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World's Greatest Dream Trips (PHOTOS)

Travel + Leisure | Posted 10.01.2014 | Travel
Travel + Leisure

If you could go anywhere in the world, where would it be? That's what we asked our followers on Twitter and Facebook and the frequent travelers we interviewed on the streets of New York City.

Best Oyster Bars in America (PHOTOS)

Travel + Leisure | Posted 09.18.2014 | Taste
Travel + Leisure

Like a fine wine exhibits its terroir, an oyster's merroir imparts a distinct flavor, from the briny Blue Points of Long Island to snappy Kumamotos of the Pacific Northwest to the bright Malpeques of Prince Edward Island.

Best Countries for Solo Travelers (PHOTOS)

Travel + Leisure | Posted 09.09.2014 | Travel
Travel + Leisure

When you're with a companion, it's easy to focus on that person and forget about meeting other travelers. Traveling alone, you're more likely to be on a voyage of self-discovery.

America's Quirkiest Towns (PHOTOS)

Travel + Leisure | Posted 09.04.2014 | Travel
Travel + Leisure

Readers ranked hundreds of towns for such magnetic qualities as vibrant main streets, coffee bars, and an eco-friendly vibe. And while plenty of those features may contribute to a town's unique personality, the top 20 winners in the quirky category take it a step further.

America's Best Towns for Fall Colors (PHOTOS)

Travel + Leisure | Posted 09.03.2014 | Travel
Travel + Leisure

As the weather turns crisp and the days gradually shorten, nature takes its cue to bring on the color -- and the leaf-peepers come out in force.

The World's Scariest Stairs

Travel + Leisure | Posted 08.29.2014 | Travel
Travel + Leisure

Travelers with nerves of steel--and eager for bragging rights--follow these stairs because of what they find at the end, whether a sacred Hindu temple or the top of a spectacular waterfall. There's nothing quite like the thrill of accomplishment that comes once you've taken that last step. Safely, that is.

America's Best Cities for Fall Travel (PHOTOS)

Travel + Leisure | Posted 08.28.2014 | Travel
Travel + Leisure

No doubt, the crisp air and vibrant fall foliage can put a spring in your step. And for travelers, autumn offers added incentives: summer crowds have dissipated, hotel rates have wafted downward, and in many cities, the best local experiences are ready to shine.

Most Pinned Travel Photos (PHOTOS)

Travel + Leisure | Posted 08.13.2014 | Travel
Travel + Leisure

We were curious to find out what kinds of travel photography elicit that sharing impulse and, specifically, which T+L images have been pinned the most.

Strangest Vacation Rentals (PHOTOS)

Travel + Leisure | Posted 08.05.2014 | Travel
Travel + Leisure

Whichever of these 15 quirky properties captures your imagination, you can be sure a stay will reboot your reality.

America's Best Burgers (PHOTOS)

Travel + Leisure | Posted 08.04.2014 | Travel
Travel + Leisure

When we searched for the best around the U.S, we found some with enticingly 21st-century sensibilities -- locally sourced ingredients, or globally inspired toppings such as roasted poblanos or Sriracha sauce -- as well as classics that have wooed meat lovers for 40 or even 100 years.

Keeping Memories Alive and the Importance of Family Values

Gramma Good | Posted 09.28.2014 | Fifty
Gramma Good

As parents and grandparents we know it our responsibility to teach positive family values. My daughters, I am proud to say, value family above all else. Growing up in our home, life revolved around family. Living on an island played a positive role in reinforcing our teachings because island living is all about family.

Best Places to See Baby Animals (PHOTOS)

Travel + Leisure | Posted 09.27.2014 | Travel
Travel + Leisure

You can book a trip to cuddle a koala in Queensland, spot rare cave chicks in Cook Islands, or peek in on the world's teeniest primates in Peru.

The Most Beautiful Libraries In The World (PHOTOS)

Travel + Leisure | Posted 09.24.2014 | Travel
Travel + Leisure

It's a reminder that even in the digital age, libraries can be inviting public spaces -- and that their beauty extends beyond the gilded, frescoed libraries of old.

Most Comfortable Hotel Beds (PHOTOS)

Travel + Leisure | Posted 09.16.2014 | Travel
Travel + Leisure

General manager Jennifer Rota knew opening a hotel posed a challenge: "We're in a one-block radius with every chain you can imagine, so how are we going to stand out?" It's the kind of dilemma that keeps you up at night.

America's Best Swimming Holes For Summer

Travel + Leisure | Posted 09.07.2014 | Travel
Travel + Leisure

These often-secluded natural pools are the perfect antidote to crowded pools with zinc-covered teenage lifeguards or water parks with $8 hot dogs.

Where To Find Some Of America's Craziest Bacon Dishes

Travel + Leisure | Posted 09.07.2014 | Taste
Travel + Leisure

If you've thought of a way to consume bacon, we guarantee you someone else has, too. Here, an ode to America's bacon mania.

Best Adventure Travel Destinations 2014

Travel + Leisure | Posted 09.02.2014 | Travel
Travel + Leisure

You might eat your way through Shanghai's bustling food markets and its most renowned chefs' private kitchens, or head to the world's last intact Buddhist kingdom--Bhutan--in search of the elusive snow leopard.

Most Romantic Summer Getaways

Travel + Leisure | Posted 09.01.2014 | Travel
Travel + Leisure

Sometimes it's not just the usual hot spots that hit the spot. In compiling our favorite romantic summer getaway, we looked further afield than staples like Rome, Bora-Bora, the Greek Islands, and Paris.

America's Best Towns for July 4th (PHOTOS)

Travel + Leisure | Posted 08.27.2014 | Travel
Travel + Leisure

The Tillery family has vacationed in Boulder, Colorado, every summer since 1998. Pat Tillery, a native of Poulsbo, WA, says all three generations love to "see the mountains, walk the trails, and stroll along Boulder Creek. It's idyllic."

America's Coolest Rooftop Bars

Travel + Leisure | Posted 08.27.2014 | Travel
Travel + Leisure

When the golden hour hits on summer evenings, a ritual unfolds in cities across America: cubicle dwellers rush for the exits; lines form waiting for elevators to open; and social media is flooded with images of backlit skyscrapers and bright cocktails. It's rooftop time.

3 Reasons This American Will Never Leave Italy

Lisa Condie | Posted 03.31.2014 | Fifty
Lisa Condie

The title is probably an exaggeration. I most likely will live in the United States again. Statistically, very few expats live out their lives in a foreign country. Most, eventually, find their way back to the land of their birth. So let me just say that these are the top three reasons that I can't imagine leaving Italy... today.

A New Magazine for Slow Travel

J. Michael Welton | Posted 04.08.2013 | Arts
J. Michael Welton

After seven years online (and three million views) the first issue of Wayfare magazine is now in print. It's been created by two partners -- a writ...

Best Travel Gifts Under $50

Travel + Leisure | Posted 02.03.2013 | Travel
Travel + Leisure

Charity, like travel, is a gift that keeps on giving.

America's Most And Least Attractive Locals

Travel + Leisure | Posted 02.01.2013 | Travel
Travel + Leisure

Las Vegas really let itself go.

Miami Is America's Most Attractive City

Posted 11.28.2012 | Miami

Miami is America's most attractive city, according to a recent survey conducted by Travel + Leisure magazine. "These party-loving Floridians have ...