Rundown for the Week of July 8, 2000
A New Perspective on Jazz
We stop in Montreal, Canada for the largest Jazz Festival in North
America. Each July, music fans from all over the world fill the
city's downtown streets. They come for the hundreds of free shows but
also for the ambience of an historic French city. The Savvy
Traveler's Karen Kelly and her husband were among the fans this week
who made their way over to the Montreal International Jazz Festival.
The Real African Experience
It's difficult to think of Africa without thinking of famine,
violence and political turmoil. One country that's had more than its
share of misfortune is Uganda. For years it suffered under the
abusive rule of first Idi Amin and then Milton Obote. But after 14
years of relative stability, it's finally beginning to rebuild its
economy, and in particular, its tourist industry. Tens of thousands
of people visit nearby Kenya every year, is it time we turned our
attention instead to Uganda? Savvy Traveler Martin Stott went to see
Life Aboard a Tall Ship
If you dream of romance on the high seas, swashbuckling pirates or
just days of silent reflection between you and the ocean, then you've
probably been following the Tall Ships on their journey to various
ports around the globe. About 28,000 sailors from all over the world
took part in the excitement. Among them was writer Todd Jarrell. He
sent us this postcard to tell us about a particular aspect of life at
The first time with a new barber is always a bit nerve-wracking, but
imagine the challenge if you don't even speak the same language. Our
Vagabond Traveler and international bad-hair day expert, Doug Lansky,
sent this postcard.
In a Sunburned Country
Renowned world traveler and writer Bill Bryson has written a new book
about Australia, our fascinating and often ignored neighbor down
under. Host Rudy Maxa recently sat down with Bill to discuss what he
discovered during his latest adventure south of the equator.
Deal of the Week
U.S. to Europe with friends
Question of the Week
To Tip or Not to Tip
C'est la Vie!
Keeping a Promise
Hear what the wind is whispering on the Greek island of Lesbos
during next week's journey.
"The land is hilly, mountainous. And much of it is covered with olive
trees. They say that in ancient times, the oracles listened to
whispers of wind in the trees, to foretell the future and divine the
wishes of the gods."
And moving from the ancient to the modern, we hear the latest in
"Stuck in downtown Miami but longing for the Denver mountains? Dial
up snow-capped peaks on your virtual window."
Hotels of the not-too-distant future in next week's edition of The
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