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Thursday, December 20, 2007
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HOTEL DEALS
New York City hotels charge nearly $300 a night on average. But with some persistence, it's possible to book a far more affordable place that's central, comfortable, and—sometimes—even charming. These eight hotels are the first places you'll want to call. Plus, preview the hotel rooms and public spaces by clicking through our slide show! read more
FROM OUR BLOG: THIS JUST IN
Today, the U.S. dollar buys about half as much in 13 Western European countries as it did in 2001. We've done the homework on why the dollar is dropping—and why some reports suggest the dollar may regain some buying power in the new year (click here for the straightforward analysis). Now we want to hear from you: Is the dollar driving you out of Europe? How are exchange rates affecting your travel plans? And how are you keeping travel costs down? POST A COMMENT NOW
Katie and Mary Roche
TRIP COACH
Two sisters from Pittsburgh are looking for a soccer match, special day trips, and the best place for maté. read more
IN CASE YOU MISSED IT…
How to Complain When Things Go Wrong reveals tried-and-true tactics for getting results…. Hush-Hush Europe: La Cerdanya explores a region straddling France and Spain where Europeans go when they want peace and quiet and really good jam…. Holiday Deals, Now! has the scoop on last-minute deals for travel through January 6 and tips for booking packages….
THE REAL DEALS
Airfare, eight nights' accommodations in Manila and Cebu, with guided tours and excursions to the islands of Boracay and Bohol, from $2,429. why it's a deal
Rice Field, Nicaragua Airfare, transfers, and seven nights split between the Spanish-colonial town of Granada and the laid-back beaches of San Juan del Sur, from $899. why it's a deal
When the temperatures drop, so do the nightly rates at lodges in Canyon de Chelly, Yellowstone, and Zion, where you can ski, snowmobile, hike, and explore natural wonders and Anasazi ruins. Rooms start at $69 per night. why it's a deal
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CAPTION CONTEST
This month's Signspotting caption contest is our last—congratulations to winner Dan Schrock of Goshen, Ind.! Thank you to all who participated, and to Doug Lansky of Signspotting.com. For more info and to read the winning caption, click here
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