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How You Can Fly Round-trip to Europe for $1 Right Now

Travel and Leisure - Sat, 01/25/2020 - 08:23
<p>If saving up for a vacation feels like an overwhelming task, we have some good news for you. From now through Jan. 31, travelers ages 18 to 35 can book a trip to Europe with <a href="http://www.contiki.com/">Contiki</a> and get their airfare for as low as $1.</p><p>The <a href="https://www.travelandleisure.com/travel-news/contiki-tour-company-pay-rent-while-you-travel">travel curator</a> is offering flights to London from New York City, Chicago, Washington, D.C., and New Jersey for $1. Applicable trips include the company’s new <a href="https://www.contiki.com/us/en/destinations/europe/tours/europe-in-one-week-3953">Europe in One Week</a> itinerary, an eight-day getaway that takes guests through Amsterdam, Heidelberg, the Swiss Alps, Paris, Cologne, and Rhine Falls. The trip is ideally timed for young travelers looking for a post-grad celebration, or for young professionals seeking an epic way to use their newly-acquired paid time off.</p><p>The trip, which starts at $1,612 per person, also includes accommodations, 10 meals, all in-destination transport, five bucket-list activities, and a trip manager to guide the group of up to 45.</p><p>Other itineraries with the $1 airfare include the new nine-day <a href="https://www.contiki.com/us/en/destinations/europe/tours/portugal-city-surf-3951">Portugal City &amp; Surf</a>, 15-day <a href="https://www.contiki.com/us/en/destinations/europe/tours/london-to-rome-139">London to Rome,</a> 13-day <a href="https://www.contiki.com/us/en/destinations/europe/tours/london-to-berlin-3587">London to Berlin</a>, <a href="https://www.contiki.com/us/en/destinations/europe/tours/greek-island-hopping-131">13-day Greek island-hopping</a>, and eight-day <a href="https://www.contiki.com/us/en/destinations/europe/tours/ireland-239">Ireland trip</a>.</p><p>To score this incredible airfare deal, travelers must select from the participating trips to Europe that depart between April 13 and May 31, 2020, or September 1 and October 31, 2020. (You can find a list of <a href="https://www.contiki.com/us/en/search?SortByAndOrder%5B0%5D.sortBy=rating&amp;SortByAndOrder%5B0%5D.order=desc&amp;RegionId=2066d1f4b6324f45a1fef3a53774c3fc&amp;max_length=2147483647&amp;min_length=7">applicable trips here</a>.) And, again, you must book by Jan. 31, 2020.</p><p>However, if these dates or trips don’t suit you, don't worry, as Contiki offers plenty of other itineraries as well as some seriously stellar deals on flights, thanks to their global airline partnerships. All you need to do is figure out the general region you’d like to explore and choose from <a href="https://www.contiki.com/us/en">hundreds of options on Contiki</a>.</p>
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This Water-resistant Backpack Is One of Amazon’s Most Wished-for Travel Items

