Table of Contents: October 2009

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The Real Castles of Ireland
There's the storybook version of the Irish castle hotel. And then there are these family-owned places, which are a bit eccentric and all the more charming for it.
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Extra Mile Awards
Join us in saluting the year's greatest travel innovators: 10 companies and destinations that have worked hard to make traveling simpler, more affordable, and more fun.

America's Coolest Small Towns
Every now and then, you stumble upon a town that's gotten everything right—in perfectly small doses.
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Nominate your town in the 2010 Readers' Choice Poll

Neighborhood Watch: Japantown, San Francisco
Right in the center of the city, hypermodern updates are taking hold in this century-old district.

It's a Bidder's Market
Travel companies are turning to online vacation auctions as a last-minute fix to fill empty suites and staterooms.

Road Trip: Massachusetts
An artful escape in the Berkshires, plus the best leaf peeping.
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Real Deals
Exclusive discounts for Budget Travel readers.

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