Rundown for the Week of January 8, 2000
Riding the Rails in Europe
Remember the wondrous days of slumming it through Europe? You'd throw all
your important worldly possessions into a backpack (important possessions
at the time being a toothbrush and a couple pairs of shorts) then hop a
train, never knowing where you might end up or who you might meet? Well,
The Savvy Traveler's Cash Peters thinks those days don't necessarily have
to be over. You can still have the romance of the rails now that you're all
grown up...well, sort of.
The Open Road: Urban Travel Legends
One of the great things about travel is the stories you bring home...the
drug-sniffing dog that knocked you over in customs...or the memory of some
person that became your best friend for a day on the road. Chances are,
though, it won't be long before the conversation turns from stories of
first-hand experiences...to stories that happened to a friend of a friend,
or that you heard on the news, or got via email. Stories that may seem a
bit suspicious. Hal Cannon of The Open Road recently visited his old
folklore professor to find out about these "urban legends of travel."
Gorillas Sleeping in the Mist
Doug Lansky, our Vagabond Traveler, hangs out with some primates in Uganda.
What do you have to brag about when you have an encounter with a
Under the Sea
Our Vagabond Traveler recently left an interesting message on our answering
machine...from an underwater hotel in Florida!
The Truth about Timeshares
According to the American Resort Development Association (that's the trade
group for timeshare industry) two million Americans owned timeshares in
1999. That's a 25 percent increase from the year before. Cynthia Huheey is
the president of the association. We asked her just how this whole system
Deal of the Week
A Lunchtime Steal
Question of the Week
Coming of Age
We do some traveling closer to home next week when we spend a Saturday
night in Berkeley, California...even throw a little poetry around.
"I don't need your goddam poetry, boy! I need a man. A man who doesn't hide
behind his Barnes & Noble journal and his word processor. Are you that man?"
Whoa....I don't know if I can be that man. I'll just listen along with you
when we go Poetry Slamming in Northern California next week. And, while
we're on the subject of me, I get a lot of people asking what it's really
like to travel as The Savvy Traveler. Well, an old friend of mine reveals
"The Savvy Traveler possesses the superhuman ability to spot abandoned
Smart Cartes no matter how busy the airport. Should he entrust you with
this daunting task, don't panic."
No need to panic when you come along for the ride during next week's journey with The Savvy Traveler.
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