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.
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
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
Deal of the Week
US Airways grovels with a sale
Question of the Week
Embarrassing travel moments
Surviving the Wild
Our host reflects on what makes an airline pilot great
The Cherry Blossom Festival in Washington, D.C.
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
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