for the Week of July 12, 2002
to the Whole Show
by Martin Stott
Most of us think of travel as a form of escape, but there
are some things impossible to hide from. As Martin Stott's just found
out in Cairo, sometimes it's the travel itself that forces you to face
up to hard truths about who you've become...
Chill in the Big Easy
by Michelle Kholos
Travelers can measure where they are in their lives by the
type of traveling they're doing. Usually intrepid traveler Michelle
Kholos has joined up with an old group of friends, all of them travelers,
all of them now traveling differently than they used to for different
Turco travels with the highest-tech microphones made today into
the Alaskan wilderness to record the sounds that animals make --
sounds we normally dont get to hear, far from civilization.
Kathy joins the animals in their world, and just listens.
We can count on at least one guy to forge ahead in traveling the
world with great gusto -- and thats Doug Lansky. Doug, whos
now writing The Rough Guide To Traveling Around The World,
checks in with us about buying an around-the-world ticket.
Sanitary Plumbing Museum
We send Cash Peters, and his offbeat brand of humor, to the oddest,
and usually classless, destinations on the planet. Sure enough,
hes done it again. As matter of fact, this could be the lowest
hes ever sunk: the American Sanitary Plumbing Museum in Worcester,
of the Week: Urban Safari
Our Travel-Expert-in-Residence, Rudy Maxa, unleashes his Deal of
the Week: incredible deals to popular destinations, like Vegas,
New York City and New Orleans, via a Web site called travelzoo.com.
Aid: Fee Frenzy
Our Travel-Expert-in-Residence, Rudy Maxa, helps us crack the case
of the nebulous entity taxes and surcharges. What are these
charges added to our airline, hotel and rental car bills -- and,
can we avoid them?