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    The movie The Help took viewers behind the scenes of a post WWII southern society in the midst of change. It was filled with wit, insight and mouth-watering southern fried dishes. When Hollywood location scouts for the movie found Greenwood, MS, they knew that had struck gold. The architecture, cotton fields, fabulous food, and residents who welcome everyone with open arms were enough to convince producers that Greenwood was the perfect place.
     
    Here to give us a guided tour of Greenwood is Paige Hunt who directs the town’s convention and visitor’s bureau. She’ll tell you all about the rich blues and southern cuisine that make a trip to the Delta Country well worth your while.
     
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    One of the best parts of an American Road adventure is finding interesting and authentically local places to eat.
    In Volume 4 of the 10th Anniversary edition of American Road Magazine, our Diner Days column focused on the tiny and unique Ten Top Restaurant in an historic Norfolk Virginia neighborhood. It’s a story of romance and a love of good, homemade food that our guest and co-owner Rick Fraley has to tell about his charming Ten Top Restaurant. In this second of two podcasts Rick tells the secret of delicious homemade delicacies straight from Chesapeake Bay.
     
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    Have you ever wanted to just get away from it all? Escape to our cozy seaside towns where amazing sunsets, excellent fishing and crystal clear springs await your arrival. Come RELAX in Levy County, Florida. Explore our website www.visitnaturecoast.com
     
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    Legend has it that Napoleon said, “An army marches on its stomach.” Whether that is true or not, it is absolutely true that finding new, interesting and authentically local places to eat is a wonderful part of the American Road adventure. In Volume 4 of the 10th Anniversary edition of American Road Magazine, our Diner Days column focused on the tiny and unique Ten Top Restaurant in Norfolk Virginia’s historic Ghent neighborhood. It’s a story of romance and a love of good, homemade food that our guest and co-owner Rick Fraley has to tell about his charming Ten Top Restaurant in this first of two podcasts.
     
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    Have you ever wanted to just get away from it all? Escape to our cozy seaside towns where amazing sunsets, excellent fishing and crystal clear springs await your arrival. Come RELAX in Levy County, Florida. Explore our website www.visitnaturecoast.com
     
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    Franklin Delano Roosevelt was one of America’s most influential presidents having brought the country through the Depression and to the brink of victory in WWII. The quaint town of Hyde Park on the Hudson, New York was his hometown and the site of the Roosevelt Inn, the Memory Motel in our Winter 2012 issue. Karen Rubowski runs this family motel along with her mother Raili. In this second part of our conversation with her she shares more about the inn and the rich history that surrounds the city of Hyde Park on the Hudson.
     
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    Have you ever wanted to just get away from it all? Escape to our cozy seaside towns where amazing sunsets, excellent fishing and crystal clear springs await your arrival. Come RELAX in Levy County, Florida. Explore our website www.visitnaturecoast.com
     
     
     
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    In the colonial days of Ichabod Crain, the Headless Horseman and the Knickerbockers, a stagecoach, post road connected New York City and the state capital of Albany. The little city of Hyde Park along side the mighty Hudson River marked the halfway point in the long journey and was a frequent overnight lodging place. That Post Road still exists as US Route 9. This lovely town was also the birthplace and favorite retreat of Franklin Delano Roosevelt.
     
    In a recent issue of American Road Magazine the Memory Motel column featured The Roosevelt Inn, a family owned, modern day rest stop for travelers in Hyde Park. Karen Rubowski runs the Inn along with her mother and shares a passion for preserving the unique nature of this quaint motor court and its historic surroundings. This is Part 1 of 2 podcasts.
     
     
     
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    For most of us, a road trip is no more strenuous than getting in our vehicles and driving from one destination to another. For our guest, Jamie Summerlin, his 2012 road trip was an extraordinary feat of human endurance that only 40 + other humans have ever accomplished. Starting at Sunset Bay State Park in Oregon, Jamie Summerlin ran 3,452 miles in 100 days until he dipped his 10th pair of worn shoes into the Atlantic at Annapolis, MD. In part two of our conversation this tough ex-Marine talks about the people he met along the way, how they renewed his faith in America and the team that helped him make this historic journey. You can see another picture of Jamie Summerlin in our 2012 fall issue of the magazine in the Friends in the Fastlane column.

