Category Archives: Favorite Places

Episode #71 – Hidden Treasures of Springfield Illinois

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The small city of Springfield IL holds countless historic treasures, being the site of the only home Abraham Lincoln ever owned. Conveniently located between Chicago and St. Louis along Interstate 55, it’s the perfect road trip destination. Join us as we peruse the top attractions in this picturesque small city.

Also in this episode, host Jeremy Krug discusses the Ebola scare and gives tips on planning your longer, multi-day road trips. Our weekly travel segment Along the Way... heads to the Virginia coast and crosses one of the most unusual bridges in the world, the Chesapeake Bay Bridge-Tunnel.

It’s another hour of roadtripping, travel, and fun on this week’s edition of Road Trip Radio. Don’t miss it!

Episode #70 – Ride the Coast Starlight

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One of the greatest train adventures in the world is right here in the USA: Amtrak’s Coast Starlight. It winds through forests and fields, around mountains, past cities, and along 100 miles of extraordinary California coastline. This week, host Jeremy Krug will show you the best of the Coast Starlight and how to enjoy a first class experience affordably.

In our Along the Way… segment, Jeremy tackles the oft-derided Interstate 10 in West Texas. It’s not as desolate as you think; you’ll find natural springs, pristine caves, and historic sites galore along this 500-mile stretch of rural West Texas expressway.

Jeremy takes your travel questions in Travel Q&A, and there’s more comedy in On the Lighter Side, plus classic commercials from the golden age of radio in The Travel Archive. It’s a fast-moving hour of roadtripping, travel, and fun in this week’s edition of Road Trip Radio!

Episode #68 – Airline Mega-Mergers — Who Benefits?

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You have fewer choices when traveling by air today. After a half-dozen airline mergers, Americans are down to just three legacy airlines. On today’s episode of Road Trip Radio, you’ll hear some of the problems that result when airlines merge and post record profits — at the expense and inconvenience of travelers.

Join us in Travel Q&A for a question about hotel star ratings, as well as more classic commercials from the Golden Age of radio in The Travel Archive and all-new comedy featuring Wayne Martin in our On the Lighter Side segment.

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

Episode #66 – Route 66 in California

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The seven-part series on Route 66 moves into its homestretch with this week’s episode on the Mother Road in California – and appropriately, it’s the 66th episode of RTR! Jeremy will highlight the best places to stop and enjoy the scenery alongthe 316 miles of Historic 66 in California. From Amboy Crater to San Bernardino’s Original McDonald’s Hamburger Stand and the Santa Monica Pier, it’s a trip you won’t soon forget!

Later in the hour, Jeremy will be taking your questions in Travel Q&A, as well as more classic commercials from the Golden Age of radio in The Travel Archive and comedy On the Lighter Side.

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

Episode #65 – Route 66 in Arizona

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This week the team motors down the 401 miles of Route 66 in Arizona and experiences the wide array of sights – from Meteor Crater to the forests of Flagstaff and the Grand Canyon, this road has a little of everything!

Join us for Travel Q&A, as well as more classic commercials from the Golden Age of radio in The Travel Archive and comedy On the Lighter Side.

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

Episode #64 – Route 66 in New Mexico

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This week the team savors the 399 miles of Route 66 in New Mexico across the high plains, mountains, and desert. Join us as we experience the neon lights of Tucumcari, the Balloon Fiesta in Albuquerque, and Grants’ ice cave!

Have you ever sat next to someone annoying on a plane? We’ll discuss Jeremy’s offensive seatmate as well as the world’s most expensive Big Mac. In this week’s Travel Q&A, we’ll reveal the largest city in America without an interstate highway. Plus, enjoy more classic commercials from the Golden Age of radio in The Travel Archive and comedy On the Lighter Side.

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

Episode #63 – Route 66 in Texas

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This week Jeremy and Dave explore Route 66 in Texas – home of the Panhandle Plains! Join us as we visit the home of the world’s largest steaks (Big Texan Steak Ranch), the most offbeat public art project in America (Cadillac Ranch), and an abandoned Route 66 ghost town (Glenrio), along the way in Texas.

In this week’s Travel Q&A, Jeremy discusses the cleanest & dirtiest things in your hotel room. This week’s Travel Archive shares some classic commercials from the Golden Age of radio. In the On the Lighter Sidecomedy segment, there’s more fun comedy the whole family can enjoy.

Join us for another hour of roadtripping, travel, and fun on this week’s edition of Road Trip Radio!

Episode #62 – Route 66 in Oklahoma

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This week Jeremy and Dave explore Route 66 in Oklahoma – home of great food, quirky roadside attractions, historic Route 66 memorabilia, and lots of friendly people! In our weekly roundtable, we discuss the $100 Road Trip Challenge and the different ways to plan an adventure for less than $100.

In this week’s Travel Q&A, Jeremy discusses how to be safe on a road trip even during the hottest summer weather. This week’s Travel Archive shares some classic commercials for the now-defunct Minnie Pearl’s Chicken and Howard Johnson’s restaurants. In the On the Lighter Side comedy segment, the hosts plan an RTR musical along with Oklahoma! star Shirley Jones.

Join us for another hour of roadtripping, travel, and fun on this week’s edition of Road Trip Radio!

Episode #60 – Route 66 in Illinois

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This week Road Trip Radio begins a state-by-state tour of Route 66. On this week’s episode, we work our way down the state of Illinois, savoring the sights and flavors along the way. In This Week in Travel, we examine the current state of air travel with a hilarious commentary chronicling what it’s like to take to the unfriendly skies.

Dave and Jeremy unveil the $100 Road Trip Challenge and answer your questions in Travel Q&A. Join us for more classic commercials from the Golden Age of radio, plus comedy and commentary on this week’s edition of Road Trip Radio – another hour of roadtripping, travel, and fun!

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Episode #53 – Adventures in Mexico, Nebraska, and Beyond

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Using over a decade of experience on the highways and byways of Mexico, Jeremy discusses what it’s like to take a road trip south of the border. He’ll be taking your questions about safety, legal requirements, and travel tips for a Mexico road trip. Send your questions before the show to our Facebook page or call them in at (650) 27-DRIVE. If you’re adventurous, take a listen to this week’s edition of Road Trip Radio. We’ll continue the discussion next week, too…

Our weekly travel segment Along the Way… visits the surprising treasures found along I-80 in Nebraska. Dave talks about geese and the birthplace of the dial tone.

This week’s Travel Q&A addresses whether it’s safe to stop at interstate rest areas and the fastest route from coast to coast.  Join us for classic commercials from the Golden Age of Radio in the Travel Archive. Plus, we have a very special edition of On the Lighter Side with plenty of comedy.

Join us for another hour of travel, roadtripping, and fun on this week’s edition of Road Trip Radio!