May 31, 2010 We've considered summer food, summer songs, and this year, All Things Considered is pondering summer jobs. We've been asking newsmakers and other guests to tell us about the summer job that had a personal impact on them. To kick off the series, Melissa Block shares stories from Vice President Joe Biden, Secretary of Veterans Affairs Eric Shinseki and former first lady Laura Bush. The series will run throughout the summer
August 11, 2009 Cost of a Disney vacation makes you queasy? Why not opt instead for the nausea you get from the spinning rides at your neighborhood carnival? NPR's David Schaper found plenty to keep the kids happy at a local fair (and a beer tent for the grown-ups).
July 8, 2009 Julie Kraut writes in the Washington Post that some modern parents are using technology to keep a close eye on their little campers. And many summer camps are streaming live video of kids to their parents back home. Tell us: Parents, where do you draw the line?
July 3, 2009 In case you forgot to pick up some sparklers for the holiday weekend, don't despair. Ira Flatow and a team of backyard science experts explain how to (safely) make firecrackers, smoke bombs and even an Oreo-fueled rocket, all while learning some basic scientific principles.
July 3, 2009 The 19-foot statue of Abraham Lincoln welcomes millions of visitors to the National Mall in Washington, D.C., each year. Tourists from around the globe are drawn to it by the legend of Lincoln and the historic events that have occurred at the memorial's steps.
June 27, 2009 Whether recently laid off or just without any job prospects, some people have traded their resumes and interview suits for sleeping bags and hiking boots. They're on the Appalachian Trail for the next four months — and they hope that by the time they're off, the economy will have recovered.
June 24, 2009 Sometimes it's the unplanned moments of your vacation that you remember most. Chicago Tribune columnist Eric Zorn talks about his own vacation disasters, and why they're not so bad. What disaster — chiggers, a flat tire, a missed turn — made your getaway memorable?