Join Nancy J. Reid and Lisa D. Smith, the mother-daughter travel team and publishers of Big Blend Magazines, for Big Blend Radio’s Vacation Station Travel Show with award-winning author Michael Karl Witzel who discusses his latest book, ‘Strange 66: Myth, Mystery, Mayhem and Other Weirdness on Route 66.’ Published by Voyageur Press and available on Amazon, ‘Strange 66’ takes a look beyond the all-American sheen to the seedy, creepy, and just plain weird stories behind America's most famous highway, the one and only Mother Road. The book also explores the people that passed through the region, the memorable offbeat structures and attractions along Route 66, as well as roadside tributes and monuments.
Michael Karl Witzel is a photographer, historian and folklorist devoted to American roadside culture. An award-winning author, he has penned several books, including American Drive-In, The American Gas Station, The Sparkling Story of Coca-Cola, Cruisin': Car Culture in America, and The American Diner.
Featured music is ‘Indrid Cold’ from the album ‘Never Trust the Living’ by Johnny Mastro & Mama’s Boys. This episode is sponsored by the International Food Wine & Travel Writers Association (IFWTWA), a global network of journalists who cover the hospitality and lifestyle fields, and the people who promote them.