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Monday, March 31, 2008
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INSIDE KNOWLEDGE
When she isn't trying to open a hotel or being a professional shopper, Maryam Montague blogs about life in Morocco. We can't think of a better guide to this bewitching—but often rather bewildering—city. Plus, check out a slide show with gorgeous photos of Montague's favorite spots to eat, shop, and play. read more
FROM OUR BLOG: THIS JUST IN
BoltBus, a new super-discount express service operated by Greyhound, launched Thursday with service from New York to D.C. for $3. BoltBus joins a growing group of low-fare bus companies such as Megabus (which is expanding service like crazy), DC2NY, and various Chinatown buses. We took a ride on BoltBus yesterday and blogged about it here (we liked it, mostly). So can a $3 fare get you back on the bus?
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CALLING ALL GIRLFRIENDS
Let's hear it! We're putting together a guide to planning a bachelorette party, whether it's a wild night out or a weekend beach rental. E-mail your party tips—and any fun photos—to info@girlgetaways.com for a chance to be featured.
Another Bloody Water
SUPERMARKET SOUVENIR
Here's one way to stand out in a market flooded with bottled water: Replace the streams and mountains usually found on labels with a snarky sense of humor. Another Bloody Water is about $1.75 in Australian groceries. read more
IN CASE YOU MISSED IT…
Slide Show: Big Sur The dramatic scenery is clearly the star along California's Big Sur coast, but these nine hotels—all with double rooms for well under $200—come in a close second…. Expert Advice: Drink Beer Better Brewmasters and industry insiders weigh in on how to pour, store, and judge a fine beer—and survive a long night at the pub…. Flower and Garden Show Deals Celebrations of everything from cherry blossoms to dogwoods are popping up across the U.S., with affordable lodging packages.
Florence, Italy
THE REAL DEALS
Round-trip airfare, seven nights split between a central hotel in Florence and a B&B near Siena, and a rental car for tooling around the postcard-perfect countryside, from $979. why it's a deal
Adirondack chairs on the beach Spring and early-summer packages for kids and couples at a Martha's Vineyard resort, plus discounted nightly rates at several properties on Nantucket from $124 per night. why it's a deal
Jeff Dickey
ONLINE TRIP COACH
Jeff Dickey, coauthor of The Rough Guide to Washington, D.C., answers your questions on the nation's capital on Tuesday, April 1, at noon (ET). Submit a question now

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