Trip Talk Travel Podcast

Making Your Automobile Road Trip Worthy

Posted on 03/27/2023

Observing the Do’s and Don’ts of getting your car, truck or SUV ready for a memorable trek aka The Big Road Trip is serious business. Karl Petry of the Garden[…]

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Phoenix Lights Still a Mystery After 26 Years

Posted on 03/20/2023

Phoenix, Arizona is famous as a sun-drenched metropolis with a stunning desert panorama under the gaze of Camelback Mountain and plentiful recreational and cultural attractions to offer. On March 13,[…]

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Hooray for Hollywood! It’s Oscars Time

Posted on 03/13/2023

The 95th Academy Awards will be presented on March 12, 2023, in a ceremony held by the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences at the Dolby Theatre in Los[…]

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The Elephant Sanctuary in Tennessee

Posted on 03/06/2023

March 3 is World Wildlife Day. We celebrate the occasion by exploring a haven for a majestic yet at-risk marvel of nature. The Elephant Sanctuary in Tennessee is the nation’s[…]

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Oregon’s Mt. Hood Territory Tap Trail Returns

Posted on 02/27/2023

The revamped and newly relaunched Mt. Hood Territory Tap Trail celebrates Oregon Craft Beer Month throughout February, 2023. Mt. Hood Territory is a year-round adventure destination and the popular trail[…]

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Kitsch Me If You Can: Quirky Lodging in WA

Posted on 02/17/2023

Just as many people prefer to dine in unique restaurants, there are road-travelers who choose offbeat places to stay the night. Some of the more unusual digs can be found[…]

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On the Trail of The Sopranos

Posted on 02/13/2023

Jersey, baby! The Sopranos was filmed in Atlantic Beach, Belleville, Bloomfield, Clifton, East Brunswick, East Rutherford, Fort Lee, Garfield, Harrison, Kearny, Lincoln Tunnel, Lodi, Lyndhurst, Matarazzo’s Farm, New Jersey Turnpike,[…]

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What Potential Auto Buyers Need to Know

Posted on 02/06/2023

Why pay more or settle for less when negotiating the purchase of an automobile in 2023? What are the tricks and traps to avoid at the dealership or used car[…]

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Barrett-Jackson Car Auction Scottsdale 2023

Posted on 01/23/2023

The largest and longest auction of the year for Barrett-Jackson runs from January 21-29, 2023. Have the chance to explore the city of Scottsdale, the auction venue – the Westworld[…]

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Celebrating Iconic Animal Art of the PNW (Encore)

Posted on 01/13/2023

When “kitsch” first emerged, the prevalent view of art critics and historians was that gaudy roadside attractions were good for a laugh and a bit of banal gratification thanks to[…]

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Graceland, the Home of Elvis Presley (encore)

Posted on 01/09/2023

Elvis Presley, 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[…]

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Cops and Doughnuts: Good Deeds Live On

Posted on 12/30/2022

There is a doughnut shop and bakery in Clare, Michigan that has been in constant operation since 1896. This heritage business was just weeks from closing when members of the[…]

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It’s A Wonderful Life in Seneca (Bedford) Falls!

Posted on 12/23/2022

Welcome to Seneca Falls, the Real Bedford Falls! Each year, the town celebrates It’s A Wonderful Life Festival the second weekend in December. But the Museum is open all year[…]

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Christmas Festivities Dazzle in Detroit

Posted on 12/19/2022

Christmas in Detroit takes a backseat to nobody as The Motor City rolls out a new vision of its wintry self year after year. The festive lights and artistic displays[…]

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On the Trail of Beloved Musical Greats

Posted on 12/13/2022

Have you made a pilgrimage to the heritage sites of your favorite musical performers? Lots of us have and will continue to make the trek to the birthplaces, homes, studios,[…]

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Puget Sound Holiday Lights Beckon You

Posted on 12/05/2022

Wherever you go around Puget Sound, a blaze of electric glory is close by and ready to enhance your enjoyment of the Season. Matt Shea scouted some of the best[…]

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Roadside Yuletide with Erika Nelson

Posted on 11/29/2022

Erika Nelson, when she is not gracing the American landscape with her popular art projects, curates the Worlds Largest Collection of the Worlds Smallest Versions of the Worlds Largest Things.[…]

