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Bangkok, Thailand
Finnair Business Class

Tips & News

We Want to Fly From Asia to Finland Just to Lounge in These Business Class Seats

Finnair is seriously blowing our minds with their new AirLounge pods, now on flights from Bangkok, Phuket and Singapore to Helsinki.

Best Pickleball Equipment

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All You Need to Know About Pickleball and the Best Gear of 2022

If you know what falafels, flapjacks and dead dinks have in common, this list is for you.

Hong Kong

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Hong Kong Is Finally Reopen, But You Still Need to Take Some Tests. What to Know

It’s easier to get in, but read the fine print here before booking that ticket.

Eiffel Tower at Night

Inspiration

The Eiffel Tower Is Now Going Dark an Hour Earlier Than Before

Here’s why the symbol of the City of Light shutting off its lights.

Air New Zealand

Tips & News

I Flew One of the Longest Flights in the World — From NYC to Auckland

About 17 and half hours of Kiwi hospitality.

Delta Air Lines: Delta 767-400ER

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New Flights From Tokyo to LA and Honolulu Have Us Dusting Off Our Delta SkyMiles Cards

Are you are ready to get back to Japan as we are?

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Tips & News

A Step-By-Step Guide of What to Do If Your Flight Is Canceled

From rebooking, to scoring a refund, to what time is best to fly, here are some pro tips.

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Tips & News

Inside the ‘Crazy Rich Asians’-Worthy First-Class Suites on Singapore Airlines’ JFK-SIN Route

Your choice of Dom or Krug!

InterContinental Danang monkeys : Resort Beach

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SPONSORED

Expert Tips from IHG One Rewards on How to Earn Points Faster

Who doesn’t want to earn points faster when it comes to loyalty programs?

IndiGo Airlines

Tips & News

This Is the First Airline Disembarking Passengers From Three Doors

Efficiency at its finest.

Airplane at Sydney International Airport

Tips & News

Qantas Has Put Its Senior Execs on the Tarmac Handling Baggage

How to help with staffing shortages 101.

Delta Sky Club brings signature lounge experience to Haneda Airport tokyo

Tips & News

Delta’s Only International Sky Club Lounge Has Opened in Asia and It’s a Beauty

A made-to-order noodle bar, sake, and views of Mount Fuji.

Mananalu Water by Hawaiian Airlines

Tips & News

Aquaman Takes to the Skies to Share His New Sustainable Bottled Water

Jason Momoa wants us to be kinder to the seas, one drink at a time. See the video.

vaccinated new zealand cruise ships Milford Sound

Tips & News

Now You Can Cruise to New Zealand Again. Here’s What to Know

The Kiwis have fully reopened their borders to the vaccinated so we are psyched to cruise right on in.

Color of Bhutan

Inspiration

The Kingdom of Bhutan Will Soon Be Much More Expensive to Visit. That Might Be a Good Thing

If Bhutan is on your bucket list, you might want to start saving now.

Eiffel Tower, Paris

Hotels & Resorts

Here’s How to Take Your Own Jennifer Lopez-Ben Affleck Honeymoon in Paris 

Hint: They’re some of our favorite places.

McDonald's australia fine

Tips & News

All About That Massive McDonald’s Breakfast Sandwich Fine in Australia This Week

A not-so-happy meal.

Venice

Tips & News

Venice Is Going to Start Charging a Tourist Fee to Day-Trippers

Here’s what to know about the canal city’s new plan to combat overtourism.

Airplane

Tips & News

A Note From the Flight Crew: These Are the First Things They Notice When You Board a Plane

They notice a lot about you in that first greeting — and here’s why it matters.

Sydney Opera House, one of the most-photographed buildings in the world

Tips & News

Australia Drops All Remaining Pandemic-related Entry Rules — What to Know

Travelers will no longer need test for COVID-19 or show proof of vaccination to enter.

Hotels & Resorts

One of Thailand’s Coolest Chefs is Hosting a Special Pop-Up On Tropical Koh Samui

Chef Tam is heading to Koh Samui and we’re all invited!

Boarding Pass

Tips & News

Why You Absolutely Need to Save Your Boarding Pass After Your Next Flight

It’s one of the world’s best travel secrets. Here’s which airlines have the sweetest deals.

Movie party in the pool at night

Tips & News

Airbnb Is Making Its No Party Rule Permanent — What That Means for You

We hope a ban on fun isn’t next.

Cinque Terre, Italy

Inspiration

Travelers Heading to Europe Will Have to Pay a Fee Starting Next Year — Here’s What It Will Cost

If you’ve got dreams of a grand European adventure, just factor in the new travelers’ authorization that’ll be required soon.

Disney's fireworks show.

Inspiration

The World Is One Magic Kingdom With This Private Jet Tour of Every Disney Park

How much do you love Disney? Would you say US$109,995 worth?

Hong Kong city view from peak at Sunrise

Tips & News

These Are the Most Expensive Cities in the World for Expats

Looking to move abroad? Asia is flush with expats, and some of the most expensive cities in the world for them to live.

Culture

SPONSORED

Travel More Responsibly in New Zealand with These 5 Sustainable Experiences

New Zealand is officially welcoming international travelers and we couldn’t be more excited to return to this wondrous island nation.

Empire State Building Lit in Rainbow Colors for Pride Weekend in New York City

Tips & News

Here’s Why Travel Is Such an Important Part of Pride Month

Travel plays a bigger role in Pride celebrations than you might think.

Singapore Airlines Lounges at Changi

Tips & News

Singapore Airlines Just Opened New Flagship Lounges at Changi, and They Are Fabulous

The World’s Best Awards-winning airline wants SilverKris and KrisFlyer Gold to stay awhile.

MoonShade awning

Inspiration

The Definitive T+L Packing List for the Best Family Road Trip Ever

The best of the best gear for a smooth adventure with the kids.

Venice, Italy

Tips & News

Now You Can Go to Italy With No Covid-19 Travel Restrictions

Here’s what to know.

The Standard Mahanakorn with Bangkok City Skyline

Hotels & Resorts

This Is the Best City in the World for an Affordable Luxury Vacation

You always knew Bangkok was the best, didn’t you?

Bombardier Global 8000

Tips & News

On This New Private Jet, You Won’t Need to Be Maverick to Reach Supersonic Speeds

With Top Gun back in theaters, we’re all feeling the need for speed.

Quantum of the Seas

Inspiration

Royal Caribbean Is Headed Back to Australia If You Want to Get Your Cruise on Down Under

Sailings will begin in October 2023.

Ginzan Onsen at Yamagata, Tohoku, Japan

Tips & News

This Test Program Is the First Step For Japan in Reopening to Tourists

Read on if you’re a triple-vaxxed traveler from Australia, Thailand, Singapore or the U.S.

Travel shopping guide

Tips & News

A Travel Writer’s Packing Guide for Post-Pandemic Travel

From a vaccine cardholder to a pair of comfy walking sneakers, these travel essentials have earned a spot in my suitcase.
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Sunset at Song River, Vang Vieng, Laos

Tips & News

Laos Has Reopened Its Tranquil Towns to Travelers With No Restrictions

You know you’ve missed lullaby-beautiful Luang Prabang, cafe culture Vientiane, and all the spicy food and welcoming culture in between.

Dubrovnik, Croatia

Tips & News

Now You Can Go to Croatia With No Covid-Related Rules

Are you ready for Yacht Week?

American Express Platinum

Tips & News

All American Express Card Members Can Now Cancel Flights With Minimal Penalty

Good news, green card members!

Man sleeping during flight

Tips & News

Why You Should Really Never Take Your Shoes Off on a Flight

Actually, you probably don’t want to read this article.

Priyanka Chopra Jonas

Hotels & Resorts

Priyanka Chopra Jonas Tells Us Where She Wants to Spend Her 40th Birthday This Summer

In this exclusive T+L interview, one of the world’s top actresses and producers talks all things travel.

Air Milford, Queenstown, New Zealand

Tips & News

New Zealand Has Reopened Way Sooner Than They Said They Would

Start booking those wine drives and glacier hikes now.

Thailand_Ao Nang, Krabi

Tips & News

Vaccinated Arrivals to Thailand No Longer Need Any Covid Tests to Enter

Test & Go is also gone for the vaxxed, and unvaccinated visitors have less strict regulations. Here are the details.

Flewer

Tips & News

This New App Is Like Uber for Private Jets — Here’s How It Works

A real-time private-jet bookings app. For when your helicopter isn’t available.

Lodge Suite at Six Senses Bhutan, IHG Rewards

Hotels & Resorts

Here’s All You Need to Know About IHG One Rewards, the New Hotel Loyalty Program

Guaranteed room upgrades for the win!

