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Thursday, November 22, 2007
Thanksgiving dinner
Regardless of who's traveling or where they're going, the couples and families we send on trips for our Trip Coach column eventually all ask the same question: Where should we eat? Food matters—the way it brings people together, gives us insight into other cultures, reminds us to slow down, or, when it's really good, completely stops us in our tracks. What role does food play in your travels? Share your stories! read more
Every so often a travel story or newly translated cookbook inspires us to reprint recipes on BudgetTravel.com. Here's a sampling of some recent favorites that bring home the flavors of places like Bologna, Goa, and Veracruz. Bon appetit!
Outrigger Canoe Club
Anyone who has traveled through Honolulu's airport can appreciate the work of architect Vladimir Ossipoff. His renovations in the 1970s created open-air corridors that let travelers experience the temperate breezes immediately upon disembarking. Like the airport, Ossipoff's modernist buildings incorporate local materials and careful consideration of the environment. A traveling exhibit on Ossipoff opens this month—our slide show offers a preview! read more

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You know those sorta-bookish, sorta-edgy glasses Johnny Depp is always wearing? It turns out that they're made by Moscot, whose flagship New York City store has been open for more than 90 years. We just learned that its first floor will double as a temporary museum (Nov. 23-Dec 31) showcasing never-before-released black-and-white photographs of the Lower East Side from the 1930s to the 1970s, when it was still a gritty, vibrant immigrant community. read post
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Pyramids of Giza, Egypt
Experience the pyramids and other ancient wonders of Egypt with on this two-week guided trip that includes airfare and a cruise along the Nile River, with stops in Cairo, Luxor, and Hurghada, from $1,629.
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An early-bird discount for a seven-night cruise past the windmill-speckled Dutch countryside, with stops in Amsterdam and Rotterdam, followed by guided tours of Belgian cultural centers, Ghent and Antwerp, from $1,699—including airfare.
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True Stories
In honor of Thanksgiving, we're resurfacing a slide show of readers' funny and heartwarming travel tales. read more
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