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Trip Doctor: New Index Ranks International Cities by Cost

December 5, 2015

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Newsflash: Oslo (pictured) is an expensive city. Actually, according to a recent study by TripAdvisor, the Norwegian capital is the most expensive city for travelers. And while the priciest cities shouldn’t be too surprising (Oslo is followed by Zürich, Switzerland, and Stockholm, Sweden), the results are fascinating. The website ranked 49 popular travel destinations around […]

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Trip Doctor: New Index Ranks International Cities by Cost

December 4, 2015

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Newsflash: Oslo (pictured) is an expensive city. Actually, according to a recent study by TripAdvisor, the Norwegian capital is the most expensive city for travelers. And while the priciest cities shouldn’t be too surprising (Oslo is followed by Zürich, Switzerland, and Stockholm, Sweden), the results are fascinating. The website ranked 49 popular travel destinations around […]

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#TravelShaming Twitter Chat, Tuesday February 10

April 3, 2015

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By Alex Creange Social media users have been calling attention to rude and wacky travelers across the globe with hashtags like #PassengerShaming and #CarryonShame. Find out more about #TravelShaming and and chime in with your own stories in our Twitter Chat on Tuesday, February 10th from 2 p.m. to 2:30 p.m. EDT. The Host: T+L […]

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Icelandair Debuts a Northern Lights-Themed Plane

April 3, 2015

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Ever dream of seeing the Northern Lights in Iceland? Now you can before even touching down in Reykjavik thanks to Icelandair’s new aurora borealis-themed Hekla Aurora plane. The exterior is painted in vibrant blues and greens, while inside the main cabin is illuminated with LEDs that mimic the sky’s natural light show. It’s all part […]

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New Art Book Showcases Designer David Rockwell’s Vast and Varied Career

April 1, 2015

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David Rockwell is a creative force. His extensive body of work as a designer and that of his firm, the Rockwell Group, engage travelers in ways expected—at hotels, resorts, restaurants from New York City to Paris to Hong Kong—and unexpected, through a striking range of experiences like the JetBlue Terminal at JFK airport, or Shinola’s […]

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Quick! Now’s the Time to Book a Table at The French Laundry, Which Reopens Next Week

March 31, 2015

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If you’ve been stalling on a trip to Napa in hopes of experiencing the currently-closed bastion of California fine dining, it’s time to book those tickets: The French Laundry is reopening on April 7. Among the reasons to act now? OpenTable is currently showing plenty of available seats—a phenomenon not likely to last, given popularity […]

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Airlines Are Changing Cockpit Policies in Response to the Germanwings Crash

March 27, 2015

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Black box recordings suggest Tuesday’s Germanwings crash may have been deliberately caused by co-pilot Andreas Lubitz. Based on these voice recordings, prosecutors say Lubitz locked out captain Patrick Sonderheimer when he left the cockpit to use the restroom. With complete control of the Airbus A320, Lubitz, it is now thought, forced the plane into its dive […]

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Introducing the World’s First Selfie Museum

March 27, 2015

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Forget about those stodgy art institutions banning selfie sticks. Now there’s a museum specifically designed for social media snapshots. Like something straight out of out of a Tumblr exec’s fantasy, a new attraction called Art in Island in the Philippines uses 3D replicas of paintings to put visitors in the center of art’s most famous […]

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Why Don’t Commercial Airplanes Have Remote Override Technology?

March 27, 2015

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News that the co-pilot of Germanwings flight 4U 3525 might have intentionally crashed into the French Alps on Tuesday has once again raised the question: in the age of the drone, when wars in the Middle East are being fought, in part, from air-conditioned rooms in Nevada, why don’t commercial flights have an option for remote, […]

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Germanwings Service Disrupted as Crew Members Refuse to Fly

March 26, 2015

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After one of Germanwings’ Airbus A320 jetliners crashed into the French Alps Tuesday, several of its pilots and cabin crew refused to fly, disrupting service, the airline said in a statement on Wednesday. Further clarifying, the company said there were “occasional flight disruptions” due to “crew members who decided not to operate aircraft.”  “We understand […]

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The Terrorist Attack in Tunisia—and How it’s Affecting Tourism

March 26, 2015

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By Jacqueline Gifford On March 18, 20 foreign tourists were killed, along with a Tunisian police officer, in a terrorist attack on the Bardo Museum in Tunis. Sadly, the tourists were guests of either MSC Cruises’ MSC Splendida or Costa Cruises’ Costa Fascinosa, all on a shore excursion to the museum, which is known for its […]

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Travel Photographer Gray Malin is Designing Boat Shoes for Sperry

March 26, 2015

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Travel photographer Gray Malin likes to live on the edge—often literally, with his legs swung out the side of a moving helicopter. It’s a great way to capture aerial scenes of beaches (and parks and icebergs) in far-flung destinations, from Coney Island to Cape Town to Cinque Terre. During one of his wild rides, he […]

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Just Back: Jerusalem

March 26, 2015

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By the time I arrived in Jerusalem, the final stop on my 10-day tour of Israel, everything I carried with me bore the distinct reddish hue of the Negev desert. That is how Israel is: it clings to you, no matter how many times you bleach your sneakers. Despite recent turbulence, Jerusalem never felt unsafe: its […]

