Monday, July 7, 2008
We sent photographer and New Yorker Ian Gittler out to wander in search of the romantic, gritty details that make it the world's greatest city.
FROM OUR BLOG: THIS JUST IN
Are you traveling internationally with sensitive information? It's a good idea to e-mail or send a copy on ahead of you. For years, U.S. customs officials have been inspecting the contents of computers, cameras, and phones, in some cases keeping them for weeks before returning them. Now federal hearings are underway.
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Art seems like a souvenir only for the super wealthy, but finding a quality piece at an affordable price isn't as difficult as you might think.
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Writer Dorothy Kalins's son, Lincoln, has always been a sushi-rolling, Pokémon-watching kid. At 15, he got to visit the country he'd admired from afar.
THE REAL DEALS
Thanks to these hotel packages in Amelia Island, Hollywood, Key West, Miami Beach, and St. Augustine, you can golf, take a cruise, get romantic, and more, from $135.
why they're a deal
My Chihuahua, Maq, hates getting into his dog carrier, but he loves peanut butter. So I smear a little peanut butter on the back wall of the carrier, and when Maq goes halfway in to lick it, I nudge his bottom in and quickly close the door. —Sandra Traub, Tamarac, Fla.
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Karla Zimmerman, the main author of Lonely Planet Chicago (2008)
, will answer your questions on the Windy City on Tuesday, July 8, at noon (ET).
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