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Savvy Traveler Recommended Music Picks - an archive of the sounds you heard on the show, from our production office, and songs we just can't get out of our heads. Not that we're complaining. Compiled by editor Ben Adair. Click each month for music picks: January, December, November, October, September, August, July, June, May, April, March

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Remember hearing an interview with that author of that great book...only you can't remember what his name was or what the book was called? Well, now you can find it. Here's a list of the latest books we had on the show.

Date Aired on the Savvy Traveler Author Title
February 20, 2004 Richard Grant "American Nomad: Travels with Lost Conquistadors, Mountain Men, Cowboys, Indians, Hoboes, Truckers, and Bullriders"
January 30, 2004 Lynne Cox "Swimming to Antarctica: Tales of a Long-Distance Swimmer"
January 9, 2004 Ariel Glucklich "Climbing Chamundi Hill"
November 7, 2003 Patricia Schultz "1,000 Places to See Before You Die"
October 24, 2003 Tony Cohan "Native State: A Memoir"
October 17, 2003 Grant McOmie "Grant's Getaways II: More Outdoor Adventures With Oregon's Grant McOmie"
October 17, 2003 Grant McOmie "Grant's Getaways: Outdoor Adventures with Oregon's Grant McOmie"
October 9, 2003 Hal Rothman Neon Metropolis: How Las Vegas Started the Twenty-First Century
September 26, 2003 Alain de Botton The Art of Travel
September 19, 2003 Richard Knight The Blues Highway: New Orleans to Chicago, 2nd: A Travel and Music Guide
August 29, 2003 Chris Epting James Dean Died Here: The Locations of America's Pop Culture Landmarks
August 29, 2003 Mary-Lou Weisman Traveling While Married
August 22, 2003 Sue Halpern Four Wings and a Prayer
August 8, 2003 Eddy Joe Cotton Hobo: A Young Man's Thoughts on Trains and Tramping in America
July 25, 2003 Firoozeh Dumas Funny in Farsi: A Memoir of Growing Up Iranian in America
July 18, 2003 James Prosek Fly-Fishing the 41st : Around the World on the 41st Parallel
July 11, 2003 Mike Tidwell Bayou Farewell: The Rich Life and Tragic Death of Louisiana's Cajun Coast
July 4, 2003 Cash Peters Gullible's Travels
June 6, 2003 Jeffrey Epstein, Eddie Shapiro Queens in the Kingdom : The Ultimate Gay and Lesbian Guide to the Disney Theme Parks
June 6, 2003 Paul Bowles The Sheltering Sky
June 6, 2003 Dave Eggers You Shall Know Our Velocity
June 6, 2003 Brian Hall I Should Be Extremely Happy In Your Company: A Novel of Lewis and Clark
June 6, 2003 John Lanchester The Debt to Pleasure
June 6, 2003 Paul Theroux Dark Star Safari : Overland from Cairo to Cape Town
June 6, 2003 Alisa Valdes-Rodriguez The Dirty Girls Social Club: A Novel
June 6, 2003 Lauren Weisberger The Devil Wears Prada
May 23, 2003 Michael Palin Sahara
May 23, 2003 Jambling Tenzing Norgay Touching My Father's Soul : A Sherpa's Journey to the Top of Everest
April 11, 2003 Joe Robinson Work to Live: The Guide to Getting a Life
March 3, 2003 Michael Keith The Next Better Place: A Father and Son on the Road
February 21, 2003 Geoff Dyer Yoga For People Who Can't Be Bothered to Do It
January 31, 2003 John Freyer All My Life for Sale
January 31, 2003 Bill Holm Eccentric Islands
January 10, 2003 Alexia Brue Cathedral of Flesh
December 27, 2002 Isabel Allende Portrait in Sepia
December 20, 2002 Eric Ripert A Return to Cooking
December 13, 2002 Robert Henson The Rough Guide to Weather
November 15, 2002 Tim Palmer Pacific High: Adventures in the Coast Ranges from Baja to Alaska
October 18, 2002 Tony Horwitz Blue Latitudes: Boldly Going Where Captain Cook Has Been Before
October 11, 2002 Jeff Greenwald Scratching the Surface: Impressions of Planet Earth from Hollywood to Shiraz
October 11, 2002 Salman Rushdie Step Across This Line: Collected Nonfiction 1992-2002
September 20, 2002 Edmund White Our Paris: Sketches from Memory and The Flaneur: A Stroll Through the Paradoxes of Paris
September 13, 2002 Tom Stone The Summer of My Greek Taverna
August 23, 2002 Alain de Botton The Art of Travel
July 19, 2002 Lorne Rubenstein A Season in Dornoch: Golf and Life in the Scottish Highlands
