Rundown for the week of October 9, 1999
Hawaii Trade Winds
Wouldn't it be nice to take a couple of weeks off and go to Hawaii to
warm up? Imagine the shift to your senses. Instead of drinking hot
chocolate and smelling wood burning in the fireplace, you're tasting
fresh pineapple and feeling sand between your toes. A vacation offers
all kinds of opportunities to stimulate the senses. When the Savvy
Travelers Robert Rand visits Hawaii, he feels something special...in
Bad Taste Tour: Museum of Urology
We're always happy to take you to the other end of the travel
spectrum and lead you through one of our Bad Taste Tours. Those of us
on The Savvy Traveler staff are always amazed by the vast number of
oddball, disturbing, even offensive museums and tours that are
brought to our attention. The Stripper Museum in the
middle-of-nowhere Nevada, the Toilet Seat Art Museum in San Antonio,
Texas. Would our listeners really go to these places, we ask
ourselves? Well, the truth is, we just don't know...but someone is
paying to get in. And we figure, who are we to define bad taste? So
about once a month, we visit these places through the eyes of our
brave, brave tour guide, Cash Peters. And today he takes us to...the
Museum of Urology. I'm not making this up...it's a real museum. And
here's the disclaimer...as with any other Bad Taste Tour, you may
find this journey...well...how else to say it? In bad taste.
Trends in Luggage
Okay, you're in the airport biting your nails, praying that you're
suitcase is going to show up on that endless carousel filled with
other people's bags. Then, you see it...wedged between a baby
stroller and an army duffle bag. You're halfway home...now you just
have to pray that the baggage handlers were kind and left your
suitcase in one piece. Sound familiar? Since we all know the angst of
baggage claim, we decided to send The Savvy Traveler's Kitty Felde to
a luggage convention, to hear about the latest innovations in the
world of baggage.
A postcard from one traveler who had a journey inward when she
journeyed all the way to China. The lessons you can learn when you
immerse yourself in another culture. Reflecting on how travel can
make you rethink everything you've ever known about your place in the
Heidi Yorkshire Interview
This is the time of year wine lovers wait for the harvest and in
places like France you see banners proclaiming "Le Beaujolais est
arrive." Translated from my rotten French that means, "The Beaujolais
is here." But it's not just beaujolais that's ready to drink--nearly
every variety of wine imaginable makes it debut in the fall. Now,
most wineries across the U.S. and Europe welcome visitors, but since
wine has that....I don't know...snobby association, I guess, it can
be a little intimidating, going to a vineyard for the first time. So
we brought Heidi Yorkshire on board to offer a few tips. Heidi is
the author of the book Simply Wine, and she's a regular contributor
to Bon Appetit magazine. I asked her what I should say to
someone who's nervous about visiting a winery because they feel they
don't know enough about it.
Deal of the Week
Hawaii...once is never enough.
Frankfurt Book Fair
Question of the Week
Life lessons from the road
Next week, meet Pulizter-Prize winning author Stanley Karnow, who
headed to Paris one summer in the 1940's...and ended up staying ten
years. We'll hear his musings about the passionate Paris of days gone
And do you avoid going on vacation because you're worried about
leaving your pets behind? Well, you wouldn't be the only one.
"Guilt: most every pet owner suffers it. That overwhelming feeling of
remorse that you've abandoned a beloved and helpless member of your
family when you go on vacation."
Now there's a way you can make sure that Fido of Fluffy is in good
hands. Hear about a kennel with digital cameras, so that you can log
onto the net, anywhere in the world, and look in on your furry
friend. That and more, so please come along for the ride during next
week's journey with The Savvy Traveler.
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