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September 15, 2000


This week: Worst Family Vacation

It never seems to fail, no matter how carefully we plan a trip. Something always unexpected happens. But it's the surprises that makes the journey fun, right? Well, that is unless you're traveling with your family, then all bets are off. If you've got kids of your own, or if you've ever been a kid, you know what I'm talking about. And if you don't, well, then just imagine a mini-van full of family members, each with their own interests and expectations for the trip. Your agenda becomes a constant juggle between sight seeing stops and rest stops. In short, nobody's going to agree. In such cases, depending on the family dynamic, it's probably best to know exactly what you are going to be doing at any given time. Spontaneity and family go together like water and motor oil. Listen in and hear some of these family vacation nightmares.

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Next Week: Best People Watching

Luckily, when you travel, with or without your family, you have plenty of time to meet new people. Or you can at least see new people. But isn't seeing people half the fun of traveling? It's great to pretend who they are, where they come from and what they're doing. That nun reading the "Sports Illustrated" over there is actually an NFL recruiter. Or that guy whispering into his cell phone is really a spy, exchanging top secret cookie recipes with some foreign desert making superpower. Anyway, you get what I'm saying. You see a lot of interesting people when you travel.

I want to hear the best place in the world you go to do your best people watching. Who were some of the most interesting people you saw and what made them so fascinating? Did you talk to them? What did they tell you? Send us an email or call 888-SAV-TRAV(888-728-8728) and tell us about the best place in the world you go to do your best people watching. send us an email


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