On the Road: A Family Meeting on Travel

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Wednesday, July 02, 2014

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. 

It's Not a Trip Unless...

For you and your family, what signifies vacation? Is it not a trip unless your work email is ignored for an entire week? Or until you’ve tried a new kind of food? Give us a call and fill in the blank: "It's not a trip unless ______"

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The Modern-Day Pilgrimage

Cheryl Strayed, author of Wild: From Lost to Found on the Pacific Crest Trail (Vintage, 2012), talks about her experience hiking more than a thousand miles - alone - along the Pacific Crest Trail as her life was falling apart and how it helped her put herself back together. Plus: Your calls on your own modern-day pilgrimages and quests: Where did you go? What did you do? And did you discover anything important about yourself?

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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. 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. 

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Race Plus Travel

Are you "black" in this country but then something else when you've travelled abroad? Tracey Coleman of the blog Brooklyn Travel Addict talks about how race influences the travel experience in different countries and cultures.

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Tell us your best-slash-worst vacation fail story. Maybe you were mugged, or the camper broke down on a lonely interstate. Did it bring your family closer or force you to have fun in less than desirable circumstances? Give us a call and tell us your story. 

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Please Trip Responsibly

Martha Honey is the co-director of the Center for Responsible Travel and author of Ecotourism and Sustainable Development: Who Owns Paradise?. She talks with us about what happens when your vacation meets your ethics. We discuss the latest thinking and give advice on how to travel in a way that's environmentally sustainable, culturally sensitive and economically beneficial.

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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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