Travel & Leisure

Charleston, Savannah, Asheville are best cities: Travel + Leisure

COLUMBIA, S.C. — Voters in a major travel organization’s annual poll have once again named a South Carolina city the best in the United States.

Travel + Leisure reports that Charleston has once again taken the top spot in the list in a poll that takes into account landmarks, culture, cuisine, friendliness, shopping, and overall value.

With a rating of 88.61, Charleston made a strong showing to take the number one spot, in no small part due to its “charming architecture and powerhouse culinary scene.”

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“How could you not love those cobblestoned streets? The beautiful, colorful houses and gas lanterns. Take a carriage ride…or catch a boat,” wrote one reader quoted by Travel + Leisure.

Apparently, readers apparently agree as Charleston has been named their favorite city for nine years. 

It’s a city for just about everyone as Travel +

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Hawaiian Airlines Is Encouraging Responsible Travel to the Islands With New In-flight Video

Hawaiian Airlines is encouraging people to travel responsibly in Hawaii in a new video the carrier will play before landing in the island paradise.

The video, which runs for five minutes, asks visitors to “Travel Pono,” or “explore with care” as they land on one of the state’s islands, the airline shared with Travel + Leisure. The message is woven in with gorgeous views of the mountains, deep blue water, and amazing wildlife that make Hawaii such a unique and special destination.

In the video, Hawaiian Airlines crew members, including a pilot and flight attendant, share ways to tread lightly on the islands, offering tips like carrying your own trash, keeping your distance from wildlife (ignoring this one can lead to hefty fines), and using a reef-safe sunscreen.

Hawaiian Airlines Video

Hawaiian Airlines Video

“We’ve served as Hawai’i’s hometown carrier for over nine decades, and as residents of this

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Travel + Leisure is launching its subscription travel club today

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You can now join a travel subscription service that lets you book trips curated by an iconic travel magazine.

On Wednesday, Sept. 8, Travel + Leisure Group launched its long-anticipated travel subscription service. During a phone call this week with Noah Brodsky, president of the Travel + Leisure Group, he said that even though some people may not be ready to travel yet, “it’s always a good time to get inspired.”

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Called Travel + Leisure Club, the members-only subscription service gives travelers the “curated content of T+L along with an array of travel experiences.”

Right now, club membership is available for

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Travel + Leisure debuts online booking and subscription memberships

Travel + Leisure Club is a new subscription travel booking and concierge service.

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From private-jet clubs to theme park memberships, subscription services are increasingly the way to go when it comes to vacations and other leisure trips.

For example, Internet sites Tripadvisor and Scott’s Cheap Flights — both free to users in their basic versions — this year have each rolled out premium membership plans that offer those willing to pay an annual fee extra perks and access to special pricing.

Now, Travel + Leisure Co., which owns about 20 resort, travel club and lifestyle travel brands, is staking its claim to the space with its new online Travel + Leisure Club, tied to editorial content published in its signature Travel + Leisure magazine.

While all readers will now be able to book trips to destinations featured in the publication via the

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