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Archive: April 2007
apr 30

Girlfriends Getaway to the Emerald City

It's all about Chicago; where to eat, sleep, and drink.
apr 30

Today's travel intel

America's top architectural wonders, US Airways' reservation system, a freebie, and more.
apr 30

Pets are now welcome in Hawaii

The tropical islands throw a bone to vacationers by changing its rules, and hotels respond.
apr 27

Last chance to win $500!

It's the last day to enter the Blog-Off Contest.
apr 27

Retiring abroad

If you've ever thought about retiring to Mexico on $600 a month, you'll find a definitive article on the topic.
apr 26

Today's travel intel

Wireless hot spots, a space shuttle, flirting tips, and more.
apr 26

Today's travel intel

Harry Potter and The Simpsons are the latest pop-culture icons to get rides devoted to them.
apr 26

Share your supermarket souvenir

Love foreign groceries as much as we do? Now you can prove it.
apr 26

Those wacky low-fare guarantees

Find a cheaper deal on another site? Would be great to get the difference, right? Good luck—the airlines are against you on that one.
apr 26

And now for something different

Artists who decorate ordinary cars in ways beyond your wildest imaginings.
apr 25

Try French culture at about a third off

Perhaps you're put off by the weak buying power of the dollar against the euro, which makes France unusually pricey this summer.
apr 25

Our senior picture editor talks photography

You can see the beautiful photography in the latest issue of Girlfriend Getaways.
apr 25

How to become a travel blogger

Whether you do it for the cash or to enhance your travel experience, peruse our 10 tips for good reasons to blog.
apr 25

London summer trip for $780 after taxes

A surprise sale from British Airways.
apr 24

The taxing has to stop

Airline passengers pay an extraordinary amount—what's to be done?
apr 24

Fees for trees...Vote in our poll!

Would you pay a little extra on your fare to offset the carbon footprint?
apr 24

Today's travel intel

Sick passengers, European railways, and a little bit of history.
apr 24

Our readers talk about using money abroad

Readers share their tips on carrying money overseas.
apr 24

Skybus starts flying with $10 fares

The new low-cost carrier debuts—and makes Columbus a winner.
apr 23

Fare deals for right-brained folks

Until now, there's been a common flaw with most Web travel agencies and fare-searching sites: They've been created by geeks.
apr 23

Today's travel intel

New connections for smaller cities, our favorite food blogger, new websites, and more.
apr 23

Pain at the pump...and a new way to cut costs

Gas prices continue to soar into the oblivion—but don't distress. We've got a few ways to ease the pain.
apr 20

Sick of shopping for a cheap flight?

Looking for fares on the cheap is a maddening game. Let some of these sites do the work for you.
apr 20

Coolest reader thrill

We unveil the winning entry.
apr 20

Is the U.S. travel advisory for Mexico fair?

In response to recent narcotics-related violence, Americans travelers are warned to use caution in unfamiliar areas.
apr 20

Banning seniors from renting cars

A Hawaiian cowboy, a Japanese sampler, and no rental cars for seniors? All in today's Travel Intel.
apr 20

Avoid identity theft in three surprising ways

Savvy tips on safeguarding your financial information when you travel.
apr 19

Is it a lame idea to digitize your trip pictures?

It might be better than just stuffing them in a shoe box ... either way, here are some websites that can help.
apr 19

Vote for The Smart Traveler's Passport!

Reader's Digest has included our new book of reader tips.
apr 19

Today's budget travel intel

Trip-planning for parents, London in the summer, and signage overseas.
apr 19

Check your bags downtown before you fly

Checking in at the train station? Not so odd anymore in these forward-thinking cities.
apr 18

An easier way to read Web articles

If you haven't heard of RSS feeds, you're in for a treat.
apr 18

Today's travel intel

Videos on Google Maps, a new Disney theme park, and the best airline in the world—all in today's edition.
apr 18

The Lost Girls monkey around in Peru

The Lost Girls tussle with hairy friends at the Monkey Island Preserve in the Peruvian rain forest.
apr 18

Renting a car in Las Vegas? Take your time

McCarran International Airport opened a new rental-car facility with all its companies in one place—three miles from the airport.
apr 18

Rosie O'Donnell's cruise company caves in

Under fire, the cruise company decides it won't stop at Bermuda.
apr 17

Girlfriend Getaways!

