It's hard to be a Marco Polo these days. Areas that once were exotic
now have a Hilton Hotel and a McDonald's on the corner. Witness the
rise of adventure travel, where getting off the beaten path is the
rule of thumb. That could mean mountain biking across the Arctic or
hiking the peaks of the Himalayas.
But as reporter Jeff Tyler discovered, some travelers are venturing to
the boundaries of the mind, taking psychedelic trips in Peru's Amazon
The World's Most Dangerous Places
"The World's Most Dangerous Places" is your reference guide to where
land mines are buried and in what countries your kidnappers will
accept a personal check for your ransom. Written by Robert Young
Pelton, it is the world's only annually updated guide to traveling in
hot spots and forbidden places. When Pelton isn't roaming the planet,
he's at home with his family in Los Angeles where he talked with me
about how he became an expert in traveling through the world's war
Robert Young Pelton is a guy that some might call crazy... I mean
going to the world's most dangerous places is not what most of us
would choose for our yearly vacation. But Michelle Kholos reports that
crazy may be too simple an explanation.
There are many ways to travel -- in a car, on a boat, by jet or
through time. Today on the Savvy Traveler, we take a trip back in
time -- to the cocktail era -- the subject of a new nostalgia craze,
particularly among young people who find new glamour in revisiting the
days of martinis and cocktail music. Steven Nisakay has been
fascinated by that effervescent era for years as Karen Michel tells us
from New York.
Q&A II -- The Meaning of Travel
Rudy talks with listeners about what travel means to them.