October 01, 1998
Meetings & Conventions: Short Cuts October 1998 Current Issue
October 1998

Want a job? ESP Meeting Minders, which places planners in short- or long-term contract jobs and permanent positions - has opened shop in cyberspace ( Employers fill out a job-description form; potential employees fill out a profile. ESP marries job-seekers to the perfect position.

Guidebooks for the money-minded. For 25 years, Lonely Planet books have been helping intrepid wanderers find their way around the world (cheaply). Lonely Planet On-Line ( brings all that knowledge and much more to the Web, including the Thorn Tree discussion area where you can see what other travelers think of your chosen destination.

Comfort foods. We all have memories of hometown delights we now can't seem to find. The Homesick Gourmet ( helps track them down. Selections include Sabrett's Hot Dogs from New York City, Cajun products from Comeaux's in Louisiana and Porkrubbers Barbecue Sauce from Illinois. Too bad you can't click and sniff.


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