for the Week of May 31, 2002
to the Whole Show
Music: Les Nubiennes, "Makeda" from "Les Princesses Nubiennes"
Hood and the Little Gullibility Pills
is Sherwood Forest. Every summer, we have a big Robin Hood festival
here. It's actually very good -- merrymaking, children's archery
lessons, a bit of swash and buckle, as Robin Hood beats the life
out of the Sheriff's acolyte, Guy of Guisbourne -- hugely violent, but
the crowd loves it."
--Martin Stott, on his adventures in Sherwood Forest.
Music: Karsh Kale, "Empty Hands" from "Realize"
What's New in Luggage
"Our cash register looks like a ticket counter. We have people
coming in all the time asking if they can buy tickets, but we're not
a travel agency -- we're just a store."
--Paul from Flight 001, on the interesting shopping decor of the
Flight 001 store.
Aid: Big Discounts on Small Airlines in the U.S.
Traveler's Aid: Big Discounts
on Small Airlines in Europe
--Our Travel-Expert-in-Residence, Rudy Maxa, provides
links to cheap airfares in the U.S. and Europe.
Music: Trio Electro, "Supa Max" from "Om Lounge v.5"
Music: Shantel, "In the Woods" from "
By Design: Eric Owen Moss
"If one imagines an area of water, muck, ice, mud, colder than
Chicago and Boston together...and to make a city, there is a Herculean
act, and an act of enormous will."
--Eric Owen Moss, on the strong influence of St. Petersburg.
Music: Zigankov, "Tchastushka" from "Trio Voranezh"
Sea of Troubles
"It`s like phantom pain -- when amputees feel sensation
in missing limbs. It`s the haunting sound of what`s gone, and not ever
--Rachel Dornhelm, on the desolation of the Aral Sea.
Music: Soulstance, "Blue Grass Land" from "Hi Fidelity
of Tipping Around the World
"As I`ve looked into the matter of tipping, I`ve
become more and more conscious of how many people there are to tip,
and I`ve gotten poorer and poorer -- but I think I`ve gotten more popular."
--Mary Lou Weisman, on tipping around the world.
Music: St. Germain, "Pont Des Arts" from "Tourist"
Of The Week: Hidden Tuscany
--Our Travel-Expert-in-Residence, Rudy Maxa, unleashes
his Deal of the Week: a jewel of a hotel with cheap rates in Tuscany.
Mystery of Fufu
"It seems there are two important details that
Rocky forgot to mention about Fufu: first, you eat it with your hands;
second, you don`t chew."
--Matt Holzman, on eating the quintessentially West African food, fufu.