Monday, December 8, 2008
HOW TO TRAVEL NOW
As you probably expect, the waits for planes, trains, and rental cars will be absurdly long this holiday season. Get ahead of the crowd by taking the following shortcuts.
You don't have to travel to find unique holiday gifts to please everyone on your list. We've combed some of the best museum gift shops across the U.S., as well as a few abroad, for thoughtful, useful presents that all come in under $50.
FROM OUR BLOG: THIS JUST IN
The Louvre packs more than 380,000 objects into a sprawling space of 650,000-square-feet and simply cannot be seen in a day. Our Paris-based blogger suggests biting off a reasonable chunk—only one major department—and padding your belly with food and drink at these nearby spots. Check our growing Affordable Paris series
for more advice.
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CALLING ALL READERS
Thanks for all your terrific France
, and Spain
submissions through our new community feature. We'll be using your photos and journals periodically in our coverage. We're now looking for ski photos, videos, and journals from California, Colorado, and Utah, plus winter submissions from cities like New York, London, and Vienna.
THE REAL DEALS
Hotels throughout the U.S. are offering discounted stays with perks like gift certificates, coupon packets for malls, personal-shopper appointments, pedicures, and makeup consultations. Rates start at $137 a night.
why they're a deal
This three-night guided tour focuses on the drama of northern Chile: sunset over the Valle de la Luna, the vast Atacama Desert, and the erupting El Tatio Geysers. Transfers, breakfast daily, and sightseeing are also included in the $463 price.
why it's a deal
ONLINE TRIP COACH
Jeanne Oliver, the author of Lonely Planet Croatia
and editor at croatiatraveller.com, will answer your questions on Tuesday, December 9, at noon (ET). Submit a question now.Submit a question now
MOST POPULAR REAL DEALS
- Costa del Sol, Spain, Air/Resort,
- U.S. Holiday Deals, From $69
- Hawaii Air/Hotel Packages, From $470
- Bermuda, Air/3 Nights, From $365
- Iceland & Greenland, 6 Nights, $1,149
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