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Monday, July 30, 2007
Light reading
SLIDE SHOW
When we first proposed collecting some of the best reader tips in a book, we also came up with the idea of using Budget Travel staffers to act out some of the tips. We hired a photographer, rented a studio, and spent a day taking photos. We had a blast, as you can tell from the shots. Launch the slide show to see us at our nerdiest—and find out how to purchase the book, The Smart Traveler's Passport, packed with 399 tips from readers like you.
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FROM OUR BLOG: THIS JUST IN
Travel has inspired artists' creations for centuries, from the vistas and landscapes of 19th century realist painters to the spectacular photographs of Walker Evans—to say nothing of literary works by writers as diverse as Henry James and Jack Kerouac. Continuing the tradition, a new show of works about life on the road opened last week at the Mixed Greens Gallery in New York's Chelsea art district. read post
Nan Lian Garden
URBAN RENEWAL
With China's industrial boom comes air pollution, so Hong Kong officials are adding and expanding green spaces around the city, such as five new attractions highlighted here. read more
THE REAL DEALS
Unwind at two new spots in southern and western Belize, a sun-dappled country in Central America. why it's a deal
Discounted stays and packages throughout Belgium's political and culinary capital, which specializes in waffles, mussels, and chocolates. (Just don't eat them all at once.)
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The Budget Travel Minute
THE BT MINUTE
Lost luggage is a traveler's nightmare, but you can rest easy if you follow some simple advice. Watch The Budget Travel Minute for tips!
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Patricia Schultz
TRIP COACH
Patricia Schultz, author of the new guidebook, 1,000 Places to See in the U.S.A. & Canada Before You Die, answers your questions on Tuesday, July 31, at noon (ET). Submit a question now
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