Thursday, January 8, 2009
They may no longer be used for repelling enemy hordes or otherwise defending the kingdom, but these castles still have their rugged good looks. Pick your own favorites in our slide show
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This month brings the winter edition of les soldes
, France's twice-yearly sales. With up to 70% off, they're as much a competitive sport as they are a tradition.
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Alabama holds a great deal of respect for the past, and that includes some handed-down recipes for pulled pork as well as memorials to civil-rights leaders. Our slide show
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This tour includes a cruise on Loch Lomond, visits to churches and palaces, and even a visit with a kilt maker. Six nights in the land of Robert Burns start at $1,229 per person.
why it's a deal
Visit a sultan's glorious summer palace and a casbah as you soak up the culture in an ancient city on the Mediterranean.why it's a deal
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