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Archive for June, 2008

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Health & Wellness Hotels

Want a check-up with your turn-down service? The next time you have to see a doctor, do it in style with something called a wellness hotel, or a “healthtel.”

Anywhere, Anytime Wireless Connections
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Anywhere, Anytime Wireless Connections

For many travelers—business and otherwise—being able to connect to the Internet on the road has become more important than ever. With more of us relying on connectivity for communication and… Read More…

America’s Wackiest Museums
Culture / Museums

America’s Wackiest Museums

We’ve all heard about some of the great museums of the world, from the Louvre in Paris to the Museum of Natural History in New York, the cutting-edge museums of… Read More…

Budget Travel

New Budget Buses

First it was low-cost airlines, and then it was budget bus services like Peter Pan and the Chinatown bus. But now, if you have even just $1 in your pocket,… Read More…

Unusual Spa Services from Around the World
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Unusual Spa Services from Around the World

More and more hotels now have spas, but beyond massages and a few scented oils, most hotels don’t put much more effort into them than they do their gyms. But… Read More…

An Olympic Guide to Food in Beijing
Asia / China / Culinary Travel / Culture / Etiquette / Restaurants

An Olympic Guide to Food in Beijing

Whether you’re headed to China for the Olympics or beyond, one thing is for sure … “authentic” Chinese food is a world away from the stuff you probably get at… Read More…

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This Week: June 28, 2008

Naples, Florida Peter is broadcasting from Naples, Florida’s LaPlaya Beach & Golf Resort. Budget Travel Editor Sean O’Neill gives an insider look at super-spy itineraries in films including “Dr…. Read More…

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Summer Camps for Adults

If you miss the fun of summer camp, why not head off to sleep-away camps that are designed especially for adults?

The Bag Wars and the Sensible Alternative
Airlines & Airports / Luggage & Packing

The Bag Wars and the Sensible Alternative

Welcome to the official start of summer. And to kick it off in traditional fashion, it’s getting downright crazy at airports. This time, it’s all about the new pay-for-checked baggage… Read More…

Budget Travel

Farm Work Vacations

Would you pay money to work on your vacation? You might, if it means getting hands-on experience on one of these real working farms.

Off the Brochure Travel Guide: Parma, Italy
Europe / Italy & Greece

Off the Brochure Travel Guide: Parma, Italy

Nestled in the valley of the Po River in the Emilia-Romagna province, Parma is widely known as the capital of Italy’s famous “food valley.” But much more than that, it’s… Read More…