July 5, 2002 Beppe Severgnini Ciao, America! An Italian Discovers the US
July 5, 2002 Pascale le Draoulec American Pie: Slices of Life (and Pie) from America's Back Roads
June 28, 2002 Savvy Traveler Summer Reading Lists Various
June 14, 2002 Nick Yapp Bon Voyage: An Oblique Glance at the World of Tourism
June 7, 2002 Neil Steinberg Don't Give Up The Ship: Finding My Father While Lost at Sea
May 24, 2002 Jonathan Kaplan The Dressing Station: A Surgeon's Chronicle of War and Medicine
May 17, 2002 Louise Kollenbaum Souvenirs de Voyage
May 17, 2002 Oliver Sacks Oaxaca Journal
April 12, 2002 Maya Angelou A Song Flung Up To Heaven
March 29, 2002 Irving Hexham The Christian Traveler's Guide To Germany
March 22, 2002 Alan Rabinowitz Beyond The Last Village: A Journey Of Discovery In Asia's Forbidden Wilderness
March 22, 2002 Emma McLaughlin and Nicola Kraus The Nanny Diaries
March 15, 2002 Elliot Hester Plane Insanity: A Flight Attendant's Tales of Sex, Rage, and Queasiness at 30,000 Feet
March 1, 2002 Peter Ackroyd London: The Biography
February 8, 2002 Andrew Solomon The Noonday Demon: An Atlas of Depression
January 18, 2002 Anthony Bourdain A Cook's Tour
January 18, 2002 Zahara Heckscher How To Live Your Dream By Volunteering Overseas
January 4, 2002 Gretel Ehrlich This Cold Heaven: Seven Seasons in Greenland
December 7, 2001 P.J. O'Rourke - CEO of the Sofa CEO of the Sofa
November 16, 2001 Emily Prager - Wuhu Diary Wuhu Diary
November 9, 2001 Isabel Allende Portrait in Sepia
October 19, 2001 Matthew Iribarne Astronauts & Other Stories
October 5, 2001 Crossing Over With Ruben Martinez Crossing Over: A Mexican Family on the Migrant Trail
September 21, 2001 Peter Hessler - Interview From Abroad River Town : Two Years on the Yangtze
August 17, 2001 Eccentric America - Jan Friedman Eccentric America: The Bradt Guide to All That's Weird and Wacky in the USA
August 3, 2001 Mary Beth Bond Gutsy Women: More Travel Tips and Wisdom for the Road
July 27, 2001 David Borgenicht The Worst-Case Scenario Survival Handbook: Travel
July 20, 2001 Bob Duskis Various pieces of music from Six Degrees Records
July 6, 2001 Sue Halpern Four Wings and a Prayer
June 29, 2001 Jamie Jensen Road Trip USA
June 22, 2001 Peter Mayle and Sandra Tsing Loh SMACKDOWN! A Year in Van Nuys and French Lessons: Adventures With Knife, Fork, and Corkscrew
June 15, 2001 Jambling Tenzing Norgay Touching My Father's Soul : A Sherpa's Journey to the Top of Everest
June 1, 2001 Henry Mintzberg Why I Hate Flying: Tales for the Tormented Traveler
May 25, 2001 Dave Freeman and Neil Teplica 100 Things to Do Before You Die: Travel Events You Just Can't Miss
May 11, 2001 Paul Theroux Hotel Honolulu
May 11, 2001 Peter Greenberg The Travel Detective: How to Get the Best Service-and the Best Deal-from Airlines, Hotels, Cruise Ships, and Car Rental Agencies
March 30, 2001 Miles Harvey The Island of Lost Maps: A Story of Cartographic Crime
March 23, 2001 Wolfgang Puck Wolfgang Puck's Pizza, Pasta and More
March 16, 2001 Tony Hawks 'Round Ireland With a 'Fridge
March 9, 2001 Bruce Adams and Margaret Engel Baseball Vacations: Great Family Trips to Minor League and Classic Major League Ballparks Across America
March 2, 2001 Deborah Copaken Kogan Shutterbabe: Adventures in Love and War
February 23, 2001 Ted Koppel Off Camera
February 16, 2001 Christopher Wren The Cat Who Covered the World : The Adventures of Henrietta and Her Foreign Correspondent
January 26, 2001 Brad Newsham Take Me with You: A Round-the-world Journey to Invite a Stranger Home.
January 5, 2001 Chris Kilham Tales from the Medicine Trail
December 22, 2000 Adam Gopnik Paris to the Moon
November 17, 2000 Bill Holm Eccentric Islands
November 3, 2000 W. Hodding Carter A Viking Voyage
October 20, 2000 Mort Rosenblum A Goose in Toulouse
October 6, 2000 Ted Conover Newjack: Guarding Sing Sing
September 22, 2000 Lucretia Stewart Erogenous Zones: An Anthology of Sex Abroad
September 15, 2000 Tony Hawks Round Ireland with a Fridge
September 1, 2000 Armistead Maupin The Night Listener
August 25, 2000 Gary McKechnie Traveling by Motocycle
August 18, 2000 Keith Lovegrove Airline: Identity, Design and Culture
August 11, 2000 Judith Martin Miss Manners on Travel Etiquette
