Reporter Christina Koenig takes us to a tiny Minnesota town, where
during the summer, the population quadruples every Wednesday to watch
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.
Rudy Maxa interviews Lee Whittlesey, historical archivist and former
ranger at Yellowstone.
Postcard From Yellowstone
Judie Fein sends in an audio postcard from Yellowstone.
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
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.