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Trump Wants His Private Pilot to Run the FAA Because He Promised to End Delays

Travel and Leisure - Tue, 02/27/2018 - 17:51
<p>President Donald Trump is considering his longtime <a href="http://www.travelandleisure.com/airlines-airports/pilot-license-regulations-harrison-ford" target="_blank">personal pilot</a> John Dunkin to head up the FAA, according to <a href="https://www.axios.com/exclusive-trump-privately-pushing-personal-pilot-to-run-faa-1519595187-5a735cc4-63e6-4348-b980-1aadf0b8e80d.html" target="_blank">Axios</a>. Things have gotten so far that sources told the outlet the president has already recommended Dunkin for the job, and that Dunkin has sat for at least one interview for the role.</p><p>This isn't the first time Trump has mentioned Dunkin: <a href="https://www.washingtonpost.com/news/post-politics/wp/2018/02/25/trumps-personal-pilot-in-the-mix-to-lead-the-federal-aviation-administration/" target="_blank">The <em>Washington Post</em> reported</a> that Trump told airline executives last year that his personal pilot was one of his primary sources for information on aviation in the U.S.</p><p>“I have a pilot who's a real expert,” Trump said about Dunkin to airline executives last year, <a href="https://www.washingtonpost.com/news/post-politics/wp/2018/02/25/trumps-personal-pilot-in-the-mix-to-lead-the-federal-aviation-administration/" target="_blank">according to the <em>Washington Post</em></a>. “My pilot, he's a smart guy, and he knows what's going on.”</p><p>While sources told the outlets it wasn't a done deal, administration officials backed the idea.</p><p>“He’s on the list because he's the president’s pilot, but if he gets the job it won't be because he's the president's pilot,” an unnamed source told <em>Axios</em>.</p><p>According to <em>Axios</em>, when flying Trump around the country during his campaign the two would often find themselves sitting on the tarmac waiting on a delay. He reportedly told Trump that if he were the head of the FAA none of that would happen.</p>
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Fly From New York to Hawaii for $446 Round-trip — Plus Cheap Flights From Other Cities

Travel and Leisure - Tue, 02/27/2018 - 17:32
<p>Dreaming of a Hawaiian getaway? Thanks to a new flurry of flight deals that popped up this weekend, you can now get flights to the island of Maui starting at $309 round-trip.</p><p>According to <a href="https://scottscheapflights.com/" target="_blank">Scott’s Cheap Flights</a>, the most inexpensive tickets are available on trips originating in San Diego <a href="https://www.momondo.com/flightsearch/?Search=true&amp;TripType=2&amp;SegNo=2&amp;SO0=SAN&amp;SD0=OGG&amp;SDP0=10-04-2018&amp;SO1=OGG&amp;SD1=SAN&amp;SDP1=17-04-2018&amp;AD=1&amp;TK=ECO&amp;DO=false&amp;NA=false&amp;currency=USD" target="_blank">($309 round-trip</a>). There are also solid deals from Denver ($431) and Salt Lake City ($448).</p><p>But the highlight of this particular airfare sale — which includes itineraries from United, American Airlines, and Hawaiian Airlines, among others — is that deals can even be scored on flights from the East Coast.</p><p><a href="https://thriftytraveler.com/" target="_blank">Thrifty Traveler</a> spotted <a href="https://www.momondo.com/flightsearch/?Search=true&amp;TripType=2&amp;SegNo=2&amp;SO0=NYC&amp;SD0=OGG&amp;SDP0=11-04-2018&amp;SO1=OGG&amp;SD1=NYC&amp;SDP1=18-04-2018&amp;AD=1&amp;TK=ECO&amp;DO=false&amp;NA=false&amp;currency=USD" target="_blank">$446 round-trip flights from the New York City</a> area in mid-April, while Scott’s Cheap Flights found $530 fares from Boston.</p><p><strong>Related: </strong><a href="http://www.travelandleisure.com/travel-tips/best-time-to-visit-hawaii" target="_blank">The Best Times to Visit Hawaii for Low Prices and Great Weather</a></p><p>Ticket prices and availability vary depending on your departure city, but the best deals will typically be found this <a href="http://www.travelandleisure.com/photography/instagram-captions-for-spring" target="_blank">spring</a> from March through May, and again from August through January. New York City deals, however, seem limited to trips taken between March and mid-May.</p><p>To book your <a href="http://www.travelandleisure.com/flight-deals/cheap-flights-hawaii-delta-hawaiian-united-alaska" target="_blank">cheap flight to Hawaii</a>, use <a href="http://google.com/flights" target="_blank">Google Flights</a> to identify the most affordable departure and return dates from your home city. Then, search for even better prices using a search engine like <a href="http://momondo.com" target="_blank">Momondo</a> or <a href="http://skyscanner.com" target="_blank">Skyscanner</a>.</p>
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Panicked Passenger Said He Got on Wrong Plane, Opened the Emergency Exit and Jumped Down the Slide

Travel and Leisure - Tue, 02/27/2018 - 16:44
<p>A <a href="http://www.travelandleisure.com/airlines-airports/united-airlines" target="_blank">United Airlines</a> flight from New Jersey was delayed Sunday night due to a passenger who claimed he got on the wrong plane. The passenger’s panicked state led him to open the emergency doors and exit down the inflatable slide.</p><p>Flight 1640, scheduled to go to Tampa, Florida, was still parked at the gate at Newark Liberty International Airport, when passenger Troy Fattun began shouting he was on the wrong flight, <a href="https://www.nbcnewyork.com/news/local/United-Passenger-Flight-1640-Delayed-Emergency-Exit-Inflatable-Slide-Newark-Airport--475115823.html" target="_blank"><em>NBC News</em> reported</a>.</p><p>It’s very rare for passengers to actually board flights that they haven’t booked. Buck Rodger, a commercial airline pilot and president of Aero Consulting Experts, <a href="https://www.cnn.com/2017/12/27/us/wrong-flight-passengers-trnd/index.html" target="_blank">told CNN</a> (after a flight debacle involving <a href="http://www.travelandleisure.com/travel-news/chrissy-teigen-flight-tokyo-lax" target="_blank">Chrissy Teigen’s flight to Tokyo</a>) that it takes a “perfect storm” of errors for someone to board the wrong plane, but it’s not impossible.</p><p>“It is rare. There are a lot of checks and balances in place to prevent it from happening. But it can happen,” Rodger told CNN.</p><p>Police were called to the scene after the passenger slid down the emergency chute on Sunday. Despite Fattun’s claims that he was on the wrong flight, Port Authority reported that the man was actually ticketed to go to Tampa.</p><p>“While Flight 1640 was parked at the gate at Newark Liberty International Airport, a passenger opened the emergency exit door and departed the aircraft using the slide,” United Airlines spokeswoman Maggie Schmerin said.</p><p>Fattun was placed under arrest but charges are still pending. The flight was delayed for more than five hours, according to <a href="https://flightaware.com/live/flight/UAL1640" target="_blank">Flightaware.com</a>.</p>
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Priests Threw Snowballs and Nuns Built Snowmen During Rome’s First Snow in Years

Travel and Leisure - Tue, 02/27/2018 - 15:45
<p>In excitement after seeing Rome’s first snow in six years, priests and seminarians descended upon St. Peter’s Square at the <a href="http://www.travelandleisure.com/trip-ideas/city-vacations/vatican-smallest-city-in-world" target="_blank">Vatican</a> to engage in the sacred winter tradition of a snowball fight.</p><p>The seminarians from Pontifical North American College and Venerable English College faced off on Monday morning, using the St. Peter’s Square obelisk as a border between the two teams.</p><p>While pelting each other with snowballs, the theology students sung out their national anthems. There is no word on which team won the battle.</p><p>Even <a href="https://www.reuters.com/video/2018/02/26/vatican-priests-throw-snowballs-as-rare?videoId=404447132&amp;videoChannel=118261&amp;channelName=News+Agency" target="_blank">the priests couldn’t resist joining</a> the fight, bunching up some snow and whipping it across the Vatican.</p><p>Elsewhere in the square, tourists glided across the fresh snow on skis.</p><p>And nuns built snowmen.</p><p>The wintertime merriment spread to the city’s other historic monuments. Although major tourists attractions shut down because of the snow, some intrepid Romans and tourists ventured through the powder to photograph the historic buildings dusted in white.</p><p>At the Circus Maximus, <a href="http://www.telegraph.co.uk/news/2018/02/26/snowball-fights-st-peters-square-sledging-circus-maximus-arctic/" target="_blank">children boarded toboggans</a> (or makeshift toboggans fashioned from plastic bags) to slide down the snow covering the former Roman arena.</p><p>In total, Rome received about 1.5 inches of snow. The last time the city reported heavy snowfall was February 2012.</p><p>The rare meteorological phenomenon was caused by the “beast from the east,” a cold wind from Siberia that’s blowing across western Europe at the moment. Temperatures in Rome will warm through the week, reaching an expected high of 60 degrees Fahrenheit on Friday, <a href="https://www.accuweather.com/en/it/rome/213490/weather-forecast/213490" target="_blank">according to <em>Accuweather</em></a>.</p>
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An Airline Passenger's Phone Charger Exploded in an Overhead Bin. Then a Fire Started

