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Archive: October 12, 2008 - October 18, 2008

Friday Photo: Red Roofs and Rainbows

This week's Friday Photo winner, Audrey Scott of Vienna, took this postcard-worthy photo in Vilnius, Lithuania, where with the town's autumn leaves and red tile rooftops contrast against gray sky. Her trip to Lithuania was part of her round-the-world journey with her husband, which they are chronicling on their blog,...

By Christina Talcott | October 17, 2008; 1:06 PM ET | Comments (0)

Savings for Students

College students seem to develop a knack for the cheap and the free, but if you or yours hasn't yet discovered STA Travel and Student Universe, go there before booking that trip home for the holidays. Both companies have been around for a while, starting out as bricks-and-mortar travel agencies,...

By Christina Talcott | October 16, 2008; 9:54 AM ET | Comments (1)

Deals: The Financial Meltdown Thaws Prices in Iceland

"OUR LOSS - YOUR GAIN .... DEVALUATION IS SILVER LINING FOR AMERICANS," pleads a page on Iceland's official tourism Web site. They aren't kidding. The financial crisis may be a worldwide thing, but nowhere have things turned so serious so fast than this once-expensive island nation of 320,000. With Iceland...

By Scott Vogel | October 15, 2008; 7:33 AM ET | Comments (2)

Car Rental Fiasco: Epilogue

Last week I shared my experience with a Hotwire car rental booking gone wrong, and I'm happy to report that I received an e-mail from Hotwire a few days ago saying I would get a full refund for the mysteriously canceled reservation. Still no word on what happened to the...

By Christina Talcott | October 14, 2008; 1:11 PM ET | Comments (8)


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