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The List Best new hotels 2009
In compiling Travel + Leisure’s fourth annual It List, our editors once again visited hundreds of new hotels around the globe. So whether you’re looking for a quick getaway or hoping to get away from it all, we’ve found the place for you.

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Hotels Jungle bookings
For a time in the 1960s, Hollywood’s party set made the Mount Kenya Safari Club their base in Africa. Now, on its 50th anniversary, the club is part of Fairmont Hotels’ $50 million push to restore a trio of grand old Kenyan addresses.

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Art Driving the surreal life
The landscape of Spain’s Costa Brava proved inspirational to Surrealist Salvador Dali, as well as latter-day visitor Paul Chai.

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Food Puddings on the Ritz
What does it take to keep one of the world’s most famous hotels ticking away at its five-star best? Terry Durack spends 24 hours with the staff at London’s swanky Ritz Hotel to see what goes on behind the shiny exterior and hotel’s renowned restaurants.

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Save 101 money-saving travel tips
The economic downturn needn’t mean an end to travelling the world, but it is a great time to start travelling smarter. Jane Parbury sought out 101 tips, from the practical to the innovative, to help you save money on your next trip.

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Food Table manners
The many geographical influences in Cape Town have provided it with a diverse food and wine scene full of passionate locals and innovative newcomers. Sally Webb delves into the epicurean delights of South Africa’s oldest city.

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The List Top 10 travelling songs
With iPods a travel essential these days, Travel + Leisure has compiled the ultimate, and completely subjective, traveller’s playlist. We have avoided destination songs and focussed on music that evokes the spirit of travel: celebratory road trips, the itch to get on a plane or the occasional quiet moment of introspection experienced while on the move. But there are no doubt more songs to add, email us with your music travel essentials.

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Food Basque in Glory
San Sebastian boasts more Michelin-starred chefs than anywhere else in the world. Sally Webb and Simon Thomsen took a culinary tour around Spain’s food mecca.

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Save Affordable Europe
Planning a trip to Europe, and counting the cost? From planes, trains and automobiles to hotels and apartments, T+L provides you with the latest tips and travel news that will make your trip easier and save you money.

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The List 20 Dream Escapes
What’s your idea of romance? The sexy streets of Manhattan? Staying in a secluded overwater bungalow in Tahiti? Sampling local seafood on Italy’s Sorrento Coast? We’ve spanned the globe for unique experiences that will put you in the mood.

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The List 20 travel secrets you need to know
Over the past year, Travel + Leisure editors and correspondents have scoured the globe to unearth the best undiscovered tips and tools for travelling smarter, faster, safer and more affordably. Whether you’re trying to identify the perfect seat on a plane or snare a top table at a restaurant, you’ll find all the right solutions in our guide.

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The List Amazing Places
With so many incredible landscapes to choose from, many outstanding spots in Australia and New Zealand simply get overlooked. Travel + Leisure has put together a list of top secret places that have remained lesser-known destinations – until now. Click here to view a special multimedia presentation.

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The List 25 Affordable Beach Resorts
There's nothing like a hotel by the sea – especially when it costs less than $300 a night. T+L sent correspondents around the globe, from the tiny undiscovered island of Holbox, on Mexico's Caribbean coast, to the shores of New Zealand's South Island. What we found: 25 perfect escapes.

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Food Ultimate Paris Dining Guide
Restaurant critic Terry Durack has had more than his fair share of feasts de resistance in the City of Lights, a place he has come to know intimately in years of dining out. Here, he presents his definitive guide to dining like a parisian.

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Travel + Leisure Exclusive Offer

Run away with Travel + Leisure to Tasmania for an exclusive gourmet weekend, hosted by T+L’s editor Anthony Dennis. You’ll stay at Anthology’s historic, luxurious and recently restored Quamby Estate (anthology.travel) with dinner at Stillwater (stillwater.net.au), one of Tasmania’s most acclaimed restaurants.

WHERE Two nights and two days at Quamby Estate and Stillwater restaurant, Launceston, Tasmania.

WHEN Friday, September 25, Saturday, September 26 and Sunday, September 27.

WHAT’S INCLUDED Two nights luxury accommodation, with breakfast both days; a hosted tour of vineyards by Kim Seagram, co-owner of Stillwater, including lunch, wine-matched, five-course dinner at Stillwater; a half-day “hunter and gatherer” tour of local producers, including Christmas Hills Raspberry Farm and Ashgrove Farm Cheese.

COST $990 per person, twin share (airfares and airport arrival and departures transfers are not included).

HOW TO BOOK Call Quamby on 03 6392 2211.

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Tibet Gallery

What makes a good travel photo? In this special multi-media presentation Tara Axford, the art director of Travel + Leisure magazine, reveals all with a selection of great images from the first 30 issues.

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