Monday, May 26, 2008
To celebrate our 10th anniversary, we invited readers to pitch us ideas, and we sent five of them on assignment. Reader Jeremy Gates of West Chester, Pa., and his brother went out on a limb to report back on several treehouse hotels in the Pacific Northwest.
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FROM OUR BLOG: THIS JUST IN
Starting June 15, American Airlines will be charging $15 to check a bag—not a second bag, as has been the trend lately, but any
bag. We're going to see a lot more of this kind of thing as the airline industry faces the double whammy of a slowing economy and skyrocketing fuel prices.
Just in time for summer, here are four great books, perfect for the beach and beyond.
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by June 15.
THE REAL DEALS
Analysts suggest gas prices will rise this summer as the temperature does. These hotels in nine states are offering credits and gas cards to alleviate some of that pain at the pump, with rates from $69.
why they're a deal
Round-trip airfare and four nights' resort accommodations on this tiny half-Dutch, half-French isle known for its beautiful colonial architecture, 37 beaches, and one of the largest lagoons in the Caribbean, from $615. Book by May 31!
why it's a deal
Take the Emerald Isle's villages, pubs, and rolling countryside at your own pace thanks to this package with airfare, a rental car, and vouchers for six nights at B&Bs of your choice, from $880.
why it's a deal
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