Join Thomas and Becky Repp as they team up with Gary Mantz to bring you a new road trip adventure each week. American Road Trip Talk is your chance to discover the backroads that embody true Americana. As the owners and producers of award-winning American Road magazine, Thomas and Becky want your future road trip to be both interesting and exciting. By teaming up with veteran radio broadcaster, Gary Mantz, they offer up valuable road trip planning information.


Latest Episodes

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…

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,…

Hot Springs National Park Turns 100

Ashley Waymouth is a park ranger and the Anniversary Coordinator for Hot Springs National Park. In this episode, we’ll be exploring natural features of the park, its social history and…

Mount 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….

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….

Going Mobile: COVID-Safe Auto Tours in 2021

Frequent “Trip Talk” contributor Erika Nelson is back, this time with lots to share about COVID-safe roadside attractions. Included are Butch Anthony’s drive through museum in Alabama; the Enchanted Highway…

Last Cop Standing- Hank Garrett And “Car 54”

Classic TV actor Hank Garrett joins us for a round of nostalgic talk about his improbable rise from childhood poverty in Harlem to a rewarding life in Hollywood. Mr. Garrett…