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Monday, June 16, 2008
A bicycle is a necessity on North Captiva Island
LIFE IN THE SLOW LANE
Gas prices, traffic, kids screaming in the backseat…. It's enough to make you want to get out and walk. So why not do just that? At these places, there are no cars at all (unless you count a golf cart or two). read more

Walkable Cities—With Maps:
This Just In
FROM OUR BLOG: THIS JUST IN
When American Airlines announced its new $15 fee each way for any checked bags, we received numerous comments from readers upset with the policy. Mark DuPont, American's vice president of airport services planning, fielded questions about the fee and other changes at American. Read his defense and join the debate. post a comment now
AFFORDABLE EUROPE SERIES
Perhaps one of the most lovely, traditional, and affordable Italian daytime activities is, literally, a walk in the park. Our Rome-based blogger lists her favorites. read more
IN CASE YOU MISSED IT…
Slide Show: Top U.S. Water Parks We've found 15 water parks in your own backyard—get a preview with these photos of thrilling twists and turns… Mississippi Delta: A Father-Son Road Trip The Civil War is a recent memory and blues legends loom large in these cotton fields and swamp towns… Girlfriend Getaways: 50 States, 50 Escapes When you really need a long weekend away, you don't want to waste a lot of time getting there.
Clotilde Dusoulier
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Don't know a tourte from a tartine? Before your next trip, print out this handy decoder with French/English translations of food terms and popular dishes—written by Paris-based foodie Clotilde Dusoulier.
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More Menu Decoders:
Alexander Lobrano
ONLINE TRIP COACH
Alexander Lobrano, author of Hungry for Paris: The Ultimate Guide to the City's 102 Best Restaurants, answers your questions about dining in Paris on Tuesday, June 17, at noon (ET).
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The Seven Sacred Pools at Kipahulu
THE REAL DEALS
One of Hawaii's most visited islands, Maui is popular for its lush coastline, majestic Haleakala peak, and beautiful vistas. This package covers round-trip airfare and a five-night stay in a room facing the mountains, from $679. why it's a deal
Monumento a la Patria Round-trip airfare and four nights in Mérida, Yucatán's colonial capital, founded on the ruins of the Mayan city T'ho—perfect for history buffs and nature lovers alike, from $679. why it's a deal
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