Episodes

LIFE IS A HIGHWAY…

ARE YOU INTERESTED IN EXPLORING ACTIVITIES BEYOND THE ORDINARY?

Awesome. Welcome to Highway Highlights, a podcast that tells inspirational stories, uncovers hidden gems and unlocks a destination’s secrets. We’ll go beyond typical tourist activities and explore a destination’s history, traditions, food, art, and culture, all while supporting BIPOC and local businesses.

The Miracles Of Trois-Rivières with Jean-Philippe Marcotte | 03

A Beacon of Hope: Experience the awe-inspiring miracles that have drawn pilgrims to Trois-Rivières for over a century!

Discover the hidden gem of Trois-Rivières, the second oldest French city in North America after Quebec City, nestled at the confluence of the St. Lawrence River and the St. Mauricie River. Explore the local focus on food and drink, with great restaurants and cafes reminiscent of European charm. Uncover the rich history, including religious sites like Ursuline shrines and miraculous events. Join host Christopher Rutter on Highway Highlights as he shares inspirational stories and destination secrets from this enchanting Mauritian region.

Want to visit Trois-RIvieres? Learn More HERE:
Things To Do In Trois-Rivières, Quebec | A Weekend Guide To The Mauricie Region –  https://roadtripontario.ca/things-to-do-in-trois-rivieres/

Best Things To Do In Trois-Rivières: Enjoy a Fun Weekend in Mauricie, Québechttps://rudderlesstravel.com/things-to-do-in-trois-rivieres/ 


Discovering Indigeneity Through Chocolate with Chef Tammy Maki of Raven Rising | 02

Discover the unique charm of Sudbury, a mining town in Canada known for its nickel production and stunning nature. Join the host as he explores the town, including a visit to Raven Rising Global Indigenous Chocolates where Chef Tammy shares her fascinating journey of incorporating Indigenous heritage into her chocolate making. Tune in to this episode of Highway Highlights for more inspiring travel stories and interviews.

This episode came in 2nd Place for the 2024 Best Indigenous Experience In Canada Story Award at the Travel Media Association of Canada Awards!

Visit Greater Sudbury HERE:
Discover Things To Do In Sudbury Ontario | A Fun-Filled Weekend Destinationhttps://roadtripontario.ca/things-to-do-in-sudbury-ontario/


Miniature Marvels: The Story Behind Little Canada with Founder Jean Louis Brenninkmeijer | 01

Discover the enchanting world of miniatures and model railways in this episode of Highway Highlights. Join Christopher Rudder as he explores the magic of Little Canada in Toronto, sitting down with Jean-Louis, Founder and Chief Visionary Officer, to uncover the inspiration behind this miniature wonderland. From the meticulous attention to detail to the nostalgic feeling of being a kid again, listeners will be transported to a world where imagination knows no bounds.


Calling Shotgun! An Invitation To Highway Highlights | 00

Highway Highlights is a podcast hosted by Christopher Ruder, a travel expert who takes listeners on purposeful travel adventures beyond typical tourist activities. In each episode, Christopher uncovers hidden gems, shares inspirational stories, and explores a destination’s history, traditions, food, art, and culture while supporting BIPOC and local businesses.

The podcast features diverse guests, including historians, chefs, artists, nature lovers, and community leaders, shedding light on the heart of local communities.

Join Christopher on this journey off the beaten path to experience laughter, mishaps, emotional tales, and unforgettable journeys. Life is a highway, and this podcast invites you to get off it and discover the magic of travel.

Life is a Highway: Stories of Laughter, Mishaps, and Unforgettable Journeys


ABOUT THE PODCAST

Highway Highlights, a podcast that tells inspirational stories, uncovers hidden gems, and unlocks a destination’s secrets.

I am Christopher Rudder, a road trip, day trip, and all-around travel expert and content creator in the travel and tourism space.

Highway Highlights will take us on purposeful travel adventures. Together, we’ll experience laughter, mishaps, emotional stories, hidden gems, and unforgettable journeys. We’ll go beyond typical tourist activities and explore a destination’s history, traditions, food, art, and culture, all while supporting BIPOC and local businesses. We’ll speak with diverse individuals, from historians, chefs, and artists to nature lovers, community leaders and small, family-owned businesses, the backbone of any local community.

Life is a higway…But If You Don’t Get Off It Every Now And Then, You’re Missing The Magic!