Category Archives: Favorite Places

Episode #50 – The Top 10 Spring Vacation Destinations

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After one of the harshest, longest winters in recent memory, we’re all ready for spring and for a spring road trip. This week we’ll be discussing the top ten spring vacation destinations in the country. Later on in the hour, we’ll be looking back over our first 50 episodes and focusing on our ever-popular comedy skits. Dave has selected some of his favorites to share with our listeners.

In the second half-hour, our Travel Q&A segment tackles the question of vehicle maintenance again, and it’s classic commercials for Columbia Phonographs and Turtle Wax in The Travel Archive. Plus, This Week in Travel takes a trip to the smallest town in the country – Buford, Wyoming – population 1.

Join us for another of exciting, fast-moving episode of travel, roadtripping, and fun on this week’s installment of Road Trip Radio!

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Episode #49 – A Cruise Up the Pacific Coast Highway

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It might be cold outside, but spring road trips are just around the corner on RTR!

Join us as we take a leisurely drive up the Pacific Coast Highway from San Francisco to Mendocino, one of the world’s most scenic adventures! Then, we’ll be joined by Earl Swift, author of The Big Roads as he talks about the history of the Interstate System. Plus, we’ll take your travel questions in Travel Q&A about airline carry-on luggage and the meaning of interstate exit numbers. Then, Jeremy will open up The Travel Archive to listen to some classic commercials for Rio Grande ‘Cracked’ Gasoline and for a 1950’s version of Miracle Whip. Plus, On the Lighter Side brings you a call from wacky Wayne Martin.

Join us for another hour of roadtripping, travel, and fun on Episode 49 of Road Trip Radio!

Episode #48 – Explore the Blue Ridge Parkway

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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 #46 – The Loneliest Road in America

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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

Episode #45 – Hotels – the Good, the Bad, & the Ugly

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This week, we discuss advances in hotel accomodations over the past 50 years. At the same time, the nickel-and-diming at some properties keeps getting worse. And an ugly few hotels and motels may actually be hazardous to your health! Join us for a lively discussion about hotels on this week’s edition of Road Trip Radio!

Our weekly travel segment Along the Way… heads down to the hills of Northern Alabama for a scenic drive along U.S. 72. We’ll be stopping at the Unclaimed Baggage Center, Russell Cave National Monument, and the U.S. Space Center – three unique stops located within an hour of each other.

We debut the new segment Travel Q&A, where we talk about passports, passport cards, and enhanced driver’s licenses. Jeremy opens up The Travel Archive to listen to a couple of classic commercials from the golden age of radio, and we take a call from Australian internet radio tycoon Paul Hubbard in our popular comedy segment On the Lighter Side.

Don’t miss this week’s edition of Road Trip Radio, the travel show for the common man!

Episode #44 – A Drive Down Florida’s Atlantic Coast

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While much of the country sits in the deep freeze, join Jeremy and Dave as they head down to Florida’s coastal highway A1A for a scenic and historic drive down one of the most interesting roads on the East Coast. You’ll learn where to find the best beach scenery, as well as the best places to stop along this picturesque byway. The team start their voyage in quaint St. Augustine, home of the Fountain of Youth, and meander their way down the coast.

Also this hour we’re joined by Lincoln Highway enthusiast Brian Butko, author of the book Greetings From the Lincoln Highway. He’ll tell us about the history of the original transcontinental highway and share some of his favorite spots along the ‘Father Road’.

Join us for this week’s news from the roadtripper’s perspective on This Week in Travel. Lots of travel news this week, including a United Airlines ticket agent that was beaten ruthlessly by a crazed passenger, as well as an economical car (less than $7000) that goes on sale in 2015 that claims to get 84 miles per gallon.

Jeremy opens up The Travel Archive to listen to a few classic commercials from the golden age of radio, and fictional caller J. Howard Carter gets what he deserves in our comedy segment On the Lighter Side.

It’s another action-packed hour of travel, roadtripping, and fun on Episode 44 of Road Trip Radio, the travel show for the common man!

