The Road Not Taken

July 18, 2004
(was 07.13.2003)

Worried about your kids spending too much time in front of the television, what do you do? Tell them to turn off the TV. Unless you're Mark and Nancy Jacobson. They packed up their three children and took them around the world for three months. The Jacobsons visited the burial pyres in the ancient city of Varanasi and a genocide museum in Cambodia. In this hour of To the Best of Our Knowledge, memories from an unusual family vacation. And we'll ride the rails as we explore a documentary about tramps.

  1. Mark and Rae Jacobson on a Global Family Vacation

    Mark Jacobson and his wife took their three children on a 90-day trip around the world. They've written a book called "12,000 Miles in the Nick of Time: A Semi-Dysfunctional Family Circumnavigates the Globe."

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  2. Ross Noble on Global Stand-Up

    British comedian Ross Noble hosts a show for the BBC. The premise is to go to remote places in the world and try to do stand-up.

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  3. Tony Perrottet on "Pagan Holiday"

    Tony Perrottet specialized in exotic travel until he decided to go to Rome, then travel the sites of the ancient world using classical Roman tour guides.

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  4. Jack Cahill and David Eberhardt on "Long Gone"

    Jack Cahill and David Eberhardt collaborated on a documentary film called "Long Gone."  It's about the contemporary hobos who still ride the rails.

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