Travel and Leisure - Sat, 01/25/2020 - 08:01
<p>When a product lands on <a href="https://www.amazon.com/gp/most-wished-for/fashion/9479199011/ref=as_li_ss_tl?ie=UTF8&amp;linkCode=ll2&amp;tag=tlhimawaribackpackccalucchia0120-20&amp;linkId=e96d24b8f925e0bfb37ce5703ee7261d&amp;language=en_US">Amazon’s list of most wished-for travel products</a>, you can pretty much assume it has a gold seal of approval from shoppers. That’s why we often scan the top 10 items on this frequently updated page to discover some of the best <a href="https://www.travelandleisure.com/style/travel-bags/charmore-anti-theft-travel-backpack-amazon">travel gear</a> the site has to offer, and <a href="https://www.amazon.com/Himawari-Backpack-College-Women%EF%BC%8CFits-Laptop%EF%BC%88189-01/dp/B07S8FV9MP/ref=as_li_ss_tl?th=1&amp;linkCode=ll1&amp;tag=tlhimawaribackpackccalucchia0120-20&amp;linkId=93edadbf35de6d63e0a94a105d921973&amp;language=en_US">this water-resistant backpack</a> with rave reviews is the most recent ranking item to catch our eye.</p><p>It’s currently the second most wished-for travel product (right behind <a href="https://www.travelandleisure.com/style/travel-bags/matein-laptop-backpack-amazon">this anti-theft backpack</a>), and it’s small enough to go with you on any adventure. But despite its petite size, the bag can still store all of your essentials.</p><p>Its main compartment closes with a double zipper and includes multiple small pockets to keep your belongings organized and secure — use them to hold your phone, pens, passport, and other travel documents. The spacious interior also features a large pocket fit for holding an iPad or a laptop with a screen size of up to 13 inches. </p><p>On the outside, you’ll also find two more pockets perfect for storing a <a href="https://www.travelandleisure.com/style/travel-accessories/best-collapsible-water-bottles">reusable water bottle</a> or small umbrella. Plus, a front zipper pocket with a secure flap closure can hold other items you may want easy access to, like keys, earphones, a <a href="https://www.travelandleisure.com/style/travel-accessories/best-portable-chargers">portable charger</a>, or even an iPad mini.</p><p>Made of durable nylon fabric, the backpack is water- and scratch-resistant. It also features a comfortable ergonomic design with padded reinforced straps to protect your shoulders that easily adjust for a customized fit. If your shoulders need a break, carry the bag by its top handle.</p><p>Amazon shoppers love how much storage this small backpack offers and say that it’s both durable and comfortable. One reviewer even likened it to <a href="https://www.amazon.com/Fjallraven-Classic-Backpack-Everyday-Graphite/dp/B002OWETK4/ref=as_li_ss_tl?ie=UTF8&amp;linkCode=ll1&amp;tag=tlhimawaribackpackccalucchia0120-20&amp;linkId=122616a2b993646146ab122a67a36242&amp;language=en_US">more expensive backpacks</a>: “Honestly this is the best small backpack I’ve ever had! It’s sturdy and has the perfect amount of pockets,” <a href="https://www.amazon.com/gp/customer-reviews/R3AEXQEZO6C2V8/ref=as_li_ss_tl?ie=UTF8&amp;linkCode=ll2&amp;tag=tlhimawaribackpackccalucchia0120-20&amp;linkId=74467560df431d588ec2fef7dfaa7d86&amp;language=en_US">she wrote</a>. “I compared it to my Fjallraven Kanken backpack and it barely stacked up to this bag.”</p><p>The bag is available in 34 fun designs, including <a href="https://www.amazon.com/Himawari-Backpack-College-Women%EF%BC%8CFits-Laptop%EF%BC%88189-01/dp/B07S8FV9MP/ref=as_li_ss_tl?th=1&amp;linkCode=ll1&amp;tag=tlhimawaribackpackccalucchia0120-20&amp;linkId=5bcf7a7f8bc71d1aecee48cc34fd3a13&amp;language=en_US">solid purple</a>, <a href="https://www.amazon.com/Himawari-Backpack-College-Women%EF%BC%8CFits-Laptop%EF%BC%88189-01/dp/B07S349S2F/ref=as_li_ss_tl?th=1&amp;linkCode=ll1&amp;tag=tlhimawaribackpackccalucchia0120-20&amp;linkId=f7c3919aeb154c3d0e2dbb237fbdd457&amp;language=en_US">floral patterns</a>, and color combinations like <a href="https://www.amazon.com/Himawari-Backpack-College-Women%EF%BC%8CFits-Laptop%EF%BC%88189-01/dp/B081623ZN6/ref=as_li_ss_tl?ie=UTF8&amp;linkCode=ll1&amp;tag=tlhimawaribackpackccalucchia0120-20&amp;linkId=22e31a5e0f854804d16cd7d735c5d4e0&amp;language=en_US">red and gray</a>. Grab one today before your next trip.</p><img alt="Himawari School Waterproof Backpack 14.9 "src="https://cdn-image.travelandleisure.com/sites/default/files/styles/1600x1000/public/1579814995/himawari-school-waterproof-backpack-149-AMZN-BAG0120.jpg?itok=bJ_nc3Yt"><p>To buy: <a href="https://www.amazon.com/Himawari-Backpack-College-Women%EF%BC%8CFits-Laptop%EF%BC%88189-01/dp/B07S8FV9MP/ref=as_li_ss_tl?th=1&amp;linkCode=ll1&amp;tag=tlhimawaribackpackccalucchia0120-20&amp;linkId=72f9c2611dc2fed12c892bf98e37d0dd&amp;language=en_US">amazon.com</a>, from $33 </p><p><em>Love a great deal? <a href="https://x.specialoffers.meredith.com/ats/show.aspx?cr=588&amp;fm=340&amp;regsource=25567">Sign up for our T+L Recommends newsletter</a> and we’ll send you our favorite travel products each week. </em></p>
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The Best Time to Book Vacation Homes for 2020 Travel, According to a Study

