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Travel + Leisure July 2018

TRAVEL + LEISURE™ is an indispensable guide to where to stay, what to eat, and what to do around the globe. Every month, TRAVEL + LEISURE™ puts easy trip ideas, itineraries, and insider information right at your fingertips. Get advice from our travel experts and view the magazine's award-winning photography. The digital edition of TRAVEL + LEISURE™ has all the tools you need to take you where you want to go.

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operation vacation

It’s hard to think of a more scenic place to tee up than the Lodge at Kauri Cliffs, on New Zealand’s spectacular North Island. (COURTESY OF THE LODGE AT KAURI CLIFFS)The Lodge at Kauri Cliffs, New Zealand33 PERCENT OFFGolf is the main attraction at this luxury lodge on the North Island, but it’s far from the only draw. Located on 6,000 acres of farmland overlooking the Pacific, Kauri Cliffs puts the region’s scenery on full display, with 22 ocean-facing cottages, an infinity pool, and a full-service spa that’s widely regarded as one of the best in New Zealand. The Details: 33 percent off three nights or more through September 30. Offer includes accommodation in an Owner’s Cottage. Doubles from $4,354 per night; to book, e-mail reservations@robertsonlodges.com.Palazzo Dama, Rome30 PERCENT OFFThis 19th-century…

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DAILY TRANSPORTEREscape instantly with gorgeous photography features that take you to spectacular destinations.7 × WEEKUPGRADETravel smarter with need-to-know updates on travel news and trends, plus tips and solutions from T+L experts.2 × WEEKT+L TENAn easy-to-read digest of the week’s biggest, most popular stories—so you can be sure you don’t miss the very best.1 × WEEKDEALSGet exclusive access to steeply discounted trips and travel essentials, all handpicked by our editors.1 × WEEKJUST INStay up-to-the-minute with our bulletin of the latest stories and images published on travelandleisure.com.7 × WEEKDESTINATION OF THE WEEKTake a virtual deep dive into one exceptional location per week, with guides, photos, news, and more.1 × WEEK ■…

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editor’s note

My husband, Charles, jumping for joy upon reaching the Salinas Grandes salt flats in northern Argentina.ME ALL TRAVEL FOR DIFFERENT REASONS. While putting together this issue, I was struck by the rationale expressed by writer John Wray in his story about visiting the Peruvian Amazon (page 20) to try out “citizen science,” in which travelers assist researchers in the field. For John, travel is about being “knocked back to the person I was at eight years old, when I hadn’t a doubt that the world beyond our fly-over town was as action-packed and strange as adventure novels made it seem.”What a wonderful sentiment this is, and it’s one that I share. When people ask me why I love safaris so much, how I can do 10 days straight of getting…

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reasons to   travel now

No.1 This TV series offers fresh inspiration to visit America’s most famous national park.In June, the Paramount cable network (formerly SpikeTV) debuted Yellowstone, which follows a rancher (Kevin Costner) fighting to protect his land from developers and claims by a reservation and the nearby national park. Filmed in Montana, the show captures the beauty of some of the nation’s wildest landscapes. July is Yellowstone’s busiest month, so wait out the masses and start planning a fall getaway now. Autumn brings dramatic colors and abundant wildlife-spotting as animals prepare for the winter. Embrace the crisp weather with a day hike (rangers can recommend the best route for your skill level and preferred sights) or a soak in the Boiling River, a natural hot tub near the Wyoming-Montana border. —John ScarpinatoThe Institute…

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call of the wild

I WAS STUCK IN THE MUD WHEN THE WILD PIGS ARRIVED.It wasn’t just any mud: it was Amazonian mud, in one of the wildest stretches of rain forest a boat can safely reach. I had come to the Tambopata National Reserve, more than a thousand protected square miles in southeastern Peru, on a visit organized by Rainforest Expeditions, a tour operator that owns and manages lodges where travelers can experience the biodiversity of the region while assisting the scientists working there. I was looking at a band-tailed manakin, a bird the size of a teacup and the color of sunset, putting on a show for a prospective mate. It crossed my mind, as I watched the manakin displaying its plumage, that I’d never seen anything more beautiful.Then I caught the…

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more citizen-science adventures

STUDY ELEPHANTS IN KENYAOn this expedition with EarthWatch Institute, an organization that supports fieldwork around the world, travelers study human-animal conflict, helping farmers protect crops while minimizing the impact of agriculture on native elephants. earthwatch.org; 12-day trips from $2,995.MAP CORAL REEFS IN OMANMusandam, a rocky exclave jutting into the Persian Gulf, is home to a little-studied reef ecosystem. With Biosphere Expeditions, scuba-certified travelers can stay on a research boat, conducting survey dives and synthesizing data that directly inform conservation. biosphere-expeditions.org; seven-day trips from $2,770.MONITOR SIBERIAN TIGERSThere are only about 530 of these animals left in the world. For Natural World Safaris, conservationist Alexander Batalov leads small groups to set and collect camera traps to document the animals’ movements. naturalworldsafaris.com; seven-day trips from $3,150.FIND TREASURE IN PUERTO RICOPara la Naturaleza manages…