Monday, June 8, 2009
TAKING THE PLUNGE
More than 12 million people board floating mega resorts every year and swear by the absolute hilarity of it all. (See above: The winner of a hairy chest contest shows off his goods.) Now, in an effort to groom a new generation of devotees, cruise companies are offering shorter sailings at rock-bottom prices—the perfect opportunity for a commitmentphobe to test the waters.
FROM OUR BLOG: THIS JUST IN
The airlines are shrinking legroom by an inch or two on average this summer. Here's how to use SeatExpert.com or SeatGuru.com to book the most comfortable spot on your next flight.
CAST YOUR VOTE
Meet adventurous panda and current favorite Xi Lan, Blue Blue the penguin, and Ramir, a sweet rhino with a spring in his step—just a few of the aww
-inspiring newcomers vying for the top spot in our poll. Browse photos and videos of the babies, and then vote! We'll be announcing the country's cutest zoo baby in a few weeks.
CALLING ALL LOCALS
Our new magazine feature, My Town, is devoted to wisdom from Budget Travel
readers who live in some of our favorite places. Charleston, S.C., we want to hear from you! Brag about your town, and we'll publish the best recommendations in our September issue.
tell us now
A six-night guided tour with game drives, riverboat cruises, visits to Victoria Falls and a village in Namibia, flights on South African Airways, meals, and transfers, from $2,099.
why it's a deal
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