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Why Richmond Could Be the Country's Next Must-visit Art Destination

Travel and Leisure - Sat, 06/02/2018 - 10:46
<p>With its striking design courtesy of <a href="http://www.stevenholl.com/" target="_blank">Steven Holl Architects</a>, Virginia Commonwealth University’s <strong><a href="https://icavcu.org/" target="_blank">Institute for Contemporary Art</a></strong> is not your average collegiate gallery. Its debut this spring has given art and architecture buffs new cause to visit the institute’s hometown.</p><img alt="Exterior of the institute for Contemporary Art at the Virginia Commonwealth University "src="https://cdn-image.travelandleisure.com/sites/default/files/styles/1600x1000/public/1527782446/institute-for-contemporary-art-richmond-RTTRICHMOND0618.jpg?itok=YUyccyob"><p>“<a href="http://www.travelandleisure.com/articles/trip-ideas-richmond-virginia" target="_blank">Richmond</a> has an incredibly vibrant cultural scene,” says ICA chief curator Stephanie Smith. “We hope to connect that community with the international art world.”</p><p>The ICA’s inaugural exhibition, “<a href="https://icavcu.org/exhibitions/declaration/" target="_blank">Declaration</a>” <em>(through Sept. 9)</em>, explores art’s power to spark change: one piece lets visitors record their own “declarations,” while another invites guests to bring in clothing in need of repair, which a volunteer will fix on the spot.</p><p>If you’re in town in the coming months, catch the reflective “<a href="https://thevalentine.org/exhibition/monumental-richmonds-monuments-1607-2018/" target="_blank">Monumental: Richmond’s Monuments (1607–2018)</a>” at another noteworthy museum, the <a href="https://thevalentine.org/" target="_blank"><strong>Valentine</strong></a> <em>(July 4–Jan. 2, 2019)</em>, an institution focusing on the city’s history and culture, and “<a href="https://www.vmfa.museum/exhibitions/exhibitions/howardena-pindell-remains-seen/" target="_blank">Howardena Pindell: What Remains to Be Seen</a>,” a survey on the activist-artist at the <a href="https://www.vmfa.museum/" target="_blank"><strong>Virginia Museum of Fine Arts</strong></a> <em>(Aug. 25–Nov. 25)</em>.</p><p>Book a room at the <a data-ecommerce="true" href="https://www.booking.com/hotel/us/quirk.html" target="_blank">Quirk Hotel</a> <em>(doubles from $169)</em>, a cheerful, cheeky hideaway built in a 1916 department store, and snag a souvenir at menswear destination <strong><a href="https://jackson-james.com/" target="_blank">Jackson &amp; James</a></strong> or clothing and housewares shop <a href="http://needsupply.com/" target="_blank"><strong>Need Supply Co.</strong></a></p><p>The latter is just a short drive from <a href="https://maymont.org/" target="_blank"><strong>Maymont</strong></a>, a 100-acre Victorian estate that’s home to Japanese gardens and a 33-room mansion.</p><p>Sample <a href="http://www.travelandleisure.com/articles/a-shore-thing-march-1998" target="_blank">Chesapeake Bay</a> oysters and Virginia brews at <a href="https://www.rroysters.com/restaurants/rapp-session" target="_blank"><strong>Rapp Session</strong></a>, but save room for dinner at <a href="http://www.lopossum.com/" target="_blank"><strong>L’Opossum sur la Colline de l’Orégon</strong></a> <em>(entrées $22–$36)</em>, where the playful names (one dish is called “C’mon Simone, let’s talk about your big halibut”) belie a seriously sophisticated approach to food.</p>
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Why Richmond Could Be the Country's Next Must-visit Art Destination

