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Discover the joy of the journey with the AMERICAN ROAD. AMERICAN ROAD with Thomas and Becky Repp, co-hosted by Foster Braun is a talk show that celebrates travel across the two-lane highways of North America. This unique broadcast is an extension of AMERICAN ROAD, an internationally distributed magazine, which celebrates the people and places along America's two-lane jewels.
 
Scenic Byways is a mythic fiction audio drama, told in the form of an episodic road trip. Join us as we follow one truck driver on his journey across a fractured America. We’ll hear tales of struggling communities and risen legends once thought long asleep, all set in the beauty of America’s rugged landscapes and national parks. Be sure to buckle up, though. We could be in for a bumpy ride.
 
California, the land of sunshine and roses, with its genial climate, its skies as blue as the far-famed skies of Venice, and its pure, life-giving air, invites the lover of nature to take long tramps over hill and dale, mountain and valley, and to search out new trails in the rugged mountains.(Quote from section 2: Brook and Waterfall).
 
A very personal and opinionated wander through the Sussex of around 1900, illustrated with anecdotes, literary and poetic quotations, gravestone epitaphs and a gentle sense of humour. The author colours the countryside with his nostalgia for times past and regret for the encroaching future, his resentment of churches with locked doors, and his love of deer parks, ruined castles and the silent hills.(I must add my apologies for my attempts at the Sussex dialect in the chapter on that subject. ...
 
In this chronicle of a summer's motoring in Britain I have not attempted a guide-book in any sense, yet the maps, together with the comments on highways, towns, and country, should be of some value even in that capacity. I hope, however, that the book, with its many illustrations and its record of visits to out-of-the way places, may be acceptable to those who may desire to tour Britain by rail or cycle as well as by motor car. Nor may it be entirely uninteresting to those who may not expect ...
 
Nevada: Road Trip Capital of the USA. A bold wager? You bet. But with all our surprising scenery, intriguing towns, oddball attractions, outdoor freedom, endless let's-see'what-happens adventure opps, and miles of all-to-yourself roads between it all, the odds are definitely in our, and YOUR, favor. #TravelNevada
 
The adventure cycling and bikepacking podcast. Join us as we travel the length and breadth of the UK, seeking out the very best off road riding in the wild and wonderful British Isles. We’re seeking out the riders, route masters, gear designers and creatives that help us get the most out of leaving the tarmac behind. Our introductory series explores the fundamental concepts of what it means to ride off road; exploring cycling history, how new communities are being born all over the country a ...
 
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All biblions, multi-tentacled beings with eyes all over their heads must report in to the Destiny library on their eighteenth birthday for their unending tour of duty. Why are multiple copies of the same biblion piling up in Destiny reception? How did Ace receive the message to come help solve the mystery before the editors at the Giant Book of Des…
 
David Crockett, affectionately referred to as Davy, today remains an American icon of courage and patriotism. There is much more to his story than his celebrated stand at the Alamo. Seven sites endure as living memorials to a man for whom history and legend compete in defining a frontier hero and uncompromising lover of freedom. Jess Winfield, Amer…
 
Route 66 is part of the native range for Tom Cotter aka The Barn Find Hunter. He and his BBF (best barn finder) pal Brian Barr sought rusted gold in every state The Mother Road passes through. Along the way, ace lensman Michael Alan Ross documented their finds, mishaps, and various adventures. Starting in the Midwest and barreling through Oklahoma,…
 
Nowhere is devotion to The Mother Road more evident than in Mohave County, Arizona where the Arizona Route 66 Museum beckons you to Kingman with a soft glow of neon and the kind of hospitality you only find where past meets present, sprawled out on the rugged desert floor. Nikki Seegers, Director of Operations for almost 3 years now at the Historic…
 
Detroit native and travel writer Amy S. Eckert recently packed up the bare essentials and headed to the U.P. Her trek to the wondrously wooded region in Michigan, bounded by three of the Great Lakes, rewarded Amy with the experience of getting away from big city pressures and encountering the rich natural beauty that stokes the pride of every Michi…
 
Greater Miami's Coral Castle (Homestead, FL.) is rated by TripAdvisor as one of the Top 35 museums in the nation. The unique complex built by the remarkable Edward Leedskalnin (by himself!) stands as one of the most mystical and architecturally baffling wonders of the modern world. Ken the Tour Guide shares his expertise and local history.…
 
In this episode, we trek to legendary Long Beach, Washington. Laying claim to The World’s Longest Beach, this stretch of shoreline is a genteel oasis for retirees and beach bums but also home to Jake The Alligator Man, Rubberneck Row, The World’s Largest Chopsticks and The Whale Skeleton on Long Beach Trail. Matt Shea shares stories from his four d…
 
Join us on a trip to The Historic Indian Agency House in Portage, Wisconsin for insights into the cultural and historical context surrounding John H. Kinzie's 1830s commission as United States Indian Agent to the Ho-Chunk (Winnebago) Nation. Built in 1832, the house was opened as a museum in 1932 by the National Society of the Colonial Dames of Ame…
 
Erika Nelson is an independent artist and educator, exploring the fringes of art and culture as experienced on the back roads and offbeat roadside attractions that dot the American landscape. Her recent exploration of Tulsa, Oklahoma got her up close and personal with a celebrated statue known as the Golden Driller and other memorable landmarks dee…
 
