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Thursday, August 21, 2008
The clock tower at Castello di Montegridolfo
FEATURE
In our last magazine issue, we wrote about old Italian villages where guest rooms are spread out across town. Now we're spotlighting five hamlets that have been turned almost completely into hotels. read more
This Just In
FROM OUR BLOG: THIS JUST IN
Starting October 1, United Airlines will stop serving free meals to coach-class passengers on flights between D.C. (Dulles airport) and destinations in Europe. It's the first U.S. airline to stop distributing free meals on transatlantic flights. The airline will offer salads and sandwiches for $9. Will you pay for a meal or pack your own? post a comment
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Clean getaway
20 TIPS
This month: a portable crib for jet-setting toddlers, Orlando's best preflight theme park, a rental car warning, a trick for making a clean getaway, and more. read more
Books
GIRLFRIEND GETAWAYS
Books from the canon can be just as engaging as best sellers—and a good bit more enlightening. Authors, critics, and other book lovers recommend their favorite titles that aren't a slog to get through.
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Mílos, Greece
THE REAL DEALS
Seven nights' accommodations, some meals, and kayaking around Mílos—the westernmost of the Cyclades islands—known for beautiful coastlines with unusual caves and cliffs and azure waters, from $1,995. why it's a deal
Tripoli Castle A 10-night guided sightseeing tour of this North African country on the Mediterranean is $2,834, with meals and local transportation by plane and bus. The itinerary covers ancient ruins—left by the Greeks, Romans, Carthaginians, and Egyptians—stretches of the Sahara, and the cosmopolitan cities of Tripoli and Benghazi.
why it's a deal
Parliament Building at dusk, Quebec City Drive your own team of Siberian huskies around the Charlevoix region of eastern Quebec, where dense forests, icy waters, and snowcapped mountains dominate the landscape. The seven-night adventure includes stays in Montreal and Quebec City, some meals, dogsledding and snowshoeing equipment, and the services of guides, from $2,258. read more
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