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Wednesday, July 02, 2014

A person enjoying the view from on top of Cadillac Mountain. Located on Mount Desert Island - Acadia National Park, Maine, USA. (Chris Hill/Shutterstock)

It’s not a vacation unless...? What makes traveling a vacation, for you? What do you seek when you travel? Author Cheryl Strayed shares her story of hiking alone as her life was falling apart, and we ask for your modern-day pilgrimage stories. Plus: How your race influences your travel experience, stories of vacations gone horribly wrong and advice on how to travel ethically. (This special show on Travel first aired on July 2, 2014 and was re-aired in its entirety on August 22. )

It's Not a Trip Unless...

Unless you get lost. Unless you hear a different language. Unless you drive on a dirt road. Unless... what?

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The Modern-Day Pilgrimage

Sometimes a trip is more than that. Cheryl Strayed, who wrote about her epic hike along the Pacific Crest Trail in "Wild", talks about travel as pilgrimage and takes your calls. 

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Take Us On Your Trip

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.

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Race Plus Travel

Are you "black" in this country but then something else when you've travelled abroad?

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Sometimes you plan the best vacation ever... and then life happens.

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Please Trip Responsibly

We hear from the co-director of the Center for Responsible Travel on how to negotiate ethical, environmental and cultural concerns. 

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The Best Travel Photo That's Sitting on Your Cell Phone

Travel slideshows don't have to be boring. As the Brian Lehrer Show gets ready for Wednesday's special on all things travel, we're collecting the best travel photos sitting on your cell phone. Find out how to submit, and see some of our favorites so far.


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