Almost There: The Family Vacation, Then and Now


Remember those family vacations you thought would kill you as a kid? The whole family, crammed into a leaky tent in the rain. Car sickness for days. Punching, kicking and crying in the back seat. We hear from the author of a new book on The Family Vacation about why memories good and bad actually make us better people. If we survive.

Part Three of The Current

Friday Mail

We started this segment with some listener feedback on a story we brought you yesterday on The Current. Ontario plans to bring in legislation that would force Catholic schools to accept student groups named "Gay-Straight Alliances". At the moment, that name is not allowed at Megan Smith's school - St Joseph's Catholic Secondary in Mississauga. We received many letters and calls and shared some response.

And to clarify a point we mentioned yesterday. Not only does Ontario fund Catholic schools -- so do Alberta, Saskatchewan, Northwest Territories and Yukon.

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Almost There: The Family Vacation, Then and Now - Author

Ah, the family summer holiday; the only time of the year when you can use words like "romp" and "frolic". But while you may use them, those words often don't feature prominently in vacation memories. Despite the planning and good intentions, stuff happens.

One of our listeners, Vancouver's Jane Caddick, won't easily forget a family vacation to Costa Rica. She shared her vacation story.

Edmonton author Curtis Gillespie says the tears and laughter of the vacation is an important part of the family experience. His new book is Almost There: The Family Vacation, Then and Now. And Curtis Gillespie joined us from Edmonton.

This segment was produced by The Current's Howard Goldenthal.

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