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Thursday, February 21, 2008
Wimbledon courts The grande dame of the Grand Slams is tennis the way it used to be played—in white, on grass, and with the world's most polite spectators in attendance. read more
San Diego Shark Diving Expeditions 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. read more
Ancient Petra 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. read more
The 'Tucano' This is Mother Nature at her most primeval—jungle 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. read more
A deserted beach 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. read more

Amtrak has announced that it'll begin random searches of passengers' carry-on bags—the 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? sound off
Slide Show: Ambergris Cay has gorgeous photos of Belize's beach bum central…. How to Complain When Things Go Wrong reveals expert advice on what to say to get results…. One Guy, One Bicycle, One Cross-Country Tour is the inspiring story of a cross-country bike tour that changed the writer's life.
Stonehenge at Twilight
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. why it's a deal
Art deco buildings in South Beach, Florida Enjoy the sizzling city the way a celebrity would with this package that combines airfare and four nights at a luxury resort in South Beach, from $599. why it's a deal
Khaju Bridge, Esfahan 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. why it's a deal

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