Monday, February 23, 2009
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We received 152 nominations, added a few of our own, and then selected 22 American towns that stand out from the crowd. If you've been to Owego, N.Y.; Grinnell, Iowa; or Guerneville, Calif.—to name just a few—then cast your ballot and spread the word.
PACK YOUR KNIVES AND GO
Craving more Top Chef
? We've got the dish on the show's most memorable New York moments—along with smart tips for experiencing some of the city's best culinary haunts. Get details and check out our slide show
FROM OUR BLOG: THIS JUST IN
When it comes time to buy food presents for the people back home, the City of Light can turn any suitcase heavy. But years of transatlantic gifting have taught expat Meg Zimbeck how to scale down both the size and the cost of these purchases. Here are ideas for gifts that won't break your back or your budget.
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When you're traveling with kids, what are your secrets to success? Share your tried-and-true tips with us! Are there items you always make sure to pack? Do you have any surefire ways to keep everyone entertained? Anything to keep in mind when booking flights, hotels, cruises, or cars? Strategies for staying healthy? We'd love to hear what you do to make your family trips as fun and as easygoing as possible. E-mail us
by March 2, and your advice might be included in The Smart Traveler's Passport: Family Edition
, our upcoming guide to family travel.
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why it's a deal
These hotel deals for Santa Fe, Phoenix, and Tempe start at $106 a night. The perks include massages, gift certificates, and rooftop pools—perfect for watching the sun set.
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