Monthly Archives: August 2013

Episode #30 – State Fairs

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One of the greatest road trip traditions is to pile into the family car for a trip to the state fair. This week, hosts Jeremy Krug & Dave Godar talk about the greatest parts of going to the fair, plus some of the biggest and best fairs in the country.

This week’s travel segment Along the Way... heads to the North Country, following U.S. 2 through Minnesota. It’s the perfect place to go when the weather gets hot in the rest of the country!

This Week in Travel discusses the new speed limit in Illinois, as well as the man that tried to smuggle a turtle onto a plane in China.  Also, the $105,000 parking fine in Chicago gets resolved.  Plus, which state in the union has the best (and worst) roads?  We’ll discuss it all on this week’s edition of RTR, plus classic commercials and a comical visit from the Mars Rover!

Episode #29 – Historic Natchez Trace – Rising Speed Limits

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This week, our Along the Way… segment features the historic Natchez Trace Parkway through Tennessee, Alabama, and Mississippi, relishing the southern scenery that surrounds travelers as they drive this 444-mile byway.

Ever since the so-called ‘double nickel’ nationwide speed limit was repealed in 1987, speed limits on interstate highways have been edging higher.  In fact, a half-dozen states are currently in the process of raising their speed limits.  Host Jeremy Krug will talk about the push for higher limits across the country and how it will affect your next long-distance road trip.

In This Week in Travel, Jeremy and Dave discuss the proposed hyperloop that could take travelers from Los Angeles to San Francisco faster than the speed of sound, plus the recent epidemic of purse snatchings that have taken place at – of all places – gas stations.  Our comedy segment On the Lighter Side welcomes a special guest, fresh off his media tour.  Don’t miss this week’s episode of Road Trip Radio!

Episode #28 – Road Trip Secrets of St. Louis

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Meet us in St. Louis to discover the hidden treasures of this fabulous, historic city.  Our Along the Way… segment features plenty of fun, off-the-beaten-path things to do in St. Louis, Missouri – the Gateway to the West.  In our main segment, we discuss the history of air-conditioning in motor vehicles.  You might be surprised at how far back A/C has been a feature in our motor transportation.

Episode #27 – Stories from the Road

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You called in.  You wrote in.  You gave us your favorite road trip stories, and this week we share them with the world right here on our long-awaited Stories from the Road episode.  Plus, Jeremy & Dave discuss roadblocks, old cars, and have a little fun with our comedy segment, On the Lighter Side.  In our weekly travel segment Along the Way…, Jeremy heads out to New Mexico to some of his favorite science (and science fiction) sites, including Roswell.