Table of Contents: June 2009

0906_coverL.A.-based Eden Batki shot our cover in California's Joshua Tree National Park

Destination Food
We asked the world's best chefs, food writers, cooking-show hosts, and specialty-food purveyors where they love to eat. The answers are all over the map (literally!), and each is worth a trip.
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Secret Hotels of the Loire Valley
Just two hours from Paris, the Loire was once a playground to Renaissance royals. Now its vaunted châteaux are attracting enterprising proprietors who have remade them into captivating—and affordable—inns.
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Taking the Plunge
In an effort to groom a new generation of devotees, cruise companies are offering shorter sailings at rock-bottom prices—the perfect opportunity for a commitmentphobe to test the waters.

2009 Fun List
The most daring new adventures, from tug-of-war with a tiger to the fastest coaster.

There's an App for That?
We break down the best smartphone applications for every travel need.

Road Trip: One-Tank Escapes
Seven easy weekend-worthy road trips that will take you a world away—even if you're still close to home.
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Real Deals
All exclusive packages just for BT readers (again!). San Francisco, Italy, Peru, and more.

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