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Question of the Week

May 20, 2000


This week: Trips you wish you read about

With all the lore of steamships and the old fashion ways of traveling, it makes me wonder how travelers-of-days-gone-by would react to today's modern riverboats. I mean, you even mention the word "riverboat" in places like Chicago and immediately everyone thinks "casino." Riverboat gambling is the entertainment of choice on the Mississippi these days.

Often times, when you take a trip you want the unexpected, right? I mean, that's what travel to exotic places is. But then there are those times when the unexpected goes horribly wrong. A little while ago, I asked you to call in with those stories of trips you wish you only read about and not taken. Luckily, most everyone has a sense of humor about it.

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Next Week: Surviving Road Trip with Kids

Now, I can't tell you how to avoid every cheesy roadside attraction, but I do think if we all put our heads together, we can really help each other out. Because now that summer's approaching, everyone's planning their upcoming summer road trips.

Of course, anyone who's a parent, or anyone who's been a kid for that matter, knows what a chore traveling with children can be. It's tough. So I want you to call me with your advice for surviving a road trip with children. What tricks or strategies have you discovered that make it all bearable. Something I figured out early was that you can't do everything on a trip. You have to schedule downtime, sort of rest breaks, into every day. Otherwise you're just going to run yourself, and your kids, ragged.

Send us an email or call 888-SAV-TRAV (888-728-8728) to tell us your tips for surviving a summer road trip with your kids. What have you discovered that makes all that driving a pleasure, and not a pain.


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