Travel and Leisure - Sat, 01/25/2020 - 07:48
<p>Travelers looking to book a vacation home this month are definitely not in the minority — turns out <a href="https://www.travelandleisure.com/slideshows/best-places-travel-january">January</a> is the busiest booking month of the year, according to new data released by home sharing site <a href="https://www.vrbo.com/info/media-center/press-releases/PR_2020/vrbo-data-shows-best-time-to-book-vacation-homes/">Vrbo</a><a href="http://www.vrbo.com/info/media-center/press-releases/PR_2020/vrbo-data-shows-best-time-to-book-vacation-homes/">.</a></p><p>And while the busiest (and often most expensive) travel times are usually around major school and work holidays, there are tricks to getting the best deal — with the main one being booking a vacation home before everyone else gets to it.</p><p>"Booking early means first dibs on vacation homes during peak travel seasons," Melanie Fish, a Vrbo family travel expert, told <em>Travel + Leisure</em> in an email. "If you get ahead of the curve, there is more selection available so you’re able to find a home in the right location with the amenities you need and a price that makes you happy.”</p><p>When it comes to <a href="https://www.travelandleisure.com/trip-ideas/spring-vacations/spring-break-ideas-for-families">spring break</a>, for example, the site suggests travelers book no later than Feb. 10. Whether you’re planning on hitting up theme parks or taking in a little beach time, you definitely won’t be alone in wanting to travel during this peak time. Popular options this year include <a href="https://www.travelandleisure.com/hotels-resorts/mountain-ski-resorts/best-ski-resorts-colorado">Breckenridge</a>, Colo. and Gulf Shores, Ala., where there a <a href="https://www.travelandleisure.com/trip-ideas/beach-vacations/best-gulf-coast-beaches">plenty of beaches</a> to be found, according to the study.</p><p>For <a href="https://www.travelandleisure.com/holiday-travel/memorial-day/last-minute-memorial-day-weekend-trip-destinations-yelp">Memorial Day Weekend</a> -- the unofficial start of summer -- Vrbo suggests people book by April 20. And if you have your sights set on <a href="https://www.travelandleisure.com/attractions/sporting-events/international-surf-beaches-for-summer-vacation">catching some waves</a> or another trip during the summer (some popular choices include Panama City Beach, Fla. and Myrtle Beach, S.C.), the site suggests you give yourself even more leeway by booking no later than April 30.</p><p>Summer in general is one of the busiest times of the year to travel so it’s no surprise that for the <a href="https://www.travelandleisure.com/holiday-travel/4th-of-july/where-to-spend-4th-of-july-yelp-recommendations">Fourth of July</a>, the study suggests people book by May 25, while those looking to celebrate the end of the season on <a href="https://www.travelandleisure.com/holiday-travel/labor-day/most-popular-labor-day-destinations">Labor Day Weekend</a> should book a place to stay by July 28 — especially if you want to go to Myrtle Beach since it’s the home booking site’s most popular destination for the holiday weekend.</p><p>If you plan on booking a home for Thanksgiving, you should snag one by Oct. 21, according to the study (though there’s always the option of <a href="https://www.travelandleisure.com/holiday-travel/thanksgiving-travel/cheap-international-places-to-go-for-thanksgiving">traveling abroad that week</a> to save money on a dream vacation).</p><p>And as the weather gets colder, Vrbo suggests people give themselves plenty of time to book a good vacation home for <a href="https://www.travelandleisure.com/trip-ideas/winter-vacations/affordable-winter-vacations">winter break</a> — and decide on a place no later than Nov. 17. According to the study, popular choices include Park City, <a href="https://www.travelandleisure.com/hotels-resorts/mountain-ski-resorts/best-utah-ski-resorts">Utah</a>, Kissimmee, Fla. (hello <a href="https://www.travelandleisure.com/trip-ideas/disney-vacations/how-to-save-money-disney-world">Disney</a>!), and Sevierville, Tenn.</p>
Categories: Travel

Shading Jenna Dewan? Channing Tatum Says No One 'More Stunning and Beautiful' Than Jessie J

Aces Show Biz News Feed - Sat, 01/25/2020 - 05:46
While the lovebirds, who recently got back together following a brief split, look adorable in the actor's Instagram post, one of his followers decides to bring up his ex-wife Jenna in the comment section.
Categories: Celebrity

Jeff Bezos' Girlfriend Apparently Takes Part in Exposing Affair, Prosecutors Have Evidence

Aces Show Biz News Feed - Sat, 01/25/2020 - 05:33
Federal prosecutors in Manhattan claimed to have evidence indicating that Lauren Sanchez provided her brother with text messages between her and the billionaire.
Categories: Celebrity

Russell Simmons' Ex Katie Rost Defends Him Amid Rape Allegations: He's Not a Predator

Aces Show Biz News Feed - Sat, 01/25/2020 - 05:25
Katie Rost, who is a self-proclaimed #MeToo survivor, has broken her silence on his scandal, insisting that she never felt that the 62-year-old is a 'predator' during their time together.
Categories: Celebrity

