Usually, when we tell somebody about a trip, we tell them about where we went, for how long, maybe even what we drove... but on most trips the most important part is not where we went or what we did, but who we were with. That was the case for Tony Baranowski (III) of Iowa Falls. He talked with Charity Nebbe about his family vacations to Table Rock Lake in Missouri as a boy growing up. He says it's only through the perspective gained as a father himself, that he realizes just how hard his father, Tony Baranowski II, worked to make sure everyone was having a good time on those trips.
Summer is the time of year when seemingly reasonable people load up the car for a family road trip. The misadventures of the Griswald family in National Lampoon's Vacation captured the trials and tribulations of this summer ritual. Host Charity Nebbe talks with travel writer Jennifer Wilson about potential destinations on an Iowa road trip, and listeners share their family road trip memories.
Our bodies tell us when we’re stressed. Shoulder tension, eye twitch, insomnia... and for some of us the physical effects of stress can be downright dangerous. Host Charity Nebbe talks about our cultural reluctance to take time out or time off, and we’ll find out about the importance of listening to our bodies and using our vacation days.
Vacationing close to home doesn’t have to be a sacrifice. On today's program, travel writer and author Jennifer Wilson will be our guide to some of Iowa’s great destinations. We’ll paddle through Pammel State Park, enjoy the views along the Mississippi River and spy on migrating waterfowl. Wilson is the author of the recent book, "Running Away to Home."