Monday, June 30, 2008
GET OUT OF TOUCH
Declare your independence from electronic gadgets! Here are six vacation spots where PDAs, internet connections, and even TVs are becoming a thing of the past. Also, check out our slide show
of these locations.
FROM OUR BLOG: THIS JUST IN
The number of travel agents in the U.S. is down 30 percent since 2000. But there are still times when an agent can be your greatest trip-planning asset.
GET THE DETAILS
Some boys are mad for soccer or skateboards. But writer Dorothy Kalins's son, Lincoln, has always been a sushi-rolling, Pokémon-watching kind of kid. At 15, he finally got to go to the country he'd always loved from afar. Find out how his trip went and see photos in our slide show
CALLING ALL READERS
Are you traveling somewhere in the next month or so? Would you like your trip to be extraordinary? Each issue, we're giving a reader (and his/her companions) a surprise experience to make a vacation more memorable. Past Upgradees threw the first pitch of a professional baseball game and had an entire museum to themselves—what your surprise will be depends on you: Tell us why and where you're going, some of your interests, and what you're excited to do when you arrive. We'll take it from there.
THE REAL DEALS
Keep an eye out for humpback whales and towering glaciers as you sail north from Vancouver to Ketchikan, Juneau, and Skagway, and then back south to Seattle, quaint Astoria, Ore., and San Francisco on this 14-night cruise, with meals, from $1,479.
why it's a deal
Visit the fairy-tale Neuschwanstein Castle in the Bavarian Alps, cruise the Rhine River, wander the Black Forest, and check out Berlin's art scene—these are only a handful of the remarkable experiences packed into this 11-night tour, with airfare, from $2,045.
why it's a deal
ONLINE TRIP COACH
Jeff Dickey, author of The Rough Guide to Seattle
, answers your questions on Tuesday, July 1, at noon (ET).
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