YG 'Has No Idea' Why He's Arrested, The Game Calls Out LAPD

Aces Show Biz News Feed - Sat, 01/25/2020 - 04:55
The 'Go Loko' rapper's lawyer, Joe Tapicona, says in a statement that the arrest has caught his client completely off guard 'because there is no truth to them.'
Categories: Celebrity

Wendy Williams Talks About Her 'Lovely' Life Following Kevin Hunter Divorce

Aces Show Biz News Feed - Sat, 01/25/2020 - 04:24
The TV host reveals that 'he new chapter has been so lovely,' though she shares that she doesn't regret the whole time she spent with Kevin, from whom she divorces after 25 years together.
Categories: Celebrity

Eminem Gets Called Out by Grindr for 'Revealing' Profile Photo on Gay Dating App

Aces Show Biz News Feed - Sat, 01/25/2020 - 04:00
Taking part in the viral Dolly Patron challenge, the Detroit rapper uses a naked photo of himself holding a dynamite to cover his private parts as his profile photo on Grindr.
Categories: Celebrity

Kumail Nanjiani Proud to Have Impressed Dwayne Johnson With Ripped Physique

Aces Show Biz News Feed - Sat, 01/25/2020 - 03:53
When stopping by 'Jimmy Kimmel Live!', the actor portraying Kingo in 'The Eternals' reveals that his body transformation has even caused a sensation in his native country, Pakistan.
Categories: Celebrity

Here Is How Hugh Laurie's Son Convinced Him to Accept His CBE Honor

Aces Show Biz News Feed - Sat, 01/25/2020 - 03:52
During an appearance on 'The Graham Norton Show', 'The Personal History of David Copperfield' actor confesses that he initially thought about turning down the medal.
Categories: Celebrity

Slash Attributed Music Industry Changes to Uncertainty Over New Guns N' Roses Album

Aces Show Biz News Feed Music - Sat, 01/25/2020 - 03:48
Weighing in on the rock band's future music plans, the lead guitarist admits in a new interview that while 'stuff is happening', there is 'no definitive answer on anything'.
Categories: Music

Jonas Brothers Head to Las Vegas for First Ever Residency

Aces Show Biz News Feed Music - Sat, 01/25/2020 - 03:40
Kevin, Joe and Nick Jonas have been set to take the stage at the Park Theater at Park MGM for nine shows from 1 to 18 April, as part of the 'Jonas Brothers In Vegas' show.
Categories: Music

Robert Downey Jr. Claims His Son Took Pity on Him Post-'Iron Man' Final Appearance

Ace show biz movies - Sat, 01/25/2020 - 03:39
When promoting 'Dolittle' on 'The Graham Norton Show', the actor playing Tony Stark in the Marvel Cinematic Universe could not help but joke about his departure from the franchise.
Categories: Movies

Clayton Christensen, The Gentle Giant Of Innovation (1952–2020)

Forbes News Feed - Sat, 01/25/2020 - 03:09
With Clay Christensen’s passing this past week, the world lost a luminary who leaves behind a treasure trove of writings, recordings and impactful relationships to inspire innovators and thinkers in all fields for generations to come.
Categories: Business

Diddy Prompts Surge in Donations for Children Battling Cancer by Sharing Viral Campaign Video

Aces Show Biz News Feed - Sat, 01/25/2020 - 02:55
Miami, Florida-based nonprofit Fighting All Monsters has reportedly received more than 300 inquiries to volunteer among others within an hour of the 'Bad Boy for Life' rapper's post.
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NHS staff urged to help service tackle climate change

BBC Health News Feed - Sat, 01/25/2020 - 02:55
Staff are encouraged to drive to work less and bring in reusable cups and bottles as part of NHS climate plans.
Categories: Health

Fran Drescher Has Friend With Benefits Arrangement to Keep Her Going

Aces Show Biz News Feed - Sat, 01/25/2020 - 02:53
Opening up about her relationship status at the NBCUniversal New York press junket, the former star of 'The Nanny' insists that she is 'not dating' anyone, but has 'someone on the side.'
Categories: Celebrity

Video Shows Antonio Brown Running Out of Jail After Posting Bail, but He Goes the Wrong Way

Aces Show Biz News Feed - Sat, 01/25/2020 - 02:44
During a court hearing, the former NFL star, who makes an appearance in anti-suicide smock, has been ordered to go through drug and alcohol testing as well as mental health evaluation.
Categories: Celebrity

Home sellers risk losing money over quick sales

BBC Business News - Sat, 01/25/2020 - 02:35
Trading Standards warns homeowners to be careful when using quick-sale estate agents.
Categories: Business