Rundown for the Week of June 10, 2000
Summer by the Sea: Oqunquit, Maine
We stop in the seaside village of Oqunquit, Maine, a place with more
hotel rooms than registered voters. Around this time of the year
Oqunguit gets the summer tourist invasion. So how do the locals feel
about outsiders taking over their town for a few short months each
year? The Savvy Travelers Keith Shorthall checks it out.
Some journalists find themselves traveling to report from war zones
and other dangerous places. This is risky business. One way to reduce
a journalist's chances of encountering danger is to take a course
that's very popular with war correspondents. We decided to send
Martin Stott and see if he could pick up some tips for any traveler.
We'll let him tell you about it.
Keeping in Touch: Email Shops around the World
In February, Anne-Marie Ruff and her husband Peter packed up their
life in Los Angeles, bought one-way tickets to Thailand and moved to
the island of Koh Samui. In the two years since they last visited,
the pair discovered that paradise has been wired. Anne-Marie tells us
how the email shop is changing the nature of travel.
We get some advice from Our Vagabond Traveler Doug Lansky, who's all
too familiar with those awkward, social situations when you don't
know the etiquette for greeting someone from another country. Two or
three pecks on each cheek? Kissing rules coming up.
Interview: How to Travel Around the World
Edward Hasbrouk is the author of the book, Practical Nomad: How to
Travel Around the World. He stopped by recently to chat about travel
trends among the young. Our host asked him if he thinks young people
are on a search for paradise or are there other compelling reasons
they have to see the world?
Deal of the Week
Coast to Coast Cheap
Question of the Week
Books that have inspired you to travel
Why Do We Travel?
Americana Lives On
The 50 Most Beautiful Places in the World
Be sure to come along for the ride again next week when we take a
trip far, far north, to a place where magic can be found in even the
most mundane of settings.
"Inside it's as modern and comfortable as any suburban house. It
could be anywhere, except for the whales out the window."
A motorcycle ride through enchanted Canada. And a different kind of
sighting on the road. Ever been on a plane or waiting for your
luggage? You turn to befriend the person next to you and then realize
he or she looks suspiciously familiar?
"He was just, you know, a little hair growing out of his ears, a
toupe colored wrong. Had on a very frumpy tweedy coat and baggy
Your stories of celebrity sightings on the road, and much, much more
during next week's edition of The Savvy Traveler.
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