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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 #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 #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 #53 – Adventures in Mexico, Nebraska, and Beyond

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Using over a decade of experience on the highways and byways of Mexico, Jeremy discusses what it’s like to take a road trip south of the border. He’ll be taking your questions about safety, legal requirements, and travel tips for a Mexico road trip. Send your questions before the show to our Facebook page or call them in at (650) 27-DRIVE. If you’re adventurous, take a listen to this week’s edition of Road Trip Radio. We’ll continue the discussion next week, too…

Our weekly travel segment Along the Way… visits the surprising treasures found along I-80 in Nebraska. Dave talks about geese and the birthplace of the dial tone.

This week’s Travel Q&A addresses whether it’s safe to stop at interstate rest areas and the fastest route from coast to coast.  Join us for classic commercials from the Golden Age of Radio in the Travel Archive. Plus, we have a very special edition of On the Lighter Side with plenty of comedy.

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

Episode #42 – Holiday Air Travel Tips

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If you’ll be taking to the skies this holiday season, you won’t want to miss this episode of Road Trip Radio. We’ll give easy-to-follow tips to help you find your way through the long lines, potentially bad weather, flight delays, and stringent security measures that you’re likely to find when traveling during peak periods.

Plus, this week we celebrate the Season Finale of Road Trip Radio. Join us for a brief look back over our first year on the air, plus a look forward to some changes and enhancements to our show when we return for our second season in January.

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!

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Tips for Avoiding Deer Collisions

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

Episode #27 – Stories from the Road

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You called in.  You wrote in.  You gave us your favorite road trip stories, and this week we share them with the world right here on our long-awaited Stories from the Road episode.  Plus, Jeremy & Dave discuss roadblocks, old cars, and have a little fun with our comedy segment, On the Lighter Side.  In our weekly travel segment Along the Way…, Jeremy heads out to New Mexico to some of his favorite science (and science fiction) sites, including Roswell.

Episode #25 – RTR Family Comedy Hour

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Join us for our comedy special this week!  Road Trip Radio brings you a full episode of clean comedy the whole family can enjoy, plus some classic commercials you won’t find anywhere else but right here.

Don’t miss this week’s episode of Road Trip Radio, the most informative and entertaining travel podcast on the internet, complete with classic ads, clean comedy, and this week’s travel news, hosted by Jeremy Krug and Dave Godar.