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Rundown for the Week of May 30, 2003

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Lower East Side Deli Tour by Naomi Lewin and Jeff Lunden

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We’re all about summer travel this week, so we're taking a trip dedicated to comfort: the comfort foods of the Jewish delicatessens on Manhattan’s Lower East Side. Naomi Lewin and Jeff Lunden headed down to sample some chopped chicken liver, garlic pickles, melt-in-your-mouth pastrami and knishes. A word of warning, though: you might want to wait more than 30 minutes after eating to go swimming.

Previously aired on March 21, 2003
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Other links:
Katz's Delicatessen: History, some photos and online store offering knishes, kugels, deli meats and T-shirts featuring their famous tag line, "Send a salami to your boy in the Army."
www.knishery.com: Yonah Schimmel Knish Bakery
www.russanddaughters.com: Russ & Daughters, world famous caviar, premium smoked fish and specialty foods
www.babka.com : Delancey Dessert Company
www.lowereastsideny.com: Online business and entertainment directory for New York's Lower East Side
hometown.aol.com/delanceypickle/: Guss' Pickels

A Lesser-Known London Interview with Peter Ackroyd

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Don't just stick to the basic guidebook of a place this summer -- get off the beaten path. If you've only seen London through rose-colored glasses, 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 latest book is called "London: The Biography."

Previously aired on March 1, 2003
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Other links:
Peter Ackroyd's book "London: The Biography" on Amazon.com
Info. on London: http://www.london.gov.uk/
Info. on Spitalfields: http://www.spitalfields.org.uk/
Info. on Clerkenwell: http://www.clerkenwell.org/
Info. on Southwark: http://www.southwark.gov.uk/
The George Inn: http://www.georgeinn-southwark.co.uk/

Stalking the Amish by Michelle Kholos

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Even with world increasingly becoming one big global village, it’s still fun to travel to places where people have all come from just a few families throughout many centuries: the Khan family in Pakistan, the Mayan villages in Belize…and, yes, the Amish in Pennsylvania. Michelle Kholos takes us on a buggy ride in Lancaster County, where the residents are more alike than they are different -- and the draw for tourists is the local people themselves. Welcome to Amish country.

Previously aired on June 14, 2002
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Other links:
The Pennsylvania Dutch Country Welcome Center: http://www.800padutch.com/
Amish Homestead: http://www.amishwebportal.com
Lancaster County: http://www.padutchcountry.com
Amish Buggy Rides: http://www.amishbuggyrides.com

Beautiful Badlands Postcard by Dave Karlotski

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When you ask well-traveled people if they have been to all 50 states, they seem to miss a couple of them -- and most likely, they’re the Dakotas. Many have never passed through South Dakota, and the Badlands area is one of the few untouched areas left in the “lower 48.” It’s a place where even the name brims with mystique. Dave Karlotski went to the Badlands and sent us this postcard. After hearing Dave’s description of these untouched panoramas, you’ll want to make this trip, too.

Previously aired on December 11, 1999
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Other links:
Dave Karlotski's Web Site: http://the751.tri-pixel.com
Email Dave: dave@spork.sr.unh.edu
Badlands National Park: http://www.badlands.national-park.com/
National Park Service Badlands Site: http://www.nps.gov/badl/
GORP's Badlands Guide: http://www.gorp.com/gorp/resource/US_National_Park/sd_badla.HTM
South Dakota Home Page: http://www.state.sd.us/

The Sound of Music Tour Pilgramage to Saltzberg with Cash Peters

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Cash Peters has been on the road for a couple of years on what he calls a “Bad Taste Tour,” visiting places like the Paris Sewer Tour and a Urology Museum -- unquestionably tasteless, but fun. Cash’s book about his Bad Taste trips, “Gullible’s Travels,” will be out June 2nd. This week, Cash has yet another stop on the tour for us: the Sound of Music tour in Salzburg, Austria. Problem is, is it bad taste or just high kitsch?

Previously aired on April 22, 2000
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Other links:
Panorama Tours: Salzburg, Austria: http://www.panoramatours.at/
The "Sound of Music" movie Web site: http://www.foxhome.com/soundofmusic/

Sound Travels Lava Flow, Hawaii's Big Island

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"Sound travels," the part of our show when we travel with just our ears as our guide, takes us to active volcanoes of Hawaii. Doug Hodge, a sound recordist specializing in Hawaii, recorded this lava flow, which was moving about 12 inches a minute down the slopes of Mount Kilauea. This type of lava is a silicate liquid -- it's made up of the same stuff as glass -- which is why, as the edges and front start to cool, they also start to shatter, like a river of window panes moving down the side of a mountain, constantly breaking.

Other Sound Travels
Camel Races in Mali, West Africa; Bells of Arcosanti, Arizona; "Yungas" Music, Coroico, Bolivia ; Naxi Orchestra, northeast China; Homage to Otha Turner / Rio Carnival, Brazil

Traveler's Aid The Perfect Camping Vacation

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It’s summer, so it’s time to get out and enjoy the great outdoors. We’ve invited three nature enthusiasts to advise us on the best spots for camping this summer. With the economy down, camping is a good way to save some money and spend quality time with friends and family. Bruce Northam, author of "Globetrotter Dogma," Tess Vigeland, host of the Marketplace Morning Report, and Tom Steinstra, author of "California Camping," tell stories about the best, most picturesque campgrounds they know.

Previously aired on May 17, 2002
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Deal of the Week Asian Airlines to Europe

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Since international airlines have been hard hit by a decline in travelers due to the SARS virus, they’re doing what they can to increase revenue -- and our Travel-Expert-in-Residence, Rudy Maxa, says that means bargains galore! Click here for details and link information

Deal information:
Remember, the Singapore Airlines June tickets must be purchased by June 9th. Visit a travel agent or call Singapore Airlines at 800 742 3333, or buy online at www.singaporeair.com www.singaporeair.com

In the case of Air India, its toll-free number (800-223-7776) can’t sell you tickets, but you can get the phone number of an Air India ticket agent in a major U.S. city near you that can. To save you spending 20 minutes on hold to learn that little nugget of information, here are (not-toll-free) numbers of two Air India agents in Chicago: 773-561-4100 and 773-601-4401.

Want something easier? Buy online at www.airindia.com.

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