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Episodes for August 2008
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Rambling in Rosenlaui
When the Bernese Oberland in Switzerland’s Alps gets too crowded with summer visitors, you can find peace in the Reichenbach Valley. Bad Rosenlaui provides a quirky, quiet base from which to explore. FMI - www.myswitzerland.com/en.cfm/home/summervacations/offer-Home_Summer-Schluchten-18203.html
The Alaskan Highway
Take an adventurous drive through unspoiled scenic wonders. From
Edinburgh in August
Edinburgh, Scotland has regained the proud feel the capital city. This is festival month and once again, it hosts the world's largest celebration of classical theater dance music and much, much more. FMI - www.eif.co.uk/
The high road to Scotland
The A9 isn’t the fastest way north anymore, but it still takes you through towns like Pitlochery, Blair Atholl and Kinggussie . They are excellent places to enjoy traditional Scotland, especially if you enjoy hiking, fishing, mountain climbing and more.
Air Travelers Bill of Rights
In response to consumer complaints about what it perceives as an airline abuses, the American Society of Travel Agents has crafted a statement of travelers’ basic rights.
Ambling through Amsterdam
Great for walking, the Dutch city of Amsterdam in the Netherlands is defined by its canals, which radiate in a maze of concentric semi circles around its main train station.
Wine tasting on the Moselle
The Moselle River twists and turns its way through narrow German valleys. Uncork your taste buds for a sample of the sweet nectar produced in the tiny villages along its banks.
Frolicking on the Lahn
This river flows 150 miles west from the Rhine through some of Germany's most idyllic countryside. St. Elizabeth's Church is a main attraction.
Health Commandments of tropical travel
We offer some timely advice to help you increase your odds of staying in good health as you plan your trip to the tropics.
Airing airline complaints
If you were among the millions of travelers inconvenienced by an airline, you should know what to ask for. Even with the cutbacks, you may be surprised by how easy it can be to get compensation for minor problems.
By balloon across the
At dawn 30 years ago today, the Double Eagle II completed history's first crossing of the Atlantic Ocean in a free, manned balloon.
We check out Chang Mai, the second-largest city in Thailand, and trek over the area’s hilly jungles to friendly villages populated by more than a dozen distinct tribes.
Can you prove you're a citizen?
Americans will soon need a passport to visit any other country, but you may need other documents as well. Your airline or travel agent should advise when need a visa or other permissions, but here’s where to check. FMI - http://travel.state.gov/travel/cis_pa_tw/cis/cis_1765.html.
Small London museums
From tea to toys, London is well endowed with small, specialized, often quirky collections of art and history. Here are a few.
Hurry up vacation
A new trend in leisure travel is to cram as much vacation as possible into incredibly short periods of time. Unfortunately relaxation can be tough on such a tight timetable.
Vesuvius and Krakatoa
Today in 709A.D
Using a flash outdoors
Whether you're shooting digitally or with film, an electronic flash can improve your photos, indoors or out, in any kind of light. Here are some tips and techniques to try.
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