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Monday, July 16, 2007
Laban contemporary dance school
SLIDE SHOW
The book Big Shed explores the rise of big-shed architecture, with stunning color photographs of the world's best and biggest exhibition spaces, factories, stadiums, and airports. Check out our slide show and read an excerpt from the book! read more
FROM OUR BLOG: THIS JUST IN
Starting today in L.A, N.Y.C., and San Francisco, you can get driving directions delivered to your cell phone via text message. Here's how: You call 347/328-4667 and say your present location, whether it's a street address or an intersection. Then you just name your destination, and you'll immediately receive a text message with point-to-point directions. The free service is from a new outfit called Dial Directions and will roll out nationally later this year. The info comes from Mapquest…. read post
A grill area at Staybridge Suites
INDUSTRY WATCH
With basketball courts, BBQ grills, and other amenities, extended-stay hotels are trying to be less like hotels. read more
THE REAL DEALS
Airfare, 10 nights' accommodations in Beijing, Xian, Hangzhou, Suzhou, and Shanghai, air and ground transportation in China, and guided sightseeing tours from $1,899.
why it's a deal
Airfare and a five-night stay at an art deco hotel in South Beach from $599.
why it's a deal
Christopher Winner
TRIP COACH
Christopher Winner, editor of The American magazine in Rome, will answer your questions on planning a trip to Italy tomorrow at noon (ET). Submit a question now
TRUE STORIES
My husband and I were in Switzerland for our honeymoon. Even though it was only the two of us, we reserved a room that slept six (so we could have some privacy) in a small guesthouse on the side of a mountain. Around midnight, the door opened. The owner flipped on the lights and announced that she was putting two women in our room so that they wouldn't have to hike down in the dark. My husband and I weren't wearing pajamas, so we held the sheet up to our chins and said OK. The next morning, the women were gone. We didn't get a discount, but my husband enjoyed telling friends that he slept with three women while on his honeymoon. —Melissa Auer, St. Charles, Ill. read more
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