Monday, December 17, 2007
Because no one knows a city as well as the locals do, we asked a trio of insiders to give us their opinions of three recent guidebooks about Rome.
FROM OUR BLOG: THIS JUST IN
Unlike airplanes, airships are lighter-than-air vehicles—similar to blimps but faster. Airships wouldn't need airports for takeoff and landing, allowing them a wider range of places to pick up and drop off passengers. This fall, a company called Aeros began developing a working prototype. Here's a simulation of what it would be like…
A LOOK BACK
The best of the year in travel, from the practical to the sublime: Dream Trips, 10 Coolest Small Towns, 50 Charming Hotels Under $150, A Guide to the World of Harry Potter, 105 Supersmart Strategies, and more!
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SPILL YOUR SECRETS!
We'll spotlight readers' most helpful tips in a future magazine issue. Here's this week's question: "I'm going to Knoxville for a long weekend and I've never been before, so I need advice on everything. Where should I eat? What should I do? Any great museums or galleries I should see? Most of the hotels I've come across online seem business-y, but I'm hoping to find something small and charming. Any ideas?" —Liz Ozaist, Senior Editor
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THE REAL DEALS
An off-season discount of $400 brings a two-week apartment stay—plus rental car—in Nafplio, in the postcard-perfect Peloponnese, to just $570.
why it's a deal
Airfare and three nights at a hotel in Downtown West, by the Harbourfront, the CN Tower, and the Art Gallery of Toronto, from $719.
why it's a deal
ONLINE TRIP COACH
Maliha Masood, who wrote the travelogue Zaatar Days, Henna Nights
and runs the zaatardays.com community, answers your questions on the Middle East, including advice for female travelers, on Tuesday, December 18, at noon (ET).
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