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Question of the Week

August 4, 2000


This week: Camp Stories

One of the best ways to do some bird watching is to go camping. In fact, you might be sitting in your mini-van right now, loaded up with the Coleman lantern, tent and sleeping bags, headed out with the kids for a weekend of communing with nature. Whenever you think of camping, chances are you conjure up those childhood memories of that first time you faced the great outdoors. That's right, I'm talking summer camp.

A few weeks ago I asked you to call in with your stories about your first night away from home and for most of you that was summer camp. Ah, those were the days, stories around the campfire, making new friends, mosquitoes, swimming and horseback riding... and more mosquitoes. Well, a few of our listeners had some pretty amazing camp experiences. Listen in.

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Next Week: Your worst travel companion

You know, sometimes it's hard to look on the good side of things, when the bad side is sitting right at your side, such as on an airplane or a train. I'm talking about the nightmare travel companion. You know the one. That friend, lover, spouse or all of the above, who suddenly changes when you hit the road.

Oh, sure, everything seems fine when you're pouring over the guidebooks and picking out all the exciting sights you're going to see. But once you touch down in that foreign locale where neither of you speak the language, the people are strange and the food is even stranger, the stress sets in and the true nature of your travel companion really comes out. There's nothing like the good ol' pressures and frustrations of travel to see what your travel partner is really made of.

And that's my question of the week. Who was your worst travel companion and why? What did they do that drove you nuts? Were you surprised? How did it make you feel?

Send us an email or call 888-SAV-TRAV(888-728-8728) and tell me your story.


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