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NPR Road Trips: Family Vacations


NPR Road Trips: Family Vacations


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  • Originally heard on All Things Considered and Morning Edition, the stories gathered here are entertaining, provocative and moving.
    Like Laura Lorson’s “Hard-Earned Lessons from the Family Road Trip,” in which she recalls endless hours in a hot car, eating junk food and listening to AM radio. And “Setting Sail with Family, Imperfections in Tow,” Marion Winik’s account of a not-so-perfect family reunion at sea. And “Family Camping,” in which commentator Joel Achenbach points out that camping is a serious sport.

    With generous splashes of popular culture and human interest, the NPR Road Trips series introduces you not only to far-off locations and unusual destinations, but to the people who inhabit them—and seek them out. Each story focuses on real locations, real people, and real history in the thought-provoking, imaginative and entertaining way you’ve come to expect from NPR.

    “This wonderful and frequently laugh-out-loud-funny production will soon have you planning your next vacation, even if it's just to the Ponderosa—for which your mom has a coupon.”

    “Their memories, which run the gamut from fond to awkward, will bring smiles to listeners’ faces. Recommended.”
    —Library Journal

  • Introduction Noah Adams

    Hard-Learned Lessons from the Family Road Trip

    Family Camping

    Educational Vacations

    History of the Vacation

    Low-Cost Glories of the Drive-In Movie

    Pink Jeep Chronicles

    Taking the Great American Road Trip, Google-Style

    A Summer Outing to Chincoteague Island

    Who Needs a Fancy Cruise If You've Got Inner Tubes

    Pirates of the Caribbean

    The Discomfort Zone

    Setting Sail with Family, Imperfections in Tow

    Memories of Going on Staycation

    Lost and Found Sound: A Partridge Family Vacation

  • ISBN-13:9781615730391

    Publisher:HighBridge Company

    Publication date:04/07/2010

    Unabridged, 1 hour