Rundown for the week of October 16, 1999
We all know how vulnerable the environment is to air and water
pollution, but light pollution can take its toll as well. The glowing
nighttime waters of many phosphorescent bays in the Carribean and
Hawaii, for instance, no longer appear as bright, because of
competing lights from nearby urban sprawl. That's why it's nice to
visit a place like the Star Hill Inn in northern New Mexico, where
the stars are the only lights illuminating the night sky. This
unusual and isolated resort, in the foothills of the Rocky Mountains,
caters to those devoted to star gazing, either with the naked eye or
through one of the resort's high-powered telescopes. The Savvy
Traveler's Tom Verde decided to check it out.
Travel with Pets
We spend most of our time, here at The Savvy Traveler, talking about
great vacation destinations. But today we'd like to consider the
things we leave behind...who's going to run the lights on and off in
the house? Who'll water the plants or take in the mail? And perhaps
most importantly, who'll take care of the family pet? Who'll feed
Socks when you trot off to Martha's Vineyard? Well, The Savvy
Traveler's Annie Wu has some suggestions.
Mysterious Hawaii Postcard
A postcard from Shirley Streshensky, who heard something beautiful in
the air, as she walked the beaches of Hawaii. The mysterious sounds of
John Lurie Interview
You may not have heard of John Lurie, but if you've ever seen those
mid-1980s Jim Jarmusch films Stranger Than Paradise and Down By Law, then you've definitely seen Lurie. And if
you're a jazz fan, you might have heard his band, The Lounge Lizards.
Or maybe you caught up with Lurie on his Independent Film Channel
series, that ran last year, Fishing with John, in which he traveled
to places like Jamaica and Thailand with buddies like Tom Waits,
Dennis Hopper, and Matt Dillon to check out some of the world's best
fishing holes. I spoke with Lurie last year when he was in-between
projects to find out, in all his travels, which place has left the
strongest impression on him.
Curaçao's 500-year anniversary
Deal of the Week
Sears -- more than just a place to buy a power saw
Question of the Week
Getting away from it all
Boeing 737 Safety
We embark on an emotional journey. We hear the story of a woman
who got a call late one night, and flew half way around the world to
watch hundreds of people die...she tried to help them live.
"I can still see her walking away, eight months pregnant and walking
away. She just lost her husband and had no other children."
Some travel to forget about the world...others go places to change
it. Hear how a journey to Rwanda transformed one woman's life forever.
We're also going to hear about a guy who landed in the airport in
Paris and ended up making it his home for eleven years. And we're
hearing your stories -- horror and happy -- about traveling with your
boss. All that and more, so come along for the ride again during next
week's journey with The Savvy Traveler.
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