for the Week of June 14, 2002
to the Whole Show
Music: Digible Planets, "Rebirth of Slick" from "Reachin'"
Tour Jolly Chat
"Are we gonna gamble? Are we gonna learn anything
about gambling? I wanna know how to win."
--The Savvy Traveler host, Diana Nyad, taking a tour in Las Vegas, focusing
on the task at hand.
Music: Tom Jones, "What's Up Pussycat?" from "Tom Jones'
of a Tourist Trap
"David Hasselhoff goes to Osh, Eric Estrada has
been glimpsed. So people who really aren`t on television anymore."
--Cash Peters, on the "glamour" and spectacle associated with
visiting Van Nuys, California.
Music: Benny Cassette, "I Love LA" from "Unreleased"
Music: Oscar Peterson, "I Can't Get No Satisfaction" from
"Talkin' Verse Groovy"
Aid: Picking a Package Tour
--Our Travel-Expert-in-Residence, Rudy Maxa, tells
how to find a good package tour -- and how to avoid the "stinkers."
Music: Chet Baker, "Evil Ways" from "Talkin' Verve Groovy"
"Part of me feels like I`m watching a documentary
on the Documentary channel: Watch as the native Amish do native activities
in their native habitat."
--Michelle Kholos, hanging out in "Amish country," Lancaster, Pennsylvania.
Music: Wes Montgomery, "California Dreamin'" from "Talkin'
Music: Jimmy Smith, "Sunny" from "Talkin' Verve Groovy"
Of The Week: Camelot Revisited
--Our Travel-Expert-in-Residence, Rudy Maxa, unleashes his Deal of the Week: bargains on tourist spots related to the Kennedy "Camelot" era in Washington, DC.
"The idea of traveling for travel`s sake isn`t really much older than 250 years. Up until then, the only people who traveled were soldiers and merchants and pilgrims."
--Nick Yapp, on travel and its relative "newness" as a recreational activity.
Random Spot Tourist
"Once you're there, you look around the area and figure out
what is there interesting to see. There will be interesting things to
see or do. Even if it turns out there's not much there, the process
of getting there is interesting."
--Sam Minter, explaining his randomized GPS-based travel plans.