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Travel + Leisure August 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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the 2018 world’s best awards

A view over the Grand Canal of the Aman Venice, at left, voted the No. 1 city hotel in Venice and No. 4 in Europe in our 2018 World’s Best Awards (page 25).SAVOR THE SUMMER…August may feel too late to plan a summer vacation, but we want to make sure you enjoy every single day of the season. Our last-minute trip ideas—including tips for a relaxing staycation, a list of the country’s best beach towns, and more—will help guide your warm-weather travel through Labor Day and beyond. tandl.me/late-summer-trips…AND PLAN A PERFECT TRIP FOR FALLWhile the dog days aren’t over just yet, we’re already looking forward to a cozy getaway and taking in some of the country’s autumnal landscapes. From Bar Harbor, Maine, to Taos, New Mexico, our roundup of colorful…

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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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operation vacation

Guests at Sydney’s Ovolo Woolloomooloo can relax in its industrial-style lobby lounge with complimentary wine or beer.Ovolo Woolloomooloo, Sydney35 PERCENT OFFA warehouse turned boutique hotel on Sydney’s historic Finger Wharf, Ovolo Woolloomooloo is a design-forward base from which to explore the city. The soaring lobby sets the tone with eclectic artwork and funky light fixtures, while the guest rooms are done in soothing taupe tones and have city or wharf views. After taking advantage of all the free amenities—Wi-Fi, mini-bars, breakfast, happy hour—explore the Sydney Harbour Bridge and the Sydney Opera House, both within strolling distance. The Details: 35 percent off two-night stays through September 30. Offer includes accommodation in a Superoo room, a tasting dinner for two at Alibi, and late checkout based on availability. Doubles from $300 per…

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editor’s note

At the Four Seasons Resort Bali at Sayan, alfresco breakfast is served on the Ayung Terrace, overlooking the jungle and the Ayung River below.LIKE MANY OF YOU, I’M SURE, when I read the results of our annual World’s Best Awards—the best of the best in travel, as rated by you, the world’s most sophisticated travelers—I scan first for places I already know and love, and then I look for ideas about where to go next. When this year’s results came in, I was in the middle of planning a trip to Asia, so I jumped at the chance to pop over to this year’s No. 1 Hotel in the World.Spoiler alert: If you haven’t already skipped ahead to the winners (page 25), I’m about to reveal the No. 1 Hotel…

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top 100 hotels

1 Four Seasons Resort Bali at Sayan Indonesia 98.222 Ballyfin County Laois, Ireland 98.003 Frangipani Beach Resort Anguilla 97.884 Inkaterra La Casona Cuzco, Peru 97.874 Inverlochy Castle Hotel Torlundy, Scotland 97.876 The Mulia Bali, Indonesia 97.817 Tierra Patagonia Hotel & Spa Torres del Paine, Chile 97.388 Temple House Chengdu, China 97.269 Nihi Sumba Island Indonesia 97.0610 Nayara Springs Arenal Volcano National Park, Costa Rica 97.0411 Oberoi Amarvilas Agra, India 97.02 ⋆12 Amandari Bali, Indonesia 96.9613 Four Seasons Resort Maldives at Kuda Huraa 96.9514 Inkaterra Hacienda Urubamba Sacred Valley, Peru 96.8414 Six Senses Douro Valley Lamego, Portugal 96.8416 Eolo – Patagonia’s Spirit El Calafate, Argentina 96.7117 Oberoi Rajvilas Jaipur, India 96.69 ⋆18 Gibb’s Farm Karatu, Tanzania 96.6219 La Residence Franschhoek, South Africa 96.5720 La Réserve—Hôtel & Spa Paris 96.4420 Viceroy Riviera…

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destination spas

Mii Amo, a celebrity-favorite retreat in Sedona, Arizona, takes inspiration from Native American wellness culture, offering moon-cycle therapies, sound healing, and meditation among the surrounding red rocks. (COURTESY OF MII AMO)TOP 5INTERNATIONAL SPAS1 Schloss Elmau Luxury Spa & Cultural Hideaway Elmau, Germany 96.832 COMO Shambhala Estate Bali, Indonesia 96.353 Rancho La Puerta Tecate, Mexico 95.83⋆4 BodyHoliday St. Lucia 93.845 Maya Tulum Resort Tulum, Mexico 86.62TOP 10DOMESTIC SPAS1 Mii Amo Sedona, Arizona 95.32⋆2 Golden Door San Marcos, California 93.783 Sunrise Springs Spa Resort Santa Fe, New Mexico 93.464 Miraval Arizona Resort & Spa Tucson, Arizona 92.465 Ojo Caliente Mineral Springs Resort & Spa Ojo Caliente, New Mexico 91.386 Lake Austin Spa Resort Austin, Texas 91.11⋆7 Lodge at Woodloch Hawley, Pennsylvania 90.108 The Ranch Malibu, California 88.229 Canyon Ranch Tucson, Arizona 87.7010…