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October 2007 Archive

2007 U GO! Awards Voting Is Open Photo

2007 U GO! Awards Voting Is Open

Posted on October 31, 2007 in IgoUgo Updates

Nominations are in, and now it’s time to pick the winners of the 2007 U GO! Awards!.. Continue reading 2007 U GO! Awards Voting Is Open

Freako-tourism Photo

Freako-tourism

Posted on October 30, 2007 in Trip Ideas

Originally a pagan ritual, Halloween exists around the world as a night of fun, mischief, and strange traditions... Continue reading Freako-tourism

Winter’s Hot New Spots Photo

Winter’s Hot New Spots

Posted on October 26, 2007 in Trip Ideas

When the temperature drops, most people dream about sunny getaways, beaches, and warm breezes. Here are five great hot spots that will help melt your worries away, without getting you all hot and bothered about the crowds... Continue reading Winter’s Hot New Spots

Mangia! Cooking Vacations in Italy Photo

Mangia! Cooking Vacations in Italy

Posted on October 25, 2007 in Trip Ideas

We’re using World Pasta Day as an excuse to indulge—er, divulge—the places where IgoUgo members have learned the saucy secrets of Italian cooking... Continue reading Mangia! Cooking Vacations in Italy

2007 World Series: East Meets West Photo

2007 World Series: East Meets West

Posted on October 23, 2007 in Trip Ideas

The World Series is a magical event, where the air is as crisp and cool as the ballpark beer. If you’re one of the lucky few to snag tickets to the Fall Classic, here’s an overview of where to spend your time and what to do outside the bleachers... Continue reading 2007 World Series: East Meets West

Good Deals in Budget Travel Photo

Good Deals in Budget Travel

Posted on October 22, 2007 in Travel News

We all have travel wish lists, dream destinations, and at least 1,000 places to see before we die, but whether or not we visit them is all about the Benjamins. Luckily, it’s a good month on the Web for travel-prone penny pinchers... Continue reading Good Deals in Budget Travel

Far and Away the Best—or Most Interesting Anyway Photo

Far and Away the Best—or Most Interesting Anyway

Posted on October 19, 2007 in Trip Ideas

Despite the joys of sharing travel experiences, sometimes the best companions are peace and quiet... Continue reading Far and Away the Best—or Most Interesting Anyway

Boston Welcomes the Head of the Charles Photo

Boston Welcomes the Head of the Charles

Posted on October 18, 2007 in Trip Ideas

If you’re thinking about visiting Boston, go this weekend: Sox fans are cheering, fall leaves are peaking, and the Head of the Charles Regatta rows into town... Continue reading Boston Welcomes the Head of the Charles

Top 10 Big Media Travel Blogs Photo

Top 10 Big Media Travel Blogs

Posted on October 16, 2007 in Travel Tips

More and more traditional media outlets are jumping into the blog arena, sometimes with results that one-up their original publications. Here are our picks for the best travel blogs from newspapers, magazines, and television... Continue reading Top 10 Big Media Travel Blogs

IgoUgo Picks Your Top Travel Videos Photo

IgoUgo Picks Your Top Travel Videos

Posted on October 16, 2007 in Trip Ideas

We didn’t know what we were in for when we asked you to share your travel videos. It’s not surprising that one of our favorites makes us hungry for some caliente cuisine, but who knew we’d be equally inspired to throw on some dancing shoes?.. Continue reading IgoUgo Picks Your Top Travel Videos

Around the World in Fall Photos Photo

Around the World in Fall Photos

Posted on October 15, 2007 in Photos

Every autumn, as the leaves begin to turn, IgoUgo photographers turn on their cameras and capture some of their best shots of the year. We’re going around the world in fall photographs to celebrate their skill and our favorite season... Continue reading Around the World in Fall Photos

Talking Top B&Bs with zabelle Photo

Talking Top B&Bs with zabelle

Posted on October 12, 2007 in Traveler of the Week

When the mercury starts to fall and you want to travel without giving up your place by the fire, head for a cozy bed-and-breakfast. Our top picks and an interview with zabelle, IgoUgo member and B&B guest extraordinaire, should get you started... Continue reading Talking Top B&Bs with zabelle

Getting High at the Albuquerque Balloon Fiesta Photo

Getting High at the Albuquerque Balloon Fiesta

Posted on October 11, 2007 in Trip Ideas

The 2007 Albuquerque International Balloon Fiesta has lifted off! A contingent of IgoUgo members crane their necks to see this unique spectacle—and offer some advice for newbies... Continue reading Getting High at the Albuquerque Balloon Fiesta

Halloween How-To: From Frightening to Friendly Photo

Halloween How-To: From Frightening to Friendly

Posted on October 10, 2007 in Travel Tips

It only takes a slight chill in the air—and countless ghoulish store decorations—to remind us that Halloween is swiftly approaching. Whether you want to play a trick or just eat treats, IgoUgo members can scare you in the right direction... Continue reading Halloween How-To: From Frightening to Friendly

Art Road Show Photo

Art Road Show

Posted on October 9, 2007 in Trip Ideas

Attention, art aficionados! Now is a great time of year to devour culture, with major art fairs bringing together some of the best galleries and art in the world... Continue reading Art Road Show

IgoUgo Poll: Best and Worst Airports Photo

IgoUgo Poll: Best and Worst Airports

Posted on October 8, 2007 in IgoUgo Updates

If you know airports more intimately than most, put this inside information to good use in IgoUgo’s airports poll! We’ll post the answers on the blog so you can share others’ savvy—including which hub to avoid at all costs... Continue reading IgoUgo Poll: Best and Worst Airports

Farewell, Oktoberfest: A Report from Munich Photo

Farewell, Oktoberfest: A Report from Munich

Posted on October 5, 2007 in Trip Ideas

As you bid auf Wiedersehen to Oktoberfest this weekend, reminisce with one IgoUgo member’s dispatch from Munich. The ambitious traveler went, saw, danced, and reported back before the last stein was served... Continue reading Farewell, Oktoberfest: A Report from Munich

Party Like a Parisian: Nuit Blanche & Harvest Wine Photo

Party Like a Parisian: Nuit Blanche & Harvest Wine

Posted on October 4, 2007 in Trip Ideas

Forget April in Paris—it’s all hype and hordes of tourists. Visit in October, IgoUgo’s Paris veterans say, when an all-night party and an urban grape harvest show up springtime, big time... Continue reading Party Like a Parisian: Nuit Blanche & Harvest Wine

Postcard from Croatia: Stolen Snapshots Photo

Postcard from Croatia: Stolen Snapshots

Posted on October 3, 2007 in Trip Ideas

On a week-long trip to Croatia in August, IgoUgo Editorial Director Cameron Siewert faced her worst travel fear: the death of her camera. With a little help from her travel companions, she made a full recovery—and returned to show and tell... Continue reading Postcard from Croatia: Stolen Snapshots

Tales and Tips for Around-the-World Trips Photo

Tales and Tips for Around-the-World Trips

Posted on October 2, 2007 in Travel Tips

These days, people everywhere are obtaining travel’s Holy Grail: the formerly elusive around-the-world trip. Here, the RTW sites you need to see before you, well, see the sights... Continue reading Tales and Tips for Around-the-World Trips

Ten Great Tables for World Vegetarian Day Photo

Ten Great Tables for World Vegetarian Day

Posted on October 1, 2007 in Trip Ideas

We’re marking World Vegetarian Day with a list of veggie-friendly restaurants around the world that boast rave reviews from you. From Beijing to Boston, IgoUgoers pick the go-to places for going beyond broccoli... Continue reading Ten Great Tables for World Vegetarian Day