Sydney Harbour Bridge

Tips & News

Australia Has Made It Easier to Visit — Here’s What’s Changed

If you’re fully vaxxed, no need to test before you fly.

Barak Obama

Tips & News

Watch the Trailer for the New Barack Obama Netflix Show About Parks Around the World

You know you’ve missed that smooth voice.

Aman New York, Designed by Jean-Michel Gathy

Hotels & Resorts

How Hotels Will Change in 2022, According to the Architect of Some of the World’s Best

We sat down with legendary hotel designer Jean-Michel Gathy.

Malaysia : Petronas Twin Tower

Inspiration

Malaysia Has Reopened to the Fully Vaxxed

Heritage shophouses, buzzy bars and restos, and beautiful beaches await. Here’s what to know.

South Korea

Tips & News

South Korea Has Reopened for Vaccinated Tourists

Just in time for cherry blossom season!

Bangkok

Tips & News

Thailand Is Making It Easier for Vaccinated Tourists to Visit — Here’s How

Sensitive noses everywhere — rejoice.

Square Wave

Tips & News

Here’s What Square Waves Are and Why You Should Get Away As Fast As Possible

Mother Nature certainly has plenty of tricks up her sleeve.

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Tips & News

Announcing T+L’s Asia’s Best Awards

Vote now for your favorite hotels, resorts, restaurants, bars and more across Southeast Asia.

Hasu, Den

Food & Drink

These Are Asia’s 50 Best Restaurants for 2022

Chefs met to celebrate their peers at the first in-person Awards in Asia since 2019. T+L was there live in Bangkok.

Topgolf Thailand

Inspiration

This New Bangkok Sportainment Venue Is Going to Come Out Swinging

Topgolf is teeing off in Southeast Asia, and even if you don’t care about golf, you’re going to love this place.

Wedding in Italy

Inspiration

This Famous Italian Region Will Pay You €2,000 to Get Married There

This is a destination wedding we can get on board with.

Air New Zealand, Safest Airlines in the World

Tips & News

Air New Zealand Is Launching One of the Longest Flights in the World

The airline’s new route from New York’s JFK to Auckland will take off in September.

Most Annoying Passengers

Tips & News

The Most Annoying Passengers on a Plane, According to a New Survey

It’s the kicking for us.

Bar in Dublin, Ireland

Tips & News

Happy St. Patrick’s Day! Now You Can Visit Ireland With No Covid-19 Travel Restrictions

Who’s ready for a pint or three of Guinness?

The Ritz Carlton Maldives, Fari Islands no longer requires PCR test

Tips & News

The Maldives Just Made It Easier for Vaccinated Travelers to Visit — Here’s How

Time to book that dream trip.

Four Seasons Hotel Melbourne, greenscraper

Hotels & Resorts

The New Four Seasons Melbourne Will Have the World’s Tallest Vertical Garden

When biophilic design meets luxury hospitality.

AirAsia super app : flying taxis airasia

Tips & News

Flying Taxis Are Coming A Lot Sooner Than You Think

In the best news we’ve heard all year, AirAsia plans to offer manned-drone flying taxis across Asia through its Super App.

Sunnies Cities : Alicante, Spain

Tips & News

These Are Sunniest Cities in Europe, According to New Data

The top slot goes to a place with 349 hours of sun per month.

Heavenly Jin restaurant

Food & Drink

This Is Officially the Highest Restaurant in the World Inside a Building

Can you guess what city the stratospheric Heavenly Jin is in?

Qantas - flights from the u.s. to australia

Tips & News

I Was on One of the First Flights to Australia From the U.S. in Nearly 2 Years

Here’s how I was welcomed back, mate.

Tips & News

On Women’s Day, We Drink Wine! Here’s How to Join Us

T+L is hosting a Women’s Day wine tasting via Zoom on March 8.

Kea Bird in New Zealand

Inspiration

Video: A Parrot Stole a GoPro and Shot Selfies in a New Zealand National Park

Watch the flying footage.

Northern Pacific Airways, flying from asia to u.s.

Tips & News

This New Airline Plans to Make Flying From Asia to the U.S. Cheaper

Say hello to Northern Pacific Airways and their cryptocurrency frequent flyer program.

Heathrow Airport, London, England covid-19 test

Tips & News

Vaccinated Travelers to England and Scotland No Longer Need a Covid-19 Test to Visit

Changes take effect Feb. 11.

Tips & News

The Philippines Has Totally Reopened to Vaccinated International Travelers

It’s been almost two years. Seven thousand+ islands are waiting!

Lake Tekapo, Southern Alps in New Zealand

Tips & News

New Zealand Announces New Phased Reopening Plan for 2022 — What to Know

Self-isolating and testing will still be required.

"The Enigma" Black Diamond

Tips & News

Sotheby’s Is Auctioning Off a Black 555.55-Carat Diamond Believed to Be From Space

Have we got a Valentine’s Day present for you!

Bali

Inspiration

Bali Has Reopened to All Vaccinated Foreign Visitors — At Last!

Now, all we need is direct flights.

Spain

Tips & News

Spain Now Requires Travelers to Have a Booster Shot — What to Know

Travelers will have to wait at least 14 days after their booster dose to enter.

Thailand : James Bond Island

Tips & News

Thailand Test & Go Is Back — Here’s How to Visit Quarantine-free

Green light, again guys! Thailand is reopen for business.

Powerful Passport

Tips & News

The Most Powerful Passports in the World for 2022

Two Asian countries are have the most covet-worthy passports on Earth. Can you guess which ones?

Twin Panda Cubs at Tokyo

Inspiration

Watch This Video of These New, Adorable Twin Panda Cubs at Tokyo Zoo

Introducing Xiao Xiao and Lei Lei.

Air New Zealand, Safest Airlines in the World

Tips & News

These Are the Safest Airlines in the World 2022

Can you guess which Asia-Pacific carrier tops the list?

Thailand Tourist Fee

Tips & News

Thailand to Impose Tourist Fee Starting in April — What to Know

The fee will be included in the cost of airline tickets.

The Happiness Project, Personality Type trip

Tips & News

How Knowing Your Personality Type Can Help You Plan a Better Trip

Happiness expert Gretchen Rubin offers tips for maximizing fun and minimizing tension based on the four tendencies outlined in her quiz.

Airplane Rounded Windows

Tips & News

The Extremely Important Reason Why Airplane Windows Are Always Round

And why you won’t see sharp edges inside a plane, period.

Chiang Mai Thailand Blue Zone Sandbox

Tips & News

SPONSORED

Chiang Mai Charming: The Best Things to Do in “The Rose of North”

The good news is that many tourists can now enter the charming city without quarantine!

Asian Businesses in NYC

Culture

This New Site Is the Guide We Need to Experience Asian Businesses in NYC

The new Asian Experience platform highlights Asian restaurants, shops, events, and more in NYC.

hyatt apple wallet room keys

Tips & News

Hyatt Is the First Hotel Chain to Use Digital Room Keys You Can Access With Apple Wallet

The Apple Wallet room key access areas like gyms, pools, and elevators.

Twin Panda Cubs in Beauval Zoo

Tips & News

Watch These Adorable Twin Panda Cubs Take Their First Steps in Public

Warning: This video is unBEARably cute.

Floating Resort Dubai Kempinski

Hotels & Resorts

Dubai Is Getting a Floating Resort Complete With an Overwater Helipad

Kempinski Floating Palace will open in 2023.

most expensive cities

Tips & News

10 Most Expensive Cities to Live in Around the World in 2021

Don’t expect cheap rent and affordable gas prices in these metros.

jettly; booking private jet

Tips & News

There’s a New Way to Book Private Jets — and It’s ‘Just Like Expedia’

All the perks of private air travel, none of the broker drama.

new zealand reopening

Tips & News

New Zealand Has Announced Its Border Reopening Plan — Here Are the Details

Pinot noirs in time for the Southern Hemisphere fall.

50 best bars 2021

Food & Drink

These Are the 50 Best Bars in the World in 2021

Can you guess which country has the most bars on the 50 Best list in 2021? Hint: Cocktail culture is roaring back in this Asian capital.

fugu fish; blowfish

Food & Drink

How to Eat the Poisonous Blowfish That’s the Most Dangerous Japanese Dish

Chefs must apply for a specialized license to prepare fugu fish.

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Tips & News

I Was One of the First Americans to Visit Singapore Under Its New VTL Reopening Program

Singapore is currently open to vaccinated arrivals from 13 countries. Here’s what it’s like to fly in.

fiji reopening; fiji luxury resorts

Tips & News

Bula, World! Fiji Has Reopened for Tourism. Here’s What You Need to Know

Pacific Island hospitality is calling us! We’ve got the details, plus five of the best deals at luxury resorts.

