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Rundown for the week of August 23, 1997


Turtle Races

Reporter Christina Koenig takes us to a tiny Minnesota town, where during the summer, the population quadruples every Wednesday to watch turtles race.


Rudy Maxa answers listener questions.

The Green Tortoise

The phrase bus trip evokes an image of air-conditioned behemoths full of well-behaved often mature travelers. Then there's a bus trip Green Tortoise style. With a fleet of 13 well-seasoned coaches, Green Tortoise runs tours to national parks and other scenic spots. Fritz Faerber rode the Tortoise to Yosemite.

Yellowstone Anniversary

Rudy Maxa interviews Lee Whittlesey, historical archivist and former ranger at Yellowstone.

Postcard From Yellowstone

Judie Fein sends in an audio postcard from Yellowstone.

Q&A II Rudy Maxa talks with traveler and author MaryBeth Bond and callers about the experiences of women traveling alone.

The Vagabond Traveler

Rudy Maxa talks with Doug Lansky, vagabond traveler, who never has to worry about lost luggage, because he wears everything he takes on his travels.

Deal of the Week

If you've always dreamed of sailing on the Queen Elizabeth Two with the love of your life, but were put off by the price, well, check out my deal of the week.

Cunard is offering a two-for-one special. A couple booking the cheapest inside cabin for the early December sailing from New York City to England would normally pay $5,300. That includes airfare back to New York, port charges, and other taxes. The two-for-one deal reduces the total to $3,400. And if you really want bargain basement, go stand by, an option available on all QE two sailings.

You won't know until a month before the departure date whether you made the cut, though Cunard says 80 per cent of passengers do. Stand-by fare on the December date is $400 off the two-for-one deal. Keep that stand-by option in mind in the future, as well. The QE Two on the cheap--that's my deal of the week.

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