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May 27, 2009

Photo of the Day: Provence Villa

Provence Villa  

This week, Photo of the Day highlights images from our pool of Dream Trip entries that relate to Condé Nast Traveler's June 2009 issue. Read below for a taste of what's on the pages, then pick up your copy of the magazine, on newsstands now.

In her "Worldwide Guide to Affordable Villa Rentals," Consumer News Editor Wendy Perrin shares her field-tested tips for scoring the best house rental--and furnishes a directory of 49 vigorously vetted villa rental specialists who hold the key to properties from Paris to a private island estate in New Zealand.

Dream Trip entrant paulap knows the special appeal of renting a home of one's own. She encapsulates the experience in her entry "Provençal Lunch," which includes a photograph taken at the villa that she and her friends rented near the village of Les Baux-de-Provence.

"Every day after lunch, we'd head to whatever town had a local market going on and get our food for that evening and the next day," paulap writes. "It was hot, dry, and lovely. Our covered porch was perfect for sitting in the sun-dappled shade, wine in hand, chatting about the day."

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