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Monday, May 14, 2007
From the Grand Canyon to Cape Cod, these excursions offer classic train cars, breathtaking views, and historical reenactments.
As the latest wave of gizmos illustrates, GPS technology is now popping up all over—even underfoot.
On the eve of releasing their Nu Med
album, Balkan Beat Box cofounders Ori Kaplan and Tamir Muskat talk about collaborating across national borders, the songs that remind them of Israel, and why their raucous beats are so irresistible.
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The National Park Service plans to hike entrance fees at more than 100 parks, monuments, and other areas within the next few years. But popular protests could forestall the price hikes. See how readers are reacting and share your thoughts!
THE REAL DEALS
Airfare, train ticket, and six nights split between the lovely capitals of the Netherlands and Belgium from $999.
why it's a deal
Cultural hotel packages and discounts for the city's summer off-season from $159 per night.
why it's a deal
What's your take on Chippendales? Which Sex and the City
character are you—and which one would your friends say you are?
Take our Girlfriend Getaways poll
A must for cruising newbies (and oldies, too!) is to read the discussion boards at cruisecritic.com (and disboards.com for Disney cruises). They cover almost every detail, such as choosing the right cabin, traveling with kids, meal rotations, up-to-date dinner menus, which excursions aren't worth the money, and freebies available for the asking. You don't have to register unless you want to ask a question. Just search for the cruise line and ship you're booked on. —Brenda Chen, Lawrenceville, N.J.