Travel and Leisure - Tue, 02/27/2018 - 13:42
<p>Passengers flying onboard China Southern Airlines were in for a frightening start to their trip on Sunday as a phone charger caught fire in a passenger's luggage stowed away in the overhead compartment.</p><p>Passengers were in the process of boarding a flight heading from Guangzhou to <a href="http://www.travelandleisure.com/travel-guide/shanghai" target="_blank">Shanghai</a>, <a href="http://www.travelandleisure.com/travel-news/gateway-to-heaven-tianmen-mountain-china" target="_blank">China</a>, on Sunday when smoke was spotted inside the airplane's cabin, airline representative said in a <a href="https://weibo.com/317130888?is_hot=1#_loginLayer_1519650971742" target="_blank">statement</a> posted on Chinese social media platform Weibo. </p><p>A video recorded by a passenger shows the bag engulfed in flames in the plane’s overhead compartment while a flight attendant and passenger can be seen trying to put out the fire.</p><p>Airline officials said in the statement that security and fire officials were called in and were able to put out the fire with no reported injuries to passengers. Fliers were required to deplane and take another flight about three hours later than originally scheduled.</p><p>Preliminary investigations point to a passenger's portable phone charger as the fire's cause. While lithium-ion batteries, often found in a variety of electronic devices that range from mobile phones and laptops, are often allowed on board airplanes when stowed away in carry-on baggage bags under certain restrictions, they can be a <a href="http://www.travelandleisure.com/travel-news/portable-charger-causes-fire-on-flight" target="_blank">cause for fires</a> on planes. </p><p>For this reason, several airlines have also started <a href="http://www.travelandleisure.com/travel-news/smart-luggage-airline-ban" target="_blank">banning some smart luggage</a> due to concerns about their batteries catching fire onboard.</p>
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Folding Wing Tips Could Make Aircraft More Fuel Efficient — but Are They Safe?

Travel and Leisure - Tue, 02/27/2018 - 13:00
<p>In just a couple years, airport spotters could see something new taxiing to their gate: an airplane with its wings folded up.</p><p>Boeing is preparing to unleash its “folding wingtip” design around the world. However, the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) is concerned about what would happen to these wings once they’re in the sky.</p><p>In November, the FAA <a href="http://aviationweek.com/commercial-aviation/faa-proposes-special-conditions-777x-folding-wingtips" target="_blank">released a specific set of guidelines, conditions, and safety features</a> that the 777X must meet in order to become certified. The agency is concerned about what would happen in the event of malfunction.</p><p><iframe src="http://players.brightcove.net/800000612001/a7975ab0-d4c3-4514-a6c3-d7bfff0667c5_default/index.html?videoId=5655387348001"></iframe></p><p><a href="https://airlinerwatch.com/the-boeing-777x-and-its-unmatched-foldable-wings/" target="_blank">In order to receive FAA certification</a>, Boeing must prove that the foldable wings will not bend during flight, that there is sufficient lighting on the plane, and that cabin crew have specific safety procedures tailored to the folding wings, among many other qualifications.</p><p><strong>Related: </strong><a href="http://www.travelandleisure.com/airlines-airports/airplane-wings-twist-in-flight" target="_blank">Airplane Wings Actually Twist While They Fly — but Don't Freak Out</a></p><img alt="Boeing 777x "src="http://cdn-image.travelandleisure.com/sites/default/files/styles/1600x1000/public/1519409151/boeing-777x-wings-fold-FOLDABLE0218.jpg?itok=uhYNCK8Q"><p>When they’re folded up, the wings are 213 feet across. But when they’re extended, the wings reach a 235-foot span. Boeing says the foldable wingtip makes the 777X “the most efficient twin jet ever developed in commercial history.”</p><p>The foldable wingtip was developed so that the 777X would be able to land and taxi at any airport gate where the 777 currently lands.</p><p><strong>Related:</strong> <a href="http://www.travelandleisure.com/airlines-airports/airplane-wings-bend-test" target="_blank">This Is How Much an Airplane Wing Can Bend Before It Breaks</a></p><p>Earlier this month, <a href="http://aviationweek.com/singapore-airshow-2018/boeing-777x-track-despite-engine-test-slip" target="_blank">Boeing said that it was still “on track”</a> to make the 777X’s first flight in early 2019. The aircraft is expected to enter service in 2020.</p><p>Boeing already has <a href="http://active.boeing.com/commercial/orders/displaystandardreport.cfm?cboCurrentModel=777&amp;optReportType=AllModels&amp;cboAllModel=777&amp;ViewReportF=View+Report" target="_blank">more than 300 orders for the 777X</a>, including 150 from Emirates. Other international airlines like Lufhtansa, Etihad, and Cathay Pacific have also placed orders for the aircraft.</p>
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A Pilot Debunks the Myth That First Class Is Safer Than Economy

Travel and Leisure - Tue, 02/27/2018 - 11:01
<p>Sure, it’s nicer to <a href="http://www.travelandleisure.com/airlines-airports/emirates-first-class-floor-to-ceiling-cabins" target="_blank">fly first class</a> with its larger seats, free drinks, and attentive service, but is it actually safer to fly in the upgraded cabin?</p><p>Short answer: No. </p><p>But that simple fact doesn’t stop people like Scott Pruitt, the head of the Environmental Protection Agency, from saying it was “safer” to be in first class. Surely, he was making this excuse to help ease anger over his spending on flights, specifically because the cost of his travel comes out of taxpayers' pockets.</p><p>“There have been instances, unfortunately, during my time as administrator, as I’ve flown and spent time, of interaction that’s not been the best,” Pruitt told the <a href="http://time.com/5158661/scott-pruitt-first-class/" target="_blank">Associated Press</a>. “And, so, ingress and egress off the plane ... that’s all decisions all made by our (security) detail team, by the chief of staff, by the administration. I don’t make any of those decisions. They place me on the plane where they think is best from a safety perspective.”</p><p><strong>Related: </strong><a href="http://www.travelandleisure.com/travel-news/pilot-airplane-safety-trick-emergency-evacuation" target="_blank">Why You Should Start Every Flight With This Pilot's 3-second Safety Trick (Video)</a></p><p>However, according to pilots, experts, and empirical data, the idea that one is either more secure or safer sitting in first class is pure poppycock.</p><p>"First class is not safer than economy,” Chesley “Sully” Sullenberger III — you know, the pilot who safely landed a plane in the Hudson River — plainly stated to <em><a href="https://www.washingtonpost.com/news/powerpost/paloma/the-energy-202/2018/02/15/the-energy-202-pruitt-says-flying-first-class-is-safer-but-airline-safety-experts-aren-t-so-sure/5a849de230fb041c3c7d78cd/?utm_term=.9874c746b093" target="_blank">The Washington Post</a></em>.</p><p>"I cannot think of anything [that would make first class safer]” Harro Ranter, chief executive of the Aviation Safety Network, added. “In an actual accident, best chances of survival are usually in the rear."</p><p><strong>Related:</strong> <a href="http://www.travelandleisure.com/airlines-airports/best-airplane-seat" target="_blank">This Is the Smoothest Seat on the Airplane</a></p><p>And Ranter is certainly right about <a href="http://www.travelandleisure.com/articles/safest-airplane-seat" target="_blank">sitting in the back of an aircraft</a> if you want to increase your chances of survival in a crash.</p><p>According to a <a href="http://www.travelandleisure.com/articles/safest-airplane-seat" target="_blank">lengthy analysis by <em>TIME</em></a>, which sifted through the Federal Aviation Administration’s CSRTG Aircraft Accident Database looking for accidents with both fatalities and survivors, the person in the middle seat in the very, very last row of a plane has the best chance at survival. </p><p>According to <em>TIME</em>, “the seats in the back third of the aircraft had a 32 percent fatality rate, compared with 39 percent in the middle third and 38 percent in the front third.” Furthermore, aisle seats in the middle of the aircraft had the highest fatality rate at 44 percent, while the middle seats in the back had the lowest fatality rate at 28 percent.</p><p>However, there’s one big caveat to this data: The FAA itself notes that there’s no real “safest” seat. In an airplane crash, which by the way is exceedingly rare, survival depends more on the circumstances of the crash, and less on where you’re sitting.</p><p>So in the end, class may not actually matter. But, if you’re really, really looking for the safest option you should probably consider only flying on one of these airlines that has <a href="http://www.travelandleisure.com/airlines-airports/airlines-that-never-crashed" target="_blank">never had fatal incident</a> and maybe, for added luck, sit in the back.</p>
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Hawaiian Airlines Is Canceling Tons of Flights — Here’s What to Know (Video)

