Monthly Archives: February 2014

Episode #48 – Explore the Blue Ridge Parkway

Listen to Episode #48 On-Demand

This week the team explores the Blue Ridge Parkway as it meanders through the mountains of Virginia and North Carolina. The Blue Ridge is the most visited site of all those operated by the National Park Service, so join us and plan your summer road trip before the crowds arrive!

This week we talk about driving in wintry weather – and how to do it safely. Dave and Jeremy discuss problems with winter driving and ways to be a defensive driver in bad weather.

Jeremy & Dave discuss this week’s travel news on This Week in Travel. Get ready to fight your next parking ticket with an app, and to visit a sinkhole-infested Corvette Museum in Bowling Green, Kentucky!

We’ll be answering your questions about travel and vehicle maintenance (as well as discussing the most isolated destination in America) in Travel Q&A, and Jeremy will open up The Travel Archive to listen to a few classic commercials from the golden age of radio (1957 Chevy and Shredded Wheat commercial with organ music). Get ready to laugh in our popular comedy segment On the Lighter Side.

Episode #47 – The 10 Most Boring Highways in the USA

Listen to Episode #47 Monday at 10 pm East, 9 pm Central

You’ve spoken, and now we share the results! The 10 most boring highways in America – whether because of lack of scenery, monotonous traffic, or industrial sprawl – are the topic of our main segment.

This week’s Along the Way… segment heads to upstate New York to travel the Adirondack Northway, I-87 from Albany to the Canadian border. This unique route passes through charming towns, historic places, and the largest park in the lower 48 with the Adirondack Mountains at our side. Definitely NOT boring!

Jeremy & Dave discuss this week’s travel news on This Week in Travel. We’ll be answering your travel questions about the safety of Free Wi-Fi and wheeled luggage (Wheels or No Wheels?) in Travel Q&A, and Jeremy will open up The Travel Archive to listen to a few classic commercials from the golden age of radio. Get ready to laugh in our popular comedy segment as we take a call from highway author Stan Lawrence in this week’s installment of On the Lighter Side.

Episode #48 will be about Winter Driving. Call us at (650) 273-7483 and record your winter driving story of 3 minutes or less, and we’ll put it on the show!

Episode #46 – The Loneliest Road in America

Listen to Episode #46 On-Demand

This week Jeremy and Dave visit the sparsely-populated stretch of U.S. Highway 50 through Nevada, dubbed the “Loneliest Road in America”. We’ll cross nine mountain ranges and stop at the few tiny towns that exist along the 300-mile trek from Fernley to Ely. The scenery, history, and solitude of this highway will stay with you forever…

We’ll cover this week’s news from the roadtripper’s perspective on This Week in Travel, discussing winter driving and the New York man that took it upon himself to fix the roads when local authorities didn’t. We’ll be answering your travel questions about free wireless internet in Travel Q&A, and Jeremy will open up The Travel Archive to listen to a few classic commercials from the golden age of radio, and we’ll laugh a little in our popular comedy segment On the Lighter Side.

The Official Highway 50 Survival Guide – .pdf

Get your U.S. 50 “Loneliest Road” Passport

Visit Spencer Hot Springs – a free natural hot tub

Perspectives on the “Loneliest Road” – Walking, Cycling, & by Horseback

Sand Mountain Recreation Area