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Rundown for the Week of August 30, 2002

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A Trip to the Corner Store by Katie Davis
Contributor Katie Davis' story is a reminder that it's often not the big moment -- the crisis moment -- of a trip that we remember. Sometimes, it's the little detail that comes wafting back through our brains years later. Katie takes us back to a walk she has done hundreds of times. It's a familiar walk, and yet one that constantly brings her new revelations, even when she's just going down block.

People-watching at the Bus Terminal by Alix Spiegel
Here's a story on the collective bond of the bus station. But, this station is on the East Coast and it's massive. Thousands of travelers from different backgrounds crisscross its gigantic lobby every day. Contributor Alix Spiegel spent a day at New York's Port Authority Bus Terminal to see how the people moving through there really give it a sense of life.

Check Out the Library Real Audio Listen in RealAudio
Savvy Traveler host Diana Nyad sits down with Nancy Kranich, the past president of the American Library Association, and chats about how libraries can be used to make the most out of your next travel adventure.

American Library Assocation - http://www.ala.org
Berkeley Digital Library - http://sunsite.berkeley.edu/Libweb/, a resource for library locations around the world

Deal of the Week: Hotel deals in the Rockies and Southwest
Our Travel-Expert-in-Residence, Rudy Maxa, unleashes his Deal of the Week: bargains on luxury hotels in the Rockies and the Southwest.

Traveler's Aid: Commuting in America
We look at the state of commuting, which accounts for 25 percent of all trips we take, in America. Savvy Traveler host Diana Nyad speaks with three different experts on the trends of the last 20 years, why we're saddled with more congestion and longer commutes, as well as what has been done -- and what's being done -- to alleviate those problems in the worlds of public transit and driving.

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