In Photos: Travel + Leisure readers name the world’s best cities 2018

In this year’s edition of the World’s Best Awards, readers of Travel + Leisure magazine were particularly enchanted with the Mexico, India and Southeast Asia, with cities from these countries and regions dominating the list of world’s best cities 2018. Take a look to see if you’ve visited any of the world’s best cities — or to see if you agree.

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The 25 Coolest Film Festivals in the World, 2018

What is it you’re after—the art of cool, or the cool of art?

The fact is, all of the most imaginative, surprising, and downright wild destinations tend to blur the fine line between the two. If the art of cool is measured by a fest’s ability to work with whatever iconic venues, raucous bars, and endearing local oddities its environment affords, then the cool of art is what’s waiting to be found within those stomping grounds—envelope-pushing programming, events that have never before been tried, let alone seen, and guests not afraid to make good trouble as they set trends.

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5 Things People Don’t Tell You About Travel Photography

It’s the number one question I get asked, whether it’s in conversation or on social media: “How do I get into travel photography?” And I always try to tell them the truth, and that while it’s amazing and an incredible job to get into (and there are many reasons why it’s so rewarding), travel photography is also very challenging, and has its difficulties, much like any job.

Yes, you get to travel and see some of the best places this world has to offer and work with some amazing brands and clients. But traveling and constantly being away from home can have its issues and downsides you have to prepare for before you jet set.

My hope is that these truths will prepare you for the realities of the job.

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Here’s the Full List of the ‘World’s 50 Best Restaurants’ For 2018

The news straight out of Bilbao, where hundreds of chefs and restaurateurs gathered today for the announcement of the annual ‘World’s 50 Best Restaurants,’ is that Massimo Bottura’s Osteria Francescana in Modena, Italy, is once again the “best,” after previously taking the top spot in 2016. Spain’s El Celler de Can Roca, which nabbed the No. 1 spot in 2015, is currently No. 2, and last year’s victor, Eleven Madison Park, is now ranked at No. 4. So much drama.

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How much to tip servers, taxi drivers, and hotel staff in 49 countries around the world

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Figuring out how much to tip— and when to tip — is already complicated enough in the country you live in. But in a different country where customs and practices vary, tipping can come with a whole new set of rules.

America has a reputation for tipping, while many European countries are known for not tipping. In fact, in some countries, tipping is even considered rude. More confusing yet are the countries where tipping isn’t common practice, but has tourist areas that expect tips regardless.

What’s a traveler to do?

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