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Thursday, March 19, 2009
Blue Lagoon, Reykjavík, Iceland
BACK BY POPULAR DEMAND
Back in January, we pooled our knowledge and shared some hunches to put together a list of the 10 cities and countries most worth visiting this year. Have you seen our list? Use it to plan your next escape, and let us know in the comments which places you think are on the rise. read more

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This Just In
FROM OUR BLOG: THIS JUST IN
Just when you thought you had the TSA's rules all figured out, here comes a new procedure. Soon you'll have to provide your birth date and gender whenever you buy an airplane ticket. Plus, the TSA is bringing back "gate checks," the practice of pulling aside passengers for searches while they wait at gates for their boarding calls—after they've already cleared the terminal checkpoint.
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Cinema in Paris
CALLING ALL READERS
I'm heading to Paris on assignment. In between investigating great, affordable hotel options and trying out the free Velib' bike system, I'm looking to you to help me find some of the city's gems. First up, food: Who makes the best macarons? Where should I go for a fantastic baguette sandwich? I'm also looking for small, quirky movie theaters. I'll check out as many of your recommendations as I can and report back.
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Tasty China in Marietta, Ga.
GIVE US THE DISH
In a few weeks we'll be publishing an expanded version of our online guide "America's Favorite Restaurants." Here's one last chance to let us know the homey places you love—the classics (as well as the newcomers) that are packed with local flavor and amazing eats. tell us yours
  • You can also upload photos of your favorite restaurants (and dishes) via myBudgetTravel. Be sure to write captions and tag the photos "America's favorite restaurants" (with quotation marks).
Pyramids of Giza, Egypt
REAL DEALS
A 14-night guided tour packed with one-of-a-kind experiences: a desert safari by Jeep, two nights aboard a felucca, a bike ride around Siwa's temples, and visits to the Valley of the Kings, Cairo's pyramids, and Alexandria's library. Rates start at $1,650.
why it's a deal
Olympic National Park Backcountry hiking and kayaking with guides, two nights in two-person tents (one at a base camp, the other in backcountry), all meals, and entrance fees for $595. Look out for bears and bald eagles! why it's a deal
Chiang Kai-shek Memorial in Taipei Sun Moon Lake, temples, pagodas, flashy skyscrapers, and local markets await on this large island off the coast of China. Seven nights' accommodations, round-trip airport transfers, breakfast daily, transportation within Taiwan (bus, train, TransAsia flight), and sightseeing tours are included for $949. why it's a deal
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