Take Us On Your Trip

Wednesday, July 02, 2014


If you're traveling this week, give us a call and take us on your trip! Wherever you are in the world, we want to hear from you. Call in or leave a comment below with the details of your those of us who are stuck in the office this week can dream. 

This special show on Travel first aired on July 2, 2014 and was re-aired in its entirety on August 22.

Comments [4]

Here's how I engaged abroad :)

Jul. 17 2014 12:25 PM
Char from Rome, Italy was the vacation, we live in Maplewood, NJ

We just returned from Italy yesterday which is a celebratory trip we now take every year or two. Our epic travel fail was in 2007 when we were in Rome and experienced a parent's worst nightmare. Our 14-year-old son had stomach pains. We took him to the Emergency Room at the children's hospital which is owned by the Vatican. Initially doctors thought it was a burst appendix but ten days later, they performed surgery and found a tumor that was a fast-growing rare type of cancer. We didn't speak the language but the doctors spoke English. With the nurses we bought a cellphone, and hired a local student who we called whenever needed to translate through the phone. The medical care was world class. We were an unusual "case" and got lots of attention! We got very close to the medical team and hospital leadership. Our son was medically evacuated home on a small plane and went directly to Memorial Sloan Kettering for three months of chemo. He's now a "cured" healthy senior at Harvard and loves and embraces life to the fullest. So, while a terrible experience and trauma at the time, it has had many silver linings and we enjoy going to Italy and celebrating in Rome with our many friends!!

Jul. 02 2014 11:56 AM
Mia from Manhattan

Brian, I loved your shout-out to any visitors in taxis listening to you. I'm a New Yorker by birth and I discovered WNYC when I was in college (hello CUNY!) and on some rare occasion where I was in a taxi. This was all before TV in your back seat, and thanks to the driver listening to the station, I got turned on to public radio and have been a devoted listener ever since.

I may be moving across the globe for work and one thing that makes that feel a little better is knowing that I can stay in touch with home through your podcasts or listening live. One such thing that made me really grateful for you all was that Dubliners: A Quartet that was simulcast from the Greene Space over the weekend and was such a joy. God bless technology!

Jul. 02 2014 11:06 AM
HarbingerBK from Brooklyn

Brian, speaking of stuck in the office! Any advice on how to travel (stay-cay or further away) when you have a toddler and have to work? I've always dreamed of traveling but haven't done much of it.

Jul. 02 2014 10:59 AM

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