Travel and Leisure - Sat, 06/02/2018 - 10:46
<p>With its striking design courtesy of <a href="http://www.stevenholl.com/" target="_blank">Steven Holl Architects</a>, Virginia Commonwealth University’s <strong><a href="https://icavcu.org/" target="_blank">Institute for Contemporary Art</a></strong> is not your average collegiate gallery. Its debut this spring has given art and architecture buffs new cause to visit the institute’s hometown.</p><img alt="Exterior of the institute for Contemporary Art at the Virginia Commonwealth University "src="http://cdn-image.travelandleisure.com/sites/default/files/styles/1600x1000/public/1527782446/institute-for-contemporary-art-richmond-RTTRICHMOND0618.jpg?itok=YUyccyob"><p>“<a href="http://www.travelandleisure.com/articles/trip-ideas-richmond-virginia" target="_blank">Richmond</a> has an incredibly vibrant cultural scene,” says ICA chief curator Stephanie Smith. “We hope to connect that community with the international art world.”</p><p>The ICA’s inaugural exhibition, “<a href="https://icavcu.org/exhibitions/declaration/" target="_blank">Declaration</a>” <em>(through Sept. 9)</em>, explores art’s power to spark change: one piece lets visitors record their own “declarations,” while another invites guests to bring in clothing in need of repair, which a volunteer will fix on the spot.</p><p>If you’re in town in the coming months, catch the reflective “<a href="https://thevalentine.org/exhibition/monumental-richmonds-monuments-1607-2018/" target="_blank">Monumental: Richmond’s Monuments (1607–2018)</a>” at another noteworthy museum, the <a href="https://thevalentine.org/" target="_blank"><strong>Valentine</strong></a> <em>(July 4–Jan. 2, 2019)</em>, an institution focusing on the city’s history and culture, and “<a href="https://www.vmfa.museum/exhibitions/exhibitions/howardena-pindell-remains-seen/" target="_blank">Howardena Pindell: What Remains to Be Seen</a>,” a survey on the activist-artist at the <a href="https://www.vmfa.museum/" target="_blank"><strong>Virginia Museum of Fine Arts</strong></a> <em>(Aug. 25–Nov. 25)</em>.</p><p>Book a room at the <a data-ecommerce="true" href="https://www.booking.com/hotel/us/quirk.html" target="_blank">Quirk Hotel</a> <em>(doubles from $169)</em>, a cheerful, cheeky hideaway built in a 1916 department store, and snag a souvenir at menswear destination <strong><a href="https://jackson-james.com/" target="_blank">Jackson &amp; James</a></strong> or clothing and housewares shop <a href="http://needsupply.com/" target="_blank"><strong>Need Supply Co.</strong></a></p><p>The latter is just a short drive from <a href="https://maymont.org/" target="_blank"><strong>Maymont</strong></a>, a 100-acre Victorian estate that’s home to Japanese gardens and a 33-room mansion.</p><p>Sample <a href="http://www.travelandleisure.com/articles/a-shore-thing-march-1998" target="_blank">Chesapeake Bay</a> oysters and Virginia brews at <a href="https://www.rroysters.com/restaurants/rapp-session" target="_blank"><strong>Rapp Session</strong></a>, but save room for dinner at <a href="http://www.lopossum.com/" target="_blank"><strong>L’Opossum sur la Colline de l’Orégon</strong></a> <em>(entrées $22–$36)</em>, where the playful names (one dish is called “C’mon Simone, let’s talk about your big halibut”) belie a seriously sophisticated approach to food.</p>
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Get 33% off Three-Night Stays at a Stately Beaux Arts Hotel in DC

Travel and Leisure - Sat, 06/02/2018 - 10:33
<p><em>T+L launched Operation Vacation to inspire workers to use their days off and get away, offering exclusive travel discounts as incentive. For the latest deals on hotels, airfare, cruises, and trip packages, visit <a href="http://www.travelandleisure.com/operation-vacation" target="_blank">travelandleisure.com/operation-vacation</a></em></p><p>Washington, D.C.: 33 percent off the Jefferson Hotel, a Beaux Arts gem with Monticello-inspired touches, including leather-bound volumes and original documents signed by the namesake president. </p><p>3-for-the-price-of-2 includes:</p>Three nights in a Classic Queen room (Premier King, Deluxe King, and Deluxe Suites are also available)<p>Original Price: From $355 per night.</p><p><strong>T+L Price:</strong> From $237 per night; book by September 16 for travel through September 16.</p><p>Booking details: Book <a href="https://www.jeffersondc.com/jefferson-offers/3-for-the-price-of-2/" target="_blank">online</a> or call 202/448-2300.</p>
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Get 33% off Three-Night Stays at a Stately Beaux Arts Hotel in DC

