Thursday, May 15, 2008
Cultural traditions are being reinvented in inspired (and kitschy) ways across the city.
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Ever stood in line at U.S. Immigration and wondered if the agents feel a bit too comfortable in their power? We just learned about an Italian man who flew to Dulles airport to visit his American girlfriend—and ended up detained in jail for 10 days for no apparent reason. The federal government must set up a transparent system of basic protections for travelers visiting the U.S., because they currently have no rights at all.
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You don't have to spend a fortune to sleep in Paris, San Francisco, or these other popular cities; you just have to know where to look. Here are our expanded recommendations for reasonably priced places to lay your head—plus slide shows so that you know what you're paying for.
CALLING ALL READERS
Are you traveling somewhere in the next month or so? Each issue, we're giving a reader a surprise experience to make a vacation more memorable. Past Upgradees threw the first pitch of a professional baseball game or had an entire museum to themselves—what your surprise will be depends on you: Tell us where you're going (and why) and some of your interests. We'll take it from there!
THE REAL DEALS
This summer, spend a week cycling through the picturesque Inn and Ziller valleys of southwestern Austria, from $616.
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Late summer and early autumn six-night cruises along the eastern seaboard—known for its history, culture, and fresh seafood—with stops in Halifax, St. John, Bar Harbor, Boston, and Newport, from $734.
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A package from REI Adventures provides two nights' camping in western North Carolina's Pisgah National Park, with professional instruction, climbing equipment, and meals, for $400.why it's a deal
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