With small crowds and social distancing in mind, iconic Graceland is once again open to the public. Elvis Presley aka The King of Rock and Roll, left a great legacy of popular songs, hit movies and his beautiful sprawling home which is still a top tourist destination in Memphis, Tennessee. From hardscrabble roots in the delta town of Tupelo, Missis…
 
For the past two decades, Marie D. Jones has been researching and writing her way to literary stardom through non-fiction and fiction genres alike. Marie is also a screenwriter and producer, with a science fiction feature film titled "AURORA," in development with Bright Frontier Films, as well as numerous other projects in various stages of develop…
 
Joey and Tonya Madia are renowned for sharing their love of North Carolina, including the Crystal Coast which is an 85-mile stretch of coastline extending from the Cape Lookout National Seashore with 56 miles of protected beaches, southwestward to the New River. The Crystal Coast is a popular area with tourists who revel in the sand, surf and sensa…
 
As America gradually reopens to road-trip travel, the dangers of drowsy driving return as well. Thankfully there is a simple and affordable remedy, invented by actor Anson Williams of Happy Days fame, offering quick relief to tired motorists. Hear him describe the benefits of Alert Drops before you set out on your next highway adventure.…
 
Kim Marcille Romaner, founder of Possibilities Amplified, is an expert on the science of amplifying possibility into reality. Author of The Science of Making Things Happen, Kim helps people, organizations and communities tap into the power of possibility. Until quite recently, you would have found her living fulltime and traveling the continent in …
 
Car Culture expert Mark Greene, host of the Cars Yeah podcast, describes himself as an incurable automotive enthusiast. He has spent thousands of hours meeting and interviewing people who have woven their passion for cars, trucks and motorcycles into their businesses and lives. In this episode, Mark shares stories of auto aficionados he admires and…
 
The city of Savannah proudly claims to be a Top 10 historic place to visit in the United States, welcoming hundreds of thousands of tourists each year. Some people, like celebrated Rock journalist Susan Masino, decide to relocate there and embrace the soul of the South. In this edition, we list some not-to-be-missed places to enjoy when you arrive …
 
We are talking about a world-class vacation! Idaho offers excitement and scenery galore in the southeast sector of The Gem State. When Road Warriors are on the move again, they will be eager to relish some “world’s only” destinations that invite visitors to step back in history or revel in timeless natural beauty. Listen to an inspiring inventory o…
 
The National Scenic Byway Foundation is the “National Voice of Scenic Byways and Roads.” Experts and volunteers work to strengthen the Byways, advocating for critical funding and promoting increased awareness throughout America. Executive Director Sharon Strouse shares with listeners her longtime experience of supporting concerted efforts to protec…
 
What trends are we seeing in bike design? Can one-bike-to-do-it-all really work? Is there a sweet-spot for tyre width? What is the future of off road bicycle design? Chatting to Tom and Jack from the Bicycle Academy and framebuilder alumni Adeline O'Moreau, we discussed the change in bike design and builds over the last few decades, and how rider d…
 
Cowboys, guns, oil, a big blue whale, the world’s largest totem pole, Will Rogers and the true nut house...experience Oklahoma hospitality, the legends of Claremore and Historic Route 66 and all her glory in beautiful northeast Oklahoma! Get the skinny on all the adventure waiting for you when it is time again to venture out on the open road.…
 
The Fort Lewis Military Museum, now the Lewis Army Museum, is a revered (and haunted) stalwart of Joint Base Lewis-McChord near Tacoma, WA. In 1918 it was the 'Red Shield Inn.’ An actor apparently died when filming the 1927 film 'The Patent Leather Kid' on this site. It is believed that he was murdered on the 2nd floor. Many sightings of an angry s…
 
Cynthia Schreiner Smith is an actor/writer who was born and raised in St. Paul, Minnesota where she still lives. Since 1998, she has worked at the Wabasha Street Caves in St. Paul, researching, writing scripts and acting as a guide for their historical tours. Cynthia shares her knowledge of the town’s Gangster Era and talks about why the Twin Citie…
 
Stephanie Stuckey recently became the shepherd of her family’s brand. And now, since taking over as CEO last November, she has been on a mission to visit all of Stuckey’s current locations: more than 90, mostly concentrated in the South. As she notes, people on the road still have to stop for gas, a restroom and a snack. Stephanie wants to reignite…
 
Donald R. Schmitt, among the world’s best-known researchers into the Roswell UFO Incident, shares his enthusiasm for the lively town 75 miles from the site of the alleged crash of extraterrestrial “flying saucers” during a violent New Mexico thunderstorm in July of 1947. Roswell has since become a mecca for UFO investigators and otherworldly curios…
 
Elvis Presley aka The King of Rock and Roll, left a great legacy of popular songs, hit movies and a beautiful home called Graceland which is still a top tourist destination in Memphis, Tennessee. From hardscrabble roots in the delta town of Tupelo, Mississippi to the heights of fame and fortune, the journey of Elvis can be traced from home to home …
 
Our last program of 2019 fondly recalls a wonderful man named Foster Braun who passed away in February: he was a warm-hearted professional whose love of broadcasting and long support of the American Road family left an inspiring Trip Talk legacy. Some honorable mentions of stories from the magazine round out an appreciation of 2019 even as we look …
 
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