Travel and Leisure - Sat, 06/02/2018 - 10:33
<p><em>T+L launched Operation Vacation to inspire workers to use their days off and get away, offering exclusive travel discounts as incentive. For the latest deals on hotels, airfare, cruises, and trip packages, visit <a href="http://www.travelandleisure.com/operation-vacation" target="_blank">travelandleisure.com/operation-vacation</a></em></p><p>Washington, D.C.: 33 percent off the Jefferson Hotel, a Beaux Arts gem with Monticello-inspired touches, including leather-bound volumes and original documents signed by the namesake president. </p><p>3-for-the-price-of-2 includes:</p>Three nights in a Classic Queen room (Premier King, Deluxe King, and Deluxe Suites are also available)<p>Original Price: From $355 per night.</p><p><strong>T+L Price:</strong> From $237 per night; book by September 16 for travel through September 16.</p><p>Booking details: Book <a href="https://www.jeffersondc.com/jefferson-offers/3-for-the-price-of-2/" target="_blank">online</a> or call 202/448-2300.</p>
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Save 30% off a Luxury Spa Getaway in Burgundy

Travel and Leisure - Sat, 06/02/2018 - 10:15
<p><em>T+L launched Operation Vacation to inspire workers to use their days off and get away, offering exclusive travel discounts as incentive. For the latest deals on hotels, airfare, cruises, and trip packages, visit <a href="http://www.travelandleisure.com/operation-vacation" target="_blank">travelandleisure.com/operation-vacation</a></em></p><p>France: 30 percent off a luxury spa getaway at <a href="http://www.bernard-loiseau.com/en/information/reservation/" target="_blank">La Villa Loiseau des Sens</a>, the new spa at the adjacent Relais &amp; Chateaux hotel, which is renowned for its two-star Michelin restaurant and lush gardens. </p><p>Gastronomy &amp; Wellness in Burgundy includes:</p>One night in the new VIP Spa Suite at La Villa Loiseau des SensA VIP welcome, including a bottle of champagne, upon arrivalOne treatment per person in the La Villa des Sens’s private treatment room. Access to the Loiseau des Sens spa, which features a plant-covered roof, aqua bikes, and moreA five-course meal, including pairings, at Le Relais Bernard Loiseau's two-star Michelin restaurant (Note: the restaurant is closed on Tuesdays and Wednesdays)A private tour of the gastronomic kitchen and wine cellar, as well as an aperitif in the kitchenA signed copy of chef Patrick Bertron's cookbook<p>Original Price: 1638 euro (or $1,921 per night)</p><p><strong>T+L Price:</strong><b> </b>1145 euro (or $1,342 per night); valid travel through December 31, 2018.</p><p>Booking details:<b> </b>Use the code "Travel + Loiseau" when booking via the reservations department: Tel.: +33 3 80 90 53 53; contact@bernard-loiseau.com</p><p>Availability: Blackout dates apply.</p><p> </p>
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Save 30% off a Luxury Spa Getaway in Burgundy