Travel and Leisure - Tue, 02/27/2018 - 10:28
<p>On Friday, Hawaiian Airlines either canceled or deferred a number of flights between California and Hawaii — and disrupted travel plans for hundreds of travelers.</p><p>According to the airline, the schedule “adjustments” are due to delays in shipments of their <a href="http://www.travelandleisure.com/travel-news/hawaiian-airlines-a321neo" target="_blank">new Airbus A321neos</a>.</p><p>“We regret being unable to provide the full scope of services we had hoped to offer out of the Bay Area,” Hawaiian’s vice president for revenue management and network planning, Brent Overbeek, <a href="https://newsroom.hawaiianairlines.com/releases/hawaiian-airlines-adjusts-seasonal-summer-schedule" target="_blank">said in a statement</a>.</p><p>The flights affected include a <a href="http://www.travelandleisure.com/flight-deals/cheap-flights-hawaii-new-maui-route-hawaiian-airlines" target="_blank">seasonal summer service</a> between San Francisco and Honolulu, and a new flight between Oakland and Kona. Flights between Oakland and Lihu’e are being deferred from April to mid-June.</p><p>Travelers booked on <a href="https://www.hawaiianairlines.com/notifications/seasonal-summer-schedule-adjustment" target="_blank">these flights</a> are being contacted directly by the airline and re-accommodated on other (not necessarily comparable) itineraries. If you have a flight number that matches the affected route and dates and have not heard from Hawaiian, call the airline's reservations department at 1-800-367-5320.</p><p>For example, <a href="https://www.sfgate.com/chris-mcginnis/article/Hawaiian-Airlines-abruptly-cancels-hundreds-of-12704798.php" target="_blank"><em>SFGate</em> noted</a> that some flights to Kona and Lihu’e may no longer be non-stop, forcing travelers to endure much longer trips with connections in Honolulu.</p><p>While this setback is an obvious disappointment for travelers with reservations on these flights, everyone with an interest in flying to Hawaii should take note.</p><p>After all, the A321neo delivery promised to not only increase the number of flights to Hawaii (making the Aloha State more accessible than ever), but also to slash prices on the route.</p><p>Even with fewer than 200 seats, the expansion of service will force other airlines to offer <a href="http://www.travelandleisure.com/travel-news/cheap-flights-hawaii-east-and-west-coasts" target="_blank">more competitive fares</a> — when Airbus can actually deliver, that is.</p>
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The One Item Keira Knightley Always Packs in Her Carry-on

Travel and Leisure - Tue, 02/27/2018 - 10:11
<p>As an actress, Keira Knightley often finds herself on a plane to different locations to film or events to attend.</p><p>The jet-setting life of an acclaimed actress doesn't come without its downfalls. Whether it's traveling to Derbyshire, England, to film <em>P</em><em>ride &amp; Prejudice</em> or to the southern Caribbean to film <em>Pirates of the Caribbean</em>, Knightley told <em>Vogue</em> it's often difficult to keep up with her usual skincare routine while on the move.</p><p>But, the actress, whose flawless complexion has helped her book Chanel campaigns, has found a solution.</p><p>"I completely fail to keep myself on an even keel with my skincare when traveling, but I have just discovered rosehip oil, which a friend of mine recommended," Knightley <a href="http://www.vogue.co.uk/article/keira-knightley-beauty-interview">told </a><em><a href="http://www.vogue.co.uk/article/keira-knightley-beauty-interview" target="_blank">Vogue</a> </em>in an interview published Monday. "Flights are so hard on your skin and they make it so dry, so I gave this a go and it really worked. Now I always travel with it."</p><p>Knightley is not alone. <a href="http://www.travelandleisure.com/style/beauty/skin-moisturizing-oils-serums" target="_blank">Rosehip oil</a> has been hailed as a beauty product that helps moisturize, brighten and smooth out skin. In recent years, other beauty icons like model <a href="http://www.travelandleisure.com/style/beauty/miranda-kerr-travel-beauty-hacks" target="_blank">Miranda Kerr have pointed to the beauty product</a> as the key to their skincare routine. For Kerr, rosehip oil helped prevent stretch marks during her pregnancy and she regularly applies it on her face before she goes to bed each night.</p><p>Also referred to as rosehip seed oil, the natural product also has been credited with lightening dark circles under your eyes. (That's, perhaps, a major necessity after a long red-eye.) And, luckily for travelers, it comes in bottles that are small enough to fit in your carry-on bag.</p><p>The oil is just one of several beauty tips shared by celebrities and models. In 2016, model Lily Aldridge told <a href="http://www.travelandleisure.com/travel-tips/celebrity-travel/lily-aldridge-travel-tips" target="_blank"><em>Travel and Leisure</em></a> that water bottle sprays, face masks and lip balm are essential for her beauty routine while on a flight. And Kerr told <em><a href="http://www.travelandleisure.com/style/beauty/miranda-kerr-travel-beauty-hacks" target="_blank">Well + Good</a> </em>taking off your make-up before a flight and drinking a lot of water during it is key.</p>
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Woman Saves Dog From Drowning in Freezing Lake in Canada

Travel and Leisure - Tue, 02/27/2018 - 09:51
<p>Practically nothing can come between humans and “man’s best friend,” whether it’s heat, rain or even <a href="http://www.travelandleisure.com/photography/winter-instagram-captions-quotes" target="_blank">icy waters</a> of a frozen lake.</p><p>Video captured by Ben West, of East Vancouver, <a href="http://www.travelandleisure.com/worlds-best/cities-in-canada" target="_blank">Canada</a>, shows a woman rescuing a dog that fell through the ice on the lake. West himself was walking his own dog at the time and noticed several people calling out to the woman to come back to safety.</p><p>“This woman, it wasn't even her own dog, she just started trotting out onto the ice and kind of falling through onto the water,” West told <a href="http://www.cbc.ca/news/canada/british-columbia/video-dog-rescue-1.4549641" target="_blank">CBC in Canada</a>. “People were kind of cautioning her — ‘Don't do it’ — but she said ‘It's a dog, I have to.’”</p><p>In the video, and according to West, the woman can be seen breaking ice and wading through waist deep water to get to the dog, whose name is Tessa. West can also be heard on the video calling out to Tessa to try and encourage her to keep trying to jump out of the water. Poor Tessa was struggling to swim.</p><p>The woman miraculously breaks through the ice to reach Tessa and assist her back to the shore. Paramedics were called and both the woman and Tessa were warmed up. Neither suffered any injuries — Tessa even began playing with other dogs after a short while of being toweled off.</p><p>West unfortunately did not manage to catch the woman’s name, but he was impressed with her act of heroism.</p><p>“It was definitely not what we were expecting when we went out for a walk this morning,” he said. “I was just in shock and really just amazed at this woman's kind of heroic instinct to go do this thing.”</p>
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This 93-year-old Italian Grandma Is Headed to Kenya to Volunteer at an Orphanage

Travel and Leisure - Tue, 02/27/2018 - 09:39
<p>No matter who you are, it’s never too late to make a difference in the world.</p><p>Nonna Irma, a 93-year-old grandmother in Noventa Vicentina in Veneto, Italy, proves that anyone can help make the world a brighter place. On Monday, Irma started her journey to Kenya to do volunteer work in an orphanage.</p><p>Her granddaughter, Elisa Coltro, wrote a post about her grandmother’s inspiring story on Facebook with photos sent from her mother, who is accompanying Irma on her journey.</p><p><strong>Related: </strong><a href="http://www.travelandleisure.com/travel-news/81-year-old-goes-on-study-abroad" target="_blank">This 81-year-old Man Is Going to Be Europe’s Oldest Study Abroad Student</a></p><p>“This is my grandma Irma, a young lady of 93, who set off for Kenya tonight," wrote Coltro. “Not to some tourist resort to be waited on hand and foot, but to go to a village of children, in an orphanage. I'm showing her to you because I believe that all of us should always keep a dash of recklessness in order to live and not just survive. Look at her... Who's stopping her? I love her.”</p><p>According to an interview Coltro gave to the Italian newspaper <em><a href="http://www.repubblica.it/cronaca/2018/02/22/news/nonna_vicentina_a_93_anni_parte_volontaria_per_il_kenya-189464486/?ref=search" target="_blank">La Repubblica</a></em>, Irma had been giving donations to the Kenyan orphanage, founded by an Italian missionary, for years.</p><p><strong>Related:</strong> <a href="http://www.travelandleisure.com/trip-ideas/trips-with-grandparents" target="_blank">The Best Trips to Take With Your Grandparents</a></p><p>This year, “donations weren't enough, she wanted to make herself useful,” Coltro said. Irma’s daughter also decided to come along on the trip. The two are supposed to stay in Kenya for three weeks.</p><p>“Or perhaps my grandma will decide to stay and won't come back," Coltro joked. "It's entirely possible, knowing her big heart and her energy."</p>
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Oprah, Reese Witherspoon, and Mindy Kaling Surprised Fans at Disneyland in Matching Mickey Mouse Ears

