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March 11, 2001

SPRING/SUMMER CRUISE ISSUE
Yangtze Gorges: now or never Time is short to explore the most gorgeous part of the Yangtze River, a stretch that visually defines Chinese culture. Before the swift waters are imprisoned in a huge dam, a cruise is in order. Story

[AP file photo: 1994]

Riverboat rambler
Riding the Northwest's rivers on the Columbia Queen has its ups and downs: The scenery is beautiful, but life onboard could be better.

Cruising into spring and summer
Warm weather brings an end to the winter schedule for many of the cruise ships that will reposition from the Caribbean and gulf to Alaska, the Mediterranean and other areas this spring and summer.

He still loves telling us where to go
Rick Steves' backpack now has a laptop in it, and he's busier than ever with PBS, his guidebooks, Web site and newsletter. Sharing his travels never gets old.  


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