The new issue of Girlfriend Getaways makes us proud like parents.
apr 17

Italians pick their country's best restaurants

Christopher Winner, the Rome-based editor of The American magazine, shares his top picks for dining in Italy.
apr 17

"43 places" is just the beginning

Ever wanted to go between the moon and New York City? At this site, you can browse hundreds of different places both familiar and fictional.
apr 17

Readers respond to our 15 for 15 list

Among the passionate complaints to our 15 Places to Visit before age 15 is the question: "What planet are you all living on?"
apr 17

Today's fare sales

Airtran is running a two-day fare sale.
apr 17

Bargains become harder to track in East Africa

The price for visiting tourist attractions in Africa has got through the roof in the last few years.
apr 16

Continental's good deed

What I found notable was that Continental will put passengers up even if the missed connection is due to weather, something airlines have traditionally taken no responsibility for.
apr 16

Prove you're not a terrorist

The author's name comes up on at least one of the U.S. government watch lists—making travel difficult and often intimidating.
apr 16

Cute Animals Alert

Here's a spotlight on babies born recently at top U.S. zoos.
apr 16

Report from L.A. (part two)

Newspaper travel sections and their woes.
apr 16

Report from L.A. (part one)

A Walt Disney Concert Hall tour.
apr 16

Go on, bring the kids

Figuring out hotels that are child-friendly is difficult in the U.S., let alone overseas.
apr 16

JetBlue hanging up on customers?

The airline carrier has stopped taking customer calls—is it due to a crisis?
apr 16

Blog-Off Contest!

Want a chance to be a travel blogger?
apr 16

Rome, Italy--New rules at the Vatican Museums

Thanks to newly reduced hours, the wait to get to the ticket booth at Vatican Museums has grown even longer.
apr 13

Storm alert: Six tips for stranded travelers

What to do when Mother Nature messes up your flight plans.
apr 13

Sweet Tahiti getaway

Tahiti is bliss incarnate, which is why you should consider booking a last-minute air-hotel package for a six-night stay from Air Tahiti Nui, starting at $1,252 per person.
apr 13

Bargain eats in Barcelona

Budget Travel's top picks on where to dine-out in this Spanish city.
apr 13

Face-to-face airplane seating?!

British Airways and several other airlines are discussing plans to alternate the direction that seats are pointed in their planes.
apr 13

A best-selling novelist talks travel

Read a new book excerpt from Arthur Phillips, author of the novel Prague and hear his opinions on literary tourism.
apr 13

The best guide to public transport globally

We salute Gadling for spotlighting a new website, Urbanrail.net.
apr 13

Travel lingo: What is "poorism"?

The new trend in tours is to allow travelers to see the wretched of the earth up-close.
apr 13

Family travel: California theme parks deal

The Southern California CityPass gives the term "marketing gimmick" a good name.
apr 13

Gay travel: Bermuda opens up

Bermuda's premier, Ewart Brown, takes a stand against bigots on the island.
apr 13

Do guidebooks still matter?

Have travel guidebooks become irrelevant— outdated before they even hit the shelves?
apr 12

$250 off fares to Guatemala

Budget-conscious travel blogger Tim Leffel spotlights a cheap fare to Guatemala.
apr 12

It's a low-fare world

...We're just flying in it. Recent news points out that the growth of smaller airlines isn't going to stop any time soon—and that the traditional airline business model is in trouble.
apr 12

Singles trips: "My Girlfriends Are Boring!"

Use our roundup of helpful resources when you're ready to travel alone.
apr 12

Coolest bridges of the world

Check out our slide show of the world's most iconic bridges. (Hint: The super-gorgeous photos are the last five.)
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