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Thursday, October 11, 2007
Cemetery by the sea in Comillas
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A family of five from Richmond, Va., is traveling to Spain in shifts, and wants our help planning the various parts of their vacation: Santiago de Compostela, Barcelona, the Costa Brava, and Madrid. read more
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CALLING ALL GIRLFRIENDS
Have you and your girlfriends recently celebrated a significant milestone, like reaching a big birthday, getting your kids off to college, or launching a more-fulfilling second career? We want to hear about the truly original things you've done to mark such an occasion—beyond just a getaway. Perhaps it's a themed-based bash you threw or a once-in-a-lifetime dream that you finally indulged in, like renting a castle for the weekend. The best story will be in the next issue of Girlfriend Getaways. Send a description of your celebration, including the date, where it was held, who attended, and funny highlights, to Letters@BudgetTravel.com. Throw in a photo or two if you have 'em handy!
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Frida Kahlo
ON THE RADAR
Madame Tussauds opens in Washington, D.C., this month, with figures such as Abe Lincoln and the Clintons (madame-tussauds.com)…To commemorate Frida Kahlo's 100th birthday, the Walker Art Center in Minneapolis is exhibiting her still lifes and self-portraits, starting October 27 (walkerart.org). read more
THE REAL DEALS
Airfare, meals, and an 11-night sightseeing tour across the country, from Tortuguero on the Atlantic Coast to Guanacaste on the Pacific, with volcanoes and rain forests in between, from $1,799—plus taxes of up to $97. why it's a deal
Poster for the McNeil & Libby Co. A seven-night cruise that makes stops at Oahu, Maui, and Kauai, with meals and port charges, from $599—plus taxes of about $42.
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Seven nights' accommodations and a five-day car-rental during the off-season, including St. Patrick's Day, from $599 per person—plus a car-rental fee of $35. why it's a deal
READER TIP
I have discovered the most soothing treatment for tired traveling feet. I saved an empty roll-on deodorant container (the kind that's shaped like an hourglass), and I roll it back and forth under my feet while soaking them in the bathtub. —Euleta Usrey, Berryville, Ark.
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