Table of Contents: March 2009 Raymond Patrick shot our cover in Cappadocia, Turkey. "I've always been scared to ride in balloons," he says. "But once you're up there, it's very quiet and calm." Budget Travel Tuesday, Feb 24, 2009, 12:00 AM (Raymond Patrick) Budget Travel LLC, 2016
 

 

Table of Contents: March 2009

Hot-air ballooning in Cappadocia, Turkey
(Raymond Patrick)

Dream Trips 2009
Even in these scary economic times, you can still pull off a big-deal trip. Let us show you how to follow your fancy, spend less—and sacrifice nothing.
• Float Over Cappadocia: see the slide show
• Witness a Total Eclipse: six upcoming eclipses
• Scale a Volcano in Ecuador: see the slide show
• Conquer a Forbidden City: interactive map

Why Haven't You Heard Of... Los Santos, Panama
Los Santos, the country's idyllic Pacific coast region, has spectacular rolling farmlands and blissfully empty beaches. Los Santos, the country's idyllic Pacific coast region, has spectacular rolling farmlands and blissfully empty beaches.

Trendspotting: Underground Supper Clubs
The masked man in the corner isn't the entertainment. He's your chef. And that's just one of the delicious mysteries behind underground supper clubs.

Industry Watch: Hotel Loyalty Programs
As the big hotel chains glam up their loyalty programs to boost business, you'll find more ways than ever to stockpile points—and nab a free room.

Test Lab: Luggage-tracking Tags
We "lost" our bags to see if luggage-tracking tags actually reunite people with their errant belongings.

Road Trip: Southern Louisiana
Reader Eliana Osborn and her friend were psyched for the zydeco music and plantations of Cajun country. But who knew they'd soon be eating alligator?
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40 Best
From our March issue: Deals for Las Vegas, Portugal, Jamaica, and 37 other fascinating destinations worldwide.

Budget Travel Magazine March 2009 issue

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