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    Welcome to the second decade of the American Road Magazine. During the past 10 years we have covered lots of miles with our guests on American Road Trip Talk, but none of those excursions compare with the cross-country journey that today’s guest made in 2012. Starting at Sunset Bay State Park in Oregon, Jamie Summerlin ran 3,452 miles in 100 days until he dipped his 10th pair of worn shoes into the Atlantic at Annapolis, MD. In our conversation with this tough former Marine, Jami shares the purpose behind his ultra-ultra-marathon and the people to whom he really wants us to pay attention. In this first of two parts, Jamie describes some of the people he met along the byways of America on his coast to coast journey. You can see another picture of Jamie Summerlin in our 2012 fall issue of the magazine in the Friends in the Fastlane column.
     
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    I confess; I have favorites. After nearly 40 years of hosting talk shows, podcasts and a weekly radio program, I have interviewed an estimated 50,000 people and today’s guest, Erika Nelson, is one of my favorites. This delightful peripatetic artist is the author of the Think Big column that appears in every American Road Magazine. In this podcast, we talk not only about her most recent subject, the world’s largest Dime in a Box, but also telling the stories of the American Road, the passion that drives her art and about her plans for the future. Visit her website
     
     

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    (In honor of the 30th Anniversary of the movie A Christmas Story, we are bringing back a podcast that features the interview with the curator of the house that was featured in the film.)
     
    Nothing says Christmas like sparkling lights, mistletoe and leg lamps. That is, of course, if you are a fan of the 1983 holiday movie, A Christmas Story. The film chronicles a hilarious holiday season during the late 1950’s through the eyes of a child. In one classic scene the father proudly displays his sweepstakes prize, a lamp in the shape of a woman’s leg.
     
    The story is pure fiction but not the house. It still exists in a Cleveland, Ohio working class neighborhood. Our guest is Steve Sidlecki, the executive director of The Christmas Story House and Museum and he will fill us in on more of the details. You can visit The Christmas Story House in Cleveland or online at their homepage to find the times for visiting and some of the merchandise from the movie. Just imagine how you'd look in one of those pink bunny pajamas!
     
     
     

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    Believe it or not, covered bridges are as American as apple pie. According to Robert Huttinger, web designer and covered bridge aficionado, what we might consider quaint rural river crossings are very particular to North America. Robert is not only knowledgeable about these architectural wonders but he also wants to make sure that the rest of us can find them. That is why he developed a covered bridges app or program for the iPhone or iPad, a portable tablet in the hands of millions of users. We reviewed the application in detail in the fall 2012 issue of American Road Magazine. Robert will share his enthusiasm for covered bridges and tell how you can use his application to find one near you or even plan a vacation route to see a bunch of these beauties.
     
    You can find out more about this application for your iPhone, iPad or other iOS device by visiting the Covered Bridges - North America homepage. You can also find the app by visiting the iTunes app store and downloading it to your device.
     

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    Margaret Dunning may be 102 years old, but most of us might find it hard to keep up with her. In a recent issue of our magazine this remarkable woman was featured for her participation in a classic car event with her 1930 Packard 740 Roadster. In this second part of our interview, Margaret relates what it was like to travel on original American Biways, like the Lincoln Highway and Route 66 when there were more horses than horseless carriages. But her most incredible journey was the one she took when she was 12 years old; you don’t want to miss that story.
     

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    Margaret Dunning may be 102 years old, but most of us might find it hard to keep up with her. In a recent issue of our magazine this remarkable woman was featured for her participation in a classic car event with her 1930 Packard 740 Roadster. During an extended interview with Margaret, she shared about her love for cars and told some fascinating stores about the beginnings of motor travel in America. In this first of a two-part interview, Mrs. Dunning tells how she first learned to drive and shares her fascination with the motor car. Part 2 will focus on her travels on the early American roads.
     

