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Rundown for the Week of April 1, 2000

The Explorer's Club
Thor Heyerdahl, Sir Earnest Shackleton, Jane Goodall, Admiral Peary. What do these names have in common? Each was a member of the Explorers Club. Last weekend, the club celebrated its 96th annual dinner and the guest list was a who's-who of living explorers. The Savvy Traveler's Jeff Tyler was there.

Going Underground in America
Set against the greenery of the Allegheny Mountains, the Greenbrier Hotel in West Virginia is one of the last, great southern belles. From the manicured grounds to the opulent ball rooms, its easy to see why those that can afford it flock to the Greenbrier. But for more than thirty years, while unsuspecting ladies and gentlemen rose to the height of civilization upstairs, a covert operations team prepared for the end of civilization down below. The Savvy Traveler's Susan Butler explains.

The Nostalgia Train
Forget the crowds, forget the delays. Climb aboard the Eastern & Oriental Express as it follows old rail routes up the Malaysian Peninsula. Experience the ambience of the period of British Rule in South East Asia. The Savvy Traveler's Judith Ritter recently took the nostalgia train on a two day trip from Singapore to Bangkok.

Dharma Bytes
Do you know what to do if your laptop crashes thousands of miles from home? Hear one man's desperate search for tech support on the island of Bali.

Eat your Way Across the USA
For 25 years, Jane and Michael Stern have been sampling the food at roadside diners across the country. You'll be surprised at what they discovered.

Deal of the Week
US Airways grovels with a sale

Question of the Week
Embarrassing travel moments

Travelers' Aid
Surviving the Wild

Rudy's View
Our host reflects on what makes an airline pilot great

Culture Watch
The Cherry Blossom Festival in Washington, D.C.

Next Week
We start thinking about summer road trips. Rule number one: you've got to be well-prepared. You know, just the right music, plenty of snacks and for the hard-core road-tripper, a few extras...

"A wall full of maps, even ancient gas pumps, lawn furniture made from recycled road signs, and tons of practical gear."

Before you hit the highway you might want to stop in at the Road Trip Store. We take you there next week.

And, any chance you could use a free Caribbean vacation? Just asking. Because I'm going to tell you how you and a guest could win an exotic, relaxing vacation on an island far from the stress of everyday life.

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