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Rundown for the Week of July 28, 2000

The Evolution of Travel
Our first stop this week is Providence, Rhode Island, where we step backwards into time. You know, developments in rail, air, sea and automobile transportation around the turn of the 20th century not only made it easier for more people to travel, they inspired changes in the way travelers dressed and pampered themselves. That's the focus of an exhibition at the Rhode Island School of Design where The Savvy Traveler's Tom Verde journeyed to explore travel of the past.

Scotland by Mail
Traveling around Scotland may look easy on the map, but a simple journey of a couple of hundred miles from the mainland to the remote isles can take a day or two on public transportation. Adam Fowler took the soft option and flew to the Outer Hebridean Island of Barra, where getting around proved to be easier than he imagined, thanks to a unique bus service. But if you're interested in finding out more, don't look for it at the bus station. Try the post office instead.

The First Motel
Motels aren't for everyone, but this summer millions of Americans will stay in them without giving a thought to the motel's origin. Savvy Traveler Rachel Anne Goodman took her own road trip to find the world's first motel.

Keeping a Grip on Fantasy
Why is it that the places you visit always seems more glamourous than the place you live? Do you ever land in another city or country and think, "Y'know, I was meant to live here..." Fantasies aren't always meant to become reality and it may turn out that home wasn't so bad after all. Mary Lou Weisman has more.

Interview: David Brooks
You've probably heard him on public radio or read his articles in Newsweek or The Weekly Standard. David's the author of a new book entitled Bobos in Paradise: The New Upper Class and How They Got There. What exactly is a Bobo you ask? Our host Rudy recently sat down with David to find out.

Deal of the Week
Cheap Olympics

Question of the Week
Missed Photo Opportunities

Travelers' Aid
Traveling With Pets

Rudy's View
The Dangers of Travel

Culture Watch
Inter-Celtic Festival

Next Week

Join us again next week when we visit Trinidad and Tobago for a little bird watching. Well, we think they're birds.

"These two guys found a bird this morning. It was an LBJ, 'Little Brown Job'. Did you figure out what this Little Brown Job was? No. What will you do? Probably drink ourselves into a stupor later on."

Serious bird-watching next week. And we embark on another Bad Taste Tour. You decide if the Precious Moments Museum is a trip into knick-knack heaven... or Hell.

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