Monday, March 23, 2009
It's easy enough to find your average bistro in Paris. The challenge is discovering those off-the-radar spots that locals keep to themselves. Clotilde Dusoulier leads us to seven restaurants that are destinations in their own right. Plus, check out our interactive map.
AFFORDABLE PARIS SERIES
Between the luxurious long lunch and the sandwich lies the average déjeuner
, running €10–€25 at most places. Keep to the low end of that scale by steering away from touristy joints and by following some of these très français
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An incredible nationwide fare sale by Southwest (with a maximum fare of $200 round trip) has been matched by other major airlines. Everybody: Start booking flights for now through this summer!
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Travel these days is all about the last minute. Hotels, airlines, rental car companies, and cruises are slashing rates to fill up empty rooms and seats. And with sites devoted to those book-right-before-you-board trips, like lastminute.com and lastminutetravel.com, it couldn't be easier. We want to know what YOU have on tap in the next week or two.
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We "lost" our bags to see if luggage-tracking tags actually reunite people with their errant belongings. And the verdict is…
Are you planning a trip for this March or April? Let us know! Each issue, we give a reader a surprise experience to make a vacation more memorable, like a custom, behind-the scenes tour through Robert Mondavi Winery followed by lunch in its private dining room. Your surprise depends on you: Tell us a bit about where you're going and why, some of your interests, and what you'd like to do when you arrive. We'll take it from there!
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This eight-night guided tour takes you from bustling London through the picturesque Lake District to Shakespeare country and Roman baths—plus a stop in Edinburgh, Scotland. Most meals, local transportation, and taxes are also included for $1,299.
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