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Tips & News

These Are the Most Instagrammed UNESCO World Heritage Sites of 2021

#rome.

australia platypus

Tips & News

Here’s How You Can Hang Out With a Bunch of Platypuses in Australia

Yes, dreams really do come true.

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Tips & News

These New Air Travel Apps Aim to Upgrade Your Flying Experience

Flying is easier and breezier than ever with a swipe of the thumb.

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Tips & News

Surprise! Cambodia Has Completely Reopened for Vaccinated Tourists With, Like, No Restrictions

Want to see the temples of Angkor in total solitude? Go now.

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Shop

All We Want For Christmas Is a Private Jet Trip to a Week on a Yacht

Keeping holiday gift giving casual since 2021.

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Tips & News

Langkawi Has Reopened Without Quarantine to Vaccinated International Tourists

Here’s our guide to getting back to Malaysia’s tropical haven.

Dior Fashionable Workout

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The Dior x Technogym Collab Will Make Your #Gymselfies Next Level

Fitness, but make it fashion.

peach aviation

Tips & News

Of Course Japan Has Vending Machines Selling Flights to Mystery Destinations

Peach Aviation is all over this quintessential part of Japanese culture.

ulu travel

Tips & News

This ‘Sleeping Tour’ Includes a ‘Food Coma Lunch’ and 5 Hours of Snoozing on a Bus

These “dreamy” trips are already selling out.

SIA in-flight wellness

Wellness

The World’s Best Airline Has Launched an Exclusive New In-flight Wellness Program — With Help From a Top Spa Resort

The experts at Golden Door are lending their secrets to Singapore Airlines to bring the wellness retreat experience to the sky.

thailand reopening; test and go

Tips & News

Thailand Has Reopened With No Quarantine. Here’s Everything You Need to Know

The beaches, the spas, the street food!

UK Vaccinated Tourists

Tips & News

The UK Is Making It Easier — and Cheaper — for Vaccinated Tourists to Visit

London calling!

Tips & News

CLOSED: Win a Two-Night Stay in Koh Samui, Siem Reap or Desaru with Anantara

All you have to do to enter is subscribe to our newsletter.

thailand tourist fee

Tips & News

Thailand Is Planning to Charge a Tourist Fee in 2022

The fee is intended to fund green travel projects and appeal to a wealthier set of visitors.

india reopening

Tips & News

India Is Now Welcoming Foreign Tourists. Are You Ready to Revisit the Taj Mahal?

India is reopening its borders, now allowing foreign visitors on chartered flights, and on commercial airlines next month.

vietnam reopening

Tips & News

Vietnam Announces Gradual Reopening Plan for International Tourists

Are you ready to get back to the beach in Phu Quoc?

2022 beijing olympics

Tips & News

International Spectators Will Be Banned From the 2022 Beijing Olympics

Beijing will also have health and safety protocols in place for athletes.

world's 50 best 2021

Food & Drink

These Are the World’s 50 Best Restaurants in 2021

Noma’s second iteration takes the crown and Asia claims 8 slots.

marriott net-zero

Hotels & Resorts

Marriott Commits to Being Net-Zero by 2050

Tiny shampoo bottles are disappearing for good.

samui plus sandbox

Tips & News

Koh Samui’s New 7-Day Samui Plus Sandbox Program

As of Oct 1, fully vaccinated international arrivals can visit Koh Samui without quarantine and under relaxed rules. Here are the details.

Best Airline Lounge American Express

Tips & News

The Best Airport Lounges in the World — and How to Get In

From Paris to Sydney, these amazing airport lounges offer gourmet restaurants, relaxing spas, and more.

Australia Reopening

Tips & News

Australia Hopes to Reopen Its Borders by End of the Year With Help of Vaccine Passports

The United Kingdom and the U.S. are among the countries to be included in Australia’s vaccine passport trial.

iPhone Cinematic Mode

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The New iPhone 13 ‘Cinematic Mode’ Will Change the Way You Document Your Travels

Your photos and videos are about to get a major upgrade.

Food & Drink

Join This All-Natural Blind Wine Tasting with Travel+Leisure Southeast Asia

Certified somm Alison Christ and three winemakers lead us in a blind wine tasting via Zoom October 2. Here’s how to participate.

Ritz-Carlton Yacht Collection

Inspiration

Ritz-Carlton Yacht Collection Debuts Next Year

The first Ritz-Carlton yacht, the Evrima, will launch next spring. Here’s what we know.

Tips & News

We Got a First-Listen of This New Exhibit in Singapore: Orchestral Manoeuvres

VIDEO: Perk up your ears for an exploration of sound at the ArtScience Museum in Singapore

Hotels & Resorts

How One of the World’s Most Luxurious Hotel Brands Is Making a Lasting Positive Impact

Banyan Tree Global Foundation is giving away Greater Good Grants for the second year. Here’s how to apply.

Hotel X, Brisbane, Australia

Tips & News

Why IHG’s New Vignette Collection Hotels Should Have Luxury Travelers Obsessed

First up: Brisbane, Australia, and Pattaya in Thailand.

Tips & News

Why We’re Royally Excited About the Regent Hotels & Resorts Rebranding

With a new, next-gen attitude, this is not your auntie’s old-school Regent.

Tips & News

You Will Soon Have to Pay a Departure Tax to Leave the Maldives

If you needed incentive to schedule a trip this year, the new departure tax kicks in Jan. 1, 2022.

Tips & News

This Website Is Making It Easier for Travelers With Disabilities to See the World

Custom profiles help match individuals with travel experiences accessible to their needs.

Tips & News

We Flew Into the Phuket Sandbox. This Is What’s It’s Like.

VIDEO: Here’s how you can visit Thailand without quarantine today.

Tips & News

Have You Seen the Orangutan Trying on Sunglasses on TikTok Yet?

She’s just as smart as you, but probably has a better sense of style.

Tips & News

This Luxury Cruise Line Is Adding Solo Cabins to Its Fleet

VIDEO: Here’s a sneak peek of Oceania’s new single-occupancy cabins — with balconies!

Shanghai Travel Guide

Tips & News

The Biggest Astronomy Museum in the World Just Opened in Shanghai

The design of this cosmic museum is out of this world.

Tips & News

This Airline Was Just Voted Best in the World for 2021

These annual worldwide airline awards go to best seats in each class, food, crew and more.

Tips & News

France Now Requires a Health Pass for Cafes, Domestic Travel and the Eiffel Tower

France is leading the way with vaccine passes. Here’s what to know.

Tips & News

Even the Host of Netflix’s ‘World’s Most Amazing Vacation Rentals’ Learned a Lot About Traveling While Filming

VIDEO: From a bamboo pod in Bali to a treehouse on an alpaca farm, check out these insane rentals.

Tips & News

Take Our Readers’ Survey for a Chance to Win 3 Nights at Any Elite Havens Villa

This T+L readers’ exclusive Elite Havens contest ends on July 31, 2021, so take the survey now!

Inspiration

This New Invite-Only Travel Club Is Taking Bespoke Luxury to the Next Level

Scott Dunn Private has awesome travel experiences for the awesomely wealthy. Think you can score a membership?

Tips & News

Iceland’s 4-day Workweek Proves to Be ‘Incredible Success,’ Study Says

Productivity increased while hours decreased in the study performed from 2015 to 2019.

Tips & News

Qatar Has Reopened Without Quarantine to Vaccinated Arrivals

Qatar is offering a carbon-neutral FIFA World Cup 2022, new luxury experiences, and now quarantine-free arrivals.

Food & Drink

The World’s 50 Best Is Now Honoring Chefs Who Use Their Restaurants to Do a World of Good

The first Champions of Change awardees include Deepanker Khosla of Bangkok’s Haoma.

Tips & News

Koh Samui Has Reopened Without Quarantine to Vaccinated International Travelers

Thailand now has two island gateways for international visitors to get their beach on.

Tips & News

This California Zoo Is Vaccinating Its Animals Against Covid-19

Lions, tigers and bears are all getting shots.

Tips & News

This Is the First International Hotel Group Taking Reservations With Cryptocurrency

Finally — a good use for all our Bitcoins!

Tips & News

Guam Gets into Vaccine Tourism with Air V&V Program

Guys, let’s all go to Guam.

Tips & News

How NFTs May Change the Way We Travel

The one-of-a-kind digital files known as non-fungible tokens upended the art world this year and travel is next.

Inspiration

6 Destinations in Japan Where the Locals Love to Go

Get off the tourist track and delve a little deeper into Japan.

