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 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!
Our guest this week is Brian Butko, author of the book Greetings from the Lincoln Highway. You’ll want to tune in to listen to his special insight about the history and special sights to see along this historic road, which celebrates its 100th anniversary this year.
Our Along the Way… segment visits I-80 through western Utah and the Great Salt Flats – one of the most unusual interstate stretches in America – which forms a part of the Lincoln Highway route.
There’s plenty of news This Week in Travel, and there’s more comedy in our popular segment On the Lighter Side. Join hosts Jeremy Krug and Dave Godar for an entertaining hour of “everything road trip related”. You won’t be disappointed!