Rundown for the Week of April 8, 2000
Rudy's Prowl: Get Away to Paradise
This time of year, we close our eyes and imagine white sandy beaches
with warm coastal breezes, right? Well, what you're imagining is
exactly what you can find on the little known Turks and Caicos
Islands in the British West Indies. Our host Rudy Maxa not only
investigates, but tells us how you can win an all-expenses-paid
vacation there. Find out about The Savvy Traveler's Tropical Island
Spring cleaning often means throwing away out-of-date clothing or
trinkets. But some people think their old stuff is valuable enough to
be displayed at the Smithsonian. The Institution receives thousands
of inquiries and packages containing unsolicited objects each year.
The Savvy Traveler's Lex Gillespie went to Washington D.C. to find
out what makes the cut, and what doesn't.
Hit the Road
Maureen Geoghegan and Annice Tatken found during a drive from Chicago
to the Grand Canyon, that a good roadtrip can be the mother of
invention. They've opened The Roadtrip Store for all you motor travel
needs. The Savvy Traveler's Elizabethe Meister recently met the two
women to hear about it.
The Ears Have It
The indefatigable Geo Beach tells us about one travel accessory
that's small enough to fit in your pocket, cheap enough to purchase
with pocket change and can change your whole travel experience
Interview with Pico Iyer
It hasn't taken long for the transportation and communication
revolutions to make the world a much smaller place. In his new book
The Global Soul: Jet Lag, Shopping Malls and the Search for Home,
famed travel writer Pico Iyer talks about the changing nature of
travel...and how it's changing us.
Deal of the Week
Gambling for Air fares, Vegas-style
Question of the Week
We hear about border and customs stories
Beating jet lag
Car-free in the US?
Celebrating the Buddha
Come along for the ride next week when we hear how, in spring, a
young man's fancy turns to thoughts of the perfect travel
companion...but how do you know when you've found her?
"This Marina, number 5572. She's 26 years old. Her weight is 130 pounds..."
Some people travel all the way to Russia for the most efficient route
to surefire romance. We tag along during the next edition of the
And don't forget to send in your essay about the one person, any
person in the world, real or fictitious even, with whom you'd like to
be stranded on a deserted island. Check out the rules and send in
your essay, no longer than 250 words please. You can also call
888-SAVTRAV to get more info. Remember, you're doing this to win a
free trip to Middle Turks and Caicos island in the Caribbean. Or did
you think I was making you write an essay for nothing?
If you want your very own copy of The Savvy Traveler, order an audio
cassette. It's easy. Just call 303-823-8000. The price is $15.
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