Tips & News

This Country Has the Cleanest Swimming Waters in the EU

After the water was tested at 112 locations, this Mediterranean island nation earned a perfect score.

Tips & News

These Are the Most and Least Stressful Cities to Live In, According to a New Study

Look for cities at the top and bottom of the globe to be least stressful.

Tips & News

Phuket Has Reopened Without Quarantine to Vaccinated International Tourists

Here’s all you need to know.

Tips & News

T+L Talks Pride with One of Thailand’s Most Famous Fashion Designers

VIDEO: Celebrating Pride at The Peri Hotel, one of the newest hotels in Hua Hin, Bangkok’s version of the Hamptons.

Tips & News

Slovenia Has Eased Its Tourist Restrictions. Here’s How to Plan Your Trip

It’s prime time to visit this storybook nation of preserved castles, purebred horses and amazing wines.

Tips & News

Orbitz Is Creating Tools to Help LGBTQIA+ Travelers See the World

Over 35,000 have signed the brand’s inclusivity pledge.

Food & Drink

Celebrate Pride With These Delicious Rainbow Recipes and Cocktails

Pride is better with snacks, trust us.

Tips & News

15 New Reasons We Can’t Wait to Get Fully Vaccinated and Travel Abroad

Here are the dishes, drinks, cultural attractions and stays that have us dreaming of booking a plane ticket.

Tips & News

This ‘Friends’-themed Cruise Is Perfect for Ultimate Fans of the Show

Could we be any more excited?

Airbnb

Tips & News

Airbnb Rolls Out New Search Feature Making Traveling More ‘Flexible’ Than Ever

“We are upgrading our service to make it easier for people to integrate travel into their lives,” Airbnb CEO Brian Chesky said.

Tips & News

Aretha Duarte Is Officially the First Black Latin American Woman to Climb Mount Everest

Barriers broken at 5,300 meters.

France

Tips & News

France Has Reopened. Here’s What You Need to Know

France’s new color-coded system informs travelers from all over the world what’s required before visiting.

Tips & News

The 7 Essential Tips to Start Every Digital Nomad’s Day

Calling anyone with a job: Follow these easy steps every day for a month to supercharge your productivity and watch the stress melt away.

The Aubrey

Food & Drink

13 New Things to Eat, See, Drink, and Do in Hong Kong Right Now

Craft beer, ballet, brunches both drag and Japanese… We can’t wait for summer in Hong Kong.

New York City

Tips & News

It Just Got Cheaper to Visit New York City This Summer

Looking to save a bit on a glamorous Manhattan hotel room? Your time is now.

Tips & News

The Epic New Cruise Ship Has Exclusive Club-Style Suites with a Private Spa and Pool

The Norwegian Prima features a glass-bottom bridge, stunning infinity pools, and more space for passengers. We talked with the CEO.

Greece

Tips & News

Greece Officially Reopened to Tourists — Here’s What to Know Now

Greece officially reopened for tourism, the latest southern European country to do so. We’ve got a great new place for you to stay in Mykonos.

Tips & News

Germany Will Allow Vaccinated Travelers to Skip Quarantine and Testing

The measures come in time for summer travel.

Tips & News

International Travelers Heading to the U.S. Can Now Test for Covid-19 at Home Before Their Flight

All testing must be virtually supervised.

Culture

8 Endangered Species in Asia You Should Know

May 21 is Endangered Species Day. Here are 8 amazing animals native to Asia that you can help save.

Tips & News

Japanese Town Hopes ¥30 Million Statue of Gigantic Squid Will Draw Tourists

The statue is meant to symbolize the town’s local cuisine, where squid is considered a delicacy.

Kagi Maldives

Tips & News

The Top 8 New Design Hotels in Asia

We’re obsessed with these über-stylish accommodations.

Tips & News

Dracula’s Castle in Romania Is Now Offering Free Vaccinations to Visitors

Admission to the castle is not required to receive the vaccine.

Tips & News

I Visited Disneyland Right After It Reopened — Here’s What It Was Like

Here’s what it’s like to visit the “Happiest Place on Earth” right now.

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Inspiration

These Are the Places in Asia You’re Most Likely to Visit First

With some lockdown restrictions easing and travel bubbles trying their hardest to pop up, these destinations should be on your radar right now.

Tips & News

T+L’s 10 Best Beach Reads of 2021 for Foodies and Travelers

Here’s your summer reading list.

Tips & News

The Seychelles Is Open to All International Travelers

Travelers must prove two weeks have passed since they received their second dose of the COVID-19 vaccine to visit.

The Standard

Hotels & Resorts

Here’s a First-Look Preview of the Stunning New Standard Hotel Coming to Bangkok’s Coolest Skyscraper

The Standard is rising to new heights in Thailand — and beyond.

Kerala

Tips & News

Why Coconut-Drenched Kerala Should be on Your Must-Visit List

With sunny beaches, peaceful waters, spice-market seafood and healing Ayurveda, melting-pot Kerala offers the tropical side of India.

Tips & News

Australia Official Says Borders May Not Open Until Later in 2022

“We won’t be seeing borders flung open at the start of next year with great ease,” Finance Minister Simon Birmingham said.

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Culture

4 Ethical Elephant Camps for Your Next Trip to Thailand

These sanctuaries promise magical memories with magnificent beasts—at a friendly distance.

Tips & News

Travel Agencies in Thailand Are Now Selling ‘Vaccine Vacations’ to the US

“All tour agencies are suffering now,” Thai tour company owner Rachphol Yamsaeng said. “Whatever we can do, we have to try to do it.”

Atlas

Tips & News

These Are Asia’s 50 Best Bars 2021

Mezcal evangelist Coa in Hong Kong is named best bar in Asia. Here’s how all your other favorite watering holes rank this year, from 1-100.

Tips & News

Tell Us Your Favorite Destinations, Hotels, Airlines & More—Voting for World’s Best 2021 Ends This Week

Voting for the World’s Best Awards 2021 ends May 10.

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Inspiration

This Magical Lake in Thailand Is Like Being in Avatar and Atlantis at the Same Time

Mysterious Khao Sok National Park has no cell service but 160 million years of lush beauty. Sleep in a floating bungalow on this massive man-made lake.

The Gibbon Experience

Tips & News

5 of Our Favorite Green Travel Experiences in Asia to Celebrate Earth Day

From flying through treetops to indigenous immersions, these are some of Southeast Asia’s shining stars that put sustainability at their heart. In honor of Earth Day, plan your next trip to make a difference.

Capella Bangkok

Tips & News

T+L It List 2021: These are the best new hotels in the world this year

Presenting the Travel + Leisure It List 2021

Spain

Tips & News

9 of the Best Places to Retire in Europe

Thinking about retiring in Europe? Consider these nine destinations.

Tips & News

These Are Officially the Happiest Countries in the World in 2021

The United Nations World Happiness Report remains dominated by Nordic countries. But there’s a new twist this year, with East Asian nations getting a shout-out for Covid-times quality of life.

Food & Drink

The Mandarin Oriental Hong Kong’s New Club Floor and Japanese Restolounge Are the Places to Be in Town

You can find us in the club: sipping Ruinart and eating robata in Mandarin Oriental Hong Kong’s slick new additions.

Etihad Airways Safety Videos

Tips & News

Etihad Airways Just Made One of the World’s Most Beautiful Safety Videos

It was filmed on location at the Louvre Abu Dhabi.

Tips & News

Apple Maps Will Now Show You COVID-19 Information at Your Airport

The new feature will help make your next trip safer and easier.

First-class Dinners

Tips & News

Tickets for $540 First-class Dinners Aboard Parked Airplane Sell Out at Tokyo Airport

All meals are served with endless glasses of wine or champagne.

Tips & News

From Yacht Quarantines to Easing Entry Restrictions, Here’s What You Need to Know About Travel to Thailand Right Now

It just got easier for international travelers to visit the Kingdom.

Food & Drink

Asia’s 50 Best Got More Woke with the Essence of Asia Restaurant List 2021

Street-food stalls, mom-and-pop shops, plant-based menus and community activists. We can’t eat in fancy restaurants every night—and this new list proves why we don’t want to, either.

Hotels & Resorts

How This Hotel Helped the Hawaii of China Get a Whole Lot Greener

If you haven’t heard of 1 Hotels, get your green flags waving. This extra-eco, uber-luxury brand has just opened in Hainan, China.

Tips & News

5 Ways to Know If Your Sunscreen Is Killing Coral Reefs — and the Brands to Try Instead

You’ll want to stock up on these sunscreens this summer.

