Rundown for the Week of April 22, 2000
The Extreme Side of Oregon
If you like skiing, windsurfing, mountain biking, kayaking and hiking, but
you've only got a few days for vacation, then how about we take you to a
place where you can do all of these activities in the same day? We're going
to a bend on the Columbia River where there is no off-season for sport and
the rush of adrenaline. It's Hood River, Oregon and our guide is Hal Cannon
of The Open Road.
The Mystique of Belly Dancing
"A gross and indecent expression of sensual intoxication." That's how one
of Napoleon's generals described belly dancing two centuries ago, during
the French occupation of Cairo. Presumably, the average soldier was a bit
more appreciative of the art form. Today, Islamic fundamentalists are the
chief critics of Oriental dance, as it's sometimes called, yet as The Savvy
Traveler's Tom Verde reports, Cairo remains the belly dancing capital of
Bad Taste Tour: The Sound of Music in Salzburg
Usually our Bad Taste Tours take you to places that are unquestionably
tasteless; the Paris Sewer Tour, a Urology Museum, stuff like that. But
now, The Savvy Traveler's Cash Peters takes us on a perennial favorite that
could be viewed as being in poor taste. You decide.
Taking a Bite out of the Big Apple
Ten years ago, our Scottish contributor, Adam Fowler came to live and work
in the United States. Unfortunately he didn't have a great experience and
returned home early. But recently, his work brought him back to the U.S.
Find out how the country he had found so difficult to live in held up as a
An Interview with Ted Scull
The experience of taking a cruise no longer has to be limited to all-night
buffets and lounging on the lido deck. Our host Rudy Maxa interviews cruise
expert Jack Scull about what these seafaring resorts have to offer a savvy
traveler in the modern age.
Deal of the Week
A Walk in the Park
Question of the Week
Give Me a Break!
A Swedish Spring
Come along with us as we confront our past. We travel to Skokie, Illinois,
the scene of an explosive controversy in the late 1970's. That was when the
Federal Court in Chicago ruled in favor of a neo-nazi group to march in a
town filled with Holocaust survivors.
"We just couldn't believe it, because the U.S. was a symbol of freedom and
here we heard of the Nazis coming after us to persecute us again. It was a
Come along for a visit to Skokie's Holocaust Monument, a testament to the
will of a small town that refused to forget.
We're also going to hear stories of the trips you've taken to come to terms
with your own family and cultural history. So please join us for a trip
back in time during next week's edition of The Savvy Traveler.
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