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Rundown for the Week of June 24, 2000

A Classy Joint: The Compassion Flower Inn
We visit Santa Cruz, California, where a new kind of...trip has just opened up for those with an open mind. It's a bed, bud, and breakfast where it's legal to smoke marijuana, as long as you have a doctor's note. Rachel Anne Goodman takes us on a tour of the Compassion Flower Inn.

Budget Travel in Tokyo
Japan is the most expensive country in the world. It's capital, Tokyo, the most expensive city. The cost of getting around or having a decent meal is a challenge for even the Savviest of Travelers. But producer Sharon Moshave has discovered that with a little creativity, it is possible to hold onto your yen. She sent this story from Japan.

Fez, Morocco: A Journey in Sound
The Fez Festival of Sacred World Music is currently happening in Morocco, and Fez seems like the perfect setting for this mix of sacred music from the East and the West. The city has long been a source of fascination and mystery. So this week, we explore Fez in a journey in sound. Our guide is The Savvy Traveler's Jim Metzner.

Hidden Treasure in Bonaire
As any traveler knows, brochures don't tell the whole story about a destination. When Diane de la Paz went to Bonaire, the Caribbean island next to Curacao, she found quite a few things that weren't mentioned in any of the descriptions of the place. She sent us this postcard.

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Next Week
We go rafting along the Colorado River, through the heart of the Grand Canyon. An extraordinary journey filled with beauty and wonder, darkness and danger...

"This afternoon the world exploded. Clouds closed in, thunder reverberated off the steep walls. Flashing of lightening blinded us again and again. Then came rain, great torrents of rain."

The many moods of the Grand Canyon. And, the many frustrations of hitchiking around a foreign country

"I eventually got about six different rides that took me a whopping total of 15 miles. I was dropped shivering on the side of a nondescript highway, several hours from nowhere."

From the heart of America, to the middle of nowhere: Hitchhiking in Czechoslovakia. You're up for an interesting ride during next week's edition of the Savvy Traveler.

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