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Fiery Colors and Pilgrim’s Pride in New England

Posted on 11/16/2022

Autumn in New England sets a table of natural splendor for modern pilgrims who find something close to heaven on the winding roads of a heritage region. Jamie Jensen has[…]

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Remembering Car Culture Heroes Lost in 2022

Posted on 11/07/2022

After many years of sharing their passion for style and performance with the world, some very bright lights of car culture have passed on in 2022. Their departure leaves a[…]

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Happy Halloween Haunts in Puget Sound 2022

Posted on 11/02/2022

For those who dare, the Halloween fright season has arrived! With it comes a plethora of choices for enjoying a darned good scare thanks to ghoulishly creative folks around Seattle[…]

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A Lake Michigan Mosaic

Posted on 10/25/2022

Meet author Fred Carlisle. His work, The Lake Effect, is grounded in personal experiences but moves to wider considerations that include the aesthetic, emotional, historic, economic, and social effects of[…]

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Grovers Mill, NJ and The War of the Worlds

Posted on 10/17/2022

The tiny community of Grovers Mill, New Jersey was made famous by Orson Welles’ October 30, 1938 radio broadcast of The War of the Worlds, where it was depicted as[…]

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Wil Lowe from Muscogee (Creek) Nation

Posted on 10/12/2022

We chat with Muscogee (Creek) National Council Speaker Wil Lowe about exciting places to visit in the tribe’s eleven-counties. From the Nation’s original capitol built in Indian Territory to exciting[…]

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Subterranean Wonderland at Luray Caverns

Posted on 10/10/2022

In the pristine Shenandoah Valley of Virginia, close by a National Park, Luray Caverns invites you to explore beneath the tableau of beauty and discover the largest and most popular[…]

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Classy Cars of Classic TV (Encore)

Posted on 10/03/2022

Everyone has a favorite car from the sensational (or campy) days of television in the 60’s, 70’s and 80’s. The Batmobile, perhaps? How about that jalopy The Monkees drove around[…]

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NFL Tailgating: Bigger and Better Than Ever

Posted on 09/19/2022

In the hotly competitive world of pro football, NFL tailgating is big-time fun and serious business. On game day, throngs of fans meet and greet to drink and eat in[…]

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Cars Are Stars Too at The Hollywood Museum

Posted on 09/12/2022

Donelle Dadigan (Founder/President of The Hollywood Museum) visits again with news of current Special Exhibits of famous Film and Television autos that most of us will recall lovingly and with[…]

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Cops and Doughnuts: Good Deeds Live On

Posted on 09/07/2022

There is a doughnut shop and bakery in Clare, Michigan that has been in constant operation since 1896. This heritage business was just weeks from closing when members of the[…]

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I’ll Take Manhattan: First Bite of the Big Apple

Posted on 08/29/2022

Driving toward the Manhattan skyline, you can see it for the first time only once. After that, it pays to be in the company of a streetwise friend who knows[…]

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Pontiac Passion Persists

Posted on 08/22/2022

Every make of automobile has its aficionados. For lovers of style and performance, ask any fan of the Pontiac lineage about the now-defunct GM make and you will see stars[…]

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Places in Seattle Not to be Missed

Posted on 08/15/2022

Harriet Baskas returns as her brand new book, 111 Places In Seattle That You Must Not Miss, comes off the presses. From the magnificent to the quaint and quirky, Seattle[…]

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Two-Lane Adventure in The Golden State

Posted on 08/10/2022

California has a uniquely expansive claim on a road-tripper’s imagination, with plenty of two-lane magic unfolding before an eager driver’s eyes. With so much to see and do, we sought[…]

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Two-Lane Rockin’ in the USA

Posted on 07/29/2022

Jamie Jensen, growing up in Southern California when car culture was ready to ride the wave of the future, became permanently enchanted with the open road early on; especially the[…]

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National Parks and Monuments in the Movies

Posted on 07/27/2022

The grandeur of the National Parks and Monuments has been on display in feature films for generations. Geoffrey Mark joins us with the backstory of iconic movies that made a[…]

