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Question of the Week

August 25, 2000


This week: Worst Travel Companion

At one time or another, we've all been stuck with a bothersome travel companion. You know the one, the comrade-in-travel who racks your nerves as they're racking up the frequent flyer miles on your shared vacation. Living with them day in and day out, suddenly even the way they breathe starts irritating you. There's nothing like taking a trip together to test the true bonds of a friendship.

I asked you a few weeks ago to call in and tell me about your worst travel companion and I got some very amusing calls. It turns out that our listeners have traveled with everyone from nannies-from-hell to neurotic Elvis impersonators. Listen in.

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Next Week: Travel Lies

You know, after hearing some of those travel nightmares, it would have been so easy to just tell your less-than-enjoyable travel partner "Hey, we're just going to take the kids to the mini-golf. We'll be back in two hours to pick you up." I mean, that would be a pretty effective way to dump an annoying companion.

And you know what? That wouldn't even have been the worst travel lie I've heard. Sure, plenty of people make up stories while traveling. They assume new identities or step outside themselves where there's little chance of getting caught. My personal favorite is the guy who went all over Paris impersonating the son of Emperor Hirohito. It's just amazing what an Armani suit and two semesters of Japanese can do for you.

But just because you don't get caught, doesn't make it right. Send us an email or call 888-SAV-TRAV(888-728-8728).It's time to step up and confess your best... or worst... travel lie of all time.


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