for the Week of August 16, 2002
to the Whole Show
India Journal by Michelle Kholos
As a travel journalist you're frequently offered expense-free trips by tour operators, airlines, hotels, even the tourist bureau of a country itself. The idea is that you'll enjoy a place so much, you'll want to tell everyone about it. Michelle Kholos recently took her first trip to India, paid for by the Oberoi Hotel chain. She learned that even the most comfortable, pre-packaged press trip can turn you on your head.
Tourism by Naomi Lewin
Any of you who have traveled throughout Europe inevitably wind up saying at the end of the trip, "I just can't take another gorgeous 17th century church!" Reporter Naomi Lewin went on a European church tour, but instead of stepping into these magnificent buildings when they're empty, Naomi visited when they're most alive -- during Mass. The sounds of the nuns singing, the organ music swelling, seemed to fill her soul.
The End of the Earth
by Todd Jarrell
Literature has long promoted the island of Tierra del Fuego as a mysterious place -- it's in a league with Zanzibar and Timbuktu. Seafarers, in particular, regard it with abiding respect, for its most renowned feature is Cape Horn. The clash of oceans and bitter Antarctic storms make this graveyard of ships and sailors the infamous "Everest of sailing." Writer Todd Jarrell sailed from there recently on the tall ship Europa, en route to points south.
Anne Marie Ruff
Reporter Anne Marie Ruff was living in Bangkok for a while, making
travel discoveries while visiting Beijing, Inner Mongolia, Turkmenistan
and Nepal. While Anne Marie is not a musician -- and doesn't even
write about music -- everywhere she went, she recorded authentic
music on the streets and at local events. The music she brought
back was simple: one woman's voice, one man's instrument. She embraced
everyday experiences and found music at the heart of the lives she
encountered. These sounds create a window into the worlds she was
traveling. We ask her about the music of the people and the sounds
that are reflective of the clutter and chaos of the world's most
Aid: Airline Troubles
Our Travel-Expert-in-Residence, Rudy Maxa, and host Diana Nyad discuss the impact all the bad airline news will have on travelers. With US Airways filing for Chapter 11 bankruptcy protection and United announcing they may do the same within one month, what will this do to ticket prices, flight availability and service.
Aid: Airline Restructuring
Host Diana Nyad chats with Marketplace business analyst, and longtime
airline industry observer, David Johnson about what this week's
news from USAir, United and American means about the direction of
the industry. Will we see airfare wars with ailing carriers desperate
to get people in seats after the Labor Day travel slowdown? And,
what about the dichotomy of the airlines moving away from the hub-and-spoke