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Question of the Week

April 29, 2000


This Week: Confronting the Past

For those who grew up in Skokie, Illinois, going back to that historical monument represents more than a simple trip home. It's a way to re-connect with a past that may not be so easy to live with. Another person confronting history this week is Senator John McCain. The former Navy pilot is walking the places he served in as a pilot in the Vietnam war this week.

Well, a few weeks ago, I asked you to call in with your own stories of confronting the past while traveling, and I was fascinated by some of these stories.

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Next Week: The Trip You'd Rather Forget

Sometimes you take a trip and it turns into one of those things that's much better in theory than it is in real life.

Those are the stories I want to hear about. I want you to call me with your vacations you wish you had only read about. What trip did you take that you really wish, in retrospect, had never happened? For me, it's easy: my first ski trip. After hearing all about how much fun skiing is, I finally got to one of those hills that pass for mountains on the East Coast. Now, the ski patrol swore up and down that it was snow under my feet, but I'm telling you, I saw nothing but blue ice. After sliding around and falling on my butt for a whole day, I gave it up. I didn't get back to skiing for 20 years. Which is a shame, because I really enjoy it now.

Send us an email or call 888-SAV-TRAV (888-728-8728) to tell us your vacation story that you wish never happened.


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