Great American Road Trips and Books to Go On the Road – Clay Jenkinson
The Not Old Better Show, Smithsonian Associates Interview Series
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Some good country road trip music for you today. And, that appropriate because we are going to be talking about Great American Road Trips. Welcome to the Not Old Better Show. I’m Paul Vogelzang, and as part of our Smithsonian Associates Art Of Living interview series, we have an excellent interview with Award-winning historian, author, and public humanities scholar Clay Jenkinson. Clay Jenkinson will be presenting at the Smithsonian Associates via Zoom on June 29, and the title of Clay Jenkinson’s presentation is Road Trips, Road Books and Unforgettable Journeys.
Just in time for summer, and post-pandemic, we are all in the mood for travel, and road trips are so popular, particularly in the US. We’ll talk to Clay Jenkinson about why we love road trips, some great road trips, that are less traveled, why we are so restless a society, and what is so compelling about travel stories, what do we learn about history, culture, and society through the road trips and travel, along with a suggested ‘post pandemic’ travel schedule like? Where do you want to go, and who will you take along? This will be a fun show, with some great ideas for you.
Award-winning historian, author, and public humanities scholar Clay Jenkinson introduces us to his themes and structures of the literature of the road trip ideas, and even some great road trip books. We’ll examine passages from several road classics, and explores the theme of restlessness in American history. Clay Jenkinson has traveled the Lewis and Clark Trail by plane (including an F-16 jet), by canoe, and by automobile, and he twice hiked the entire length of the Little Missouri River between Devils Tower and central North Dakota.
My thanks to Clay Jenkinson. Clay Jenkinson will be presenting at the Smithsonian Associates via Zoom on June 29, and the title of Clay Jenkinson’s presentation is Road Trips, Road Books and Unforgettable Journeys. Hopefully, today’s show will give you some ideas to keep in mind when thinking about summer travel road trips. My thanks to the Smithsonian team for all they do to support the show. My thanks to you, my wonderful Not Old Better Show audience …be safe, and remember let’s Talk About Better. The Not Old Better Show. Thanks, everybody.
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