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T+L Value Guide
1 Readers' Poll: World's Best Hotel Values Click here.
Travel + Leisure readers pick the hotels around the world that provide the most for your money, whether you're looking to save or splurge.
2 Getaways:
Easy Spring Breaks
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Need a quick travel fix but don't want to spend a fortune?We've found some great trips—all within easy reach—that won't break the bank.
3 Strategies: Where the Deals Are Click here.
The deep travel discounts of 2002 are now fewer and farther between. Here's how to get the year's best prices.

ST. JOHN, U.S. VIRGIN ISLANDS From $233 a day per person. Just a 15-minute ferry ride from St. Thomas, the undeveloped green hills, pristine beaches, and expansive national park (which covers two-thirds of the island) of St. John can fulfill any tropical fantasy.

WHAT TO DO Check into recycling guru Stanley Selengut's Harmony Studios (340/776-6240; www.maho.org), a 12-room solar-powered resort overlooking Maho Bay. Then go sea-kayaking with Arawak Expeditions (340/693-8312; www.arawakexp.com), take a hike through the park, or just sunbathe all day on Francis Bay.

THE MATH Doubles at Harmony Studios start at $185. USAirways has flights from Philadelphia to St. Thomas beginning at $418; from Las Vegas, United flights start at $505. The Transportation Services of St. John (340/776-6282; $3) runs regular ferries from St. Thomas.

WESTERN PENNSYLVANIA From $241 a day per person. Set on 1,700 wooded acres in southwestern Pennsylvania's Laurel Highlands, Nemacolin Woodlands Resort & Spa (800/422-2736; www.nemacolin.com) has every activity from skeet shooting and horseback riding to detoxifying seaweed wraps and massages.

WHAT TO DO Sign up for the resort's spring Escape Package and, along with a night's stay, you get your choice of a 50-minute Swedish Massage, a round of golf on the Links championship course, or an hour-long horseback ride.

THE MATH Residents of most Eastern cities can drive to save on airfare (the resort is 181 miles from Cleveland, 183 miles from Washington, D.C.). Weekend rates for the spring Escape Package start at $482 per night for two, with a room in the historic mountain lodge.


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