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The World's Most Beautiful Passports (PHOTOS)

Travel + Leisure | Posted 02.25.2017 | Travel
Travel + Leisure

Before passports became the world standard in identification, they were simpler, uglier things: essentially stamp pads for customs officials. Today, g...

The Best Cities In North America Are...

Travel + Leisure | Posted 02.24.2017 | Travel
Travel + Leisure

To fully appreciate a historic city like Charleston, you shouldn't speed through it in car. In fact, even taking a horse-drawn buggy might be rushing ...

Five Things You Absolutely Must Do in Hangzhou, China

Travel + Leisure | Posted 02.24.2017 | Travel
Travel + Leisure

Photo: Judy KoutskyBeijing, Shanghai, Yangtze River. These well-known Chinese destinations are familiar to the seasoned traveler, but Hangzhou? Not so...

The Destination Every A-Lister Will Be Traveling To This Year

Travel + Leisure | Posted 02.24.2017 | Travel
Travel + Leisure

Getty Images / Cultura RFOnly a select few will actually walk away with a golden statue on February 28, but those who don't win an Oscar will get a p...

The Design of Your Passport is About to Change

Travel + Leisure | Posted 02.24.2017 | Travel
Travel + Leisure

Photo: LA Times via Getty ImagesLater this year, the U.S. will start issuing passports with a new design, created to be more resistant to fraud and fo...

So THAT'S Why Airplanes Dim Lights During Takeoff

Travel + Leisure | Posted 02.24.2017 | Travel
Travel + Leisure

Photo: Vicki Beaver / AlamyLowering cabin lights and raising window shades are standard safety measures during takeoff and landing--the most critical...

Valentine's Day: From Florence With Love

Sissi Johnson | Posted 02.13.2017 | Travel
Sissi Johnson

View of Duomo - ©Alice Cheron Will you be my Florentine ? A warm and sensual caress, let the Tuscan light pull you out of bed before a romantic walk...

What to Do If You Want to Cancel Your Trip Because of Zika Virus

Travel + Leisure | Posted 02.01.2017 | Travel
Travel + Leisure

AlamyThe entire tourism industry is responding to Zika virus--though in many cases, airlines and operators are offering words of caution rather than a...

7 Hotels You Didn't Know Were Owned by Celebrities

Travel + Leisure | Posted 01.26.2017 | Travel
Travel + Leisure

More and more celebrities have been investing their Hollywood money in the hospitality sector as of late--restaurants, nightclubs, and transportation ...

Japan's Stunning Temples Wil Make You Buy A Plane Ticket, Stat

Travel + Leisure | Posted 01.22.2017 | Travel
Travel + Leisure

When visiting Japan, there are a few things that absolutely need to be on your list: enjoying some (or a lot) of sake with the locals, ample time to e...

Travel Style From the Decade You Were Born (PHOTOS)

Travel + Leisure | Posted 01.21.2017 | Travel
Travel + Leisure

Packing for a vacation is one thing, but planning what to wear while in transit requires an entirely separate bag of tricks. Throughout the years, tra...

World's Most Scenic Train Rides (PHOTOS)

Travel + Leisure | Posted 01.21.2017 | Travel
Travel + Leisure

Technicolor greens, brilliant saris, ancient temples: these are my clearest memories of riding India's South Eastern Railway many years ago. I still r...

Seven Travel Secrets From Airport Insiders

Travel + Leisure | Posted 01.21.2017 | Travel
Travel + Leisure

Photo: © Sam Dao / Alamy Stock PhotoDon't drink the coffee, bring your own headphones, and don't bother locking your suitcase. Those are just a few o...

Hotel Workers Are Coming Clean About the Industry's Dirtiest Secrets

Travel + Leisure | Posted 01.20.2017 | Travel
Travel + Leisure

Photo: Getty Images"This blanket only gets washed once a year," reads one nightmare-inducing post on Whisper, an app that lets people post anonymously...

The Incredible Airline Perk You Need to Get Right Now

Travel + Leisure | Posted 01.20.2017 | Travel
Travel + Leisure

Photo: © Proehl Studios/CorbisIn On Points, Brian Kelly, founder of The Points Guy, shares his strategies for getting the most out of your points ...

Where to Eat in Bogotá

Travel + Leisure | Posted 01.20.2017 | Travel
Travel + Leisure

Photo: Courtesy of BaitaAn increasingly diverse crowd of chefs is rapidly expanding the Colombian capital's culinary repertoire. Most of the action is...

The Most Annoying Airline Rules and Policies

Travel + Leisure | Posted 01.12.2017 | Travel
Travel + Leisure

It is a truth universally acknowledged that nothing brings a bureaucrat more joy than a solidly idiotic policy, carefully crafted to infuriate the uns...

These 38 Airlines Have The Lowest Airline Safety Ratings

Travel + Leisure | Posted 01.12.2017 | Travel
Travel + Leisure

When thinking about the range of qualities we look for in an airline, the ability to deliver us to our destination alive is at the top of the list (j...

10 Experiences Every Traveler Should Have in Italy

Travel + Leisure | Posted 01.17.2017 | Travel
Travel + Leisure

© Andrew Padgett / Alamy Stock PhotoThere's a reason Italy ranks as one of the top-visited destinations in the world. Actually, there are a lot of re...

Why I Chose Disney World For My Honeymoon

Travel + Leisure | Posted 01.06.2017 | Travel
Travel + Leisure

Jenna HendersonNow, 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 ...

World's Best Boutique Hotels (PHOTOS)

Travel + Leisure | Posted 01.05.2017 | Travel
Travel + Leisure

Tanya Spaulding wasn't just impressed by the attentive service at the Inn at Little Washington--she was almost in awe of it. "Every time we left our ...

World's Best Cruise Lines for Families (PHOTOS)

Travel + Leisure | Posted 01.05.2017 | Travel
Travel + Leisure

Parents who have traveled with their brood in tow will be the first to admit that their children are usually the hardest to please. Fortunately, Trave...

Secrets of New York City's Grand Central Terminal

Travel + Leisure | Posted 01.05.2017 | Travel
Travel + Leisure

© Peter PestaNot only is Grand Central Terminal one of the world's most beautiful train stations, it's also one of New York's most fascinating landma...

Where to Watch Walt Disney World Fireworks Outside the Parks

Travel + Leisure | Posted 01.04.2017 | Travel
Travel + Leisure

Dan Anderson/Getty Images Witnessing Walt Disney World's spectacular nighttime fireworks displays is at the top of almost every visitor's list. And...

Seven Ways Travel Wreaks Havoc on Your Health

Travel + Leisure | Posted 01.04.2017 | Travel
Travel + Leisure

Getty Images/Flickr SelectEven the sunniest of island getaways has a dark side. While vacation itself can make you happier and healthier, the process ...