Rundown for the Week of February 5, 2000
Back to Basics on the Slopes
For a long time, the ski scene has been dominated by sprawling and pricey
resorts like Vail, Colorado, Nevada's Squaw Valley or Sunday River in Maine.
But for a growing number of people, these resorts are just too big.
Turned-off by acres of parking lots and exorbitant ticket prices, many
skiers and snow boarders are now seeking out-and finding--a stash of smaller
areas where the atmosphere is laid-back and the tickets reasonably priced.
The Savvy Traveler's Pippin Ross set off to find some of them.
The Skinny on Sumo
How about going belly to belly with a giant sumo wrestler? Doug Lansky, our
Vagabond Traveler, shares his encounter.
Moving the Family Interview
Psychologist Rosalind Kalb packed up her brood when her husband was
transferred to Japan and Hong Kong. She talks about what it's like to set up
housekeeping in a faraway place.
Deal of the Week
Across the Atlantic for less
Question of the Week
The Drama of TV Weather
Millennium Snow Castle
Next week we begin with some romantic ballroom dancing in Austria...although
a waltz in Vienna ain't quite what used to be.
"I'm not sure what Strauss would think of tonight's orchestra. Electric
guitarists, drummer and a keyboard player.
So we'll dance our way through modern Vienna, then head over to London for a
peaceful stroll through Her Majesty's Gardens.
"Queen Mary's garden is the perfect place to keep yourself to yourself. It's
still almost as quiet as it was in 1864."
Touring those young English gardens. Plus, tips to accommodate the royalty
in your family -- your pet -- when you go on vacation...so come along for
the ride during next week's journey with The Savvy Traveler.
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