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Thursday, November 6, 2008
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We're heading into the busiest travel period of the year, which means more potential for delays, lost luggage, security mishaps, and other headaches. Here's our advice for smoothing the trip—plus the latest news about controversial security policies.
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This Just In
FROM OUR BLOG: THIS JUST IN
Irish-owned budget airline Ryanair plans to launch flights to the U.S. starting at about $13 each way, plus taxes. The flights will probably connect London's Stansted Airport and Dublin's Airport to New York City, Orlando, L.A., San Francisco, and Boston. Ryanair, infamous for its no-frills service and extra fees, aims to set off a price war with major airlines like British Airways. read post
IN CASE YOU MISSED IT…
Halloween Parade 2008: Fiends of New York Greenwich Village celebrated the only way it knows how: with a stream of the paranormal, the gruesome, the campy, and the just plain weird… Fly Right to the Beach Choose your origin city and our new tool instantly shows you nonstop routes to the Caribbean… Photos: From Cartagena, With Love Colombia's vibrant seaside city is experiencing a rebirth.
Taos Pueblo cemetery
ROAD TRIPS
Where else but in charmingly offbeat New Mexico can you find people living in "earthship" homes or a Wild West town where outlaws—and ghosts—are said to have roamed? Read the story and check out photos of everything from Pueblo cemeteries to gorgeous natural dams. read more
Diamond Head on Waikiki Beach
THE REAL DEALS
The dreamy Hawaiian islands rely on tourism and have seen the number of visitors plummet. That means empty hotel rooms that need filling—and some great deals. These air/hotel packages for Oahu and Maui start at $470. why they're a deal
Castle of Beersel, Brussels, Belgium Save up to 50 percent on your next visit to Brussels or Brugge, producers of some of the world's finest art, beer, and chocolate. These hotel rates start at $88 a night. why they're a deal
Great blue herons can be seen near Gulf State Park in Gulf Shores, Ala. Alabama's state park system offers rustic family-friendly cottages from $99 that are a great base for hiking, golfing, and bird-watching, even in winter. Look out for eagles, cormorants, pelicans, and woodpeckers. why they're a deal
San Antonio's River Walk
GIRLFRIEND GETAWAYS
When you really need a long weekend away, you don't want to waste a lot of time getting there. Here's a great escape in every state.
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