Travel and Leisure - Tue, 02/27/2018 - 08:22
<p>Reese Witherspoon, Mindy Kaling, and Oprah Winfrey have been on quite the adventure since they started filming for Disney’s upcoming movie “A Wrinkle in Time,” first <a href="http://www.travelandleisure.com/travel-tips/celebrity-travel/oprah-reese-witherspoon-mindy-kaling-new-zealand" target="_blank">traveling to New Zealand</a> to film the movie and now making a <a href="https://disneyparks.disney.go.com/blog/2018/02/stars-of-disneys-a-wrinkle-in-time-surprise-disneyland-resort-guests/" target="_blank">surprise appearance</a> at Disneyland Resort.</p><p>The celebrities decided to surprise fans at California’s <a href="http://www.travelandleisure.com/travel-news/new-disney-attractions-2018" target="_blank">Disneyland Resort</a>, with fellow costar Storm Reid introducing the three on stage at the Sunset Showcase Theater to give fans an exclusive preview of the movie.</p><p>The lucky fans also got free Fast Passes to the park’s ride and attractions, according to the <em><a href="http://www.bostonherald.com/entertainment/inside_track/2018/02/sidetrack_mindy_kaling_oprah_winfrey_reese_witherspoon_and_more" target="_blank">Boston Herald</a></em>, with this being Kaling's first public appearance since she had her daughter Katherine in Dec. </p><p>Showing their true Disney spirit, the celebrities donned matching Mickey Mouse ears before posing with fans in front of the Sleeping Beauty Castle for a photo.</p><p>The film, which opens in theaters on March 9, has also allowed the stars to travel to <a href="http://www.travelandleisure.com/travel-tips/celebrity-travel/reese-witherspoon-oprah-mindy-kaling-new-zealand" target="_blank">New Zealand</a> where they were able to explore the country’s attractions while shooting for the movie.</p><p>While there, Witherspoon, Kaling, and Oprah <a href="http://www.travelandleisure.com/travel-tips/celebrity-travel/oprah-reese-witherspoon-mindy-kaling-new-zealand" target="_blank">shared snippets</a> of their vacation with fans, taking time to do everything from yoga sessions to horseback riding and winery visits.</p><p>The film, created by director Ava DuVernay is based on the 1962 novel written by American author Madeleine L'Engle and tells the story of a young girl named Meg Murry who must travel across different dimensions to rescue her father, and is led by three guardian angels known as “the Mrs.” who are played by Witherspoon, Winfrey, and Kaling.</p><p> </p><p>The film was shot near Lake Hawea in Wanaka, New Zealand, with its striking colors and surrounding of soaring mountains serving as an ideal location for the film's fantasy world. </p>
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Airbnb Founder Reveals Secret Plans to Launch an Airline

Travel and Leisure - Tue, 02/27/2018 - 07:44
<p>Airbnb, <a href="http://www.travelandleisure.com/travel-tips/airbnb-trips" target="_blank">which has recently ventured into trip-planning and expanded far beyond “home sharing</a>,” is considering launching an airline, co-founder Brian Chesky revealed.</p><p>“We’ve seriously considered a lot of things around aviation and we’ve spent a lot of time exploring different concepts,” Chesky <a href="https://www.thetimes.co.uk/article/airbnb-founder-brian-chesky-reveals-secret-plans-to-launch-airline-lppflqt8j" target="_blank">told <em>The Sunday Times</em></a>. “We definitely want to make sure, though, that we can get into the end-to-end trip business.”</p><p>Chesky compared Airbnb’s ambitions to those of Amazon. Much like how the online retailer has become a “one-stop shop for shopping,” Chesky wants to make Airbnb a “one-stop shop for travel.”</p><p>The homesharing service has been considering aviation for at least the past year, <a href="https://www.theinformation.com/articles/at-airbnb-tensions-bubble-between-chesky-and-tosi" target="_blank">according to a report last month from <em>The Information</em></a>. A little over a year ago, Airbnb teased that <a href="http://www.travelandleisure.com/travel-tips/travel-agents/airbnb-new-flight-booking-service" target="_blank">it was working on a tool to book flights</a>, but that project has yet to come to fruition. Instead, Chesky seems focused on building an entirely new aviation project.</p><p>In April, Chesky posted a tweet asking his followers what they thought the “perfect flying experience” would look like.</p><p><a href="https://twitter.com/bchesky/status/852276109471170560" target="_blank">In the responding tweets</a>, Chesky seemed to be focused on an experience that would make air travel faster (possibly supersonic), cheaper (possibly with electric aircraft), and more luxurious.</p><p>However, building an airline would take years or even decades. Because of <a href="https://www.tnooz.com/article/airbnb-airline-strategy/" target="_blank">Chesky’s obsession with creating entirely new products</a>, technology would have to advance (think flying taxis or supersonic jets) before Airbnb ever launched a transportation product.</p>
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A Gold Medal Couldn’t Help the U.S. Olympic Curling Team Get an Upgrade on Their Flight Home

Travel and Leisure - Tue, 02/27/2018 - 06:58
<p>While the U.S. men's curling team was able to snag a gold medal at the <a href="http://www.travelandleisure.com/travel-news/winter-olympics-2018-pyeongchang-new-countries" target="_blank">2018 Winter Olympics in Pyeongchang</a>, getting <a href="http://www.travelandleisure.com/airlines-airports/airline-bidding-process" target="_blank">a flight upgrade</a> to come back home proved more difficult. </p><p>The men's curling team shocked the world after coming from behind to claim gold, beating Sweden for the victory 10-7. Excited about the win, USA Curling took to Twitter to ask for just one more thing: a seat upgrade on their flight home on Delta Airlines. </p><p>Delta tweeted back that while it was honored to fly the gold medal winners back home, the airline had no upgrades to offer for that ride. </p><p> </p><p>The move went over well with the Olympic team, which <a href="https://twitter.com/usacurl/status/967641801795428352" target="_blank">thanked the airline</a> for looking into whether upgrades were possible. But elsewhere on the internet, things got a little ugly for Delta. The airline — which had earlier in the day announced it would <a href="http://time.com/5174139/delta-united-airlines-nra-boycott/" target="_blank">end its contract with the National Rifle Association</a> for discounted rates in its group travel program amid backlash toward the association following the <a href="http://www.travelandleisure.com/travel-news/jetblue-offering-free-flights-parkland-shooting-victims" target="_blank">high school shooting in Florida</a> on Feb .14 — fielded attacks calling its patriotism into question. </p><p>In an email to T+L, a spokesperson for Delta Airlines said its Delta One cabin was fully booked for the Olympic team's flight. </p><p>"We are excited these Olympic champions chose to fly home on Delta," the spokesperson said. "While unfortunately there were no seats available for upgrades, Delta teams celebrated their gold-medal achievement in the airport in Seoul and on board their flight home." </p>
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Plane Skids Off Icy Runway at 3 a.m. After Being Diverted Twice

Travel and Leisure - Tue, 02/27/2018 - 06:35
<p>A <a href="http://www.travelandleisure.com/airlines-airports/united-airlines" target="_blank">United Airlines</a> plane skidded off the runway in Green Bay, Wisconsin last week after landing in icy conditions.</p><p><strong>Related:</strong> <a href="http://www.travelandleisure.com/airlines-airports/canceled-diverted-flight" target="_blank">This Is the First Thing You Should Do If Your Flight Is Canceled or Diverted</a></p><p>Before landing in Green Bay, flight 878 to Minneapolis was first diverted to Madison, Wisconsin, where it landed for about 45 minutes, taking off again around 1:15 a.m. According to <a href="http://www.kare11.com/article/news/plane-bound-for-msp-diverted-slides-off-runway-in-green-bay/522389353" target="_blank">KARE-TV</a>, the plane circled Minneapolis several times before finally being diverted to Green Bay.</p><p>Upon touch down in Green Bay at around 3 a.m., the plane began to skid due to ice. Tom Miller, director of Austin Straubel International Airport, confirmed in a statement that the plane stopped about 250 feet from the runway, and no one was injured.</p><p>Passenger Mike Henderson told KARE-TV that “you couldn't feel the brakes biting [the ground] at all. And then all of a sudden bumpety bump and we're now sitting off in the weeds at the end of the runway.”</p><p>United Airlines said in a statement that after arranging transportation for passengers from the aircraft to the terminal, it was providing hotel accommodations before getting passengers to their final destination.</p>
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Delta Cut Ties With the NRA But Says It’s Not Political

