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Thursday, October 4, 2007
Outlook Hill
You don't have to like wine to enjoy the Yarra Valley, near Melbourne (but it helps). Just check in to one of these friendly retreats and drop out in style. read more
Editor Erik Torkells writes, "The very phrase 'favorite airport' seems ridiculous, doesn't it? But I just went to Hampton, Va., for the day, and I flew in and out of Newport News/Williamsburg International Airport. And I loved it! I spend too much time in big, annoying airports, and they're a drag. But smaller ones can be such a joy. After the jump, I'll explain why I liked Newport News so much, and which other ones have tickled me." If you have favorites, share them! read post
Budget Travel's Anniversary
Are you planning to swap houses on a trip in the next few months? If so, please let us know. E-mail us at Letters@BudgetTravel.com with an overview of your plans, and we might print your story in our June 2008 anniversary issue—written and photographed entirely by readers! E-mail us now
If you think getting into some of Paris's hottest restaurants seems hard, then you obviously haven't eaten at Fortezza Medicea in Volterra, outside of Pisa. Diners at the high-security prison restaurant (you read that right) have to submit to a background check and receive a security clearance from Italy's Department of Justice to snag a reservation.
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Family of giraffes at sunset in Etosha National Park, Namibia
Explore this gorgeous southwest African country (which made headlines as the birthplace of Brangelina's baby!) with an 11-night escorted safari adventure from $1,445 per person, including taxes.
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Live like a local in Greece, Portugal, and Spain thanks to discounted rentals from $379, including taxes—and valid during the winter holidays! why it's a deal
Big Meadows Lodge, Shenandoah National Park Four lodging packages make the most of the state's bounty, from horseback riding and hiking to wine tasting, starting at $125 per couple—including taxes. why it's a deal
The photo-sharing website Flickr has introduced Camera Finder, a feature that can help you buy a new camera by showing pix taken with various models. Images are organized by category—macro, night, etc.—and there are technical specs, price comparisons, and user reviews. If you're into the wisdom of crowds, the site also ranks models by popularity. read more
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