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Monday, November 19, 2007
Sandwich
HOLIDAY TRAVEL
It's a given that most airlines don't serve meals, and airport to-go options are pathetic, so your best bet is to pack your own eats. Here, Sisha Ortuzar, executive chef of sandwich chain 'Wichcraft, offers tips on how to create a sandwich that'll still be appetizing once you're in the air. read more

More Advice for Surviving the Holiday Travel Season:
Cross-country skier
SKI FOR LESS
Only suckers buy their lift tickets when they arrive at the mountain. Smart skiers plan ahead. Here are fresh tactics for finding ski deals at every turn. read more
FROM OUR BLOG: THIS JUST IN
President Bush has announced that the Pentagon will open unused military airspace along the East Coast to commercial planes in the hope of reducing Thanksgiving travel delays. While we welcome any steps that might improve the flying experience, it's tough not to be skeptical. Do you think the express lane plan will have an impact on travel this holiday? What are your predictions, and what should the government do to reform the airline industry? sound off
Papeete, Tahiti
THE REAL DEALS
French Polynesia's main island, immortalized by the 19th-century painter Paul Gauguin, has dramatic mountain peaks, lush rain forests, a bustling capital, Papeete, and some of the best surfing in the South Pacific. This winter package includes round-trip airfare, six nights' accommodations, transfers, and resort activities, from $1,499.
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SPILL YOUR SECRETS!
We'll spotlight readers' most helpful tips in a future magazine issue. This week's question: My husband and I are planning a trip to the Finger Lakes region of New York and would like to know which wineries to visit. —Amy Helin, Creative Director
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THE REAL DEALS
REI is offering three guided trips for camping and climbing in the snow at Mount Washington, Yosemite, and Sequoia National Park, from $429. why it's a deal
CALLING ALL READERS
Then submit yours today! Send an e-mail with your funny, strange, or heartwarming story to TrueStories@BudgetTravel.com. If your submission is the best one we receive by November 30, you'll win a four-night all-inclusive vacation to Jamaica (airfare included!), courtesy of Air Jamaica, the Holiday Inn Sunspree Resort, and the Jamaica Tourist Board. read more
Nikki Goth Itoi
ONLINE TRIP COACH
On Tuesday, November 20, at noon (ET), Nikki Goth Itoi, coauthor of Moon Handbooks Cabo and Moon Handbooks Baja, answers your questions on Mexico's Baja California peninsula.
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