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Help Travel + Leisure #BringOnSpring

March 26, 2015

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After a long, hard winter, it’s finally time to #BringOnSpring! We’re joining sister brand Food & Wine to spotlight this beautiful season of warm-weather drives and park picnics.  Tag your own photos with #BringOnSpring for a chance to be featured on T+L’s Instagram. Full social media terms here.   Source Article from http://www.travelandleisure.com/blogs/help-travel-leisure-bringonspring

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Two Huge Frequent-Flyer Programs Are Merging. Here’s the Deal:

March 25, 2015

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Airline mergers don’t happen overnight. In fact, they’re highly regulated and technical affairs, especially when it comes to dealing with the frequent flyer programs. While the American Airlines/US Airways merger was announced in December 2013, the actual frequent flyer merger will happen this coming weekend, and there are three key things you should know about […]

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Japanese Government May Soon Require Workers to Take Vacation

March 25, 2015

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As if the upcoming cherry blossom season and Shinobu Namae’s new bistro in Tokyo weren’t enough to make everybody want to move to Japan, the government is now considering a plan to require employees to take vacation. Sign us up. In an effort to combat karoshi, a cultural issue that literally translates to  “death by […]

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For Amsterdam’s Rijksmuseum, a Rembrandt Exhibit at Last

March 25, 2015

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Expectations were high when the Rijksmuseum reopened in 2013 after a 10-year, $489 million renovation, but the Amsterdam arts institution has more than met visitor goals, in part due to a new exhibition program in its Philips Wing. “We expected 1.8 million visitors in the first year, an ambitious figure, for sure,” said Taco Dibbits, the […]

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Save on Travel: April’s Amazing Vacation Deals

March 25, 2015

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Mexico: 54 percent off from Las Brisas Suite & Spa package includes: • Two nights in a Master suite with a full-size pool • A 60-minute couples massage • A bottle of wine and hors d’oeuvres • Breakfast delivered to the suite each morning Cost: $620 ($310 per night), double; book by May 31.Booking details: […]

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How Paris’ New Philharmonie is Shifting the City’s Musical Life

March 25, 2015

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Even with today’s advanced knowledge of acoustical science, designing and building a new concert hall involves a certain leap of faith, especially if the aim is for flexibility—a venue suitable for a Beethoven symphony or a Pierre Boulez composition. So it’s good news, then, that early accounts indicate that the new Philharmonie de Paris, a 2,400-seat […]

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From the Hotel That Invented Waldorf Salad: A New Signature Dish

March 21, 2015

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Over the course of its 120-year history, New York’s Waldorf-Astoria has given the world some highly recognizable recipes. The most obvious example, of course, is the Waldorf salad—a dressed mixture of walnuts, celery, apples and grapes, created for the first charity banquet served at the famed hotel in 1896—though that’s far from the only menu standby […]

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New to Manitoba: Aurora Borealis Views, Minus the Freezing Part

March 21, 2015

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If you haven’t yet had the privilege of witnessing cold weather’s dreamiest phenomenon, now might be your chance. Aurora activity has been particularly stellar of late; even just this week a severe geomagnetic storm created some of the most amazing aurora panoramas in recent memory. The aurora (one of many of the planet’s amazing natural […]

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Introducing Amilla Fushi: a Luxurious Slice of the Western Maldives

March 21, 2015

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Amilla Fushi, a new private-island resort in the western Maldives, contains everything a modern castaway might need: limestone-and-timber houses, outdoor rain showers, a spa with its own tea lounge, an 8,000-bottle wine cellar, and rooms with personal sundecks where you can be mesmerized for hours on end, watching the water ripple in a spectrum of […]

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Watch: How Photographer Sebastião Salgado Captured the Planet's Humanity

March 20, 2015

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Wim Wenders’s new documentary, The Salt of the Earth, about the Brazilian photographer Sebastião Salgado (pictured), offers two perspectives on the planet. First come Salgado’s travels to challenging places like Ethiopia, Rwanda, and Serbia, where his experiences documenting humanitarian catastrophes nearly made him put down his camera for good. Then, the film turns to Salgado’s […]

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Traditional Irish Folk Group Altan Talks Travel

March 20, 2015

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Despite an ocean between them, the stormy landscapes of Ireland and the country roads of Nashville, Tennessee are more alike than one might initially assume. Friendly locals, iconic accents, and a shared musical heritage draw these two destinations together. In fact, it’s that last similarity that brought Altan, a traditional Irish group, to Music City […]

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Air France’s New Safety Video is so Gamine it Hurts

March 20, 2015

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Now that cheeky airline safety videos have officially become a thing, carriers around the world are looking deep within to determine what image to present for those crucial few minutes before take-off. Air New Zealand landed on the Hobbit several years ago and stuck with it—that is, until the Sports Illustrated swimsuit models arrived. Delta turned […]

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A New Must-Go: the Artful Wing of New York’s Glass Museum

March 20, 2015

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If you’ve ever been captivated by the art of glassblowing, it may be time to start planning a trip to Corning, New York. The Corning Museum of Glass—built in 1951 and designed by legendary American architect Wallace K. Harrison—is wrapping up a $64M expansion. The museum’s new Contemporary Art + Design Wing, which opens to the public […]

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