Get Outta Here! Podcast: Vacation in Middle Earth

Former Associated Press Tokyo bureau chief Malcolm Foster was expecting gorgeous scenery when he took his family on vacation in New Zealand. They’re big fans of the Lord of the Rings movies, which were shot there. But they were gobsmacked by just how beautiful it was. Malcolm Foster reports on traveling through southern New Zealand with his wife and two teenage sons in the family’s first camper van trip.

And on #MyFavoriteTrip: an upcoming auction takes us inside the travels of the Nobel Prize novelist John Steinbeck in the 1950s and ’60s.