Rundown for the Week of December 11, 1999
Feeling at Home
Some people prefer the intimacy of a bed and breakfast to a hotel; a B&B
may offer a home-cooked meal or a window onto the life of the area. The
best, according to Monique Greenwood, reflect the identities of their
owners. Greenwood belongs to an association of more than 25
African-American-owned bed and breakfasts across the country. Hers, the
Akwaaba Mansion, is not located in a small, rural town in New England, but
rather in a grand old mansion in the heart of Brooklyn. Akwaaba means
"welcome" in Twi, the language of the Akan people of Ghana. The Savvy
Traveler's Marianne McCune went for a visit.
Travelers, like marauders from the Middle Ages, often return home with the
spoils of conquered cities. While most of us enjoy buying souvenirs of our
trips, it's easier said than done in places where bargaining is a fact of
commercial life. Todd Melby and Diane Richard recently visited Istanbul,
Turkey on their honeymoon, with thoughts of buying an authentic Turkish
The Beautiful Badlands
A visit to one of America's great natural monuments, where one traveler is
reminded of our impermanence.
Bob Burg Interview
To teach us how to make the most of a bad situation we've got Bob Burg.
He's the author of the book Winning Without Intimidation: How to Master
the Art of Positive Persuasion. You may remember that Bob was on the
show last week offering advice on how to get an upgrade.
Deal of the Week
New Year's Eve Bargains
Staying in Touch
Question of the Week
Vacationing with the In-Laws
The Bicentennial of Washington's Death
We're going to take you on another inspiring journey next week when we
follow one traveler to Germany to retrace the steps of his parents, who met
and were married there well over 40 years ago.
"In Berlin we tried to find yet another significant point: the home of
Colonel and Mrs. Higgins, who hosted my parents' wedding reception on
Saturday, November 1, 1952."
Come along as we wander back in time. We hear about some last-minute gifts
for your favorite traveler. And are you prepared when your foreign friends
ask about your religious holidays?
"'Laura-san,' Akiko asked, 'Do you believe in Jesus Christ?' I nearly
choked on my miso soup, considering our usual lunchtime banter concerned
the consequences of over-perming or where to get a good manicure."
Christmastime in Japan and a whole lot more during next week's edition of
The Savvy Traveler.
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