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Episodes for October 2008
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Exploring the Italian Marches
An Italian province, this 100-mile strip of land along the coast of the Adriatic Sea has maintained its traditional charms and values. October is an excellent time to visit.
Natchitoches Historical Pilgrimage.
Once a significant once a significant center for cotton, this town's colonial and antebellum architecture has been wonderfully preserved. Come this weekend for a tour of Louisiana's history. FMI - www.natchitochesfalltour.com/
Buying a car abroad
Heightened federal safety and emissions standards make buying a car abroad and bringing it back into the US less attractive than it once was. But there are still many benefits.
The caves of Cappadocia
100 miles southeast of Ankara, the capital of modern Turkey, lies the underground city of Derinkuyu. Discovered only 50 years ago, it has been excavated seven stories deep.
Columbus Day in
At least 70 cities, villages, and towns across the country have born in the name of this exalted explorer. We visit a Columbus mosaic in Commerce, Texas to get a taste of them all.
Long-distance plane flights
Commercial aircraft can now fly more than halfway around the planet without stopping to refuel. The long distance champion is an 8000 mile route between
Banner Elk Woolly Worm Festival
In the mountains of
Bridge Day at New River Gorge
On West Virginia highway 19, the world's longest steel arch bridge spans North America's oldest river. This weekend, the four-lane bridge will close for the annual Bridge Day celebrations. FMI - www.officialbridgeday.com
The squares of London
With some 430 squares, from tiny Melbourne Square to enormous Eaton Square, London has many hidden corners that will perk your interest.
The Texas Birding Trail
The avian migration routes are well-worn along the Texas coastline from the Louisiana border to Mexico. In Texas avian migration routes are well-worn across the golf coastline from the Louisiana border to Mexico. Texas has organized an autotour itinerary that links more than 300 birding sites. FMI www.tpwd.state.tx.us/huntwild/wild/wildlife_trails/coastal
Sunsets in Gustavia
The Caribbean island nation of St. Barthelmey in the French West Indies has a reputation as an exclusive hideaway. Its culture and cuisine are as French as its prices.
Are packaged tours good buys?
Travelers can save 5 to 25 percent with a package tour, but you still have to know what you're buying and from whom.
The Way of Tea
For 500 years, the Japanese have ritualized the act of serving in the drinking of tea into a form of communion intended to promote peace among peoples.
Down in Death Valley
The driest, hottest place in North America offers splendid contrasts in extremes. From the bristlecone pines, which are the Earth’s longest lived species, to the towering spires of salt, Death Valley is like no place else. FMI – www.nps.gov/deva
A volcano in Costa Rica
One of the western hemisphere's most accessible volcanoes, Arenal offers a special spectacular, perfect cone soaring a mile into the sky. Visit at night for a real show.
Airline wait lists
Airlines keep lists of people who want reservations once all the available seats in any class on a particular plane had been booked. Anyone can get on the list, but only if they’re willing to pay for the privilege.
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