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Getting The Best Seat For The Best Price

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The Wall Street Journal profiles the website SeatGuru.com today. Great tips for getting the best seat for your money.

Where others saw tiny tush space, SeatGuru.com saw opportunity. With seat layouts and ratings for 720 different airplanes flown by 100 different airlines, the website has become the authoritative source for cabin information. Using internal research and feedback from fliers, SeatGuru highlights the gems, like seats with unlimited legroom, and flags the duds, like window seats with no windows. Information is so thorough that SeatGuru says airline reservation centers use its site for information on their own planes. (Airlines confirm that.)

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Yosemite National Park in Four Seasons

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Mark Boster, a photographer for the Los Angeles Times, loves Yosemite National Park in California. He spent a year photographing the park for this Four seasons in Yosemite package that includes information of shutter speed, aperture, and focal length for all you photo nerds. Mostly they are just beautiful pictures of a "magical" park. Below, the LA Times has a brief documentary about his work:

Get Lonely Planet's Austin iPhone App For Free

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Heading to the SXSW Festival in Austin this weekend? Lonely Planet has graciously offered their app for iPhones and iPads as a free download.

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