for the Week of July 26, 2002
to the Whole Show
Own Private Mexico
by Dan Coffey
Travelers generally fall into one of two categories: You're either constantly on the hunt for new places, or you've found the one place you're crazy about, and you wind up booking back to that place over and over again. Contributor Dan Coffey discovered Mexico years ago, when he was in college. He fell in love with the place -- and it's, evidently, a long-term love affair for many reasons.
Lesser-known London: A Tour with Peter Ackroyd
Don't just stick to the basic guidebook of a place -- get off the beaten path. If you've only seen London through rose-colored glasses, author Peter Ackroyd will open your eyes to the darker side of Londontown -- you'll feel more like an insider by the time you leave. Peter Ackroyd's current book is called "London: The Biography." He gives Savvy Traveler host Diana Nyad a personal tour of his London.
by Hank Rosenfeld
One of America's most famous travelers, Jack Kerouac, would
have turned 80 this past March. "On the Road" is a classic
for the ages, especially resonant for anyone looking for freewheeling
adventure by day, and reflective poetry readings by night. Our own freewheeling
poet reporter, Hank Rosenfeld, had a Kerouac-like experience himself,
post-college. You've heard of classic Kerouac? This is classic Rosenfeld.
Ehrlich: A Fascination With Greenland
Award-winning writer Gretel Ehrlich's book "This Cold Heaven: Seven Seasons in Greenland" is a bizarre topic for her because she never had an interest in Greenland. Then, in 1991, she was walking her dogs on her Wyoming ranch when a bolt of lightening struck her, knocking her unconscious. When she came to, Greenland was on her mind. Then, Gretel made it her mission to get there.