4: Vacations

4: Vacations

Dec 8, 1995
Stories about vacations gone awry—or perhaps vacations that never should have happened.
  • Host Ira Glass shares photos (on the radio) of his family vacation in Hawaii. He poses the question: What can families do on vacation that make them feel closer? (9 minutes)

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  • Writer/singer/performer Sandra Tsing Loh reads a story about a family vacation arranged by her mother, who believed that vacations couldn't be merely for leisure—they had to be educational. Which is how the family ended up vacationing in...Ethiopia. (22 minutes)

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  • Contributor David Sedaris tells a story about discovering the possibilities—and pitfalls—of travel by hitchhiking. (25 minutes)

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