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Rundown for the week of October 30, 1999

Haunted London
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 there.

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.

Culture Watch
O'Keeffe and Rockwell Retrospectives

Deal of the Week
Some relief for college students on United Airlines

Question of the Week
Travel Fears

Travelers' Advisory
Y2K Travel

Next 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."

Golf school and many other adventures during next week's edition of The Savvy Traveler.

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