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    It's not the kind of thing that you can miss if you are headed through the heart of the land of Lincoln. An enormous cross that rises nearly 200' out of the corn and soybean fields of central Illinois and can be seen for miles away coming from any point of the compass on the flat landscape. It towers above the convergence of two major freeway systems: I 70 between Terre Haute, IN and St. Louis MO and I 57 between Chicago and Memphis, TN. For those
    traveling at a more leisurely pace, nearby US 40 ambles through downtown Effi ngham. The old National Road crosses US 45 and Illinois Route 33 as it winds its way west.
     
    In our Fall issue of American Road Magazine I wrote an article for the National Road column based on a visit I made to that monument and a discussion I had with Christy Hackman, spokesperson for The Cross Foundation. You're invited to join me for the conversation, which inspired the article that appeared in the magazine, and to find out more about this remarkable beacon of hope.
     
     




    Discover the extraordinary season of autumn on the Illinois Lincoln Highway!
     
    See the vibrant fall colors as they begin to appear on this National Scenic Byway and take some time to experience autumn traditions at their very best. Enjoy fall festivals and special events, find your way through a haunted corn maze, explore a Midwest apple orchard and see the Lincoln Highway murals and gazebos. This road takes you everywhere you want to go; entertainment and adventure can be found around every corner, as you travel the historic Illinois Lincoln Highway. Visit drivelincolnhighway.com to plan your autumn getaway.


     

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    From Biblical times the name Goshen has been synonymous with a promised land of plenty. That is exactly what the little community by the same name in Northwest Indiana’s Amish country became for Kare Anderson’s relatives. His great-grandfather brought European candy making skills from Greece to Goshen where folks have come to count on those handmade delicacies and his corner restaurant, the Olympia Candy Kitchen. During a recent trip through Indiana, American Road Trip Talk host, Foster Braun, caught up with Kare in a quiet moment between customers to talk about the family tradition of good food and friendship that they have been serving for almost a century.
     
     
     




    Discover the extraordinary season of autumn on the Illinois Lincoln Highway!
     
    See the vibrant fall colors as they begin to appear on this National Scenic Byway and take some time to experience autumn traditions at their very best. Enjoy fall festivals and special events, find your way through a haunted corn maze, explore a Midwest apple orchard and see the Lincoln Highway murals and gazebos. This road takes you everywhere you want to go; entertainment and adventure can be found around every corner, as you travel the historic Illinois Lincoln Highway. Visit drivelincolnhighway.com to plan your autumn getaway.


     

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    Beautiful photography has been a key part of the magic of American Road Magazine right from the start. How fitting, then, that we celebrate the 10th anniversary of the magazine with the Take 10 Photo Contest to find the best "ten themed" images of the American byways! Becky Repp invites you to help them celebrate their tenth anniversary year by sending them your favorite “ten” themed road trip photo! You could win $250 and have your photograph published in an upcoming issue of American Road® magazine.
     
     
     




    Discover the extraordinary season of autumn on the Illinois Lincoln Highway!
     
    See the vibrant fall colors as they begin to appear on this National Scenic Byway and take some time to experience autumn traditions at their very best. Enjoy fall festivals and special events, find your way through a haunted corn maze, explore a Midwest apple orchard and see the Lincoln Highway murals and gazebos. This road takes you everywhere you want to go; entertainment and adventure can be found around every corner, as you travel the historic Illinois Lincoln Highway. Visit drivelincolnhighway.com to plan your autumn getaway.



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    American Road Magazine is not just another a beautiful, glossy magazine, it has also developed an excellent digital presence with its Internet homepage. Readers can now view their full magazines online if they prefer and enjoy all the information and beautiful pictures on the device of their choice. They can even work the crossword puzzle electronically, find special sales and enter sweepstakes online! On this podcast co-founder Becky Repp describes trip itineraries on the American Road Magazine homepage that visitors can use to plan trips all over the country.
     





    Discover the extraordinary season of autumn on the Illinois Lincoln Highway!
     
