Rundown for the week of October 30, 1999
If you're the type who loves Halloween, who lives for scary movies and
haunted houses, then you should think about traveling to a place with very
spooky possibilities: London. That's where The Savvy Traveler's Martin
Stott discovered you could come across any number of bloody, decapitated
ghosts stalking the night.
Heart of Saturday Night: Kansas City Jazz
Kansas City: one of the cradles of jazz and a place where some of the
greatest musicians got their start. You can go out any night of the week
in Kansas City and hear jazz or blues in any number of venues. But on
Saturday night there's a place where you can have an unusually intimate and
authentic jazz experience. The Savvy Traveler's Laura Ziegler takes us
Day of the Dead Postcard
Every once in awhile we get a postcard from Carmen Delzell, a friend and
fellow traveler who, after forty-some years, gave up the life she knew in
America and crossed the border to pursue a new life in Mexico. She recently
sent this postcard, in anticipation of Halloween, to introduce a new way of
thinking about our season of scary ghosts and goblins.
Peter Mayle Interview
Author Peter Mayle put Provence on the map with books like A
Year in Provence and Toujours Provence. Readers are left dreamy and hungry after poring over
Mayle's juicy descriptions of french food and the unhurried pace of french
life in the countryside. Here he is reading from his newest novel, Encore
Provence. In this passage he describes what happens when he
encourages his active house guests to choose relaxation over tennis. Mayle
hands them a copy of Edward Gibbon's Decline and Fall of the Roman Empire, and entices them into a hammock.
O'Keeffe and Rockwell Retrospectives
Deal of the Week
Some relief for college students on United Airlines
Question of the Week
We visit the beautiful Ahwahnee Hotel in Yosemite. Now, in a national park,
you might expect rustic accommodations, but not here.
"The story goes that Lady Astor came to visit and was put off by the
inadequate accommodations and Mathers said that's it. We have to build some
nice hotels to accommodate visitors of class."
Yosemite's beautiful and historic Ahwahnee Hotel. If you want to hit the
road but you don't feel like you can afford it, we'll tell you about jobs
for people who love to travel. And how 'bout improving that golf swing?
"We figure on average each of you will hit four, maybe five hundred balls
today...and for most of you that will be more than an average round of
Golf school and many other adventures during next week's edition of The
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