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Thursday, October 18, 2007
Car Rentals
STRATEGIES
The rules of travel change so fast. If you feel like you haven't been keeping up, don't worry: It's our job to do it for you! The crisp fall weather has us thinking about hitting the road, so we've compiled the latest developments in car rentals and navigation—including two innovations worthy of our Extra Mile Awards. read more
THE REAL DEALS
Airfare, six nights' accommodations, and intercity transportation from $699 during the winter and spring off-season. why it's a deal
Ouzo candies from Greece
SLIDE SHOW
Caviar paste from Sweden, ouzo candies from Greece, and Mr. Potato Face chips from Mexico are a handful of the funny, quirky souvenirs brought home by BT staffers and readers. Check them out in our new slide show! read more
FROM THE BLOG: THIS JUST IN
Southwest Airlines finally killed off BoardFirst, a company that would get you one of the "A" boarding passes if you paid it $5. Any guesses how long until Southwest charges passengers extra if they want to board in the first group? —Erik Torkells
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A Late Dinner
SPAIN FOR FOODIES
In his new book, Paul Richardson, a longtime resident of Spain, chronicles his countrywide hunt for the traditions, landscapes, and locals that have contributed to Spanish tastes. We've reprinted an excerpt about Catalonia's aplecs, which Richardson describes as: "A uniquely Catalan concept, combining a vindication, workshop, and party. Almost every Catalan dish of note has its own aplec, usually in the town or village most closely associated with it. The king of them all is the calçotada." read more

Selections From the Cookbook 1080 Recipes:
Exterior view of Ta Phram Temple, Angkor, Cambodia
THE REAL DEALS
Airfare, nine nights' accommodations in Hanoi, Saigon, and Angkor—famous for its temple complex—plus guided sightseeing tours and regional transportation from $2,483. why it's a deal
The foot of Powell Street in San Francisco is a downtown transportation hub Three hotels in San Francisco, San Diego, and Cambria (near Hearst Castle) are offering fall packages from $106 per room per night.
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READER TIP
In the U.S., we know to dial 911 in emergencies, but other countries use different numbers. For that reason, the GSM phone systems have created a single emergency number: 112. If you dial 112 from a GSM phone in many countries, including the UK and all other EU countries, Australia, Singapore, and several others, you'll be connected immediately to emergency services. —Alan Brill, Staten Island, N.Y. read more
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