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Monday, June 30, 2008
Feathered Pipe Ranch
GET OUT OF TOUCH
Declare your independence from electronic gadgets! Here are six vacation spots where PDAs, internet connections, and even TVs are becoming a thing of the past. Also, check out our slide show of these locations. read more
This Just In
FROM OUR BLOG: THIS JUST IN
The number of travel agents in the U.S. is down 30 percent since 2000. But there are still times when an agent can be your greatest trip-planning asset. GET THE DETAILS
Cherry blossoms
FEATURE
Some boys are mad for soccer or skateboards. But writer Dorothy Kalins's son, Lincoln, has always been a sushi-rolling, Pokémon-watching kind of kid. At 15, he finally got to go to the country he'd always loved from afar. Find out how his trip went and see photos in our slide show. read more
IN CASE YOU MISSED IT…
10 Places, No Cars Gas prices, traffic, kids screaming in the backseat—it's enough to make you want to get out and walk… Video: Colombia Uncut The country is becoming a buzzed-about destination. Curious? Check out our footage of Cartagena and Taganga… Girlfriend Getaways: Boy Scouting in Austin We scoped out the guys in Texas's coolest city.
Lisa and Michael have Vienna's Liechenstein Museum to themselves
CALLING ALL READERS
Are you traveling somewhere in the next month or so? Would you like your trip to be extraordinary? Each issue, we're giving a reader (and his/her companions) a surprise experience to make a vacation more memorable. Past Upgradees threw the first pitch of a professional baseball game and had an entire museum to themselves—what your surprise will be depends on you: Tell us why and where you're going, some of your interests, and what you're excited to do when you arrive. We'll take it from there.
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Hubbard Glacier, Glacier Bay National Park and Preserve
THE REAL DEALS
Keep an eye out for humpback whales and towering glaciers as you sail north from Vancouver to Ketchikan, Juneau, and Skagway, and then back south to Seattle, quaint Astoria, Ore., and San Francisco on this 14-night cruise, with meals, from $1,479. why it's a deal
Magdeburger Bridge, Hamburg, Germany Visit the fairy-tale Neuschwanstein Castle in the Bavarian Alps, cruise the Rhine River, wander the Black Forest, and check out Berlin's art scene—these are only a handful of the remarkable experiences packed into this 11-night tour, with airfare, from $2,045.
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Jeff Dickey
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