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Travel + Leisure October 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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taste the world

A fireside snack at Stedsans in the Woods, a foraging retreat in the Swedish countryside that made our list of great culinary trips. (MARIE LOUISE MUNKEGAARD)At Travel + Leisure, we know food is a huge factor in planning the perfect trip. That’s why, in this issue, we teamed up with our colleagues at Food & Wine to ask our favorite chefs and cultural figures about their formative food trips and bucket-list destination restaurants. Turn to page 41 to read 24 of their essential culinary journeys, then visit tandl.me/culinary-journeys for an expanded list of life-changing dishes and food pilgrimages. And there’s plenty more where that came from—check out tandl.me/food-drink for all our culinary travel coverage.Hit us with your best shot.We’re passionate about photography with a sense of place—and about supporting the…

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operation vacation

Get off the grid and reconnect with nature at Secret Bay, Dominica’s famed resort. (COURTESY OF SECRET BAY)At Travel + Leisure, we want every American to join us in committing to using all our vacation days this year. So we created Operation Vacation, a program of exclusive travel deals designed to inspire your next trip. Whatever experience you’re looking for, you’ll find dozens of terrific discounts on flights, hotels, cruises, and vacation packages at travelandleisure.com/operationvacation. Here are two of this month’s highlights.Noelle, Nashville30 PERCENT OFFThis sleek, 224-room property occupies the former Noel Place, which opened in 1930 as one of Nashville’s first luxury hotels. Located on the famous Printer’s Alley (just steps from the city’s main honky-tonk drag), it has newly restored Art Deco details such as terrazzo floors, brass…

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editor’s note

The guest rooms at Blackberry Farm have appealing design details like four-poster beds and chairs in gunclub-check tweed. (NATHAN LUMP)FOR SEVERAL YEARS—before the advent of smartphones—I traveled the world without a camera. My belief was that seeing things with my own eyes, rather than through a lens, would enrich my experience. I distinctly remember my first safari, going on game drives with other travelers kitted out with telephoto lenses and video cameras. Everyone thought I was crazy, but on one evening foray I was the only member of the group who got a glimpse of the elusive honey badger, because I wasn’t shooting the sunset (which was spectacular).Today I wish I had struck more of a balance. I have vivid memories of many of those trips, but memories do have…

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reasons to travel now

No. 1 The food and drink in Slovenia’s capital city has gotten even better.In gastronomic circles, Slovenia has been an open secret for some time now. In-the-know diners booked trips there for the natural and orange wines, the rural fine-dining restaurants, and the handful of acclaimed spots in Ljubljana. Now, word has gotten out about the country’s far-flung culinary highlights (thanks, Chef’s Table), and Ljubljana’s increasingly diverse restaurant landscape suggests its profile will only keep rising. Head there now for a taste of the city while reservations are still easy to come by.Check in to the gleaming, 165-room InterContinental (ihg.com; doubles from $163), Ljubljana’s first and only five-star hotel, which opened on the edge of Old Town last August. The city also got an introduction to world-class coffee last year, when Colombian…

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a new york state of wine

A sourdough tartine with ricotta, tomato confit, egg, and broccoli rabe at Graft Wine & Cider Bar, in the town of Watkins Glen, which serves wines exclusively from New York StateSerenity Vineyards, a family-run winery bordering Seneca Lake.THERE ARE DAYS when life makes you feel as though you’ve been poured into a blender and whizzed into a froth of nervous exhaustion. As a resident of New York City, I find this happens to me with disconcerting frequency. But when it does, I have a solution: hightail it 200 miles northwest, to the Finger Lakes.A patchwork of vineyards, apple orchards, hiking trails, and small, thriving towns, this bucolic region of New York State takes its name from 11 narrow glacial lakes between the cities of Rochester and Syracuse that run north…

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jane fonda takes france

(COURTESY OF JANE FONDA)Sea bass in a puff pastry shell, one of the signature dishes at Paul Bocuse, the chef’s namesake Lyon restaurant (CÉLINE CLANET)the sumptuous Imperial Suite at the Ritz Paris. (KIRA TURNBULL)the promenade along the Saône River in Lyon, a scenic place for a stroll (CÉLINE CLANET)Auguste Rodin’s The Thinker at Paris’s Musée Rodin (JUAN CAMILO BERNAL/GETTY IMAGES)LA SÉLECTION OFFICIELLEThis month, I’m going to Lyon, France, to receive a lifetime achievement award at the 10th Lumière Festival (festival-lumiere.org), one of the largest international festivals of classic cinema. It was in Lyon that Auguste and Louis Lumière invented the cinematograph, so it’s a special place for people who love and work in film.LYON À LA BOURDAINI first visited Lyon in my twenties, with my first husband, Roger Vadim, a…