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Monday, January 26, 2009
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THE FINE PRINT
For many travelers, duty-free is a luxurious enigma wrapped up in discounted Swiss chocolate and soaked in tax-free vodka. But is it a true tax loophole or just a gimmick? We report on where to find the deals. read more
Spirit Airlines Are these supercheap travel promotions too good to be true? We put them to the test. read more
SLIDE SHOW
These spectacular, affordable spots—some close to home, some in classic Europe—are perfect for a secluded getaway. read more
Seine River at sunset
AFFORDABLE PARIS
Paris buzzes with activity six days a week, but it's shuttered on the seventh. That doesn't mean you have to settle for a meal of fast food. With a little planning, much better options—markets, ethnic restaurants, brasseries—are easy to find. read more
This Just In
FROM OUR BLOG: THIS JUST IN
New, smaller photographic devices will let you capture all those fleeting moments that were so spontaneous you didn't have time to capture them on film yourself. What do you think? Would you want a "perpetual camera" snapping moments from your vacation? post a comment
IN CASE YOU MISSED IT…
Top Budget Destinations for 2009 Our editors have pooled their knowledge to compile a list of the 10 cities and countries most worth visiting now… 25 Reasons We Love Austin The quirky Texas capital sways to the strum of its own guitar. Check out our slide show and interactive map… Leave Every Child Behind Ideas for easy getaways where kids are refreshingly scarce.
Cold Yet? Escape to the Beach
Nonstop Mexico: Fly straight to Los Cabos, Cancún, Puerto Vallarta, Mazatlán, more
African elephant browsing in lush green grass, Okavango, Botswana
REAL DEALS
Round-trip international airfare, local flights, six nights in Botswana and one in Johannesburg, game-viewing drives in the Okavango Delta and Kalahari Desert, transfers, 18 meals, motorboat cruises, the services of guides, and taxes, from $3,999. why it's a deal
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