Episode #43 – Treasures of the Arizona Strip

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The Arizona Strip isn’t a cut of beef, it’s the strip of land in Arizona north of the Grand Canyon that’s cut off from the rest of the state. As a result, this unique region – larger than Massachusetts but with a population of only 8,000 – holds scenic and cultural treasures that few ever get to experience. We’ll be visiting the North Rim of the Grand Canyon, Kaibab National Forest, and the eerily majestic Vermilion Cliffs National Monument. Join Jeremy & Dave for an all-new episode where we explore the diverse landforms, monuments, communities, and parks of the Arizona Strip!

With this episode, we begin our second season on BlogTalkRadio, with all the travel fun you’re used to, like Along the Way travel segment, On the Lighter Side comedy, and this week’s news from the roadtripper’s point of view on This Week in Travel.  It’s Road Trip Radio, the travel show for the common man!

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Episode #41 – NY to LA in 29 Hours – Meet Speedrunner Ed Bolian

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This week, we chat with Ed Bolian, the man from Atlanta who recently broke the “Cannonball Run” land speed record, driving from New York to Los Angeles in less than 29 hours. He’ll tell us how he did it and the intense preparations that went into setting the long-distance speed record.

Our travel news segment This Week in Travel will focus on a new underwater hotel room available in Tanzania for a mere $900 a night. Also, Jeremy discusses the controversy caused by ‘Emotional Support Animals’ that get on planes and sometimes cause more problems than they solve.

If you’re headed southeast this season, there’s a good chance you’ll be driving along I-24 in Tennessee or through the city of Chattanooga. This week we’ll share some of the secrets of enjoying this stretch of road in ourAlong the Way… segment.

Our On the Lighter Side comedy segment features a call from Stan Lawrence and his plan to set a speed record…. of another kind.

Join us for another hour of roadtripping, travel, and fun with a few classic commercials from the old days of radio sprinkled in for good measure. It’s another episode of Road Trip Radio!

Episode #40 – A Sneak Peak at Discovery Park of America

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The nation’s newest 100,000 square foot science museum, history center, aquarium, and children’s activity park sits in the most unusual place – over 100 miles from the nearest metropolitan area. This week, we talk to Mary Nita Bondurant of the brand-new Discovery Park of America. She’ll be telling us why the small town of Union City, Tennessee, was chosen for such an ambitious educational project. We’ll get a sneak peak into the center, and we’ll find out what’s in store for visitors over the next few months.

In our Along the Way… segment, we return to the Lincoln Highway, this time to Eastern Ohio. This 120-mile stretch of road has plenty of secrets waiting to be told and something for roadtrippers of all ages.

In our comedy segment On the Lighter Side, Silvio Sandoval of the Rio de Janeiro Tourism Ministry calls in and has a little trouble recommending anything specific to listeners, so resorts to insulting the host.

It’s our 40th episode, so join us for an all-new episode of Road Trip Radio!

Episode #37 – Steering Clear of Deer

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Vehicle collisions with deer are of the most costly and unpredictable types of crashes in the country. This week, we’ll tell you where and when you’re most likely to hit a deer and what NOT to do if you see one in your path. Plus, we’ll trade stories of deer collisions we’ve experienced in the past.

Our weekly travel segment Along the Way… takes a drive down one of the most interesting interstates in America – California’s Interstate 8.  In its short 170 miles, you’ll see a little bit of everything, and we’ll tell you the best and quirkiest places to stop while you’re there.

In This Week in Travel, we’ll discuss the unusual and shocking things one Arizona hotel occupant found in her room.  And we’ll open up the Travel Archive to listen to more classic commercials from the 1960’s.  Don’t miss our On the Lighter Side segment, where we’ll catch up with J. Howard Carter and his latest cause for consternation.

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

InfoLinks

Tips for Avoiding Deer Collisions

Likelihood of Deer Collision – National Map

How clean was that hotel room?  Weapons and trash on the floor, and maybe meth….?