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Monday, June 23, 2008
The 14th-century tower, usually left open so visitors can savor the view
A VILLAGE IS REBORN
Ancient Italian villages are being turned into a new kind of hotel, where the rooms are spread out across town and you share the streets with residents. One of the best of these alberghi diffusi is Sextantio, in the Abruzzi mountains. Plus, check out our slide show of this fairy-tale village. read more
AFFORDABLE EUROPE
In Italy, even private sublets are pricey during the summer. But they can still be better values than hotels. You'll find listings posted in English on Craigslist and on the booking service Venere, plus in Italian on Kijiji. Here are more tips on apartment rentals and staying on a farm or at a convent. read more
The remains of a 16th-century Spanish tower
SLIDE SHOW
Secluded Sardinia lies far enough from the mainland that few Americans have sampled its old-world charms. But November 2007 saw the debut of discount air service between New York City and Sardinia's capital, Cagliari. Get inspired by photos of prehistoric ruins and rugged landscapes in our slide show. read more
This Just In
FROM OUR BLOG: THIS JUST IN
We're wondering whether summer road trips will remain an American rite of passage. A lot of now-pricey gas was burned up across Route 66 in Jack Kerouac's On the Road—and a lot has changed since the 1950s. For instance, there are over 45,000 miles of interstate and thousands of McDonald's. Is the epic road trip headed for a dead end? And if you are hitting the road this summer, are you scaling back your plans? post a comment now
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Farmland in Lancaster County, Pennsylvania
THE REAL DEALS
We've added hotels in California, Colorado, Georgia, Illinois, and Maryland to our roundup of packages with gas cards and rebates to alleviate some of that pain at the pump. why it's a deal
Nyhavn Canal in Copenhagen, Denmark Enjoy fresh seafood in Copenhagen, take a stroll down bustling Nevsky Prospekt in St. Petersburg, or bring home handmade embroidery from Tallinn. These are just a few of the highlights of this weeklong, five-country cruise, from $899. why it's a deal
Rick Garman
ONLINE TRIP COACH
Rick Garman, author of Moon Handbooks Las Vegas and head writer for Vegas4Visitors.com, answers your questions about Vegas on Tuesday, June 24, at noon (ET). Submit a question now.
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