Travel and Leisure - Sat, 06/02/2018 - 10:15
<p><em>T+L launched Operation Vacation to inspire workers to use their days off and get away, offering exclusive travel discounts as incentive. For the latest deals on hotels, airfare, cruises, and trip packages, visit <a href="http://www.travelandleisure.com/operation-vacation" target="_blank">travelandleisure.com/operation-vacation</a></em></p><p>France: 30 percent off a luxury spa getaway at <a href="http://www.bernard-loiseau.com/en/information/reservation/" target="_blank">La Villa Loiseau des Sens</a>, the new spa at the adjacent Relais &amp; Chateaux hotel, which is renowned for its two-star Michelin restaurant and lush gardens. </p><p>Gastronomy &amp; Wellness in Burgundy includes:</p>One night in the new VIP Spa Suite at La Villa Loiseau des SensA VIP welcome, including a bottle of champagne, upon arrivalOne treatment per person in the La Villa des Sens’s private treatment room. Access to the Loiseau des Sens spa, which features a plant-covered roof, aqua bikes, and moreA five-course meal, including pairings, at Le Relais Bernard Loiseau's two-star Michelin restaurant (Note: the restaurant is closed on Tuesdays and Wednesdays)A private tour of the gastronomic kitchen and wine cellar, as well as an aperitif in the kitchenA signed copy of chef Patrick Bertron's cookbook<p>Original Price: 1638 euro (or $1,921 per night)</p><p><strong>T+L Price:</strong><b> </b>1145 euro (or $1,342 per night); valid travel through December 31, 2018.</p><p>Booking details:<b> </b>Use the code "Travel + Loiseau" when booking via the reservations department: Tel.: +33 3 80 90 53 53; contact@bernard-loiseau.com</p><p>Availability: Blackout dates apply.</p><p> </p>
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Get 30% off Three-Night Stays at an Award-Winning Wellness Spa in Baja

Travel and Leisure - Sat, 06/02/2018 - 09:28
<p><em>T+L launched Operation Vacation to inspire workers to use their days off and get away, offering exclusive travel discounts as incentive. For the latest deals on hotels, airfare, cruises, and trip packages, visit <a href="http://www.travelandleisure.com/operation-vacation" target="_blank">travelandleisure.com/operation-vacation</a></em></p><p>Mexico: 30 percent off at <a href="http://https://www.rancholapuerta.com" target="_blank">Rancho La Puerta</a>, a 4,000-acre wellness resort offering daily activities ranging from hiking and hula hoop dancing to sound healing sessions.</p><p>Three-Night Stay includes:</p>Three nights in a Junior Villa or Villa Studio<em> </em>A $150 spa credit and access to fitness classes, hikes, lectures and workshops<p>Original Price: From $1,950 per person (or $650 per person night)</p><p><strong>T+L Price:</strong> From $1400 (or $466 per night); book by August 31 for travel from June 30 to September 8.</p><p>Booking details: To book, guests should share the promo code RLP-TL18 when calling 800-443-7565, or emailing <a href="mailto:reservations@rancholapuerta.com">reservations@rancholapuerta.com</a>.</p><p>Availability: For first-time guests only.</p>
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Get 30% off Three-Night Stays at an Award-Winning Wellness Spa in Baja

Travel and Leisure - Sat, 06/02/2018 - 09:28
<p><em>T+L launched Operation Vacation to inspire workers to use their days off and get away, offering exclusive travel discounts as incentive. For the latest deals on hotels, airfare, cruises, and trip packages, visit <a href="http://www.travelandleisure.com/operation-vacation" target="_blank">travelandleisure.com/operation-vacation</a></em></p><p>Mexico: 30 percent off at <a href="http://https://www.rancholapuerta.com" target="_blank">Rancho La Puerta</a>, a 4,000-acre wellness resort offering daily activities ranging from hiking and hula hoop dancing to sound healing sessions.</p><p>Three-Night Stay includes:</p>Three nights in a Junior Villa or Villa Studio<em> </em>A $150 spa credit and access to fitness classes, hikes, lectures and workshops<p>Original Price: From $1,950 per person (or $650 per person night)</p><p><strong>T+L Price:</strong> From $1400 (or $466 per night); book by August 31 for travel from June 30 to September 8.</p><p>Booking details: To book, guests should share the promo code RLP-TL18 when calling 800-443-7565, or emailing <a href="mailto:reservations@rancholapuerta.com">reservations@rancholapuerta.com</a>.</p><p>Availability: For first-time guests only.</p>
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Vermont Will Pay You $10,000 to Move There and Work From Home

