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Ojai is a southern California town that editor Erik Torkells dreams of retiring to. Much of the town's charm is captured in this Budget Travel report. Pronounced (oh-high), Ojai is a home to many spas, including The Oaks at Ojai, which is turning 30 this year in October. Spa specials of 30 percent off can be found at the resort's website.

We wrote about New York state's Roxbury Motel in our roundup of groovy motels in April 2005, but the owners just completed a significant expansion/extension last week. There are some pretty great images on the Roxbury Motel's website.

Today's reader tip: You can knock $25 off your next restaurant tab by using a $50 gift certificate you buy at half-price through You can buy gift certificates good at eateries in your destination city. The site has a database of thousands of restaurants.--Derrick Tennant, Atlanta, Ga.

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