Layan Beach

Tips & News

Phuket, Thailand, Will Reopen to Foreign Tourists in July

Get your beach bods ready. Thailand’s most famous island, Phuket, will allow vaccinated international tourists to fly in without quarantine in July

Tips & News

Overseas Spectators Officially Not Allowed at This Year’s Olympics

This conclusion will further contribute to ensure safe and secure Games for all participants and the Japanese public.

Tips & News

3 Collectives Working to Make Travel More Sustainable and Inclusive

These Global Vision Awards honorees are collectives that prove the tremendous value in working together to improve the travel industry.

Tips & News

Announcing the T+L Global Vision Awards 2021—3 Countries Leading in Sustainable Tourism

The Global Vision Awards honor people, places and organizations making travel greener and more socially responsible.

Tips & News

Even the Glass is Greener This St. Patrick’s Day

In honor of the Emerald Isle, we raise a toast to the greenest, most conscientious brewers in our region. Because what’s St. Patrick’s Day without green beer?

Tips & News

Win a 4-Night, Full-Board Stay at Kurumba Maldives

We’ve teamed up with Kurumba Maldives to offer a four-night stay at their postcard-perfect resort, including a full meal plan and roundtrip transfers from Male Velana International Airport.

Tips & News

Thailand Tourism Sector Has Its Sights Set on a July 1 Reopening

With the #OpenThailandSafely campaign, organizers hope to welcome tourists back on July 1.

Tips & News

Meet the New Plant-Based Pork That’s Beyond Beyond Meat

Karana is producing ‘pork’ out of jackfruit from Sri Lanka and Singapore’s top chefs are eating it up. We taste-tested them all.

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Food & Drink

Drink Green: These Are the Most Sustainable Bars in Southeast Asia

These bars reduce, reuse and recycle, plus replant the rainforest on the path to delicious drinks. Here are a few lessons in eco-mixology, complete with climate-conscious cocktail recipes.

Tips & News

We’re Going All Green, All March. Introducing: The T+L Asia Green Edit

We’re dedicating this month to environmentally responsible travel and leisure. First up, a primer on the 7 key signs of a sustainable hotel.

Tips & News

Air New Zealand to Test Out Digital Health Passport on Its Auckland-Sydney Route

THIS SPRING, AIR NEW ZEALAND WILL BEGIN a trial period with a digital health passport as flying with test results or proof of vaccination in a digital format becomes more prevalent in air travel. The airline will trial the digital travel pass app developed by the International Air Transport Association (IATA), on flights between Auckland and Sydney […]

Hotels & Resorts

These Are the Top 500 Hotels in the World

The T+L 500 are the world’s best hotels in 2021, as voted by T+L’s discerning readers.

Hotels & Resorts

8 Awesome Private Villas in Asia for Your Next Group Getaway

We love our hotels, but #villalife is really something special. Get inspired for your next group trip with this round-up of killer villas across the region.

Tips & News

Attention 20-somethings: You Could Win a Free Trip Every Year Until You’re 30

Get ready to see the world once again.

Tips & News

Scientists Taught Spinach How to Send Emails to Help Fight Climate Change — and This Isn’t a Joke

You’ve got mail — and it’s from your salad.

Tips & News

Australia Still Plans to Require Vaccinated Travelers to Quarantine — Here’s Why

Even vaccinated foreign travelers won’t be exempt from mandatory two-week hotel quarantines in Australia.

Tips & News

Etihad Is the World’s First Airline With a Fully Vaccinated Cabin Crew

The airline started getting its employees vaccinated in December.

Tips & News

This Hong Kong hotel is offering quarantine rooms for HK$1 a night

In a country with perhaps the world’s strictest quarantine—21 nights—one hotel has pledged disadvantaged returnees rooms for just 13 US cents per night.

Tips & News

8 of Asia’s Most ‘Bling Empire’ Valentine’s Days

We know travel restrictions mean you probably can’t avail of any of these offers. But here’s a bit of Valentine’s voyeurism into some of Asia’s most extravagant romantic experiences.

Tips & News

Lucky 7 Valentine’s Dinners to Help You Get Lucky

If home is where the heart is, these restaurants around our region really set ours aflutter. Here are 7 of our favorite fine-dining spots that deliver Valentine’s Day to your door.

Tips & News

How to Lunar New Year in the Time of Covid

The Year of the Ox starts February 12. Here’s a look at the celebration plans, Covid regulations and best restaurants for new year’s dinner in Hong Kong, Saigon, Singapore and Taipei.

Tips & News

The Pandas in Washington, D.C., Had the Most Fun During This Week’s Snow Storms

Who knew pandas were so good at sledding?

Tips & News

The Australian Island Where Quokkas Demand a Photo

A new boutique hotel on Rottnest Island ups the ante for accommodations in Western Australia’s favorite nature getaway.

Tips & News

These Are Some the World’s Strongest Rums, Vodkas, Absinthes and More

Many of the world’s strongest liquors are banned by the TSA for their high alcohol content.

Inspiration

T+L Hometown Hit List: Thailand

We asked our insiders for their favorite places to travel domestically. Veronica Inveen tells us what’s tops in Thailand.

Inspiration

T+L Hometown Hit List: Australia

We asked our writers for their favorite places to travel domestically. Chloe Sachdev writes our post-pandemic bucket list for Australia.

Tips & News

Why We Wish Every Taxi Were an Udon Noodle Taxi

Could it get any more Japanese than driving around to a bunch of delicious noodle joints with a big bowl of fake noodles on your roof?

Inspiration

T+L Hometown Hit List: Singapore

We asked our writers for their favorite places to travel domestically. Here, Christian Barker tells us where he fancies in Singapore.

Tips & News

Tourists in Bali Are Being Forced to Do Push-ups for Violating Mask Rules

Not wearing a face mask in Bali could cost you — in push-ups.

Tips & News

T+L Hometown Hit List: Malaysia

We asked our writers for their favorite places to travel domestically. Add these in Malaysia to your post-pandemic bucket lists

Inspiration

T+L Hometown Hit List: Hong Kong

We asked our writers for their favorite places to travel domestically. Here, Kee Foong tells us where to go in Hong Kong.

Tips & News

Singapore Will Require COVID-19 Tests on Arrival for All Inbound Travelers

The new requirement is meant to help stem the spread of new coronavirus variants.

Tips & News

Sri Lanka Reopens Airports and Borders With New COVID-19 Testing Requirements

Sri Lanka has reopened to foreign tourists with new COVID-19 testing requirements and travel bubbles.

Tips & News

Scientists Have Been Aging Wine in Space — and 12 Bottles Are Back on Earth and Ready to Drink

Cheers!

Hotels & Resorts

These are the most luxurious quarantines in Southeast Asia

Governments around the region got you locked in? With Michelin meals, multimedia escapes and even leopard-spotting excursions, these hotels will (almost) leave you wishing that quarantine would never end.

Tips & News

Etihad, Emirates Launch Health Passport With International Air Transport Association

Both Etihad and Emirates will begin using a health passport to help passengers organize the COVID-19 testing documentation required to travel.

Tips & News

How Australia’s Tourism Industry Is Recovering a Year After the Devastating Bushfires

After a hellish year, Australia’s bushfire comeback is the good-news story we all need right now.

Tips & News

Universal Studios Japan Just Launched a Virtual Tour of the New Super Nintendo World

Here’s your chance to see the magic before the park opens next month.

Tips & News

U.S. to (Finally) Require All International Travelers to Test Negative for COVID-19 Before Entering

The new rule will go into effect on January 26.

Tips & News

This Hotel Thinks Your Idea of Fun Might Be a 15-Day Quarantine Staycation

Thanks to COVID-19, Thailand requires all inbound travelers to quarantine for a couple of weeks. In a city swimming in staycations, will Bangkokians volunteer for a luxe lock-in?

Tips & News

This Airline Was Just Ranked Safest Airline in the World for 2021

Qantas came out on top — again.

Tips & News

Kauai Is Reopening to Tourists With the Toughest Covid Screening in Hawaii

The island is now implementing a testing and ‘resort bubble’ program.

Tips & News

How to Visit New York City Virtually

New York City is only as far as your laptop.

Tips & News

These 6 Countries Will Pay You to Go On Vacation

Over the past few months, staycations and domestic travel have pushed round-the-world journeys off our agendas. Check out these deals that make it easier—and cheaper—to travel in your home country.

Tips & News

School Cafeterias in Japan Are Serving Top-quality Kobe Beef to Make Up for Low Restaurant Demand

“I’m gonna brag about it to my parents.”

Tips & News

Berlin Beer Hall Transforms Into Homeless Facility for the Holidays — Complete With Special Christmas Meals

Prost to Berlin’s largest beer hall for showing the true meaning of holiday cheer during the pandemic.

