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Monday, July 21, 2008
Vintage street lamps and Eiffel Tower
TRIVIA QUIZ
Find out just how much you know about the City of Light (so named for its early use of street lights) by taking our 12-question quiz. Each answer reveals a neat tip for your next visit. read more
A guest room at Marchand House
A WARM WELCOME
Faced with too many visitors, the city of Paris asked its citizens to open their homes as B&Bs. It doesn't get more authentique than that. Our slide show of the B&Bs will tempt you to book a stay.
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This Just In
FROM OUR BLOG: THIS JUST IN
Planning to visit Rome? If your trip includes the Spanish Steps, the Trevi Fountain, the Pantheon, or, frankly, any other monument near the historical center, you'd better think twice before bringing drinks or snacks with you. City Hall has instituted a ban on eating near major tourist sites. get the details
IN CASE YOU MISSED IT…
Theme-Park Thrills This summer's new attractions are throwing the average roller coaster for a loop by incorporating high-tech 4-D animation, rock and roll, and even the Simpsons… Girlfriend Getaways: Party Spas Pampering with good friends and tasty cocktails? Cheers to these places where you can get a margarita and a manicure… The Next Big Thing From the half-mile-tall Burj Dubai to a 16-deck cruise ship with its very own Central Park—these eight coming attractions caught our imagination.
Pittsburgh at sunset
THE REAL DEALS
A roundup of hotel packages that celebrate attractions ranging from quirky to outright creepy—think circus memorabilia, urban ghost stories, and the real-life Exorcist House. Accommodations, breakfast, and copies of Weird U.S.: Your Travel Guide to America's Local Legends and Best Kept Secrets and Top Weird Spots to Discover start at $139.
why they're a deal
Downtown Singapore at dusk This airfare-only deal from Cathay Pacific makes it easy to plan a trip to one of these Southeast Asian gems and to spend a complimentary layover—as long as you'd like—in Hong Kong, from $926. why it's a deal
Marking a milestone
CALLING ALL GIRLFRIENDS
Are you and your girlfriends about to celebrate a significant milestone, such as reaching a big birthday, getting your kids off to college, or launching a more fulfilling second career? We want to hear about the truly original things you've planned to mark such an occasion—whether it's a getaway, a themed bash, or a once-in-a-lifetime dream that you finally indulged in, like renting a castle for the weekend. The best story could appear in the next issue of Girlfriend Getaways. Send a description of your celebration, including the date you're going, where it will be held, and who's attending, to info@girlgetaways.com.
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