Monday, December 3, 2007
105 SUPERSMART STRATEGIES
Wrong as it is, hotels are often nicer to guests who seek them out than to those who come via a third-party booking engine. Whenever possible, book directly. If you see a low rate elsewhere, ask the hotel to match it.
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A new generation is redefining the craft fair. No more crocheted tea cozies: These five holiday fairs rock.
SPILL YOUR SECRETS!
We'll spotlight readers' most helpful tips in a future magazine issue. This week's question: "I'm desperate for a warm-weather vacation this winterideally at a beachbut I want to go someplace where I won't get eaten alive by mosquitoes. Anyone have any recommendations?" Erik Torkells, Editor submit your tipPrevious Questions:
There's something delightfully off-kilter about the New Museum's new home in Manhattan's Lower East Side. The Japanese-designed building looks like seven boxes that have been wrapped in mesh and stacked haphazardly. The galleries, which opened over the weekend, house avant-garde sculptures, paintings, and installation art from the past 30 years.
THE REAL DEALS
Enjoy live performances by the Norwegian National Opera during a three-night cruise along Norway's west coast, which is famous for its fjords, snow-capped peaks, and traditional fishing villages, from $1,399.
why it's a deal
Hotels in Georgia, New Mexico, upstate New York, and Connecticut are offering packages guaranteed to put you in the holiday spirit. Perks include cutting your own Christmas tree, ice-skating, movie screenings, and discounted shopping, and rates start at $149 per room.
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ONLINE TRIP COACH
Tony Pierce, editor of LAist.com (a blog covering local news, events, food, and entertainment), answers your questions on Los Angeles on Tuesday, December 4, at noon (ET).
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