Travel and Leisure - Tue, 02/27/2018 - 06:19
<p>Delta Air Lines tweeted on Saturday that it was cutting ties with the National Rifle Association (NRA). The airline announced that it would no longer offer discounted fares for those traveling to the NRA’s 2018 annual meeting and asked that the organization remove Delta’s information from its website.</p><p>Those in favor of gun control applauded the airline, however the airline shied away from branding the move as political. Later that same day, Delta said that it remains neutral “in the current national debate over gun control amid recent school shootings.”</p><p>“Out of respect for our customers and employees on both sides, Delta has taken this action to refrain from entering this debate and focus on its business,” <a href="http://news.delta.com/update-delta-ends-nra-discount-annual-meeting" target="_blank">the airline said in a statement</a>. “Delta continues to support the 2nd Amendment.”</p><p>On the same day, conservative politicians in Georgia urged state lawmakers to vote against the Atlanta-based airline’s request for a tax break on fuel.</p><p>“If Delta is so flush that they don’t need NRA members hard-earned travel dollars, it can certainly do without the $40 million tax break they are asking Georgia taxpayers for,” former state senator Rick Jeffares said, <a href="https://politics.myajc.com/blog/politics/delta-nra-move-could-put-airline-tax-break-georgia-risk/zO5KoRXb6MdZYWNAZGttRK/" target="_blank"><em>Politically Georgia</em> reported</a>. The tax break proposal passed in the Georgia House last week and is pending a Senate vote.</p><p>The airline also said that it “supports all of its customers but will not support organizations on any side of any highly charged political issue that divides our nation,” pointing to an incident last year when Delta pulled funding from a New York City production of “Julius Caesar” wherein the titular character was modeled after Donald Trump. However, <a href="https://www.2ndvote.com/turbulent-spring-airlines/" target="_blank">Delta also funds the Human Rights Campaign</a>, the country’s largest civil rights organization working to promote LGBTQ equality.</p><p>United Airlines also announced over the weekend that it was cutting ties with the NRA, and rental car companies Hertz, Enterprise, and Avis Budget announced an end to their NRA discount programs. None of those companies have said that the decision to cut ties was politically neutral.</p><p>The effects of the political debate on gun control following the Parkland school shooting, in which 14 students and 3 school employees were shot and killed, have been far-reaching.</p><p>Parkland survivor David Hogg is calling for students to avoid spending spring break in Florida “unless gun legislation is passed,” <a href="https://www.orlandoweekly.com/Blogs/archives/2018/02/26/parkland-shooting-survivor-urges-students-to-avoid-spending-spring-break-in-florida-if-gun-reform-isnt-passed" target="_blank"><em>Orlando Weekly</em> reported</a>.</p>
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The Year’s Required Reading for Travelers Who Love to Eat

Travel and Leisure - Mon, 02/26/2018 - 15:01
<p>Here at <em>Travel + Leisure</em>, we know that <a href="http://www.travelandleisure.com/food-drink" target="_blank">food and travel</a> are two sides of the same coin — so we’re excited to announce the year’s best culinary travel writing awarded by the <a href="https://www.iacp.com/ " target="_blank">International Association of Culinary Professionals</a>. </p><p>One of the foremost authorities in the food world, the IACP was born in 1978 as the Association of Cooking Schools — a passion project from the day’s premier food educators, including <a href="http://www.travelandleisure.com/articles/julia-child-vacation-home-rental" target="_blank">Julia Child</a> and Jacques Pépin. The organization’s food media awards have for decades been among the most prestigious and authoritative in the industry, honoring the year’s most important work in fields from food styling to public policy. </p><p><a href="https://www.iacp.com/wp-content/uploads/2018/02/2018-Awards-Press-Release-For-Press-v2.pdf" target="_blank">IACP’s 2017 nominees</a> for the best <a href="http://www.travelandleisure.com/best-international-cookbooks" target="_blank">international</a> and travel-related food writing cover a wide swath of today’s culinary world, exploring taste, ritual, and indigenous ingredients across time and continents. The winners investigate the relationship between food and place with especially fresh perspectives and nuanced contexts, deepening the ways we can understand cultures — others, and our own — through relationships with the things we eat. Here’s what you should be reading:</p><img alt="Acid Trip by Michael Harlan Turkell "src="http://cdn-image.travelandleisure.com/sites/default/files/styles/1600x1000/public/1519409805/acid-trip-IACP0218%20%281%29.jpg?itok=4-uaBM9N"><h2><em>Acid Trip: Travels in the World of Vinegar</em></h2><p>By Michael Harlan Turkell <br />Editor Michael Sand | Abrams</p><p>The winner in the culinary travel cookbook category is food photographer Michael Harlan Turkell, who — after shooting cookbooks for chefs like Marco Canora and Chris Cosentino — decided to write and photograph his own. Harlan Turkell’s debut is <em><a data-ecommerce="true" href="http://www.amazon.com/Acid-Trip-Step-Step-Instructions/dp/1419724177" target="_blank">Acid Trip</a></em>, a journey through the world’s many vinegarmaking traditions that took the author to Italy, Japan, and beyond in search of indigenous techniques and vinegar-based dishes. The recipes within include contributions from chef friends from Daniel Boulud to Sean Brock, as well as instructions for making your own vinegar from ingredients like bananas, cherry blossoms, and Manischewitz. Be on the lookout for his next title, debuting next month from Dovetail Press:<em> <a data-ecommerce="true" href="https://www.amazon.com/Beer-Pantry-Cooking-Intersection-Craft/dp/0998739987" target="_blank">The Beer Pantry</a></em>, co-authored with Brewers Association Executive Chef Adam Dulye. </p><p><strong>Culinary Travel Cookbook finalists:</strong></p><p><em><a data-ecommerce="true" href="https://www.amazon.com/King-Solomons-Table-Culinary-Exploration/dp/0385351143" target="_blank">King Solomon's Table: A Culinary Exploration of Jewish Cooking from Around the World</a></em><br />By Joan Nathan<br />Editor Lexy Bloom | Alfred A. Knopf </p><p><em><a data-ecommerce="true" href="https://www.amazon.com/Tasting-Georgia-Food-Journey-Caucasus/dp/1566560594" target="_blank">Tasting Georgia: A Food and Wine Journey in the Caucasus</a></em><br />By Carla Capalbo<br />Editor Alexander Fyjis-Walker | Interlink Books/Pallas Athene Publishers</p><img alt="King Solomon's Table by Joan Nathan "src="http://cdn-image.travelandleisure.com/sites/default/files/styles/1600x1000/public/1519409805/king-solomons-table-IACP0218.jpg?itok=WzakyrWv"><h2><em>King Solomon's Table: A Culinary Exploration of Jewish Cooking from Around the World</em></h2><p>By Joan Nathan<br />Editor Lexy Bloom | Alfred A. Knopf</p><p>The year’s best international cookbook comes from Joan Nathan, prolific author, television personality, and one of the most enthusiastic ambassadors in the U.S. for world Jewish cooking. She has penned nine cookbooks of Jewish and Israeli cuisine (complemented by two on American cookery) — but <em><a data-ecommerce="true" href="https://www.barnesandnoble.com/w/king-solomons-table-joan-nathan/1124083918" target="_blank">King Solomon’s Table</a></em> is perhaps her most comprehensive and wide-ranging project yet, sweeping across the Jewish diaspora with recipes from Yemen to Georgia and, of course, from the author’s years living in Israel. In addition to this honor, Nathan has garnered awards and accolades from the likes of Les Dames d’Escoffier and the YIVO Institute for Jewish Research for her continued work preserving and promoting global Jewish foodways. </p><p><strong>International Cookbook finalists:</strong></p><p><em><a data-ecommerce="true" href="https://www.amazon.com/Nopalito-Mexican-Kitchen-Gonzalo-Guzmán/dp/0399578285" target="_blank">Nopalito: A Mexican Kitchen</a> </em><br />By Gonzalo Guzmán with Stacy Adimando <br />Editor Jenny Wapner | Ten Speed Press </p><p><em><a data-ecommerce="true" href="https://www.amazon.com/Rasika-Flavors-India-Ashok-Bajaj/dp/0062435558" target="_blank">Rasika: Flavors of India</a></em><br />By Ashok Bajaj; Vikram Sunderam; David Hagedorn <br />Editor Daniel Halpern | Ecco, an imprint of HarperCollins Publishers</p><img alt="expensive Japanese melons "src="http://cdn-image.travelandleisure.com/sites/default/files/styles/1600x1000/public/1519411957/melons-IACP0218%20%281%29.jpg?itok=PqDT0Mzv"><h2>“Why Should a Melon Cost As Much as a Car?”</h2><p>By Bianca Bosker <br />Roads &amp; Kingdoms | March 27, 2017</p><p>In the food writing category, journalist and author Bianca Bosker claims 2017’s best culinary travel essay for her <a href="http://roadsandkingdoms.com/travel-guide/tokyo/why-should-a-melon-cost-as-much-as-a-car/ " target="_blank">deep dive into the Japanese cult of designer fruit</a>. Exploring the country’s luxe fruit purveyors (showrooms where apples and muskmelons are displayed like jewels) and elite restaurants (where chefs treat a strawberry with the same respect and attention as <em>ōtoro</em> tuna), Bosker begins to unpack the thousand-dollar-fruit phenomenon — at once connecting the trend to centuries-old traditions, and investigating how the emphasis on quality and care in Japanese cuisine plays out to its logical end. For more from Bosker, we recommend her acclaimed New York Times bestseller <em><a data-ecommerce="true" href="http:// https://www.amazon.com/Cork-Dork-Wine-Fueled-Sommeliers-Scientists/dp/0143128094" target="_blank">Cork Dork</a></em>, about the equally strange and fascinating world of master sommeliers. </p><p><strong>Culinary Travel Writing finalists: </strong></p><p><a href="https://www.afar.com/magazine/a-san-francisco-chef-traces-her-malaysian-roots " target="_blank">“In Good Hands” </a><br />By Frances Lam<br />AFAR | May/June 2017</p><p><a href="https://www.saveur.com/kerala-india-pongala-women-festival " target="_blank">“Four Million Pots” </a><br />By Leslie Pariseau <br />SAVEUR | August/September 2017<br /> </p>
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These Are the Packing Hacks Sports Illustrated Swimsuit Models Swear By