    See the vibrant fall colors as they begin to appear on this National Scenic Byway and take some time to experience autumn traditions at their very best. Enjoy fall festivals and special events, find your way through a haunted corn maze, explore a Midwest apple orchard and see the Lincoln Highway murals and gazebos. This road takes you everywhere you want to go; entertainment and adventure can be found around every corner, as you travel the historic Illinois Lincoln Highway. Visit drivelincolnhighway.com to plan your autumn getaway.



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    Foster Braun has not only been the host of American Road Trip Talk but he has also been the co-host of The Internet Advisor radio program on WJR 760-AM in Detroit since 1998. It was there that he met Thomas and Becky Repp, the co-founders of American Road Magazine. In this interview Foster and his co-host Gary Baker chatted with Becky Repp in 2011 about a summer issue that featured classic drive-ins and they discussed the best things about traveling the great two lane highways of America. In Part 2 of this Special Anniversary series of interviews, Becky will talk about the resources offered by the magazine's homepage on the Internet.
     

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    Discover the extraordinary season of autumn on the Illinois Lincoln Highway!
     
    See the vibrant fall colors as they begin to appear on this National Scenic Byway and take some time to experience autumn traditions at their very best. Enjoy fall festivals and special events, find your way through a haunted corn maze, explore a Midwest apple orchard and see the Lincoln Highway murals and gazebos. This road takes you everywhere you want to go; entertainment and adventure can be found around every corner, as you travel the historic Illinois Lincoln Highway. Visit drivelincolnhighway.com to plan your autumn getaway.



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    The spring issue of American Road Magazine focused on America’s love of games and a feature article by Terri Cook traced the Pinball Route down the east coast from New Jersey to the National Pinball Museum in Baltimore. Along the way we met, Todd Tuckey, the Pinball Wizard and proprietor of TNT Amusements, His Pennsylvania showroom specializes in the acquisition, restoration and sale of old, coin-operated video game machines. In Part 1 of our conversation Todd shares the rich history of the classic video arcade games he lovingly restores. Part 2 will focus on a reality TV show about restoring those classics beauties called, High Score.
     

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    Discover the extraordinary season of autumn on the Illinois Lincoln Highway!
     
    See the vibrant fall colors as they begin to appear on this National Scenic Byway and take some time to experience autumn traditions at their very best. Enjoy fall festivals and special events, find your way through a haunted corn maze, explore a Midwest apple orchard and see the Lincoln Highway murals and gazebos. This road takes you everywhere you want to go; entertainment and adventure can be found around every corner, as you travel the historic Illinois Lincoln Highway. Visit drivelincolnhighway.com to plan your autumn getaway.



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    The 2012 summer edition of American Road Magazine celebrates some of the best columns, trips, interviews and stunning photographs presented during its first decade. This podcast brings back a favorite conversation with ARM founders, Thomas and Becky Repp, when they interviewed Judy Bushy from Happy Camp, CA. The subject was a bashful fellow named Big Foot and California's Bigfoot Scenic Byway, a breathtaking Northern California stretch running 89-miles on a portion of Highway 96 surrounded by the Siskiyou and the Klamath Mountains.
     
     

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    In 2002 Thomas and Becky Repp took their dreams and turned them into American Road Magazine, a nationally syndicated travel publication celebrating our nation’s two lane highways. Its 2012 summer edition celebrates some of the best columns, trips, interviews and stunning photographs presented during that first decade.
    To mark this milestone, this podcast brings back one of Thomas and Becky’s first and favorite interviews with a mermaid, Barbara Wynn, one of the early piscine princesses at Florida’s Weekee Watchee Springs. This was also the inaugural podcast of American Road Trip Talk and one of our most listened to shows.
     

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    American Road Trip Talk (Podcast) - Dave Silva: GMC Motorhome, A Passion For The Past
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    We all have a trusted steed that carries across the American Road whether it’s a vintage Campervan or the latest Hybrid. But there is group of travelers with a peculiarly deep passion for an historic American Road transport: The GMC Motorhome. From 1974-1978 GMC made the only RV produced by a major automaker. Of the 12,000 made, 8000 are believed to still be on the road.
     
