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Rundown for the week of June 19, 1999

Custer's Last Stand
Nearly a third of all vacationing Americans are categorized as heritage travelers -- that is, they're traveling to experience the story of history and tradition. In Montana next weekend, tourists will join descendants, re-enactors, and historians at the Little Big Horn to relive Custer's Last Stand. The Open Road's Hal Cannon went to see last year's re-enactment and discovered that there's more than one way to tell this story.

Q&A I: Lessons from Dad
Rudy talks to listeners about lessons learned while traveling with their fathers.

Expect Delays: Steve Lott Interview
Every time we pick up the paper these days it seems like another airline is on strike or about to go on strike. We've got Steve Lott, the editor of Aviation Daily, with us to fill us in on aviation labor relations and their impact on airline travel.

The Pilgrim's Way: Santiago de Compostela
Mecca, Rome, Jerusalem, Lourdes...the rich religious history of these places and others have compelled millions throughout the centuries to put aside their lives for a time, and immerse themselves in a journey. For many pilgrims, this journey is spiritual. Others come to fulfill a lifelong promise to themselves, while still others are simply drawn by curiosity. Then there are those, like The Savvy Traveler's Tom Verde, who pack up and go on pilgrimage for a little of all these reasons. Tom spent part of last summer in northern Spain, fulfilling a childhood dream -- making a pilgrimage to the medieval city of Santiago de Compestela.

Deal of the Week
Ready to see Europe by train? You probably know there's a profusion of rail passes that can save you a few bucks. But here's the news this week.

Q&A II: General Questions
Rudy takes listeners' general questions about travel. He mentions:

  • Canoe Tour of the Zambizi River
  • Summer in the Aussie Winter
  • Hotel for Macy's Thanksgiving Day Parade

Culture Watch
You know that Italy is the place to be for art lovers, but it's especially hot this time of the year. Venice's Biennale is the Europe's most prestigious --and controversial--International Exposition of Modern Art.

Next Week on The Savvy Traveler
More advice and adventures next week, including a trip to a forbidden land in search of an elusive guy.

We travel to Cuba to follow in the footsteps of Ernest Hemingway. Papa would have been one hundred this year. And since Cuba was a place he loved to write, we're going to visit some of his favorite haunts--maybe even meet an old friend.

And, you know those endless layovers in the airport when you're bored to tears? Well, here's something to fill the time AND improve your oral hygiene.

Clip: "It's convenient -- instead of sitting around drinking and smoking they can come by the office and have their teeth cleaned."

A trip to the airport dentist and the places that make history come alive during next week's journey with The Savvy Traveler.

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