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Thursday, May 31, 2007
When you're in a European city and all the museums and shops are beginning to blur together, there's only one thing to do: Head to the train station. Europe's train systems make it possible to reclaim a sense of adventureand still be back in time for dinner. Here are day trips from 10 cities.
FROM OUR BLOG: THIS JUST IN
Unlike the typical big-name rock bands, the White Stripes will visit several small Canadian cities on a summer concert tour. Many of the cities they're stopping at are worth visitingeven for folks who don't plan on seeing the famous band perform. Here are highlights from a few of the most intriguing places, including Edmonton, Alberta; Saskatoon, Saskatchewan; and Charlottetown, Prince Edward Island.
TAKE MY WORD
"I love a big flea market. The monthly one at the Rose Bowl in Pasadena can be very competitive, but the regional crafts and furniture are amazing. I've bought great Mexican and Southwestern pieces there. And then there's the mama of all flea markets, the Brimfield Antique Show in Massachusetts…."
THE REAL DEALS
The annual International Festival of Arts & Ideas returns to the Connecticut college town this June, with (mostly) free lectures, exhibits, dance, and theatereven a discounted hotel package for $149.
why it's a deal
More Summer Fun
International airfare, lift tickets, local transportation, a night in Buenos Aires, and eight nights in Argentina's most popular resort town, San Carlos de Bariloche, from $1,959.
why it's a deal
EYE ON THE SKIES
After introducing new signs and informational videos in four languages to its international arrivals terminal, George Bush Intercontinental Airport in Houston is the nation's first model port of entry, a program that's expected to spread to other airports to make them more friendly to visitors to the U.S.
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