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The Coolest Small Towns in the U.S.A.
What makes a town cool? It's hard to pin down, but there's usually a friendly bookstore, and old buildings that have been repurposed in clever ways. But ultimately, it all comes down to the people

Land of the Watchmen
The Queen Charlotte Islands, also known as the Canadian Galápagos, make a breathtaking argument for sustainable tourism. You can thank the native Haida, who still keep a close eye on the place

Secret Hotels of Cornwall
Springtime on England's Cornish coast means walking along windswept beaches and lingering over meals made by some of the country's most popular chefs. Best of all, there are no summer crowds or high-season prices

20 Tips
Start a coaster collection, download free audiobooks, protect fragile items with socks and more advice from our readers

Trip Coach: The Southern U.S.
A couple from Boston is psyched for their big drive--but with so many quirky sights on the way, what's the rush?

Eat Like a Local: Prague
The city once known for really dreary food--from meat to potatoes and back--has learned to lighten up. Even vegetarians can have a fulfilling experience

Vintage Fashion That Qualifies as New
Two Vancouver neighborhoods--the Gastown district and South Main--are emerging as hubs for boutiques with reworked vintage clothing

Hot Property: Hôtel Le Corbusier
Owners Alban and Dominique Gérardin wanted to recapture the architect's original vision for the landmark building: a space that's both functional and livable

A Long Weekend in Tucson Is Hot Stuff
The revitalized Arizona city is ideal for a three-day trip: You can stay somewhere funky, eat amazing Mexican food, and even pick up a new fetish

A Mania for Armenia
Rug designer James Tufenkian wants everyone else to love his native land as much as he does

Landscape: Chiado, Lisbon
Two decades after a big fire, Lisbon's once-posh shopping district is making another fashionable entrance

Face-Lift: Ara Pacis Museum
American architect Richard Meier was invited to design a new home for the Altar of Peace in Rome

This Just In!
Free public toilets in Paris, Albuquerque celebrates its tricentennial, and downloadable destination videos

Spirits of All Kinds Run High
Bardstown, Kentucky is home to both whisky men and monks

Rebuilding Sri Lanka One House at a Time
The tsunami left us all feeling powerless, but the truth is, we can make a difference

Go Ahead, Pick a Card, But Not Just Any Card
Credit cards promise free flights and other great rewards, but some deliver better than others

The Bigger the Boat, the Bigger the Splash
A new fleet of cruise ships hits the water this year, the likes of which have never been seen

Budget Travel Magazine April 2006 issue

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