On this week’s episode, we talk with Earl Swift, the award-winning author of The Big Roads, a history of the interstate highway system. He discusses what America’s roads were like at the dawn of the motor age and the need for an expansive expressway system. Mr. Swift will debunk a couple of rumors about the interstate system, along with sharing his thoughts about the virtues and vices brought about these sprawling ribbons of concrete.
In our Along the Way… segment, we visit Colorado Springs and Pike’s Peak. Join us for all the most current travel news, along with vintage radio commercials From the Archive. It’s still as much fun as it was when we started this six weeks ago, except now you’re not the only listener!
This Week in Travel discusses the crippled cruise ship Carnival Triumph, as well as the impending merger of U.S. Airways and American Airlines. Will this merger be good for the consumer, or will airfares just continue to climb? Also, learn about the saga of a lady who followed her GPS over 900 miles – in the wrong direction.