Rundown for the Week of January 15, 2000
As much as you might wash your hands or get a flu shot to avoid getting
sick on vacation, there are some trips you take that really test your body
-- and your immune system -- to the limits. And there are also those
journeys for which there can be no protection, where it's your mind that's
put through the grinder. We sent The Savvy Traveler's Martin Stott on such
an adventure, to Vienna, Austria in search of one of the greatest minds of
all time. So if you're at home, lie down on your couch...relax...think
about your childhood and come along for the ride as our own Martin Stott
takes us with him on his journey to discover Sigmund Freud.
The Poetry of a New Generation
If you're visiting the San Francisco Bay area and you're hungry for
something unusual to do on a Saturday night, let us suggest a taste of
poetry. Our tour guide is Youth Radio's Jacinda Abcarian.
Traveling with The Savvy Traveler
The secrets of a Savvy Traveler revealed.
Customs: Behind the Scenes
Why are some of us searched while others aren't? To answer that question
and to give us a better sense of the customs process, we spoke with Joseph
O'Gorman, who is the U.S. Customs Service Supervisory Inspector stationed
at the customs headquarters in Washington D.C.
Deal of the Week
The Caribbean Calls
Learning the Language
Question of the Week
Biggest Travel Mistake
Fleeing from the Flu
Sure, it's the dead of winter, but enjoying the cold is just a question of
"Well, you really have to embrace winter if you live in Canada, especially
a city like Ottawa. If you squirrel away through the winter, it really
See how a frozen river transforms a city into a winter wonderland. We also
talk about monasteries and convents where tourists are welcome to spend the
night. And some crazy stories when a professional traveler tells his worst
"We had a bizarre encounter with a drunken Tibetan who climbed up on the
hood of the car and he tried to head-butt his way through the windshield."
Sort of puts your lost luggage into perspective, doesn't it? More tales of
woe and discovery when you jump on board during next week's journey with
The Savvy Traveler.
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