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Rundown for the Week of July 1, 2000

Beating the Curse of the Single Traveler
We know a woman who says, you know someone is for you if you can cross America in a covered wagon with them. Now that may seem extreme, but you know how hard it is to find someone who matches your travel speed. The Savvy Traveler's Wesley Weissburg has found an antidote for the single traveler who doesn't want to stay that way.

Set Sail on a Skipjack
Summer visitors to the nation's capitol may want to take a day trip to the eastern shore of Maryland to explore the rich history of the Chesapeake Bay. Wooden sailboats called Skipjacks were once a common sight on its waters, harvesting oysters with iron dredges. But nowadays, they've all but disappeared. Lex Gillespie set sail aboard one of the Chesapeake's last remaining Skipjacks, the H.M. Krentz, to see what it's like.

Rafting the Grand Canyon
Over the years, we've gotten familiar with the adventures of Hal Cannon, founding director of the Western Folklife Center, and his wife, writer and painter Teresa Jordan. They've taken us along on many of their extraordinary trips through the western United States. The first one took place one summer when they joined a group for their first rafting trip down the Colorado River, through the heart of the Grand Canyon. This week, we revisit that journey.

Hitchhiking in the Czech Republic
Hitchhiking through a foreign country may not be the fastest way to travel, but it does sometimes allow us a candid glimpse inside another culture. The Savvy Traveler's Scott Rosenberg sends us a postcard from his memorable, but not always comfortable, journey through Czechoslovakia.

Field Notes from the Grand Canyon
Our host speaks with Teresa Jordan, who took her sketchbook and watercolors along with her to document the journey she and her husband Hal Cannon took down the Colorado River. She's compiled these observations into a new book entitled Field Notes from the Grand Canyon: Raging River Quiet Mind.

Deal of the Week
The Pass to the City

Question of the Week
A Slice of America Abroad

Travelers' Aid
Socially Responsible Travel

Rudy's View
The Freedom to Travel

Culture Watch
Jazzin' up the Fourth

Next Week
We travel all the way to Uganda. Then stop off in a country that doesn't seem quite as foreign, though most of us know little about it.

"I doubt very much if one person in 500 in the United States could name the Australian Prime Minister. Y'know, it's a country that really is just totally, permanently off the radar for us."

Travel writer Bill Bryson stops by to talk about Australia, the newest place to capture his imagination, during next week's edition of The Savvy Traveler.

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