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Archive: May 11, 2008 - May 17, 2008

Friday Photo: What a Face!

In the genre of man-imitating-art-photo that everyone has taken at some point (left knee up, right fist under chin next to Rodin's Thinker; one hand at side, one at shoulder for a (clothed) tribute to Michaelangelo's David), Ruth Sievers's photo of her husband, this week's Friday Photo, goes beyond mere...

By Christina Talcott | May 16, 2008; 1:29 PM ET | Comments (0)

You Complete Us

Our sister publication, Budget Travel magazine, is doing something really neat for its June issue: The entire issue was generated completely by readers. That's right -- everything from the cover image to feature stories were reader submissions. Can't wait to see what they came up with (the issue's on the...

By K.C. Summers | May 16, 2008; 7:00 AM ET | Comments (0)

World Heritage Sites: Tasty?

When the World Heritage committee designates a man-made structure like the Taj Mahal or a natural creation like the Grand Canyon as a World Heritage site, the place draws tourists and creates national pride, among other things. Currently, the list has 851 sites natural and cultural worldwide that have "universal...

By Cindy Loose | May 15, 2008; 6:19 AM ET | Comments (0)

The Adirondacks: Appointment Television

It's not very often that we recommend a television program in this forum, but I'm a big fan of a travelogue that's airing nationally starting tonight on PBS. It's called "The Adirondacks," a rather nondescript title for a landscape and vacation spot that is anything but. Gorgeously shot (I've never...

By Scott Vogel | May 14, 2008; 2:35 PM ET | Comments (8)

Insta-Q&A: Gotham's Best Guide

Thanks to ever-expanding entertainment options and skyrocketing prices in the city that never sleeps, there's never been a better time to come to grips with New York. Hence today's Insta-Q&A question. It comes from a reader who'd like to hear your opinions on the Big Apple's best guidebook. If you've...

By Scott Vogel | May 14, 2008; 6:11 AM ET | Comments (4)

It Came From the Chat: Summer Savings Tips, Part 2

You know what I love about our Monday chats? Every week, the participants share travel tips and information with each other. There are usually four or more Travel staffers answering questions, and we can usually answer questions authoritatively and at a rapid-fire pace. But sometimes what the chatters themselves advise...

By Christina Talcott | May 13, 2008; 2:13 PM ET | Comments (3)

Insta-CoGo: Is It Fair?

As CoGo reported in the Travel section's Coming and Going column Sunday, travelers can start signing up this week for a new, $100-a-year program that will allow them access to a special lane to get through U.S. customs quickly. It's similar to the already existing "registered traveler" program. For $128,...

By Cindy Loose | May 13, 2008; 6:08 AM ET | Comments (14)

The Monday Rave: In Praise of Slow Travel

Does anyone still remember the 1969 comedy "If It's Tuesday, This Must Be Belgium"? It's a mildly entertaining film whose best joke is its title and whose protagonists are cartoonish tourists who try to visit nine European countries in 18 days. This was not an unexpected plotline, especially when you...

By Scott Vogel | May 12, 2008; 6:37 AM ET | Comments (9)


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