Here’s a list of five must-have fashion items every girl should get for her summer...

These Are the Most Common Items People...

 Let other people’s forgetfulness inform your packing list. Even packing ahead of time (and not half an hour before heading for the airport) is not a foolproof method for ensuring you don’t forget something. And just as frequently...

These Are the World’s 10 Best Cities...

 If you’re looking to live in a place with affordable housing, ample work opportunities, and a reasonably pleasant environment, then it’s time to pack your bags and move to London. According to a global survey conducted by Resonance, a...

Best New Hotels in the World

Every year, Travel + Leisure‘s editors reach out to our network of hospitality professionals, trusted writers, and hotel addicts in search of the finest new (and newly reimagined) properties around the globe. We then log tens of thousands...

The Ultimate Travel Packing Checklist

It’s all about losing the kilos – a happy traveler packs little and buys on the run for the odd unexpected, like an impromptu high tea with the Queen. Talk to any seasoned traveler and the more they travel, the less they pack. The globetrotter...

Air France Is Offering Free Flights to Paris...

On Monday evening, a massive fire engulfed the Notre Dame cathedral in Paris, France. Firefighters immediately rushed to the scene. Though they were unable to save the famed Catholic landmark’s spire, the building’s main structure remained...

The Best Places to Travel in April

In April, signs of spring are all around us — warmer days, daffodils poking their yellow petals through the soil, and in a few places, cherry blossoms. Winter sports lovers: there’s still snow in northern locales including Lake Tahoe, where you...

11 Best Locations to Be a Digital Nomad in...

Although you’ve probably seen plenty of headlines predicting “1 billion digital nomads by 2035,” it’s difficult to know how many there actually are. This is at least partly because there’s no international digital nomad census. What’s more...

5 Destinations Every Craft Beer Lover Should...

Why is craft beer the new trend that everyone seems to be loving? Is it because it’s unusual? Is it because it’s a tastier option for drinking beer or because of something else? Be as it may, drinking craft beer is very popular, especially...

This Is the Best Cruise Destination in the...

If you’re looking for the ultimate cruise destination, one place just took the top spot in the cruise industry’s Wave Awards: Greece. The U.K.-based awards recognize the best of the cruise industry, from the best locations to the...

Forget Mykonos and Santorini — Syros is the...

Syros may lack the white-sand wonders of its more popular neighbors. But for a certain kind of in-the-know traveler, that’s precisely its appeal. As my husband, Emilio, and I lay on the deck of our Airbnb, I realized I’d run out of time to...

Tourists Now Have to Pay an Entrance Fee...

Here’s why Venice is going to charge admission. We’re used to paying admission fees to enter tourist attractions and amusement parks, but paying to enter a city is a new concept to most. After seeing an estimated 25 million visitors each...

Spain Has a Secret Ski Valley Hidden on Its...

—and the food and wine are every bit as good as you’d expect. If champagne breakfasts and hearty dinners in mountain villages sound like your scene, you may want to consider the Spanish Pyrenees for your next ski trip. There Tom Robbins...

31 Brilliant Ways to Actually Use Your...

If you travel and own a camera or smartphone, it’s safe to say you return home from vacation with hundreds of snapshots. Or thousands. Some destinations are just really, really ridiculously good-looking. As for the fate of these travel photos...

The Best Long Weekend Getaways for Couples

Want to spice things up in your relationship? Get out of town. Nothing keeps the sparks flying quite like traveling together. Navigating new places with your significant other while spending quality one-on-one time is a great way to deepen your...

13 Super Charming European Cities Well Worth...

If you’re visiting a major European destination, take a day or two to visit one of these under-the-radar and easy-to-get-to smaller cities. You’d have to have a heart of stone not to be moved by the little streets of Paris, the palaces of...

5 Tips for Traveling Solo After Retirement

As a chronological leader in the cohort of Baby Boomers who are now retiredor thinking seriously about it, I’m happy to say that I have the resources and appetite for travel. Time is no longer a constraint, but there are others, of course...

10 Must-Visit Wellness Destinations in 2019

Continuing the trend of health and fitness we’ve seen take over the world in 2018, this year should be even more imbued with wonderful visits to some of the finest wellness-focused destinations out there. After all, there will be even more spa...

The Best Places to Travel in February

Winter is moving along, so if you haven’t dusted off the skis or taken advantage of the warm outerwear you’ve received as gifts or bought for yourself, it’s time to plan a trip to a snowy destination. Vail is not only a classic ski city with...

