Table of Contents: October 2006

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Highlights from the October 2006 issue:

The 2006 Extra Mile Awards
Our second annual look at the companies and destinations that are going out of their way to make travel easier, more affordable, or simply more enjoyable
Slide show: Bud Travel's Busy Itinerary

Forgotten Kingdom
In China, preservation often comes as an afterhtought, if at all. For a glimpse of what life was like long before Shanghai built the world's most futuristic skyline, head to a city called Lijiang
Slide show: Lijiang

Born in the U.S.A.
Where 50 important Americans grew up--and fascinating details about their childhoods that you won't read about in the history books

There's Something About Sydney
The city has a laid-back, beachy vibe, but with stylish little shops and restaurants around every corner. No wonder everyone who spends time there--especially in three cutting-edge neighborhoods--ends up seduced by it
Sydney Snap Guide

Italy's Newest Arts District Is Born
It's not easy to compete with Florence and the Vatican. But with the overhaul of one gritty neighborhood, Bologna is stepping out of the shadows
Download Bolognese recipes from The Silver Spoon

Do Your Homework Before a Semester Abroad
What to ask the advisor of the university program that--if all goes well--will change your life
Download the Study Abroad Checklist (PDF)

Are You the Ugly American?
How to avoid being an arrogant traveler--plus, polite phrases in 12 languages
Download a wallet card of polite phrases (PDF)

The Budget Travel Upgrade
Using our powers for the good of the people
Slide show: A surprise in New York City

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