There's precious little budget-friendliness in Monocle's travel special edition publication, which is rubberbanded to the current (December/January) issue, but there is lots of general gorgeousness and some nice little details of travel. On the latter front, there's enthusiasm for the straight-forward Lufthansa timetable, Finnair glassware, wi-fi on Swiss Railways, and the Design Forum shop at Vantaa.
The best news for value-hunters? It turns out that Baboo, one of the two short-haul airlines favorably profiled in the special edition—take a wild guess as to the identity of the other—has extremely competitive fares on advance purchases. How competitive? Their Geneva-Bucharest roundtrips begin at CHF199.50 ($179).