Travel and Leisure - Sat, 06/02/2018 - 06:50
<p>Remote workers can <a href="http://www.travelandleisure.com/trip-ideas/how-to-get-remote-jobs" target="_blank">live anywhere in the world</a>. Why not live somewhere that will pay you?</p><p>The <a href="http://www.travelandleisure.com/colorful-vermont-fall-foilage-pictures" target="_blank">state of Vermont</a> will begin paying people $10,000 to pack up their lives and move there.</p><p>On Wednesday, Gov. Phil Scott signed the “<a href="https://legislature.vermont.gov/assets/Documents/2018/Docs/BILLS/S-0094/S-0094%20As%20Passed%20by%20Both%20House%20and%20Senate%20Unofficial.pdf" target="_blank">New Remote Worker Grant Program</a>,” which will pay people up to $10,000 to relocate to Vermont.</p><p>In response to the state’s rapidly aging population, Vermont is trying to bring in new blood. The program will fund 100 new <a href="http://www.travelandleisure.com/travel-news/working-from-home-bad-for-mental-health" target="_blank">remote workers</a> in 2019. The state has allotted an additional 20 workers for every year after that.</p><p>Starting Jan. 1, 2019, remote workers can apply for the $10,000 grant to cover moving expenses, co-working space memberships, and other professional needs. The grants will be distributed on a first-come, first-serve basis. Remote workers can receive up to $5,000 each year for two years.</p><p>To be eligible for the grant, remote workers must be employed full-time by an out-of-state business and work from a co-working space or home office. They must become full-time Vermont residents in 2019.</p><p>For those who wish to dip their toe in Vermont before committing to moving there, Vermont is also hosting a <a href="https://www.vermontvacation.com/staytostay" target="_blank">“Stay to Stay” weekend program</a>. Throughout the summer, potential new Vermonters can meet hiring employers and other young professionals while touring the state.</p>
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Vermont Will Pay You $10,000 to Move There and Work From Home

Travel and Leisure - Sat, 06/02/2018 - 06:50
<p>Remote workers can <a href="http://www.travelandleisure.com/trip-ideas/how-to-get-remote-jobs" target="_blank">live anywhere in the world</a>. Why not live somewhere that will pay you?</p><p>The <a href="http://www.travelandleisure.com/colorful-vermont-fall-foilage-pictures" target="_blank">state of Vermont</a> will begin paying people $10,000 to pack up their lives and move there.</p><p>On Wednesday, Gov. Phil Scott signed the “<a href="https://legislature.vermont.gov/assets/Documents/2018/Docs/BILLS/S-0094/S-0094%20As%20Passed%20by%20Both%20House%20and%20Senate%20Unofficial.pdf" target="_blank">New Remote Worker Grant Program</a>,” which will pay people up to $10,000 to relocate to Vermont.</p><p>In response to the state’s rapidly aging population, Vermont is trying to bring in new blood. The program will fund 100 new <a href="http://www.travelandleisure.com/travel-news/working-from-home-bad-for-mental-health" target="_blank">remote workers</a> in 2019. The state has allotted an additional 20 workers for every year after that.</p><p>Starting Jan. 1, 2019, remote workers can apply for the $10,000 grant to cover moving expenses, co-working space memberships, and other professional needs. The grants will be distributed on a first-come, first-serve basis. Remote workers can receive up to $5,000 each year for two years.</p><p>To be eligible for the grant, remote workers must be employed full-time by an out-of-state business and work from a co-working space or home office. They must become full-time Vermont residents in 2019.</p><p>For those who wish to dip their toe in Vermont before committing to moving there, Vermont is also hosting a <a href="https://www.vermontvacation.com/staytostay" target="_blank">“Stay to Stay” weekend program</a>. Throughout the summer, potential new Vermonters can meet hiring employers and other young professionals while touring the state.</p>
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