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Budget Travel
Monday, September 3, 2007
Secret Hotels
Presenting our new book, a collection of 60 friendly, affordable hotels in some of the world's most stunning destinations—Costa Rica, Tahiti, Tuscany, and the French Riviera, for a start. Take a look at our slide show, and then get packing. read more
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Sveti Stefan, Montenegro
The former Yugoslavia has one more secret up its coast: Montenegro is a newly independent country that's small in size, but big on the next-destination map. read more
Have you and your girlfriends recently celebrated reaching a big birthday, getting your kids off to college, or launching of a more-fulfilling second career? We want to hear about the innovative things you've done to mark a significant milestone, whether it's a trip you took with your friends or a themed bash that you threw. The best story will be in the next issue of Girlfriend Getaways. Send a description of your celebration, including the date, where it was held, who attended, and funny highlights, to Letters@BudgetTravel.com. Throw in a photo or two if you have 'em handy! send us an e-mail
Fall fun
Summer may be winding down, but that just means it's time for a fall getaway! Go leaf peeping in Colorado, Connecticut, Michigan, New York, and North Carolina, from $105. why it's a deal

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Budget Travel 10th Anniversary
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New carry-ons have slots to a) keep your laptop safe, and b) allow you to slip your computer in and out at places such as airport security. read more
We figured out how to get our kids to keep journals. Each day they choose a postcard, and in the evening they write a few sentences about the day. We put the postcards on their own key ring. Voilà! Instant souvenir flip books. —Chris Ignasiak, Avon, Ohio
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