Tips & News

These 7 people totally beat us at the quarantine game

Thinking about extending that Christmas break in that five-star hotel? How about for five months? Meet three families who spent quarantine like Eloise at The Plaza.

Tips & News

Visit These Iconic New York City Museums From Home

From MoMa to the Met, here’s how you can take a virtual trip to some of NYC’s most treasured institutions.

Food & Drink

McDonald’s Newest Burger is Made With Spam and Oreos

It’s only available in China.

Tips & News

How to Track Santa on Google This Year

Google has a virtual holiday village where you can track Santa and play games.

Tips & News

The World’s Smallest (and Most Adorable) Possum Breed, Once Thought Extinct, Has Been Found After Australia’s Wildfires

“This capture is the first documented record of the species surviving post-fire.”

Tips & News

This Airline Parodies 1980s Song ‘Safety Dance’ for A Hilariously Amazing Music Video

We’ll never forget our masks again.

Tips & News

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5 Reasons Why the Maldives Belongs at the Top of Your 2021 Travel List

Sun, sand and plenty of space for social distancing—paradise is looking pretty good these days.

Tips & News

Look Up Tonight for 2020’s Biggest Meteor Shower. December also Brings the Best Solar Eclipse, and the Best ‘Kissing Planets’ in 794 Years

2020 will end on a high note for stargazers, with three unique night sky happenings in December.

Tips & News

Thailand’s Most Famous Festival is Back, But This Time It’s Lasting Five Wonder-ous Weeks

Wonderfruit goes local, but that doesn’t mean it’s any less awesome.

Tips & News

A Japanese Space Mission Has Brought a Piece of Asteroid Down to Earth

This is the second time a Japanese space capsule has captured asteroid material.

Tips & News

Cathay Pacific Is Offering Free COVID-19 Insurance for All Passengers Through February

The airline will cover up to US$200,000 in expenses.

Tips & News

Mt. Everest Finally Has an Official Height After Years-long Dispute Between China and Nepal

The two countries announced that Mt. Everest is officially 8,849 meters tall, one meter taller than previously considered.

Tips & News

This Digital Passport That Stores Your Health Information Could Be Required to Board Flights Next Year

The International Air Transport Association (IATA) announced that it’s in the final development phase of its IATA travel pass.

Tips & News

How to Get Your Instagram Top 9

2020 is finally coming to an end — and that means it’s time to reflect.

Tips & News

Experience Barcelona From Home With This Virtual Art and Architecture Tour

This tour focuses on the work of Antoni Gaudí, which can be found throughout the city.

Tips & News

This is What It’s Like to Fly Into the Maldives During COVID (VIDEO)

The world’s first nationwide loyalty program launched December 1. Here’s how one of our writers busted out of Hong Kong for the great blue beyond.

Tips & News

Cher Helps Rescue the ‘World’s Loneliest Elephant’ From Captivity

A photo of a lonely Asian elephant shackled in a shed led the singer on a mission to show the creature that there is life after love.

Tips & News

Here’s where Filipinos can travel now

As Covid abates, the Philippines is finally opening to domestic travel.

Tips & News

Emirates Encouraging Longer Layovers With Free Overnight Stays in Dubai

Emirates’ Dubai Connect package is back and better than ever.

Tips & News

These Trips to Nowhere Are More Than Flights of Fancy

From mile-high dating games to temple flybys, airlines are pooh-poohing Covid border closures with plane tickets that go roundtrip in a single flight.

Tips & News

These Are the Most Expensive Cities to Live in During the COVID-19 Pandemic

Three cities are tied in the number one spot. Can you guess what they are?

Hotels & Resorts

Disney’s New ‘Star Wars’ Hotel Is Just as Awesome as You’d Expect

We can’t wait to book our own Star Wars vacations to a land (not so) far, far away.

Inspiration

Why you should go looking for the Raffles’ banded langur in Singapore

Singapore’s super cute critically endangered monkey species has a new safe haven–and a new fresh baby.

Tips & News

In honor of International Men’s Day, we got facials

A lesser used tool in the men’s grooming arsenal, facials are frankly awesome.

Tips & News

This New App Tells Airport Passengers When the Terminal Was Last Cleaned — and Allows Them to Give Feedback

Domestic and international airports are offering some peace of mind ahead of holiday travel with on-site COVID-19 testing — see if you can get tested at the hub you’re heading to.

Hotels & Resorts

Why we’re setting our watches to Peninsula Time

Savvy hotels are bending the rules to fewer limitations and more time in-house for Covid-era guests.

Tips & News

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This Vertical Forest in Vietnam Is Setting a New Standard in Eco-Architecture

Once completed, Solforest Ecopark outside of Hanoi will feature one of the tallest vertical gardens in the world.

Hotels & Resorts

This Hotel Chain Has Gone 100% Vegetarian

Luxury is draped in greenery at Ovolo Hotels, which has converted all of its menus vegetarian.

Shop

9 New Cookbooks to Transport You Around the Globe

Be transported by this season’s new cookbooks—without ever leaving your kitchen.

Tips & News

How One Hospitality Brand Is Showing That Community Care Starts With Self-Care

Five-star sustainability hero Banyan Tree is channeling the power of positive thinking.

Hotels & Resorts

We Go Vegan for a Week at Soneva Kiri in Honor of World Vegan Day (Video)

Spoiler alert: We didn’t even miss fish during the vegan “sushi” omakase.

Food & Drink

These Are the Hottest Tables in Thailand Now

French, Italian, Spanish and Thai. The five hardest reservations to get in Thailand today vary in all ways but their utter deliciousness.

Tips & News

Bali Is Getting 50 Football Fields’ Worth of New Coral Gardens

With tourism at a standstill, Indonesia hopes to rehab its coastline along with its economy.

Tips & News

This Gourmet Food Festival Is Including a Dinner by Stranded Refugees in Its Lineup

Why #cheflife is as much about Michelin two-starred headliners as unknown refugees. This year’s annual World Gourmet Festival in Bangkok will help some of the globe’s neediest make a new life for themselves and their families.

Food & Drink

Travel Back in Time at these Adorable Old-School Eateries

Across Southeast Asia time-capsule cafés and bars provide a glimpse of—and a reassuring anchor to—neighborhood diners in simpler times.

Tips & News

This Art Exhibit is a Celebration of Breasts and Stupas

Pinaree Sanpitak, one of Thailand’s most internationally acclaimed artists, celebrates the sacred and the sensual with two interactive—even edible—exhibits in Bangkok.

Food & Drink

Lockdown May Be Over, But the Restaurant Industry is Still Hurting—Here’s How to Help

Starved of customers since March, the restaurant industry is in dire straits. These local initiatives around the region are hoping to help out.

Tips & News

Marriott Bonvoy is Giving Away Free Stays and Big Discounts with Week of Wonders

Marriott Bonvoy has come up with creative and heavily discounted ways to relieve you of your pent-up points.

Tips & News

Back to Basics Tourism, Or How to Survive the Zombiepocalypse

If knowledge is power, then self-reliance is the new luxury.

Inspiration

On Your Next Thai Island Trip, Set Sail on the High Seas or Just in Your Imagination

Thailand is world-renowned for its service with a smile, but there are plenty of places to learn a little self-reliance, too. Set sail on the high-seas, or just in your own imagination.

Inspiration

Forget Fall Foliage. Hit Up Harvest Time in Japan

Only in Japan would a rustic country farmstay include a disco greenhouse. A quick hop from Tokyo takes you straight into this organic wonderland. Strawberries and sweet potato heaven.

Tips & News

Get Lost. Seriously, We Mean It

A long-time partner of T+L, Black Tomato specializes in crafting bespoke travel experiences around the globe, and their foray into tailor-made survivalism trips offers the ultimate sense of freedom.

Culture

These Black-Owned Safaris Are Putting African Stories First

Across the continent, innovators are rethinking everything you thought you knew about heading into the bush—and changing these iconic journeys for the better. By Christine Ajudua.

Tips & News

Singapore is Reopening to Tourists From 4 Countries

Singapore is reopening unilaterally to visitors from Vietnam and Australia (excluding Victoria state) this week.

Tips & News

Thailand is Officially Reopening to Long-Stay Foreign Tourists

The Land of Smiles is officially reopen to foreign tourists. Thailand will welcome its first international leisure flight next week, with about 120 long-term vacationers from Guangzhou, China.

Tips & News

Japan is Reopening Its Borders From October 1st

Starting October 1, Japan is reopening its borders to all foreign nationals with long-term permits to stay or those visiting for shorter-term business trips.

