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Monday, February 4, 2008
Sé Catedral in Évora
FEATURE STORY
Friendly people, beautiful countryside, and delicious food and wine…. The Alentejo region of southern Portugal has everything that those famous areas in Europe have—except the crowds. Check out our slide show of gorgeous photos taken under the Alentejan sun.
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FROM OUR BLOG: THIS JUST IN
A passenger who felt cheated by Delta because most of her plane seat was taken over by the overweight woman sitting next to her complained recently and got a refund and an apology. But such situations aren't dealt with consistently, and the number of obese passengers isn't going to shrink any time soon. Where does the burden lie: On the airlines—who should accommodate obese passengers at no extra charge? Or on obese passengers—who should pay for the extra seat space they occupy? post a comment
Iguazú Falls
THE REAL DEALS
Round-trip airfare, transfers, and five nights split between swinging Rio de Janeiro and breathtaking Iguazú Falls, from $850 per person.
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IN CASE YOU MISSED IT…
Best Values 2008 is our list of TripAdvisor's Top 100 Best Value hotels around the world, with quotes from travelers who have actually stayed in them…. Wine Country Weekends offers advice about where to stay and uncork the fun in six U.S. wine-making regions…. Slide Show: Japanese Fashion Loosens Up showcases photos of what the kids are wearing on the sidewalks and catwalks of Tokyo.
Cat Head, a store devoted to blues music and folk art
ROAD TRIP
The Civil War is a recent memory and blues legends loom large in the cotton fields and swamp towns of the lower Mississippi Delta.
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The Christian Medehanyalem Church
THE REAL DEALS
A "free companion fare" sale lets you fly round-trip to Addis Ababa, the capital at the base of the Entoto Mountains, from $815 per person—including four one-way flights each within Ethiopia. Twenty-eight other African destinations are also on sale.
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Amy Langfield
ONLINE TRIP COACH
Amy Langfield of NewYorkology.com, a blog about NYC activities and event listings, answers your questions on Tuesday, February 5, at noon (ET). Submit a question now
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20 TIPS
If you choose not to purchase the car rental company's collision insurance and rely instead on the insurance that's provided by your credit card, you should make sure you have a backup card available. In the unhappy event that you crash the car, the rental company can charge your credit card for the damages—and if they're extensive, you could find yourself with a maxed-out credit card and no source of funds. —George H. Giffen, York, Pa.
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