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Chris Christensen Tours Middle America Art, Civil Rights and BBQ Are Memorable

amateur traveler logoChris Christensen of Amateur Traveler talks with Paul and Elizabeth about a driving trip through middle America. From the Nego League baseball museum in Kansas City to country music in Nashville and the Civil Rights Museum in Memphis it was a trip to remember and experience some of the history both painful and noble in America.

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Anne Banas And Smarter Travel Hit The Highways Of America

2013 Anne Banas headshot - blue ORIGINAL backblur (3)Anne Banas joins  Paul and Elizabeth to talk about recent columns at Smarter TravelIn this edition she hits the road for summer road trips. Great stories and great trips.

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Driving With Your Pet Tips From The Pet Safety Lady

Christina Selter chats about traveling with your pet in a car. Keeping you pet safe takes some thought and information. Your can learn about which cars are safest for pets and what you need to know about keeping your pet safe at her fact filled web site barkbuckleup.com. Christina is the leading authority on the subject of pets and cars.

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South Dakota’s Fall Color Displays Among the Best

The Black Hills of South Dakota are ablaze with fall color. Paul chats with state tourism secretary Jim Hagen about places to see spectacular fall color in the state. South Dakota is a great place to visit anytime of year but for fall color there are some surprises. The Peter Norbeck Scenic Byway features a series of rock tunnels, each one framing a view of Mt Rushmore. South Dakota is a great way to experience the variety that the West and Central parts of the country offer.

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Summer Fishing And Camping With Milepost Alaska

Alaska correspondent, Cheryl Metiva, talks hunting and fishing in the Alaskan summer with Paul. She even shares some tips from Milepost as to the best areas and times of year for the salmon runs.  Oh yes and she does tell us how Alaskans cope with mosquitos. Turns out its the temperature that matters.

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Milepost Alaska Is The One Guide You Need When Driving In The North

Cheryl Metiva of Milepost Alaska joins Paul to talk about how driving in Alaska has changed over the years and how Milepost, first published in 1949 has stayed up with the times. There’s even an electronic edition. Milepost is the Alaska trip planner and Alaska travel guide to the highways, roads, ferries, lodgings, recreation, sightseeing attractions and services along the Alaska Highway to and within Alaska, including Alberta, British Columbia, Northwest Territories and the Yukon. It’s simply indispensable.

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Hertz Never Lost Travel Apps

Now here’s a great idea. Pair up a rental car company with a dedicated mobil app that covers 11 travel apps that sync with Hertz’ wireless nav system and you have the idea behind these My Explore travel apps. Paul chats with Graham Weedon from Navigation Solutions about the apps and the applications and usefulness they add to the Hertz Never Lost system. The apps allow users to drill down into a city and find the most unique tours – from the “Hangover” tour in Vegas … to the Beatles tour in NYC as well as explore other features of each city from special events to augmented reality, attractions and more.  Plus, Hertz provides help with trip planning by allowing for download codes that can be entered from the phone and into the GPS rental unit for routing to specific places you want to find, as well as an audio feature which shares great sound bites of travel facts and history. The first city download is free and the additional cities are $.99.

City apps include: Dallas-Fort Worth, Las Vegas, Los Angeles, Miami-West Palm, New York, Sacramento-Northern California, Orlando, San Diego, San Francisco Bay Area, Boston and Washington, D.C.

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Perfect Car For A Roadtrip

Lexus has a new and affordable hybrid that boasts a sporty feel and some surprisingly luxurious touches. David Nordstrom of Lexus joins Paul and Elizabeth for a conversation about the new CT200h. We also talk about the company’s continuing green initiatives which include partnering with some exceptional hotels that are themselves leaders in green technology.

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Road Trips and Distracted Driving


With road trips becoming increasingly more popular, and electronic gadgets distracting driver attention, Paul and Elizabeth talk about the dangers of distracted driving.