Monday, September 17, 2007
CHEAPEST PLACES ON EARTH
In recent years, this fishing town—and next-wave surf spot—has turned into a popular rest stop for Inca Trail hikers. You can find beach hotels for $40 a night and take a 90-minute private surfing lesson for $16.
We asked readers of BudgetTravel.com to show off a little and send us photos of their exotic passport stamps. Here's a slide show of our favorites, plus the stories behind them.
Elisa Bernick, author of The Family Sabbatical Handbook
, spent 18 months living in San Miguel, Mexico, with her husband and two young children. Here she shares anecdotes and advice, from navigating a foreign school system, to budgeting, to readjusting to life back in the U.S.
FROM OUR BLOG: THIS JUST IN
By the end of this month, travelers will need passports when flying between the U.S. and Canada, Mexico, Bermuda, and the Caribbean. Starting next year, you'll also need passports for land crossings to Canada and Mexico. In a recent blog post, we asked readers if these new passport requirements were fair and sensible. Dozens of our readers said no, while dozens more said yes. What do you think? Join the fray by posting a comment!
ANNIVERSARY SPECIAL ISSUE
Deep down, we're all collectors—a snow globe here, a floating pen there—but some of us have really become pros when it comes to buying a beloved object in a specific part of the world, be it Turkish rugs in Istanbul or decorative eggs in St. Petersburg, Russia. Are you obsessed with amassing a certain type of souvenir when you travel? We want to hear about your tricks of the trade!
Tell us now
THE REAL DEALS
A roundup of golf-related deals in the U.S., Tobago, and Baja, Mexico—starting at $113 per person—proves that a few rounds on the green don't have to put you in the red.
why it's a deal
Five nights at a beachfront lodge on the Dutch Caribbean island of Curaçao, just off the coast of Venezuela, with four days of unlimited shore diving and one day of two-tank boat diving, and buffet breakfast daily, $560.
why it's a deal
ONLINE TRIP COACH
Charlie Suisman, editor of ManhattanUsersGuide.com, will answer your questions about travel to New York City on Tuesday, September 18,
at noon (ET).
Submit a question now