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October 9, 1999


This Week: Life Lessons from the Road

Ever notice how a strong, warm wind like that can trigger a memory? The same way certain smells or a strain of music can transport you for a moment-- reminding you of the places you've traveled and the things you learned along the way. The aroma of couscous reminds me of the markets in North Africa where I learned that everything is negotiable and it's always a good idea to keep some cash on hand -- just in case I find myself in a precarious situation. But I'm not the only one who's learned a thing or two on the road. Last week I asked you to share the life lessons you picked up while traveling. I've heard stories ranging from simple tips to human lessons that are found through other cultures.

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Next Week: Secret Hideaways

Life lessons can be learned from the small confines of your car to the ancient ruins of Greece. But it's often those out of the way, obscure places that prompt the most amazing epiphanies. When I need to get away to think I travel about an hour and a half away from my front doorstep to a house on the eastern shore of Maryland. There I can ride my bike, hop in the canoe or do something I rarely get to do -- rent a video, pop some popcorn and veg out on the couch. That house is a small pleasure -- a secret hideaway -- but it's one of the few places where I can get a grip on my sanity. Okay, I've told you about my little refuge, now I want to hear about yours -- a place where you go to relax and get away from it all.

Send us email, call toll free at 888-SAV-TRAV to tell me about that place you go to escape it all, your secret hideaway.


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