Monday, November 8, 2010
Traveling abroad isn't cheap to begin with, so it's doubly painful when converting currency starts to add up—if you're not careful, you could lose up to 22¢ for every dollar. Here's what you need to know to protect your purse.
FROM OUR BLOG: THIS JUST IN
Cities love tourists for the money they bring to the economy, and yet the locals often hate how visitors clog the sidewalks. London may create an unofficial line to divide a slow lane (for store browsers and backpackers) from a fast lane along the sidewalk's outside edge on its busy Oxford Street. Share your opinion by posting a comment and voting in our poll.
HIT THE SLOPES
Lift-ticket prices are nearing $100 a day at some resorts. We scoured North America for the best hills that buck the trend. Here are 10 ski resorts that are as affordable as they are attractive.
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World's Most Beautiful Lakes
These 10 lakes go to all the right extremes and showcase nature at its most spectacular… Mega-Cruise Smackdown
We pit Royal Caribbean's Oasis of the Seas
against Norwegian's Epic
, comparing onboard activities, over-the-top extras, and more… Photos: Zoo Babies 2010
Meet adventurous monkey Inigo, lion cub triplets, 288-pound elephant calf Luna, and more newcomers.
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Spend three nights each in capital city Auckland, rugged Rotorua, and coastal Queenstown.
why it's a deal
- Reykjavík, Air/3 Nights, $930
- Tucson, Air/4 Nights, From $121
- Canada, Air/Car/6 Nights, From $1,127
- Maui, Air/3 Nights, From $339
- Cape Town & the Winelands, Air/5 Nights, From $1,999
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