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Question of the Week

June 17, 2000


This week: Brushes with Fame

It's amazing how we will go out of our way to pay homage to somebody famous. Whether it's a trip to Shaoshan, China to visit the birthplace of a Chairman Mao or a side trip through Paris to lay flowers on the grave of rock star Jim Morrison. There's something about just being where a celebrity has been that makes us somehow feel closer to them. But what happens when those people who we've admired from afar suddenly are standing right next to us, say at the luggage carousal or in line to buy a slice of pizza. A few weeks ago I asked you to call in with your brushes with fame while traveling. The star sightings certainly ran the gambit, including encounters with everyone from Mother Theresa to Eleanor Roosevelt to Andre the Giant. Our listeners definitely rub shoulders with some amazing people.

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Next Week: Getting Lost

It's so easy to get lost while listening to a great jazz tune...or country or classical or whatever tickles your aural senses. It's great getting lost in something, either a piece of music or something you happen to be doing at the moment. But what about getting lost while you're traveling. And I don't mean your "Oops, we just missed our subway stop" kind of lost. I'm talking "Toto, I don't think we're in Kansas anymore." But losing your way while in a new place, or even in a place you're familiar with, can sometimes turn out to be a pleasant adventure...or travel nightmare.

We want to hear about your worst, or best stories of getting lost while traveling. How did you get lost in the first place and where were you when it happened? And, where did you eventually end up?

Send us an email or call 888-SAV-TRAV (888-728-8728) and tell us how it felt.


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