NPR Road Trips
The National Public Radio archive presents a real-life collection of family vacation stories that whisk listeners away to distant and unusual lands.
Day to day (Radio program)
Weekend edition Sunday (Radio program)
Selections originally broadcast on National Public Radio between Dec. 3, 1999, and Aug. 16, 2009
Introduction / by Noah Adams -- Hard-learned lessons from the family road trip / Laura Lorson (All things considered, Aug. 10, 2007) -- Family camping / Joel Achenbach (Morning edition, July 3, 2000) -- Educational vacations / Ellissa Ely (All things considered, Mar. 4, 2002) -- History of the vacation / Cindy Aron (All things considered, June 17, 2009) -- Low-cost glories of the drive-in movie / Robert Smith (Morning edition, Aug. 10, 2009) -- Pink jeep chronicles / Andy Raskins (All things considered, Sept. 7, 2004) -- Taking the great American road trip, Google-style / Marc Horowitz and Pete Baldes (Weekend edition Sunday, Aug. 16, 2009) -- A summer outing to Chincoteague Island / Neda Ulaby (Day to Day, Aug. 25, 2006) -- Who needs a fancy cruise if you've got inner tubes? / Tom Goldman (All things considered, Aug. 10, 2009) -- Pirates of the Caribbean / Andrea Cooper (All things considered, July 8, 2003) -- The discomfort zone / Jonathan Franzen (All things considered, Sept. 4, 2006) -- Setting sail with family, imperfections in tow / Marion Winik (All things considered, Jan. 18, 2005) -- Memories of going on staycation / Laura Lorson (All things considered, July 25, 2008) -- Lost and found sound : a Partridge family vacation / Marika Partridge (All things considered, Dec. 3, 1999)