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Monday, May 21, 2007
Let other magazines have their so-called Hot Lists—our Not List is a lot more fun. It's all the trips we don't
want to take, like an hour-long "mile-high club" flight or a simulation of an illegal border crossing in Mexico. And who better to walk you through the 2007 Not List than our own dapper mascot, the one and only Bud Travel?
More Fun with Bud Travel:
FROM THE BLOG: THIS JUST IN
Most people have had the experience of traveling somewhere far from home only to encounter someone from their hometown…or from their past. You can read the "small world" encounter stories of our staff members, and feel free to share your own stories!
TAKE MY WORD
Like the heroine of my new novel, The Buenos Aires Broken Hearts Club
, I fell madly for Plaza Serrano in Palermo Viejo, a hip Buenos Aires barrio. During the day, it's a nice place to relax at a sidewalk table with a café con leche; if it's a weekend, browse the stylish market stalls.
THE REAL DEALS
Round-trip airfare, dinner, a wine tasting, and two nights in the happening capital Reykjavík, known for both its nightlife and geysers, from $999.
why it's a deal
Discounted New York City hotel packages with neat perks—a chef's picnic lunch, VIP museum tickets, Central Park rowboats—from $179 per room.
why it's a deal
Kurt Repanshek, author of Frommer's National Parks with Kids
, answers your questions about vacations in the National Parks tomorrow at noon (ET).
Submit a question now
At the end of foreign travel, you're often stuck with small coins and bills that aren't easy to convert back to dollars. My husband solves this problem when settling the hotel bill. He pays first with any leftover cash and then uses his credit card for the balance.—Dawn Long, Sunnyvale, Calif.