Monday, October 8, 2007
When you spend a week trekking the rugged Kintyre Peninsula, you can eat as much as you like—and that's not even the best reason to do the trip.
CALLING ALL READERS
Are you traveling somewhere in the next month or so? Would you like to make your trip even better? Each issue, we're giving a reader (and his/her companions) a little surprise to make a vacation more memorable. What that surprise will be depends on you: Tell us why and where you're going, and what you're excited to do when you arrive. We'll take it from there!
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HOW TO TRAVEL NOW
Worried about losing your luggage? There are companies that will ship your bags (or your skis or your golf gear…) so you don't have to schlep them to and from airports. Here's the thing: Most simply ship via Federal Express or a similar service. You'll save half of what such companies charge—or even more—by going directly to FedEx.
SPILL YOUR SECRETS
Travel is one of those things that you'd get really good at if you did them all the time. Unfortunately, few people get to do it all the time—including the staff of Budget Travel
! So we thought it would be smart to pool our knowledge. We're inviting you to share your tips with our staff and other readers. This week's question is from our senior assistant editor, Naomi Lindt: "I'm heading to Bend, Ore.—my first trip to the Pacific Northwest—in late October. Any suggestions for places I absolutely shouldn't miss? Hikes, restaurants, little local boutiques?"
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THE REAL DEALS
An 11-night journey along the eastern coast of Australia, from Brisbane to Cairns, with camping in the Outback and island-hopping along the Great Barrier Reef, from $1,775.
why it's a deal
There are 35 hotels offering discounts of between 20 and 30 percent off the lowest available rates for Sunday night stays.
why it's a deal
If you want to pay your respects to New Orleans' damaged neighborhoods, consider exploring the area by bicycle.
ONLINE TRIP COACH
Sean McLachlan, author of Moon Handbooks London
, will answer your questions about London on Tuesday, October 9, at noon (ET).
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