Thursday, February 21, 2008
The grande dame of the Grand Slams is tennis the way it used to be playedin white, on grass, and with the world's most polite spectators in attendance.
When it comes to bragging rights and a pure adrenaline rush, you can't beat going eye-to-eye (or better yet, eye-to-tooth) with a great white shark.
The majestic sandstone ruins of Petra were one of the world's best-kept secrets until the early 19th century. Petra is no longer off the beaten path, and you don't have to be Indiana Jones to wander through the hallowed valley.
This is Mother Nature at her most primevaljungle so lush that it's impenetrable in places, and animals you've only ever come across at a zoo. Whether you stay on land or cruise the river, you're going to see wildlife.
Even on popular islands, there are ways to feel like the two of you are the only people on earth. An empty stretch of sand may be a short boat ride away.
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Amtrak has announced that it'll begin random searches of passengers' carry-on bagsthe system is modeled after the one used in New York City subway stations. Does this strike anyone else as a waste of time and money, or, worse, something that's bound to lead to racial profiling?
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Airfare, five nights' accommodations, meals, transfers, guided tours of London's historic treasures, a West End performance, and side trips to awe-inspiring Stonehenge and the restorative waters of Bath, from $1,806.
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A 13-night guided tour of Iran's Persian past covers the gardens, soaring mosques, bazaars, and ancient ruins of Esfahan, Shiraz, and Persepolis, as well as the desert Zoroastrian center Yazd and the bustling capital, Tehran, $1,600.
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