Travel: A Golden Getaway

Tickets are still available to the Winter Olympics, which opens in Torino, Italy, on Feb. 10. Here's how to book a last-minute trip. The cheapest way to get there is through a do-it-yourself itinerary. A flight from New York to Paris or London should cost about $350; then fly the last leg on a low-cost carrier ( ryanair.com or easyjet.com) for about $9 each way. Find a hotel at www.jumbograndieventi.it (from $175 a night) or montagnedoc.it for mountainside accommodations near the bobsled or luge events. As for the actual Games, lots of seats are still vacant--only 60 percent have been sold so far. You can buy tickets at cosport.com, but you'll get better deals at the official Olympics site torino2006.ticketone.it. The only catch: you must provide a European address. Time to call on your friends abroad.