Budget Travel's Real Readers
In our e-mail newsletter, we asked readers if they'd pose in a photo shoot for our marketing materials, then flew a bunch of them to New York City for the weekend.
Budget TravelTuesday, Aug 22, 2006, 4:19 PMBudget Travel LLC, 2016
David, Katie, Riley, and Hannah Gold from Portland, Ore.
Favorite section of the magazine: How
Last great vacation: New Zealand
Next great vacation: going fishing in Canada
Favorite travel treasure: handmade knitted hats from New Zealand
Paul Lanyi and Kristi Harris from El Segundo, Calif.
Favorite section of the magazine: 20 Tips
Last great vacation: a honeymoon at Dunton Hot Springs in Colorado. It's an abandoned mining town turned all-inclusive resort
Next great vacation: exploring the wonders of India's Rajasthan ...the sounds, scents, and sights
Favorite travel treasure: Local currency, kept in a Ziploc bag
Shao-Pow, Nancy, and Weber Lin from Saint Louis, Mo.
Favorite Section of the magazine: 20 Tips
Last great vacation: a month-long vacation in Hawaii
Next great vacation: a beach reunion with old college friends so their kids can meet and play together
Favorite travel treasure: "A small lithograph reprint of a painting given to us by the owner of a vacation rental we stayed at. It turns out his wife painted it. She is a local artist in Kauai and we saw her artwork all over the island! We had no idea about that when we rented the place from him"
Girlfriends Valerie Paolucci, Caroline Morrissey-Bickerton, and Kristen McRedmond
Favorite section of the magazine: 40 Best
Last great vacation: hiking the Inca Trail in Peru
Next great vacation: an African safari
Favorite travel treasure: Buddha statue purchased in Thailand
Jean Clayton and daughter Lindsey Head from San Clemente, Calif.
Favorite section of the magazine: Where
Last great vacation: going to Paris after Lindsey graduated from high school
Next great vacation: Korea, where Jean met her husband
Favorite travel treasure: clothes!
Sabrina Hunter Morales from Columbia, S.C.
Favorite section of the magazine: Road Trip
Last great vacation: Jamaica
Next great vacation: India, to experience the Ardh Kambh Mela Fair
Favorite travel treasure: a coconut purse and jewelry holder from Jamaica