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Table of Contents: April 2007

updated February 21, 2017

Secret Hotels of California Wine Country   
You don't have to spend a fortune to visit the fanciest farmland in America. We've found a crop of lovely, family-run inns in Napa, Sonoma, and beyond for less than $200 a night.
  Hotel Database

River Cruising in Eastern Europe   
Cruise ships are now larger--and have more attractions--than some small nations. But there's also a subtler way to sail: river cruising. Marilyn Holstein explores Germany, Austria, and Hungary while drifting slowly along the Danube.
  Cruise Checklist (PDF)

My Brooklyn in Better Than Yours   
Manhattan? Fuhgeddaboudit. These days, the most interesting part of New York is across the East River.
  3 Brooklyn Walking Maps

The Cool List: The Best New Thrills   
We celebrate the best new thrills, from over-the-top water attractions and interactive art to North America's first bridge climb and New York City's best view.
  Watch the Cool List Videos

Web Smart: Booking Cruises Online   
Buying a cruise used to be kind of like sailing in uncharted waters. A new online tool helps you get your bearings.

Road Trip: Michigan's Upper Peninsula   
The area is gorgeous, remote, and quirky--where the people prefer ATVs to cars, and menus feature meat pockets and Paul Bunyan-size cinnamon rolls.

40 Best Vacations   
The Real Deals right now.

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