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Rundown for the Week of July 15, 2000

The Door to Infinity
Our first stop this week is in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia. Business travelers often have a few hours at the beginning or end of their trips to see the sights. Hardly enough time to see a whole city. But if you are going to Kuala Lumpur, seeing the whole city can be as quick as a 60 second elevator ride... in theory. Anne-Marie Ruff visited the Petronas Towers, the tallest building in the world, which has recently opened its elevators to the public.

High-Tech Hotels
Are you deluged with dozens of email messages a day? Does it make going out of town, on business or pleasure, a daunting task? Well, an increasing number of hotels are equipping their rooms with high-speed Internet hookups. But as Savvy Traveler producer Tanya Ott tells us, the taste for high-tech doesn't just stop there. We go on journey into hotel futurama.

In the Footsteps of the Gods
Picture the Aegean Sea surrounding Lesvos, the most enchanting of the Greek Islands. They say that in ancient times, the oracles listened to the whisper of wind in the trees to foretell the future and divine the wishes of the gods. Surely the voice of the gods must still echo in the mountains of this beautiful island. The Savvy Traveler's Jim Metzner takes us along on his journey to the isle of Lesvos.

A Second Glance at Alaska Airlines
Two weeks before Alaska Air Flight 261 crashed into the Pacific, commentator Geo Beach rode an Alaska Air MD-80 on the same Puerto Vallarta - San Francisco route with his wife and two young daughters. Geo continues to fly around Alaska and across the country, but he's been talking to fellow Alaskans and thinking more carefully about the airline industry.

Work to Live
Joe Robinson is the Editor and Publisher of the adventure-travel Escape Magazine. He's also the organizer behind "Work to Live", a grassroots lobbying effort that pushes for more federally mandated vacation time in America. We recently spoke with Joe and asked him how the United States compares to the rest of the world when it comes to vacation time.

Deal of the Week
Go Greyhound!

Question of the Week
Honeymoon Disasters

Travelers' Aid
Olympics on the Cheap

Rudy's View
A Sign of Progress

Culture Watch
Hurricane Supplication Day

Next Week
We visit Hawaii and explore the many layers behind the usual trappings of a tropical vacation. For instance, the hula, it seems, has far more to it than grass skirts worn by pretty islanders.

"A week ago, if someone would have told me that my big six-foot-five Buddah of a husband would be doing the hula, I would have laughed out loud. But he is so entranced by the dance. And honestly, if I may say so, so beautiful in it, that I know he is only half joking when he suggests we move here."

Discover the real Hawaii at the end of the road... and the true meaning of Aloha during next week's edition of The Savvy Traveler.

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