Monthly Archives: September 2013

Episode #34 – Area 51 & Nevada’s Extraterrestrial Highway

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This week, Jeremy and Dave take on one of the country’s most mysterious highways — Highway 375 in Nevada, sometimes called the Extraterrestrial Highway. Located just a few miles away from the most top secret military installation in the world, Area 51, this highway has treasures for everyone, whether or not you believe the government has something ‘otherworldly’ to hide. We’ll show you how to get as close as is legally possible to Area 51 without crossing the forbidden border and being abducted by the ‘cammo guys.’

We’ll be talking with two experts who know just about everything that can be known about the area. First, we’ll be joined by Pat Travis, who’s owned the Little A’le’inn in the town of Rachel, Nevada, for over 20 years. She’ll share her experiences living so close to the famed military base, plus some of the lessons she’s learned living in such a beautiful, yet isolated place.

Later in our show, we’ll be joined by Will Tryon, of Adventure Photo Tours in Las Vegas. His company organizes tours of the Area 51 border region and the E.T. Highway. Will shares his expertise on jaw-dropping spots to visit around here, and as a 42-year pilot, he gives his thoughts on the unusual maneuvers he’s seen in the sky.

Later, in our comedy segment On the Lighter Side, J. Howard Carter calls in and has accidentally taken a wrong turn at Albuquerque and has ended up at the entrance to Area 51.

Episode #33 – Drive Florida’s Overseas Highway

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Join Jeremy and Dave as they head to the Florida Keys on the Overseas Highway. U.S. Highway 1 follows a historic path down one of the most picturesque and interesting drives in the world. You’ll see beaches, bridges, miniature deer, and maybe even an iguana or two. And if you’re a little adventurous, we’ll show you how to get to the nation’s most isolated national park: a walled fortress located 70 miles west of Key West.

It’s another hour of roadtripping, talk, and fun on this week’s installment of Road Trip Radio!

Episode #32 – The Dragon: America’s Curviest Highway

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This week, hosts Jeremy Krug and Dave Godar head to the Great Smoky Mountains to experience The Dragon. With 318 curves in 11 miles, it’s the curviest road in the country and the number one road for motorcycles and sports cars. If you like curvy roads with thrills, then you won’t want to miss this exciting byway!

We’ll be talking with M.G. Behrend of Deals Gap Motorcycle Resort in North Carolina (the most famous resort catering to motorcyclists in the country) about what it’s like to experience the thrill of The Dragon.  Dave shares Stories from the Road from listeners that have ridden The Dragon, and Jeremy introduces a unique song written about this curvy road. We’ll also talk about the history of the motorcycle, including the 19th century steam-powered motorcycle.  Our On the Lighter Side segment takes an exciting swing along The Dragon into Deals Gap.

If you like the thrill of an exciting ride – whether you’re on two wheels or four – then you won’t want to miss this week’s episode of Road Trip Radio!

Head over to the Deals Gap Motorcycle Resort

Download Arthur Holt’s Music Including Dragon Breath

Episode #31 – The Great River Road

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It’s Labor Day weekend, one of the busiest road trip weekends of the year, and Road Trip Radio is traveling the Great River Road, in search of the greatest spots to see along the way. Jeremy & Dave will be taking the two-lane road from St. Louis to Memphis, passing through the little towns of Chester, Cairo, Columbus, and historic Reelfoot Lake.

Jeremy and Dave discuss Labor Day travel plans, and the host shares a road trip story of his own about accidentally stumbling upon a speakeasy in the back of a local restaurant.

There’s plenty of news in travel this week, including the teenager that stowed away on a flight in Nigeria, and the kittens that shut down the New York City subway system last week. We’ll discuss it all on this week’s edition of RTR, plus classic commercials and a comical call from Jonathan Nellsen in our On the Lighter Side segment!