Table of Contents: November 2008

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Vacation Rental Handbook
Going straight to vacation-home owners often gives you more selection and better prices. But it can also mean no quick fix if problems arise. Follow these numbered instructions to reduce the risks within the rental process.

Cartagena: Colombia's seaside city
Colombia's vibrant seaside city is experiencing a rebirth. The country's long civil war has subsided, but the attraction for Liz Ozaist was deeper: She went to discover the place that first enchanted her father 20 years ago.
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Top Seven Surf Cities
Follow the surf-board-toting crowd, and wherever you land, you'll find a great vibe. Not to mention plenty of sun, sand, and good eats. Surfer Kimball Taylor takes you on a guided tour.
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Six Great Jazz Venues
They've played in some of the coolest clubs around. So it goes without saying that these six jazz greats know a thing or two about where they like to chill out between gigs.

Solo Travel: Single Supplement Tips
In a slow economy, you can avoid a single supplement—and still get your own double room.

Road Trip: New Mexico
Where else but in charmingly offbeat New Mexico can you find people living in "earthship" homes or a Wild West town where outlaws—and ghosts—are said to have roamed?
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40 Best
From our November issue: Deals for Hawaii, Madrid, Riviera Nayarit, and 37 other fascinating destinations worldwide.

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