Thursday, July 24, 2008
In honor of our book, A Stingray Bit My Nipple! True Stories From Real Travelers
, we've compiled some funny and touching anecdotes that could only have come from the People's Republic.
YOU ASKED FOR IT
After we analyzed the most frequently searched terms on BudgetTravel.com in recent weeks, one thing's certain: You're traveling close to home. Here's our advice for five top destinations.
FROM OUR BLOG: THIS JUST IN
A few members of the House of Representatives are championing the "Don't Let the Bed Bugs Bite Act of 2008." The bill would give grants to any state that can prove it has a bedbug problem. To qualify, a state would have to require the inspection of at least 20 percent of its hotel rooms.
IN CASE YOU MISSED IT…
Think You Know Paris?
Test your city smarts by taking our trivia quiz. Each answer reveals a handy tip for your next visit… Slide Show: 5 Paris B&Bs
Faced with too many visitors, the city of Paris asked its citizens to open their homes as B&Bs. It doesn't get more authentique
than that… Rick Steves Shares Impressions of Iran
The travel expert believes Americans should learn more about the Islamic republic and its Persian heritage. Would you visit Iran? Join the debate. (150 comments)
THE REAL DEALS
Spend seven nights at a resort on this southern Caribbean island—influenced by West Indian and British traditions—and get five days of guided boat dives, airport transfers, and an airfare credit for $702.why it's a deal
A package priced at $1,119 for round-trip airfare and a five-night stay gives you the chance to experience the ancient cultures and pulsing nightlife of this Mediterranean island nation at the crossroads of Europe and northern Africa.
why it's a deal
Our latest update to this roundup of discount hotel packages includes poolside movies in Chicago, a Colonial Williamsburg getaway, and an island retreat in South Carolina, from $109.why they're a deal
When you really need a long weekend away, you don't want to waste a lot of time getting there. Here's a great escape in every state.read more
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