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Rundown for the week of November 20, 1999

Classical Rafting
There are combinations that just naturally go together...peanut butter and jelly, Abbot and Costello...but classical music and white water rafting? Yup. Turns out that there are several rafting companies which offer live classical music as part of your journey. We sent The Savvy Traveler's Tom Verde to the river canyons of eastern Utah where he spent a week soaking up the sun and the culture.

Mexico Border Crossing
As the weather starts getting colder, many of us like to do what the birds do -- fly south for the winter. Others prefer driving, and one obvious destination is our neighbor just south of the border. But The Savvy Traveler's Judie Fein tells us why the simple act of driving to Mexico isn't as easy as you might think.

World's Largest Cruise Ship
Is it a cruise ship or a country? How big does a cruise ship have to be for passengers to feel like they never left dry land? Mary-Lou Weisman sent us this postcard.

Travel Fitness Interview
Y'know, I'm on a plane...I'd say at least six times a month. And as much as I'd like to think I've gotten used to life on the road, the truth is it's stressful and often leaves me wiped out. But I recently came across a book called Travel Fitness: Feel Better, Perform Better on the Road. It's got some useful tips I'm going to try out the next time I take off. The book is written by frequent business travelers Bill Tulin and Rebecca Johnson. I invited them to our studios and asked if there is such a thing as travel burnout.

Rudy's View
Tokyo Technology

Deal of the Week
Double your pleasure by visiting two great Asian cities at a great price.

Question of the Week
Home for the Holidays

Travelers' Advisory
Travel Agents

Next Week
Hop on board next week when we head to an unlikely tourist site in Korea:

"Although incidents are not anticipated, the United Nations command, the United States of America and the Republic of Korea may not be held accountable in the case of a hostile enemy act."

Tour the front, inspect the troops and see the sights in the Korean Demilitarized Zone. And we find a travel deal that seems too good to be true:

"The Baloot, which is the half term duck embryo that is boiled and then served on the street in the Philippines, costs only about 25 cents."

Iguana eggs, snake blood and other delicacies...really, they're considered delicacies...as we eat our way around the world during next week's edition of The Savvy Traveler.

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