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Thursday, January 10, 2008
The Eiffel Tower at sunset
Erik Torkells didn't just want to give his sister, Molly, a trip for her 40th birthday—he wanted to teach her how to travel. But when he told her he'd take her anywhere in the world, she picked Las Vegas. Clearly, there was work to be done. read more
Church Street Marketplace in Burlington
As winter sets in and holiday weekends approach, nothing can recharge your batteries like an energetic city getaway. But which city?
January is prime time for "restaurant weeks"—when cities get restaurants to agree to three-course set menus at much cheaper prices. In theory, it's hard to argue with the trend—but if you're not careful, you may find that you get less than what you paid for. Erik Torkells shares six pieces of advice. read post
Do You Really Want to Be Connected In-Flight? More than 55 readers sound off on whether in-flight Wi-Fi—and cell phone use—is good or bad news for air travel…. Slide Show: Supermarket Souvenirs highlights quirky souvenirs from around the globe…. Coolest Small Towns: Paia has the scoop on this mellow Hawaiian town, a favorite for windsurfing, meditating, and shopping.
Chedi monument at Doi Inthanon National Park
Airfare and a 12-night escorted tour through the streets of the capital of Bangkok, the historic temples of Chiang Mai, and the gorgeous mountaintop scenery of Chiang Rai, with luxurious lodging at each stop, from $1,867. why it's a deal
Aerial view of Dubrovnik, Croatia A sweeping two-week tour from Budapest, Hungary, across Serbia and Bosnia and Herzegovina to Montenegro and Croatia, with historic cities, bustling markets, and Adriatic coast hotspots along the way, from $1,692. why it's a deal
Hotel rates and packages start at $87 per night for a balmy winter getaway to Galveston, Horseshoe Bay, Marfa, Austin, Fort Worth, or San Antonio. why it's a deal
Ala Moana Center
We're gearing up to publish our next issue of Girlfriend Getaways—our new magazine devoted to the biggest trend in travel—and 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'a—Seven Blissful Days of Shopping Euphoria (March 3 to 9, 2008). Located at the gateway to Waikiki, Ala Moana Center is 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. read more
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