Do’s and Don’ts of Planning Your Next Road Trip

We all want our road trips to go just right. Much of the success (and joy) comes from smart preparation done when there is still adequate time. Vinnie Richichi of DRIVETIME With New York Vinnie shares his Do’s and a few of the Don’ts derived from his numerous highway adventures.

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The Art of Suffrage and Midwestern Murals

Erika Nelson, professional artist and Curator of The World’s Largest Collection of the World’s Smallest Versions of the World’s Largest Things, visits us again; this time with the story behind her mural in celebration of Women’s Suffrage and her recommendations of outstanding murals in the Midwest. (Photo credit Erika Nelson)

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Kennedy Space Center Visitor Complex Beckons

Kennedy Space Center Visitor Complex is organized into Mission Zones where attractions and tours are grouped by chronological era. From the dawn of space exploration to current and ongoing missions, you can get an up-close, hands-on feel for the story of humans in space. Rebecca Shireman, Manager of Communications and Public Relations at the Complex, is our guest. (Thanks to kennedyspacecenter.com for photo and text)

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Route 66 to Nomadland With Geoffrey Mark

Americans by the millions are planning to take to the highways this year; especially when they can do so safely and conveniently. Hollywood long has celebrated road travel and revealed a nomadic streak in our national character. Geoffrey Mark, popular curator of cinematic and television knowledge, shares about movies and TV shows with themes of living large and finding America on the open road.

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Maintenance Tips Before Hitting the Road Again

Vaccinations are rolling out and warm weather is approaching, enticing many to travel for the first time since the pandemic began. Millions of us are opting for road trips this spring. Those who left their cars sitting in the garage throughout the pandemic need to anticipate maintenance needs now or risk costly repairs. Tim Clay, Chief Business Development Officer at DigniFi, shares insights gained from more than 20 years of getting results in the automotive retail world. (Photo credit dignifi.com)

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Scenic Seaside, OR and Ghosts on the Coast

The resort town of Seaside, Oregon offers some of the state’s most stunning ocean vistas and ample opportunities for windswept walks, on the sands or along the Seaside Promenade. Recently, the city has become home to the annual Oregon Ghost Conference. Nicole Strickland, paranormal author and featured presenter, joins us to share her experiences. (Photo credit Pinterest.com)

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Mt. Airy, NC and Mayberry Motor Inn

Mount Airy, North Carolina and the famous Mayberry Inn harken back to a simpler time, when CBS’ The Andy Griffith Show brought gentle laughter and wholesomeness to America from 1960-1968. Today, the community is a shrine to the still-popular program and its many memorable characters. Step back in time as Matt Shea, a Mayberry aficionado, reflects on the town’s heritage as chronicled for American Road Magazine by Tony Craig. (Photo credit carolinacountry.com)

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Anson Williams: Still Finding Happy Days

Anson Williams, famous for his role as Potsie Weber on Happy Days, keeps faith with the idea that happy days are still “yours and mine” in the here and now. Nostalgia will always have its special place and today, Williams is also passionate about helping highway drivers stay safe by warding off drowsy driving. (Photo credit alertdrops.com)

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