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Take the plunge in Budapest
Rick Steves // 08.05.09
In Budapest, Hungary's vibrant capital, you can sample spicy paprika at the Great Market Hall (designed by Gustave Eiffel), sip coffee in a genteel turn-of-the-20th-Century cafe and enjoy an affordable performance at the luxurious Opera House. Budapest has its fair share of museums and monuments ...


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Places to stay along the Oregon-Washington coast
Christopher Reynolds // 08.04.09
Here are seven waterfront lodgings I used while driving 1,147 coastal miles from southern Oregon to northern Washington (and 90 more in northern California). Some sit on the beach, others atop bluffs, but all neighbor the water, with no roads between lodging and the sea. After the seven I used, y...


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Tips for travel on the cheap
Judy Mandell // 07.31.09
Until recently, frugality just wasn't something you bragged about. But with the economic meltdown, Americans are searching for ways to travel without blowing their budgets. Here are some techniques to keep more cash in your wallet. Use low-cost hotels LastMinuteTravel.com recently launch...


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By bicycle, an up-close visit to Denmark's Funen island
Susan Spano // 07.31.09
While this year's Tour de France cyclists struggled to overcome rain, cold and hills, I took a four-day bike trip in Denmark, one of the most cycle-friendly nations in the world. It has more than 7,000 miles of safe, interconnected, sign-posted bike trails and -- get this -- no big hills. My 5...


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Biker's quest: To find the feral cow
Hugo Martín // 07.30.09
It's been years since anyone has seen the free-range cattle in Cheeseboro and Palo Camado canyons. But that doesn't mean they aren't there. About five years ago, park rangers with the Santa Monica Mountains National Recreation Area swore that cattle had escaped from a nearby ranch and were ...


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Letters: Roamin' around New Zealand
From The Los Angeles Times // 07.30.09
Common sense is what's missing Regarding \"Pala Casino Upgrades Pay Off\" [July 12], I was amazed at what Beverly Beyette, the writer of the story, did -- or, rather, did not do -- when she was told she was being charged $200 (refundable) in case something was missing from her room. Any norma...


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Readers recommend: Tip for euros
From The Los Angeles Times // 07.30.09
FRANCE A euros tip If you're going to France and want to use traveler's checks, try to buy them in euros instead of U.S. dollars. After the third bank in the small town we were visiting turned me down, a cashier recommended the post office, which did change the checks. -- Richard...


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Travelaxe provides hotel price comparisons online
Jen Leo // 07.30.09
Travelaxe.com compares hotels from different booking sites so you can find a cheaper room and feel good about the money you're saving. What's hot: Travelaxe gives side-by-side hotel price comparisons in a grid format; the cheapest rate is highlighted, which not only helps you save money (and ...


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Porn museum nestled in Las Vegas
Jay Jones // 07.30.09
As I arrive at the two-story building a few blocks west of the Vegas Strip, I spot a sign on the front door telling visitors that the building no long houses an adult bookstore. Those who came for that may be disappointed to discover that eroticism is viewed in a different light by the building's...


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Planning your trip to Copenhagen, Denmark
Susan Spano // 07.30.09
BIKE COPENHAGEN WITH MIKE 011-45-26-39-56-88, www.bikecopenhagenwithmike.dk, depart from Copenhagen Bikes at 11 Reventlowsgade on the west side of the main train station. Tours available through Sept. 30. The tour costs about $30 and bikes can be rented in the cycle center for about $15. ...


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