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Monday, May 28, 2007
It used to be that the only way to stay in a yurt was to head to Mongolia or Afghanistan. But these days, the tent-like domes are popping up around the world, bringing comfort to the wilderness with an eye toward low-impact tourism.
Everything about St. Peter's is epic, from its construction—which took 200 years and outlasted 27 popes—to its footprint of more than five acres. In the book, Basilica: The Splendor and the Scandal: Building St. Peter's
, R.A. Scotti describes how much these same popes influenced the look of modern-day Rome. We're reprinting one of her four city walking tours, packed with historical tidbits and paired with a map.
We recently asked readers of our blog to share their experiences of traveling somewhere far from home only to encounter someone from their hometown…or from their past. You sent us dozens of great stories. Here are the 10 most surprising ones.
Skype, the software that allows free phone calls via the Internet, has a new feature, SkypeFind, that lets its 171 million users post and search reviews of hotels, restaurants, and other businesses around the world.
THE REAL DEALS
A seven-night hotel/rail package that includes stops at the Matterhorn, Lake Geneva, and cute rural villages from $849.
why it's a deal
The results of our "Got a Girlfriend Getaway Tradition?" contest are in: congratulations to Jody Kurash of Washington, D.C., who has won a fabulous getaway for two to Miami's Bal Harbour Village. You can read about her clever girlfriend getaway tradition and those of our finalists here.