Monday, January 28, 2008
Here's our list of TripAdvisor's Top 100 Best Value hotels around the world, with quotes from travelers who have actually stayed in them.
FROM OUR BLOG: THIS JUST IN
There's a whole body of oft-quoted news articles suggesting that if your flight is canceled, you can negotiate other flights or compensation by mentioning "Rule 240" to an agent. But in practice that rule doesn't exist, and each airline has its own policy for accommodating travelers (or not) in the case of long, involuntary flight delays—we've outlined the main policies here
. Tell us: How have you been treated when a flight was delayed, and by which airline?
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CALLING ALL READERS
For our next issue of Girlfriend Getaways
, we're desperately looking for a group of women who are marking a milestone of some kind—a reunion, a birthday, or some other occasion—by taking a trip or meeting up somewhere. The catch: It has to be in the next couple of weeks. Is that you? We want to have a professional photographer take your group's photo, and we'll give everyone in your group a copy of it. Let us know at Letters@BudgetTravel.com
IN CASE YOU MISSED IT…
Forget the Oscars: Here are our top 10 travel-inspiring movies of the year, with a slide show starring our own Bud Travel…. A DIY Project Runway Tour
reveals the show's top New York spots, including alum Emmett McCarthy's boutique, the contestants' favorite bars, and the go-to source for fabrics…. On Flier's Remorse
has the scoop on carbon offsets and which companies are worth your donation.
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 Buenos Aires in February. I already know where I'm staying, but I need recommendations for restaurants and shopping. I'm also visiting the Mendoza wine region for a few nights and would love suggestions on which vineyards to visit, plus ideas for any other important sites in the area." —Marilyn Holstein, Managing Editor
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THE REAL DEALS
East Coast and Midwestern B&Bs—some with ties to the Underground Railroad—are offering discounts and packages with tours, museum tickets, and film screenings this February, from $50 per night.
why they're a deal
Round-trip airfare, five nights' accommodations, diving equipment, and round-trip transfers, from $1,169.
why it's a deal
ONLINE TRIP COACH
Peter Potterfield, author of Classic Hikes of the World
, answers your questions on Tuesday, January 29, at noon (ET).
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