Rundown for the Week of December 4, 1999
The Swan Song of Stately Homes
No cultural tour of Britain would be complete without at least one visit to
a stately home. These magnificent houses set in hundreds of acres of land
and surrounded by perfectly manicured gardens are great museums of a former
age. At least most of them are. But some, like Manderston House in the
south of Scotland, are very much still part of the twentieth century and
functioning as family homes. Adam Fowler visited the current owner of
Manderston House, Lord Palmer, to see how the other half live.
The New Yorker's NYC
In New York, like most cities, you don't really see the locals and tourists
connecting...unless of course it's in a hotel or souvenir shop. It makes
you wonder, as they study their maps, and gawk from air conditioned buses,
what these sightseers actually think of the natives. New Yorker Wesley
Weissberg ventured into the world of the tourist to find out.
What do you do when your beloved disappears and leaves you without love --
or rent -- in Mexico? Carmen Delzell sent us this postcard from a broken
heart south of the border.
Suzy Gershman Interview
The last time shopping guru Suzy Gershman stopped by, she gave us advice
for getting a good bargain when we travel. And since Suzy is the author of
Frommer's "Born to Shop" guides, who better to talk about packing to look
smart on the road...no easy feat as all business traveler's
know...especially if you're trying to avoid checking your luggage. Suzy
joined me and assistant producer Susan Weissman at a studio in New York
City and I asked her if it's possible for a business traveler to look
stylish and still only carry a single piece of luggage.
Gifts for the Savvy Traveler
A Royal Restoration
Deal of the Week
Question of the Week
Come along for the ride again next week when we visit a black-owned bed and
breakfast, started by an owner who got a little tired of the way she was
treated when she visited other guest houses.
"She didn't much appreciate the mammy and pappy salt shakers her host
picked out for her place setting at breakfast."
Coincidentally, we're going to talk about the tackiest souvenirs you've
picked up in your travels. And do you know how to get a good deal on a
Turkish carpet? Just get up and walk away.
"'Okay, well, thank you very much.' 'Excuse me, do you have any special
price on your mind that you want to spend on this one?'"
Bargaining 101 during next week's journey with The Savvy Traveler.
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