Rundown for the week of July 17, 1999
Although the dance flourished in Argentina, it's believed that the tango
was also inspired by African, Indian and Spanish rhythms. What developed,
in the end, was what came to be considered a "dance of the people,"
although at first only for the lower classes of people. Tango was
considered obscene in its early stages.
Q&A: Your Answers: Airline Complaints
Rudy talks to listeners about their bad airline experiences, and talks to:
- Steve Lott
- Stephen Colwell
History of Vacations Interview
Everyone looks forward to their annual vacation -- a chance to get away
from the pressures of our professional and domestic responsibilities. A
week at the beach, a road trip cross country -- we know we need to relax
and take a break, but why is it that so many of us have such a hard time
letting go? Rudy says he takes a laptop and cell phone everywhere he
travels. According to Cindy Aron, he's not the only one. Cindy's the author
of Working at Play: A History of Vacations in the United States.
Black Rock Golf
Some die-hard golfers are using the British Open in Scotland as their
excuse to be away this weekend, but whether you're interested in golf or
not, you're going to get a kick out of this tournament: the 12th Annual
Self Invitational Black Rock Desert Classic. Anyone can participate. You
just have to be willing to make the two hour drive north of Reno and dish
out a $50 entry fee. It is, no doubt, one of the most unusual golf
experiences in the world. Hal Canon and Teresa Jordan of The Open Road are
Deal of the Week
Autumn deals as Southwest continues to expand.
Q&A: Ask Rudy
Rudy takes listeners' general questions about travel. He mentions:
Danger Spots for Gay Travelers
Gay and lesbian tourists spend $17 billion a year on travel each year, but
that doesn't mean they always feel welcome. Remember in 1997 when a ship
wasn't allowed to dock in the Cayman Islands because it was a cruise for
gay men? Well, apparently, being turned away can be the least of your
troubles if you're a gay traveler. The Advocate is a national gay and
lesbian news magazine and the current travel issue highlights the most
dangerous places for gay travelers to visit. For instance, did you know
that Brazil has an average of three gay murders per day? And there's a list
of other places that may come as a surprise.
Carry-On Baggage Postcard
We heard your complaints about the airlines, including the overhead luggage bins and how other people's stuff is always
falling out of them. Well, most of us can relate--especially The Savvy Traveler's Geo Beach who thinks it's not just the
location of the overhead bins, it's the stuff we're putting in them that's
causing the problems.
We're off on new adventures when we take a leisurely ride through the
canals of France and bust a stereotype along the way
Clip: "Whoever said the French are rude to foreigners clearly never spend
much time along the Canal du Midi."
And if you think you may have culture shock floating through France, next
week we hear about the kind that hits you when you come home to America.
A Walk in the Woods author Bill Bryson shares his impressions on
returning to the U.S. after twenty years in England.
That, plus your recommendations for the best beach in the world to be
stranded in next week's journey with The Savvy Traveler.
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