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Thursday, August 9, 2007
Tasty scones
PICKY AND PROUD OF IT
For all its swank and glamour, a formal afternoon tea still has a place in British society. Of course, you'll see Russians surrounded by shopping bags and bodyguards, Japanese photographing the teapot, and Americans buried in guidebooks. But you'll hear British accents, too, as they celebrate, or seduce, or do a deal. Here are the best spots. read more
FROM OUR BLOG: THIS JUST IN
We recently hopped aboard the new budget airline Virgin America to see what it's like. We found clever mood lighting, comfy leather seats, and a minibar stocked with water and soft drinks for coach-class passengers. read post
Annual Tug Fest
SAVE THE DATE
At this weekend's Tug Fest, it's Iowa versus Illinois, with male and female teams from each state heaving on ropes in three-minute contests. Keeping things lively are local bands, a hometown heroes parade, and a huge show of fireworks shot off from a barge diplomatically situated on the Mississippi River between state lines. read more
THE REAL DEALS
With the two-year anniversary of Hurricane Katrina on August 29 and a flurry of hotel and restaurant promotions, it's time to pay tribute—and party—in the Big Easy.
why it's a deal
Barcelona's Park Guell Barcelona, Zaragoza, and Santiago de Compostela are among the highlights of this six-city tour, with airfare and meals, from $2,049.
why it's a deal
Round-trip airfare, train travel, and six nights split between Tel Aviv and Jerusalem, from $999 per person. why it's a deal
Signspotting
CALLING ALL READERS
Hundreds of readers submitted photo captions, and we've posted the best ones. Vote for your favorite and come back on August 16 to see who wins. read more
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