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Budget Travel
Thursday, July 12, 2007
A.J. Kinik and Michelle Marek
FEATURE STORY
Once again, bloggers are having their way with Budget Travel: A.J. Kinik and Michelle Marek—who write a wonderful blog, "…an endless banquet"—show us all where to eat, shop, and play in the city that they obsess over better than anyone else. read more
FROM OUR BLOG: THIS JUST IN
This fall, it'll be easier for us Americans to hop onto Europe's low-cost airlines. There are two reasons: American Airlines will start flying directly to London's Stansted airport, which is the hub for many supercheap airlines. And one of those low-cost airlines, Easyjet, has begun selling vacation packages online. So now it's simpler to book a cheap flight and a discounted hotel room. There's one major catch, though: Europe's discount airlines have ridiculously tight weight restrictions for your luggage. read post
Iron Wine
SUPERMARKET SOUVENIR
This makes twist-off caps look traditional: Iron Wine sells malbec cabernet and chenin blanc in aluminum cans. The 12-ounce cans ("When a bottle is too much but a glass is too little!" says ironwine.com) are available at upscale shops and bars in Argentina for $2 to $6. read more
THE REAL DEALS
Airfare, some meals, and seven nights split between resorts in the rain forest and on the Playa Blanca strip, from $1,168. why it's a deal
Airfare, rental car, and six nights split between a lovely hillside hotel and garden complex in Le Marche and a 9th-century castle in Abruzzo, two relatively untouristed regions by the Adriatic coast. why it's a deal
Budget Travel Online readers can receive a 10 percent discount on tours of a trio of Australian sites: the Sydney Opera House, the sandstone Blue Mountains, and the world's greatest monolith, Ayers Rock. why it's a deal
Signspotting
CALLING ALL READERS
Hundreds of readers submitted photo captions for our contest, and we've chosen the finalists. Vote for your favorite and come back on July 17 to see who wins. read more
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