8 Dream Trips to Take in 2019 — and Exactly...

Glamp by the Grand Canyon Exploring one of our most sought-after landmarks is a great bucket-list trip that doesn’t require an international flight. Travelers from all over the world flock to the Grand Canyon, so if you can make it happen with...

Pilots and Flight Attendants Reveal 15...

Whether you get on a plane once a year or once a week, there are probably still a few things you don’t know about flying. From weird safety features to what happens if someone dies on a plane, there are plenty of hidden aspects to life...

The 50 Best Places to Travel in 2019

Ask the Travel + Leisure staff where we want to travel in 2019, and most of us will answer, honestly, where don’t we? When it comes to compiling our annual year-end list of the places we’re most excited about in the coming months, narrowing...

10 of the Best Road Trips in the World

There’s something rather magical about roads. Some of the world’s most beautiful roads are not that visited simply because of where they lead, but that doesn’t make them destinations we shouldn’t see at least once in our lifetime. And even...

Japan: Destination of the Year

The Land of the Rising Sun is the world’s fastest-growing travel destination, and it’s not hard to see why. It has the electric energy of Tokyo and the enduring beauty of Kyoto. The country’s ancient customs continue to fascinate, and its chefs...

The World’s Biggest Airport Will Open in 2019

Beijing’s new airport is set to be the world’s biggest, according to Reuters. The Beijing New Airport, opening in the southern Daxing district in 2019, will serve as a way to meet the growing needs of air transport in Beijing and enhance...

Latest travel tips by XO Private

Bawah Reserve To stay at Bawah Island is to experience a corner of the planet completely untouched by modern civilisation. A cluster of five islands and three crystal clear aquamarine lagoons, with a total of 13 beaches, Bawah was totally...

This Might Be the Best Country to Experience...

In college, I studied American history. The Vietnam War is an integral part of that story, and it has always been a prominent event in my mind. My parents got married in 1969, and while my dad didn’t fight in Vietnam, both he and my mom...

Newest Travelling Tips by XO Private Weekly

Odzala Discovery Camps Deep in the world’s second largest rainforest a safari experience like no other awaits. Odzala Discovery Camps operates three highly exclusive camps in the Congo’s Odzala Kokoua National Park, each positioned to showcase...

These Are the 10 Fastest-growing Travel...

Europe and Africa are the regions seeing the fastest increases in international tourist arrivals, according to the United Nations World Tourism Organization’s 2018 Tourism Highlights. The report, which looked at international tourism arrivals...

The Trip You Should Take This Fall, Based on...

Many aspects of your life can impact your travel preferences — a valuable lesson we all learn the more we trek. We choose destinations, lodging, and excursions using a number of factors like budget, timing, and what we hope to get out of the...

How to Plan a Perfect Fall Vacation

While most people associate summer with travelling and excitement, these activities don’t have to end with the season. Many destinations present their bright side the whole year round and, the truth is, a fall vacation has its advantages. You...

4 of the Best Things to do in Prague this...

Your next destination: Prague! Imagine yourself, off your plane, ready to dive into a new culture and live new experiences. And if you’re thinking “summer’s officially over” and are about to close this article, don’t! I’m writing this article...

How to Pack Lighter, Smarter, and Faster

No matter the length of the trip — be it a weekend beach getaway or a three-week Himalayan trek — you’ll need to pack a bag, and you’ll want to pack it right. There’s a lot to consider when determining what to bring: the type and length...

Top Wedding Destinations in 2018

We all want the day when we get married to be special, but that is hard to achieve in the same location where we live. Eloping is the best option is you want your wedding photos to bear witness that you had the time of your life. The only...

The Best Places to Travel in August

The warm and sunny days of late summer spell peak season for many destinations, but fewer crowds and great deals still exist — if you know where to go. Although July is said to be the most popular month for summer vacations, August is a close...

The Top 10 Europe City Hotels

If you’re considering a trip to the Continent, check out this year’s list of marquee properties, as voted on by T+L readers. Europe’s city hotels are among the oldest in the world, and they continue to set the gold standard for service. But the...

5 Must Visit Travel Destinations in 2018

Attention please, wanderlusts! Have you planned out your perfect 2018? Have you satisfied your traveling needs? Of course, that’s probably not possible for most of us. But we can try! The world is a magical place full of unique destinations...

The Best Places to Travel in August

The warm and sunny days of late summer spell peak season for many destinations, but fewer crowds and great deals still exist—if you know where to go. There’s no way around it: late summer is one of the most popular times to travel. The season...

This Destination Is Set to Replace the U.S...

While France is set to remain the world’s most popular tourist destination, Spain is expected to replace the U.S. as travelers’ second choice. Each year, the United Nations’ World Tourism Organization puts out an analysis of international...