August 4, 2000 James Loewen Lies Across America: What Our Historic Sites Get Wrong
July 28, 2000 David Brooks Bobos in Paradise: The New Upper Class and How They Got There
July 7, 2000 Bill Bryson In a Sunburned Country
July 1, 2000 Teresa Jordan Field Notes from the Grand Canyon: Raging River, Quiet Mind
June 3, 2000 Caroline Alexander The Endurance: Shackelton's Legendary Antarctic Expedition
May 13, 2000 Andres Martinez 24/7: Living It Up and Doubling It Down in the New Las Vegas
April 22, 2000 Ted Scull 100 Best Cruise Vacations
February 26, 2000 James Balog Animal
January 22, 2000 Gideon Bosker and Lena Lencek The Beach: The History of Paradise on Earth
January 22, 2000 Tony Wheeler Unpacked
January 8, 2000 Jan Brunvand Too Good to Be True, the Colossal Book of Urban Legends
January 8, 2000 Diane Fossey Gorillas in the Mist
December 11, 1999 Bob Burg Mastering the Art of Positive Persuasion
December 4, 1999 Suzy Gershman Best Dressed: The Born to Shop Lady's Secrets for Building a Wardrobe
November 27, 1999 Jerry Hopkins Strange Foods
November 20, 1999 Bill Tulin and Rebecca Johnson Travel Fitness
November 6, 1999 Ron and Carol Krannich Jobs for People Who Love to Travel
October 30, 1999 Peter Mayle Encore Provence
October 9, 1999 Heidi Yorkshire Simply Wine
October 2, 1999 David Cohen One Year Off
September 25, 1999 Michael Stern Eat Your Way Across the USA
September 18, 1999 Mel Brooks The 2000 Year Old Man
September 4, 1999 Tim Kirkwood Becoming a Flight Attendant
August 28, 1999 Steve Zikman The Power of Travel
August 21, 1999 Martha Honey Ecotourism and Sustainable Development: Who Owns Paradise?
July 31, 1999 June & Anne Walsh Bed & Blessings
July 24, 1999 Bill Bryson I'm a Stranger Here Myself
July 17, 1999 Cindy Sondik Aron Working at Play
July 10, 1999 Doug Lansky Up the Amazon without a Paddle
June 26, 1999 Various Authors Disability Travel Bookshelf
June 26, 1999 Various Authors Cuban Lit. Bookshelf
June 12, 1999 Frances Mayes Bella Tuscany
May 22, 1999 Tim Flannery Wildest New Guinea
April 17, 1999 Tara Bahrampour To See and See Again
April 10, 1999 Andre Codrescu Ay, Cuba
April 3, 1999 Alan Davis The Fun Also Rises
March 20, 1999 Sheila Swan and Peter Laufer Safety and Security
February 27, 1999 Mark Hertsgaard Earth Odyssey
February 6, 1999 Rick Ridgeway The Shadow of Kilimanjaro
January 30, 1999 Lena Lencek and Gideon Bosker The Beach
January 23, 1999 Simon Winchester The Professor and the Madman
January 9, 1999 Robert Young Pelton The World's Most Dangerous Places
December 26, 1998 Pico Iyer Tropical Classical
December 19, 1998 Dave Barry Dave Barry Turns 50
December 12, 1998 Phil Cousineau The Art of Pilgrimage
November 28, 1998 Peter Mayle A Year in Provence
November 14, 1998 P.J. O'Rourke Eat the Rich
November 7, 1998 Suzy Gershman Born to Shop
October 31, 1998 Tony Wheeler Chasing Rickshaws
October 17, 1998 Armistad Maupin Tales of the City
September 26, 1998 William Langewiesche Inside the Sky
September 5, 1998 Lama Surya Das Awaken the Buddha Within
July 18, 1998 Karin Muller Hitchhiking in Vietnam
July 4, 1998 Marina Harrison and Lucy Rosenfeld Gardenwalks
June 26, 1998 Paul Alan Cox Nafanu


Special Savvy Book Lists:
Disability Travel Bookshelf
Cuban Literature Bookshelf
Readers' Favorites (April 1999) Listen to feature
Richard Haliburton The Complete Book of Marvels
Jeannette Belliveau An Amateur's Guide to the Plane
Paul Bowles Collected Stories, 1939-1976

Peter Mayle reads from his book Chasing Cezanne (November 1998) Go to feature
Pico Iyer describes why he travels. Go to feature
Summer Reading List
Our listeners recommended their favorites which resulted in our own Savvy Traveler feature. Go to feature

Public Radio Hosts' Favorites:

Deborah Byrd, Earth & Sky: A Sentimental Journey by Laurence Sterne

Lynne Rossetto Kasper, The Splendid Table: Italy for the Gourmet Traveler by Fred Plotkin

Ira Glass, This American Life: We Wish to Inform You that Tomorrow We Will Be Killed With Our Families: Stories from Rwanda by Philip Gourevitch

Bill McGlaughlin, St. Paul Sunday: A Kingdom by the Sea by Paul Theroux

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