Tips & News

Plan a Staycation in Hong Kong or Phuket with These Exclusive T+L Reader Deals

This is the year of the staycation, so make the most of it with a special readers’ deal in your own backyard.

Tips & News

Chef’s Table: Lennox Hastie’s 5 rules for cooking with fire

The modern master of grilling shares his tips on how to barbecue like a boss.

Tips & News

Bangkok’s Tallest Building is Offering Roof-Top Exercise Classes

If a HIIT class 78-floors above ground won’t make you sweat, we’re not sure what will.

Shop

3 New Travel-Related Books to Keep You Inspired

A top chef’s pastry cookbook, a guide to eco-travel and an industry-supporting collection of the world’s best hotel experiences.

Hotels & Resorts

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Book a Carefree Balinese Holiday for Later

Not quite ready to travel? With Melia Bali, you can save on a luxe stay for now or later in the year.

Tips & News

These Are the 25 Best Hotels in the World

Here are the Top 25 hotels around the world, as voted by you, our discerning readers.

Tips & News

Top 10 International Airports

Readers rated airports on their access, checkin/security, restaurants/bars, shopping, and design. These are the world’s best airports in 2020.

Tips & News

Top 10 Resorts in Southeast Asia

The best resorts in Southeast Asia as voted by our readers in the T+L World’s Best Awards 2020.

Tips & News

The Best Hotel Brands in the World

Readers rated hotel brands on their locations, rooms/facilities, food, service, and overall value

Tips & News

Top 10 International Airlines 2020

Anyone surprised that Singapore Airlines has been voted best carrier on Earth for the 25th year running—read: all the years of WBA—hasn’t been paying close enough attention to the skies.

Hotels & Resorts

6 Eco-Resorts in Bali You Should Visit

Bali’s eco-leanings put the island in good stead for a sustainable restart. These six resorts are leading the industry’s greenification.

Tips & News

The Best 10 Cities in Asia 2020

Hoi An, Chiang Mai and Ubud reappear in this year’s edition of T+L World’s Best Cities. Add these cities to your bucket list.

Tips & News

These Hotels Are Offering T+L Readers Exclusive Discounts

With lockdowns easing, the tantalizing call of distant shores is made even more alluring by these exclusive T+L reader deals.

Tips & News

A Country-By-Country Guide to Coronavirus Recovery in Asia

Here’s when and where you might be able to travel again in Asia.

Tips & News

Watch The World Pass By Through Someone Else’s Window

Getting bored of your work from home view? Enjoy the view from someone else’s window around the world.

Tips & News

Ring in a New Year in July With This Astral Livestreaming Event

Celebrate Maori New Year with a stargazing livestream over Lake Tekapo.

Tips & News

These Resorts Are Paving the Way in Conservation

More and more tourism providers around Asia-Pacific have been taking sincere sustainable strides, and we’d like to tip our sun hats to these green-hospitality groundbreakers. If visiting the beach inspires you to seek out ways to save it, consider the following eco-pillars and the resorts that do them admirably.

Tips & News

21 Questions with Jeninne Lee-St. John, T+L SEA’s New Editor in Chief

Raised in Washington, D.C., and having lived in Bangkok for eight years, Jeninne’s got a world of opinions.

Hotels & Resorts

The Ultimate Guide To Where To Stay On Samui

Break your travel drought with a Samui trip—check official hotel websites for resident and stay-later deals as properties reopen with special rates.

Tips & News

This Auction Give You the Chance to Travel and Eat with the World’s Best Chefs

All funds raised will provide financial relief for restaurants and bars worldwide.

Tips & News

Desperate for Travel? Tour an Airport or Bring a 5-Star Hotel to Your House

Take a trip to nowhere or bring a luxury hotel experience into your home.

Tips & News

These Are the World’s Most Expensive Cities to Live in 2020

Hong Kong comes out on top, again.

Tips & News

Drone Footage Captures More Than 64,000 Turtles Near the Great Barrier Reef

The mesmerizing aerial footage shows the sea turtles swimming along the Great Barrier Reef towards the shores of North Queensland to lay eggs.

Tips & News

6 Tips To Sleep Better Away From Home

All those long-weekend jaunts seem great in theory, but they’re messing with your shut-eye. We look at science-backed strategies and some hotels deploying them to improve your slumber.

Tips & News

How Thailand is Becoming a Hub for LGBT+ Travel

As Thailand targets the LGBT+ market, local hoteliers are adopting cool new services and amenities that give deeper meaning to the term “all-inclusive.”

Tips & News

How to Always be Prepared For an Emergency Situation Abroad

No one wants to need medical help away from home, but knowing how to make smart decisions in an SOS situation and advocate for yourself can save time, money, stress—and maybe even your life.

Tips & News

RIP Hotel Breakfast Buffets—You’ll Be Dearly Missed

Every morning was Christmas morning when a breakfast buffet awaited.

Tips & News

The Maldives is Reopening July 1

A little island time may not be as far off as you thought.

Tips & News

A Giant Wave Crashes Over Seoul in This Trippy Art Installation

‘The Wave’ is the world’s largest anamorphic illusion.

Tips & News

If the Philippines Wasnt Already On Your Post-Pandemic Travel List, It Will Be Now

We are SO ready for a Palawan sunset.

Tips & News

This Hotel Wants to Help You Grow Hydroponic Vegetables at Home

In case you were running out of quarantine activities (and vegetables!), here’s how you can build a hydroponic garden at home.

Tips & News

Tourism Australia has Absolutely Nailed Their Newest Campaign Video

Amidst a global pandemic, Tourism Australia effectively encourages us to stay in, but also reminds us of the world that awaits.

Tips & News

This Hotel Group is Offering Up To 50% Off on Premium Getaways Across Thailand

With some of the lowest coronavirus cases in the region, Thailand might be the destination you should consider for your post-pandemic vacation.

Tips & News

Singapore Is Deploying Robot Dogs To Help Enforce Social Distancing

This is not the kind of dog you want to pet.

Inspiration

T+L Editors On Their Favorite Stories That Have Run in the Past Year

Past trips aren’t the only thing we’ve been reminiscing about. Here are the T+L articles from the past year that our editors loved a little extra.

Tips & News

8 Wellness Experts On How To Have A Day of Self-Care From Home

We reached out to some of the experts in charge of the top hotel wellness programs to get advice on how we can recenter while quarantined at home.

Food & Drink

5 Bartenders Around the Region Share What They’ve Been Drinking at Home

Happy hour lives on.

Tips & News

Shanghai Disney is Reopening Next Week

Shanghai Disney opens next week, and suddenly the world feels less bleak.

Tips & News

This T+L Photographer Spent Two Weeks in Government Quarantine

When Thai national Charles Dharapak left Jakarta to return to Bangkok, he had no idea he wouldn’t get home until 14 days later.

Tips & News

The Guggenheim Museum Has Released More Than 200 Art Books Online

Dive deep into the work of everyone from Picasso to Rothko.

Tips & News

What We’re Reading—Our Editors Share Their Favorite Books

Add these to your quarantine reading list.

Tips & News

3 Places to Take a Cruise With Kids in Asia

With boutique sailings like these adrift on the region’s most spectacular waters, there’s no need to hit the high seas for a family cruise.

Tips & News

Online Airbnb Experiences Might Be Our New Favorite Way to Spend Time in Lockdown

These experiences feel a whole lot more productive than watching Netflix all day.

Tips & News

7 Family Travel Hacks From Industry Insiders

Take a tip from the pros with family-travel advice from the field.

Inspiration

8 Off-The-Wall Family Trip Experiences

Mix things up on your next family trip with activities that get the imagination—and the adrenaline— flowing.

Tips & News

Going Stir-Crazy? Escape With a Virtual Tour of Thailand

Tourism Authority of Thailand offers a little dose of escapism.

Tips & News

8 PHOTOGRAPHY TIPS FROM THE PHOTOGRAPHER WHO HAS SHOT THE MOST COVERS FOR US

There’s never been a better time to hone your photography skills. Here, professional photographer Scott A. Woodward offers his top tips on how to get the shot.

Inspiration

This Retreat Is the Ultimate Mom-cation

A kids-optional retreat in Bali provides a nurturing space for moms to invest in themselves, recharge and reconnect with themselves.

Tips & News

Bangkok Hotels Are Turning Rooms Into Office Spaces

This might be your solution to getting work done without distractions from your children…or the fridge.


Tips & News

Six Senses is Offering a 10-Week Virtual Marine Biology Course for Kids

You can’t take that family vacation to the Maldives right now, but you and your kids can still study the archipelago’s marine life.