How to Pack for a Summer Vacation Without...

Summer vacation should be a time for relaxation and rest, but packing for it is a whole other story. In most cases we tend to overpack, forgetting that we are bound to spend most of our days in a bathing suit and may be covered with a kaftan or...

The 20 Fastest-growing Travel Destinations...

Every year, the United Nations World Tourism Organization tracks travel trends to predict the newest up-and-coming destinations. The organization tracks international visitators and presents information about which countries are spiking...

Considerations to Make When Choosing a...

‘Making a list’ is a common practice. Every person makes a list at some point of time in their lives. If one were to generalize; the most common list that people make is their travel-list. Even in common dialogue with friends or loved ones...

10 Skincare Tips for Travelers

Taking proper care of your skin can be quite a challenging task, especially if you still don’t have an established routine, and it can get even trickier when you’re on the go. However, there are ways to nail your skincare like a true pro, so...

15 Life-changing Trips for Couples

One of the best parts of being in a relationship is having a built-in travel buddy, and one of the best parts of traveling with that built-in buddy is getting unobstructed one-on-one time while exploring unfamiliar parts of the world. Whether...

The 15 Best Places to Travel in May

Spring kicks into high gear this month, and travelers are ready to go… The tail-end of spring promises warm, travel-friendly weather, beautiful flower blooms, top-down road trips and famous sporting events like the Kentucky Derby...

17 Unreal Bars for a Drink You’ll...

There are many great bars in the world, but only a handful offer an unforgettable experience. Whether it’s one of the most breathtaking views in the world, a completely unique location, or a cocktail you simply can’t find anywhere...

Where You Should Travel Solo, Based on Your...

Dreaming of some alone time? Your destination is written in the stars. With seemingly endless places to travel around the globe, it’s tempting to simply hop on the next international flight at the airport, confident that wherever the...

Why You Can’t Get Up to Go to the...

You should always go to the bathroom before boarding an aircraft. It’s not just your mother’s advice, it’s also an issue of security and international aviation law. Last year, a man was removed from a Delta Air Lines flight...

The Best Places to Travel in April

Beat the summer heat (and the crowds) by vacationing during the pinnacle of spring. As temperatures start to warm up, it’s time to plan a trip that takes full advantage of the great outdoors. Right before peak summer crowds flood favorite...

20 Luxury Vacations That Are Surprisingly...

Just because you’re not a member of the one percent, it doesn’t mean you can’t travel like it. Whether it’s booking a safari adventure or vacationing on a private island, there are many quality luxury trips that are also...

Why It’s Illegal to Take Photos of the...

So you’re in Paris, and of course you want to go check out the spectacular light show put on each and every night at the Eiffel Tower. As you sit under the world-famous building you think to yourself, “I should snap a photo and...

100 Things to do in Germany

If you are looking for a country which has plenty to do, then Germany is the answer! You will find many fantastic tourist attractions, and unique things and places to visit. The German National Tourist Board (GNTB) has taken many years to...

77 Tips for Travelling with Children

Traveling with children can be a incredibly fun or incredibly stressful, depending on whether you have them under control. Tips for the Plane Don’t forget to pack wet wipes! The plane is crowded and it’s hard to keep getting up from...

How to Choose the Best Luggage, According to...

Luggage can make a big difference in your travels. The space in your luggage dictates what clothes and items you will have available during your trip. A broken handle or a bag that is too big to be a carry-on can cause inconveniences every time...

The Best Travel Destinations for Food Lovers

There’s nothing wrong with going on vacation to relax, see something new, and get away from a busy everyday life. However, there’s something special about wanting to not just see new places but also get a taste of their local...

50 Best Travel Tips from 10 Years of Travel

Are you ready for an adventure? There are so many different forms of travel: backpacking, cruises, long-term travel, etc. No two trips are the same, and each trip will provide you with unique memories and exciting adventures that you can share...

The 10 Best Cities to Live in Around the...

The Australian city of Melbourne has taken first place for the world’s most livable city for the seventh year in a row as part of The Economist Intelligence Unit’s Global Liveability Report for 2017. The report gives cities around...

TRAVELLING TIPS

This week’s travelling tips compiled by XO Private. MONTENEGRO IN STYLE You have seen them all but here comes a new one. A young ambitious country with a highly promising future for upscale holiday experiences, Montenegro is the one. It...

The 2017 World’s Best Awards

It’s a big world out there — so many destinations to visit, so many ways to get there, so many places to stay. How to choose? Answering that question is the aim of Travel + Leisure’s World’s Best Awards, the annual survey where we invite you...