For the past year, travelers have been jittery, airlines have been folding like bridge tables and the media have proclaimed "nesting" the new national phenomenon. Suddenly, traveling isn't such a trip anymore. But there's no need to forego the fun of international shopping. Visiting Global Connections is like treasure hunting in a Third World bazaar without the hassle of haggling in Arabic, Mandarin or Spanish. Browse olive-wood crosses from Israel, alphabet sets from Sri Lanka, tiny cricket cages from China, mother-of-pearl pins from Tahiti and panpipes from Peru. Connections even sells Replogle globes -- for armchair voyagers who want the world in their living room.