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Monday, June 4, 2007
The rules of travel change so fast. You finally master using a booking engine only to discover that you should be doing a meta-search; you get comfortable with airport kiosks and then realize it's smarter to print boarding passes at home. So we've taken everything we know and distilled it down to 105 supersmart strategies. For starters, remember to bring emergency medicines with you!
FROM OUR BLOG: THIS JUST IN
"Dig for a day" programs enable you to pick up a trowel and help archaeologists search for buried treasures, such as pottery shards, animal bones, and—occasionally—clay tablets. Some programs are free, while others require a small fee. Here's a sampling and a list of websites where you can learn more…
CALLING ALL READERS
Show off a little! We're asking readers to scan or snap a digital photo of any evocative, thrill-inducing passport stamps from far-flung countries. E-mail the images to email@example.com
with the subject line "passport stamps," and we'll post the best ones online.
We recently gave our website a makeover, and we continue to add new sections and tools to make it even easier for you to find travel inspiration, get answers, and have fun. The latest additions are sections devoted to Video
, where you can find episodes of the Budget Travel Minute and Where Next? (our weekly segment on CNN.com), and Slide Shows
, featuring gorgeous images of the French Riviera, vintage postcards, and much more. Check our site regularly for updates—and bookmark your favorite pages!
THE REAL DEALS
A seven-night river cruise through Austria and Germany, with shore excursions and all onboard meals and activities, from $1,399.
why it's a deal
Grab your girlfriends and head to Colorado, New Mexico, or Wyoming for these three-night SpaVenture packages which combine outdoor thrills with indoor pampering, from $452.
why it's a deal
Clotilde Dusoulier, author of Chocolate and Zucchini
, answers your questions on Paris and food tomorrow at noon (ET).
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Traveling through India, my wife and I took a bus tour to tea plantations in the south. Behind us was a newlywed couple from Mumbai. The bride was sniffing and sneezing, so my wife asked if she was sick. "Oh, no," replied the bride. "We are Hindu."—Jim Dunn, Haslet, Mich.