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Thursday, March 6, 2008
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INSIDE KNOWLEDGE
A more unified Europe has made it simpler to go from one country into another. Driving on the continent, however, remains a challenge because of inconsistent traffic laws and road signs. We asked representatives of several rental-car companies about little-known rules and conventions. read more
Budget Travel's 10th Anniversary
ANNIVERSARY ISSUE
What travel-related innovation from the past 10 years or so has made your trips more enjoyable? The results so far may surprise you. There's still time to vote! The most-popular ones will be featured in our upcoming 10th anniversary special issue. vote now
The Roman Forum
FROM OUR BLOG: THIS JUST IN
For about a decade now, anyone in Rome could wander among the city's most famous ancient ruins for free, but beginning March 10, entrance tickets of €9 ($14) will be required. On the brighter side, four rooms with magnificently restored frescoes at the Emperor Augustus's palace on the Palatine Hill will reopen to the public the same day. We've got details and two money-saving tips. read post
IN CASE YOU MISSED IT…
Slide Show: Mind-blowing Hotels Artists and other creative types are having their way with hotel rooms, and they're thinking way outside the box…. Quiz: Think You Know New York City? Test your city smarts by taking our quiz—each answer reveals a tip for your next trip…. Confessions of the Travel Industry Our veterans, including an airline executive, a hotel inspector, and a Vegas massage therapist, tell all.
Harney & Sons tea
EXPERT ADVICE
Aficionados explain how to buy it, brew it, and slurp it. Tip 4: Stronger infusions go with stronger foods; Assam, a strong black tea from India, partners well with cream dishes. read more
Hofburg Palace
THE REAL DEALS
A discounted Untours package for two weeks in May split between an apartment in Vienna and one in the castle-studded countryside around Salzburg, plus a five-day rail pass and on-site support, from $1,576. why it's a deal
Rogue River, Oregon These packages combine adventures such as hiking, white-water rafting and sailing with gourmet dining, relaxing spa treatments, and yoga, from $399. why it's a deal
San'ai building, Tokyo, Japan Round-trip airfare, eight nights' accommodations in Tokyo, Kyoto, and Nara, a seven-day rail pass, bus transport, several guided tours, and airport transfers, from $2,279. why it's a deal
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