Rundown for the week of September 19, 1998
The Carnival Sensation
During the summer we all heard about the Carnival Cruise
ship Ecstasy catching fire near Miami. No fatalities but bad PR
for the "Fun Ships" of the world's biggest cruise line. We got to
thinking, "Would it help to restore Carnival's reputation if we let
The Savvy Traveler's Marty Goldensohn tell all about his week on the
Carnival Sensation, Ecstasy's sister ship? Or would that only
make matters worse?"
Q & A I -- Preparing For The Holidays
Rudy talks to listeners about advanced preparation for the holidays.
Interview with Jim Cote
Rudy interviews Jim Cote, co-author of On The Road Again:
Travel, Love, And Marriage. Life can be rough for the business
traveler...the frenetic pace...the jet lag...not to mention the amount
of time it takes away from one's family. Jim Cote stopped by recently
to offer advice for the spouse on the go, as well as coping strategies
for the family left behind.
Deal of the Week: Swiss World Offers Deals in the Air
Q & A II -- General Questions
A new airline, Swiss World, flies between Newark, New Jersey and
Geneva, Switzerland for $79 each way. Offer good until September 24.
The airline doesn't have a U.S.-based phone number yet, so check with
a travel agent. You pay full fare, about $320 round trip. But once
on board, you receive a coupon for half of that back in cash.
Rudy takes listeners' general questions about travel and mentions:
Day trips in the Frankfurt area
- Weisbaden: 25 miles from Frankfurt Airport, elegant city, 26 hot
springs, Kurhaus spa.
- Mainz: 19 miles from Frankfurt Airport, 1000-year-old St. Martin's Cathedral,
Gutenberg Museum, wine taverns, cruising
along the Rhine.
Todd Melby talks about the time he traveled from Minnesota to North
Dakota by bus. The trip with his children was one of his most
There we were, just two hours into a day-long Greyhound journey
across the Great Plains, and one of my sons, Zach already had a story
Melby lives and writes in Minnesota.
Next Week on The Savvy Traveler
We take to the skies as author William Langeweische reminds us of the
profound effect flying has on our outlook of the world.
"By raising us above the constraints of the tree line and the
highway, it imposes a brutal honesty on our perceptions."
Then we try a different perspective when we go exploring the
old-fashioned way...on foot.
"You spend much time here and your going to have your humble
We're hiking in the High Sierras and hearing your tips on the best
place to find the essence of Fall...in next week's edition of The
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