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Rundown for the Week of October 18, 2002

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Un-"safe haven?" A Bali Web Resource
Indonesia has become known as a potentially dangerous place in recent years -- but not Bali. The island paradise has been seen as a peaceful haven. That's why the fatal bombing took the world by surprise. What does this mean for travelers? Should we assume Bali isn't a safe destination? And if it isn't, where is safe? We look at the tragedy and how it makes us feel about travel.

Big Apple Biking by Jeff Lunden
Reporter Jeff Lunden lives in one of the busiest and most "alive" cities around: New York City. Biking in such an urban area takes nerves of steel -- it might even sound like a bit of a death wish to the uninitiated. But somehow, Jeff had a change of heart and decided to brave the streets of Gotham on two wheels.

Walking Route 66 by Ann Heppermann
Route 66 is known as the "Main Street of America." People from all over the world drive from Chicago to Santa Monica, visiting small towns and eating at old burger joints. But for Dennis Crowley, Route 66 is a spiritual journey that began in 1998, albeit a rather unorthodox one. He didnít start in Chicago, Ill., but Joplin, Mo., where the trip will end. Dennis isnít driving Route 66 -- heís walking it. Well, sort of. Ann Heppermann joined Dennis for a stretch just outside of Seligman, Ariz. She found out you can learn quite a few things by walking a mile next to a manís shoes.

"Blue Latitudes": Adventures of Captain Cook Real Audio Listen in RealAudio
When you're out on the ocean, sailing or taking a cruise, don't you wonder what it was like for explorers of centuries ago? Former war correspondent and Pulitzer Prize winner Tony Horwitz threw himself into the adventures of Captain James Cook, the English sailor who mapped out a third of the world in just 11 years, in the mid-1700s. Cook was the first Westerner to most of the South Pacific, Australia, New Zealand and Alaska. Tony's new book, "Blue Latitudes," brings to life the wild times of Captain Cook.

Links:
Blue Latitudes: Boldly Going Where Captain Cook Has Been Before - http://www.bluelatitudes.com
The Captain Cook Society - http://www.captaincooksociety.com
The Captain Cook Memorial Museum in Whitby - http://www.cookmuseumwhitby.co.uk
James Cook: Voyage of the Endeavour - http://pacific.vita.org/pacific/cook/cook1.htm

Interview: Bob Duskis Real Audio Listen in RealAudio
We look forward to Bob Duskis' appearance on The Savvy Traveler. Bob, the co-founder of label Six Degrees Records, is our world music tour guide. Each time, he introduces us to fabulous new sounds from different cultures. Today, he takes us underground into the club scene of London.

Links:
London: Chill out with Zero 7 - http://www.zero7.co.uk
Zero7 mp3s on Epitonic.com - http://www.epitonic.com/artists/zero7.html
Ultimate Dilemma Record Label page - http://www.ultimate-dilemma.com/artists/zero_7/zero7.htm

New York: Art meets commerce through Ben Neill - http://www.benneill.com
See the advertisements that spawned the album - http://www.greenbeet.com [click "the reel"]
New York experimental music performance at The Kitchen - http://www.thekitchen.org

Six Degrees Records: http://www.sixdegreesrecords.com

Deal of the Week: The Canadian-Caribbean Double Deal
Our Travel-Expert-in-Residence, Rudy Maxa, unleashes his Deal of the Week: a great price on a hotel up north and a cool airfare price down south.

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