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Archive: September 2007
sep 29

Insider's Guide to Beijing 2008

Beijing has never welcomed travelers as eagerly as it is welcoming them now.
sep 28

Epcot turns 25

And the people rejoiced! Why it's still the coolest "edu-tainment" around.
sep 28

Why I love New York

We're interested in why you love New York so much. You could see it in the 10th anniversary issue of the magazine!
sep 28

Question of the Week

The staff here at Budget Travel is stuck in meetings all day just like you. So let's put our heads together and start answering some tough travel questions. First up: Burlington, Vt.
sep 27

Stuck on the tarmac: How long is too long?

I've been quiet on the topic of the "passenger's bill of rights," because I'm a cynic about it.
sep 27

Nudity on Mt. Everest

Brrrrr. Nepal's mountaineering authorities are calling for a ban on nudity and attempts to set obscene records on the world's highest mountain.
sep 27

Favorite airport?!

The very phrase might seem ridiculous, but we want to hear from you—and find out why we like smaller ones so much.
sep 27

Too disabled to fly? A smart debate

Several readers have posted highly informed and impassioned comments about our previous blog post.
sep 26

Startling news about severe tarmac delays

Yep, it's worse than you think. Find out the sad story of statistics here.
sep 26

Federal law on airplane movies?

The Family Friendly Flights Act was introduced to the House of Representatives yesterday.
sep 26

Do you need travel insurance?

The largest travel insurance company, AIG Travel Guard, has revamped some of its policies, shaking up the industry.
sep 25

Rental condos become less risky

HomeAway.com wants you to start renting a condo—and they're improving their site to get you to do it.
sep 25

Sidewalk cafes heat up in NYC

Eating on the patio when it's snowing? There's a chance it could happen.
sep 24

Pet travel tips

One reader shares her foolproof tips for dogs, especially cute little Howard, a pug.
sep 24

Moving walkways

We now bring you a public service announcement on a pet peeve.
sep 24

Ask the Vegas expert

You can submit your questions for the live chat tomorrow.
sep 24

Love this trend!

The power of blogging just got Bostonians a new feature at Logan airport.
sep 24

Dazzling images from under the sea

Even Disney can't mimic the beauty of these real creatures in the Red Sea, the Great Barrier Reef, and elsewhere, photographed by a veteran.
sep 21

Get the best seat on Southwest

As noted earlier this week, Southwest is changing its boarding policy.
sep 21

Pluto flips out at Disneyland

It's not easy being a costumed mascot...
sep 21

How to cope as the dollar loses value

You don't need to spend a mint to have a vacation that leaves you grinning; just choose a a country where the U.S. dollar goes farther.
sep 20

Southwest dress code?!

In response to the fuss (hear more of our readers' opinions), the airline is slashing a few airfares. Get 'em while they're hot.
sep 20

Herodotus Wrecked?

Due to the popularity of Travels with Herodotus, it's hip to dig an ancient dude. But is the book all it's cracked up to be?
sep 20

More $10 fares! Skybus adds cities

Despite lots of snarky comments in the press and the blogosphere, this Columbus-based airline has packed its planes full of passengers.
sep 19

Southwest tweaks its boarding policy

Starting in early November, Southwest is going to automatically give passengers an assigned number within in its current boarding groups.
sep 19

Affordable hotels in New York City

Hot tips from the founder of ManhattanUsersGuide.com.
sep 19

Vegas contest and deals

You can enter The Great Las Vegas Giveaway.
sep 18

Too disabled to fly?

One man is suing because he's says he was willing and able to fly; the airline disagreed.
sep 18

A plea for help from the Vanilla Queen

She needs your help in the post-Hurricane aftermath (up to 90 percent of crops were destroyed).
sep 18

Webcomix get museum cred

In the form of an exhibit in New York City just for them.
sep 18

Trip planning gets easier

TripIt, debuting today, will save you from the endless mountain of reservations, receipts, and confirmation numbers.
sep 17

Ski deals

Two hot tips from someone who knows: a ski company rep.
sep 17

The best tourist traps?

Readers' opinions on the best places to get caught—especially with friends in town.
sep 14

Surfing the Web at 35,000 feet

Virgin America says it will be the first airline to offer wireless Internet access.
sep 14

The Antarctica one is really cool

We loved the exotic passport stamps that readers shared.
sep 14

"An airplane is not a nightclub..."

One Southwest employee defends the company against prudeness.
sep 14

Airlines take away perk from the Senate

Looks like they'll have to use Orbitz like the rest of us ...
sep 13

Should you need a passport to visit Canada?

Our readers are split on the issue.
sep 13

Southwest shames another woman

And two incidents are considered a trend in Internet journalism.
sep 12

Wistful thinking about Hawaii

It's one of the most beautiful places on earth, and ideal for honeymooners.
sep 11

Testicle festival

Yes, there is such a thing—but we missed it in our wacky festival roundup.
sep 10

Lord of the Skies: Air New Zealand

One traveler gets a nice surprise (imagine that) on a recent trip.
sep 10

Security for travelers

Meet the man who is uniting hotel owners, airline owners, law enforcement officials, and other travel groups for one thing: your safety.
sep 10

Flickr can help you buy a camera

The photo-sharing website now also gives advice; free of charge!
sep 07

180 readers tell off the airlines

And Northwest Airlines got the worst of it. All the juicy bits are here.
sep 07

9/11 memorial

Last night, I was walking home from dinner when I noticed that the gorgeous Woolworth Building is being garishly lit up with hot pink lights.
sep 06

Most popular blog posts

Readers have particularly liked the following items recently...
sep 06

A tourist trap I think I love

The Cliff House in San Francisco is our editor's new favorite place.
sep 06

Godspeed to a traveler's hero

Clarke Bynum, who saved the lives of several hundred travelers back in 2000, died this week of cancer.
sep 06

Calling all moms!

Have you mastered the art of planning a Disney vacation? You could win one!
sep 06

HP announces a neat GPS unit

The huge electronics maker knows how to deliver—download road trip itineraries and travel recommendations from other users.
sep 05

Report from San Francisco

When the weather's good, there's no prettier city in the U.S. See our take on the museums, food, and hotels.
sep 05

Fingerprints may replace e-tickets

It could be the ultimate in security and identity—but will it get you through the lines faster?
sep 05

Airline improvements?

They say they're going to have more planes, more flights, and more issues solved.
sep 05

Our readers tell off the airlines

And nearly every airline got zinged. All the comments are here.
sep 04

Do a 360 with the 7 Wonders

Don't have time to visit all seven? Get an up close and personal view by visiting this site.
sep 04

Stuck in an airport line? Spread the word!

It's a brave new world, one where you can access real-time updates on what to do at the airport.
sep 04

Dine Out in Fort Lauderdale

The Greater Fort Lauderdale Convention & Visitors Bureau is running a promotion.
sep 04

Virgin America on sale

And it's all starring San Francisco.
sep 03

How accurate is the weather forecast?

You might be able to trust your weatherman more than you think.

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