Travel and Leisure is a glossy, glamorous publication, one that's a treat to leaf through on a cold winter's evening. Its focus on "the best", while interesting enough, is utterly useless for the average American who must travel on a budget. Once in a while, a photo or an article from this magazine will prompt me to look into a town or region to visit, but as far as practical suggestions go, there's a glaring absence. While the glitzy 4 star hotels are impressive, staying in little known, cozy and comfortable, local inns, or even renting a vacation house, is our first choice, but T & L is of no help with that.
Oriented towards the American & European travels, this magazine is great for browsing and checking out places one has never been to. It is definitely not for budget travelers (in which Budget Travel Magazine would better served) or for those who doesn't live in hotels. The magazine does publish a Top 500 World's Best Hotels annually for those interested in the best of the hospitality industry. Otherwise, it is one of the magazines which I love traveling with, especially when … more
After 21 years as a school psychologist, I now work part-time at two local historical museums, giving tours and teaching special programs. This leaves me more time to enjoy my little grandchildren, and … more
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