    The GMC motorhome was not a home stuck on top of a truck frame; it was intentionally built as a motorhome from the ground up. In addition the community of devoted fans who keep these vintage RV’s going are unique among car groups. According to our guest, Dave Silva, an avid RV fan and ersatz chronicler of the GMC Motorhome, “There is a cottage industry of specialized vendors, all on a first name basis. They drive these 40 year old coaches all over the country under the protection of the 'Blacklist'."” This is a story not only of a remarkable house on wheels but also of the passionate people who have kept them running on the American Road.
     
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    American Road Trip Talk (podcast)– Ray Dallaveccia Jr.: Slinky All American Toy



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    Normally our podcasts introduce you to the people behind the places along the American Road that we visit in our magazine. In this interview, however, we are going to focus on a different kind of celebrity: a toy! Not just any toy, but Slinky, the All American Toy born during the battles of WWII and still internationally popular after more than half a century.
    The 2012 spring issue of American Road Magazine focused on games so it seemed fitting to talk with Ray Dallaveccia Jr. the President and CEO of Poof-Slinky, the Plymouth, Michigan based company that manufactures the Slinky in Pennsylvania. Like many popular inventions, Slinky began its life with quite a different purpose than entertainment but has maintained its popularity through generations precisely because of its simplicity.
     
     

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    This American Road Trip Talk is brought to you by Folkmoot USA, a two-week celebration of the world's cultural heritage through folk music and dance in western North Carolina. Nearly 300 people from 9 countries will appear in Waynesville, NC to begin their Folkmoot experience. Don't miss your chance to enjoy the diverse cultures represented at this year’s Folkmoot Festival, July 18 – 29, 2012. Call 877-FOLKUSA for more information.


     

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    American Road Trip Talk (podcast)– Kurt Schumacher: Walking the War of 1812
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    200 years ago this summer the War of 1812 secured Detroit for the United States and gave us our national anthem, the Star Spangled, among many other historic milestones. Its battles were fought from the steamy bayous of Louisiana, to the expanse of Baltimore’s harbor and the inland seas of the Great Lakes where we pick up our story.
     
    In the spring edition of American Road Magazine, a Tunnel Vision article entitled Walking the War of 1812, described the Walking Tours developed by the Great Lakes Seaway Trail Association in Sackets Harbor, New York. Kurt Schumacher, the Director of Business Relations for the group, has lots of details about the unique walking tours developed for the nearly 500 mile-long area bordering the St. Lawrence Seaway and other special events that you will want to put on your summer travel calendar. Visit their special website for more details on the events surrounding the Bicentennial of the War of 1812 along the Seaway.

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    American Road Trip Talk (Podcast)– Erika Nelson: Babe's Big Bat
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    The American Road is home to some of the most unique landmarks in the world from the Largest Catsup Bottle to Biggest Ball of String. In each issue of our magazine artist and educator
    Erika Nelson trains her gifted eye on one of these unique sentinels. This time it’s Babe’s Big Bat that is on deck; the world’s largest baseball bat that leans up against the Louisville Slugger Museum and Factory in old downtown Louisville, KY.


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    American Road Trip Talk (Podcast)– Ruth Dobyns: Quaker Heritage Scene Byway
     
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    For many years the designation of an American Byway meant the recognition of a very special route and a very special history of the American Road. In the Spring 2012 issue of American Road Magazine, we caught a quick glimpse of a brand new byway in the birthing, The Quaker Heritage Scenic Byway planned for southern Ohio.
    On this TripTalk our guest is Ruth Dobyns, curator of the Quaker Heritage Center on the campus of Wilmington College of Ohio. Ruth shares with us the fascinating history of the Quakers, a group of American founders who were not only pioneer but also dedicated warriors in the battle against slavery. She then outlines the path the byway will take and the history it will visit. (You can get trip information, brochures and maps of the coming Quaker Byway by visiting the Quaker Heritage Center .) Thanks to Springfield, Illinois for sponsoring this American Road Trip Talk.

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