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Visit Anchorage, Alaska

Posted on 07/22/2022

Providing the Trip Talk :30 podcast spot for Visit Anchorage Dates noted on IO include 7/22/22, 8/19/22, and 9/23/22 Please let me know if you need anything further for this[…]

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Loving Summer Around Langley, WA

Posted on 07/22/2022

Situated at the south end of Whidbey Island in Washington state, Langley is the land of lovely vistas and frequent festivals. The Whidbey Island Fair this year runs July 28th[…]

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Prepping Your Ride for Summer Road Tripping

Posted on 07/11/2022

Observing the Do’s and Don’ts of making your car, truck or SUV ready for a memorable summer trek aka The Big Road Trip is serious business. Karl Petry of the[…]

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Happy 4th of July! Fireworks Boom Around Puget Sound

Posted on 07/04/2022

Where will you go this year to celebrate Independence Day? All around the Sound, you can find a safe and spectacular 4th of July fireworks display to create memories for[…]

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Cheyenne Frontier Days Are Back

Posted on 06/27/2022

From July 22-31, visitors to Wyoming’s famous Cheyenne Frontier Days return to the Cowboy state for the 126th year – kicking up dust and bringing 10 days of nonstop rodeo[…]

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Come Alive This Summer in Vermont

Posted on 06/20/2022

In the land that Patrick Henry and the Green Mountain Boys once called home, a vibrant heritage of outdoor activity alongside gracious living continues in Vermont. Haley Rice of Come[…]

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Best Practices for Buying or Selling in Today’s Competitive Automotive Market

Posted on 06/14/2022

Mark Greene of CarsYeah fame recently parted with his beloved “Orange Crush” and in the process, discovered little-known insights into today’s superheated automotive market. He has lots to share about[…]

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Legendary Cherry Hut in Beulah, MI

Posted on 06/06/2022

Back in 1922, a future legend known as The Cherry Hut opened as a roadside pie stand. To the founders, it was a way to sell homemade cherry pies baked[…]

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Trek to Forks, WA and Olympic National Park

Posted on 06/03/2022

Things can look downright mystical in misty Forks, Washington and otherworldly 100 miles away in Olympic National Park. Don’t forget to have a soak in Sol Duc Hot Springs while[…]

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Still Following the Yellow Brick Road

Posted on 05/23/2022

Over 80 years after Dorothy discovered, “There’s no place like home,” the world returns to Oz every so often and thus to a magical place that remains close in heart[…]

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Nevada Northern Railway Museum, Ely

Posted on 05/18/2022

The Nevada Northern Railway was built over a century ago to service one of the largest copper mines of the era. A museum in Ely, NV celebrates the men and[…]

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Erika Nelson and the Revamped Expo

Posted on 05/09/2022

Erika Nelson is an independent artist and educator, exploring the fringes of art and culture she experienced on back roads and at offbeat roadside attractions that dot the American landscape.[…]

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In Search of the Great Escape Room

Posted on 05/02/2022

Escape Rooms, combining elements of mystery, adventure and intricate teamwork, have become very popular destinations across America. Joey and Tonya Madia are aficionados of these eerie attractions and Joey is[…]

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Earth Day and Weekend in Puget Sound

Posted on 04/25/2022

On the 52nd annual Earth Day, we talk with chronicler Harriet Baskas about cities and sites around Seattle and Puget Sound that celebrate our planet as well as the people[…]

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Spring Colors Are Ablaze in Skagit Valley, WA

Posted on 04/18/2022

Washington’s beloved annual Skagit Valley Tulip Festival is back for 2022, and mainstays RoozenGaarde and Tulip Town, both visitor favorites, welcome you to feast your eyes on their gorgeous fields.[…]

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NARM Association: Museums on Their Minds

Posted on 04/11/2022

Virginia Phillippi, Director of North American Reciprocal Museum (NARM) Association, has made a career of connecting travelers with over a thousand museums under their coast-to-coast umbrella. If it has cultural[…]

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Two-Lane Fun in Florida Awaits You

Posted on 04/06/2022

The wild, rustic and sometimes offbeat beauty of the Sunshine State is yours to enjoy along the system of two-lane roads that have helped to shape the destiny of Florida.[…]

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