Thursday, August 21, 2008
In our last magazine issue, we wrote about old Italian villages
where guest rooms are spread out across town. Now we're spotlighting five hamlets that have been turned almost completely into hotels.
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Starting October 1, United Airlines will stop serving free meals to coach-class passengers on flights between D.C. (Dulles airport) and destinations in Europe. It's the first U.S. airline to stop distributing free meals on transatlantic flights. The airline will offer salads and sandwiches for $9. Will you pay for a meal or pack your own?
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Seven nights' accommodations, some meals, and kayaking around Mílos—the westernmost of the Cyclades islands—known for beautiful coastlines with unusual caves and cliffs and azure waters, from $1,995.
why it's a deal
A 10-night guided sightseeing tour of this North African country on the Mediterranean is $2,834, with meals and local transportation by plane and bus. The itinerary covers ancient ruins—left by the Greeks, Romans, Carthaginians, and Egyptians—stretches of the Sahara, and the cosmopolitan cities of Tripoli and Benghazi.
why it's a deal
Drive your own team of Siberian huskies around the Charlevoix region of eastern Quebec, where dense forests, icy waters, and snowcapped mountains dominate the landscape. The seven-night adventure includes stays in Montreal and Quebec City, some meals, dogsledding and snowshoeing equipment, and the services of guides, from $2,258.
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