The Radar: Beijing by Bike, D.C. for the Family, Cut-Rate Stays in University Dorms

  • Take in the sights, smells, and sounds of the bustling streets of Beijing the traditional way—by bicycle. The traffic may be wild, but you’ll find plenty of bike lanes, few hills, and sights to see. Here are some bike tips and places to stop in the city. [BBC]
  • Offering the ideal mix of fun activities, cultural experiences, and historical sights, Washington, D.C. is a destination sure to please both parents and children. With countless museums, restaurants, and tours, the question really becomes: how do you fit it all in? Check out’s family-friendly D.C. travel guide for great tips. [Away]
  • Here’s another great way to save money when traveling on a budget: stay in college dorms. Many universities across Europe, the U.S., and Canada rent empty dorm rooms to tourists during the summer season—some for as low as $20 per night. Read on to find out how. [Frommer’s]

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  1. ranjit
    June 28, 2011, 9:47 am

    see this