October 2005 Table of Contents

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Highlights from this month's issue of Budget Travel

The Trouble with Gascony
In the southwest corner of France, there's nothing to do but take a leisurely drive--maybe you'll find an old château. The food is too rich, a lot of foie gras and duck confit. No one speaks English, aside from a few Brits buying real estate. In other words, it's perfect. Margie Rynn spotlights five favorite towns

Extra Mile Awards 2005
Sometimes companies do the right thing, making travel easier, more affordable, or simply more enjoyable--and it's high time they received a little recognition

The Secret Hotels of South Beach
The sizzling hotels of South Beach are fun to visit, but do you really want to sleep there? You'll be far happier at a place with real warmth

Why Haven't You Heard of. . .Yelapa, Mexico?
Everyone daydreams about dropping out--this is where they go to do it

Cheapest Places on Earth: Montenegro
Is it the next Croatia? All signs point to "da"

Cape Town: The Top 25
How do we love the South African center of surf, sand, and style? Josh Dean counts the ways, in no particular order

40 Best
The real deals right now

True Stories
Win a warm-weather cruise! If your response is the best we receive before Oct. 11, you'll win a seven-day cruise courtesy of SkyAuction.com

You can find more in the October 2005 issue of Budget Travel magazine. Subscribe now: 10 issues for $12!

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