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Budget Travel
Thursday, May 10, 2007
Budget Travel 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… read post
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Caption Contest
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. read more
We know why girlfriend getaways matter, and Mother's Day has us thinking about one of our favorite girlfriends: Mom! We've highlighted four great mother-daughter destinations, as well as affordable spas throughout the U.S. You'll find more inspiration in one woman's tale of road-tripping and shopping her way through the south with her mom. And if you're still scrambling for Sunday, our new pocket-size book, The Smart Traveler's Passport—filled with tips from readers like you—makes a great gift.
Airfare, sightseeing, and five nights' accommodations in Japan's heady, neon-filled capital from $929 per person. why it's a deal
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The Fifth
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 nightclub.
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