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Thursday, October 2, 2008
Boiling crawfish at Big Fisherman Seafood
FEATURE
You thought a hurricane or two could keep this city down? Not a chance in a place so steeped in traditions, from boucherie to fleurs-de-lis. read more
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Totem poles in Stanley Park
CRASH COURSE
Want good tickets to the Winter Olympics, held in Canada's Far West? There's no time to waste: They go on sale Friday, October 3. Get details and check out our slide show of Vancouver, one of the world's most livable cities. read more
This Just In
FROM OUR BLOG: THIS JUST IN
What if you want to rent an ordinary car and still feel good about your environmental impact? Enter Vroom Vroom Vroom. The site makes it easy to book reservations from major rental-car brands at about 2,000 U.S. locations. What makes it special: Book any car rental—not just a hybrid—and Vroom Vroom Vroom will provide you with carbon-offset credits for free. read post
CALLING ALL READERS
We've recently updated an online feature—and it's all yours. You can upload your own photos and videos, or tell your travel story using our Travel Journal tool. This week, we're looking for Italy submissions. You'll have to register for the site—so to sweeten the deal, you'll be entered to win one of three prizes if you contribute. The grand prize is airfare and seven nights at a beachfront resort in Fiji. share now
IN CASE YOU MISSED IT…
MLB Parks You Shouldn't Miss In honor of the playoffs, a look at four modern classics and three old-timers… Deal: Vegas Air/Hotel, From $122 A quick fall getaway to Sin City may be cheaper than you think… Road Trip: New Hampshire, Old Haunts A father and son revisit the state for the fall foliage and a near-vertical train ride that turns their views on end.
Santiago skyline
THE REAL DEALS
A week spent sampling Chilean wines in the lush Maipo and Colchagua valleys and exploring the mountain-ringed capital, Santiago, with airfare and some meals, from $2,149.
why it's a deal
River Reuss and waterfront, Lucerne, Switzerland Browse traditional Christmas markets (and try treats like mulled wine and sausage) in Austria, Germany, and Switzerland, thanks to these air/hotel or accommodations-only tour packages that start at $969.
why they're a deal
Rodeo Drive in Beverly Hills These packages combine hotel stays in California, Florida, and Vancouver with gift certificates to Saks Fifth Avenue and Barneys, personal-shopper appointments, and makeup and hair consultations, from $159. why they're a deal
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