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Episode #49 – A Cruise Up the Pacific Coast Highway

Listen to Episode #49 On-Demand

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 #7 – The Future of America’s Interstates – Featuring Earl Swift

This week we continue our discussion with historian and author Earl Swift about the history of the interstate highway system.  Last week he gave us a few surprises, such as the fact the Dwight Eisenhower wasn’t really the man behind the interstate system.  We learn about Mr. Swift’s favorite interstate routes, as well as some that aren’t such an easy travel experience.  We learn about the challenges facing the interstates over the upcoming decades.

This week’s edition of Along the Way… visits the resort towns of Riverside County, California, including the National Date Festival.

There’s a plethora of news to talk about, including the return of the crippled cruise ship Carnival Triumph.  We talk about the meteor that gave quite a show over the skies of Russia last week, as well as a new bridge / old bridge swap.

On the Lighter Side takes the RTR helicopter for a spin, and you won’t want to miss what accidentally (or maybe not so accidentally) arrives in the mail at our studio.  Dave and Jeremy may not be able to handle it…

Listen live to Episode #7 at 9 p.m. East, 6 p.m. West.

Episode #6 – The Untold Story of America’s Interstates

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.

Click here to listen to Episode #6.