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Rundown for the Week of July 19, 2002

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Lobster Boat Race by Charlotte Renner
This green and blue Earth of ours is 4/5ths water, and, not surprisingly, has a long history of racing boats across those lakes, rivers and oceans. The Greeks sail, the Canadians paddle, the English row, and the Americans are fond of motorboats. But, there are no more ardent boaters than Mainers. Maine has developed its own particular brand of boat racing. Charlotte Renner takes us to one of our most beautiful states to experience one of their oldest summer boating traditions.

Munchkins of Oz Cruise by Alix Spiegel
Did you know some 7 million people sailed on a cruise in 2001? But, not all cruises are gigantic floating-resort types of trips, where you run laps and hit golf balls off the A deck, swim and sunbathe on the B deck, and eat and cha-cha-cha on the C deck. There are specialty theme cruises for people interested in astronomy or cooking classes or ballroom dancing -- or, as Alix Spiegel discovered, one that seems pretty eccentric, but actually touches a chord in Americans across many generations.

Interview: Lorne Rubenstein Real Audio Listen in RealAudio
Writer Lorne Rubenstein spent the summer of 2000 living in the small village of Dornoch, 4 hours north of Glasgow. His new book "A Season in Dornoch: Golf and Life in the Scottish Highlands" tells of his experiences hitting the links as a temporary Dornoch resident.

Links:
A Season in Dornoch: Golf and Life in the Scottish Highlands by Lorne Rubenstein (intro by Sean Connery)
Royal Dornoch Golf Club

Interview: Margaret Cho Real Audio Listen in RealAudio
Comic Margaret Cho has just come off a 37-city road trip, selling out venues like Carnegie Hall. She has been on the road, honing her skills, developing her fanbase, for almost 20 years. Problem is, if you donít travel much, you tend to think life on the road is terribly exciting -- but as most seasoned performers could tell you, the whirlwind has its upís and downís.
Links:
http://www.margaretcho.com
http://www.notoriouschomovie.com
http://www.margaretcho.com/tour/tour.htm, Margaret Cho's tour dates

Deal of the Week: Paris Shopping Spree
Our Travel-Expert-in-Residence, Rudy Maxa, unleashes his Deal of the Week: Shopping bargains and reasonable accomodations in France.

Traveler's Aid: Cruises for Non-Cruisers
We talk to cruise diva Linda Coffman from http://www.cruisediva.com about cruises even a non-cruiser could love.

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