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Rundown for the Week of January 29, 2000

On the Prowl in DC: Black America's First Cultural Capital
Rudy takes us only about ten blocks from where he lives in Washington, D.C., to a neighborhood tourists rarely visit. There, we'll find monuments, but not the kind you read about in guidebooks.

Bad Taste Tour: Amsterdam Red Light District
Our Bad Taste Tours are just as advertised -- some folks find them in very poor taste, indeed. But these are not places we make up. They exist and are often visited by millions of tourists each year...even if you're not one of them. The Savvy Traveler's Cash Peters is our brave guide. Today he takes us to the red light district of Amsterdam...a place you may have heard a lot about. So be forewarned...this particular tour may go beyond the boundaries even for the heartier among you.

Mammoth Cave
A journey underground for the clarity that comes from the dark. Light and darkness in Kentucky's Mammoth Cave.

A Spiritual Odyssey in the Arctic: An Interview with Alvah Simon
More people probably fly over the Arctic Circle than actually visit it. Unless, of course, they don't mind darkness and frigid weather for long stretches each year. The idea didn't bother Alvah Simon and his wife Diana, who set sail for the Arctic Circle in the summer of 1994.

Deal of the Week
Hot Valentine's Airfare

Question of the Week
Fibs on the Road

Travelers' Aid
Airline Food

Rudy's View
Talking Travel

Culture Watch Chinese New Year

Next Week
Next week is for you who love to ski but hate putting out the cash for all the lift tickets and the rentals and the cabin and the transportation. We sent a reporter on a quest to find cool places to ski cheap.

We also have lots for non-skiers...like tips on how to win in the travel world...Say your flight's delayed and you miss your connection to Hawaii. Will the airline pay for the missed night in your hotel...or a meal during the long layover? Find out next week. Plus, we hear the music that takes you on a journey back in time. And Giant Men with G-Strings. Our Vagabond Traveler, Doug Lansky goes to Japan for a lesson in wrestling, Sumo style.

"This 270 pound behemoth would ram me so hard I'd go flying out of the ring. Didn't hurt too much..compared to getting rammed by a Chevy Suburban."

I'm so glad we have Doug to do this stuff instead of me. More adventures, so come along for the ride during next week's edition of The Savvy Traveler.

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