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Thursday, May 10, 2007
FROM OUR BLOG
recently introduced readers to the Hoxton Hotel
, which debuted last fall in London's financial district. Each of the hotel's 205 rooms feature "wood paneling, down duvets and pillows, and a fridge filled with free mineral water and milk." Turns out that the EuroCheapo blog has discovered a trick for booking a stay at this cool hotel at a discount…
- Meet the Pirates
The folks behind Survivor have cooked up a reality-TV series called Pirate Master…
- Overnight trains tip
Amtrak offers private rooms with seats that fold out into beds, and you can often…
- Wonder-ful Portugal
More than 20 million people have voted in the new Seven Wonders of the World…
EAT LIKE A LOCAL
Licorice-marinated olives, great paninis, and the tenderest lamb shank are among the city's favorite dishes.
More from our Eat Like a Local series
Hundreds of readers submitted photo captions, and we've posted the best ones. Vote for your favorite and come back on May 15 to see who wins. Don't forget: we post a new Signspotting photo each month, and you can enter or vote by clicking on the Caption Contest tab at the top of our redesigned home page.
THE REAL DEALS
Airfare, sightseeing, and five nights' accommodations in Japan's heady, neon-filled capital from $929 per person.
why it's a deal
Recharge by staying at these properties in California, Connecticut, Michigan, New Hampshire, and Ohio from $219 per night.
Round-trip airfare, five nights' accommodations, local transportation, and sightseeing tours from $1,175 per person.
why it's a deal
CALLING ALL READERS
Get great trip ideas in our new issue of Girlfriend Getaways
—our annual magazine devoted to the biggest trend in travel. Plus, we want to know your girlfriend getaway tradition. Is there something your group always does? Is there something you always bring? Tell us your story, and you could win a girlfriend getaway for two to
Miami's Bal Harbour Village
, courtesy of the Greater Miami Convention and Visitors Bureau
and its partners. Located at the northern tip of Miami Beach,
Bal Harbour Village
is a barrier-island community where luxury runs deep, with indulgent resorts, elite shopping, and dramatic dining—all just minutes from the culture and nightlife of Miami and South Beach. This fashionable prize includes airfare, two nights at the
Sea View Hotel
, a $500 gift card to the Bal Harbour Shops
, a Bal Harbour Passport
(worth $2,000 in shopping, dining, and spa privileges), dinner for two at Carpaccio in
Bal Harbour Shops, and admission for two to The Fifth
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