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Thursday, July 3, 2008
Fireworks over the Brooklyn Bridge, N.Y.
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This Just In
FROM OUR BLOG: THIS JUST IN
The car-rental company just introduced a self-service express check-in program at 50 major airport locations. Hertz is so confident in its streamlined process that it will fork over a $50 credit towards your rental if your wait runs longer than 10 minutes. Will the new guarantee actually ease the car-rental process? And what other improvements would you like to see? post a comment now
The entrance to the new Simpsons Ride at Universal Orlando
NEVER GROW UP
This summer's new theme-park attractions are throwing the average roller coaster for a loop by incorporating high-tech 4-D animation, rock and roll, and even America's real first family, the Simpsons. Cowabunga, dude! read more
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Salt Lake City, Utah, at twilight
THE REAL DEALS
This JetBlue package combines airfare and three nights in Utah's capital—set between the mountains and Great Salt Lake—where you can embrace the outdoors, from $295. why it's a deal
Big Ben and the London skyline Ring in 2009 the British way thanks to this early-bird discount for airfare and a week based in Islington, a lively north London neighborhood, from $899. why it's a deal
Quaco Head Lighthouse and the Bay of Fundy Explore historic towns along the 170-mile-long Bay of Fundy on Canada's Atlantic shore, where you can walk on the sea floor during low tide and visit the lovely 27-acre Kingsbrae Gardens. This package covers airfare, four nights, and a car rental, from $1,156.
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