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Tell me about your best vacation ever

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Everyone has favorites: books, bands, restaurants -- and vacations. What's yours? And more importantly, what made it so special?

Send me a photo and a brief description (100 words or less) about your best vacation ever. Our panel of esteemed judges (me) will pick a winner.

The prize?

Seeing your best vacation immortalized in the Chicago Sun-Times. But wait: There's more. You'll also get a brand new copy of the cool "Eat London" book by Peter Prescott & Terence Conran. Here's Amazon's synopsis:

London is a city brimful of culinary possibilities from great gastropubs to trendy bars, lively markets and chefs (Gordon Ramsay, Heston Blumenthal, Jamie Oliver) at the top of their game. "Eat London" is not a restaurant guide - it is a book all about food and the people who make, sell, cook and care about it. From cafes to delis, the Indian food markets of East London to haute cuisine in Mayfair, food quality and originality is the main criterion alongside recognising good, interesting decor, comfortable furnishings, pleasant and interesting surroundings, a convivial ambiance, a sense of history or tradition, consistency and wonderful amusing personalities. Each chapter encompasses a specific area of London with full address listings for every entry and suggestions of itinaries or fun things to do. More than 60 recipes will appear throughout the book by some of Britain' s top chefs including Peter Gordon of Providores, Georgio Locatelli of Locanda Locatelli, John Torode of Smiths of Smithfield, Fergus Henderson of St. John, Rose Grey and Ruth Rogers of The River Cafe, Tom Conran of The Cow and Richard Corrigan of Lindsay House as well as recipes from some of the capital' s favourite restaurants such as Fifteen, Le Gavroche, Coq d' Argent, Moro, Bibendum, Gaucho Grill, and Racine amongst others. All photographs are specially shot throughout and the text is full of anecdotes, stories and a sense of London streetlife.

You can send me your photo and synopsis either via email or snail mail. The former is The latter is Lori Rackl, Chicago Sun-Times, 350 N. Orleans St., Chicago, IL 60654.
Deadline for submissions is Monday, Nov. 19.

Good luck!

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Had an amazing trip to London last year, spent a week seeing the city, going to shows, everything was perfect right up until the volcano in Iceland blew its gusket. We were planning a short flight to Europe and had to spend the night in Stanstead instead. Would have been really disappointing until I happened to meet the love of my life at the Radisson Blu Hotel in the airport. That really did make up for it, and turned it into the BEST vacation ever. As a result I highly recommend this hotel!




Even i agree with Chris that HUMMINGBIRD CARS is the best London Airport Transfer company in the town at present.
and to add to the above comment they provide 5 % Discount on all return journeys.



Well, I travelled to london the last december for vacation, It was one of my best ever vacation as everything went so smoothly. I visited London Eye, The london Dungeon, Madam Tussade and many more places and I also had a wonderfull Experience with my Taxi Booking with Hummingbird Cars for London airport Transfer and they are pretty good and Affordable. They Provide Transfers from all the five London Airports: Gatwick, Luton, London City, Stansted and London Heathrow Airpots. They have very well behaved Drivers who respect their customers. They also provide a MEET and GREET Service. They have well maintained Saloon, Estate, People Carriers (MPV's) and large Public Carriers.
They also dont hike their prices anytime they have standard prices throughout the year. They also provide good discounts on bookings.

Highly Recommended

Chris Fernandes

I read with interest the article about Russia. This
past summer my wife and I went on a river cruise from
Moscow to St. Petersburg and had an amazing time. We
too are not “cruise people” but having taken a great
river cruise in China last year we embarked on the
Russian cruise this year. There were no regrets.
There were only about 200 people on the cruise, almost
all excursions were included in the package price, and
as long as one didn’t drink too much vodka in the
ship’s bars the cost of incidentals was minimal. The
ruble is more favorable to Americans than the Euro
also. There was an excellent mix of leisure time and
tour time. The passengers tended to be older but this
was not a problem. The price was very reasonable,
food was good, cabins were (as advertised) small but
we were not in the cabin very much anyway. We thought
that St Petersburg was a wonderful place but had fond
memories of Moscow and the towns we saw along the
rivers and canals between Moscow and St. Petersburg.

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