Travel and Leisure - Mon, 02/26/2018 - 13:00
<p>Models just might know a thing or two about how to best pack for a trip, considering they’re always jet-setting from one photo shoot to another — and they're always looking their best while doing it. From <a href="http://www.travelandleisure.com/slideshows/travel-editor-packing-tips" target="_blank">combatting overpacking</a> (been there), to managing travel stress (done that), there’s a lot to learn from them. We’ve reached out to this year’s <em>Sports Illustrated Swimsuit</em> models to get the lowdown on all the packing hacks they’ve been hiding up their sleeves, plus their go-to travel uniforms (you’re welcome). Scroll through and be prepared to take notes.</p><h2>What is your go-to travel uniform?</h2><p><strong>Olivia Culpo:</strong> When I travel it is so important to me to stay comfortable because sometimes I can be on a plane for 10 or 15 hours. I often wear leather leggings; <a data-ecommerce="true" href="https://www.net-a-porter.com/us/en/Shop/Designers/Wolford?pn=1&amp;npp=60&amp;image_view=product&amp;dScroll=0" target="_blank">Wolford</a> and <a data-ecommerce="true" href="https://shop.nordstrom.com/c/paige-all?origin=productBrandLink" target="_blank">Paige</a> make nice pairs. They are comfortable, and yet stylish. I usually pair them with a combat boot or any other comfortable boot. I currently love Louis Vuitton’s take on the combat boot; and there is nothing like the <a data-ecommerce="true" href="https://shop.nordstrom.com/s/dr-martens-1460-boot/3301656?contextualcategoryid=60198082" target="_blank">original Dr. Martens</a>. Pairing it with an oversized sweater and a comfortable T-shirt is one of my favorite go-to looks. Sweaters have to feel soft and cozy. Marled makes a bunch of super soft cashmere sweaters. I love T-shirts from <a data-ecommerce="true" href="https://shop.nordstrom.com/c/re-done?origin=productBrandLink" target="_blank">Re/Done</a> (for a retro and cool-girl look), <a data-ecommerce="true" href="https://www.net-a-porter.com/us/en/Shop/Designers/Unravel_Project?pn=1&amp;npp=60&amp;image_view=product&amp;dScroll=0" target="_blank">Unravel</a> (sweaters that are sexy and ripped) and <a data-ecommerce="true" href="https://www.areyouami.com/" target="_blank">Are You Am I</a> (perfect fit through the waist). A beanie is also great for traveling. Once you get off the plane, sometimes your hair can look flat, so a hat is perfect to hide that. Throw a statement leather jacket on top and you’ll look fashionable but can still comfortably nap on the plane. I just bought an <a data-ecommerce="true" href="https://www.net-a-porter.com/us/en/product/911555" target="_blank">Acne leather jacket</a>, which I can easily dress up when I arrive and it goes with everything!</p><img alt="Genius Packing Tips from Sports Illustrated Swimsuit Models "src="http://cdn-image.travelandleisure.com/sites/default/files/styles/1600x1000/public/1519337491/olivia-culpo-airport-outfit-SIPACKINGTIPS0218.jpg?itok=PIP7Y4gf"><p>To buy: Sweater, <a data-ecommerce="true" href="https://www.mytheresa.com/en-us/001353-oversized-wool-and-cashmere-sweater-826620.html" target="_blank">mytheresa.com</a>, $493 (originally $986). Leather jacket, <a data-ecommerce="true" href="https://www.net-a-porter.com/us/en/product/911562/Acne_Studios/velocite-leather-trimmed-shearling-jacket" target="_blank">net-a-porter.com</a>, $2,700. Combat boots, <a data-ecommerce="true" href="https://shop.nordstrom.com/s/dr-martens-1460-boot/3301656" target="_blank">nordstrom.com</a>, $135. Bag, <a data-ecommerce="true" href="https://shop.nordstrom.com/s/rebecca-minkoff-small-love-leather-crossbody-bag/4457503" target="_blank">nordstrom.com</a>, $195. Leather leggings, <a data-ecommerce="true" href="https://www.net-a-porter.com/us/en/product/934214" target="_blank">net-a-porter.com</a>, $405. Beanie, <a data-ecommerce="true" href="https://shop.nordstrom.com/s/madewell-ryder-beanie/4787848" target="_blank">nordstrom.com</a>, $36.</p><p><strong><a href="http://www.travelandleisure.com/travel-news/golfer-paige-spiranac-sports-illustrated-swimsuit-aruba" target="_blank">Paige Spiranac</a>: </strong>I always admire those who can look fashionable while traveling, but I’m just not one of those people. I always choose comfort first, so my go-to outfit is sweatpants and a matching sweatshirt from <a data-ecommerce="true" href="https://www.victoriassecret.com/pink" target="_blank">Pink</a>. It’s cute but also super comfortable.</p><img alt="Genius Packing Tips from Sports Illustrated Swimsuit Models "src="http://cdn-image.travelandleisure.com/sites/default/files/styles/1600x1000/public/1519337491/paige-spiranac-airport-outfit-SIPACKINGTIPS0218.jpg?itok=zNlTOTss"><p>To buy: Sweatshirt, <a data-ecommerce="true" href="https://www.victoriassecret.com/pink/hoodies-and-sweatshirts/cropped-mock-neck-quarter-zip-pink?ProductID=373552&amp;CatalogueType=OLS" target="_blank">victoriassecret.com</a>, $47. Sweatpants, <a data-ecommerce="true" href="https://www.victoriassecret.com/pink/apparel-sweats/track-pant-pink?ProductID=371964&amp;CatalogueType=OLS" target="_blank">victoriassecret.com</a>, $25 (originally $50). Sneakers, <a data-ecommerce="true" href="https://shop.nordstrom.com/s/nike-air-huarache-run-ultra-se-sneaker-women/4911960" target="_blank">nordstrom.com</a>, $67 (originally $100). Headphones, <a data-ecommerce="true" href="https://shop.nordstrom.com/s/urbanears-plattan-ii-on-ear-headphones/4808335?origin=keywordsearch-personalizedsort&amp;fashioncolor=BLACK" target="_blank">nordstrom.com</a>, $50.</p><p><strong>Haley Kalil:</strong> I am all about comfort. Sitting on a plane for 17 hours is hard enough, so why be uncomfortable if you don’t have to be? My go-to travel uniform is a T-shirt from <a data-ecommerce="true" href="https://www.target.com/" target="_blank">Target</a>, yoga pants with pockets from <a data-ecommerce="true" href="https://shop.lululemon.com/" target="_blank">Lululemon</a> or <a data-ecommerce="true" href="https://shop.nordstrom.com/c/all-nike?origin=productBrandLink" target="_blank">Nike</a>, some super-comfy sneakers, and a sweater tied around my waist that <a href="http://www.travelandleisure.com/style/cardigans-to-stay-warm-on-the-plane" target="_blank">doubles as a blanket for the plane</a>. You can find ways to make this comfortable outfit cute by playing with fun patterns or colors.</p><img alt="Genius Packing Tips from Sports Illustrated Swimsuit Models "src="http://cdn-image.travelandleisure.com/sites/default/files/styles/1600x1000/public/1519337491/haley-kalil-airport-outfit-SIPACKINGTIPS0218.jpg?itok=ZQVFhflw"><p>To buy: Sweater, <a data-ecommerce="true" href="http://us.topshop.com/en/tsus/product/saddle-shoulder-roll-neck-sweater-7351763" target="_blank">topshop.com</a>, $50 (originally $68). Leggings, <a data-ecommerce="true" href="https://www.net-a-porter.com/us/en/product/1000023/Nike/power-paneled-dri-fit-stretch-leggings" target="_blank">net-a-porter.com</a>, $110. Sneakers, <a data-ecommerce="true" href="https://shop.nordstrom.com/s/nike-city-loop-sneaker-women/4627801" target="_blank">nordstrom.com</a>, $110. T-shirt, <a data-ecommerce="true" href="https://www.target.com/p/women-s-short-sleeve-vintage-v-neck-t-shirt-a-new-day-153/-/A-52695546" target="_blank">target.com</a>, $6 (originally $8). Backpack, <a data-ecommerce="true" href="https://shop.nordstrom.com/s/fjallraven-foldsack-no-1-water-resistant-backpack/4582933?origin=keywordsearch-personalizedsort&amp;fashioncolor=SAND" target="_blank">nordstrom.com</a>.</p><p><strong>Myla Dalbesio:</strong> My plane outfit is always the same: a pair of <a data-ecommerce="true" href="https://shop.lululemon.com/" target="_blank">Lululemon</a> leggings, a comfy T-shirt (I am partial to one of my vintage band tees), a pair of sneakers (usually <a data-ecommerce="true" href="https://shop.nordstrom.com/s/nike-air-zoom-fearless-flyknit-lux-training-shoe-women/4627912" target="_blank">Nike Flyknits</a>, so I can use them as running shoes while I’m there), and a black knit sweater I bought at <a data-ecommerce="true" href="http://www.hm.com/us/" target="_blank">H&amp;M</a> years ago. It’s partially distressed, so I never worry about it getting more destroyed in transit, and it’s warm but not too hot. I bring a <a data-ecommerce="true" href="https://shop.nordstrom.com/s/patagonia-fitz-roy-water-repellent-800-fill-power-down-parka/4733137" target="_blank">Patagonia down jacket</a> with me as well. If I get cold I can throw it on, otherwise it folds inside itself and turns into a pillow! The key to the right plane outfit is having lightweight layers. You never know how hot or cold it will be on the flight.</p><img alt="Genius Packing Tips from Sports Illustrated Swimsuit Models "src="http://cdn-image.travelandleisure.com/sites/default/files/styles/1600x1000/public/1519337491/myla-dalbesio-airport-outfit-SIPACKINGTIPS0218.jpg?itok=sa6Rk8n5"><p>To buy: Down jacket, <a data-ecommerce="true" href="https://shop.nordstrom.com/s/patagonia-packable-down-jacket/3921506?contextualcategoryid=60156064" target="_blank">nordstrom.com</a>, $229. Band T-shirt, <a data-ecommerce="true" href="https://www.net-a-porter.com/us/en/product/944046" target="_blank">net-a-porter.com</a>, $160. Sneakers, <a data-ecommerce="true" href="https://shop.nordstrom.com/s/nike-air-zoom-fearless-flyknit-lux-training-shoe-women/4627912" target="_blank">nordstrom.com</a>, $140. Leggings, <a data-ecommerce="true" href="https://shop.lululemon.com/p/women-pants/Fast-And-Free-Tight-II/_/prod8620001?color=0001" target="_blank">lululemon.com</a>, $128.</p><h2>What's your biggest packing flaw?</h2><p><strong>Olivia:</strong> I tend to overpack. I’m really trying to get better at it. When I am packing to leave, I am pretty good at making sure everything is folded and organized. But on the trip and once I get back home, everything is just kind of in a giant pile in the suitcase.</p><p><strong>Paige: </strong>I overpack because I always want to be prepared. It’s not that bad of a flaw, but it can definitely get a little excessive. Since I know I have a problem with this, I’ll try to pack what is necessary first, then if I’m not sure about something, I’ll leave it at home. I remind myself that, worst case scenario, I can always go shopping.</p><p><strong>Haley</strong>: I swear the saying “everything but the kitchen sink” was written about my packing style. I take anything and everything I think I’ll use. I fear that I will forget something important and be unable to buy it wherever I’m headed to. I am always extremely organized when I am flying to my destination, but on the way back… my suitcase looks like a bomb went off. Nothing is folded, every pocket of the bag is stuffed with something. It’s definitely a packing style I need to work on.</p><p><strong>Myla: </strong>I am very organized in my packing, but once I get there it’s like my suitcase explodes! It ends up in a mess, and I can never keep track of where anything is. The best thing I can do to combat this is to unpack when I arrive and put stuff away in hotel closets and drawers (but usually I’m too lazy).</p><p><strong>Related: </strong><a href="http://www.travelandleisure.com/videos-travel-tips/how-to-roll-clothes-packing" target="_blank">You've Been Rolling Your Clothes All Wrong. Here's the Correct Way to Do It</a></p><h2>Best travel tip you've learned?</h2><p><strong>Olivia: </strong> Pack things that can go together! By sticking to one “theme” while packing, it helps to make all of your outfits so versatile. I usually stick to a black, white, and, of course, red color palette. That way everything I wear can match and I can make so many different outfits out of all the articles I bring with me. I don’t really mix metals, so I also stick to one metal, i.e. a belt buckle, purse hardware, jewelry, or shoes.</p><p><strong>Paige: </strong> Traveling is almost always stressful, so I try to be as laid-back as possible. Be mentally prepared for flight delays, crying babies, and hotel rooms that aren’t ready in time. Letting go of the stress is easier said than done, but it really does make a difference in improving your overall travel experience.</p><p><strong>Haley: </strong>The best travel tip I’ve learned was, “Don’t sweat the small stuff.” Whenever you are traveling, there will always be something that doesn’t go exactly as planned. But don’t sweat it! You are in a new environment. Unplanned things are bound to happen. Just try to enjoy everything that goes along with traveling to a new place. Go with the flow, because you never know where it might take you or what amazing adventures await.</p><p><strong>Myla: </strong>Go with the flow and never carry your passport on you — keep it locked up in your hotel room. Packing-wise, I have a second set of all my toiletries and bathroom products that I always keep packed in a special bag. That way I can just throw it in my suitcase and know I have everything covered without having to pack and unpack it every time. And of course, the best traveling tips my dad ever taught me: Never check a bag (unless you absolutely have to), and always find your gate first once you get through security. You never know how far away it will be.</p>
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In-flight Beauty Rituals to Steal From Sports Illustrated Swimsuit Models

