Rundown for the Week of September 29, 2000
Pico Iyer Reads
Many of us don't get to travel as much as we'd like. Sometimes you just have
to settle for the next best thing: reading about a place. Good travel
writing possesses the magical quality of allowing the reader to take instant
flight, something that author Pico Iyer seems to accomplish through his
writing, again and again. Before we spend time exploring his adopted home of
Japan, we have the opportunity to hear a selection from Pico's current
novel-in-progress. The working title is Abandon.
Pico Iyer and the Process of Writing
Besides being a columnist for Time Magazine, Pico Iyer is know for his
travel books like Video Night in Kathmandu, Lady and the Monk
and his most recent, Global Soul. This week, we're
touring parts of Japan with Pico Iyer this week. But first, we take a look
at his process of writing. The Savvy Traveler's Deborah Clark recently spent
a some time with Pico Iyer at his home in Japan. She sat down with him to
learn a bit about the man as a writer.
Pico Iyer's Japan
Interview: A Journey with Pico Iyer
We're enjoying a very literary program this week. Producer Deborah Clark
recently spent some time with travel writer Pico Iyer in his adopted home of
Japan to learn more about the writer, and watch him watching the world. We
join them at the train station in Nara, the ancient capital of Japan.
When she returned from her visit to Japan, producer Deborah Clark came by
our studios to talk about her experiences there. We had the chance to ask
her what it was about Japan that attracted author Pico Iyer. Why would a guy
like Pico, who's traveled and lived all over the world, choose Japan as the
place to call home?
Deal of the Week
Last-Minute Hotel Rooms for Less
Question of the Week
Premier Cruises & Travel Insurance
The Difficulty of Travel Writing
Korea's Andong Mask Festival
Tony Kahn steps in as your host and travel guide. You probably know Tony
best from listening to the public radio program, The World. Tony will
talk you through your tales about romances that have begun... and ended...
on the road. He'll also help you survive one of our infamous Bad Taste
Tours, this time to the mecca that is Branson, Missouri. Plus, stories and
advice for traveling with a disability. That and more during next week's
journey with The Savvy Traveler.
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cassette. It's easy. Just call 303-823-8000. The price is $15.
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