Thursday, August 6, 2009
Tired of seeing run-of-the-mill lions, tigers, and bears? Then say "oh my!" to these oddball creatures at zoos and sanctuaries worldwide—from a giant Chinese salamander to a little lemur called the aye-aye.
FROM OUR BLOG: THIS JUST IN
The iconic American brand, which got its start in Memphis in 1952, is in the middle of a $1 billion relaunch of all its franchises worldwide—that's more than 3,200 hotels—or 419,000-plus guest rooms. Does this makeover raise your interest in Holiday Inn? Anyone stayed at a revamped hotel yet?
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Don't know Karpfen
? Before your next trip, print out this handy decoder with translations of German food terms and popular dishes.
While certain hassles are unavoidable, a little planning and smart strategizing can go a long way toward making traveling during the holidays more pleasant. Send us your questions, and we'll answer them in an upcoming Trip Coach column of the magazine.
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A two-for-one deal on a cruise from Paris along the Seine River during the festive holiday season, with shore excursions to Les Andelys, Rouen, and Versailles.
why it's a deal
- Jordan Tour, 8 Nights, From $999
- Shenandoah National Park, 3 Nights, $460
- Puerto Rico, Air/4 Nights, From $249
- Switzerland, Air/7 Nights, From $1,939
- Washington State Hotels, From $69 a Night
THIS WEEK'S HIGHLIGHTS
A nice composition, and a great setting, from member dmg33
in Positano, Italy
In our (endless!) sunset series
, this week's best are from the Pacific Coast of Mexico
), the Inside Passage in Alaska
), Waikiki Beach
), Salzburg, Austria
) and Paris, looking over the Seine with the Eiffel Tower in the distance
Plus, more of our favorites:
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