Thursday, January 3, 2008
STRANGER THAN FICTION
There are so many creative ways to trash a perfectly good hotel roomit's come naturally to celebs like Amy Winehouse, Keith Richards, and Johnny Depp for decades. These 10 outrageous incidents help explain why we all have to leave a credit card at the front desk.
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CALLING ALL READERS
We're gearing up to publish our next issue of Girlfriend Getaways
our new magazine devoted to the biggest trend in traveland we want to know all about you and your girlfriends' juiciest getaway secret. (You know, the one that you giggle over every time you see each other.) Tell us your story, and you could win a six-day, five-night trip to attend Ala Moana Center's first ever spring fashion festival, Shop a Le'aSeven Blissful Days of Shopping Euphoria (March 3-9, 2008). Located at the gateway to Waikiki, Ala Moana Center
is also the world's largest open-air shopping mall, offering 2.1 million square feet and four levels of shopping and dining options. This fantastic prize includes airfare, five nights in a deluxe ocean-view room at a Waikiki hotel, entrance to two fabulous Shop a Le'a VIP events, a $250 Ala Moana Center gift card, a five-day Waikiki Trolley pass, and more.
FROM OUR BLOG: THIS JUST IN
On January 2, the City of Light hung up "No Smoking" signs in its public spaces, including cafés and restaurants. Take a look at our recent map
of smoke-free areas in Europe. (Note: We haven't yet updated the rules for France on this map, but the rest of the map details hold true.) Do smoking bans increase the chance you'll visit cafés and other hotspots? Post your thoughts!
Florida's northeast coast has plenty to thrill kids, but you don't have to be a youngster (or sip from the Fountain of Youth) to have a blast.read more
THE REAL DEALS
Spend a long weekend in Spain's cultural capital, which lies between gorgeous mountains and the Atlantic Ocean, with this four-night package including airfare, from $595.
why it's a deal
Australia's smallest state draws visitors for its rugged mountains, ancient rivers, and lush forests, home to intriguing wildlife species (think Tasmanian devil). This air/car/hotel package lets you explore the island from $1,679.
why it's a deal
THE BT MINUTE
When vacationing, it can be hard to choose a restaurant, and it's even harder when you have kids. How do you please them, and appease others? Watch The Budget Travel Minute for tips!
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