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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 #67 – Fall Travel Deals

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Labor Day signals the beginning of fall travel deals, one of the best times of the year to travel! The scenery is perfect, prices are lower, crowds are fewer, and the weather is great. On this episode of RTR, Jeremy shares ways to beat the crowds and score quality beachfront hotels for as little as $31 a night during September and October. He’ll tell you how to save up to 40% off your airfare this fall, as well. He’ll share a secret about the best week to purchase your winter travel airfares, too.

Join us in Travel Q&A for a question about airline security, 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 #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 #59 – Experience Route 66

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Route 66 is one of America’s favorite classic highways. This week we take to the road and experience just a few highlights along this superb ribbon of asphalt! Whether you’ve never experienced Route 66 or have traveled it several times, you’ll enjoy this tour – part history, part kitsch, and lots of fun!

Later in the hour, enjoy more classic commercials from the Golden Age of radio in our weekly Travel Archive, this week featuring Roy Rogers and the Chiquita Banana song. Host Jeremy Krug will take your travel questions in the Travel Q&A. And you’ll enjoy another tribute to the Belmont Stakes in this week’s edition of our comedy segment On the Lighter Side.

Jeremy also shares an exclusive discount code for $5 off the print edition of his new book The Road Trip Book: Travel America Like You’ve Always Dreamed.

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

Episode #57 – 14 Must-Have Items on a Road Trip

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On this week’s edition of Road Trip Radio, you’ll learn the 14 essential pieces of gear you MUST take with you. Join us as we talk about packing for a summer road trip. In this week’s edition of our travel segment Along the Way…, we head up to one of America’s most beloved monuments, Mount Rushmore, as well as the exhilarating surroundings nearby – the Black Hills and Badlands National Forest.

In our Travel Q&A segment, we’ll discuss hotel options for roadtrippers under 21, and we’ll open up The Travel Archive and relive the cola wars. Jeremy has a big announcement tonight for all road trip lovers! Listen to tonight’s show and stay tuned to this website for more details.

Also, there’s an all-new comedy skit in our On the Lighter Side segment – pilot Jonathan Nellsen calls in, but doesn’t seem to know anything about planes.

Join us for another hour of roadtripping, travel, and fun on this week’s edition of Road Trip Radio, hosted by Jeremy Krug.

Follow-up to this week’s show: The Road Trip Book: Travel America Like You’ve Always Dreamed by Jeremy Krug goes on sale Monday, May 26th, the start of the summer travel season. This 364-page book discusses every part of planning a memorable road trip, from packing to vehicle prep to advanced preparations for an extended trip. Readers will learn dozens of ways to save money, manage road conditions, make the best of hotels and campgrounds, and eat well without sacrificing a healthy diet while traveling. Dozens of suggested routes and destinations are highlighted in the book, including the best national parks, rivers, beaches, and historic trails from coast to coast. There are special chapters on traveling to Alaska, Route 66, and one-tank road trips. The Road Trip Book: Travel America Like You’ve Always Dreamed will be a must-have for every road trip lover. The book will be available in print edition and an edition for Kindle e-readers on Monday, May 26th. The audio version should be available on iTunes, Amazon, and Audible.com by mid-June. Listeners to Road Trip Radio will receive a discount on the print edition; listen to the May 26th episode for more information.