Travel and Leisure - Mon, 02/26/2018 - 12:02
<p>It’s no secret long flights do terrible things to our skin. All that dry air at such a high altitude can seriously kill your glow. Luckily, we’ve consulted some jet-setting veterans (i.e. models) to weigh in on how best to stay hydrated on <a href="http://www.travelandleisure.com/airlines-airports/long-haul-flights-getting-cheaper" target="_blank">long plane rides</a>. And no, it doesn’t involve slathering ourselves in <a data-ecommerce="true" href="https://www.amazon.com/Vaseline-Petroleum-Jelly-Original-Protectant/dp/B00AET70UA/ref=sr_1_3_a_it" target="_blank">Vaseline</a> (though that certainly could work, too). Scroll down to see what <a href="http://www.travelandleisure.com/style/beauty/travel-size-luxury-beauty-products" target="_blank">in-flight beauty must-haves</a> this year’s <i>Sports Illustrated Swimsuit</i> models swear by.</p><p><strong>Related:</strong> <a href="http://www.travelandleisure.com/style/beauty/natural-crystal-travel-deodorant" target="_blank">This Crystal Deodorant Has Stood Up to My Sweatiest Travel Days</a></p><h2><b>Do you have an in-flight beauty ritual?</b></h2><p><strong>Olivia Culpo: </strong>There are a few beauty essentials I always bring with me when I travel. It’s so important to have a really great lip balm. I am really loving the <a data-ecommerce="true" href="https://www.sephora.com/product/camellia-gold-spun-lip-balm-P413326?skuId=1881051" target="_blank">Tatcha Gold Spun lip balm</a> and <a data-ecommerce="true" href="https://www.amazon.com/Burts-Balm-BurtS-Bees-Beeswax/dp/B004AI79NY/ref=sr_1_1_sspa" target="_blank">Burt’s Bees</a> right now! When you’re traveling it’s so easy for your skin to become dehydrated, so I always bring a hydrating mist with me as well for my face. <a data-ecommerce="true" href="https://www.sephora.com/product/hyaluronic-acid-serum-long-lasting-hydration-P391636" target="_blank">Skin Inc.</a> makes a hydrating serum mist that is lovely. Anything that will make your skin feel clean and fresh while traveling is a great accessory to bring.</p><img alt="Sports Illustrated Swimsuit Models' In-flight Beauty Routines "src="http://cdn-image.travelandleisure.com/sites/default/files/styles/1600x1000/public/1519419607/olivia-culpo-in-flight-beauty-routine-SITRAVELBEAUTY0218.jpg?itok=PoaDrwvC"><p>To buy: Skin Inc. serum, <a data-ecommerce="true" href="https://www.sephora.com/product/hyaluronic-acid-serum-long-lasting-hydration-P391636" target="_blank">sephora.com</a>, $35. Tatcha Gold Spun lip balm, <a data-ecommerce="true" href="https://www.sephora.com/product/camellia-gold-spun-lip-balm-P413326?skuId=1881051" target="_blank">sephora.com</a>, $30. Burt's Bees lip balm, <a data-ecommerce="true" href="https://www.amazon.com/Burts-Balm-BurtS-Bees-Beeswax/dp/B004AI79NY/ref=sr_1_1_sspa" target="_blank">amazon.com</a>, $6.</p><p><strong>Paige Spiranac: </strong>I always pack the same five products for every flight: <a data-ecommerce="true" href="https://www.amazon.com/Systane-Lubricant-Drops-1-Ounce-Bottles/dp/B001ET7694" target="_blank">Systane eye drops</a>, <a data-ecommerce="true" href="https://www.amazon.com/PURELL-Advanced-Sanitizer-Portable-Bottles/dp/B01BOWFQTW/ref=sr_1_1_sspa?s=hpc&amp;ie=UTF8&amp;qid=1519414910&amp;sr=1-1-spons" target="_blank">hand sanitizer</a>, <a data-ecommerce="true" href="https://www.sephora.com/product/luminous-dewy-skin-mist-mini-P422069?skuId=1957059" target="_blank">Tatcha Skin Mist</a>, <a data-ecommerce="true" href="https://www.amazon.com/Yes-Cucumbers-Soothing-Hypoallergenic-Facial/dp/B005FVSH0O/ref=sr_1_1_a_it" target="_blank">Yes to Cucumbers facial wipes</a>, and a <a data-ecommerce="true" href="https://www.sephora.com/product/lip-sleeping-mask-P420652" target="_blank">Laneige lip mask</a>. I never wear makeup when I fly, so these products keep everything hydrated and fresh.</p><img alt="Sports Illustrated Swimsuit Models' In-flight Beauty Routines "src="http://cdn-image.travelandleisure.com/sites/default/files/styles/1600x1000/public/1519419607/paige-spiranac-in-flight-beauty-routine-SITRAVELBEAUTY0218.jpg?itok=WpYgJWaI"><p>To buy: Yes to Cucumbers facial wipes pack of two, <a data-ecommerce="true" href="https://www.amazon.com/Yes-Cucumbers-Soothing-Hypoallergenic-Facial/dp/B005FVSH0O/ref=sr_1_1_a_it?th=1" target="_blank">amazon.com</a>, $9. Tatcha Luminous Dewy Skin Mist Mini, <a data-ecommerce="true" href="https://www.sephora.com/product/luminous-dewy-skin-mist-mini-P422069?skuId=1957059" target="_blank">sephora.com</a>, $20. Purrell Portable Hand Sanitizer pack of eight, <a data-ecommerce="true" href="https://www.amazon.com/PURELL-Advanced-Sanitizer-Portable-Bottles/dp/B01BOWFQTW/ref=sr_1_1_sspa?s=hpc&amp;ie=UTF8" target="_blank">amazon.com</a>, $15. Laneige Lip Sleeping Mask, <a data-ecommerce="true" href="https://www.sephora.com/product/lip-sleeping-mask-P420652" target="_blank">sephora.com</a>, $20. Systane lubricant eye drops pack of two, <a data-ecommerce="true" href="https://www.amazon.com/Systane-Lubricant-Drops-1-Ounce-Bottles/dp/B001ET7694" target="_blank">amazon.com</a>, $25 (originally $31).</p><p><strong>Haley Kalil: </strong>Korean sheet masks are magic. Being on a plane for a long period of time can take the moisture right out of your skin, leading to peeling and breakouts. If you are on a flight and feel comfortable enough to pull out a Korean sheet mask, it is well worth it (even if you get some strange looks). Leave the mask on for 20 minutes or so, and your skin will feel moisturized and healthy upon arrival. If Korean sheet masks are’t your thing, drinking a lot of water while traveling will also help keep your skin hydrated and clear. When traveling, remember not to wear too much makeup (I prefer none at all), unless you are headed straight to a meeting or event upon landing. Letting your skin breathe will help keep your skin clear as well.</p><img alt="Sports Illustrated Swimsuit Models' In-flight Beauty Routines "src="http://cdn-image.travelandleisure.com/sites/default/files/styles/1600x1000/public/1519419607/haley-kalil-in-flight-beauty-routine-SITRAVELBEAUTY0218.jpg?itok=70OqYM7F"><p>To buy: Erborian Ginseng Shot Mask, <a data-ecommerce="true" href="https://www.sephora.com/product/ginseng-shot-mask-P409318" target="_blank">sephora.com</a>, $8. Dr. Jart+ Dermask Water Jet Vital Hydra Solution mask, <a data-ecommerce="true" href="https://www.sephora.com/product/dermask-water-jet-vital-hydra-solution-P397623" target="_blank">sephora.com</a>, $6.</p><p><strong>Myla Dalbesio: </strong>I always wash my face before I head to the airport (or right when I get there if I am coming from a shoot), then slather on a thick face oil. <a data-ecommerce="true" href="https://www.sephora.com/product/juno-hydroactive-cellular-face-oil-P309306" target="_blank">Sunday Riley</a> makes great oils that really last. I bring a little bottle of it with me in case I feel like I’m getting too dry on the plane. I also love the ginseng and cactus moisturizing mist from <a data-ecommerce="true" href="https://www.sephora.com/product/cactus-flower-tibetan-ginseng-hydrating-mist-P426825" target="_blank">Kiehl's</a>. My other favorites are natural eye drops, nasal spray, and <a data-ecommerce="true" href="https://www.sephora.com/product/all-about-eyes-serum-de-puffing-eye-massage-P257537" target="_blank">Clinique’s All About Eyes cooling and de-puffing roller ball serum</a>.</p><img alt="Sports Illustrated Swimsuit Models' In-flight Beauty Routines "src="http://cdn-image.travelandleisure.com/sites/default/files/styles/1600x1000/public/1519419607/myla-dalbesio-in-flight-beauty-routine-SITRAVELBEAUTY0218.jpg?itok=joKJuKwh"><p>To buy: Sunday Riley Juno Face Oil, <a data-ecommerce="true" href="https://www.sephora.com/product/juno-hydroactive-cellular-face-oil-P309306" target="_blank">sephora.com</a>, $90. Clinique All About Eyes Serum De-Puffing Eye Massage, <a data-ecommerce="true" href="https://www.sephora.com/product/all-about-eyes-serum-de-puffing-eye-massage-P257537" target="_blank">sephora.com</a>, $33. Kiehl's Since 1851 Cactus Flower &amp; "Tibetan Ginseng" Hydrating Mist, <a data-ecommerce="true" href="https://www.sephora.com/product/cactus-flower-tibetan-ginseng-hydrating-mist-P426825" target="_blank">sephora.com</a>, $27.</p><p><strong>Related: </strong><a href="http://www.travelandleisure.com/syndication/meghan-markle-tea-tree-oil-skin" target="_blank">Meghan Markle Never Boards a Plane Without This One Beauty Item</a></p><h2><b>What do you typically eat and drink on the plane?</b></h2><p><strong>Olivia: </strong>Drinking a lot of water is so important when traveling. Making sure to drink plenty of water is crucial for both your skin and your body. I actually feel less jet lagged if I drink tons of water. I also always try and take a banana and nuts on the plane and make sure I have plenty of <a href="http://www.travelandleisure.com/food-drink/best-healthy-plane-snacks" target="_blank">snacks</a>, especially if it's a long flight.</p><p><strong>Paige</strong><b>: </b>I don’t usually like to eat or drink on the plane. I’ll force myself to drink water to stay hydrated but I’m usually too busy sleeping or watching movies. </p><p><strong>Haley: </strong>I absolutely love these kettle corn puff chips they serve on <a data-ecommerce="true" href="http://www.travelandleisure.com/airlines-airports/delta" target="_blank">Delta flights</a>. If I spy those in the snack basket, I’ll grab six or seven bags just to stock up. If they aren’t serving my favorite kettle corn puffs, the almonds are always a great healthy choice. I tend to avoid drinking too much soda while in the air, even though I absolutely love Coca-Cola. I drink water on the plane and will buy a soda upon arriving at my final destination. I also love bringing a hard candy to snack on during the flight. Sucking on lemon drops, Jolly Ranchers, or hard caramels are a great way to keep your ears from popping while changing altitudes. Plus, there’s nothing better than watching in-flight movies and eating candy.</p><p><strong>Myla: </strong>I drink as much water as I can, but I also never say no to airplane wine. I try to pack a lot of healthy(ish) snacks: oranges or apples, nuts, popcorn. When I’m able to, I’ll pack myself a salad to eat on the plane. I use a hearty green, like kale, so it can stand up to being dressed ahead of time. The one thing I never eat is the “snack” that airlines provide before you land from an afternoon flight from Europe. Usually it’s some kind of sandwich that always makes me feel like vomiting upon landing.</p>
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Chrissy Teigen Tweets About Bringing 'Emotional Support Casserole' On Flight

