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Monday, August 25, 2008
Totem poles in Stanley Park
CRASH COURSE
Want good tickets to the 2010 Winter Olympics, held in Canada's far west? There's no time to waste: They go on sale this October.
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This Just In
FROM OUR BLOG: THIS JUST IN
Five years from now, travelers may smile at photographs of today's bar-code labels for luggage. Las Vegas, Hong Kong, and Amsterdam already use new "smart" baggage tags, and many more airports are trying them. The goal is to make sure everyone arrives with their bags—which doesn't happen for about eight of every 1,000 passengers in the U.S. right now. Find out how the technology works. read post
Playful murals in Asilah
BEFORE THE CROWDS
Asilah is one of Morocco's hidden gems—even though the town has prime placement on the Atlantic. read more
IN CASE YOU MISSED IT…
Italy: Ancient Villages Are Back in Business We're spotlighting five hamlets that have been turned almost completely into hotels… Girlfriend Getaways: Surf Camps Learn how to ride the waves at these five women-only camps scattered across the globe… United Will Cut Free Meals on Overseas Flights Starting Oct. 1, United will stop serving free meals to coach-class passengers on flights between D.C. and destinations in Europe. Will you pay $9 for a sandwich or pack your own? Join the debate (160+ Comments).
Who was that strange-looking kid?
SAY WHAT?
From our September issue: Readers share anecdotes about Tim Gunn's crime-fighting alter ego, a pesky bee, and a strange-looking "kid" in the backseat. read more

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Lake Atitlán, Guatemala
THE REAL DEALS
Get a glimpse of Guatemalan history in Spanish-colonial Antigua, hike to Lake Suchitlán in El Salvador, and soak up the sun on the sizzling beaches along the Caribbean coast of Honduras, for $845.
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Part of the Alexander Valley biking route Spend three days biking through picturesque Dry Creek and Alexander valleys in Sonoma County, with stops at local vineyards, picnic lunches, the services of a guide, equipment, and a two-night stay, for $1,198. why it's a deal
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