Tips & News

Take a Virtual Tour of the Most Beautiful Cherry Blossoms Around the World

We may all be stuck indoors, but, thanks to Google Earth, we can still experience the dreamy pink trees from our couches.

Culture

This Tour Company is Celebrating Radical Feminism

Unexpected destinations maybe, but what’s certain is that these journeys enrich both the travelers and the locals they interact with.

Tips & News

This Fine Diner is Making Sure Nobody in Bangkok Goes Hungry

Chef DK of Haoma is serving thousands of meals a days to jobless people and families in Bangkok.

Food & Drink

Asia’s 50 Best Straight to Your Doorstep

Here’s how to eat at Asia’s 50 Best Restaurants, even if you’re under lockdown.

Culture

A Note From Our Editor in Chief

We’re all in this together.

Tips & News

It isn’t All Bad if You’re Stuck in Southeast Asia Because of COVID-19

It’s a surprisingly splendid time to travel domestically.

Tips & News

Air New Zealand Wants Their Economy Passengers to Have Access to Flat Beds

Who said sleeping pods were only for first class and business travelers?

Culture

Reasons to Travel in March

T+L’s monthly selection of trip-worthy places, experiences and events.

Food & Drink

These Bartender-Recommended Regional Spirits are the Souvenirs You Should Actually Be Taking Home

Rojak gin? Fancy Thai rum? Bring these bottles home instead of the elephant print pants.

Tips & News

Where to go 2020

Twenty places to visit this year, including the majestic Hunza Valley, Bangkok for those with an appetite, and a new-look Kyoto.

Tips & News

An Eco-Tour Helping Save Sabah’s Elephant Population

In a palm-oil plantation in Sabah, an unlikely eco-tourism alliance paves the way for Borneo pygmy elephants.

Inspiration

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6 Amazing Beach Bars for a Sundowner in Asia

These stylish watering holes at InterContinental resorts serve up drinks with a view.

Tips & News

Give Singapore’s Geylang Neighborhood a Chance

The old school rules in Geylang, where a colorful jumble of heritage shops, ornate temples, bustling kopitiams and legendary eateries invites a closer look at Singapore’s grittiest neighborhood.

Tips & News

Bacolod Might Be the Philippines’ Most Welcoming City

Tracing her roots to Bacolod, we discover one secret to happiness in the Philippines’ “City of Smiles.”

Tips & News

A Charitable Artisan Boutique for Cool Cambodian Wares

Shinta Mani Hotels and architect/designer Bill Bensley have just opened Shinta Mani’s Shop With A Heart, a boutique specializing in handmade, artisan-crafted items from Cambodian creatives. One hundred percent of profits from the boutique go to the Shinta Mani Foundation in support of local community projects.

Inspiration

3 Ethical Tours for Wildlife Lovers

Sail into Komodo territory, visit retired elephants in Phuket, or try horse whispering in Gurgaon—this assortment of new experiences across Asia provides animal-friendly answers to the call of the wild.

Hotels & Resorts

Common Ground

A funky crop of co-living spaces is transforming millennial travel across Asia. We find sharing is caring in Singapore’s newest community-hotel hub

Tips & News

This Tour Company in Cambodia is Run By a Group of Deported Refugees

Carving out a new life in Cambodia, a group of deported refugees brings a deeper resonance to local tours.

Inspiration

5 Reasons to Travel in November

T+L’s monthly selection of trip-worthy places, experiences and events.

Tips & News

A Chat With Author Viet Thanh Nguyen

Literature allows us to explore the world as much as any of our trips, says author Viet Thanh Nguyen, who explains that he longs for the day he can visit Asia just for the sheer joy of travel.

Inspiration

Preserving Paradise in Phu Quoc

How to prep a corner of paradise for the outside world while keeping it as pristine as possible is on the minds of many in Phu Quoc these days. It’s shockingly easy to get to this on-the-up Vietnamese idyll— just please don’t eat the sea urchin.

Hotels & Resorts

The Andaman Hotel Is Helping Save Langkawi’s Sea Cucumber Population

Faced with a rapidly dwindling gamat, or sea cucumber, population, The Andaman Hotel in Langkawi takes the lead to regenerate them.

Tips & News

Planting for Peace in Vietnam

While its war with America may be long over, Vietnam is still dealing with unexploded ordnance at an all-too-high cost. Now, as Veronica Inveen discovers, there are safe ways any visitor can help out.

Inspiration

3 Reasons to Travel in August

T+L’s monthly selection of trip-worthy places, experiences and events.

Food & Drink

This five-star Vietnamese retreat makes dinnertime a family affair

They may have no Michelin stars, they might not rank on any best- restaurant lists, and, well, they’re not even trained as chefs, but the cooks who in infiltrate the kitchen twice weekly at The Anam Cam Ranh have something even more special to offer: a heaping portion of motherly love.

Inspiration

5 Private-Jet Tours Worth Saving Up For

First class isn’t the only way to fly. How about flatbeds, chefs and your own crew on one-of-a-kind trips that let you skip the customs line? Private-jet tours are taking well-heeled travelers for the most luxurious cultural exchanges.

Tips & News

A revitalized cotton mill in Hong Kong turns textiles into tech-styles

New arts and heritage project The Mills has transformed the neighborhood’s old textile factories into a center of boutique shops, dining spots and exhibition spaces worth a detour.

Tips & News

A Walk Through Manila’s Chinatown

A walk through Manila’s Chinatown reveals its blended cultural identity and the legacies—places of worship, dishes to worship—of the Chinese Filipinos.

Tips & News

Pack These 8 Philippine Designed Essentials For Your Next Beach Getaway

Made up of more than 7,000 islands, the Philippines has its beachwear sorted. Here are some of our favorite Filipino designs to pack for your next stylish seaside escape.

Hotels & Resorts

These 6 Design Hotels Are Millennial-Approved

Low-budget, high-design, next-gen hotels have begun to sweep Asia, an on-trend fit for digital nomads, flashpackers and aesthetes alike.

Tips & News

Three Ways To Experience Sydney By Boat

There are more than 70 beaches bordering both the Pacific and Sydney Harbour, from the world-famous Bondi to the lesser-known Lady Martins. But you’d be remiss if you didn’t actually get out on the water— and take full advantage of the city’s idyllic setting.

Inspiration

Art at the Edge of the World

Sydney is in the midst of a cultural renaissance, with a booming contemporary art and festival scene that could rival any on the global stage. Tony Perrottet explores the creative side of Australia’s iconic city by the sea. Plus, where to stay, eat and drink right now.

Hotels & Resorts

Japan’s first “dispersed” hotel encourages guests to stroll Kyoto

A night in a ryokan is already a singular experience, but a new, unconventional accommodation concept in Kyoto provides a stay that’s truly immersive.

Tips & News

These 6 Secret Beaches in Australia Are an Escape from the Crowds

Flaunting 60,000 kilometers of sun-kissed coast, Australia is awash in beaches. Those in the know don’t need to share the sand.

Hotels & Resorts

6 Hotels Perfect for a Family Vacation

We know it’s no easy feat to vacation with multiple people, ages and energy levels, so here are some of our favorite hotels where everyone can get their kicks.

Tips & News

How to Make the Most of Your Long Layover

Multi-hour transits don’t have to be a drag—squeeze in a little extra sightseeing with free transit tours offered by some of Asia’s busiest airports.

Inspiration

Perth Coming of Age

On the shore of Western Australia, once-sleepy Perth is coming of age as a new culinary and creative destination.

Tips & News

4 Apps to Help Combat Flying Fears

Get butterflies as soon as the plane leaves the gate? This collection of apps will help ease your flying fears, so you can relax and enjoy the ride.

Tips & News

Connect With Locals On A Photo Tour in Hoi An

Taking photos of people you meet while traveling can be a great cultural exchange. Jeninne Lee-St. John heads out of Hoi An with a pro and learns how to turn on the charm.

Food & Drink

5 Chef-Driven Eateries in Manila

Young chefs in the Philippine capital are whipping the local food scene into a frenzy with their cool restaurants.

Tips & News

A Conversation With 3 Of Asia’s Green Gamechangers

It’s not easy being green, but these three eco-innovators across Asia are reshaping their industries one upcycled garment or zero-waste restaurant at a time. Dianna Hubbell talks to the visionaries about building a brighter, more sustainable future.

Food & Drink

4 Asian Craft Beers You Need to Try Now

Catching the spirit of collaboration, Asian breweries are teaming up with bold beer hounds, artisanal chocolatiers, coffee roasters, and more to produce some serious suds.

Tips & News

3 Places for Kids to Play in Chiang Rai

Three destinations in Chiang Rai are helping city kids get their hands dirty with a bounty of outdoor activities.