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Thursday, January 29, 2009
Confessions of a Hotel Housekeeper
Allison Rupp worked at Yellowstone National Park's historic Old Faithful Inn in 2004. She admits: "Instead of vacuuming, I picked up some crumbs." Read on and share your reactions by posting a comment. read more

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Thanks to the more than 500 readers who commented on our blog question: Where are you going in 2009? The responses make it clear that the recession isn't stopping our readers from traveling—and they reveal a few patterns. About a third of respondents are planning to visit perennial favorites in Western Europe, and 17 percent will take a cruise.
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Photos: 14 Romantic Hotels These spectacular, affordable spots—some close to home, some in Europe—are perfect for a secluded getaway… What's the Deal With Duty-free Shopping? We report on whether duty-free is a true tax loophole or just a gimmick… Video: A DIY Tour of Berlin Hop off the bus at these landmarks for a dose of the city's history, architecture, and sweets.
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Cold Yet? Escape to the Beach
Nonstop Mexico: Fly straight to Los Cabos, Cancún, Puerto Vallarta, Mazatlán, more
Big Ben and London Transport
Visit the happening—and increasingly affordable—British capital just in time for the Royal Horticultural Society's Chelsea Flower Show in May. This Virgin Vacations package covers a ticket, a six-night stay, and airfare, from $799. why it's a deal
The Trinidad coastline Join the raucous Carnival fun—live music and parades of masked and costumed performers—in Brazil, the Dominican Republic, Jamaica, New Orleans, or Trinidad. These packages start at $170 a night. why they're a deal
An elevated train makes its way through Chicago It's not only temperatures that have dropped in Chicago—hotel rates are low now, too. These packages include perks like museum tickets, dinner gift certificates, and free parking, from $100 a night.
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