Tuesday, July 6, 2010
We dug through our files to find photos—from readers and pros—that are so spectacular they're bound to get you dreaming and planning a new adventure.
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FROM OUR BLOG: THIS JUST IN
The city council votes this month on whether to ban cars from a 1.2-mile stretch of expressway on the Left Bank, reaching from the Musée d'Orsay to (nearly) the Eiffel Tower. Foot and cycle paths would be installed, along with 35 acres of new cafés, parks, sports facilities, and floating islands—complete with palm trees. Not surprisingly, Parisian car and taxi drivers are furious about the plans. What do you think?
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The art of cruising, like chess and cricket, takes time and expertise to master. That's why we asked some of the most well-traveled, cruise-savvy folks we know for their best advice.
We've narrowed it down to 10 finalists, and now it's up to you to choose the winner! Click through to read each contestant's original entry and decide who's heading to Egypt—with a brand-new set of luggage—on us.
IN CASE YOU MISSED IT…
8 Summer Lake Towns
Nature hikes, canoe trips, pancake breakfasts—just another perfect day in one of these towns… World Cup Public Parties
Where to watch the tournament in nine soccer-mad capitals… Zoo Babies 2010
Meet adventurous monkey Inigo, lion cub triplets, 288-pound elephant calf Luna, and more newcomers.
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why it's a deal
- Florence, Air/4 Nights, From $1,059
- Japan by Train, 8 Nights, $1,735
- Curaçao, Air/5 Nights, From $739
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