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Highlights from the June 2006 issue:

101 Splurges Under $100
Our third-annual roundup of splurges, from the silly to the sublime: Every now and then, you have to indulge yourself for no other reason than because it'll make you happy

Secret Hotels of the French Riviera
The Cote d'Azur has long been known as a glitzy destination for the jet set--which, in fact, it is. But there's a quieter side, with adorable little places to stay, where life is both sweet and salty, thanks to the Mediterranean breezes

Some Cruisers Are Smarter Than Others
Virgin cruiser Josh Dean took readers' tips on a trip to Alaska, to see just how helpful they were--and came back with some advice of his own
Plus: Our Best Cruise Tips

20 Tips
Tired of catching colds while traveling? Trouble keeping track of your electronic gadgets? These hints might help

Low Fares to Asia
Low-fare carriers are offering cheap flights to places previously off your radar. All you need is a couple of twenties and a couple of hours

Fast Food With a Pedigree
The latest point of pride for star chefs has more to with French fries than foie gras
  Q&A with Charlie Trotter

A Summer Survival Guide
You're more likely to get struck by lightning than mauled by a bear. But if you actually run into a grizzly, statistics are cold comfort 
 Summer Survival Quiz

Unique Hotels and Alternative Lodgings
For out-of-the-ordinary places to stay, take a look at these out-of-the-ordinary websites

Who Deserves Your Loyalty?
Some companies aim to differentiate themselves through their rewards programs. The experts weigh in with their favorites 
 Organize your membership info! Download the wallet card (PDF)

On Ecotourism
The term has become meaningless--so how can you tell which hotels are the correct shade of green? 
 9 Eco-friendly trips from $130

40 Best Vacations
The real deals right now

True Stories
Win a stay in New England! If your response is the best we receive before June 30, you'll win a $2,000 gift certificate good at more than 300 inns, resorts, and B&Bs throughout New England, courtesy of the New England Inns & Resorts Association

Budget Travel Magazine June 2006 issue

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