Trip Talk Travel Podcast

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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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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Visit the Famous “Neon Boneyard” in Las Vegas

Posted on 03/29/2022

Part nostalgia trip, part urban archeology, The Neon Museum in Las Vegas is an immense striking tableau of iconic Sin City. Aaron Berger, Executive Director of the museum, shares how[…]

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Zak Bagans’ Haunted Mansion in Las Vegas

Posted on 03/21/2022

Zak Bagans’ The Haunted Mansion in Las Vegas has been voted #1 Haunted Destination in America. With over 30 rooms of thrills and chills, visitors enter a portal to the ghoulish wonders[…]

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How to Beat the Travel Scammers

Posted on 03/14/2022

Planning a vacation? Don’t get ripped off! Adam K. Levin is a consumer advocate with more than 40 years of experience and is a nationally recognized expert on security, privacy,[…]

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Two-Lane Highway Rockin’ in the USA

Posted on 03/07/2022

Encore Presentation: Jamie Jensen, growing up in Southern California when car culture was then standing up to ride the wave of the future, became permanently enchanted with the open road[…]

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Memphis and More in West Tennessee

Posted on 02/28/2022

In West Tennessee, the adventure starts in soulful Memphis but does not end there. The rural areas beyond the famous city are uncrowded, tranquil and inextricably linked to American history.[…]

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Classy Cars of Classic TV

Posted on 02/21/2022

Everyone has a favorite car from the sensational (sometimes 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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Celebrating Iconic Animal Art of the PNW

Posted on 02/14/2022

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

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Electrofuels: Antidotes to Pain at the Pump?

Posted on 02/07/2022

An ingenious tech generation is hard at work developing alternative fuels for zero net carbon emissions on the highways. Mark Greene of Cars Yeah, our car culture maven, briefs us[…]

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UTAH! Land of Natural and Manmade Wonders

Posted on 01/31/2022

Utah has long been celebrated for having the “Greatest Snow on Earth and the Greatest Earth on Show”. Erika Nelson went there to find out for herself. What she discovered[…]

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Safe and Enjoyable Travel With Pets

Posted on 01/24/2022

Planning to travel with your pet this year? Dr. George Melillo believes results reward research. There are many pet carriers on the market and the best depend on what meets[…]

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JoAnne Worley and Traveling With Your Pets (Encore)

Posted on 01/17/2022

JoAnne Worley’s instinctive comedic timing and irrepressible laugh make her a favorite of audiences everywhere. Her work includes television, movie and stage productions to game shows, talk shows, commercials, cartoons[…]

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Elvis Was Here: Movie Locations and Other Sighting

Posted on 01/10/2022

In honor of Elvis Presley’s birthday, Cory Cooper shares his authoritative knowledge on the places where The King’s feature films were shot. Including settings as diverse as New Orleans, Seattle,[…]

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Searching for America On the Open Road

Posted on 01/03/2022

Happy New Year! In our last episode of 2021, we look back for inspiration to beloved literature with its roots in the American saga as we anticipate open-road adventures to[…]

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Holiday Lights Down the Road and Up the Creek

Posted on 01/02/2022

Holiday light displays in Puget Sound are a blend of the traditional and the downright quirky. Matt Shea returns with his first-hand account of some of the outstanding works created[…]

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

Posted on 12/20/2021

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

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Brilliant! Zoolights shine at Pt. Defiance in WA

Posted on 12/13/2021

Festive holiday magic has returned with Zoolights at Point Defiance Zoo & Aquarium, running through Jan. 2. The South Puget Sound tradition boasts more lights than ever, with more than[…]

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Oatman to Bisbee Via the Heart of Arizona

Posted on 12/06/2021

The driving distance between Oatman and Bisbee in Arizona is 433 miles. It takes a little over 7 hours. In between, you traverse the vibrant center of the state including[…]

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Honoring Departed Heroes of Car Culture

Posted on 11/29/2021

In the past year, several visionaries of the automotive world have passed on. Their accomplishments are a wonderful legacy to all who celebrate the beauty of innovation and stylish performance.[…]

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Truckers Wanted! A Cross-Country Crisis

Posted on 11/22/2021

Labor economists were right. The prediction of a drastic shortage of drivers in the trucking industry has been borne out. This crisis has long-term implications for American consumers and the[…]

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WWI Museum and Memorial in KC, MO

Posted on 11/15/2021

World War I is referred to as the Great War or more ironically, ‘the war to end all wars.’ Influences of that terrible conflict resonate today. An historical presentation, with[…]

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The Electric Vehicle Revolution: Then and Now

Posted on 11/08/2021

Everything old is new again with the rapid rise in electric cars. Actually, the visionary history of their development goes back to the late 19th and early 20th centuries. Mark[…]

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Tales of America’s Haunted Lighthouses

Posted on 11/01/2021

From Maine to Florida and on the Pacific Coast as well, historic lighthouses shine their beacon to safely beckon sailors home. According to maritime lore, however, many of them house[…]

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Illumination and Centennial Celebration at The Morton Arboretum

Posted on 10/25/2021

Approaching the December 14th Centennial celebration of The Morton Arboretum in Lisle, IL near Chicago, holiday-themed beauty abounds at this famous public garden. The lights of Illumination are a warm[…]

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Lucy Desi Museum: I Love Lucy Turns 70!

Posted on 10/18/2021

Celebrating the lives, careers, and legacies of the “First Couple of Comedy,” and their incredible impact on the world, the Lucille Ball Desi Arnaz Museum has welcomed thousands of visitors[…]

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Explore the Hollywood Museum

Posted on 10/11/2021

The Hollywood Museum, official museum of Hollywood, has the most extensive collection of Hollywood memorabilia in the world. It features 35,000 square feet, 4 floors of breathtaking exhibits and is[…]

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Legends of the Fall Colors with Jamie Jensen

Posted on 09/28/2021

Where would you go for a stunning ride into the fiery brilliance of Autumn in America? Jamie Jensen, author of Road Trip USA, has some ideas. He is a troubadour[…]

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Over a Decade Later: Pontiac Passion Persists

Posted on 09/20/2021

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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September 11th National Memorial Trail Part 2

Posted on 09/13/2021

The September 11th National Memorial Trail, 1,300 miles long, stretches through 6 states and DC, connecting three 9/11 Memorial sites through DC, VA, PA, NJ, NY, MD, and Delaware. To[…]

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September 11th National Memorial Trail Part 1

Posted on 09/07/2021

The September 11th National Memorial Trail is 1,300 miles long, stretching through 6 states and DC, connecting the three 9/11 Memorial sites through DC, VA, PA, NJ, NY, MD, and[…]

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The National Comedy Center, Jamestown NY

Posted on 08/30/2021

In Lucille Ball’s hometown, celebrate the comedic arts with a visit to The National Comedy Center. This is not so much a Hall of Fame as it is an innovative[…]

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Comedy Tonight! America’s Funniest Road Films

Posted on 08/16/2021

On the highway to Hollywood, funny and films travel well together in rollicking tales of the human predicament. Geoffrey Mark, a go-to sage of screens large and small, joins us[…]

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In Search of the Great Escape Room

Posted on 08/10/2021

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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