Table of Contents: September 2009 John Huba photographed our cover along Amsterdam's canals. "The city transports you to a European mind-set right away," he says. "It's so accessible and fun to explore—especially by boat." Budget Travel Tuesday, Aug 18, 2009, 12:00 AM Budget Travel LLC, 2016


Table of Contents: September 2009

The Good Fork
On a narrow strip of land at the tip of New York's Long Island, tiny wineries are working to rival their famous peers around the globe—and stay mellow in the process.
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The Budget Travel Challenge: Last-Minute Long-Haul
For our latest Budget Travel Challenge, we pitted two travelers against each other in a competition to have the most far-flung adventures possible on seven days' notice—for $1,200.

World's Best Flea Markets
Sure, you can learn a lot about a destination by touring its museums and visiting its landmarks. But to experience the true heart of a place, spend a few hours at one of its flea markets. We picked the world's top 25.
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Hobnob With the Masters for $1.50
Europe has long been the world's art capital. Now it's outdone itself.

Welcome to Shoulder Season
The tourist hordes have left (or haven't yet arrived), prices have dropped, and the weather's just delightful. Here's your worldwide guide to that overlooked moment between the high and low seasons.

Road Trip: True West in Wyoming
With some of America's most majestic landscapes and wildlife, Wyoming stays faithful to its Old West heritage.
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