Monday, November 17, 2008
EAT LIKE A LOCAL
Tuscany has no shortage of authentic restaurants. But the best? We turned to local villa owners, who would only leave their own kitchens for just the right spot. Find out their recommendations and see photos
of the restaurants.
FROM OUR BLOG: THIS JUST IN
Most traditional restaurants serve game during autumn and winter. Here are five bargain spots where you can partake in this French obsession along with translations of the words for the most common birds, rabbits, and deer. Plus, read our continuing Affordable Paris coverage here
GOING IT ALONE
In a slow economy, you can avoid a single supplement—and still get your own double room.
IN CASE YOU MISSED IT…
Leave Every Child Behind
Six fresh ideas for easy getaways where kids are likely to be thin on the ground… Travel Like 007
Bond has visited more glamorous hotspots than you ever will. But it's sure fun trying to keep up… Deals: European Christmas Markets
Browse festive markets in Austria, Germany, and Switzerland thanks to these packages from $969.
THE REAL DEALS
Hotels in Aruba, Barbados, the D.R., Puerto Rico, St. Kitts, St. Lucia, St. Maarten, Tobago, and the Turks & Caicos are offering discounted room rates with perks like spa treatments, a sunset cruise, and golf rounds—from $90 a night.
why they're a deal
VIA Rail Canada offers a 50 percent discount for several train trips. An overnight ride from Vancouver to Jasper, with a private berth and meals, is now $373.
why it's a deal
ONLINE TRIP COACH
Chris Rowthorn, a Lonely Planet
author and a private tour leader in Kyoto, will answer your questions about Japan on Tuesday, November 18, at noon (ET). Submit a question now
Carolyn Spencer Brown—editor in chief of cruisecritic.com—shares everything you need to know before you hit the high seas.read more
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