Thursday, August 14, 2008
We couldn't wait to share this feature from Budget Travel
's September issue, which hits newsstands next week. Here are seven islands that you're guaranteed to visit before anyone you know. They might be a little out of the way, but they're worth the trip. Get the details and see photos in our slide show.
FROM OUR BLOG: THIS JUST IN
Wyndham Hotels and Resorts plans to set aside one out of every 10 rooms as an allergy-free zone by the end of next year. A medical-grade air-purification system will be installed, and the walls, carpets, bedcovers, and fabrics will be treated with a chemical bath to make them resistant to bacteria and viruses.
IN CASE YOU MISSED IT…
Summer Lake Towns
Hang on to summer by retreating to an easygoing, affordable lake town. We've picked seven to jog your memory; chances are, there's a similar one near you… 10 Chinese Etiquette Tips
How to bargain, what to do at a banquet, when to smile, and more advice… A DIY Project Runway Tour
The reality TV show is back for another round of fashion-design competitions. Here's a look at New York City locations featured in previous seasons.
CALLING ALL READERS
Do you have travel plans for within the next two months? Let us know! Each issue, we give a reader a surprise experience to make a vacation more memorable. Past upgradees have scored tickets for a Met Opera performance
and have thrown the first pitch at an Orioles game
. Your surprise depends on you: Tell us a bit about where you're going and why, some of your interests, and what you'd like to do when you arrive. We'll take it from there!
THE REAL DEALS
Round-trip airfare and three nights on South Carolina's popular coastline, jam-packed with seaside amusement parks, golf courses, and water-sports outfitters, from $350.
why it's a deal
Round-trip airfare, a 15-day unlimited rail pass, and 14 nights in a furnished apartment in Ticino, Switzerland's southernmost canton, which has picturesque valleys, cobblestoned streets, and an Italian sensibility. This Untours package—with a special discount for BT
readers—starts at $2,059.
why it's a deal
Explore the rocky coast of New England's largest state, which brims with outdoor adventure. These room discounts and packages in (from north to south on Route 1) Searsport, Belfast, Camden, Rockland, Boothbay Harbor, and Portland start at $95.
why they're a deal
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