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Monday, April 23, 2007
THE FINE PRINT
The Registered Traveler program promises hassle-free airport security lanes—but doesn't live up to the hype.
Read travel writer Paul Theroux's musings on the changing notion of the exotic and view our slide show of evocative color postcards assembled by long-time collector and fashion photographer Alan Beukers.
OUR DAILY BLOG
Go, us! Reader's Digest
has included our new book of reader tips, The Smart Traveler's Passport: 399 Tips From Seasoned Travelers
, in its Best of America issue. (They called it the Best Itty-Gritty Guidebook.) But that's just not good enough for us. Find out how you can vote for us as one of the best of the Best of America.
CALLING ALL READERS
We're gearing up to publish our second issue of Girlfriend Getaways
—our annual magazine devoted to the biggest trend in travel—and we want to know your girlfriend getaway tradition. Is there something your group always does? Is there something you always bring? Tell us your story, and you could win a girlfriend getaway for two to
Miami's Bal Harbour Village
, courtesy of the Greater Miami Convention and Visitors Bureau
and its partners. Located at the northern tip of Miami Beach,
Bal Harbour Village
is a barrier-island community where luxury runs deep, with indulgent resorts, elite shopping, and dramatic dining—all just minutes from the culture and nightlife of Miami and South Beach. This fashionable prize includes airfare, two nights at the
Sea View Hotel
, a $500 gift card to the Bal Harbour Shops
, a Bal Harbour Passport
(worth $2,000 in shopping, dining, and spa privileges), dinner for two at Carpaccio in
Bal Harbour Shops, and admission for two to The Fifth
THE REAL DEALS
A six-night, self-drive tour with stops at four golf courses set amid the gorgeous landscapes of southwestern Ireland, from $799.
why it's a deal
The annual summer jazz festival returns with headliners like Wynton Marsalis, Seu Jorge, and Manu Chao. Get details on hotel stays from $119 and discounted concert tickets.
why it's a deal
On Tuesday, April 24, Sally Farhat Kassab, editor of Best Places Northwest
, will answer your questions about planning a trip to Seattle and Vancouver.
Submit a question now