Thursday, June 5, 2008
To celebrate our 10th anniversary, we invited readers to pitch us ideas, and we sent five of them on assignment. This writer and her husband traveled to Ireland for a musical pub crawl.
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Five globe-trotting readers share their unusual goodies from around the world.
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Airfare and three nights in the Peruvian capital, noted for its archaeological museums and colonial architecture, from $499.why it's a deal
Discounted summer hotel stays for a fun-filled weekend in Athens, Ga.; Savannah, Ga.; Berea, Ky.; Charleston, S.C.; or Nashville, Tenn., from $114 a night. Act fast, as some expire soon!why it's a deal
A package that combines airfare, five nights' lodging, and a sightseeing tour allows you to take in the flashy skyscrapers, throbbing club scene, and improbable attractions of rapidly growing Dubai, located among the sand dunes of the United Arab Emirates, from $1,599. why it's a deal
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It's our 10th anniversary, and to celebrate, Budget Travel
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