Travel and Leisure - Mon, 02/26/2018 - 08:42
<p>Ever wondered if you could bring a casserole on an airplane? <a href="http://www.travelandleisure.com/travel-news/chrissy-teigen-tweets-john-legend-pet-peeve" target="_blank">Chrissy Teigen</a>’s got you covered.</p><p>The 32-year-old model and TV host, who’s become well-known for her hilarious tweetstorms, asked American Airlines on Twitter if she could bring a recently cooked casserole she made onto an <a href="http://www.travelandleisure.com/travel-tips/celebrity-travel/why-chrissy-teigen-rarely-flies-private-planes" target="_blank">upcoming flight</a>.</p><p> </p><p>And Teigen made it clear to her almost 10 million followers that she wasn’t kidding.</p><p>“If I don’t have a carry-on, can I bring a large ceramic casserole dish of scalloped potatoes on the plane? I am not kidding, is this okay? Is it too blunt/heavy an object? I’ll cry if they throw it away,” the pregnant <i>Lip Synch Battle</i> host tweeted.</p><p>Luckily for the soon-to-be mom of two, who is married to musician John Legend, not only did the airline respond, so did the Transportation Security Administration.</p><p>American Airlines initially told Teigen she was welcome to “bring an additional bag” of food on board, but Teigen remained vigilant in her quest for the right answer, clarifying that her item was in fact a real casserole and would not be in a bag.</p><p>The TSA jumped in to help out and let her know that yes: “Scalloped potatoes are allowed in carry-on and checked bags. You can place them in a ceramic casserole dish.”</p><p>Chrissy casserole crisis — averted.</p><p>She even posted a video of herself bringing the casserole through airport security to the delight of many in the Twitter-verse.</p><p>Finally, ending the casserole saga like only she could, Teigen tweeted about her triumphant <a href="http://www.travelandleisure.com/style/chrissy-teigen-fuzzy-handbag-airplane-pilow" target="_blank">air travel</a> experience, captioning a photo of herself looking lovingly at her casserole, “We made it!”</p><p> </p>
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