Monday, November 26, 2007
When the days grow chilly, it's time for a long weekend on the beach. We've compiled a list of every island you can reach nonstop from the mainland U.S. and Canada—because nothing kills the fun like a layover.
Since 9/11, the Transportation Security Administration has collected tons of items at security checkpoints; in 2006 alone, screeners took in more than 13 million items—including fuzzy handcuffs, chain saws, round Eskimo chopping blades, and golf clubs. What happens to all that stuff? The TSA turns it over to state surplus property agencies, which sell it online or at retail stores. We have the scoop on where to look and what you might find.
SPILL YOUR SECRETS!
We'll spotlight readers' most helpful tips in a future magazine issue. Here's this week's question: "I'll be in Denver for three days in January. Where should I go for my morning coffee? Low-key lunches? Nice dinners? Which neighborhoods should I explore? Anything else I shouldn't miss?" —Beth Collins, Associate Editor
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THE REAL DEALS
Round-trip airfare, all meals and drinks, transfers, and six nights at a resort on this small archipelago with an Afro-Caribbean vibe (belonging to Colombia but closer to Nicaragua and Jamaica), from $961.
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ONLINE TRIP COACH
Mary Waring of mousesavers.com answers your questions on Disney vacations in Orlando and Anaheim on Tuesday, November 27, at noon (ET).
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