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Rundown for the week of October 18, 1997

Motoring in a Morgan

Considering a motor tour through the hills and dales of England? Why not do it in style in a Morgan? This classic, hand built British roadster is the only racing car ever to be offered for sale in a window of Harrod's department store. And although it isn't the only way to get around the British Isles, as The Savvy Traveler's Tom Verde discovered it's one of the most exciting.

Where to rent a Morgan:

Wykeham's Limited

6 Kendrick Place Reece Mews

South Kensington

London SW7 3HF

(Across the street from Christie's, the famous auction house.)

Telephone: 011-44-171-589-6894/8309

Fax: 011-44-171-589-8886

Q&A I -- Traveling with Pets

Rudy mentions:

DogGone newsletter 561-569-8434

Rebuilding Berlin

Our next stop today takes us to Berlin which used to be the place to feel the Cold War up close and personal. But that's all changed in the wake of German reunification. The plan to relocate the country's capital to Berlin has transformed the city into an enormous construction zone. Reporter Tom Banse tells us that the rebuilding of Berlin has become an unlikely draw for tourists, although they may still be surprised to find that much of the city's most familiar symbols, like the Berlin Wall have almost disappeared.

Potsdamer Platz construction pictures can be seen on the web at:


Construction related cultural events (in German with English summaries) can be found at:



Arthur Grace is a Los Angeles based freelance photographer who spent years working for Time and Newsweek. His forte is shooting portraits---from Lech Walesa to Robin Williams whose picture is on the cover of Arthur's book "Comedians". Now when I'm traveling and see -- say -- a fascinating looking local person I'd like to capture on film, I never know quite how to do it. So I asked Arthur how he would approach that situation.

Alaska Day

This weekend marks a special anniversary in Alaskan history and a time when many in the 49th state breath a sigh of relief -- why? The answer in this postcard from Geo Beach of KBBI radio in Homer.

Deal of the Week

Did you ever think you'd see the day when you could fly coast to coast for $100 each way? How about a fare like that without all the usual small print about booking ahead, staying over a Saturday night, or being born under Libra with Scorpio rising?

Well, say hello to SunJet, a low-cost carrier based in Long Beach, about a half-hour drive south of downtown Los Angeles. Starting November 15th, little SunJet begins flying between Long Beach and Newark Airport, just across the river from Manhattan. And fares are $99 each way with no restrictions. Here's the catch—and you knew there had to be one: As seats sell, the price rises. But I checked this week, and 99-dollar seats were still available.

Then there's Tower Air which flies between New York's Kennedy airport and L.A. Tower charges $100 each way on selected flights. The service on Tower Air can be terrible—it's a cattle car situation sometimes. But you can't ship cattle this cheaply.

About a hundred bucks cross country on SunJet or Tower Air -- that's my deal of the week!

Q&A II -- General Questions

Rudy mentions:

Tours in Turkey: Bestways Tours 800-663-0844, Pasha Tours 800-722-4288

Organizations that take you on geological tours: Earthwatch 800-776-0188 www.earthwatch.org., Sierra Club (415)776-2211

Fear of flying course: SOAR (Seminars in aeroanxiety relief) 800-FEAR-FLY

Sheep on Vacation

Jon Eldan sends in a postcard from Rome about an idyllic summer vacation for a flock of Italian sheep.

Next Week on The Savvy Traveler

We'll hear about a new multimillion dollar PR campaign to re-shape the image of Philadelphia; We'll go to concierge school and learn about what goes into providing truly remarkable service; We also want to hear your vote for the most romantic places on earth -- a truly savvy traveler can never have too many of those -- your most romantic destinations and so much more in next week's journey with The Savvy Traveler.

If you want your very own copy of The Savvy Traveler, order an audio cassette. It's easy. Just call 303-823-8000. The price is $15. As Rudy says, it's a steal.

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